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Tuesday, August 31, 2021

August Ric Rac Row

 Hi friends! How are you all this fine day? Staying healthy? I surely do hope so.

🔥🌭🍉August Ric Rac Row by Pine Mountain Designs 

This was stitched one over two on 36 count white linen with DMC. I actually used all the called for colors! A first for me in this series! NO PINK ADDED! 😂 These colors were actually outside my comfort zone. The finishing fabrics are from my stash. I think they all work together nicely, but again, they are outside my comfort zone. My comfort zone is PINK. This month's pattern took me down memory lane. Every summer, all summer we grilled out. And when we were very, very young we went camping. I have not eaten a hot dog in years. That is by choice. I do love roasted marshmallows! 😉

I am now stitching my Mom's Christmas angel ornament.

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths.  Proverbs 3:5-6

Auntie Kathy begins chemotherapy this Friday. Please keep her in your prayers. Thank you.

Thanks for stopping by and leaving me such wonderful comments. I appreciate our friendship! I hope you have a wonderful week ahead!

Stitching and praying,


Thursday, August 26, 2021


 Hi friends! These words were spoken to me by my dear Mom not too long ago, during much family turmoil. They instantly made us both laugh, but they brought me comfort and I placed my trust in her, and I told her so. 

My Mom. She always takes care of me. I love her so. God bless our Moms. 

I stitched this two over two with DMC 924 on mystery 28ct evenweave.

I am now stitching my monthly Ric Rac Row piece.

Thomas Geve was just 13 years old when he entered Auschwitz. He was separated from his mother. He suffered unspeakable events. I have read many WWII books, and I learned new things here. Not good things friends. He was 15 years old when he was liberated from the Buchenwald concentration camp. Thomas' original drawings did not survive. Immediately after his liberation, Thomas began drawing over 80 scenes of daily life in camp. Thomas has spent his life speaking about the Holocaust around the world. 

Please pray for Auntie Kathy. She has her port in place. She begins chemotherapy on September 3rd. Her doctor feels there is most likely still cancer in her body. It is best to get ahead of the cancer and treat her for it with chemo. She will have chemo for 3 months. 

We are having a family birthday party this Sunday for our three guys. It is a bit late, but that is okay. It is for Brian, and my two brothers, Jon and Mike. After that, we will not be able to go in the house and visit with Auntie Kathy. Her immunity will be wiped out because of chemo, so we all need to be careful with her. 💗

If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.  1John 1:9

Thank you for stopping by my friends. I appreciate your kind comments. 

Stitching and praying,


Saturday, August 21, 2021

Birthday Presents

 Hi friends! Yesterday was Brian's birthday, and this is what I gifted him! 

I would love to tell you what the free pattern is called, but it is all in Russian I believe. You can find it, if you are also interested in stitching it, on a French Facebook site called Le Monde Des Aimants A Aiguilles Et Broderie. The pattern WAS Grumpy Cat. I converted it to look like our Cally cat. 😾 She positively adores Brian. I stitched this one over one on 28ct white evenweave with the called for DMC. I would love to tell you I enjoyed stitching this little gal, by the end, I just plowed through for Brian. It was worth it. He loves it. He did tease, and say to Madeleine, Let's take out the frown and stitch in a happy face." 😼

This is the birthday cake I made Brian yesterday. 

To my knowledge, this cake has not been made in our family since the 80's. This is my Great Aunt Ethel's recipe. 

Oh the memories! YUM! And isn't it pretty?! As a girl, I always thought of stained glass windows of church when she brought this.

This is a VERY belated birthday gift I made our friend Martina 💝 I used coordinating red fabrics from my stash for the bookmark. "Scandinavian Tree" by Scandinavian Stitches, found in 2013 JCS Christmas Ornaments Issue. I stitched this over one with the called for DMC on 28ct white Cashel linen. 

I stitched the Sajou "M" on white evenweave with DMC 321. 

I am happy to say Martina likes this and forgave me for being late. She understood my absent mindedness last month, due to family concerns.

🌞🌻August Cubby Shelf Display🌞🌻 These are all stitched over one. Except the little August pillow on top.🍉 Do you see the little poodle laying out in the sun on the beach?🏖️

💐August Corner Shelf💐

Wow! You are caught up on stitching now. I have neglected the blog for a bit. Sorry about that. There have been family concerns. Also this month there have been daily prompts on Instagram (for Common Threaded Stitcher) keeping me busy, so I have been posting, just not here. If you care to check it out you can do so HERE

I am now stitching a tiny quote. This will put me behind once again on my monthly Ric Rac Row, but, oh well.

We are hard-pressed on every side, yet not crushed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed—  always carrying about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life of Jesus also may be manifested in our body. 2Corinthians 4:8-10

Thank you so much for stopping by and sticking with me. I truly appreciate that. God bless you my friends. I hope you have a wonderful new week. Take good care of yourselves and be safe out there!

Stitching and praying,

Thursday, August 5, 2021

Olympic Stitching

 Hi friends!

💖🤍💙I finally finished July Rick Rac Row by Pine Mountain Designs! 

This was stitched one over two on 36 count white linen with DMC. The only color I changed was for the curtain. It was supposed to be green, and I stitched it super pale pink. I don't even think you can tell. So glad to be caught up once again.

When I spotted this freebie by @nonstopnon  I knew I would stitch it! 

Did you see the opening ceremonies of the Olympics with the well done human pictogram performance?! I loved it! 💙If you missed it, you should check it out. It is very clever. You can see it HERE I stitched this up to remember that, and this very different Olympics. What is your favorite part of this Olympics? I always, always enjoy the gymnastics, but this year my favorite event was the Artistic Swimming. The Russians winning the gold. It was awesome! I tried to post the video, it won't allow it. It says YOU have to go to YouTube yourself. Sorry. 

 And my other favorite moment? It made me cry. I was also going to post that video, and cannot. It is when 14 year old Chinese Quan Hongchan produced one of the great diving displays in Olympic history in the women's platform final, scoring 10s on every dive. She scored multiple PERFECT dives!

I hope you are enjoying the Olympics too! Have a fantastic weekend my friends!

“The heart is deceitful above all things, And desperately wicked; Who can know it? I, the Lord, search the heart, I test the mind, Even to give every man according to his ways, According to the fruit of his doings."  Jeremiah 17: 9-10

Stitching and praying,


Monday, August 2, 2021

Stamp Sumo

 Hi friends!

I received these FANTASTIC 🐩 NEEDLE MINDERS from my Instagram friend named Katrina as a thank you gift for the Liberty and Justice poodle pattern that I designed and gifted to her.

Saturday was Madeleine's birthday. This is a little gift I stitched up for her. Not the greatest picture, but it will do. This is "Stamp Sumo" by Blue-Blossoms. 

The second picture you will see how the pattern is sold. 

I changed the pattern to look like one of Madeleine's favorite wrestlers. I say ONE. She has several. 😉 Yes, her and Daddy are Sumo fans. I would say Madeleine is a Sumo fanatic however! I stitched this two over two on 32ct white linen with most of the called for DMC.

I do have the July Ric Rac Row stitching done. I am working on the final finishing.

“We all, like sheep, have gone astray, each of us has turned to our own way; and the LORD has laid on him the iniquity of us all.” Isaiah 53:6

Take good care of yourselves my friends. Sadly, this virus is still a real threat.

Stitching and praying,