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Friday, August 23, 2019

🌸Bellis perennis🌸

Hi friends! How are you? Is the weather cooling down a bit? It is here, and it is so much nicer now.

All five of us took a short trip to Kentucky to The Ark Adventure in Williamstown.
To see the ark was truly amazing and awesome. It is GIGANTIC! The exhibits within are done very, very well. They have lovely gardens and a small zoo also. I highly recommend visiting. It was extremely hot that day. 97 degrees. I am so very pleased that my migraine DID NOT bother me that day!

I have not mentioned this before, I will now. I have been taking this for three months now and it works for me. Black Cohosh. It is an herbal supplement. I take one 540mg capsule daily in addition to my prescribed Topomax. I asked my neurologist first. He was okay with this. Black Cohosh has made a BIGGER difference for me than increasing Topomax does! I am able to be out in the sun!!! I am never able to do that. I was out for hours on our vacation in 97 degrees in the full sun with my hat, but still!! I just wanted to mention this because I do know of fellow bloggers who do suffer migraines. I KNOW HOW IT IS TO SUFFER IN EXCRUCIATING PAIN FROM MIGRAINES! Ask your doctor about Black Cohosh. I ordered it off of Amazon.

I also wanted to let you know that my stepdad Jim is doing well with his chemo and radiation so far. Thank you for your prayers! They mean so much! God bless you!💗

I finished this over a week ago. I just never got a post on here to show you! This is for the September pedestal frame.
This is 'Bellis perennis' from Danish Cross-Stitch by Gerda Bengtsson. I stitched it two over two with my own conversion of Danish Flower Thread to DMC on Antique White 28ct linen.

I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.
  Galatians 2:20

I hope you have a wonderful weekend! We will be celebrating three birthdays on Sunday at my mom's house. Brian's, my brother Michael, and my brother Jonathan.🎂

Stitching and praying,


Vicki said...

Thank you for sharing your visit to the Ark. I see the ads for it on TV all the time and have wondered where it is located. It's cool to hear about it from someone whose been there! So glad you've found relief for your migraines. That gives you much more freedom with your activities. Thanks for the update on Jim. I pray for him and your mom. Enjoy your weekend!

butterfly said...

looks like you had a lovely day out .
I was going to ask you about your migraines , so happy you found something to help.
It's going hot here after a few weeks of cool weather.
Love your little sweet stitch.
Happy Birthday to all for Sunday .
So happy to hear about Jim .

gracie said...

So glad you are finding relief with the migraines. Your vacation sounds great. Once again you have made a lovely stitched project.

Stasi said...

Glad your trip went well and was migraine free...too bad that wasn't there when we lived in Cincinnati.Have a fun birthday weekend..we're celebrating my hubby's this Sunday!

Linda said...

Cute finish Vickie. Glad you found something to help with your headaches.


MartinaM said...

I am happy for you, that you could enjoy the sun. Good that you have found another alternative. Certainly it is a great relief.
The small flower basket is very pretty.
Have a nice weekend, Hugs

Marilyn said...

Glad you were able to stay out in the sun.
The Ark Adventure looks interesting.
What a cute little basket of flowers.
Have a great weekend & enjoy the cool weather!

Robin in Virginia said...

Vickie, I am glad that you were able to enjoy your adventure to the Ark in Kentucky with your family. What a sweet piece you stitched for the pedestal. Thank you for sharing the update on Jim! I pray that he continues to do well with his treatments. Happy birthday wishes to your husband and brothers! Enjoy your weekend!

marly said...

Wow! So glad you found something that is helping! Amazing to be out in that high heat and still be OK. Great news Vickie.

That ark looks gigantic in the ads. Remarkable construction, I'll bet your son noticed every detail.

Manuela said...

Hello Vickie,
the ark looks great. I'm sure it was a very fine journey.
Glad, that your are able to stay outside in the sun.
A lovely little flower basekt.
Enjoy the Sunday, Manuela

Jackie's Stitches said...

It makes my heart happy to read that not only have you gotten out from having migraines but that you can be outside! What a miracle!

Margaret said...

Happy birthday to all the birthday boys! So happy you have found something that works for your migraines! Hooray! And glad also to hear your stepdad is doing well. Continued prayers. Love that finish of yours too -- so pretty!

RJ said...

Vickie first and foremost, I'm so happy to hear you have found something that lets you stay out in the sun longer. And, I'm also happy to hear your Step Dad is doing well during treatments. I know it is not an easy time and I'm praying for great results.

Your stitch is adorable. I like it very much. I've been gone this last week at a reunion with our six best friends from college. So today I'm catching up with all my blogging buddies. RJ@stitchingfriendsforever

Barb said...

I am so glad you were able to enjoy the time with your family and NO headaches! I will mention the Black Cohosh to my daughter. She gets monthly migraines.

Astrids dragon said...

So wonderful that those awful migraines haven't been around and you can enjoy the sunshine again! Even better that you found a natural aid.
And good news about Jim too!
A very pretty finish for your Bellis perennis, and it's pink!
The Ark does look amazing, too bad it's not closer for us to visit.

Mary's Thread said...

This flower basket is so sweet! And what an interesting place to visit!

Meg said...

Ah, Vickie, so happy to hear you were able to enjoy an outing in the sun headache-free! Woot woot! I hope you continue to see improvement.

Ann at Beadlework. said...

I had never heard of the Ark Encounter till recently when a friend from Chicago told me she was going to visit it prior to moving to Kentucky. She too enjoyed it Vickie. I used to stitch Danish designs and always found something I liked in their selection.

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

Glad that you have found something which allows you to enjoy days out again!

Nice little finish for the pedestal too.

Halland House Gifts said...

That is fabulous news about your migraines. What an incredible trip to the ark on both fronts. So glad to hear about your stepdad. God is always good, but these seasons of reprieve are always refreshing. Judy

Carol said...

I bet that was quite a sight, Vickie! And what good news about your migraines--even in that horrid heat! What a relief that must have been and I'm glad your new treatment plan seems to be having a positive effect. Happy Sunday to you! ♥