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Thursday, February 27, 2020

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Hi friends! Here are my first two St. Patrick's Day finishes this year.
🍀Kiss Me by Nancy Bandzuch🍀


This is a sweet freebie you can find on Catholicsprouts.com. I stitched mine two over two on some golden mystery 30 count linen with VMSS Green Valley and Spring Meadow.💚💚 IS THIS THE PERFECT FINISHING FABRIC FOR ME OR WHAT?!?!🐩💚🍀

☘️🍀Holiday Hoopla-St. Patrick's Day by Brenda Gervais🍀☘️
 
As you can see, I changed mine up a bit! I used DMC and VMSS and added a HUGE lime green gingham bow and a lucky copper four leaf clover charm and I love it this way!💚🍀 I have most of the Holiday Hoopla patterns and plan to display them the same way. Hanging from the lovely 152 year old glass door knob that is just feet from my stitching spot. These lovely old doors are one of the first things I noticed in this apartment.🥰
I am on a St. Patrick's Day roll! That seems to be the theme for now.

“Do not judge, or you too will be judged. For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.” Matthew 7:1-2

Our friend Clare has asked for our help. Clare takes part in her family's church Tree Festival every Christmas where there are 60 real trees all decorated in various themes. Her tree is always full of stitched ornaments. This year she would like to do a floral tree - A Bouquet of Flowers. Would you like to join me in stitching a flower for Clare's tree? She asks that you send just the stitched piece, not finished. She will make up the ornament. If you also would like to take part in this, then CLICK HERE

I hope you have a wonderful weekend with lots of time for stitching.

Stitching and praying,
Vickie



Monday, February 24, 2020

Have a GREAT Day!

Hi friends! We have a winner for 'Happy Heart Heart Day'.
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I still draw the names the old fashioned way.😉 I write down every name that entered, and this time there were twelve friends that entered. Cut the names into little strips, fold them in half, shake them up good and pick one out. This time Madeleine chose. And the name she picked was: 
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I am now stitching St. Patrick's Day patterns. What are you stitching?


Have any of you read this one? Wow. I highly recommend it. This is a story of family coming back together and a woman finding her way back home. In the interview with the author at the very end, Kristin said, "No story has ever affected me personally so deeply. No novel of my own has ever so consistently brought me to tears."
In this powerhouse of a novel, Kristin Hannah explores the intimate landscape of a troubled marriage with this provocative and timely portrait of a husband and wife, in love and at war. All marriages have a breaking point. All families have wounds. All wars have a cost. . . . Like many couples, Michael and Jolene Zarkades have to face the pressures of everyday life―children, careers, bills, chores―even as their twelve-year marriage is falling apart. Then a deployment sends Jolene deep into harm's way and leaves defense attorney Michael at home, unaccustomed to being a single parent to their two girls. As a mother, it agonizes Jolene to leave her family, but as a solider, she has always understood the true meaning of duty. In her letters home, she paints a rose-colored version of her life on the front lines, shielding her family from the truth. But war will change Jolene in ways that none of them could have foreseen. When tragedy strikes, Michael must face his darkest fear and fight a battle of his own―for everything that matters to his family. At once a profoundly honest look at modern marriage and a dramatic exploration of the toll war takes on an ordinary American family, Home Front is a story of love, loss, heroism, honor, and ultimately, hope.
“Hear, O LORD, and answer me, for I am poor and needy. Guard my life, for I am devoted to you. You are my God; save your servant who trusts in you. Have mercy on me, O Lord, for I call to you all day long. Bring joy to your servant, for to you, O Lord, I lift up my soul.” Psalm 86:1-4

I hope you have a wonderful week my friends! More snow headed our way. Are you having nice weather? I hope so.

Stitching and praying,
Vickie

Friday, February 21, 2020

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Hi friends! I have my last two Valentine creations to share with you.🥰

This is 💕February Glows, Bent Creek Snappers💕  Another one of my cute monthly series❣️
Aren't the snaps fun? I need to get to Hobby Lobby for a frame. I will swap out each month as I stitch them. I stitched this two over two on 32ct lambwool linen with the called for red and cream. I used 'Love Always' Dragon Floss hand dyed and Artiste 'Gypsy' variegated flosses from my stash to pink it up!💗

💘To My Valentine by Samplerbird Stitchery💘
Isn't it precious? This is a free pattern designed by Robin/Samplerbird, you can find her on Instagram HERE Thank you once again Robin❣️ I love this little finish. It has joined my many other Valentine pieces on the corner shelf for the rest of this month.💕 I stitched this two over two on 32 ct cream linen with VMSS Valentine Red and VMSS 1795 Golden Straw.

I am now stitching a St. Patrick's Day piece!😉🍀

Let no corrupt word proceed out of your mouth, but what is good for necessary edification, that it may impart grace to the hearers.  Ephesians 4:29

I hope you have a wonderful weekend my dear friends! I am so glad you stopped by to visit with me.

Stitching and praying,
Vickie

Monday, February 17, 2020

A Whole Lotta Valentine Stitchin'

Hi friends! Welcome new friends! Is it warming up by you? Still cold and snowy around here!

