Tuesday, May 08, 2007

14 Years and Counting

14 years ago this morning, at 10 AM, I was a bride :-) Yes, Mike and I are celebrating our 14th wedding anniversary today - quietly, though. We will go out to dinner at a nice place on Friday and maybe go into Boston or something. Mike is making some plans. My parents were married on May 1, 1960, and I was lucky enough to be able to wear my mother's wedding gown at my wedding. I loved it so much! I love the little bit of a retro look that it has. My veil was different. Someone had snuck up on my mother and cut her veil at her wedding, telling her that it was for good luck. Well, it did bring her very good luck. My mother and father were blissfully married for 35 years. They certainly still would be, however my father passed away in December of 1995. She also wore elegant long cream colored gloves at her wedding. I would have loved to have worn them too. We could not find them, nor could I find a pair that I liked before my wedding. Hey, there is my sister fixing my train. She was my maid of honor. I hope to have many more wonderful years of marriage to Mike :-)



I received a lovely package in the mail today! A couple of weeks ago, while visiting Isabelle's blog, I remembered that she has an online Etsy shop. For those who do not know, Isabelle sells some of her wonderfully stitched items online. I could not resist this adorable little heart pillow that smells wonderfully of gardenia!! Thank you Isabelle - I am so honored to own this little treasure :-) I hope others will check out Isabelle's little shop too.

Here is this week's update of Paradigm Lost. I see it will take another week to finish this pudgy bird motif in the bottom left corner. Oh, how I loved seeing Jo's in real life while she was up in Nashua last weekend - soooo pretty! (As is Jo - she is just wonderful!!). We spent some time looking at fabrics at Celebration for potential use on St. Reatham, which will be our next SAL when Paradigm Lost is finished. I don't know if either of us has settled on anything yet.... I guess we still have a bit of time before that becomes an issue anyhow.

Thank you to everyone for your sweet words and cyberhugs regarding my uncle's death. You do not know how much I appreciate them. It really helped. We are still awaiting word from my cousin on the funeral details. I think there will be a memorial here on the east coast at some point, as he is out in California.

Wow, the Freebie Gallery Blog sure is taking off! I just love looking at all the photos you stitchers are uploading into it! It is so fun to look at all the different freebies that are out there and the different ways we choose to stitch them and finish them off. Very nice.

Stitched on today: Paradigm Lost

47 comments:

Dianne said...

Happy Anniversary to you and Mike and many more! I love that you wore your mom's wedding dress. I wore my mom's gown for a Halloween costume one year (my parents are divorced). Bri and I just celebrated 23 years last month.
I'm sorry about your uncle too. I haven't seen mine since January and I need to go visit him in the nursing home where he is recuperating from hip surgery. It's far away for us.
Your yellow flowers look like primroses. The ones on the bottom look like Sassafras or something with a name like that.

Dianne said...

Maybe Early Saxifrage? : )

Gill said...

Happy Anniversary Carol! What a sweet photo. But how funny - not only are you and I only a couple of days apart in age, but Pete and I have been married 14 years too! :) A few months longer though.

PL is looking just wonderful!

Carolyn said...

Happy Anniversary to you and Mike. How wonderful! :) I wish you many, many more years of happiness. :)

P.S. Thanks for giving me the opportunity to get my hands on that piece of fabric :)

Kendra said...

Happy anniversary!

Also, sorry to here about your uncle. Cancer is just awful. :-(

Missy said...

Happy Anniversary! I enjoyed reading the history of your wedding dress. I think that wedding dresses have a certain energy that they carry on. Wishing you many more years of wedded bliss!

: )

Annemarie said...

Happy anniversary, Carol and Mike! You wore your mother's dress? That IS pretty special! Thanks for showing us this lovey picture.

I love the Freebie Gallery. I'm not going to post anything on the blog until I take some decent pictures of my freebies though :o)

Isabelle said...

Oh, Carol, happy Anniversary to you and Mike! Wishing you many happy returns.
That is such a beautiful picture, (which I've looked at quite a bit in your sidebar, for years - I'm glad to be seeing it full size!) and I LOVE your dress. You know what a sucker I am for empire waists! Thank you for sharing details of your wedding.

And, THANK YOU for the lovely publicity! I am so relieved it finally reached you safe and sound. To tell you the truth I was about to make a replacement. Naughty postal services! Hey, maybe the scent appealed to them, and they kept it for a while to perfume their office ;)
I'm really glad you like it :)

Christine said...

Joyeux anniversaire de mariage !
Your paradigm is almost finished... Il is really great.

cathymk said...

Congratulations to you Both!! Happy Anniversary!

Paradigm Lost looks fabulous.

Barbara said...

Oh, Carol! Happy anniversary to you and Mike! Fourteen years?! Time flies, huh? :D How wonderful that you could wear your mother's gown - I hope that someday Rowen (or the partner of one of our sons) will want to wear mine. Sigh...

Anne S said...

Happy Anniversary to Carol and Mike! Woohoo!! :D How wonderful to share some of your wedding memories too ... I wish for many many more happy years together {{hugs}}. Beautiful pillow from Isabelle's shop, too ... I've been drooling over her stitched goodies with kitties for a while now, and hadn't seen the heart ones :)

KarenV said...

Happy Anniversary Carol! What a gorgeous dress and so nice that you and your mom could both get married in the same dress.

