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Monday, March 12, 2018

You Are Loved

Hi friends! I stitched on the April wreath over the weekend, but did not finish it. What I did finish was 13 Quilted Hearts.
I went with Madeleine and placed 5 of them so far out in the neighborhood. I will be doing more  in the next few days before I am home bound after my surgery on Thursday.

I read Enchantress of Numbers: A Novel of Ada Lovelace by Jennifer Chiaverini. I read ALL of Jennnifer's books because they are excellent. This historical fiction book is about Lord Byron's only legitimate child. While it was interesting, and I learned quite a bit, there was a LOT in the middle that dragged for me. I know that had to do with the subject matter. MATH. Ada was a math genius, I am... NOT!
New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Chiaverini illuminates the life of Ada Byron King, Countess of Lovelace—Lord Byron's daughter and the world's first computer progammer. 
The only legitimate child of Lord Byron, the most brilliant, revered, and scandalous of the Romantic poets, Ada was destined for fame long before her birth. But her mathematician mother, estranged from Ada's infamous and destructively passionate father, is determined to save her only child from her perilous Byron heritage. Banishing fairy tales and make-believe from the nursery, Ada’s mother provides her daughter with a rigorous education grounded in mathematics and science. Any troubling spark of imagination—or worse yet, passion or poetry—is promptly extinguished. Or so her mother believes.

When Ada is introduced into London society as a highly eligible young heiress, she at last discovers the intellectual and social circles she has craved all her life. Little does she realize how her exciting new friendship with Charles Babbage—the brilliant, charming, and occasionally curmudgeonly inventor of an extraordinary machine, the Difference Engine—will define her destiny.

Enchantress of Numbers unveils the passions, dreams, and insatiable thirst for knowledge of a largely unheralded pioneer in computing—a young woman who stepped out of her father’s shadow to achieve her own laurels and champion the new technology that would shape the future.
Well, I will be finishing the April wreath this week. You will hear from me one more time this week before my surgery on Thursday friends.

Thank you for stopping by today. I appreciate your friendship! Have a super week!

Stitching and praying,


Carolien said...

Such a sweet gesture!

Have a great day & I will be thinking of you on Thursday!

Hugs, Carolien

The Knitting Cross Stitcher said...

How lovely for those who find your hearts.

FlashinScissors said...

A lovely idea!
I will be thinking of you on Thursday Vickie.
Many hugs,
Barbara xx

Carol said...

You will certainly brighten the days of those who find these lovely hearts, Vickie--what a delightful idea :) Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers for Thursday!

Mary said...

Vickie, I think the heart idea is such a lovely one and that you have made so many while in so much pain says so much the lovely person you are. You are in my thoughts and prayers and I pray that you get full relief on Thursday with the surgery. I will certainly be thinking of you. Hugs, Mary

Margaret said...

I love how you spread love in your town. You are such a giving person! I read the Ada Lovelace book too, and agree. It dragged. I think it somehow became too much of a history book and thus started to plod. But it was interesting overall. Not long now till your surgery. Hang in there! You know I'm thinking of you and praying.

Cindy's Stitching said...

The hearts are pretty. Prayers sent for a speedy recovery.🌻🌻🌻

Stitchy Mc Floss said...

So sweet. You are in my prayers sweet friend. ((hugs))

Robin in Virginia said...

What a kind and thoughtful gesture with placing your hearts in the community! Continuing to lift you up prayer especially as your surgery nears. Thinking of you!

Stasi said...

Your quilted hearts are so sweet and the thought behind them is lovely. I'm thinking of you as you head into your surgery Thursday and waiting to hear the good results.
Take care!

Jenny said...

I absolutely love your quilted hearts Vickie. I think it is a beautiful way to touch peoples lives!

Hooray!!! Your week is here! Extra prayers are already going up for you my friend!

Sending hugs and love your way!

Justine said...

What a lovely idea Vickie. I hope you manage to finish your wreath before your two week's rest from stitching.

butterfly said...

You are a sweet angel Vickie .
Lovely hearts .
I will be thinking of you hugs .

diamondc said...

Hi Vickie: What a sweet thing to do, spreading love throughout the neighborhood is such a sweet idea.
Thank-you for the information on the book.
Praying your surgery is perfect in everyway.


RJ said...

Love your little hearts and how you give them out to people in the neighborhood. You are such a sweet and kind person. I am thinking about you and praying for a successful operation on Thursday. I just know you are going to do very well. Hugs, RJ

Clare-Aimetu said...

Such super hearts and such a kind hearted jesture - sending positive hugs for Thursday

Barb said...

The little hearts are so cute! You will be in my prayers on Thurs.

Penny said...

Those hearts are such a lovely idea and such a kind thing for you and your daughter to do, Vickie. I am so hopeful for your upcoming surgery and have you in my thoughts and prayers each day. Hugs.

Lillie said...

What a sweet gesture with your little hearts.
I will be thinking of you, take care

MartinaM said...

Hi Vickie,
The little hearts are cute, and certainly a nice, nice gift idea. I'm thrilled how much you read, unfortunately I feel like a little bit of the time and I'm only in the evening for a short time, so it will take longer then until I've made a book.
Hugs Martina

Terri said...

I'll be thinking of you! Please post and let us know how you are as soon as you're able. Good luck!!!

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

Those hearts are such a wonderful idea.

Hope it all goes well on Thursday.

Julie said...

There'll be lots of happy people in your neighbourhood.
Big (cuddle) xx

Lili said...

Very beautiful hearts, Vickie!

Sending a lots of hugs!!

moreofhim said...

You have such a sweet heart in making these hearts and leaving them for others to find! I can just imagine the joy others feel when they get one. :)

Prayers for your surgery and for God's hand to be on you and the surgeon for a perfect, pain-free outcome!


Kaisievic said...

Love your sweet hearts, such a lovely idea.

Kaisievic said...

P.S. Good luck with your surgery.