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Saturday, April 27, 2019

🌷 Happy, Blessed Easter!🌷

Hi friends! Happy Easter to my fellow Orthodox Christians!
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Here is a darling little Easter finish I have to share with you.
I stitched this tiny little pattern for my cubby shelf. This is called "Easter Egg Robin" by Kitty & Me Designs and you can find this pattern and more freebies HERE I have stitched both of the robin patterns now. I think they are adorable! Robins are Wisconsin's state bird. Thank you Pamela for designing these!!

for the Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost.” Luke 19:10

Stitching and praying,

Friday, April 26, 2019

🐇Mr. Rabbit🐇

Hi friends! Here is my Easter finish. "Mr. Rabbit".
Isn't he absolutely darling? I just fell in love with him and knew I had to stitch him as soon as I finished my last project. I stitched this on 32ct Baby Lotion linen and then backed it with Rhubarb velveteen by Lady Dot Creates. 
I affectionately call this finish Peter Cottontail!🐇 The designer calls him Mr. Rabbit. The designer is Maria Brovko and you can find this FREE pattern on her facebook page.

I finished another autograph for my brother's 🎶Bluegrass Bibs🎶 
This is Frank Solivan of the Frank Solivan Band & Dirty Kitchen. Two more signatures to go you guys!!🤪

I have a question for you friends. Were you ever required in school to read The Scarlet Letter? I know I was back in grade school. I do believe it was 5th grade. I had this idea in my head recently to listen to the book after so many years. So I borrowed an audio book from my library. Wow! I was so surprised. They place the grade level of reading for this book at 11.7!! 🤯 WHAT?!  I was 10 years old when I read this folks! I remember reading this in public school. Which of course made me ask my kids if they read this. No they did not. My three went to private Christian schools. They never heard of this book. Do they still teach this book? I admit it takes some concentration in the beginning to get into it. YES, it does. How sad is that.  Shows how my mind was back then. Uncorrupted I guess.
In Nathaniel Hawthorne's dark novel, The Scarlet Letter, a single sinful act ruins the lives of three people. None more so than Hester Prynne, a young, beautiful, and dignified woman, who conceived a child out of wedlock and receives the public punishment of having to always wear a scarlet "A" on her clothing. She refuses to reveal the father of her child, which could lighten her sentence. Her husband, the aptly-named Roger Chillingworth, who Hester thought had died in a shipwreck but was actually being held captive by Native Americans, arrives at the exact moment of her deepest public shaming and vows to get revenge. Her lover, Arthur Dimmesdale, remains safely unidentified, but is wracked with guilt. Though originally published in 1850, the story is set in seventeenth-century Massachusetts among Hawthorne's Puritan ancestors. In The Scarlet Letter, he created a story that highlighted both their weaknesses and their strengths. His knowledge of their beliefs and his admiration for their way of life was balanced by his concerns about their rigid and oppressive rules.
I hope to be back on Orthodox Easter with a small Easter finish.

This is My commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.  Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends. John 15:12-13

Thank you for stopping by today my friends. Thank you for your lovely comments. They encourage me. God bless you! Have a great weekend!

This should be very interesting. Our Easter service begins at 11:30 p.m. Saturday evening and goes until 3:00 a.m. Sunday.  The interesting part is we are expecting a low of about 26 degrees then WITH SNOW!❄️Lots of snow. 3 to 6 inches of it!❄️Did I mention we process around the church? I will let you know if we still do that!!

Stitching and praying,

Saturday, April 20, 2019

🐇Happy Easter!🐤

Hi friends! HAPPY EASTER!
I did get the Poodle Parade magnets finished for Mary and Jim, my senior friends at the nursing home. And Henry and I took the magnets to them on Saturday for a visit. They loved them of course!
Aren't they darling?