Lovely pillow from Isabelle too - she makes such wonderful things!

ollie1976 said...

Happy Anniversary to you and Mike.

Suzanne said...

Happy Anniversary! Here's to many more years together. Love your wedding dress! Suz

tintocktap said...

Congratulations on your anniversary - I'll be celebrating my 14th anniversary next Monday!

Cheryl said...

Happy Anniversary!

Katrina said...

Happy Anniversary! It's so neat that you wore your mom's wedding dress. Love the photo.

Kiwi Jo said...

Happy Anniversary Carol and Mike! How cool that you wore your Mom's wedding dress. Guess what? I finished the heart motif last night!

Concetta said...

Happy Anniversary to you both! What a beautiful bride you made. I've always loved the 8th of May: it's also my grandmother's birthday and I made my First Holy Communion on that day when I was 7 back in 1982. :)

Anita said...

Happy Anniversary to you and your husband.

Robin said...

Happy Anniversary Carol and Mike! I keep hearing the Happy Anniversary song from the Flintstones in my head- I know I am strange! Many more!
And deepest sympathies on your Uncle. Take care,
Robin
P.S. I am so impressed with the freebie site!

BeckySC said...

Happy Anniversary to you. That is a wonderful pic of the two of you. You look just beautiful and the gown is lovely. I wish you many more happy years together.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Carol! Ann.

Susimac said...

Happy Anniversary to you both and many more of them.

Hugs Su

Vonna said...

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! It is lovely to look back on the day you married and remember how full of love you were and how happy :) I try to remember that day when I get aggravated at my DH ! LOL! (but it always doesn't work!LOL!)
Isabelle's etsy shop has darling things :) Your heart pillow is cute!
PL is just coming along beautifully Carol!

Stitch Wizard said...

Belated Happy Anniversary to you and your DH!! I didn't check blogs yesterday and now wish I had! I hope that you had a really wonderful day!!! Jerry and I will celebrate our 9th on May 16! We got married in Sun Valley, Idaho and it was wonderful! The best part is that he is just a really good man too! Your Paradigm Lost is just really pretty! Great job!! Debby :))

Karoline said...

Happy anniversary to you both. PL is looking gorgeous

Deb L said...

Belated Happy Anniversary and wishes for many more. :) I just love reading about long-lasting marriages. I'm personally looking forward to the big party you get to have for one's 50th (I'd shoot for 75th, but I don't think I'll live to be 100+. One never knows though.. *g*)

Michelle said...

Happy Anniversary to you both - I wish you many more. My sister wore my mother's wedding dress and looked so beautiful in it. It really gives that unique heirloom feeling to a wedding, doesn't it. Great progress on PL.

sugardoll said...

Happy Wedding Anniversary!!! My, What a beautiful bride you made for Mike. I wish you many more years of love and happiness.

p.s.
Carol, is it okay to ask for a whole photo of northern lights? I've been trying to resist it but as you can see, i think it's waiting for me. I told meself it will be gone by tomorrow. Surprise! surprise..we are meant to be LOL. Thanks hun. My email is midnytkitty@yahoo.com

Bonnie said...

Happy Anniversary! May you celebrate many many more such happy occasions.

Christine Doyle said...

Happy anniversary, you two!!!

Anonymous said...

Happy Anniversary. I hope you have many, many more happy years together. I think it's great that you got to wear your Mom's wedding dress.

Congrats!

Cynthia

Lizzy said...

Happy Anniversary to you and Mike, Carol!!! And wishing you many, many more blessed years of happiness, love and beautiful memories... :-) I love your Mom's wedding dress... how very special and what a lovely memory! You were a Gorgeous bride and still are, Sweetie! :-)

PL is more beautiful every time you post an update! :-)

{{{Hugs}}} Sweetie...

Susan said...

Happy Anniversary to your & your DH. It's wonderful that you were able to wear your mother's wedding dress.

Your Paradigm is looking really lovely!

stitcherw said...

Happy anniversary, what a lovely photo. PL is looking good, nice progress on the birds, you'll be done with them pretty soon.
Sue

Jenn said...

Happy Anniversary to botn you and Mike! I hope you had a nice day and enjoy what ever it is you decide to do this weekend.

Carla said...

Happy Anniversary!! I wish you and your husband all the happiness in the world!

lena-lou said...

Sorry I am a bit late but I want to wish you and Mike a very Happy Anniversary. You looked lovely wearing your Mums dress and that is really special....especially as your Mum and Dad had such a happy marriage :-))

Many more wishes for happy years ahead to you and Mike!!
PL sure is growing......

Dawn said...

Happy Anniversary to you and Mike:)

Sharon said...

Happy "belated" Anniversary to you and Mike! I wish you many many more!

Margaret said...

Sorry I'm late Carol but congratulations to you and Mike on your anniversary. I lovely wedding picture and how wonderful that you wore your mother's dress. Very special!!

Cathy said...

Happy Anniversary Carol - and congratulations!

Sally said...

happy Anniversary to you and Mike. I hope you had a wonderful day.

KaLu said...

happy anniversary!!!!! wow 14 years that s amazing! congratulations,
i love watching your projects grow, after many weeks of watching your paradigm, i bought my first long dog sampler (rosemarkie) and so far i am loving it

Jenna said...

Happy belated anniversary, Carol! Congratulations on 14 years of marriage and best wishes for many, many more. :)