Thursday, October 07, 2010

Goode Huswife finish & my special birthday!

Here she is in all her glory!
(no there's nothing on my linen on the left - just some shadow that sneaked into the photo!)


I love this sampler! It goes great with the colors in my house. Doing the verse on top was a bit boring but hey that's usually the case with samplers isn't it? There usually is some boring part of it you've got to trudge on through. I want to thank Terri B for inspiring me with the one she did last year - I shamelessly (okay I do have a little shame...) did mine in similar colors after falling in love with hers. But hey isn't that what blogging is all about? We share with each other, we inspire others, we enable, we cheer each other on even when we're in a stitching slump. It's hard for me sometimes to find the time to update my blog and read everyone else's (over 200 of you!) but I would miss it very much if I wasn't a part of it all. Sure I can show my finish to DH but he just doesn't appreciate all the work that goes into stitching and how excited we get about our projects. (he just wonders why it costs so much LOL)

This one will go on the framing list ......I've made good progress this year on reducing that list down by 8 or 9 things but I've still got about 5 more to do. The trouble is, while you try to catch on the framing you're still completing things and adding on more! I keep hoping I'll win the lottery and can run (a) to the needlework store or nearest computer to start ordering, and (b) grab all my finishes and run to the framers!
And....all of a sudden it’s that time of the year again – how quickly those birthdays roll around it seems. Normally I don't talk much about my birthday on my blog updates but this year it’s rather special. My birthday is Saturday – the tenth day of the tenth month of the tenth year........10/10/10. And not only that.......but I was born in ’55 (adding up to 10 again), and I will be turning 55 this year (another 10). Hey, how did I get so old?? I don’t feel any different inside but the alternative to not getting older is a lot worse LOL. So I plan to celebrate my life and have lots of fun because I’m still young at heart. (and I have a LOT of stitching still to get done in this lifetime!)


My dear husband and I are heading to Disneyland/California Adventure for 4 days to celebrate. I can’t wait to go. We went there for my 40th birthday and that was when I discovered that I am the same age as Disneyland because of all the special decorating they had in the park promoting “40 years of adventure” for Disneyland. I felt that was an accurate statement on my turning 40! So of course we had to go again when Disneyland and I turned 50 together and we had a fantastic trip staying at the new and luxurious Grand Californian resort. Now we are going again to celebrate me turning 55 and I know we’ll have a great time. We have reservations for dinner at a restaurant at Disneyland called Steakhouse 55 - can you believe it? This is getting very strange – I’m going to buy lottery tickets this week - – since the universe seems to be aligned maybe I'll be lucky! Thank you dear readers for stopping by to visit me!

35 comments:

  1. Love your finish! The colors are gorgeous. Happy Birthday. Hope you have a great time at Disneyland:)

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  2. A beautiful finish!! Have a great time at DL.

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  3. Happy Birthday , have a great time . X

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  4. Love your finish! Happy belated birthday...you did buy a lottery tickedt didn't you?!

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  5. Wonderful finish. I wish you a very happy new decade - enjoy your 50s to the fullest.

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  6. Beautiful finish!! Wow, it's stunning. I hope you have a wonderful birthday in Disneyland! I still love going especially in the Fall/Christmas time.

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  7. What a lovely finish!

    And, we share the exact same birthday! Mine is also 10/10/55! Happy birthday to us!

    Where were you born? I was born in Springfield, Vermont.

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  8. What a lovely finish! Love it! And happy birthday to you! Sounds like such a nice celebration! Have a great time!

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  9. Happy Birthday! Enjoy the special weekend you have planned.

    I really like your version of With My Needle! Aren't the butterflies so cute?!

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  10. Stunning finish Jeanne, well done!
    LISA V

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  11. It is lovely!

    Wishing you a happy birthday on 10/10/10. That is very cool!

