Monday, February 20, 2017

Counting Our Blessings - LinkUp!

I hope your week has been full of blessings! I've had a rather difficult week again. I spent over six hours at he Emergency Room last Friday and was diagnosed with diverticulitis again. It's starting to get me down physically and emotionally. Your prayers are so greatly appreciated!

12. Thankfully, I had a lovely Valentines Day with my hubby! I was so pleasantly surprised to receive some lovely gifts from my him including these beautiful flowers

and these amazing cookies!

We had a couple of the cookies and then I froze the large one and the rest of the little ones for a treat for my hubby and I another day. My beautiful flowers are still looking as fresh as the day I got them! They cheer me up so much.

13.  I'm trying to work on handwork as I recover and have been crocheting and doing cross stitch. I started this little Geisha Girl from a little kit I received in one of my stitching magazines. Here's my start on her

14.  I also started this Virus Afghan using  Caron Cake yarn. I'm really loving this afghan and it's quite easy to work up. The pattern is a repeat and I love how the colors in the Caron Cake really make this pattern pop.

If you're interested, you can find the pattern HERE.   She also has a wonderful step-by-step video you can watch. I found this really helpful in seeing how the pattern in worked. You can search YouTube for the Virus Blanket.

15.  As always, my girls, Cookie and Mitzi are one of my greatest blessings!

These pictures were taken the day they came home from the groomer.

I also chose by random number, the winner for the Designed to Pray book. My winner is Tamar. I will be emailing you to get your mailing address and congratulations! Thanks to all who entered the giveaway!

Now you can share your blessings on the linkup below. Thank you for being a part of my linkup!


Blessings - Julie


  1. Oh Julie, I am so sorry you have suffered yet again. Is it always due to food? My husband and his mother have this problem.
    Your afghan is a work of art!
    Your poodles are precious!
    Take care. I am praying for you!

  2. I'm so sorry to hear of your troubles... may God send relief soon. Your work is beautiful. Thank you for the link up party. :)


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