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I love anything creative...I am a busy mom of three (+4 dogs, 1 bird, 1 bunny, and 1 sweet husband) who sometimes wishes I had more time/energy/talent to devote to just being creative!

Monday, March 13, 2017

Marching along

Forgive me, not the most original title-but it's early and the caffeine hasn't kicked in yet. Still stitching along on Ashley's Roses. Lots of white in her dress, which is not as bad as the confetti of pinks in her bouquet and her hair. Darn all that pink is so pretty once it's done though! 

Christina of Whilst Iris Naps commented about having to look up what she would look like finished. She is an older Mirabilia design (1998) and I do have the original chart but it was missing the photo so i'm sorry I can't show you what she will look like here. How I came to purchase the chart is actually a funny story. I bought this chart, and about 20 other Mirabilia's off of a Craigslist post of a sad looking box of patterns and a tangle of thread. Well, when I got to the house it was a man selling off his mother's stash who had unfortunately passed away. He showed me the box that was in the original posting on CL of mostly patterns from the 80's and old magazines that I wasn't sure I would find anything to stitch out of. He then asked if I cross stitched, and if I would be interested in seeing the other stitching stuff she had. He hauled out this big steamer trunk, full of her half stitched projects, some in bags with charts/threads, and some just tossed in randomly. Then he brought out two other cardboard boxes with a folder full of Mirabilia patterns, another full of Teresa Wentzler, and several others beautiful patterns. From the first look in the boxes, I was almost hopping up and down with excitement. I bought the whole lot up, and could barely fit it all in my husband's Jeep. Now I worry if I will ever do her half-done projects justice, she had many that were half started and I can't imagine how many hours of love went into each.

Here is my new reading start this week. I have talked about how much I love Mary Kay Andrews books, and this is her writing mysteries under a different name. We shall see if it measures up to her more romancey types books.  We also did some Netflix watching this week. Finally got to see The Reader with Kate Winslet. You may remember I just got around to reading the book in January. I must say the movie was just as good as the book. Kate Winslet and Ralph Fiennes really did their characters justice. Another movie we watched that I can highly recommend is the Accountant starring Ben Afleck. I really liked him in The Town, and this again is another action movie. The story though was interesting, and not the typical car-chase shoot em up action movie. 
And this weekend was my sweet husband's and I's fourth anniversary. My girls look so young in the above photo. I'd like to say we don't look too much older yet, but the years (and wrinkles) do sneak up on you. For our anniversary we had a wonderful date night with grandpa babysitting our little guy at home. We did a couples massage (a first for my husband) and then went out to dinner at the Melting Pot, a fondue restaurant (which was a first for me). 


Cricket-bug Corner said...

What stitching luck!!! I am a little jealous. The stitching looks great. Happy anniversary- sounds like a fabulous date night!

butterfly said...

Love your rose lady stitching ,looking beautiful .
Happy Anniversary , you both look lovely .

Shelly said...

Happy 4th Anniversary. Great picture! Lucky you to find the ad on CL. I'm always hoping to stumble on a find like that. Have fun!

Christina said...

Wow, what a find. Mirabilia AND Teresa Wentzler?!
Happy 4th anniversary. Apparently 4th is linen...you might want to mention this to your husband! A greatl excuse to stock up on some stash.
It's our 10th Anniversary this year which is...drum roll...tin!

Jocelyn Thurston said...

Your cross stitching is lovely. Those Mirabillias are so popular. That was quite a find coming across someone else's stash and what a stash it was. Good for you! Happy Stitching!

Rachel said...

Your pink lady looks great so far. I'm glad that guy's mother's craft materials went to a good home :)

Awww! Love the pic of you and your family. Sounds like a fun anniversary date :)

Justine said...

What a great find that must have been! I sometimes wonder what will happen to my stash when I'm gone?!
Your Mirabilia is looking beautiful, those pinks are gorgeous.
What a beautiful wedding! Everyone looks so relaxed and happy. Wishing you a very happy anniversary.

Rachel said...

How fortunately that you were able to find all of those unfinished patterns! Your current piece is so lovely, I love all the pink.

Melinda Forbes said...

What a wonderful find on CL. Makes me wonder if I should add a note about my stash in the will (LOL). Happy Anniversary. I have been reading your blog for a long time. But it seems as if these 4 years have just gone way too quickly

Carm said...

What a lovely surprise in your purchase. Happy anniversary.