Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Picture Overload!!

I think I have my mojo back for blogging!!! I seemed to have taken a much needed break...more or less...random postings....not very interesting....but I do think I am BACK!
Let me play a little catch up.....we have been busy around here......the kids always seem to be going somewhere! Here is my daughter...and our dog.....she was getting ready to go to a school event..

We've also been busy painting. We (DH and I) did the ceiling in the dining room/den, and I've been working on the walls. It's looking nice...we still have to finish the walls and put up the new moulding/trim...but I'm happy with it.

And, very exciting for me....I had the opportunity to purchase some (okay, a lot!!) cross-stitch stash recently. I saw an ad posted in Kijiji (not sure if everyone has for sale ads...local)....anyway, it really peeked my interest, but she was selling it as a lot, and I didn't want it all. After a couple of nice emails, the lady told me to come and look at it, and she would sell me what I wanted. It turns out that it belonged to her MIL. Her MIL started stitching at the age of 70 and was a perfectionist. I was amazed at what she had.....the designers were ones I had not heard of until I got online years ago, so I assume she was online as well...and we do not have an LNS near us.....she stitched on linen as well!! Turns out....she developed alzheimers eventually and kept buying, but could not stitch.....and now is in a nursing home. Her DIL told me that she knows her MIL would be thrilled if she knew her stitching went to someone that enjoyed stitching as much as me. Here is what I got:!!

The above photo is a couple of designs that she had almost finished...I liked them, so I'll finish them off!

I got....tons of beautiful linen...all serged on the edges....I got Bellpull hardware, Shepherd's Bush charts, Just Nan, Praire Schoooler, Antique Sampler charts and magazines....Elizabeth Designs, Sweet Nothings...etc...just to name some. The lady had taste!! AND, I got a box of embellishments.......however, most of the charts that required embellishments, had them kitted up with the chart. I also got all these frames....two are antique! To say I am thrilled is an understatement! I can't wait to stitch for my newly painted home!!!

These are stitched...just need the "finishing"...and although you can't see it in the photos, the stockings are mostly beaded!

Have a super great day everyone!




saras said...

Holy Cow, Batman!! Awesome! So we gotta know what you had to pay for that! ANything that says my name on it? And simply because I'm a looser fried, I still haven't dug out that pattern to send to you!

Alexandra said...

Marion, you struck a gold mine! What a treasure!

I am glad you found your Mojo! I try to keep mine on a close leash!

Carolyn NC said...

I think I'm speechless! To say it's quite a haul is an massive understatement! Congrats and enjoy! Glad you got your mojo back! Love the pics of your DD!

Shelleen said...

OMG you don't need to ever buy stash again(did I just say that?)