Monday, July 7, 2014

A Flurry of Activities ...

Hi everyone ... Happy July!

We have had a flurry of activities in our family over the past two months ... all good! ... all happy! ... our daughter, Jill,  graduated from college with a degree in meteorology and a minor in communications, and within weeks accepted a position as a broadcast meteorologist  at a television station in northern West Virginia. She has been on the air for about three weeks now. Her colleagues have all been very welcoming and supportive, the community is a good mix of established and new development, and she is relatively close to home (yay!) ...  she's happy and excited  ... all and all it seems to be a great start to her career!

Here are just a few photos from graduation ...


Needless to say, we are very proud of her and are excited to see her begin to 'live her dream'.

While we were in the process of moving Jill she asked if I had finished stitching the "Sabrina" (from Miribilia) that I had started a couple of years ago. She thought it would be perfect for her new apartment ... she somewhat surprised me with that, but, of course, I was happy to dig her out of my WIP basket and start working on her again.

Here is how Miss Sabrina looks to date ...

When I returned to stitching about 25 years ago, I stitched "Lavendar & Lace" and "Miribilia" designs almost exclusively. But more recently my interest has turned to reproduction samplers and it's been awhile since I have stitched a L & L or Miribilia ... whew! I've forgotten how elaborate and detailed they are. I think I have only about 1/3 of her gown completed ... and have not even started the beading yet!!! But I am thrilled Jill wants her for her new apartment! She mentioned there are a couple more of the 'glamour ladies' from Miribilia that might be nice too... hmmm, it just may be time for Jill to learn to stitch! :)

So that's what I've been up to! Thank you for taking a minute to stop by and visit. Hope you are enjoying your summer!

God Bless,
Lanie  xxoo


  1. A big congrats for your daughter and her graduation and new job!! Such wonderful news! Love your Sabrina WIP. That is one I have in my stash too. The old classic movie Sabrina is a fave of mine so I could not pass up this chart.

  2. Congratulations to your daughter Jill! What an amazing accomplishment! And it's great to see Sabrina back out and getting attention. I really need to get my own Mira (Lilac) out and start putting more stitches in her.

  3. Congrats and best wishes to your daughter. How nice to land a job in her field right away! I only did two L&L, sold the rest! Sabrina is so beautiful.

  4. A big congrats for your daughter and her graduation and new job...such wonderful news :)
    Love your Sabrina WIP....she is stunning xx

  5. Congratulations to Jill! How exciting that she has landed such a great job too! it must be so exciting for all of you! The WIP is gorgeous! I don't think I could ever stitch a Mirabilia -- no patience!

  6. What an exciting time for Jill--to land a job in her chosen profession so soon after graduation is truly wonderful. Who knows, Lanie--maybe we'll be watching her on the Today Show someday after Al Roker retires!! You have two lovely daughters and I can see why you are so proud of them...

    How nice to have daughters who appreciate your stitching--Sabrina is coming along beautifully!

  7. Congratulations to you and your daughter. God has certainly blessed her to accomplish her dreams. May she have much success, happiness and good health.

  8. Congratulations to your daughter! what a wonderful gift this will be for her new home :)

  9. Congratulations to you and your daughter. Wonderful news and I wish her all the best.
    Sabrina is beautiful love your progress!
    love Annette

  10. Congratulations to your daughter! Sounds like the start of an exciting career. The colors are so pretty in the Miribilia piece! I'm sure it will look beautiful hanging in her new apartment. :)

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