Sunday, July 1, 2012

Tanglewood Framed! Happy Canada Day!!

Well hello everyone!

I'm officially on Summer Break!! The last day of school for me was Thursday and it was a wonderful day.  The principal and the staff gave me a lovely card and pot of flowers and told me that I was part of the family and would one day come back to them.  They are truly lovely people who I enjoyed working with immensely.  I will miss them terribly! I was also given a gorgeous bouquet of roses from the teacher I replaced.  Then to top it off, two of the ladies I first met in the district, over 4 years ago, bought me a bottle of wine with two goblets! I was a bit teary eyed to say the least of their generosity.  Now that school is over, I'm waiting to hear back from a couple of summer camps.  If I don't get the job, then I think I'll be okay over the summer since I have saved a lot from working. So hopefully things will work out! I'm sure they will!!

Remember Tanglewood? I stitched it about a year ago.  It's been awhile....I almost forgot! Well, yesterday, I went to Michael's and picked up my finished piece!!!! It looks amazing in it's frame! I am so happy I had it framed professionally.  I'll let the pictures do the talking.

Isn't it grand?!!!! We are going to place my Tanglewood in good place where all can see it's magnificence!

I forgot to post last week a picture of the lovely gifts I won from Evening Emma.  So here is a photo.  Thank you again Emma for the lovely magazine, fabric, thread and licorice!!
Just yesterday, I found out that I won a $25.00 gift card to shop at Nancy's Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe!!! How lucky am I?!! So I spent this morning perusing her online shop, which is amazing by the way, and settled on an assortment of items.  I'll show you the stash when it arrives.  Thanks again so much Nancy! She is sooooo generous!

As for stitching, there hasn't been much of that lately...but there will be!!!!!!!! I'm planning on stitching till my butt is numb next week!!! I want to start a couple of smalls and finish my secret stitching...which has been on the back burner for awhile now.  I also want to get going on my Knotgarden, even though I'm not completely set up comfortably for stitching it, I'm going ahead anyways! I did stitch a bit on Jane, so here's my gal so far.
I want to forge ahead with her and get her done!! That's my goal!!

Blog reading and commenting will be done this week too! I have over 600 posts to go through, but I want to take my time and read through the posts.  I've just hit the "A's" and hope to finish up to the "F's" today.  Can't wait to see what's been going on with everyone.

One last thing.................



HAPPY CANADA DAY TO ALL MY FELLOW CANADIANS!!!


HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY TO ALL MY FELLOW AMERICANS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 

Enjoy the holiday and happy stitching!!

Hugs

Anne and Titus


Edited: Almost forgot to mention that I was tagged by both Kaye and Jo to do that question thingy.  I will have to do a post later on this week and answer those questions thoughtfully. Kaye and Jo, I will get it done! Thanks for tagging me!!


35 comments:

Ineke said...

Last day of school always is a combination of wonderful and sad, especially when you have to leave the team.
Tanglewood is really gorgeous!
Have a nice summer with loads of stitching and other adventures.

Annie said...

Tanglewood is so gorgeous!

Hope you find some good things to keep you occupied this summer, if not the camps, then some wonderful crafty projects!

Melissa said...

Happy Canada Day, Anne!

It's a good news post! Summer break - check! Compliments and gifts from co-workers - check! Beautiful framed piece - check! Wonderful giveaways won - check!

You're off to a great start to summer!

Titus is looking very royal by the way! I think if you put a red bow on him he could look like a Canada Flag. (The grey would be the shadows cast by the clouds of course!)

Margaret said...

Love your framed Tanglewood! Love Jane -- ah Jane! I rely on seeing Jane, you know. lol! Great giveaways too! Love that Victorian Motto shoppe, although I have yet to purchase anything there. Hope you get tons of stitching done next week! Good luck with the summer camps coming through!

gracie said...

Tanglewood is lovely....

thegreytail said...

oh Anne!! Tanglewood is AMAZING!!
happy Canada day! :D
enjoy your holidays and all those lovely treats!
chiara

Kathy Ellen said...

Happy Canada Day and Congratulations, Anne, on finishing up school for the summer! 'Tanglewood' is absolutely amazing, and your stitching is just gorgeous! That is an incredible design. Nice gifts from Emma too and more congratulations upon winning Nancy's gift card! I love her designs!

Jane looks great, and I hope that you do get lots and lots of stitching done next week!

Blessings As Always!

