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Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Happy New Year!

Hi friends! Here is my latest finish to share with you! I have had this tiny little piece completed for almost two weeks!
I have been waiting for....A MILK CAP TO MOUNT IT ON!😂(Remember the turkeys in November?? They needed Snapple caps. Those are too big for the reindeer!) Yes! I stitched this one over one on 32ct mystery linen so it would fit inside this fantastic reindeer tea light holder.🦌
This free pattern from Sablaise is called Biscornu Noel 2019, you can find RIGHT HEREand yes! I am waiting for more milk caps!
💗❄️💗 I want to share with you the beautiful PINK Chrismtas card our friend Martina made for me! And look at these lovely, delicate ornaments she made!
They are so pretty I will hang them on my corner shelf and keep them on display during this winter.❄️Thank you once again Martina!🥰

💝🐦💝Look at this lovely wreath ornament made by our friend Manuela
Such tiny little stitches! And each fussy cut piece of fabric perfectly displays the lovely cardinals!🐦 Oh Manuela! How gorgeous your work is my friend! And a PERFECT PINK Christmas card for me!💗My friends do know me!😂 Thank you once again Manuela!

This was a great read! If any of you are interested in White Russian history, I highly recommend this book.
Countless others have rendered their verdict. Now it is your turn.
Russia, July 17, 1918: Under direct orders from Vladimir Lenin, Bolshevik secret police force Anastasia Romanov, along with the entire imperial family, into a damp basement in Siberia where they face a merciless firing squad. None survive. At least that is what the executioners have always claimed. Germany, February 17, 1920: A young woman bearing an uncanny resemblance to Anastasia Romanov is pulled shivering and senseless from a canal in Berlin. Refusing to explain her presence in the freezing water, she is taken to the hospital where an examination reveals that her body is riddled with countless, horrific scars. When she finally does speak, this frightened, mysterious woman claims to be the Russian Grand Duchess Anastasia. Her detractors, convinced that the young woman is only after the immense Romanov fortune, insist on calling her by a different name: Anna Anderson. As rumors begin to circulate through European society that the youngest Romanov daughter has survived the massacre, old enemies and new threats are awakened. With a brilliantly crafted dual narrative structure, Lawhon wades into the most psychologically complex and emotionally compelling territory yet: the nature of identity itself. The question of who Anna Anderson is and what actually happened to Anastasia Romanov creates a saga that spans fifty years and touches three continents. This thrilling story is every bit as moving and momentous as it is harrowing and twisted.
Henry is doing pretty well on his road to recovery. He is on four different medications. His main problem is that when he feels better, he loves to rub his neck on the carpeting! THE WORST THING HE COULD DO FOR HIS HERNIATED DISC IN HIS NECK!! We have to really watch him. We have taken away his nightly kong treat, his bones, his toys.  ☹️We feel very mean and it is sad, but he has to recover! Less than two months now.

I am still stitching Brian's Christmas gift to be given on our Orthodox Christmas. I should have it done!!

“Because Your love is better than life, my lips will glorify You.” Psalm 63:3

Happy, Blessed New Year my friends!

Stitching and praying,


Purple Pixie Dust said...

Love the reindeer and that book sounds interesting. I like the cards you got. Happy New Year to you and your family. big hugs Lynda ruth

Barb said...

Your reindeer ornament is so cute! Those are lovely gifts. Have you read The Lost Roses? I really enjoyed it and it takes place in Russia at the time of the revolution. I hope 2020 is a good year for you and your family!

marly said...

Lovely gifts! That deer finish is really different and very nice.

Happy new year to you and your family Vickie.

MartinaM said...

A great Finsih, and you worked so fine and small, it fits perfectly.
I am glad that you liked my card and the ornaments and Manuela's wreath has also become great. Oh yes we know you. 😉
The story about Ananstasia is interesting I have listened to and looked at various things.
Happy New Year my friend, Martina

Kaisievic said...

Love your miniature Christmas stitchery and lovely gifts for you. Happy New Year, Vickie.

Ele said...

Happy New year my friend, hope it brings you joy

Manuela said...

Happy New Year Vickie.
a wonderful little finish. The stitches are so tiny.
Beautiful cards and gifts. I'm so glad you like my little wreath.
Big Hugs, Manuela

Marilyn said...

Gotta love that Reindeer! so cute.
Very pretty ornaments you received also.
Happy New Year!

Robin in Virginia said...

Your deer finish is fabulous, Vickie. Thanks to you, I have 6 of them waiting in the wings. Lovely goodies you received from your friends! Continuing to pray for Henry's healing! Wishing you and yours a very happy, healthy, and bright New Year!

Julie said...

A sweet reindeer, so lovely.
I hope 2020 is a good year for you Vickie

Vicki said...

The reindeer is so cute! Glad to hear Henry is doing better.
Happy New Year, Vickie

Margaret said...

I somehow missed your last post -- ugh! So glad you enjoyed Little Women the movie. I don't know if I'll make it to the theater to see it -- knowing me I'll see it when it's online. Loved the book though. As you know. I think everyone's favorite is Jo. lol! Love all of your stitching! Lovely gifts from friends too! I'm definitely interested in I was Anastasia too. Haven't gotten around to reading it yet. Happy New Year!

Meg said...

What a sweet little reindeer finish, Vickie! I love how you think outside the box to find creative ways to finish projects.

I feel for you regarding poor little Henry. It feels like you’re being mean, but it’s tough love. Hang in there!

Clare-Aimetu said...

I love your deer, hope Henry improves. Happy New Year

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

The reindeer is great, such an imaginative finish. Do you have the link to the freebie?

I love the little Lacy Ornaments and that beautiful Cardinal Hexie Ring. Such clever cutting!

Carol said...

You know how much I love that teeny-tiny stitching on the reindeer finish, Vickie! Very cute in every way :) Lovely gifts from Manuela and Martina. I got a cardinal hexie wreath, too, and just love it :)

Enjoy your weekend ♥

Palkó said...

Happy and blessed now year to You too!

Hazel said...

Love the reindeer! It's good to be back blogging again. x

diamondc said...

Vickie: I am so sorry Henry is having this problem, I hope he heals back yo his old self.
Lovely gifts.
That deer is adorable, I love the fact you used an old milk cap how ingenious, I did look up her sight so many beautiful patterns to choose from.
Thank-you for the link.


Cathy said...

That reindeer is adorable! Happy New Year to you, Vickie! I hope Henry recovers quickly.

Anonymous said...

Where did you find those cute reindeer? Love them.

Astrids dragon said...

Yay for mild caps, your reindeer is precious! I was tempted by the turkeys, but I think I really like the reindeer better.
Your gifts are sweet, it's always nice to receive treats from friends.
I'm glad to hear about Henry, although poor boy losing his treats and toys! I hope he knows it's for the best?!