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Monday, September 24, 2018

October Wreath

Hi friends! Slowly but surely I have gotten the October wreath done for the cubby shelf. It is hard when I am only stitching for 10 minutes at a time due to this strained neck. Here it is.
The French designer, at Trésors de boîtes à couture says these are cyclamen. I am not feeling it. I still love this wreath. I think it is very pretty. If you like it also, you can find the pattern HERE.

I never did show you my September cubby shelf display and here September is almost over!🙄

Since we have moved to this apartment one year ago from our home, it has been a challenge for me to find SPACE to display my cross stitch. I know the time will come once our three young adult children move out, but I am not rushing that❣️ For now, space is at a premium around here. I had a light bulb moment the other day.💡 DUH! The top of the cubby shelf is another little shelf!
Okay, Did any of you read The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne? WOW. Just wow. You should read it. Really. This is a book you don't forget. A book with a lesson. An ending you are not expecting.
Berlin, 1942: When Bruno returns home from school one day, he discovers that his belongings are being packed in crates. His father has received a promotion and the family must move to a new house far, far away, where there is no one to play with and nothing to do. A tall fence stretches as far as the eye can see and cuts him off from the strange people in the distance.
 
But Bruno longs to be an explorer and decides that there must be more to this desolate new place than meets the eye. While exploring his new environment, he meets another boy whose life and circumstances are very different from his own, and their meeting results in a friendship that has devastating consequences.
I am working on designing a little October poodle now.😊

Thank you for your wonderful words of encouragement for myself and Scott and Jenny. Please keep praying for Scott, okay? There has been another complication and he must go back to City of Hope today. Thank you ever so much! God bless you my friends! What a wonderful blessing this cross stitch community is!

Have a fabulous week now. Til next time!

Stitching and praying,
Vickie
Madeleine's Fall Murphy

27 comments:

Aimetu Clare said...

Lovely wreath Vickie. Your September display is full of great things, thanks for sharing. The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas is a book I taught in school, it's such a great story that is not only written well but has such depth. I would say now you have read the book you should watch the film. Positive prayers for Scott.

Linda said...

That wreath is lovely Vickie. Your cubby shelf looks great.

Linda

Manuela said...

Your October wreath looks great.
I like your Cubby shelf.
Hugs, Manuela

Marilyn said...

Cute cubby.
Continued prayers for Scott & his family.
Marilyn

Carolien said...

Hi Vickie,

I love your display with the added shelf ;) The wreath is gorgeous as well.
Yes, we continue our prayers for Scott and Jenny, wel for everyone.

Hugs and have a good week,
Carolien

Margaret said...

Love the October wreath and your Septbember cubby and display. So pretty! John Boyne is such a good author. I haven't read that book yet, but I've read many of his other books. Prayers continue for you all.

Robin in Virginia said...

Vickie, you October wreath looks so pretty. I love seeing your cubby each month. I hope you neck is feeling better. You continue to be in my prayers. Praying for Scott and Jenny; praying for a plan for this latest complication.

marly said...

I love that acorn and pumpkin on your top shelf. And this wreath is another beauty. I was wondering about Scott yesterday. This family is going through so much.

ALICE MARGAUX said...

A great idea to use a cubby shelf to display your stitcheries. I love the wreath you made, such delicate colours.

Stitchy Mc Floss said...

Love the stitching. The cubby shelf is so cute. I am really looking forward to Oct's poodle. Prayers for you all... ((hugs))

Vicki said...

I so enjoy your cubby shelf! It's such a great home for your stitching projects. How's your neck doing? Is there any improvement? Thank you for the update on Scott and Jenny - continuing to pray...

RJ said...

Prayers continue every day for our friends Scott and Jenny. And prayers for you too Vickie that your pain subsides soon. You are all special people that we love.

Your wreath is so pretty...great job. And great idea to add projects on the top of the shelf...the more the better. Looking forward to seeing your newest poodle. RJ@stitchingfriendsforever

woolwoman said...

hope you are feeling better Vickie - I like that you incorporated the top of your shelf for display. hope fall is coming to your area - Mel

Astrids dragon said...

All those 10 minutes look good! Such a pretty wreath.
Yes, the extra space on the top is perfect. You might be able to put a few hooks on the bottom to hang some things too?
Isn't there a movie about that book? I wonder if it's any good.

Kaisievic said...

Continued prayers for Scott and well done on "finding" an extra shelf. Pretty wreath, too.

Julie said...

Septembers shelf is looking lovely.
I've read the book and seen the film.
{hugs} to you x

Mary said...

Your wreath is very pretty. I have watched the movie with my kids. I love your display with all of your beautiful stitching.

Lili said...

Such a pretty wreath, Vickie! Love your display! The acorn and pumpkin are so beautiful! That poodle is made with felt? How cute!!

Hope you feel better soon! Sending positive thoughts for Scott and Jenny.

Sorry but I don't enjoy the book and movie...

MartinaM said...

Oh Vickie, the October wreath looks great. So small cyclamen, and will make perfect in your set box.
Have a nice week,
Hugs, Martina

Penny said...

Your October wreath will make a lovely addition to your cubby! As you know, I read The Boy in the Striped Pajamas and tried to get my husband or son to read it - sadly, I'm the only serious reader in my family. Very sorry to hear Scott has had a setback. He and his family continue to be in my prayers. And continued prayers for you! Hugs.

Carol said...

Your October wreath is a beauty, Vickie! And I love how you are now using the top of your cubby--great idea.

I'm so sorry to hear about Scott's setback and will continue to keep him and Jenny and the kids in my prayers...

Beth said...

Colors of the wreath are pretty pink Vickie!

Brigitte said...

I love the new wreath very much. And your cubby shelf looks gorgeous with all the little treasures in it and on it.

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

The wreath is vey pretty, especially the pink for you, but it doesn't say Cyclamen to me either!
The cubby does look great and it's a really good idea to use the top of the unit too.

rosey175 said...

This wreath is very pretty indeed! I think the colors look right for all the cyclamen I see around here but they're very round... How great that your shelf comes with a built-in bonus shelf haha ;) You have a lot of very tiny pieces!

moreofhim said...

Your wreath is beautiful and I love your cubby shelf. Great idea using the top for more display. :)

Blessings - Julie

Bethan said...

I love your wreath - you have done well, especially as you are having limited stitching time. I hope your strained neck gets better soon. Your cubby shelf is always fun to see - thank you for sharing x