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Friday, July 20, 2018

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Hi friends! I stitched up a dozen more hearts to put out in the neighborhood.
I have to say that is another nice thing about living here in the center of our village now. There are many places to put these hearts. They have almost always been found within 24 hours.😊 If you have not come across me mentioning the I Found A Quilted Heart project before you can check it out HERE I have found a LOT of joy in doing this. So far all the supplies I have used have been from my stash. I have made 52 hearts thus far. Maybe you could do this in you neck of the woods too? It's fun! And it brightens someone else's day!💖

I finished stitching up my August Calendar poodle. I have said this before, but I think THIS ONE is now my favorite! She is a cutie. Watch for her the first week of August!

I am now back to stitching that pink sampler(Angel Blush linen and VMSS Rose Pink floss) for me that I plan to hang on my kitchen wall.😍

Here is a question for you. Do you know anyone else who has a pink kitchen? Now I only have pale pink kitchen walls. And my pink and black valance. And my pink KitchenAid mixer on the counter. Those are the "things" making my kitchen pink. I was just wondering if you have come across other pink ladies?
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I think you know me by now? I wear pink most of the week. I can't help myself. Really. I just can't get enough. Nope. Like, ever. I have loved pink my whole life.
So this next book I am going to tell you about, that I read is called The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather  Morris. Oh my goodness, is it ever good! I knew it would be. I waited and waited and waited for this one. I wanted it so badly. I am a huge patron of my library. I waited so long for this book because this author is Australian. So it took a bit for this book to make it's way to America AND our library. But I got it!! This is a true story and what a story it is. I could not put this book down. READ  IT!
This beautiful, illuminating tale of hope and courage is based on interviews that were conducted with Holocaust survivor and Auschwitz-Birkenau tattooist Ludwig (Lale) Sokolov—an unforgettable love story in the midst of atrocity.
The Tattooist of Auschwitz is an extraordinary document, a story about the extremes of human behavior existing side by side: calculated brutality alongside impulsive and selfless acts of love. I find it hard to imagine anyone who would not be drawn in, confronted and moved. I would recommend it unreservedly to anyone, whether they’d read a hundred Holocaust stories or none.”—Graeme Simsion, internationally-bestselling author of The Rosie Project
In April 1942, Lale Sokolov, a Slovakian Jew, is forcibly transported to the concentration camps at Auschwitz-Birkenau. When his captors discover that he speaks several languages, he is put to work as a Tätowierer (the German word for tattooist), tasked with permanently marking his fellow prisoners.
Imprisoned for over two and a half years, Lale witnesses horrific atrocities and barbarism—but also incredible acts of bravery and compassion. Risking his own life, he uses his privileged position to exchange jewels and money from murdered Jews for food to keep his fellow prisoners alive.
One day in July 1942, Lale, prisoner 32407, comforts a trembling young woman waiting in line to have the number 34902 tattooed onto her arm. Her name is Gita, and in that first encounter, Lale vows to somehow survive the camp and marry her.
A vivid, harrowing, and ultimately hopeful re-creation of Lale Sokolov's experiences as the man who tattooed the arms of thousands of prisoners with what would become one of the most potent symbols of the Holocaust, The Tattooist of Auschwitz is also a testament to the endurance of love and humanity under the darkest possible conditions.
We will be celebrating Emerson and Madeleine's birthdays this Sunday. He is 22 today and Madeleine turns 20 the last day of the month!🎂 We no longer have a teenager!!

UPDATE! UPDATE!
Thank you for every single one of your prayers and well wishes for Scott and Jenny and their son and daughter. Scott is headed back to City of Hope on Wednesday for blood work, heart tests, and chest x-rays. He is scheduled for surgery to have that cancerous kidney removed on the last day of July. Scott has stage 4 renal cancer. There are small cancer nodes in his lung that Scott will undergo treatment for after his surgery. One step at a time here. A workup first in a few days. Let us keep praying fervently my friends!!🙏🙏🙏🙏

I hope you have a stitchtastic weekend my friends! I am so very glad you stopped by. You brighten my day with you comments. Thank you! Here's a ((HUG)) for ya!

Freely you have received, freely give. Matthew 10:8

Stitching and praying,
Vickie




















And whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not to men,  knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance; for you serve the Lord Christ.  Colossians 3:23-24

27 comments:

butterfly said...

What a great idea , you are such a sweet person Vickie , you bring sunshine to so many lives .
Hands up my kitchen is pink and a plum colour .

Have a fab day.

Manuela said...

Nice idea with the hearts.
Enjoy the birthday with your children.
Happy Weekend, my friend.
Hugs, Manuela

Maggie said...

I love the idea of these hearts, I looked on the site and it seems to be mainly and American/Canadian thing, there was only one UK one mentioned as found.

Mary said...

Such a lovely thing to scatter these hearts around your town. You have brightened up the day of 52 recipients already! Looking forward to seeing your favorite Murph. I'm so relieved to hear Scott is getting in for treatment quickly and will keep them in my prayers.

Stasi said...

I love the thought behind these hearts. I follow the group on FB and it is often very heartwarming to read the stories people post after they find one. You are very kind hearted to do this.

Robin in Virginia said...

