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Monday, June 4, 2018

Stash

Hi friends! No, I do not have the finish to share with you today. I am soooooo close to a finish. I do have a bit of stash to share with you. I spied this book on ebay very cheap so I snatched it up!
There are many patterns by Gerda Bengsston and Ida Winckler also within.💕

I have plans to get these patterns stitched up ?this year?

My dear friend Jenny mentioned she was reading The Missing Manuscript of Jane Austen by Syrie James, and I realized this was a book I missed reading! So I got it from my library and read it. Oh is it good! I must say, I was leery of the author's ability to write a book within her own book that was supposed to be a long lost Jane Austen book. I doubted that the writing style would match that of Jane's and the quality would be poor. I was pleasantly surprised.
The minute I saw the letter, I knew it was hers. There was no mistaking it: the salutation, the tiny, precise handwriting, the date, the content itself, all confirmed its ancient status and authorship…
Samantha McDonough cannot believe her eyes--or her luck. Tucked in an uncut page of a two-hundred-year old poetry book is a letter she believes was written by Jane Austen, mentioning with regret a manuscript that "went missing at Greenbriar in Devonshire." Could there really be an undiscovered Jane Austen novel waiting to be found? Could anyone resist the temptation to go looking for it?

Making her way to the beautiful, centuries-old Greenbriar estate, Samantha finds it no easy task to sell its owner, the handsome yet uncompromising Anthony Whitaker, on her wild idea of searching for a lost Austen work--until she mentions its possible million dollar value.

After discovering the unattributed manuscript, Samantha and Anthony are immediately absorbed in the story of Rebecca Stanhope, daughter of a small town rector, who is about to encounter some bittersweet truths about life and love. As they continue to read the newly discovered tale from the past, a new one unfolds in the present--a story that just might change both of their lives forever.
Since I no longer have a garden, I miss my pansies the most! They are my favorite flower. So I bought some and planted them in my poodle planters and placed them on our window sills! Here is a picture of one planter with very dark pink pansies.
More physical therapy today with Bridget. Then stitch, stitch, stitch! Tomorrow Brian can work on me here at home!

Thank you so much for your many, many kind words on my little Mabel pattern.

I hope you have a fantastic week my friends! Thank you for stopping by.

A soft answer turns away wrath, But a harsh word stirs up anger.  Proverbs 15:1

Stitching and praying,
Vickie

21 comments:

Beth said...

I thought I had oodles of L*K patterns, but I only have one of the three you are thinking of stitching!

MartinaM said...

Hi vickie
what a pity that you no longer have a garden, but your pansies are doing great in this pot, I have not seen it like this before.
Hugs Martina

Manuela said...

Hello Vickie,
wonderful patterns. Happy Stitching.
Your pink pansies looks great.
Have a nice new week.
Hugs, Manuela

Beth in IL said...

Your pansies are pretty! I am off to weed my garden this morning. Don't want the weeds to take over!

Robin in Virginia said...

Vickie, your pansies are gorgeous. What a good find on the needlework book. Enjoy your week!

Jenny said...

Good Morning Vickie....

What pretty patterns ☺️ Isn’t it fun to plan ahead what you will love to stitch? I’m not doing a lot of stitching at the moment but that doesn’t stop me from looking at patterns and dreaming...lol. I have been dreaming about quilts though...grins...I also am missing my Amish friends so I need to get back to them as well lol.

I’m so glad you enjoyed the book. I was pleasantly surprised as well. I have loved the books that I have read by Syrie James.

Sending lots of hugs and love your way. Prayers are going up for physical therapy today. Another busy day awaits.....

Have a good day my dear friend ❤️

Jenny said...

I also wanted to let you know how much I love your pansies! They look precious in your poodle on the windowsill! I had to smile because when I read what you were doing I immediately thought of my Anne of Green Gables books because she used to grow geraniums in her windows...lol! Hugs again dear friend!

Vicki said...

Your pansies look so pretty in the window!

gracie said...

Just playing catch up on blogs. Love your pansy pot. As always your poodle stitching is fantastic. Keep up The good work with your therapy.

Linda said...

Love your new stash Vickie.

Linda

Barb said...

That sounds like another wonderful book!!I love all those cute patterns!! And the flower, so pretty and what a cute planter.

Carol said...

Oh, I've been thinking how much you must miss your garden, Vickie--and now you can even go out into the sun. But, your pansies are delightful in the poodle planter :)

That does sound like a good book--will have to check it out. I'm enjoying "We Were the Lucky Ones" right now!

Ann at Beadlework. said...

The Danish books have some lovely designs in them Vickie, I've collected them over the years.

Penny said...

New stash is a good thing especially when you find a good deal. : ) And aren't your pansies so pretty in that adorable planter! Loved your June poodle design, too!

butterfly said...

I really love Lovely pansies , and the pot is lovely .

Great book and charts .

Enjoy your week . Happy Birthday your gift will be a little late I will post tomorrow .

Lesley said...

I love your Pansy planter:) What great finds your books are.

Lili said...

Lovely new stash, Vickie! I have stitched one of that LK designs! They are so much fun to stitch!

Your pansies are beautiful! And that pot is amazing! ;)

Have a lovely day!

Brigitte said...

I love these old patterns by Gerda Bengtsson very much.You sometimes find them on ebay. That's a great book you found.

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

Nice stash. I stitched the L*K Easter one a couple of years back.
Love the pansies too. Could you have a window box?

Lynda Ruth Bowers said...

love your stitching and the vase with the pansys in it. Pink Poodle love

Mary H said...

Those are some cute charts! Have fun with them! And I love your potted pansies in the window!