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Friday, December 22, 2017

I Am Blessed

Hi friends! I can share with you the ornament that I stitched up for our friend Gracie since she has received it. This is from the 2015 JCS  Christmas Ornaments Issue. The pattern is called Very Merry Christmas by Medina Originals. I stitched this with the called for DMC, but I stitched it one over one instead of two over two. I used 28ct Deep Teal linen.
This little cutie is backed with the fabric you see it lying on.

Let me share with you the gift that our friend June has sent me from England.
The beautiful pink icicle is hanging on our tree June. Thank you!😘

I want to also show you the sweet PINK needlebook that Stasi created for me. This is not even every page.😉
Thank you so much Stasi!😍
I recently finished reading The Ghost of Christmas Past: A Molly Murphy Mystery by Rhys Bowen. I enjoy this series and this was a fun read.
Semi-retired private detective Molly Murphy Sullivan is suffering from depression after a miscarriage following her adventure in San Francisco during the earthquake of 1906. She and her husband, Daniel, are invited for Christmas at a mansion on the Hudson, and they gratefully accept, expecting a peaceful and relaxing holiday season. Not long after they arrive, however, they start to feel the tension in the house’s atmosphere. Then they learn that the host couple's young daughter wandered out into the snow ten years ago and was never seen again. Molly can identify with the mother's pain at never knowing what happened to her child and wants to help, but there is so little to go on. No ransom note. No body ever found. But Molly slowly begins to suspect that the occupants of the house know more than they are letting on. Then, on Christmas Eve, there is a knock at the door and a young girl stands there. "I'm Charlotte," she says. "I've come home."
I am hoping to bake some Christmas cookies today. I am still stitching a Christmas present for Madeleine. Other than that, everything else is done for Christmas.

Thank you for taking a bit of your time during this busy season to visit with me. I am so glad you did. Have a blessed Christmas my friends. 

Stitching and praying,
I gave Little Henry his Christmas haircut.


Manuela said...

Wonderful gifts arrived from your friends.
My daughter will bake some cookies, today.
I wish you and your family a Merry and blessful Christmas.
Hugs, Manuela

MartinaM said...

Hi Vicky,
a nice gift for Gracie, a great finish.
The pink icicle looks great, June had a great idea. But also the needle book is something special.
Little Henry is already done - now Christmas can come.
I wish you and your family a magical, beautiful and contemplative Christmas.
Big Hugs, Martina

Stasi said...

The little tree ornament is so sweet; I love the pom-pom trim! And the pink icicle has a lovely glow! Have fun with the cookies!

Honeybee said...

Henry's Christmas haircut... *swoon!* :O)

Robin in Virginia said...

What a dapper fellow that Henry in his Christmas cut! The ornament you created is darling and the gifts you received are lovely. Enjoy your weekend, Vickie!

gracie said...

I love my ornament...although there is hardly anything on the tree this year, your gifted ornament is right there. Thank you. Henry looks dapper.

Terri said...

Merry Christmas to you and yours!!

Parsley said...

Lovely ornie. And your Henry is adorable.

Stitchy Mc Floss said...

Little Henry (and all your fur babies) always makes me smile. I thin Henry has a look on his little face like, "What can I get into now?" So adorable. Love your stitchy finish and all the gifts you rec'd from sweet friends. Wishing you and yours most Merry Christmas sweet friend. ((hugs))

Lili said...

What a sweet ornament, Vickie!
wonderful gifts, the needlebook is adorable!
Oh, Henry have a new look! :) How pretty!

Merry Christmas, Vickie!

Purple Pixie Dust said...

Have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. hugs

Justine said...

Henry looks so smart! What beautiful gifts you've received, and sent too! The teal fabric is so pretty.
Hope you all have a lovely Christmas!

Carol said...

Perfect pink presents for you, Vickie! And a very sweet ornament--love the fabric you stitched it on :)

Aww... Henry looks so spiffy! Merry Christmas to you and your entire family, Vickie!

KimM said...

Beautiful gifts, given and received, June! Happy Christmas.

KimM said...

Geez, Vickie! I called you “June”....sorry.....😱but, then again, both you and June are the sweetest.....

Andrea said...

A beautiful gift for Gracie. You have received some wonderful gifts too.

Wishing you and yours a wonderful festive season.

marly said...

Lovely gifts on both sides. Hope you are feeling a bit better! Merry Christmas to you and your family.

laceystitcher said...

Best wishes for many blessings in the coming year. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

Jenny said...

Hi Vickie...

What a lovely ornament you made for your friend! The little tree is just adorable and I love how you finished it! Awesome as usual :)

What lovely gifts you received! Isn’t it wonderful to have handmade treasures as gifts? These are just beautiful! Enjoy my dear friend!

This sounds like another wonderful series to check out! Thank you for sharing! I just finished Shepherds Abiding by Jan Karon! I love that book so much and Father Tim painting and restoring the manger scene is so!

I am still stitching away....Merry Christmas my dear friend!

Hugs and love to you!

rosey175 said...

Wonderful gifts both received and given! I like the fabric you stitched on for Gracie's ornament. And the needlebook is a really interesting style; I haven't seen one like that before!

I hope you achieved your cookie baking today. After tonight's last batch, I think I am FINALLY done.

Beth said...

Wonderful gifts Vickie!

Sweet Sue said...

merry christmas sweet friend, sending wishes of wellness for you in 2018. xo

RJ said...

Such a beautiful post Vickie! You received such lovely gifts and I know you will treasure them. Your gift to Gracie was so pretty too. Have a lovely and blessed Christmas with your family. RJ

Brigitte said...

You made such a lovely gift for Gracie. She will be so pleased. And all the gifts you received from your friends are just so thoughtful. Enjoy.
Wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas!

The Knitting Cross Stitcher said...

What special gifts you received Vickie and yours to Gracie is special too.
Henry looks very smart in his photo ;)

Vicki said...

Merry Christmas, Vickie, to you and your family!

Anne said...

Such beautiful gifts sent and received! I remember those days! Just popping by to say hello and to send you a big hug! Anne

Margaret said...

How lovely to receive gifts from your friends! Hope you are having a wonderful holiday season!

Palkó said...

Hello Vickie,
I wish you and your family a beautiful, blessed Christmas.

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

The ornie is so beautiful, over one stitching really is gorgeous!
Lovely gift from June too, so much thought has gone into that little book.
Henry looks so cute with his new haircut.
Enjoy your Christmas!

Mii Stitch said...

The little ornament you have made and sent to Gracie is so sweet! Wishing you a Happy Christmas and a Prosperous New Year.

Julie said...

I hope you have enjoyed a lovely Christmas Vickie. I've enjoyed my catch up read, lovely ornaments you have been making.
Dennys angel is lovely, what a treasure that is for Gracie's friends.
Hope all went ok at the MRI today
Love and blessings xx

Carolien said...

Dear Vickie,

I am catching up with lots of blogs, I'm sorry I'm so far behind. It was a little crazy around here in December (as ever, I must admit).
So sad to read that you have such shoulder/neck problems. I hope they can help you soon. Another stone on your road. I am praying for sure.

I hope you had a nice and merry Christmas time nevertheless.
Loved to see your stitches and perfectly 'hairdressed' Henry ;)

Take care, my friend.
Hugs, Carolien

Astrids dragon said...

Both ornaments look great and the needlebook is awesome!
I hope you got to make your cookies and had a wonderful Christmas.