Monday, October 01, 2007

New look, new month!


I found it! I found it! I know, a lot of you have already had this lovely magazine issue in your hot little paws for a while now, but for those of us north of the border, it can sometimes take several weeks before the Ornie Issue starts to appears on our newstands. And after prowling my favourite places, I finally found it at the local Chapters on Saturday afternoon! Hallelujah!!! I couldn't wait to get home and put my feet up with a cup of coffee to peruse all the lovelies inside. Well, not that I'll be stitching one any time soon, but wow, what are all the complaints about that I've been reading on messages boards anyways? I think this is a superb issue? There are lots of wonderful ornaments in here! So....I've been making my list!

And after reading lots of blogs recently and seeing so many changes, it gave me the bug to do something about mine too. So what do you think? Very autumn-y looking! I found a template that I liked, but it was very blue, which would be great for Winter, but not for Autumn, and I was about to hit the button for presto-change-o, when fear took hold. So it took a phone call to my sweet daughter who is much more computer literate than me, and she happily took over and made the changes for me, before I went ahead and quite likely destroyed my blog. And she even created a cool new avatar for me too! I knew there was a reason I had children :-D

Hubby and Nick were away most of the weekend, so it gave me lots of time for sewing, but for some reason my camera isn't wanting to work for me, so no quilting pictures to post....those will have to come! And sorry, no stitching pictures this time around, I'm working hard at my Hallowe'en exchange. Those will have to come too!

But today is a very special day to me ~ its the anniversary of my very first date with my hubby. We had a blind date set up by his brother ~ to a wedding of all things. That was 30 years ago today, 2 days before my 17th birthday. Who would have thought that meeting would have led us here today!

29 comments:

Kelly said...

30 years!?! Happy first Date anniversary to you & Dad! I didn't even know that!

I love the new lay-out ... maybe I should jazz mine up a bit!!

Isabelle said...

Happy anniversary to you and your husband, Wendy!
Lovely new blog look :)

Annemarie said...

Well, congratulations on your anniversary, on getting the ornament issue and on your new look. I like it! I fiddled with my new blog colour a bit, so hopefully it won't be so difficult to read now :o)

Alberta ('Berta) said...

Wendy, congratulations on that blind date which turned into a wonderful marriage!

Love the new look to your blog!

Redwitch said...

Awww that is such a sweet photo and the new blog look is great!Hope your camera starts behaving soon too!

AnnMcD said...

Nice pic of you and Hubby.
Great new look to the blog.
I got my ornament issue this weekend also and I really like a lot of the ornaments...doesn't mean I'll be stitfching them anytime soon though!

Michelle said...

Love the new look! I'm definitely feeling the autumn chill now! Congrats on getting the new JCS issue. It's great isn't it? Happy date anniversary too - what a fun photo!

xstitch.nl said...

Congratulations, Wendy, how romantic!!
Glad you enjoyed the JCS ornie issue like I did. I've got a whole stack of things I would love to stitch!!
The new look is great!

Vonna said...

You and your hubby look so fresh and innocent :) Happy first date Anniversay!! How sweet to remember that :)
I love the *new* look to your blog :) SUPER

Barbara said...

Oh, what a happy anniversary! Congratulations!! :D

Love your new template - very cozy and inviting.

Michele said...

love the picture of the two of you :) 30 years .. awesome!!!

and I love the new blog, the colors are warm and nice .. I've been thinking about changing mine around .. decisions decisions :)

Little Grey Cat said...

Glad you managed to track down your ornament edition. It'll be another few weeks before it hits the UK and my shopping trolley.

I love your new blog template. Very autumnal lol.

Mary Ann said...

Wendy, Happy First Date Anniversary!! And, I LOVE the new look--so warm and inviting!

Sherry said...

Happy first date Anniversary! Me and dh just had our 31st wedding anniversary! I love the new issue and have been making my list too!

Carla said...

Happy First Date Anniversary!!
Love the autumn colors of your blog!

Cindy said...

I like the new autumn look to your blog :)

Congratulations on your first date anniversary!! 30 years...wow...that is something to be really proud of!!

Barbara said...

Happy first date anniversary!
Nice warmish colours!

Beatrice said...

Obviously your weren't blind at all. What a cutie..30 years ahh how romantic! Happy anniversary.
I've been looking for that magazine all week glad it's in.
Your fall color are great

Cheryl said...

Happy first date anniversary! Great picture.
Enjoy the magazine - ive just got the 2006 issue, so no idea when i'll get this one, im a bit behind ;)

Lauren said...

Aww, congratulations! The new layout is very pretty - I'm getting ready to do mine for fall, too!

The Silver Thistle said...

I almost didn't recognise you with your new template, lol

I'm liking the new you!

Happy first date anniversary! Look at you in the pic! Very 70's......ahhh, happy days.

Carolyn said...

Happy Anniversary...30 years is a long time..congrats...and your blog looks fantastic:)

quiltorstitch said...

Oh my gosh, what a cute picture of you two! :) Congratulations on 30 years as a couple, awesome! I can only say 8 LOL!

I have yet to get this issue, I am on a stash diet, do magazines count as stash? :) I have the 2005,2006 issues and LOVE them.

SmileyCarrie said...

Happy Anniversary Mom & Dad!
xoxo

Lynn said...

Love the new look of your blog! I wish my son was around to help me out with mine.
A blind date - awesome! I was always afraid to go on those. Love the picture!

monique said...

Great picture! Your blog looks nice.. very pumkin-ish :)

tkdchick said...

Wow congrats on the anniversary!

Deborah/LavenderRose said...

Wendy, I love your new blog look. It's very beautiful for the Fall. So nice when everyone does some sprucing up once in a while. That's an amazing picture of you and your husband. So sweet of you...happy anniversary.
Hugs,
Me

Lee said...

Hey! I had those glasses! Congrats!