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  12. Your finish is beautiful. I rearely do samplers, but am finding I like to looks at other's! I find it humorous that you say we inspire others. The other day I bought two patterns I have seen here in bloggerville.

    Congrats on your birthday - Hope is is magical! And you should definately buy lottery tickets!

    Smiles - Denise

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  13. You sampler is stunning!!! Happy birthday, Jeanne!! Wishing you lost of fun at Disneyland!!

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  14. Your Goode Huswife finish is stunning, the colours would go so well with my sitting room, so might have to make a start on that soon.

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  15. Beautiful finish, I really like the colours in this one! Happy Birthday, I hope you enjoy yourself at Disneyland.

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  16. Congratulations on the finish! Happy birthday! Enjoy DL. :)

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  17. Oh that's a gorgeous, wonderful, beautiful finish!

    Have a great time in Disneyland!!

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  18. Love your finish...sometimes those older GH's are the most fun to stitch, right?
    Have a wonderful birthday snd enjoy Disneyland.

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  19. Happy Happy Birthday Jeanne! I know you will have an awesome time in Disneyland celebrating along with all the magic there. LOVE your finish - OMGoodness - it is just beautiful and you are right - the stars are aligned just for you ! Best wishes for many happy returns and yes I think we all feel the same way about blogging - it has become an important part of our lives. Cheers! Mel

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  20. Your stitching is lovely.

    Have a great time/birthday at Disneyland and good luck on the lottery. lol

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  21. Beautiful finish! Happy Birthday and enjoy your trip! Special dates and numbers indeed!

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  22. Beautiful stitching!! Happy Birthday!!!!!! -- Many blessings.. from a new follower!

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  23. Congratulations on such a lovely finish. Happy Birthday to you and I hope you have a wonderful time in Disneyland :) Happy stitching.

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  24. What a fantastic finish, Jeanne!! Isn't it wonderful to get such kind feedback from our fellow bloggers. Having lived with only men (my husband and three sons) my whole life, I never got more than a "nice job" and that was only when I held a finish right under their noses!!

    I'm also 55--hard to believe we're that old, isn't it? But, as my husband always says, "It's better than the alternative!" Hope your Disneyland visit is filled with fun :)

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  25. I couldn't agree more about blogging friends appreciating our hobby. It's wonderful isn't it.
    I didn't know Terri inspired you to do this fabulous sampler. Well you inspired me! I bought all the stuff a few months ago after seeing yours. Too funny.
    Have a fabulous time at Disneyland. I just love it there. The happiest place on earth! Many happy birthday wishes to you.

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  26. Great finish, Jeanne! Enjoy your very special birthday!! Any plans to celebrate with new stash??

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  27. Lovely!!!
    Françoise

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  28. Wow what a fantastic finish!!! It is gorgeous.

    Happy Birthday! Have a brilliant day!

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  29. Happy Birthday!

    That is one of the most beautiful samplers I've seen today on reading through blogs. Your finish is immaculate. So pretty in color as well.

    Have a great trip to Disney, it's alot of fun!

    Jennifer
    Feathers in the Nest

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  30. WMN looks gorgeous, congratulations

    I hope you had a great birthday and a fabulous trip.

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  31. That's such a great finish, Jeanne.
    I wish you a wonderful birthday trip.

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  32. Happy birthday, hope you have a wonderful trip!!!!

    Love your finish and Terri's colors are perfect. I love taht about blogging and it's always nice when people are willing to share their conversions.

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  33. Beautiful finish! Congratulations!

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  34. I just bought this sampler pattern. Just could not resist it as I loved it the more I saw it. You mentioned that you did different colors. Do you remember what they are and would you be willing to share?

    Just cannot believe how much stitching all of you seem to get done.

    Have a great day. Peggy H.
    www.neverenoughstash.blogspot.com

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  35. Wow! I love your colors!! Could you share with me which brand and the colors you used? They go great with my house too! Inspiring! kimberly@partain.com

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