And now I must apologize! I completely forgot about the Lizzie Kate giveaway because of the Easter Treasure Hunt Blog Hop on Friday. I did not realize they would end up on the same day. I had three people enter their names for the LK Flip It Blocks With Charm April pattern (no charm). I wrote down all three names, folded the strips of paper, shook them up in my hand and had Henry choose! That is right! Henry. He sniffed and with his nose he pushed..... MANUELA  right out of my hand. So Manuela, I have your address and I will mail this pattern to you my friend!😊

The Victory Garden: A Novel by [Bowen, Rhys]
Rhys Bowen is one of my favorite authors. This was a very good novel. I just thoroughly enjoyed it!
As the Great War continues to take its toll, headstrong twenty-one-year-old Emily Bryce is determined to contribute to the war effort. She is convinced by a cheeky and handsome Australian pilot that she can do more, and it is not long before she falls in love with him and accepts his proposal of marriage. When he is sent back to the front, Emily volunteers as a “land girl,” tending to the neglected grounds of a large Devonshire estate. It’s here that Emily discovers the long-forgotten journals of a medicine woman who devoted her life to her herbal garden. The journals inspire Emily, and in the wake of devastating news, they are her saving grace. Emily’s lover has not only died a hero but has left her terrified—and with child. Since no one knows that Emily was never married, she adopts the charade of a war widow. As Emily learns more about the volatile power of healing with herbs, the found journals will bring her to the brink of disaster, but may open a path to her destiny.
Have a wonderful week my friends!

“O Death, where is your sting? O Hades, where is your victory?” The sting of death is sin, and the strength of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.  1 Corinthians 15:55-57

Stitching and praying,

Thursday, April 18, 2019

🌷Easter Treasure Hunt Blog Hop🌷

Hi friends!Welcome to the Easter Treasure Hunt Blog Hop! I have been taking part in this fun event for years now. This is hosted by our friend JoYou can learn all about it, and find out where the Hunt begins, by going to Jo's blog. Each of us in the Hunt are sharing an Easter or Spring stitched finish with you. I have just completed this:

This is Lamb Egg/Lämmer-Ei by Elisa Tortonesi-Sieß. I stitched this one over one on 28ct Wichelt Monet Blue linen with DMC.

Do you remember these? I remember these from my childhood.
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I found the ribbon at Hobby Lobby. It made me instantly think of the frosting that was piped around these eggs. I glued a piece of white paper to the backside of the plain cardboard egg shape for the back piece. I then glued on a double layer of white sparkle mesh. 

I am very happy with this finish. It reminds me of the sugar eggs.😊

Each of us participating in this Easter Treasure Hunt Blog Hop were assigned a letter. If you visit Jo's blog to find out where to begin, then you can hop from blog to blog, collecting letters as you go. You will end up with the Mystery Phrase. :) My letter is 
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You need to visit Barb's blog next to continue on in order, and solve the mystery!

For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.  1Corinthians 1:18

I will be back tomorrow to announce the winner of the Lizzie Kate chart. Still time to enter the giveaway!😉

Thanks for stopping by! And welcome to all new friends! Come on back again!💗

For any of you who will not be stopping by again, I must now say, Happy, Blessed Easter to you!

Stitching and praying,

Monday, April 15, 2019

🌷Giveaway Winner🌷

Hi friends! I am back to share the winner of  The Sunflower Seed "Mini Spring" pattern.

The winner is:
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I still have another giveaway going on right now for a Lizzie Kate pattern. Just see the prior post to enter. That giveaway ends this Friday.

I have finally finished stitching my Easter pattern. I need to go to JoAnn today and get some supplies so I can work on the finishing of it. I will show it to you on my next post.😁

Only let your conduct be worthy of the gospel of Christ, so that whether I come and see you or am absent, I may hear of your affairs, that you stand fast in one spirit, with one mind striving together for the faith of the gospel  Philippians 1:27

I hope you have a nice week everyone! Thanks for stopping by!

Stitching and praying,

Friday, April 12, 2019

🐥Lizzie Kate🐤

Hi friends! I have had this little LK Flip It April pattern done for weeks actually, I just forgot to show you!🙄

I stitched this one over one on 25ct light rose lugana with DMC. This pattern was given to me by our friend Robin  Thank you Robin!😘 As with all patterns given to me by Robin, I am going to give the pattern for this away now. If you would like this pattern all you need to do is: be a sidebar follower of mine and leave a comment on this post telling me you would like this pattern. I will draw a name on Friday, April 19th.

