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Monday, April 17, 2017

Christ Is Risen!

Hi friends! Christ is Risen!

Did you have a good weekend? I did. A weekend filled with church services. Easter lunch at mom's surrounded by family, laughter and lots of food (chocolate). I even got into the garden for a bit. I got out there early before the sun could reach the garden bed I chose to work on. I was in the shade wearing my polarized sun glasses also and I limited my time. That is my only way to avoid getting a migraine.

I finished the stitching and made up the small gift for my friend. No pictures for you. Yet. I then started stitching a gift for my mom. Her birthday is next month. I was working on that for a few days when I suddenly got an urge to stitch a sweet Easter freebie. I almost finished it. Almost. I will share it next time.

I had three people enter to win the chart I was giving away. This chart Laughing In Flowers

I simply wrote their names on strips of paper, folded them, shook them up in my cupped hands and pulled out.... Clare!

I will be having another giveaway soon.
Woo hoo! I read the latest, newest Maisie Dobbs novel!! 😊 In This Grave Hour is a great book! I truly enjoyed it. I think I am getting to know Maisie a bit too well, because I knew who the killer was half way through the book, I knew she was going to be completely attached to this little girl and I will call it right now. She is going to adopt this little girl in a coming book. And I knew Maisie was going back to work, helping her  country during this war. There will be danger coming up for Maisie. Oh yes. Despite this, I love the it all!

Sunday September 3rd 1939.  At the moment Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain broadcasts to the nation Britain’s declaration of war with Germany, a senior Secret Service agent breaks into Maisie Dobbs' flat to await her return. Dr. Francesca Thomas has an urgent assignment for Maisie: to find the killer of a man who escaped occupied Belgium as a boy, some twenty-three years earlier during the Great War.
 In a London shadowed by barrage balloons, bomb shelters and the threat of invasion, within days another former Belgian refugee is found murdered.  And as Maisie delves deeper into the killings of the dispossessed from the “last war," a new kind of refugee — an evacuee from London — appears in Maisie's life. The little girl billeted at Maisie’s home in Kent does not, or cannot, speak, and the authorities do not know who the child belongs to or who might have put her on the “Operation Pied Piper” evacuee train.  They know only that her name is Anna.
 As Maisie’s search for the killer escalates, the country braces for what is to come.  Britain is approaching its gravest hour — and Maisie could be nearing a crossroads of her own.
 I get my next round of Botox shots on Thursday. Please pray these help me. The first shots helped a bit. They said not to expect much with the first round of shots. So I am hopeful for this time. Thank you.💕
***EDIT*** The doctor's office called this afternoon and cancelled my appointment. Doctor's wife is due to have their baby at any moment I am told. They rescheduled me for May 11th. 😣 So, well, carry on as usual with the daily headaches. I just was looking forward to maybe actually getting true relief ASAP!!!
I hope you have an excellent week my friends!

Look without and be distressed
Look within and be depressed
But look to Christ and be at rest

Stitching and praying,


Robin in Virginia said...

Vickie, it sounded like you had a fabulous weekend and it was filled with many blessings. You will be in my thoughts and prayers as you gear up and receive the next round of Botox shots. Congratulations to the winner of your giveaway.

Stasi said...

Glad you had a nice Easter with family..always a blessed time!

CJ said...

So glad you had a wonderful weekend. I am still working on Maisie Dobbs book number #2. Need to wrap that one up and move on to #3.
Enjoy your Monday.

cucki said...

i am so happy that you had a lovely easter with the family..
love and smiles x

Vicki said...

Sounds like a perfect weekend. I was busy helping my daughter move... not my typical Easter celebration! haha

Andrea said...

Sounds like a wonderful weekend.

CalamityJr said...

What a beautiful Easter you had. Looking forward to seeing the promised glimpses of your current stitching projects. I'll definitely be praying for healing with the Botox.

Linda said...

Sending hugs and happy thoughts your way Vickie.


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

Sounds like a wonderful weekend and you even got some gardening done!
Congratulations to Clare on her winnings.
Love the poodle in the hat!

Mouse said...

sounds like you had a lovely weekend and got to garden as well ... sorry about the cancelled appointment ... I do hope that they do start to work for you ... love mouse xxxxx

diamondc said...

Hi Vickie: I am so sorry your appointment was cancelled, I just wish when doctors cx an appointment they had someone to do their work for them.
I am so happy you had such a beautiful Easter, it is always fun to get together with family, I have a tummy ache from to many rice krispie bars topped with the best chocolate topping.


butterfly said...

So happy you had a lovely Easter.
Take care sweetie and you know you are always in my prayers .

Jenny said...

Good Morning Vickie...I am so glad you had a very happy Easter. I was thinking of you!

It will be fun to see all the stitching you have been working on! You always inspire me my friend!

The Maisie Dobbs books sound so wonderful...I think after things settle down here with my treatments I will check at my library for them again...smiles...

I was happy to read that you were able to work in your garden for a little while but so sad that you have to wait a bit longer for your shots. I will be praying for you my friend...just like always!
Sending lots of hugs and love!

Barb said...

Sounds like a wonderful week-end! Our Church services were very special this year. It really makes Easter so much more meaningful when you attend both Thurs. and Fri. services.

The Knitting Cross Stitcher said...

Your familly Easter sounds lovely Vickie.I hope your discomfort is not too great while you wait for your rescheduled appointment

Julie said...

Congratulations to Clare on the win.
The rate this year is moving along, your new appointment date will be here before you know it.
{{hugs}} x

Jackie's Stitches said...

A little bit of help with the migraines is better than nothing! I sure hope this next visit will provide even more relief for you. hugs!

Penny said...

I'm glad you had a good weekend! And glad you found a way to get in some garden time. : ) Sorry to hear your appointment was moved - hoping the next shots bring even greater relief.

Justine said...

Happy Easter! Hope you had a wonderful time.

laceystitcher said...

So glad you had a good Easter! Mine was very quiet and calm. I continue to read the Maisie Dobbs series - I am so loving it. Each one is different, yet so good to have some characters that continue in each book. I am just about to finish Everything Most Loved. Thank you so much for suggesting this series. Happy stitching and reading................

Lili said...

Glad you had a lovely Easter, Vickie!!
Hugs x

Astrids dragon said...

Sounds like a wonderful Easter!
I just checked our library online for audio and I can get Maisie's books there! The next time I go I'll have to get a couple to listen to while I'm walking, yay!

RJ said...

Hi Vickie... It sounds like such a beautiful holiday you had. I hope your next round of treatments go very well for you. Please stop by our new blog stitchingfriendsforever2 if you have a chance. We would love if you came by for a visit. RJ