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Monday, May 6, 2019


Hi friends! I came across an UFO over the weekend and decided to finish it off into a pillow.
I stitched this almost four years ago. Two over two on 27ct natural linen with DMC. This is a free pattern you can find HERE I just love this sweet little pattern. It reminds me of Madeleine. That is why I stitched it. Madeleine used to help me water the pink windowsill planters at our home. Not when she was this little, but still. 🤗

I am working on the LAST  signature on Jonathan's bluegrass bibs!!!

I absolutely flew through this book!!! I just cannot wait for the next Maisie book to come, and then when it does come I am so sad when I am done with it so quick! I just can't get enough Maisie!! Remember this? My own Maisie I stitched?

Beloved heroine Maisie Dobbs, “one of the great fictional heroines” (Parade), investigates the mysterious murder of an American war correspondent in London during the Blitz in a page-turning tale of love and war, terror and survival. When Catherine Saxon, an American correspondent reporting on the war in Europe, is found murdered in her London digs, news of her death is concealed by British authorities. Serving as a linchpin between Scotland Yard and the Secret Service, Robert MacFarlane pays a visit to Maisie Dobbs, seeking her help. He is accompanied by an agent from the US Department of Justice—Mark Scott, the American who helped Maisie escape Hitler’s Munich in 1938. MacFarlane asks Maisie to work with Scott to uncover the truth about Saxon’s death. As the Germans unleash the full terror of their blitzkrieg upon the British Isles, raining death and destruction from the skies, Maisie must balance the demands of solving this dangerous case with her need to protect Anna, the young evacuee she has grown to love and wants to adopt. Entangled in an investigation linked to the power of wartime propaganda and American political intrigue being played out in Britain, Maisie will face losing her dearest friend—and the possibility that she might be falling in love again.
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort,  who comforts us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort those who are in any trouble, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God. For as the sufferings of Christ abound in us, so our consolation also abounds through Christ.
2 Corinthians 1:3-5

Thank you for stopping by today my friends! Thank you for you kind words of encouragement! I hope you have a great week!

Stitching and praying,


MartinaM said...

How sweet the little lady, a beautiful UFO, and the pillow is right on.
And again such a great book tip, thank you.
Have a great week, Hugs Martina

butterfly said...

Lovely pillow stitching , so sweet .
Enjoy you day hugs .

Marilyn said...

What a cute little stitch.
There are some nice freebies there.
Have a great week!

Donna G. said...

Such a sweet design on the pillow.

FlashinScissors said...

Beautiful stitching Vicky!
Thank you for the link to the patterns.
I don’t know if I will ever have time to stitch up all the lovely patterns I’ve discovered since I started blogging, but now I’ve added another to the list!
I read the earlier Maisie book you recommended about feathers and enjoyed it so much I’m now starting at the beginning of the series!
So glad you recommended it!
Barbara xxx

Manuela said...

A lovely little finish. The little girl is very cute.
Nice new week and a big Hugs, Manuela

RJ said...

How sweet is that little girl watering her plants. I have a niece Mazie that is a gardener and I will have to stitch this for her! Thanks for the link. YOur finish is perfectly pink too!

Cathy said...

What a cute little finish! Thanks for the link to the chart. Glad to be finally catching up with my favorite blogs!

Robin in Virginia said...

What a sweet stitch you finished off as a pillow! Your Maisie looks great, Vickie! Another signature down, woohoo! Enjoy your day and week!

Stitchy Mc Floss said...

Oh what a sweet finish and that it reminds you of your daughter. Thank you for the link to the patterns, I found a few that I want to stitch, too. :) Wishing you a lovely day filled with many blessings. :)

Mary said...

Vicki, THe comment from RJ was really from me, I forgot to sign out under her name when I was using our blog....Sorry RJ!

Vicki said...

The pillow is so cute - perfect finish for that design.

Linda said...

Congrats on the cute finish Vickie.


Carol said...

I love it when our finishes remind us of special people or occasions! This little girl gardener is adorable, Vickie :) And great news that this is the last autograph (unless he gets more!!).

Barb said...

What a sweet pillow! I have started the Maisie series!! I loved the first book!

Billie. said...

Love your pillow! Very cute!

Lili said...

I really love your finish, Vickie!! The fabric around the pillow is gorgeous!!

Heritage Hall said...

What charming freebies!! Many thanks for
pointing the way..... there are a number
of designs I have already planned. Agree
with you about the little girl you just

diamondc said...

Vickie: What a lovely pillow so sweet, I am happy you finished it, thank-you for the link.
Your stitch of Maisie is lovely.
Thank-you for sharing with us.


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

How nice to get an old project fully finished and ready to display.

Margaret said...

Love this finish -- beautiful! I haven't read any of these books. Will have to look them up. Love Kate Morton though. :D

Astrids dragon said...

Such a sweet pillow, precious memories of Madeleine.
I have yet to read Maisie. I just put a hold on the last book you reviewed, 22 weeks to wait!

Julie said...

Very sweet little pillow.

RJ said...

Such a sweet stitch Vickie and so nicely finished too. RJ