Sunday, 27 June 2010

Mirabilia Framed and All About the Family

Here is my framed Mirabilia.
It will hang proudly in my new home. Until then, it is carefully under wraps.

Two weeks ago we celebrated my dad's 80th birthday. He is in remarkable health and it was fun to have a family get together. My sister and her family were home from Texas so we were all together for the first time in many years. We had a wonderful photographer who made some memories.

My father and mother
My parents and my sisters and I

The entire family

Leo and I with our children and grandchildren

Our sweet granddaughter Drew had her Grade 8 graduation on Friday.
Here she is looking very grown up.

And she received the Reading Award.
Leo gives her $10 an "A" and this year he was happy to give her $100 - way to go girl!!!

Have some stitchy stuff to post but will save it till the next time. Enjoy your visit with my family.


36 comments:

Carolyn NC said...

Your Mirabilia is sooo pretty! Lovely pictures of you and your family and I love your new house!

Jill said...

I followed the progress of your Mirabilia on the RR blog. It is just beautiful. Great family pictures.

Rowyn said...

Your Mirabilia RR is beautiful!

Happy 80th birthday to your Dad. You and he look so much alike.

What beautiful family photos of you all - ones to treasure.

Hazel said...

Amazing Mirabilia! Great pics too. x

Aussie Stitcher said...

Your Mira RR looks amazing framed, you must be so pleased. Happy Birthday to your Dad and congratulations to Drew, ten A's is a wonderful achievement.

Deanne J said...

Your Mira is beautiful and your family pictures are great. Congrats to Drew.

Nicola said...

Your RR looks beautiful in it's frame.

Lovely photos of your family.

Anita said...

Wow the Mirabilia piece is stunning. Great pictures of your family. I just discover your blog and will visit often.

Ginny said...

Your Mirabilia piece turned out beautifully!

staci said...

Wonderful family pics, and congrats to the lovely Drew!

Your Mirabilia looks fabulous :)

Katrina said...

Your mirabilia piece is so pretty, congrats.

Love all your family pics too.

Lucy said...

Beautiful stitching and wonderful family pics!!!

Judy S. said...

Great photos, Kathy. Love that framed piece, too.

Dani - tkdchick said...

Ahhh Kathy what fantastic family photographs!!!! You should be so proud of your family they all look fantastic.

Can't wait to see that Mira RR in person!

Deb said...

10 A's is a wonderful accomplishment. Congratulations to your granddaughter. Wonderful pictures of your family! Your father does not look 80!!! And your Mirabilia piece is really stunning. Just beautiful.

Blu said...

Your Mira looks great.
Wonderful pictures of your family.

Myra said...

That is so pretty and your family is lovely too. You all look very happy to be together.

Lynn said...

What beautiful momentos all those family pictures are!
We are heading home in late August to celebrate my Mom's 80th. Nothing fancy, just a dinner out together.
Your Mirabilia is absolutely stunning! It will be a lovely addition to your new home.

Missy Ann said...

Each picture more wonderful than the last!

Cute blonde bangs, but I gotta say I miss the blue. :D

mainely stitching said...

What wonderful family goodness! :D

Vonna said...

Oh Kathy, I love ALL your pictures :) What a beautiful, handsome family to be a part of!
And a big bunch of CONGRATS to your gorgeous grand-daughter :) LOVE her hair!
And your Mirabilia...STUNNING!
New home?! I think I missed something...need to go back and read....

Cheryl said...

Awww, your family pics are great! Enjoyed looking at them.
That Mira is amazing

Carol said...

What an amazing piece, Kathy--as well as an amazing family. Love seeing your photos--you are so lucky to have parents who are in good health at 80!

Ranae said...

What a stunning Mirabilia piece.
It looks like you have a very lovely family

Sharon said...

I think your Mirabilia looks amazing! Your granddaughter is pretty and Happy Birthday to your Dad!

Meari said...

The Mira is beautiful! Great family photos, too. $10 an A? Way back when, my Dad paid me $1 an A. LOL, Can you adopt me?

sandra said...

Lovely family!
Your Mirabilia is gorgeous!

Lynne N said...

What a wonderful blog, Kathy... it's a delight to spend time catching up with all your adventures and stitching. Congratulations, Drew... you're just as amazing as ever! And Happy Birthday to your Dad (our Dad will celebrate his 85th this November).
I love your Mirabilia R.R. - it's a brilliant idea and so beautifully stitched. EVERYTHING from Chatelaine is gorgeous and your Desert Mandala is no exception. Being partial to fairies, I'm especially drawn to that piece and look forward to seeing it completed.
Your new house is beautiful... you can always hire a maid and install an elevator :-)
I hope to spend many more pleasant lunch-times reading your blog, Kathy.
Thank you, Lynne N

Patty C. said...

Your stitch work looks lovely - and your family as well :)

Carolien said...

Hi Kathy,

What a lovely pictures of your family (congrats on your father's birthday!), they are great!!!
The Mirabilia is perfect. Enjoy!

Have a nice weekend & hugs,
Carolien

Brigitte said...

Oh Kathy, these great pictures show a very nice family get-together. Wonderful!
I love your framed Mirabilia RR. It looks so very special.

Cole said...

Looks loke a wonderful time was spent with your family :) And your Mirabilia looks fantastic!!

Michele B. said...

The word has been used already but "stunning" is the only one I can come up with that fits your Mirabilia. You should send a picture to the designer. It's fun to see the pictures of your beautiful family. Your granddaughter is one smart cookie!

Suzanne said...

What great photos of your family. How lovely you were all able to be together. Congratulations to your grand daughter.

The RR looks great.

Margaret said...

Congratulations Drew!!

What a beautiful granddaughter you have Kathy and so smart. Love the way grandpa gives her this incentive to do her very best.

Wonderful pictures of you family - How great to be able to get together like this.

Your Mirabilia piece is gorgeous.

marylin & poussy said...

Your family is charming! Your relatives(parents) look like very sensitive(perceptible) and liking!!! Connaitre your blog is a luck(chance)!
Best regards marylin