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Friday, January 31, 2020

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Hi friends! I finally found time to return to stitching. Boy does that feel good. I have a small finish to share with you.

Ta da! It's Cally! 😻
This is a free chart called Itty Bitty Kitty from Wichelt.com. I have had this chart for a LONG TIME! This is from March 2014. If you want this chart, I still have the link to it. Search 'Cutie'(my Mom's cat.) in the white search bar in the upper left corner at the top of this blog page. Scroll down the page and you will find it. I changed this pattern A LOT to make it look like Cally.😊 I had to use EIGHT colors! It is such a dull, grey day here. Too bad you cannot see the pretty linen color. It is 25ct light rose lugana. This is the first Cally in the cubby shelf!😉

Our friend Mary  sent me a "cheer you up" gift. How wonderful and thoughtful was that?! Thank you again Mary!!
I am now stitching another monthly pattern.

I want to thank you SO much for your love and kindness in my time of grief with the passing of my Stepdad. Your prayers and kind words and reaching out to me mean so much. TRULY. I mean that. I am feeling much better. I had this funk. This deep sorrow that I worried would never lift. I believe it is beginning to leave. Thank you for caring my friends. God bless you.💗

“These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.” John 16:33

Stitching and praying,
Vickie 



Monday, January 27, 2020

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Hi friends! Thank you so much for all of your love, support, and prayers during this time of grieving. God bless you.💗
You can see my little surprise! Her name is Cally.😻I'll bet you did not even know that I like cats did you? 😉I still want another toy poodle, BUT our little toy poodle Henry has a SECOND herniated disc in his neck. He has been recovering for two months already, and it is obvious he will have to remain on medication daily for the rest of his life. He is so happy and so playful still every day, that we just cannot risk getting another toy poodle. He would definitely play with her and injure himself terribly. SO... we got a Himalayan! Brian and I had talked of getting a Himalayan WAY BACK when we were dating. We never did. Now we rescued Cally.
She is an 8 year old Dilute Calico Himalayan. Norman, her 95 year old! owner, had to go into a nursing home. She is 6 pounds and so is Henry! 😊They respect each other. She is SO affectionate. A purring machine. And GORGEOUS!

I have yet to get back to stitching. I will. Maybe tonight.

Please, if you would, pray for my Mom? Thank you so much❣️

“Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, and whose hope is the Lord.” Jeremiah 17:7

Stitching and praying,
Vickie

Friday, January 24, 2020

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Hi friends.

Our friend Donna has won the LK Joy to the World chart.

Please continue to pray for my Mom and my family. This is a most difficult time. My Stepdad's funeral is tomorrow. Thank you.💗

Praying,
Vickie


Wednesday, January 22, 2020

😢

Hi friends.

My dear Stepdad Jim Stewart went to Eternal Rest yesterday surrounded by my Mom and his son and me and Brian all of my brothers. Would you please join us in praying for his soul and please pray for my dear Mom and all of us? Thank you ever so much.😢💗


“But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.” Isaiah 40:31

Stitching and praying,
Vickie


Friday, January 17, 2020

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Hi friends! How are you? I hope all is well with you? Thank you for your kind words on my last post.

I forgot I have not even shared my January cubby display and half of January is over and done with!
Vickie @stitchingvickie 🐩❄️January Cubby Shelf Display❄️🐩 #crossstitch #crossstitchersofinstagram #overone
Guess what?! I finished those blasted 🎶Bluegrass Bibs🎶 for my brother Jonathan! I have yet to return them to him, so Brian has yet to "have the talk with him", but he will tell him that his sister can no longer stitch for him on denim.🥳

I have embroidered FOURTY-THREE SIGNATURES ON DENIM! 🤪
💚💚💚Do you see all of this GOREOUS GREEN FLOSS?! I was GIFTED ALL OF THIS by the ONE AND ONLY NANCY of Victortian Motto Sampler Shoppe! YES! FOR REAL! I won one of her giveaways during her 12 days of Christmas event in December. God bless Nancy! She is SUCH a kind,generous, soul. If you also want a chance to win something TOTALLY AWESOME, she is constantly giving! You just need to follow her blog. Yep, that is it!🥰Thank you Nancy!

I would like to offer a giveaway of my own. This pattern was given to me by our friend Robin to give away here on my blog! She is such a sweet, good friend!
If you would like this LizzieKate chart, all you have to do is: be a sidebar follower of my blog, and leave a comment here on this post telling me you would like this chart.  I will draw a name on  Friday, January 24th.

“And the God of all grace, who called you to His eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will Himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast.” 1 Peter 5:10

Thank you for stopping by today my friends! I appreciate your friendship! May God bless you!

