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Monday, April 23, 2018

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Hi friends! Thank you for your sweet comments on my last post. You brighten my day!

Today I have the May wreath to share with you.
This is supposed to be a wreath of carnations. There sure are a WIDE variety of carnations. To me this looks a lot more like the "pinks" in the carnation family. Or the Dianthus  you would get from a garden center to plant in your garden bed.
This beauty can be found HERE. At the end of the post you can read it is for sale. I got the chart when it was offered for free.😉
I stitched this one over one with the called for DMC on 25ct white Zweigart Dublin linen.
I came across an audio book by an author I never heard of and decided to give it a try. The book was pretty good, but not excellent. The Girl Who Wrote in Silk by Kelli Estes was very interesting for the historical story. She tells of the Chinese people being banished from the Northwest. She also tells a modern love story at the same time. I preferred the historical fiction part.
"The Girl Who Wrote in Silk is a beautiful story that brought me to tears more than once, and was a testament to the endurance of the human spirit and the human heart. A powerful debut that proves the threads that interweave our lives can withstand time and any tide, and bind our hearts forever."-Susanna Kearsley, New York Times bestselling author
Inspired by true events, Kelli Estes's brilliant and atmospheric debut serves as a poignant tale of two women determined to do the right thing, and the power of our own stories.
The smallest items can hold centuries of secrets...
Inara Erickson is exploring her deceased aunt's island estate when she finds an elaborately stitched piece of fabric hidden in the house. As she peels back layer upon layer of the secrets it holds, Inara's life becomes interwoven with that of Mei Lein, a young Chinese girl mysteriously driven from her home a century before. Through the stories Mei Lein tells in silk, Inara uncovers a tragic truth that will shake her family to its core ― and force her to make an impossible choice.
I am now stitching a Margaret Sherry cat for my mom.😺 Her birthday is coming up. Lots of little stitches in this kitty! wOw!🤪

I have mentioned in the past that I do not watch TV, and I do not. Yesterday Jacob showed me this on YouTube. Have you seen this?! Father Ray Kelly on Britian's Got Talent. Oh my! If you have not, watch it! I have watched it twice so far and cried both times.😭

That's it for today friends. I thank you once again for stopping by and taking the time to comment. You're the best! ♥ May every minute of this day be blessed by the Lord.

Stitching and praying,
Vickie

26 comments:

Manuela said...

Hello Vickie,
the new wreath looks wonderful. So pretty colours.
Best wishes Manuela

MartinaM said...

Hi Vickie,
I really like the new wreath, and I also like carnations very much.
I've recently seen some in my favorite color - orange. Glorious.
Hugs Martina

Barb said...

Your wreath is so pretty. Love the colors in it.

Robin in Virginia said...

Congratulations on your May wreath finish! It looks nice and springy. I love carnations; they are about the only flowers that don't bother my allergies. Enjoy your day and week, Vickie!

Vicki said...

Wow, that performance was awesome. So heartfelt, so true, beautiful rendition of that song. Thank you for sharing!

Linda said...

Congrats on the cute finish Vickie.

Linda

Stasi said...

The May wreath is so you....pink!!!

diamondc said...

Hi Vickie: Your wreath is lovely, I really like the colors.
Thank-you for the link.
The video is amazing, thank-you for sharing with us.

Blessings
Catherine

Barb said...

The singing was just beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing it with us. Your May wreath was so petty!

marly said...

Thanks for the video, thoroughly enjoyed his soothing performance.

Carolien said...

Lovely stitches, Vickie, and yeahhhh pink! ;)

Have a great week, my friend!
Love Carolien

butterfly said...

Love the stitching and the singing just wonderful.

Brigitte said...

Such a lovely new wreath. And the flowers in it have wonderful colours.

moreofhim said...

Beautiful wreath, Vickie! You do such beautiful work. That video of the parish priest singing is so touching! I had to stop it a couple of times because it was making me cry. I love people who share their talents from their heart - just like you!

Blessings - Julie

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

The May Wreath is so pretty, I agree that they are more like Dianthus. Carnations were my favourite flower when I worked in the shop, I used to buy all the left over ones when they were reduced!

Lesley said...

Such a pretty wreath Vickie:)

Pam in IL said...

Your May wreath is so pretty! Thanks for sharing the video of Father Ray Kelly. Hoping and praying you're feeling better and better with each day.

Kaisievic said...

A very pretty May wreath, Vickie.

Babs said...

The wreath is beautiful. I first tought it were roses :)

Jackie said...

I love this months wreath! I love pinks and oranges together!

Beth said...

What a pretty wreath Vickie. Glad your health allows you to stitch.

Margaret said...

Love the wreath! But no, the flowers don't look like carnations. They were my mom's favorite flower.

Julie said...

Such pretty colours in this one.
xx

Carol said...

What a lovely wreath! Hang in there with the Margaret Sherry piece--they are so adorable when all finished up :)

Lili said...

Hi Vickie! Love the colours in your new wreath, it is so pretty!
Have fun stitching the cat for your mother!

Have a lovely day!

Astrids dragon said...

Oooh, your floral wreath looks so beautiful, I love all the pinks!