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Thursday, October 29, 2020

Let God

 Hi friends! I have stitched up a new little addition for the cubby shelf. 

🌸Let God by The nebby needle🌸 Two over one with all my own floss choices on white 25 ct linen.

🦃🍁T is for Turkey by Heartstring Samplery🍁🦃



 Stitched one over one on mystery 32 count linen with some of the called for DMC, mostly my own choices, and one VMSS. LOVE this chart❣️ Thank you to our friend Nataly, who gifted me this pattern last year. I have now passed on this pattern to our friend Georgia. 🧡 I knew I wanted to finish this tiny, to fit it into an old black Lang's candle lid I saved for years. I will display this on my cornershelf.

I am busy stitching November monthly patterns now.

“I wait for the LORD, my soul waits, and in his word I put my hope. My soul waits for the Lord more than watchmen wait for the morning.” —Psalm 130:5-6

Stay safe my friends. Here in Wisconsin were are NOT safe. Our state’s Republican-controlled legislature has for months hindered attempts by Democratic Gov. Tony Evers to slow the virus’s spread. I have never felt more distressed in my life!  I have never been a registered party member, and I never will be. I have voted on both sides over my 51 years of life. I cannot wait until THIS election is OVER! How about you?🤪


Stitching and praying,

Vickie





Sunday, October 25, 2020

🧡October Curls🧡

 Hi friends! Thank you so much for all of your lovely, uplifting comments on the wedding pictures. And your offered prayers for Jacob and Kristen also.💗

I did finish this before the wedding, but forgot to post it here on the blog.             🧡October Curls by Bent Creek🧡 

I stitched this two over two with DMC and VMSS on 32ct lambswool linen.

I will be posting a Heartstring Samplery seasonal finish next time.











I have said it many times, I highly recommend every single Beverly Lewis book. You cannot go wrong with her books!

Anna is eager to begin a new chapter in her life as a Lancaster County tour guide in the picturesque area where her Plain grandmother once stayed. Anna wishes she could talk with her grandmother about those long-ago days, but the elderly woman suffers from Alzheimer's, and beyond a vague hint about an old stone wall, much about that time is a mystery. Thankfully, Martin Nolt, a handsome Mennonite, takes the young Beachy Amish woman under his wing for her training, familiarizing her with the many local highlights, including Peaceful Meadows Horse Retreat, which serves children with special needs. The retreat's mission so inspires Anna that she returns to volunteer, and she quickly strikes up a friendship with Gabe Allgyer, the young Amish widower who manages it. As Anna grows closer to both Martin and Gabe, she finds herself faced with a difficult choice--one in potential conflict with the expectations of her parents. Will Anna find true love and the truth about her grandmother's past in Lancaster County? Or will she find only heartbreak?

I am stitching up a November monthly piece right now.

“’I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the LORD, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.’” —Jeremiah 29:11

I hope you have a wonderful week my friends! Thanks for stopping by!

Stitching and praying,
Vickie




Tuesday, October 20, 2020

👰🤵

 Hi friends!  Well the wedding was a success. The weather was....interesting! Yes, it did get to 60 degrees(briefly). The sun did come out briefly. It was mainly overcast, BUT BOY OH BOY, WAS IT EVER WINDY!🌬️ We had wind gusts up to 40 mph!! 💨During the ceremony!! EVERYONE looked windblown! And this was out in the country with nothing to break the wind.

So I will share the best of what little pictures we have. It was hard to get pictures when every member of the family is partaking in the ceremony!




Emerson and Madeleine







Jacob and I danced to Josh Groban's "You Raise Me Up".  I was told by quite a few people that everyone was crying. Funny. I thought I was going to be sobbing out of control. Jacob teased me last week that I was going to ruin his suit. Ha ha. As I told our friend Carol, that while Jacob and I danced, we were so deeply, deeply talking of our love for each other, I did not even cry. I can't even  believe it! I am a HUGE crier. I love this son of mine so very much. We are just so very proud of the man he has become.

And here is the wedding verse Jacob and Kristen chose. They had it printed on the mugs they gave to everyone at the wedding:

That you may with one mind and one mouth glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ    Romans 15:6

I hope to share better pictures of the bride and groom in the near future. 

Stitching and praying,

Vickie








Thursday, October 15, 2020

🦉October Square Dance🦉

 Hi friends! Tomorrow is the wedding!!!!! I have prayed every day, numerous times a day for the weather. The temperature has now gone up! The high is now 60 degrees. Much, much better! Thank you Lord!

Here is my latest finish. October Square Dance by Heart in Hand🦉


Stitched two over two with DMC and VMSS on 32ct mystery evenweave.

🧡 October Cubby Shelf Display🧡

These are all stitched over one. Except the little October pillow on top

I am now stitching a Thanksgiving piece. I rarely get around to stitching Thanksgiving pieces. Do you? I love autumn. It is so gorgeous. So much beauty to admire.

“In everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets.”

 —Matthew 7:12

Well I don't mind a bit if you pray for our son Jacob and his bride-to-be Kristen. Not just for their wedding day, but more importantly for their lives together. Please pray for God's blessing on them. Thank you!

Hope to be back very soon. I plan to share pictures of this special occasion with you! I have never even shared pictures of any of my three children on my blog before. Jacob is getting married, Emerson is the best man, and Madeleine is the bridesmaid. Kristen has one sister, who is the matron-of-honor and one brother who is a groomsman.  It worked out very well. 

