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Friday, March 9, 2018

Marching On

Hi friends! I want to share my March wreath with you finally. I did finish this on Monday, but, well, I have not been up to posting until today.
I stitched this one over one on 25 ct white Zweigart Dublin linen with the called for DMC. If you would like to stitch this pattern also, the pattern is available HERE

I am now stitching the April wreath. I am trying to get ahead. My disk replacement surgery is on the 15th. I am not allowed to stitch for TWO WEEKS following the surgery! I want to stay on my "stitching  schedule". I also designed my April poodle and stitched her already.😘
The Last Rajah (Kellogg and Watt Book 2) by [Mazzeo, George]
I read The Last Rajah, book number two in the Kellogg and Watt series by our friend George Mazzeo!! I really enjoyed this book. The history lessons within were so very interesting. I had quite the chuckle at the end and I told George so!😉
In the post-war South Pacific, pilot Duke Kellogg, co-pilot, Edwina “Eddie” Watt, and flight mechanic Nick Minetti, once again, find themselves up to their necks in mystery and intrigue. A harrowing emergency landing on a search and rescue mission leaves the crew of “The Deuce” stranded in a remote rain forest in central Borneo. There they must contend with treachery, headhunters, and a rogue Japanese patrol. Will they find the missing heir to the Rajah’s throne? Will they solve the mystery of the blue diamond? Will they escape with their lives? With time running out and the odds stacked against them, the crew must use all their skills to survive their search for The Last Rajah.
Quite a while ago our friend Cindy showed one of the neat Starbuck's mugs she got from Target. Cindy mentioned she does not drink coffee. I do not either, so I never go to Starbuck's, but it never occurred to me that I could pick up a Wisconsin mug from the Starbuck's within our Target. Thanks for the idea Cindy!😊
Thank you for stopping by my friends. I want to thank each and every one of you who sends me notes of encouragement. The surgery is coming up quick now. I am glad! The pain is constant and intense now. I am praying for complete relief. Please join me in prayer?

Stitching and praying,
Vickie

35 comments:

Brigitte said...

Oh, it's so beautiful, your little tulip wreath.
I will be thinking of you, Vickie, and I just hope that surgery will give you complete pain relief.

Manuela said...

Hello Vickie
the little tulip wreath looks great.
I wish you all the best for your surgery and that you finally get rid of the pain.
Have a nice weekend.

Lesley said...

Your March wreath is so pretty Vickie.I do so hope your surgery will give you complete freedom from pain.

MartinaM said...

Hi Vickie,
The small wreath looks beautiful, the tulips fit very well. And the cup is very special, if you do not drink coffee, you can drink tea from it. Or just set up as a decoration.
I'll keep my fingers crossed for your surgery and pray for you, that'll be all right.
Big Hugs my friend, Martina

Margaret said...

Been catching up on your posts. Love Murphy the poodle! Love your tulip wreath! Two weeks with no stitching! Yikes! But it will be worth it. I've been keeping you in my prayers. We just got power (electricity) back on yesterday at 5pm (Thursday the 8th). We lost power last Friday (March 2) around 2:30 pm. Yes, that's right. No power through the second nor'easter. This week has been no picnic! So yes, I'm catching up with you now. :D Hang in there, my friend.

marly said...

What a beautiful little wreath. Very shortly you will be home recovering, pain free!

Mary said...

Vickie, I couldn't put down George's second book, had me on the edge of my seat!! Hopefully a 3rd will be coming out!! Love your wreath, thanks for the link.
I'm praying for you that your surgery will end all this horrible pain you are in. I never go to Starbuck's either but will look for the cup in Target, thanks for the heads up.

Angela Tucker said...

Good morning, Vickie. Love those tulips! I am in awe when you stitch one over one. I've only done it a few times and I am really not very good at it. LOL

I wrote your name on my calendar...I'm up at 4 am, I'll start chatting with God early...

Justine said...

What a lovely wreath Vickie. You're in my prayers xx

LaNelle said...

Gorgeous wreath Vickie...such beautiful colors 🌷 I’m saying prayers you have a wonderful outcome from your surgery many blessings🕊

Annie said...

Your wreath is very pretty. Wishing you all the best on the upcoming surgery. Hope that being stitching-deprived is the worst part that you have to deal with.
Sending big hugs your way.

Robin in Virginia said...

Vickie, your wreath is darling in its spring colors. You continue to be in my thoughts and prayers. Your surgery is almost here and I am praying that it will help reduce your pain once your body mends.

Halland House Gifts said...

How in the world you stitch at all with intense headaches—and over one no less—I’ll never know. Got you in my calendar for surgery—praying you through.

