Home Comforts

Thank you for all of your birthday greetings and great comments on Vonna's mouse pillow and the mail art. I have been stitching away this week on my PiF gifts. I'm so tempted to share photos but I will wait until they are all finished, mailed and received. In the meantime, to the right is a picture of my start on The Sampler Girl's Jane Austen Sampler from the Gift of Stitching magazine. I love this quote, it is too true.



You may have noticed this gorgeous pillow over at Mary Kathryn's blog. She treated me this week to an incredibly lovely gift, a monogram pillow on black toile that she finished so beautifully. It is my new treasure, and every time I look at it, I smile with happiness. It is a wonderful addition to our home!
















There are comforts to be had away from home, however .... Yesterday was my fourth wedding anniversary, and tonight my husband and I are dining and staying overnight at a historic bed and breakfast called the William Penn Inn. Our package includes roses and champagne in our room and I am so looking forward to the mini-get away!

One last "Home"-themed note: Would anyone like my "Home of a Needleworker" chart? Since I finished the design, I don't think I'll need it again, and I'd be happy to send it to the first person who leaves me a comment and asks for it.

30 comments:

Isabelle said...

What a beautiful pillow you received!
I love that Jane Austen sampler. And yes, I agree, that quote is so true.

Happy Anniversary, Rachel! That is a beautiful picture of you two. Given my personal circumstances, it made my heart melt :)

Wishing you and your husband a wonderful special time :)

ami said...

Oooh... I love the William Penn Inn! I grew up sort of down the road from there and we used to go there all the time for the Sunday Brunches. Happy Anniversary!

xstitch.nl said...

Happy Anniversary, Rachel!! Hope you and your husband had a wonderful stay at the Inn. It sounds very romantic!!

Vonna said...

HURRAY! Happy Anniversary :)
A lovely romantic picture you have there ;)
Enjoy your anniversary honeymoon! Once kiddos are in the picture...those are few and far between! LOL!
Mary Kathryn did an exceptional job on the pillow for your birthday! Lucky you!

Katrina said...

Rachel, love the wedding pic, happy anniversary and have a fun weekend.

If no one else has spoken for it, I'd love the Home of a Needleworker chart :-).

Ruth Rachel Vendsel said...

Katrina, it's yours!

Annemarie said...

Awww, happy anniversary, Rachel! That is one dreamy picture you posted!
I love anything our Sampler Girl designs, and this one is lovely too!

Barbara said...

I'm trying to find the time to make that same sampler for my father's anniversary. It's a great design, isn't it?!

Your wedding picture is so lovely! Happy anniversary, and best wishes for a wonderful weekend away!

Marie-P said...

Happy Anniversary!

Your design from Sampler Girl is great, and that is in the online magazine. I really should subscribe to that.

The pillow that you received is beautiful!

Jen said...

Happy Anniversary! I also love the sampler. I have it in my stack of projects to complete.

Tanya said...

Happy Anniversary, Rachel! GREAT wedding pic.

Glad you are enjoying AT HOME - looking good. That verse from EMMA is such a keeper!

Heather said...

Happy Anniversary!! What a sweet picture and what a very special gift from Mary Kathryn!!
Heather

Nancy said...

Hi Rachel,

Your Jane Austen At Home sampler is looking beautiful - your stitching is just perfect! I want to do this one too some day.

The pillow from Mary Kathryn is very special.

Congratulations on your anniversary,
Nancy

Susimac said...

Happy Anniversary!!!! What alovely wedding photo of the 2 of you. I love your pillow you received from mary-Kathryn its lovely.

Sandy said...

Your Jane Austen sampler is very pretty and I love the pillow. Congrats on your anniversary. DH and I just celebrated our 4th yr. in April and went to a B&B ourselves. Enjoy it.

Sally said...

What a gorgeous pillow you received from Mary Kathryn.

Happy Anniversary to you and your DH. I hope you have a wonderful time away.

Barb said...

Those are pretty. I love the quote. Hope you had a Happy Anniversary.

Nicole said...

Rachel,

Thank you so much for your kind comment on my blog about my husband. It was very sweet of you and made me feel so good about our decision. I hope you have a wonderful anniversary - it sound so romantic! Thank you again!

P.S. I love your Jane Austin Sampler - it's so pretty!

Carol said...

Happy Anniversary!!

Von said...

Happy anniversary, Rachel!! May you and your husband celebrate many, many more!

Katrina in NZ said...

belated anniversary wishes Rachel, I hope you had a lovely night with your DH, and thanks for sharing a pic from your special day :)

KarenV said...

Belated Happy Anniversary Rachel! It seems like a lot of stitching bloggers got married in May :)

Lovely progress on your JA sampler and the pillow that MK made for you is just beautiful :)

Margaret said...

First of all congratulations to you and your husband on your anniversary. Your time away will be so special.

Your JA sampler is lovely with its beautiful quote.

What a lovely gift from MK - no wonder you have a smile on your face every time you look at this little jewel.

Renee said...

It's a joy to learn you better from one post to the other. And today we learn a little more about the precious steps in your life: 4 years ago, and now another day to remember. God bless both of you and lead you for the future.

Sharon said...

Absolutely gorgeous pillow. Happy Anniversary to you-your wedding photo is lovely!

Wendy said...

Happy Anniversary to you both! And lovely pillow from Mary Kathryn!!

Anita said...

Happy anniversary and I bet you all had a great time. Your piece is very pretty and I love the pillow.

Cathy said...

Belated anniversary wishes to you and your husband - gorgeous picture!

Beautiful pillow from Mary Kathryn!

Michelle said...

Happy anniversary! I love that Jane Austen sampler - it is on my list of things to stitch soon. Beautiful colors!

BeckySC said...

Oh, I missed your anniversay! I hope it was a special day for you two. The pic is beautiful!

What a lovely pillow to receive :)