Have a great weekend everyone!

Stitching and praying,

Vickie





Sunday, October 11, 2020

Wedding Sampler

Hi friends! Here it is! Back from the framer! Ready to go on display at the wedding THIS SATURDAY!!


😁 I can't wait to surprise Jacob and Kristen with this!💕 We chose a solid walnut frame. This is stitched two over two with DMC and Cottage Garden Thread in Burgundy for the flowers on 30ct Baby's Breath linen. Their wedding color is burgundy. This pattern is by DMC and is called Just Married. It was charted to say "Just Married"(in French!) at the bottom. I changed it to say Two Become One instead. 💞 It has been in the 60's here for days. We even had a day where we hit 80! The predicted high for the OUTDOOR WEDDING?! 47 DEGREES 🥶


Have any of you read this book by Frank McCourt? I absolutely loved this! I HIGHLY RECOMMEND listening to the audio book. Listening to Frank's wonderful Irish brogue narrate his memoirs of his "miserable Irish Catholic childhood" had me 😂 pouring tears, crying with laughter more times than I can count during this entire book. It is also heartbreaking. Reading of the family's absolute poverty for years and years, because of his father's drinking the entire paycheck over and over for years and years, then only to abandon them all.


“See, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands.” Isaiah 49:16

Have  a great week my friends! Five days until the wedding!

Stitching and praying,
Vickie




Thursday, October 8, 2020

🍊🍊🍊

 Hi friends!  This is my latest finish. 🍊October freebie by romyfrees.blogspot.com


 I stitched this two over two on 28ct using DMC. The fabric shown is the backing material.

I am now stitching up another October piece.

Only 8 days until Jacob's wedding!


This is the second book in the Kate Waters series I read. I enjoyed this British reporter series.
As an old house is demolished in a gentrifying section of London, a workman discovers human remains, buried for years. For journalist Kate Waters, it’s a story that deserves attention. She cobbles together a piece for her newspaper, but at a loss for answers, she can only pose a question: Who has been found at the building site? As Kate investigates, she unearths connections to a crime that rocked the city decades earlier: A child was stolen from the maternity ward in a local hospital and was never found. Her heartbroken parents were left devastated by the loss. But there is more to the story, and Kate is drawn—house by house—into the pasts of the people who once lived in this neighborhood that has given up its greatest mystery. And she soon finds herself the keeper of unexpected secrets that erupt in the lives of three women—and torn between what she can and cannot tell...

“Physical training is of some value, but godliness has value for all things, holding promise for both the present life and the life to come.” —1 Timothy 4:8

I hope you have a great weekend my friends! Please stay safe and take care of yourselves. 

Stitching and praying,

Vickie





Sunday, October 4, 2020

Flowers of the Month

 Hi friends! This is the latest little stitch I have completed.



🌻Flowers of the Month: July & August by Praiseworthystitches🌻 Both of these patterns are from the current issue of JCS. Since I stitched them for my cubby shelf, I stitched mine one over one on 25ct linen(except the berries on the October piece. I did those over two), so I had to leave off the over one word at the bottom. I also skipped the border. I used DMC and VMSS. I have had the September one done for a long time. That one was on display and in the cubby shelf last month. I finished the October one the last day of September.😉

I altered my mother-of-the-groom-dress this weekend. The straps needed to be just barely, barely shifted over in the back and shortened just a tiny bit. Would you like to see my dress? I saved a picture from the their site from way back in the Spring when I found the dress at TJMaxx online when all stores where still closed and I was looking online.


I also stitched on Baby It's Cold Outside. This is a very special sampler that is being jointly stitched by our local stitching group. We are mailing it to each other and each stitching a bit and passing it on to another friend to stitch a part and so on, until it ends with Barb. She will finish the stitching and then get it framed. This piece is to be a gift for Leanne's Mom and Dad. I think this is SO neat. I think they are going to be really, really touched, don't you? For those of you not familiar with Barb and Leanne, they had a Flosstube called Lost in Floss. Barb now does this by herself, because dear Leanne died in January of this year from breast cancer. Leanne was Barb's best friend since high school. Baby It's Cold Outside was a SAL Barb and Leanne had together. It was HUGE on Instagram!


The part I stitched on this piece, is "the woods", or the five pine trees to the right. I am now mailing it off to my friend Chris. She is then mailing it off to Barb.




This is the second book in the Kate Waters series. She is a reporter. This is a British crime series. I really enjoyed it.

As an old house is demolished in a gentrifying section of London, a workman discovers human remains, buried for years. For journalist Kate Waters, it’s a story that deserves attention. She cobbles together a piece for her newspaper, but at a loss for answers, she can only pose a question: Who has been found at the building site? As Kate investigates, she unearths connections to a crime that rocked the city decades earlier: A child was stolen from the maternity ward in a local hospital and was never found. Her heartbroken parents were left devastated by the loss. But there is more to the story, and Kate is drawn—house by house—into the pasts of the people who once lived in this neighborhood that has given up its greatest mystery. And she soon finds herself the keeper of unexpected secrets that erupt in the lives of three women—and torn between what she can and cannot tell...


I hope and pray you are staying safe and healthy wherever you are my friends! Wisconsin has a COVID spike going on. We have remained pretty much sheltering in place all these many months anyhow, so we will just keep on that way. We are fortunate that Brian works from home. 

“Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God.” —2 Corinthians 1:3-4

Stitching and praying,

Vickie