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Tuesday, September 10, 2013

37 Years and Still Together...

I met my husband when I was 12 years old, we were both tall and rail thin but we fell in love at first sight. All through junior high and high school we were inseparable, he played on the basketball team and I was his biggest cheerleader. Even when he went away to college and me to the Army, nothing came between us, we vowed to grow old together and so far we are doing just that. 
This past Saturday we celebrated 37 years of marriage.  We may not be rail thin anymore, and our hair is a lot more salt than pepper but the same love we felt way back then is still going strong to this day. For our anniversary we spent the weekend in Atlantic City at Harrah’s casino, and I got to stand next to a box of money (supposed to be a million dollars).

 I would have loved to be allowed in that box for a few minutes. We played a few slots and walked the boardwalk and I enjoyed spending alone time with my soul-mate.

Last week I showed a piece I was working on a piece called Thine is the Trick and the Treat well; all I showed had to be ripped- out.  I usually start my stitching in the center and work outward, but that I thought would have been confusing with this design so I began with page 1 which is the top left corner and as you saw I had finished that whole first page. Just as I was removing the q-snaps to start the second page I noticed that the fabric was turned the wrong way. So on Thursday I began to slowly and carefully remove all of the stitching, I worked from the back cutting the floss.  It was hard work but saving the fabric was more important than the floss (fabric $27.00 vs floss $.39) you do the math. Anyway I restarted on the drive to Atlantic City but it was a little hard working on the uneven threads of the linen  in the car, so this is all I got done.

On Sunday after being out walking the boardwalk and enjoying a delicious lunch at “Pickles Deli” (Rueben on marble rye)







 we went back to our room to relax and hubby watched the football game I decided to start the other design I took with me (just in case). It is called “Spiral” from Jardin Prive, the fabric is 32 ct Lakeside linen called Woodsmoke and it is stitched with DMC #5200. I love the all-white on this color it really pops.  

As if I need another project to stitch, I have just joined another SAL this morning (it’s free) from http://lesmarottesdenath.free.fr I will start gathering my floss and fabric in just a little bit. 

Thank you all for stopping by for a visit and I hope you come again and leave lots of wonderful comments as I go to make some wonderful little xxs.

28 comments:

Sheila said...

Happy Anniversary and many blessed more.

dixiesamplar said...

Oh Minnie, so sorry to hear that you had to rip all that hard work out! But, I agree...$27 is way more important than 39 cents, LOL!

Happy Anniversary to you and your sweet hubby...sounds like the last 37 years have been wonderful for you both.

Loving all the new WIPs too! Stop by and see me sometime...I love meeting new stitchin' bloggers!

www.dixiesamplar.com

Melinda said...

Such a wonderful thing -- 37 years - Blessings !!!! WOW. Love your stitching

So sorry you had to start over!

sharine said...

Happy Anniversary! And many more to come:)

Ma Teakettle said...

Happy Anniversary Minnie (and to Mr. Minnie too), I love your history together, and your description...it gave me joy to read. What an amazing milestone, hugs to you both!

I'll help ya in that money box...first we run into the salty Atlantic so the bills stick to us, and in we jump!

I just drooled all over my keyboard looking at that amazing sammie...so worth the thirst after :)

Your WIPs are gorgeous, as always, dear.

Hugs
Ma

Daffycat said...

Damn frogs!

Happy anniversary! Wow! 37 years!!!

Karen said...

Happy anniversary and congrats on 37 years! Hope you have many more.

gracie said...

Sending best wishes to you both.... wonderful love story.

Sharon said...

Happy Anniversary! thanks for sharing your wonderful love story!!! May you enjoy many more fun years!! :)

Sorry about those dang 'ole frogs...you're so right: soooooo much easier to give up the floss than the fabric. Cheers to you for keeping on keeping on and trying again! :)

(If you ever do get into that million dollar box, email me and we'll go on a stashing spree wearing bells and big bows!). LOL

Vonna Pfeiffer said...

Happy, Happy, Happy Anniversary! And a huge congratulations on your marriage...in this day and age, that ain't easy! KUDOS!
Love your stitching!
Your weekend looked like a good time :)

rosek1870 said...

Happy Anniversary and many, many more!! I am looking forward to the SAL!I am out the next 2 nights (a jewelry show and a night working "back to school night") so I hope to pull the threads for it on Friday night. Right now I am working on Little House Needleworks "Virtues - Simplicity".
Hugs
Rose

AnaCristina said...

Happy anniversary!

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

What a great love story, Minnie! Happy anniversary to you and your beloved. Sorry about the frogging but it'll be worth it, in the end. Love your spiral WIP! I'm trying not to start that SAL; I have too many projects going already but it sure is tempting. Can't wait to see your progress.
Loved seeing all your pics - looks like you had a great time!

EvalinaMaria said...

Beautiful story dear Minnie. Happy anniversary to both of you.

Sorry about frogs visit...

Scattered Threads said...

Happy Anniversary Minnie. May you have plenty more together. Looks like you had a wonderful time my dear.
Put a clamp on that frog. LOL. Love your spiral stitching from Jardin Prive. Love the fabby you selected for it.
Thanks for the link for the SAL. I will check it out…I am almost certain I will not be joining. I haven't been doing very good with SALs lately.
TFS your work as always,
Jackie:)

Mii Stitch said...

Happy Anniversary sweetie!

Fara Azmi said...

Happy Anniversary...
my oh my 37 years!!!

Vickie said...

Oh Minnie! I actually cried from your wonderful story. I shared it with my husband too. God bless you both. Happy, Happy Anniversary.

DJH said...

Happy Anniversary!

I am loving the Spiral design. It is very nice and the fabric is just wonderful.

Julie said...

Wow Minnie that truly is a love story and Happy Anniversary to you both and many more to come..I thought your wed ann. was back in july.Now realize it was because you do the dates the other way round to us..I can imagine you said a few choice words about that frogging and love your new start..I'm just doing that sal has well. :) Nice pics by the way.

Lesley said...

Wishing you both a very happy anniversary:-)
Your spiral design is gorgeous.

Sharon said...

Happy Anniversary Minnie! 37 years is amazing, may you both have many, many more!

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

Happy belated anniversary you two. You are not to far ahead of Jack and I.

Brigitte said...

Happy anniversary to you and your DH.
Great pictures from your trip to Atlantic City, such a nice way to celebrate your anniversary.
Oh my, the frog visited you - not good at all. But we all have these visits once in a while, lol. Good to see that you have restitched the part already.

Terri said...

Congrats and Happy Anniversary!!

SoCal Debbie said...

Happy Anniversary! That's the best kind of love story!

That happened to me too, taking my project out of the Q-snaps and realizing the fabric was sideways! Ugh!

Your Jardin Prive spiral is so pretty. I also started the new free SAL.

ricketyjo said...

Happy Anniversary to you both! What a lovely story and hope you enjoyed your trip. x

Kris said...

Congratulations!!!