Jackie said...

Love your March wreath!

I'm wishing you all the best with your surgery! You've been in such pain of some sort for so long. It's your time to feel better! Many hugs!

Kaisievic said...

Good luck with the surgery, Vickie - I hope that all goes well. Pretty stitching and thanks for the book review. My DS1 and DDIL live in Brunei on the island of Borneo - I hope that they are not having as harrowing a time as the heroes of your novel!

Stasi said...

The March wreath is springing with tulips--love it!
Will be thinking of you over the next few days/weeks and hping all goes well with the surgery.

Vicki said...

Fervently praying for complete healing for you.

diamondc said...

Hello Vickie: I am so happy you are so close to surgery and relief.
Love the wreath it is so pretty.
I am waiting for the books that George wrote and hope they arrive soon.
Love the mug.

Blessings
Catherine

rosey175 said...

What a lovely wreath! I see they are not daffodils after all so I don't feel too terrible about missing out on the freebies. I like tulips but daffodowndillies are The Best! Perhaps it was April's though...

I also do not drink coffee (too bitter, yuck!) but that cup is adorable. I wonder if there are ones for each state? I have seen the cities versions online.

G'luck on your surgery! It will go splendidly and you will be so much better and then your needles will really be on fire!

Barb said...

Your little wreath is just beautiful. My prayers will be with you. I have a book suggestion. I just finished The Chilbury Ladies' Choir by Jennifer Ryan. A WW2 story that I wish could go on much longer. I absolutely loved the story!! A good recovery read!!

Pam in IL said...

Your wreath is lovely! Such pretty colors and so springy. I'm sorry you're in such pain and praying for you and that your surgery will be successful.

Jenny said...

Good Morning Vickie....

Aren’t George’s books wonderful? I am so thankful for the friendship that we share as well!

Your wreath is just lovely and how organized you are to stay on your stitching schedule! I am anxiously awaiting your new poodle! You have such talent my dear friend!

I don’t drink coffee either but the rest of my family does and so Starbucks has been a familiar place on occasion. ( I do love their tea however...lol) Last Christmas Scott and Emily found me an adorable Fox mug ( yes I do love the cute little fox) so many cups of morning tea have been enjoyed in this mug! I hope you enjoy yours as much too!

I am praying every day that this surgery will take away this awful pain! I am hoping so much it does! Two weeks without stitching? I see a lot of books in your future...lol!

Sending hugs and love my dear friend!


Lili said...

So very pretty stitching, Vickie! I love tulips!

I hope that the surgery will give you complete pain relief. Thinking of you! Big hugs!

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

The Tulip Wreath is gorgeous, perfect for Spring. I do not grow tulips, the deer eat them all!

I do hope the surgery goes well, not long to wait now.

Andrea said...

A gorgeous tulip wreath for March.

Weronika said...

Your stitching is wonderful. I hope your surgery will go well. I hope You will feel much better soon.

Honeybee said...

Vickie, I'll be keeping you in my prayers for the 15th and for your recovery. I wish the best for you, dear!

Carol said...

Well, the big week has arrived, Vickie, and I'm sure you are counting the hours until your surgery on Thursday. I will be praying for you and your surgeon and I know how relieved you'll be when it's over. The waiting and worrying is often the worst part of something medical, isn't it. Hang in there and don't worry about not being able to stitch. The most important thing is to rest and treat yourself well :)

Lovely tulip wreath--I do love them so much! Sending you a big hug and wishing you the best on your big day... ♥♥♥

Julie said...

Your March wreath is very pretty.
{{hugs] to you Vicki for the surgery later this week xx

Carolien said...

Joining you in prayer for sure ... and what a lovely wreath you made!

FlashinScissors said...

Your March wreath is truly beautiful!
Love the mug.
Wishing you well for your surgery.
Hugs,
Barbara xx

RJ said...

Love your tulip wreath Vickie...it is so pretty and perfect for Spring. Thank you for reading George's book. You made his day when I read your review to him. You are such a sweet friend to me.

I have you in my daily prayers for a most successful operation and that the pain will subside afterwards. Big hugs being sent your way. RJ

moreofhim said...

Absolutely praying for you, Vickie!

Love your March wreath and can't wait to see your April poodle. I am going to stitch all your poodles, too, but haven't been quite up to much stitching the last couple of weeks. I'll share them on my blog when I do and let you know.

Blessings to you, my friend!

Julie

Beth said...

Pretty wreath and a charming mug!

Bethan said...

Such a beautiful piece. I hope your surgery goes well and alleviates the pain you are in x