Juls said...

Happy Canada Day!!!!! Tanglewood is stunning!!!! Congrats!!!!!!!!

Vickie said...

Tanglewood is wonderful! What a fabulous job you just finished. It is good to be loved. :)

Barb said...

Your stitching is looking great!! I know what you mean, I retired from a school where I had taught for 16 years-it almost broke my heart!! Lots of tears! Have a very Happy Canada Day!!!!

Claudette497 said...

Happy dancing with you - that's a beautiful finish, and the framing is just perfect. Happy Canada Day to you!

Dani - tkdchick said...

Happy Canada Day!

Congrats on making it to the end of the school year and I'm so glad the staff made you feel so welcome despite being on a contract! How sweet!

Your framed piece looks just fantastic!

I hope you stitch until your butt is square!!!!

Giovanna said...

Tanglewood is simply gorgeous, and beautifully framed - congrats!

Carol said...

Lots to celebrate--summer break, Tanglewood framed, Canada Day, and those lovely wins!! Hope your summer continues to be filled with happy things, Anne :)

Shirlee said...

Your stitchings are beautiful!

Isobel -Argante- said...

*_____*
What a gorgeous sampler...
it's fantastic...
Congrats, it's really a great work!

Isobel
The Prim Hare

Julie said...

Nice gifts you got from the school.You were obliviously well thought of.
Tanglewood looks wonderful and definitely deserves to hang where it will be admired.

Meari said...

I really like frame you chose for Tanglewood. I know what you mean about sitting back and admiring :)

Congrats on your win.

Enjoy your summer break!

Joysze said...

That looks FREAKING AMAZING, ANNIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D

*grabs you for a twirl*

HMBW!

♥ Nia said...

Such a beautiful piece! Great work sweetie :)
Enjoy your summer break!! :D
Hugs&smiles, Nia

sana said...

Happy Canada Day!
Tanglewood is very beautiful, and the frame is wonderful, too!!

Suzanne said...

Tanglewood looks amazing!

Carla said...

Tanglewood looks fantatsic on that frame!

EvalinaMaria said...

Summer brake, hurray!!!

You have been tagged on my blog!

Evalina, This and that...

Veronica said...

Happy Last Day of School and Happy Canada Day :)

The framer did a wonderful job with Tanglewood! It's gorgeous. Love the carved frame.

Congrats on the winnings. Jane is looking great. Titus is as usual too cute. I was disappointed at first when I didn't see a pic of him. Guess he was hiding at the bottom ^.^

Hugs,
Veronica.

Kaisievic said...

Happy Canada Day and congratulations on two great wins - lovely to receive nice gifts, isn't it? Tanglewood looks fabulous.

Melissa said...

Yay for winning a gift card!!

I love the frame. It is perfect for your piece :)

Ewa said...

Awwww that's so sweet! I remember my last day at the law firm I worked for, a client actually sent me a beautiful, beautiful bouquet of flowers. One of those bouquets that I always drool over but can never afford. It was spectacularly gorgeous. And touching!

Your stitching looks FANTASTIC! Can't wait to see it after numb bum week! Also excited to see your stash from Nancy, she's the sweetest, isn't she?

Ewa said...

I also forgot to mention that the frame for Tanglewood looks absolutely DIVINE!

Lynn said...

Hope you had a marvelous Canada Day and that you enjoy your time off while it lasts!
Tanglewood looks amazing! You've done a really lovely job with this one.
Looking forward to seeing more of Eve too. It's gorgeous!

Catherine said...

Beautiful finish! Tatnframe compliments your piece perfectly! Love your wip ~ such a pretty piece.
Congrats on your wins too!
Hope you are enjoying your summer!

Kaisievic said...

P.S. Who is the designer of Tanglewood?

Brigitte said...

Tanglewood looks absolutely gorgeous. And so does Jane. Lovely progress!
Summer break - I'm still waiting for it to come. But there are only two more weeks at school and our summer break will start as well. Can't wait for it ...
I wish you all the best for a new job.

JennyPennyPoppy said...

Your Tanglewood piece looks fantastic! You must be so very pleased with it. Congrats on your win. Looking forward to seeing what you bought. Also looking forward to seeing the stitched smalls and secret stitching projects :) Have a lovely and summery, stitching until your bum is numb day :)

Valentina said...

It's the first time I see Tanglewood and it's really wonderful, also the frame you've chosen is great!