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Tuesday, January 1, 2019

💗Happy New Year💗

Hi friends! I finished this freebie on New Year's Eve.
This is available from Kinkavel Krosses you can find it HERE Be forewarned, she has many freebies with profanity.😒  I stitched this one over one on light blue 32 count linen with DMC B5200. Just so it can fit in my cubby shelf!!

Now back to stitching Brian's Christmas gift. Almost done!

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More Adriana Trigiani!! Can you tell I love this author?! That should tell you something! Go read her books!😉 They are all good. This series was another good one. Not the best one by her, but another good one about an Italian American shoemaking family.
Poignant, funny, warm, and red hot, Very Valentine is a wonderful treat for Adriana Trigiani fans—a “delightful” (Boston Globe), “romance-soaked novel” (Marie Claire) from much adored playwright, screenwriter, documentary filmmaker, and New York Times bestselling author of Lucia, Lucia; Rococo; and Big Stone Gap. The adventures of an extraordinary and unforgettable woman as she attempts to rescue her family’s struggling shoe business and find love at the same time, Very Valentine sweeps the reader from the streets of Manhattan to the picturesque hills of la bella Italia. Already a national bestseller, here is a valentine from the incomparable Trigiani that you can take into your heart.

Trigiani's sequel to Very Valentine is a sweet second act for shoemaker and designer Valentine Roncalli. Val takes over the New York family-run shoe business with feet-of-clay older brother, Alfred; falls for the dashing, older Gianluca in Italy; and takes a business risk in South America, where she unearths a dusty chapter of family history. There are plenty of picturesque globe-trotting adventures in Tuscany, Manhattan, and Buenos Aires, and, for artistic and independent Val, a grown-up commitment evolves. There is no art without love. Only love can open someone up to the possibilities of living and creating art, Val writes to the wary Gianluca. And the startling twist of family history finally challenges an old-fashioned, insular clan to join the modern world. But it's always the endearing, unnerving and rowdy Roncallis who steal the show. Look for a heartbreaking exit of one beloved character, and a cliffhanger breakup in this charming valentine to love, forgiveness, and family.

New York Times bestselling author Adriana Trigiani takes us from the cobblestone streets of Greenwich Village to lush New Orleans to Italy and back again, from the tricky dynamics between Old World craftsmanship and New World ambition, all amid a passionate love affair that fuels one woman's determination to have it all. For more than one hundred years, the Angelini Shoe Company in Greenwich Village has relied on the leather produced by Vechiarelli & Son in Tuscany. This ancient business partnership provides a twist of fate for Valentine Roncalli, the schoolteacher-turned-shoemaker, to fall in love with Gianluca Vechiarelli, a tanner with a complex past . . . and a secret. But after the wedding celebrations are over, Valentine wakes up to the reality of juggling the demands of a new business and the needs of her new family. Confronted with painful choices, Valentine remembers the wise words that inspired her in the early days of her beloved Angelini Shoe Company: "A person who can build a pair of shoes can do just about anything." Now the proud, passionate Valentine is going to fight for everything she wants and savor all she deserves—the bitter and the sweet of life itself.
I set a new record for myself in 2018! I have never read and/or listened to 56 books in one year in my life!😁 And there were SO many good ones! I want to thank so many of you for recommending books to me. Keep the recommendations coming please! I love it!💗

May the glory of the Lord go before you in the New Year friend!

"Here is a trustworthy saying: If we died with Him, we will also live with Him; if we endure, we will also reign with Him. If we disown Him, He will also disown us; if we are faithless, He will remain faithful, for He cannot disown Himself." -2 Timothy 2:11-13

Stitching and praying,


Stasi said...

Sweet little piece Vickie---Happy New Year to you!!! I read those first two books and will have to look for the third at my library; I found them very enjoyable.

Jenny said...

Happy New Year Vickie! I hope you are having a good day! I love your New Years stitching for your cubby. It will look wonderful with all of your other treasures ❤️ Sending lots of hugs and live your way!

Clare-Aimetu said...

A lovely freebie, thanks for sharing the link. Wishing you a very happy and stitchy 2019 🙂

rosey175 said...

A super cute freebie and a surprise that I haven't a single New Year's chart in my hoard! Thank you for the remedy hah~ And congrats on your reading list! More than one a week, go you :D

Happy, Happy New Year to you and yours, Vickie~ 💗

Manuela said...

Another wonderful ornament for your cubby shelf.
Happy New Year my friend.
Hugs, Manuela

Palkó said...

Blessed New Year, dear Vicky!
Hugs: Palkó

butterfly said...

Happy New year to you and your family .
Big hugs.

Linda said...

Happy New Year Vickie. Cute finish.


Robin in Virginia said...

What a darling New Year piece! Thanks for sharing the link! Happy New Year, dear Vickie!

Kaisievic said...

Happy New Year, Vickie. Congrats on reading/listening to 56 books, that is wonderful! Love your little finish, too - you are already on your stitchy way for 2019. xxx

moreofhim said...

What a beautiful piece, Vickie! I love it! I'll definitely check out this author. I enjoy learning about new authors, too. This year one of my goals is to read more books that are on my own shelves. I have so many I want to get read!

Have a wonderful, happy new year, my friend! I hope it's full of joy, blessings and pain-free!

Blessings - Julie

Julie said...

Well done of the reading tally , very impressive.
Sweet design from Kate, you stitched it up beautifully.
Wishing you a new year filled with pain free days.

Carol said...

The perfect finish for the New Year, Vickie--love it on that blue fabric :)

I am so impressed with your reading count! I'm reading The Tattooist of Auschwitz right now--very hard to put down...

Wishing you a most happy New Year!

diamondc said...

Happy New Year Vickie: I love the freebie, thank-you for the link.
I love to read but not nearly as many as you, I have a hard time listening to books, I cannot stitch and listen at the same time.

Happy new Year

Marilyn said...

Such a cute little finish.
Wishing you the best in 2019!
Happy New year!

Lili said...

Thank you so much for the link, Vickie! :) How sweet finish!
Have a great New Year!!!

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Ele said...

what a delicate, sweet piece! Happy new year to you Vickie, and well done for your reading record. I adore books too, it's marvelous to get lost in a story!!

Margaret said...

Happy New Year! I think I've read something by this author, but I can't think what. I'll have to look her up and see. And read more by her! I need to be better about reading this year. Last year was abysmal! I will try audiobooks as part of the solution. I do think it helps! I think I missed actual reading a lot, so started not listening as much -- oh I know! DS was home, that was why. lolol! Now I have no excuse, right? Happy New Year, my friend!

Honeybee said...

Happy New Year! :O)

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

Happy New Year and Nearly Your Christmas too.
Lovely little freebie, it will look great in your cubby.

Willy said...

I love the freebie.
Wishing you the best in 2019!
Lieve groet

Ann at Beadlework. said...

Happy New Year Vickie, well done on the reading - it takes you to another world.

Astrids dragon said...

The perfect stitch for the New Year, it looks great!
More books I need to find the time to listen to!

RJ said...

Very pretty stitch Vickie. Thank you for the link to the pattern. RJ