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Wednesday, May 15, 2019

ABC Can't Catch Me!

Hi friends! I want to share another UFO I finished off into a pillow. This is 'ABC Can't Catch Me' by Nancy Turner/VMSS . I stitched this in 2015 with DMC one over one on 26ct cream linen.
Isn't it cute?

When we got together on Sunday at Mom's for Mother's Day, I asked Jacob to take a picture of my three brothers and me. Here we are.
What is so funny to me is that I am 5'11"tall. I look short in this picture don't I? We are all tall in our family except my mom and her husband. She is 5'2" now. She keeps shrinking. I don't know how tall Jim, my stepfather is. Not much taller than her! My father was 6'4".

Yes yet another Kate Morton book! And you betcha it is good!
A long lost letter arrives in the post and Edie Burchill finds herself on a journey to Milderhurst Castle, a great but moldering old house, where the Blythe spinsters live and where her mother was billeted 50 years before as a 13 year old child during WWII. The elder Blythe sisters are twins and have spent most of their lives looking after the third and youngest sister, Juniper, who hasn’t been the same since her fiancé jilted her in 1941. Inside the decaying castle, Edie begins to unravel her mother’s past. But there are other secrets hidden in the stones of Milderhurst, and Edie is about to learn more than she expected. The truth of what happened in ‘the distant hours’ of the past has been waiting a long time for someone to find it. Morton once again enthralls listeners with an atmospheric story featuring unforgettable characters beset by love and circumstance and haunted by memory, that reminds us of the rich power of storytelling.
I am stitching an adorable pattern for the June pedestal stand. It was gifted to me by Robin. So that means when I am done it will be offered to YOU!😊

“Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord rises upon you.”  Isaiah 60:1

Have a super day my friends! Thank you for stopping by and saying Hi!

Stitching and praying,


Vicki said...

Great photo of your family!

butterfly said...

Lovely stitch Vickie .
Lovely to see your family , I am 5ft 2 and getting smaller every year ha.
Enjoy your day .

The Knitting Cross Stitcher said...

Hi Vickie,what a lovely photo of you with your brothers' and a pretty stitching finish💖

Linda said...

Congrats on the cute finish Vickie. Great picture of you and your brothers.


marly said...

What a great photo! How did I know you would be wearing pink?

Stasi said...

Cute finish---some how it made me think of the Fun with Dick and Jane readers!!!

gracie said...

Oh my friend, what a great picture of you and the boys! the pillow is perfect.

Barb said...

What a terrific family picture! You so come from a very tall family!!

Robin in Virginia said...

Vickie, what a super picture of you and your siblings! Are those the overalls you have been embroidering signatures on? Your ABC Can't Catch Me is adorable. Looking forward to seeing what you are stitching for the June pedestal!

Marilyn said...

That Bunny is too cute.
Great pic!

Manuela said...

Hello Vickie,
a lovely finish. It is very cute.
Great photo form you and your brothers.
Enjoy the day, Manuela

Julie said...

What a lovely picture of you all, the boys are certainly tall if you are 5' 11".
Cute little pillow finish.

Donna G. said...

ABC can’t catch me.....cute finishing job.

MartinaM said...

Very pretty this little pillow, you have worked great.
Great as a family picture. Your 3 brothers have always had a watchful eye on you in your childhood.
Thanks for the tip with the next book by Kate Morton, I have to see if I can find it.
Have a nice weekend, Martina

Lili said...

The stitched piece is so cute! Love it!
Wonderful family photo!!

Carol said...

I do love that family photo! How wonderful to have all that height in your family, Vickie--we are the complete opposite! I am only 5'1"!!! (on a good day :)

Love your little pillow and I will put that Kate Morton book on my list!

Sorry to be so late commenting--I was at my mom's last week and have been having problems with my wrists lately. Not good for commenting OR stitching :(

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

What a wonderful photo of you all. You do look tiny! You should have made your brother stand up so we could see the work you did on those dungarees with all the autographs!

Astrids dragon said...

Great pictures with your brother! I never would have guessed you were that tall! My Mom and I were the same height, but she is definitely shrinking.
I love your finish and the different fabric you added to it.
Another book to add, I really need to find the time.

RJ said...

Vickie I had no idea you were that tall. Lucky girl. One of my best friends is that tall too and I'm only 5 ft. 1 in. and I have to look up to her. And she takes much longer steps too so it is hard to keep up with her.

Love the photo with your's a keeper. RJ