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Friday, July 21, 2017

Nora Corbett Giveaway

Hi friends! I am still stitching away on Forever Be My Always. No update picture today.

In Spring our friend Carol had a giveaway for a chart called Gathering Eggs. It is a chart taken from a magazine by Nora Corbett. I know, because I have the same chart, and I too planned to give it away. I am doing that now.
Our friend Jo was the winner of this chart from Carol. Would you perhaps like to stitch this along with Jo? Or did you enter that giveaway, and would you like another chance now? If you would like this chart, please understand these are two pattern pages taken from an older magazine. I will fold these to fit in a business size envelope to save on postage. This giveaway is open to all of my followers. Please leave me a comment telling me you would like the chart. This giveaway will end on Friday August 4th.

The audio book I just finished listening to was The Mapmaker's Children by Sarah McCoy. I liked this book. I really, really liked the historical fiction half of it. The half about abolitionist Sarah Brown.The modern fiction half, eh, kind of.
When Sarah Brown, daughter of abolitionist John Brown, realizes that her artistic talents may be able to help save the lives of slaves fleeing north, she becomes one of the Underground Railroad’s leading mapmakers, taking her cues from the slave code quilts and hiding her maps within her paintings. She boldly embraces this calling after being told the shocking news that she can’t bear children, but as the country steers toward bloody civil war, Sarah faces difficult sacrifices that could put all she loves in peril.

Eden, a modern woman desperate to conceive a child with her husband, moves to an old house in the suburbs and discovers a porcelain head hidden in the root cellar—the remains of an Underground Railroad doll with an extraordinary past of secret messages, danger and deliverance.

Ingeniously plotted to a riveting end, Sarah and Eden’s woven lives connect the past to the present, forcing each of them to define courage, family, love, and legacy in a new way.




Thank you for your wonderful friendship in my time of sorrow over our Mabel. I appreciate you all.

I hope you have a stitchtastic weekend my friends!

"What dreadful hot weather we have! It keeps one in a continual state of inelegance."—Jane Austen

Stitching and praying,
Vickie
Three and half years ago, when we rescued Henry.



25 comments:

Mary said...

Cute photo of you and the pups! Have a great weekend and looking forward to seeing your progress pic. Mary

Rose Heck said...

Would love to have my name entered into the draw. Thank you.

Robin in Virginia said...

I'm not entering your giveaway,Vickie, but I wanted to say what a precious picture of you, Mabel, and Henry. Enjoy your weekend!

Manuela said...

Sorry, I'm not entering your giveaway.
A very cute photo from you, Mabel und Henry.
I wish you a wonderful weekend.

Kerryp77 said...

What a lovely picture of you and the dogs. I won't enter the giveaway though.

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Ooo, count me in for the giveaway! Better not, two charts would not mean I could stitch it twice as quickly.

Lovely photo of you and the doggies.

butterfly said...


Beautiful photos so sweet.
Oh yes please add my name for the chart I love stitching girls , I did try for Carol's but I was happy that Jo won it .

Margaret said...

I love that pic of you with Henry and Mabel. Hugs -- I know you are still missing Mabel. :( I was just wondering the other day about that book you finished. I tend to read lots of historical fiction so this one caught my eye. I'll have to think about whether to read it. It seems so many in the historical fiction genre use that set up to stage their books -- a present-day part along with a past part. It's getting to be a bit cliche to me. But everyone seems to do it. I think I'm getting jaded -- having a hard time settling into books. Whoops! Didnt' mean to go off on a rant! :D

Julie said...

I hope someone decides to SAL with Jo, that would be fun.

Carol said...

I'm sure someone will be very happy to give that pretty chart a new home :)

Such a cute photo of you and the pups! Is Henry still so tiny, Vickie?

Barb said...

What a delightful photo! We must like to read the same type of books. I read The Mapmakers Children several years go. I really enjoyed it! I just finished the Women in the Castle, another suggestion from you! What a interesting story. I liked it very much.

LeShawn said...

Very nice photo with you and the fur babies. I will not be entering the drawing. Enjoy your weekend. Happy stitching!

Angela Tucker said...

Good evening, Vickie. You three look too darn sweet!! In the past couple of weeks, I've been collecting all my photos of George into one folder...it makes me smile to see him, even if it's just in a photo. Please don't enter me in the giveaway. I have no time until I finish my class piece.

Have a wonderful weekend!

RJ said...

Oh Vickie...I love that photo of you and your sweet little pups. RJ

Martina M said...

Poodles are simply cute dogs, I like them too. Nice photo of you and your two sweeties. Please don't enter me in the giveaway. At the moment I have so many templates in front of me.
I wish you a sunny Weekend. Martina

Justine said...

Gorgeous photo of you and your pooches! I'm sure Henry is bringing you some comfort just now x

Kaisievic said...

Dear Vickie, sorry to hear about Mabel, it must be so hard for you right now. Lovely photo of the two of you,though. Please, please, please count me in the giveaway, I have been soooo enjoying Jo's Stitching of this design. Hugs, Kaye xox

CJ said...

Good Morning -
I love the photo of you and the dogs. So Sweet.
Count me in on the giveaway.

Have a wonderful day.

CJ

Kathy W said...

I would love to be entered for the chart. Thanks.

Jenny said...

Hi Vickie...
I'm still smiling over your Jane Austen quote! How true that is...we have had really hot weather this summer....grins!
I love the picture of you with your pups! What precious memories...
I would also love to enter your giveaway... what a beautiful chart! Thank you for offering it!
I hope you are having a good weekend my dear friend! I am sending lots of hugs and love!

Hilda said...

Such a pretty picture of you and the puppies!

I wish you a wonderful Sunday today, with lots of cuddle-time with Henry and Murphy!

Hugs
Hilda

gracie said...

Sorry I have not visited much lately, but hope you are doing well and that Henry and Murphy are adjusting.

Maggee said...

Just have to say that the picture of you with Mabel and new Henry is one adorable picture! Sooooo sweet! Hugs! (no need to enter me--overloaded here!)

Cecilia Beasley said...

I love to be entered in for the drawing of the chart.
Thank you for the chance.

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