I have been busy stitching Valentine pieces this month. I need to show you what I have been busy making.

Be My Valentine freebie from LizzieKate
I stitched this two over two with DMC on 32ct Angel Blush Zweigart Belfast linen.

💖💗Always💗💖
Free design from Heart In Hand Designs. I added pinks to the bottom border.💗 I stitched this two over two with the called for DMC.

💗💘'Happy Heart Heart Day' by The Trilogy.
I finished this flatfold courtesy of Vonna's tutorial of course. I give her credit!! I do NOT really enjoy finishing! I do enjoy them once they are done❣️ I stitched this two over two on 30ct WDW Baby's Breath linen. The only color I kept that was called for was the red, DMC 221. Otherwise I chose all my own and they were mostly my favorite VMSS flosses. The mother of pearl buttons came from my big 'ol jar of white buttons.💗 The fabric it is laying on is the finishing fabric.

I have a giveaway going on RIGHT NOW FOR THIS CHART!  Please see my last blog entry to enter to win THIS chart!

I am stitching up another monthly piece right now.

I received this sweet Valentine from Astrid  💌 Thank you once again Astrid❣️
Vickie @stitchingvickie I received this sweet Valentine from Astrid @astro.astrid 💌 Thank you once again Astrid❣️
Vickie @stitchingvickie I received this sweet Valentine from Astrid @astro.astrid 💌 Thank you once again Astrid❣️


“Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword?…No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”  Romans 8:35, 37-39

Thank you for stopping by my friends! I hope you have a stitchtastic week!

Stitching and praying,
Vickie




Cally turned officially 8 years old Sunday! Her adoption papers have her real birthday printed on them. Isn't she just precious?! I just love to pick her up and hug her. You should see the look she gives me. Totally Grumpy Cat.😆😻

Thursday, February 13, 2020

💗Secret Stitching Sweetheart Blog Hop

Happy Valentine's Day friends! I am taking part in our friend Jo's Secret Stitching Sweetheart Blog Hop!

I have received this Valentine picture, sent by my Secret Stitcher.
Isn't this lovely? I am guessing this is a Drawn Thread pattern.

My Secret Stitcher just needs to visit Jo's blog, visit the stitchers on the list, and she will find her picture here. Please leave me a comment here letting me know who you are Secret Stitcher! I need to search the list to find my stitched Valentine!

Thank you for stopping by today! Welcome new friends! Leave me a comment so I know you dropped in. 

I am having a giveaway for this 'Happy Heart Day' chart by The Trilogy provided by our friend Robin. 
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If you are interested in this chart, all you have to do is be a sidebar follower of mine here on this blog and leave a comment here on this post stating you would like this chart. I will draw one name from the comments here on Monday, February 24th. 

“They received the message with great eagerness and examined the Scriptures every day.” Acts 17:11

Stitching and praying,
Vickie



Thursday, February 6, 2020

💗Valentine Stitching💗

Hi friends! Let me show you the February cubby shelf.
Here is the February corner shelf. You must know I love to bring out the pink for Valentine's Day!
In the mother of pearl frame is a new finish. 💘February Square Dance by Heart In Hand💘I stitched this two over two on 32ct evenweave using DMC and VMSS
💕💘And now a February freebie you can find HERE💘💕
I plan to stitch this whole cute series. Only problem is that the months are in Italian. That's okay. Just requires a bit of ingenuity to make it all work and fit.😉 I will perch these tiny finishes on top of the cubby shelf. I stitched this two over two on 28ct white Jubilee using all VMSS flosses and the grey DMC. The fabric shown is the backing material.

I am now stitching up another Valentine small.

Have any of you read this book? Wow. What a good book from beginning to end. The majority of the book takes place in Poland. I found that very interesting.
In 1942, Europe remains in the relentless grip of war. Just beyond the tents of the Russian refugee camp she calls home, a young woman speaks her wedding vows. It’s a decision that will alter her destiny…and it’s a lie that will remain buried until the next century. Since she was nine years old, Alina Dziak knew she would marry her best friend, Tomasz. Now fifteen and engaged, Alina is unconcerned by reports of Nazi soldiers at the Polish border, believing her neighbors that they pose no real threat, and dreams instead of the day Tomasz returns from college in Warsaw so they can be married. But little by little, injustice by brutal injustice, the Nazi occupation takes hold, and Alina’s tiny rural village, its families, are divided by fear and hate. Then, as the fabric of their lives is slowly picked apart, Tomasz disappears. Where Alina used to measure time between visits from her beloved, now she measures the spaces between hope and despair, waiting for word from Tomasz and avoiding the attentions of the soldiers who patrol her parents’ farm. But for now, even deafening silence is preferable to grief. Slipping between Nazi-occupied Poland and the frenetic pace of modern life, Kelly Rimmer creates an emotional and finely wrought narrative. The Things We Cannot Say is an unshakable reminder of the devastation when truth is silenced…and how it can take a lifetime to find our voice before we learn to trust it.

Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in needs, in persecutions, in distresses, for Christ’s sake. For when I am weak, then I am strong. 2 Corinthians 12:10

I hope you have a wonderful weekend my friends. Thank you for stopping by.

Stitching and praying,
Vickie