Monday, February 11, 2008

A new start and exciting news!



Sampler Lady by Little House Needleworks, using GAST and DMC, on 32 ct Lakeside Linen remnant.

Here is my newest start ~ Sampler Lady. Its hard to see right now but the alphabet is done in her skirt, its just the same colour as the linen LOL. I have to fill in the background still. I'm using the same Lakeside Linen fabric that I used for Home of a Needlworker. There's no name for this colour, it was just a test piece that was done in a 1/2 half size and I was able to buy it for a good price. It looks almost tea-dyed actually, and the colour is perfect for designs like this.

My BIG NEWS ~ my daughter Carrie and Jean-Francois are officially engaged!!! He presented her with an enagagement ring on Thursday. We knew it was coming but it didn't lessen any excitement when the big moment was actually here. They are looking at a September 2009 wedding date.

And Carrie and I already hit our first bridal show yesterday. To top off the fun day, I won a door prize and Carrie won the grand prize, $1000 towards a trip through Cruise Line Centre! We met a a wonderful couple who own a resort about 40 km northeast of us, what was once a ski lodge, and we are going to check out the place and the food on Valentine's Day as they open for special occasions.

29 comments:

Vonna said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! I remember the excitment that my mother and I had planning and executing the wedding and reception! Hurray!
Sampler Lady looks gorgeous Wendy!

Glenna said...

Congrats to Carrie and to MOB (Mom of the Bride)! Great start on Sampler Lady--something I'll have to check out!

'Berta said...

Best Wishes to Carrie & Jean-Francois!

Sampler Lady is looking great! It's nice that you had a piece of linen the right size for this latest project.

Jennifer said...

Congratulations to your daughter - this will be a very exciting time for her. (I have TONS of planning files, including an excel spreadsheet for keeping track of everything, so email me if you're interested and I'll send it along.)

Annemarie said...

Hooray, what wonderful news! Congratulations Wendy, Carrie and Jean-Francois! And if this win isn't a sign of a long and happy marriage, I don't know what is...

Love your new start. I'm looking forward to some finishing and starting myself :o)

Beatrice said...

All the best to the happy couple!!!! Engagements are exciting and it will be fun to make plans.
Wow and the winnings are great.
Sampler Lady is looking good!

Heidi said...

great start! And congrats to carrie and your futre son in law!

Barbara said...

Wahoo! Congratulations!! :D :D :D

xstitch.nl said...

Congratulations to you all!!
Great progress on the SamplerLady!!!

Rebecca (AKA - Rebel In Ontario) said...

A WEDDING! One of my favourite things. Have fun planning and just remember, ENJOY the day.
Sampler lady will be beautiful, like all your other work!

Jaimie said...

Congratulations! Best wishes to the happy couple.
Sampler Lady looks terrific!

Christine said...

Congratulations to your daughter and soon to be son-in-law! I hope they have fun planning the wedding and best wishes for their life together.

Great new start!

Lynn said...

Congratulations to Carrie and to you! You'll have sooo much fun planning it and it will be upon you before you know it.
Wow, how lucky to win the grand prize as well!
Love your start on Sampler Lady.

AnnMcD said...

Great news! Congratulations to Carrie and JF! And well done for both of you winning great prizes!
Thanks for the comment on my blog..the open house will be March 1 and 2 from 10 am til 6 pm. I am so excited! All my purchases are spread out on the tables in the new room...still in their bags! Unfortunately little things like laundry and grocery shopping and giving the girlie dogs a little extra attention will keep me busy tomorrow but maybe tomorrow evening I'll get at it!

Yuko said...

Oh wow!! That's a very happy news, Wendy!
Congratulations to your daughter Carrie!!
I can imagine how happy she was when he gave her a ring!!!
What a sweet moment she had, I want to be back to the date we engaged, lol!

Stephanie said...

Oh, congratulations to Carrie! How exciting a wedding to organise!

Love your new start, and congratulations on your WIP-busting, you're doing great :)

Carol said...

Congratulations to you all! Weddings are such fun to plan :-)

staci said...

Congrats to Carrie!!! And wow, congrats on the prizes too!!!

Carla said...

Great start on Sampler Lady! And congratulations for your daughter's engagement :)

Leslie aka zoeandcooper said...

I love your new start! She is lovely.

Congrats to your daughter:)

Carolien said...

Congratulations to all of you! And I like the lady and the alphabet skirt!

Greetings, Carolien

Julianne said...

Wendy,

What exciting news about your daughter! Congratulations. Glad to hear about your prize winning at the show. How lucky you were.

Jeanne said...

Congrats on the wonderful news Wendy! You all must be very excited. You're making great progress on your projects. I am about a quarter of the way thru The Other Boleyn Girl - I picked it up not knowing there was a movie coming out. It will be fun to see it.

tkdchick said...

Wahootie! Congrats Wendy you must be so excited!

Itching To Stitch said...

Great start and congratulations to your daughter ;)

DaisyGirl said...

How wonderful for you! My niece is getting married this year in October, so wedding bells will be heard around the world!
Wish your daughter and future son in law best wishes and lots of love!
Donna

Cheryl said...

Congratulations! Exciting times ahead!
Love the new start

stitcherw said...

Congratulations, how exciting. Sounds like the prizes you both won are a great way to start things off as well, how thrilling Carrie won the grand prize. Nice start on Sampler Lady too, sounds like you've had a great week.
Sue

Michelle said...

Love your new start and congratulations to them on their engagement - what fun!!