Thursday, February 23, 2012

On Diligence and Lots of Good News!

Yesterday was the kind of day that I wish I could have everyday. First, I found out that I was the lucky winner of Marly's giveaway! I love her blog and if you have never visited, go take a look. Then, I found out that my daughter's boyfriend of six years was planning on proposing to her today. I wish that I could be there to see the look on her face. We all know that when our children are happy, we are happy. Then, we got the news that my husband's job was safe for now. I feel like the whole world has been lifted from my shoulders. Finally, I finished On Diligence. Boy, how could I have so underestimated how long it would take to finish it. It is huge! I hate the fabric it is stitched on though - very fuzzy. In places it is so fuzzy that the threads look worn. :( But it is done and I am excited to move on. I guess to end it on a positive note, all of the bad things I felt would be wrapped up in it seem to have been resolved on the very day that I finished it. Now if I could only master picture taking. How frustrating!




Leaving you with a picture of my daughter's horses.


Happy stitching everyone! :)

26 comments:

Cindy's Stitching said...

what great news for you and your family.

Krista said...

Hi Penny, Such great news all around! And I just love that sampler, it is beautiful! Have a great day :)

Penny said...

Congrats on all the great things happening at your house! Wonderful news for you and your family.....
Your sampler is absolutely stunning! Sorry you don't like the fabric after all that hard work, but oh my, it's gorgeous!!

cucki said...

hello deary, such happy news..so happy for you..
i love the sampler so much..super cute..
have a lovely day..
hugs cucki xx

Deb said...

Congratulations on all the wonderful things going on in your life!!!

And another congratulations on finishing On Diligence. Obvious diligence was needed to get through the sampler, and you did it. It looks just wonderful, but I'm sorry that the fabric was giving you problems. I think it looks wonderful!!!

Natasha said...

Congratulations oon all the happiness going on in your life right now :) Thats all fantastic news!!

I love your finish, I know what you mean about fuzzy fabrics... I have a piece of fabric right now that is the worst.

Love the horses!! I would love to have a horse one day :)

Theresa said...

Wow~~ Great news all around!!!! How wonderful!!!! And your finish is gorgeous!!!!!! I think it is awesome~

Laurie in Iowa said...

Wonderful news and a fabulous finish. I started On Diligence but despise the linen I'm using... does that sound familiar? I would like to restart the sampler next year.

Margaret said...

Such good news! I'm so glad for you! And your finish --- it's just gorgeous!! I really have to stitch this one for sure.

P.J. said...

An abundance of good news! Congratulations to your daughter, a very special moment in all of your lives. You finish is beautiful, these fuzzies will add an aged character.

Keep on stitching.

Melissa said...

Congratulations on all that good news, AND the beautiful finish! That sampler is gorgeous!

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

I'm so glad things are going well, news is all good and the world has lifted off your shoulders! The sampler is absolutely gorgeous!!! Congratulations!

Chris said...

Such wonderful news Penny! I love Marly's blog too. It is very exciting time for you and your daughter.
Great pics too of your amazing finish!

♥ Nia said...

Congrats on your win! :)
And congratulations for the good news from your daughter!!! :D

Your work looks beautiful!! =)
Congrats on your finish!
Happy dance for you ƪ(^◡^)ʃ ƪ(˘⌣˘)ʃ ƪ(˘˛˘)ʃ ƪ(ˆ◡ˆ)ʃ*

Have a great weekend sweetie
hugs&smiles

Heidi said...

A woohoo day all around for you! Great news for your husband. Mine will be in limbo for this year for sure. There is someone from the company here now to due huge cuts in his department by the end of the year.

The sampler is BEAUTIFUL! Congratulations with the finish.

And finally...did your daughter say yes??? :-)

Hugs from Holland ~
Heidi

Lynn said...

I'm so happy for you! Everything has worked out so well for all of you.
Congrats on your win! I saw the giveaway but didn't enter because I've only just started following Marly's blog.

Your sampler is stunning!! Congrats on a wonderful finish!

Katrina said...

Glad everything is going well and your Diligence is just gorgeous!!!! Congrats on the finish.

Carol said...

I can feel how happy you are with all the good news, Penny--I hope it continues throughout the year :)

Congratulations on a truly stunning finish--well done!!

Nicola said...

Congratulations on all the wonderful news and on your finish.

I always want to take a walk over the bridge on your header.

Joy said...

Happiness all the way around...may it continue. Your finish is beautiful!

marly said...

Congratulations on all the good news! Your sampler is SO nice. What a great finish.

Siobhán said...

Wow!! All you needed to say to cap off all the good news was, "... and then I played the lottery, won millions, and decided to send Siobhan a bit, too.". ROFLOL. One can hope. LOL CONGRATULATIONS on everything--I am so happy for you. I know how you feel when you're worrying about stuff.

Where does your daughter live that she has horses, if you don't mind my asking? (I mean, what town?) I ask because my daughter is obsessed with the idea of moving back to Delaware or Maryland and having horses.

Karoline said...

Wonderful news alround! Congratulations on finishing Diligence, it's gorgeous

Kathy Ellen said...

Wonderful news for your daughter and future son-in-law! All of your hard work, patiently stitching away have paid off because 'On Diligence' is truly a 'Masterpiece'. You should be very proud of it!

Blessings for you!

Michelle said...

Wonderful news! And On Diligence is gorgeous - congrats on your beautiful finish!

Nicola said...

Wonderful news, so happy for you.

Congratulations on finishing Diligence it is a sampler to be very proud of.