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Monday, May 20, 2019

You Can't Buy Love But...

Hi friends! Here is what I worked on last week.
I have had this poodle pattern for ages. I found it on a French blog. It was listed as a "free antique poodle pattern". The scan she provided was poor. The copy I printed off was so blurry the x's were wonky. I got a headache trying to decipher it. But I persevered and I LOVE this precious poodle!🐩
The phrase is something VERY dear to my heart.I desperately want to rescue another poodle. Our Murphy was a rescue.

 Our little Henry is a rescue.

Brian is not ready yet. And he is not sold on doing another rescue next time. I am working on him! I made the pillow for the top shelf of the corner shelf, which just happens to be in our bedroom.😉Oh? You will see it morning, noon and night every day? And I am not supposed to talk about rescuing another poodle? Okay.😆
The pink is VMSS 'Candy Pink'. This is stitched two over two on 28ct Confederate Grey Cashel Linen.

I am still stitching 🌸'Secret Flower Bed'🌸 by The Trilogy. A very, very cute pattern gifted to me by Robin. As soon as I am done I will be offering it to YOU! See my last post for a pattern I am giving away right now.
Well friends, one more Kate Morton book for you, and then I have read them all, as I tried to read her latest out and could not get into it. This one is The House at Riverton and I truly enjoyed it. It kept me in suspense until the end.

Grace Bradley went to work at Riverton House as a servant when she was just a girl, before the First World War. For years her life was inextricably tied up with the Hartford family, most particularly the two daughters, Hannah and Emmeline. In the summer of 1924, at a glittering society party held at the house, a young poet shot himself. The only witnesses were Hannah and Emmeline and only they—and Grace—know the truth. In 1999, when Grace is ninety-eight years old and living out her last days in a nursing home, she is visited by a young director who is making a film about the events of that summer. She takes Grace back to Riverton House and reawakens her memories. Told in flashback, this is the story of Grace's youth during the last days of Edwardian aristocratic privilege shattered by war, of the vibrant twenties and the changes she witnessed as an entire way of life vanished forever. The novel is full of secrets—some revealed, others hidden forever, reminiscent of the romantic suspense of Daphne du Maurier. It is also a meditation on memory, the devastation of war and a beautifully rendered window into a fascinating time in history. Kate Morton’s first novel, originally published to critical acclaim in Australia, and quickly becoming a #1 bestseller in England, The House at Riverton is a vivid, page-turning novel of suspense and passion, with characters—and an ending—readers won't soon forget.
Could I ask you a favor please? I have not mention my migraines in a long time. I have been suffering terribly lately. I still have the daily migraines for three years now. The Topomax I take does not seem to be working well any longer. I just did blood work on Friday. I expect to hear from the doctor today to see if we can increase my dose again. He put me on a prednisone(steroid) dose to hopefully get rid of this! I do have naratriptan to take when they get extreme. I am supposed to limit my use of that. The problem is that I am now in menopause. I now get menstrual migraines too. I get migraines before my periods, during and sometimes after! And I get more than one period a month sometimes.😭 So the favor is, would you pray for me? Thank you my friends.💗

“And you are of Christ, and Christ is of God.” 1 Corinthians 3:23

I hope you have a wonderful week! Thank you for stopping by and leaving me such nice comments. I appreciate YOU!

Stitching and praying,


butterfly said...

Another beautiful stitch Vickie.
I am sure your hubby will give in soon ,I wish mine would but we had an agreement sad .

gracie said...

That is a sweet poodle. Let's hope Brian will come around. Sorry about the migraines are not letting up. You are in my daily thoughts dear friend.

Manuela said...

The little pillow is very cute. Lovely finish.
So sorry about your migraines. Hope it will better.
Have a nice new week. Hugs, Manuela

Maggie said...

What a lovely little pillow, and a great subliminal message :-)

Marilyn said...

That little Poodle is too cute!
I hope your hubby gives in.
Mine won't let me any dog. :(
He likes dogs, just doesn't want one.
Have a great week!

Stasi said...

Your poodle piece is so sweet! So sorry to hear about your continuing migraines...hope the docs can help!!!

Robin in Virginia said...

What a precious poodle stitch you created, Vickie! I am sorry that your migraines have worsened. I do hope and pray the blood work helps the doctor come up with a solution. Thinking of you!

Linda said...

Congrats on the adorable finish Vickie.


Carol said...

So sorry to hear that your migraines are so bad again, Vickie. And I know the hotter days tend to make things even worse. I do hope your doctor can figure things out...

Darling poodle pillow--perfectly pink just for you :)

Julie said...

A very pretty pillow.
Saddens me that you are suffering the headaches again Vickie, love and hugs}

Margaret said...

I hope the pillow helps persuade Brian to go for another rescue. :D So cute! Love Kate Morton -- glad you are catching up on her books. Just miss that last one. lol! Prayers for you, my friend. So sorry to hear you are suffering migraines still. And menopause -- ugh. Yes, that really messes you up even with no menstrual headaches. You poor thing!

Barb said...

I absolutely will say prayers for you. My DD gets those period headaches too so I know how much a person suffers with them. Her face even gets all puffed up. Your poodle stitch is delightful!!

diamondc said...

Vickie: Still have you on my Prayer List.
I hope that you go through menopause quickly, some do some do not, I pray you go flying through.
I am totally loving this new design and finish, so sweet.
I hope he changes his mind about a rescue, they little lonely rescues want to be loved, keep us posted on how it goes.


MartinaM said...

This is such a cute little pillow. I love it, with the little poodle in the middle. Wow, and another Kate Morten book, thanks for pointing me out. I have to go to the library to find out if I can find it.
Migraine is a bad disease, especially if it affects one day a day. All life is upset, because you just can not do the way you want to be, is so confined. I like to take you into my prayers and think of you. I keep my fingers crossed that there will soon be an improvement for you.
I admire you very much that you still can not give up and make such beautiful work again and again. You have my respect. Big Hugs, my friend,

Lili said...

Your pillow is adorable, super sweet! I love the fabric around your finish!
So sorry about your migraines, I hope the doctor can help you.

Stitchy Mc Floss said...

Oh what a cute finish! Hope you have a great day. :)

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

That is such a cute design with a subliminal message! Poodles are so small, they don't take up much room, he might not even notice another one...

Astrids dragon said...

I absolutely love your pillow, it was meant for you... or maybe Brian?! I hope he changes his mind, I know you have enough love for more than one!
I'm so sorry to hear your migraines have come back, full force it sounds like. Of course I'll be praying for you and relief from the pain. Sending hugs too!

RJ said...

Love your poodle with a most adorable stitch Vickie. I have friends who adopted a pretty black poodle. It would be great for them too. RJ