Stitching and praying,
Vickie



Friday, January 10, 2020

🎄

Hi friends! Let me show you the gift I gave Brian for Christmas.
This is from Prairie Schooler, book #87 Christmas Trees II I stitched this as called for, except I changed the called for color of 18ct Aida to Dusty Green to match the picture color. The chart calls for Olive. I think they made a mistake, since mine matches perfectly? Now he has two Christmas trees!🎄( I started giving him stitched trees last year.)

Oh friends the 🎶Bluegrass Bibs🎶 are back!😔
This is Amy Nelson, daughter of THE WILLIE NELSON! 🤩 🤠 Amy is one half of Folkuke.

This is Cathy Guthrie, granddaughter of WOODY GUTHRIE!🎸
Cathy is the other half of Folkuke. Am I done? NOPE! FOUR more autographs to embroider on these 🎶Bluegrass Bibs🎶 of my brother Jon's. Then I am hoping to be done forever. How's that? Brian has offered to talk to Jon for me. Since my wrist pain has only worsened with this stitching on denim, Brian is going to tell Jon I just can't do it any more. I will offer to show him how to do it. I do not think he will ever do it himself. I don't think this will be well received honestly, but I do not want to stitch these endlessly. And Jon keeps getting the signatures and assuming I will do them.

I do not know about you, but I knew virtually nothing about English/Native American conflicts in New England before reading this novel. This book was very interesting and I thoroughly enjoyed it.
Massachusetts Bay Colony, 1676. Even before Mary Rowlandson was captured by Indians on a winter day of violence and terror, she sometimes found herself in conflict with her rigid Puritan community. Now, her home destroyed, her children lost to her, she has been sold into the service of a powerful woman tribal leader, made a pawn in the ongoing bloody struggle between English settlers and native people. Battling cold, hunger, and exhaustion, Mary witnesses harrowing brutality but also unexpected kindness. To her confused surprise, she is drawn to her captors’ open and straightforward way of life, a feeling further complicated by her attraction to a generous, protective English-speaking native known as James Printer. All her life, Mary has been taught to fear God, submit to her husband, and abhor Indians. Now, having lived on the other side of the forest, she begins to question the edicts that have guided her, torn between the life she knew and the wisdom the natives have shown her. Based on the compelling true narrative of Mary Rowlandson, Flight of the Sparrow is an evocative tale that transports the reader to a little-known time in early America and explores the real meanings of freedom, faith, and acceptance.
“For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all.” 2 Corinthians 4:17

Thank you for stopping by today my friends! I hope you have a wonderful weekend! We are getting plenty of snow this weekend! We are supposed to get about 12 inches! I guess it is about time for that to happen!

Stitching and praying,
Vickie


Sunday, January 5, 2020

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Hi friends! On Friday Brian and I took a road trip up North an hour and a half to get this....
💕💗🥰💗💕My 'new' Martha Washington cabinet from Brian. I wanted this for Christmas, which for us Orthodox Christians is this coming Tuesday. He says this is not for Christmas. It is just a love gift. Hooray for me! Thank you Brian❣️

I finished stitching Brian's Prairie Schooler Christmas present and am finishing up making it into a tree. Some of you may recall last year I started a tradition of giving him a cross stitched tree instead of an ornament for Christmas. I will share this finish with you next time!

Oh friends! You are not going to believe what my next project HAS TO BE! Yes, you read that right. HAS TO BE. I promised my brother Jonathan I would embroider signatures next.😭Oh those blasted Bluegrass Bibs! I think there are FIVE waiting for me. Brian asked me if he wants me to say something to him about my hand and wrist and I said yes!!! Oh! Yes. I have not mentioned that here. I have been having arthritis pain that Inever knew a person could experience in their life in my first finger of my right hand! 😱 Now I truly know what it means when you read knife like pain on those medical forms!! And my tendinitis has barely come back in my right wrist also. I have taken to wear the brace I had stored away every day now for several hours. It has greatly helped. I just know stitching on denim will NOT help.
Vickie @stitchingvickie Hi friends! How many of you have read THIS one?! Way back in high school? We only read parts of it
How many of you have read THIS one?! Way back in high school? We only read parts of it in high school. This was the last audio book I listened to in 2019.🎧 I HIGHLY recommend listening to it! Sissy Spacek narrated it and she did a superb job of it! I am so glad I went back and revisited this book my friends.📕 It was voted 'Best Novel of the Century' in a poll by Library Journal in 1999. This book is just so moving. So in your face about prejudice. Just read it!!💖 And yes, I plan to listen to Go Set a Watchman very soon!
“Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all His benefits.” Psalm 103:2

Stitching and praying,
Vickie