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Tuesday, August 18, 2020


Hi friends! I have had this little August piece stitched for a few weeks! I just never sewed it up into a pillow until now. Shameful.
🍉August freebie by 🍉 I stitched this two over two on 28ct white Jubilee using DMC and VMSS. The fabric shown is the backing material. I changed the drinks. One iced tea for Brian 🥤and one lemonade🍋 for me.

📚I just finished listening to these two audio books, and if you have not read them or listened to them, you should! They take place during WWII, they are historical fiction. I just couldn't put these books down. For me personally, I related with little Ada, sadly enough. The first book begins with Ada and her little brother Jamie still living with their abusive mother in London. I grew up with an abusive father. The book sent me back. Anyhow... that will not be the case for all of you, and these truly are very good books. The author has beautifully told Ada's remarkable story.
Hooray! The beautiful floss from Australia arrived yesterday. I am now diving deep in my linen stash and struggling to find the perfect fit.😖

Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God;  and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6-7

I hope you have a super week my friends! Don't let down your guard. Still be careful. I care about you and want you healthy!

Stitching and praying,


Vicki said...

What a cute finish!

Ele said...

Lovely finish Vickie, sorry to hear about your childhood. So glad you now have such a wonderful loving family

Barbara said...

What a cute finish for August!

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

The August pillow is lovely, I hope you two enjoy your Summer drinks!
Glad the floss arrived safely too.

diamondc said...

Vickie: What a lovely pillow and so perfect for this time of year.
Great book reviews.
Positively beautiful Scripture.


Barb said...

Now I know we are book buddies. I read both books this summer and loved them so much I bought them for my daughter. That is a lovely little pillow, I have lots of things I need to fully finish!

MartinaM said...

Don't worry, it's still August and you can still enjoy the little embroidery.
Thanks for the tip with the audio books, my list is getting longer and longer.
Have a good week, Martina

Mary - Lecoeurceltique said...

Another lovely finish, Vickie.

Marilyn said...

Cute finish, love your changes.
Glad your floss arrived.
Hope you are having a great week!

Robin in Virginia said...

Your August mini pillow is adorable. Vickie, I am glad to hear that your floss from Australia has arrived. Hope you find the perfect piece of linen for it!

butterfly said...

Lovely little August stitch .
Enjoy your day my friend hugs .

marly said...

Enjoy that tea and lemonade because August is almost over! Geez. What happened to summer?

gracie said...

Love your August stitchery. Thank for the book reviews. We here at the house are still okay. I am wearing mask a mask when I am out...usually only twice a week.

Manuela said...

Lovely little finish.
It is our last holiday week and we enjoy the days.
Have a nice day, Manuela

Mary said...

Vickie, My library is finally open and I'm going to look for these books. I'm sorry to hear that reading the one brought back bad memories for you. I'm so glad you have such a wonderful family now. Your Aug stitch is so cheerful.

Astrids dragon said...

A very sweet pillow with memories of fine summer drinks!
I'm glad you enjoyed your book, in spite of the one that brought back memories. But look at you now!