I went back and re-read your 'find a heart' story, Vickie! You are such a compassionate and generous soul. Happy birthday wishes to both Emerson and Madeleine! I hope you have an enjoyable Friday and weekend.

diamondc said...

Vickie: Keeping them in my daily prayers.
I am not sure if I know anyone with a pink kitchen, I do know people with some pink in their bathrooms.
I have kept you in my prayers still.
Love the idea of your hearts what a sweet idea.

Catherine

Linda said...

Love the hearts Vickie.

Linda

Carol said...

First of all, thank you for the update on Scott! I am so glad to know he is on the schedule for surgery soon...

Your little hearts must surely bring big smiles to those who find them, Vickie :) You just never know when someone is having a bad day and is in need of a simple gesture of love, do you?

Thanks for the book review--sounds like it is right up my alley!

woolwoman said...

I love pink and I love your poodle humor Vickie! I hope you are feeling better these days. Have a great weekend - Mel

marly said...

Sweet idea. From the obscene language and rude behavior around here, I would hide my hearts elsewhere. Maybe in the fall.

My MIL had gray and pink and my aunt had black and pink. Long ago.

Barb said...

I have written the name of that book down and will search it out. In my county(Kitsap County) we have a thing where people paint rocks and put them all around the county. Some are even painted by artists. The sweet children next door to me painted rocks to share. They have also collected a wonderful assortment of painted rocks. Anything that helps community spirit in this divided country is a great idea. Have a wonderful week-end with your no longer teen age children!!

MartinaM said...

Hi Vickie,
A nice idea to give away such small hearts, because you would like to see the surprise in your face, if you find them.
No, I do not know anyone with a pink kitchen. I myself am more of a fan of wood, but I have pink orchids and I love them.
My daughter wishes her next sweater in pink, and when I ordered the wool I thought of you directly. Certainly he likes you.
I wish you a nice birthday party with the kids. Big Hugs, Martina

Jenny said...

Good Morning Vickie...

I love your hearts so very much! I think that is such a kind and beautiful thing to do and what joy this must bring!

I can hardly wait to see your next poodle! I love them all! Clever girl ❤️

Happy Birthday Madeleine and Emerson! Enjoy your day on Sunday!

I thought of you especially the other night because we all enjoyed “ your” meatloaf for dinner...grins! Honestly every time I make it it gets rave reviews....family favorite! I also made Mary’s raspberry cake that she shared on her latest blog post and that was delicious too! I felt I was surrounded by friends ❤️☺️

Sending hugs and love your way my dear friend! Thank you for all of your continued prayers. I feel them all every day!

Vicki said...

Love the butterfly distribution... I can imagine how thrilled I would be to find one! Thank you for the update on Scott, continuing to pray. When I was a child my grandma had a pink kitchen and a pink bathroom. I always thought they were so pretty!

rosey175 said...

I know no one with pink in their kitchen! Mine is yellow and green and white, with daffodil accents. I have the yellow mixer with a yellow case over it (nothing fancy, just a pillow case I didn't like the feel of for sleeping!). I almost always wear blue of course. You just might possibly would've liked my childhood bike -- a little pink one with pink and white streamers. Don't worry, I have a blue one now. ;)

Lovely little hearts! I sometimes consider yarn bombing like this but I'm a bit too shy to put anything I make out in the world just yet.

Barbara said...

I would never of guessed you like (love) pink. Loving the heart idea.
Blessings

Margaret said...

You know I'm in love with pink shades in knitting now? :D Pink! The book sounds good -- I'm putting it on my list. Continued prayers for Jenny and her husband, and for you too, friend.

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

I love all those hearts and it's wonderful idea to hide them for people to find.
The current craze in my town is painted rocks. People paint pictures on them, hide them and then when they are found they post them on the Facebook group with the # of the person who painted them. Lots of adults paint them for fun and let the children find them.

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

ps Happy Birthday to your young adults!

Pattie davidson said...

I Love your little Hearts and think this is a wonderful idea! Lots of prayers and Hugs for all of you!

Beth said...

Your hearts are terrific Vickie - what a nice random kindness thing to do.

Astrids dragon said...

You live in a perfect place to share your hearts! I looked and didn't see any in my area, but there were some in Western MD.
I do know someone with a pink kitchen... a pink everything actually. She loves pink and her husband is okay with it being EVERYWHERE.
I've put the book on hold at the library, but it's not coming out until Sept.
Happy Birthday to the adults in your family!
Continued prayers for your friends.

Justine said...

Thank you for the update on Scott and Jenny. Continued prayers for them.
My children are into the Pebble art craze, painting and decorating pebbles and hiding them for others to find. Some people keep them but some rehide. It's a lot of fun going on walks looking for them.
I don't know anyone with a pink kitchen!

Brigitte said...

What a wonderful idea to stitch up all these lovely hearts and let them free somewhere for anyone to find them and keep them. They certainly bring joy.
The birthday party for Emerson and Madeleine must have been great.
No, you are the only person I know with a pink kitchen :))

RJ said...

Prayers continue for our dear friends Jenny and Scott. Your hearts are so special Vickie just like you. You are so kind and thoughtful and we are all so lucky to know you.

Glad the party for Emerson and Madeleine went well. I know you all enjoyed it. RJ

Unknown said...

It is very interesting. I love all the things you share and see your beautiful creation. Thank you for sharing with everyone.
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