Something to be Cheerful About!




I stitched Cup of Cheer for my kitchen with my pink "Old British Castles" dishes and my copper things in mind. Last night I was able to finish her into a little pillow to hang in the kitchen right above the tea and coffee and I'm quite pleased with the finish.

The subject line refers to some very good news we received this weekend. My husband was accepted with funding to a PhD program at Fordham University in New York. He received unofficial word via email, much earlier then we expected to hear anything--he applied to 10 schools, and we had not expected to hear anything until March or April. What a blessing to get good news first! We will still have to wait to hear back from the other schools until we can make any decisions, but at least we know now that he has a great option for next fall. We might be living in New York City!!!! That would be a big adjustment, but we would love the opportunity to enjoy all the museums, libraries, and culture in New York for a few years. Heaven only knows how we would afford it but I'm sure we'd make a way.

It promises to be another busy week. I hope you are all as well as can be!

21 comments:

Katrina said...

Wow that's awesome news. Congratulations to both of you!

Love the redware and the display, it's so pretty.

Becky K in OK said...

Lovely dishes and stitching. Congrats to the hubby.

Vonna said...

Rachel, first off...seeing this picture again reminded me that I could live with you :) LOL!
You have such lovely things!
Love your finish, so cute!
HURRAY for your DH...whatever is meant to be shall be and God will find a way to work all the ins and outs and how tos :)

Nancy said...

Your cup of cheer lady is very sweet, and she looks like the perfect touch in your kitchen.

Big congratulations to your husband! If you end up in New York City I will envy you. We visited a couple of years ago, and it was love at first sight!

Barbara said...

Congratulations!! And good luck with the other applications. :D

Terri said...

Congratulations to your husband! You're pillow is very cute and I love how you finished it off.

Annemarie said...

Congratulations on receiving such wonderful news, Rachel!

And congratulations too, for this super finish! It makes me want to rush to my stash cupboard and start one myself.

Mary said...

Love the stitching and the little pillow finish. It goes perfectly with the kitchen. Congratulations to DH. That would be awesome to live in the NYC.

Yuko said...

Rachel, this is so lovely design and your finishing is perfect!
It's so sweet!
By the way, congratulations to your DH!

Susimac said...

Wonderful news. Love the wee pillow too.

Novice Stitcher said...

I'm so happy for you and your dh. I know he has wanted this for a long time. I grew up in NYC. It has changed a lot but it is a wonderful adventure to live there.

I hope you don't mind but I tagged you on my blog.

Tanya said...

Oh Rachel! This little hanging pillow is darling with your china - how perfect and the colors and the fabric backing - love it!!!

Early congrads to your hubby. New York City?! Wow, girlie - keep us posted :)
Tanya

Barbeeque4 said...

Congratulations!!!!! What a big adjustment, but how wonderful for the both of you!!!!!

Your finish with C-o-Cheer is just wonderful!!!

Junie Moon said...

Congratulations, what a wonderful opportunity!

Sharon said...

How pretty that is, and the dishes, what a treasure you have. I love them.
What wonderful news about your husband. I also grew up in New York City. I live about 3 hours away from it now but always delight in visiting. It would be a wonderful experience. Best Wishes.

Milly~ said...

Cup of Cheer is awesome...so cute. Check out my blog...you've been tagged : )

Christine said...

Your Cup of Cheer pillow is lovely, and matches your china beautifully.
Congratulations to your DH too

Sachiko said...

Lovely dishes and stitching!!

AnneS said...

Congrats to hubby and yourself on that great news! Woohoo!! Also, your Cup of Cheer finish is absolutely stunning - I love it! :D

Michelle said...

I love your little finish - it looks perfect with your kitchen. Congrats on DH's news! New York City - wow!! I loved our trip there.

Teri said...

Congratulations on your husband's good news! I also wanted to let you know that I've tagged/recognized you for being the first cross stitch blog I ever visited. Keep up the good work; I continue to enjoy your updates!