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Monday, May 11, 2020

Gift for Mom

Hi friends!

💐This was one of my gifts to my Mom for Mother's Day❣️
We did visit my Mom outside since it was sunny and in the mid-fifties. We stayed apart. That was SO hard. I don't think I have ever NOT hugged and kissed my Mom on Mother's Day. "Better six feet apart, than six feet under!" Right?! This is a free #bewellandstitch pattern from Val Bordados_px. I used all my own colors, using DMC and VMSS. I stitched this on 30ct blue linen so this would fit in this little pink frame from my stash.💗 I am happy to say my my Mom loves it. She is a crazy cat lady and loves to garden❣️

Would you like to read a bizarre, creepy, short novel? This is the one for you!😬 This is the story of 3 members of the Blackwood family & their life after the murders of their father, mother, brother & their uncle’s wife. The 3 remaining Blackwoods live in their house isolated from the village with fences & padlocks & no trespassing signs. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. No swearing, no blood and gore, just psychologically intriguing.
Taking readers deep into a labyrinth of dark neurosis, We Have Always Lived in the Castle is a deliciously unsettling novel about a perverse, isolated, and possibly murderous family and the struggle that ensues when a cousin arrives at their estate.
For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come,  nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.  Romans 8:38-39

I am stitching up a small piece for the cubby shelf next.

I hope that you have a good week my friends! Stay strong. Stay healthy. God bless you.

Stitching and praying,


Mary said...

Vickie, As another cat lover I love your gift for your Mom. It is so sweet and that frame is so unique! It looks like vintage pink milk glass. You have a great stash of frames!!
I am so sure it must have been difficult not to hug and kiss your Mom but you certainly made the right decision. HOpe you had a nice Mother's day!

butterfly said...

Love your sweet stitch for your mother .
I bet she loved it .
Take care my friend , you will have many hugs in the future .

Julie said...

A super frame for this pretty design, its lovely.
Strange times, but we all need to stay safe.
With love x

Honeybee said...

Whoah, Shirley Jackson! What a writer she was. Hope you had a lovely Mother's Day!

Vicki said...

What a cute gift! Good thing we have the memories of many, many hugs from out Moms (and from us to our kids/grands) to think on during this strange time.

diamondc said...

Vickie: happy Mothers Day, this is such a sweet design, I love that your Mother is a crazy cat lady.
Stay Healthy


MartinaM said...

A pretty pattern, your mom was certainly very happy that you were there for a visit. Yes, now in bad times, you can be thankful that you can visit the family at least at a distance.
Wishing you all the best, Martina

Manuela said...

A lovely little gift for your mom.
Have a nice week. Manuela

Marilyn said...

Such a cute little kitty, & cute frame too.

Robin in Virginia said...

What a fabulous kitty piece you stitched and framed for your Mom! Well done, Vickie! Have a good week!

Clare-Aimetu said...

Super kitty for your mum, I'm pleased to read you could see her, I'm sure there will be some very big hugs soon x

Margaret said...

Such a sweet finish for your mom! It's good you got to visit with her, even if it was from a distance. I've always been curious about that Shirley Jackson book. I might try it now that you've recommended it.

Barb said...

What a perfect stitch for your Mom since she likes both cats and gardening. That book sounds quite interesting!

Ele said...

It is a worrying time, but I am glad you could meet with your mum and give her such a pretty stitch!
Stay safe

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

That is a very sweet present and I am glad that you got to see your Mum, even if it was from a distance.

moreofhim said...

Such a beautiful piece you made for your mom. I love how you always give her something kitty related. I keep seeing that book but haven't read it yet. I'm thinking it needs to go on my "to be read" list.

Blessings - Julie

Astrids dragon said...

That really is a purrfect stitch for your Mom since she loves cats and gardening! It is so hard not to be able to have contact with loved ones away from us.
Creepy books? Yes, please!