The Wildling Sisters by Eve Chase was one of those books that has two story lines going at one time. I much preferred the historical story in this tale, it was very good.
Four sisters. One summer. A lifetime of secrets. When fifteen-year-old Margot and her three sisters arrive at Applecote Manor in June 1959, they expect a quiet English country summer. Instead, they find their aunt and uncle still reeling from the disappearance of their daughter, Audrey, five years before. As the sisters become divided by new tensions when two handsome neighbors drop by, Margot finds herself drawn into the life Audrey left behind. When the summer takes a deadly turn, the girls must unite behind an unthinkable choice or find themselves torn apart forever. Fifty years later, Jesse is desperate to move her family out of their London home, where signs of her widower husband’s previous wife are around every corner. Gorgeous Applecote Manor, nestled in the English countryside, seems the perfect solution. But Jesse finds herself increasingly isolated in their new sprawling home, at odds with her fifteen-year-old stepdaughter, and haunted by the strange rumors that surround the manor. Rich with the heat and angst of love both young and old, The Wildling Sisters is a gorgeous and breathtaking journey into the bonds that unite a family and the darkest secrets of the human heart.
I am STILL stitching away on that Easter pattern!

“God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.” Psalm 46:1

Have a great weekend everyone! I thank you for stopping by. I am so glad you did!

Stitching and praying,

Monday, April 8, 2019

Spectacular Spring

Hi friends! Here is the April cubby shelf display.
Now let me show you the finish I have for the pedestal frame for April.
This is Sampling Easter by Lizzie Kate. I used DMC and WDW pecan and stitched it two over two on 30ct white linen. I think it is really sweet.

I have a pattern to give away courtesy of our friend Robin I was given this pattern by Robin to pass along to one of you.
All you need to do is: be a sidebar follower of mine on this blog. Leave a comment on this post telling me you would like this pattern. I will randomly draw a name on Monday, April 15th.

Have any of you read this book?😱 WOW! This book is not fiction folks! It's a story of a REAL PSYCHOPATH! I had bad dreams for a few days during this book, not gonna lie to you. The information about the World Fair is very interesting, but I will be honest here, it dragged a bit for me.
Erik Larson—author of #1 bestseller In the Garden of Beasts—intertwines the true tale of the 1893 World's Fair and the cunning serial killer who used the fair to lure his victims to their death. Combining meticulous research with nail-biting storytelling, Erik Larson has crafted a narrative with all the wonder of newly discovered history and the thrills of the best fiction.
I am still stitching that Easter piece. It is a bigger one, for me anyhow. I am getting there!

“I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener. He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit he prunes so that it will be even more fruitful. You are already clean because of the word I have spoken to you. Remain in me, as I also remain in you. No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me. I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.” John 15:1-5

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you have a "Spectacular" week!

Stitching and praying,

Friday, April 5, 2019


Hi friends! Let me show you the completed Poodle Parade magnet.
This is the plastic canvas project I worked on for Jim, my senior friend at the nursing home, that Henry and I visit. I will be making another one for Mary. Soon! And then I will make one more for myself, and then I will be done with plastic canvas. I do NOT enjoy working with it!

I would like to show you my corner shelf display.
I read The Radium Girls:  The Dark Story of America's Shining Women By  Kate Moore, and WOW! I had no idea. Just no idea of radium's history. How naïve I am.This is quite the eye opening story.

The incredible true story of the women who fought America's Undark danger The Curies' newly discovered element of radium makes gleaming headlines across the nation as the fresh face of beauty, and wonder drug of the medical community. From body lotion to tonic water, the popular new element shines bright in the otherwise dark years of the First World War. Meanwhile, hundreds of girls toil amidst the glowing dust of the radium-dial factories. The glittering chemical covers their bodies from head to toe; they light up the night like industrious fireflies. With such a coveted job, these "shining girls" are the luckiest alive ― until they begin to fall mysteriously ill. But the factories that once offered golden opportunities are now ignoring all claims of the gruesome side effects, and the women's cries of corruption. And as the fatal poison of the radium takes hold, the brave shining girls find themselves embroiled in one of the biggest scandals of America's early 20th century, and in a groundbreaking battle for workers' rights that will echo for centuries to come. Written with a sparkling voice and breakneck pace, The Radium Girls fully illuminates the inspiring young women exposed to the "wonder" substance of radium, and their awe-inspiring strength in the face of almost impossible circumstances. Their courage and tenacity led to life-changing regulations, research into nuclear bombing, and ultimately saved hundreds of thousands of lives...
I am now stitching up an Easter piece.

“Who among you fears the Lord? Who obeys the voice of His Servant? Who walks in darkness And has no light? Let him trust in the name of the Lord And rely upon his God.

I hope you have a very nice weekend my friends! Thank you for stopping by! Your comments truly encourage me. Thank you!

Stitching and praying,