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Monday, April 24, 2023

💗Eliza’s French Birds 1849💗

 Hi friends! I never shared with you my sweet crocheted bunny🐇 and Easter card from our friend Martina Thank you once again Martina! This is a very welcome addition to the corner shelf. So precious and perfect!


I did finish💗Eliza’s French Birds 1849💗by Judy Whitman. I enjoyed every stitch on this.

I stitched mine with all the called for flosses on 36ct Iced Cappuccino linen. I found a lovely frame at HomeGoods. I gave it to Emerson to cut to size. I got the frame back over the weekend. 😁 I will work on that this week.


Our Lasting Friendship by Blackbird Designs. 

This is my friend Kathy's sampler. Eight of us in our local cross stitch group are doing a round robin with this pattern. I have now completed the "May" stitching on this/Kathy's sampler.


💗Redwork Pears💗 by my friend Annie of  Annie Beez Folk Art. This is the second pear pattern I stitched from the set, only this one I did not finish into a pear like I did the first one. This time I made a tree. 

I stitched this one over two on 35ct WDW Sophia's Pink linen with this gorgeous pink silk floss from my friend Margo.💕 

I have a large collection of antique wooden spools for all sorts of fun.


📚Yes! JUST YES! If you are a Kate Morton fan, you know. I recommend all of her books. This one does not disappoint. It is a BIG BOOK, at 544 pages, but I thoroughly enjoyed it!

But You, O Lord, are a God full of compassion, and gracious,

Longsuffering and abundant in mercy and truth.  Psalm 86:15

Thank you for stopping by today my friends! I am glad you still visit and leave comments with me. I appreciate your friendship and respond to every one of your comments. Please be sure to have an email that I can reply to though. 💗

Have a wonderful day!

Stitching and praying,


Friday, April 7, 2023

Easter Blessings

 Hi friends! All the snow has left us here FINALLY! I am not saying it is warm at night. Not at all, but we are warming up!

🐑Paschal Lamb🐑

This was a freebie I stitched many years ago that is no longer available. The Steiff lamb is my Mom's toy from when she was a girl.


🐥April Cubby Shelf Display🐥 

Almost all of these are stitched over one.The tall, thin scissors motif on the bottom is a new addition for the cubby shelf. My friend Lisa in New York stitched that for me, and I mounted it in the cubby shelf so I can look at it every day.🥰

🌸🐰April Corner Shelf🐰🌸 I added another bunny this year.


💗Eliza’s French Birds 1849💗by JBWDesigns.

This is my progress on the #jbwelizasfrenchbirdsal on Instagram I am doing with several ladies. I am stitching mine with all the called for flosses on 36ct Iced Cappuccino linen. 

I noticed the berries were charted to be mainly red, but the picture shows them mainly pink. There is a picture inside the pattern also of the original antique sampler. That too has mainly pink berries. So I ripped out the few berries I began stitching and stitched them mainly pink. I like this better of course! 😍

This is the project I am continuing to stitch on until it is done.


I am suffering with myofascial back pain. Sitting for too long brings it on. I have to remember to get up after 30 minutes ALL DAY LONG. By the end of the day my lower right back hurts very bad. I went back to the physical therapist I saw last year who is licensed in dry needling, Mike. He is very nice, but what he does is not! It hurts SO BAD! And it hurts BADLY for over half a week. I just don't know that I can keep doing this for who knows how long. I am hoping this time is different. I took Tylenol before my appointment and after. I am going to stay on that for a while to get me through this. It definitely hurt less yesterday than last week's appointment. 

My stitching buddy from our stitch group is bringing me a book on myofascial pain and treatments. She has it because it also covers fibromyalgia, which she has. I have tried a few different treatments already, but I may learn something from the book. It can't hurt to read!

For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. 1 Corinthians 1:18

Thank you for stopping by today. I hope you have a wonderful, Blessed Easter my friends! Brian and I will be celebrating with our families also. Brian and I celebrate our Orthodox Easter next Sunday. 

Stitching and praying,