Thursday 19 April 2012

TUSAL and Mirabilia Mash

I am adding my TUSAL post a little early as I am on the road home to Canada.
Here is my martini glass before I emptied it for my trip home.

 And here is my jar with my threads since January 1st of this year. I think I like to stitch lol!

We have had quite the start to our trip. We left Yuma and our car broke down in Phoenix. Thank goodness it broke down in a major city and we were able to find a Volkswagen dealer. Our trip since then has been great. Beautiful weather, no crazy traffic problems and a compatible companion.

 We stopped in Oklahoma City at the Oklahoma City Memorial Museum. It was gutwrenching to walk through the museum and experience the bombing and the aftermath. The beautiful tribute to the 168 people who lost their lives with the symbolic chairs and the Survivor tree was so peaceful. There is a wonderful website with the story of the bombing and the memorial. Please, when you have the time take a look at their website. It is so touching.

Now on a lighter note

Before I left Yuma, I had two Mirabilia Round Robin finishes.

First up, is my Mirabilia RR from 2011 that came home and my section was unfinished.
I chose to stitch - Lily of the Woods, the Dreaming Fairy.

Here is my finished RR and the wonderful fairies each person added.

Tea for Two - left

Tea for Two - right

Fairie Treasures

Midsummer Night's Fairy

Fairy Flora

Aida, the Garden Fairy

The Woodland Fairy
I look forward to having this framed and hung with my previous Mirabilia RR. 

I received Karen's beautiful Pixie Round Robin and contributed Tigerlily.

Loved the bright colors in this one.

And here is her Round Robin to date.  The fabric is gorgeous and suits the pixies so well.

We will be in Annapolis, Maryland in the next day or so. We are visiting some friends on our way. I am looking forward to the visit. I have never been to this area before.

And then, on Monday, I will be home in Canada. I am looking forward to hugging and loving my children, grandchildren, parents and friends. It is wonderful to spend the winter in Arizona but there is "No Place Like HOME".

Until next time, stay safe and hug your family please.


Juls said...

All so lovely!!!! Safe travels!!!!

Daffycat said...

This is a great TUSAL post and very clever to post it early for your traveling!

The Round Robins look awesome!

Carol said...

How nice to have your Mirabilia RR all finished up, Kathy--it looks just beautiful! Enjoy your visit to Annapolis--I wish you safe travels home :)

Christina said...

Oh wow, the fairy RR is beautiful. My favourite has to be Fairie Treasures.
Have a lovely time in Maryland. I visited the state a few times when my friend lived there and it's a great place!

Rachel S-H said...

Very pretty! I think these work somehow better as these RRs than they do as the originals.

Enjoy Annapolis! It's a very pretty place, and it somehow bridges the laid-back Eastern Shore lifestyle with the suburban DC world.

LoriU said...

Oh I love your round robins!!

Ginny said...

Your Fairy RR is absolutely gorgeous!! LOVE IT! Tigerlily is so sweet. Can't wait until that piece gets to me so that I can see it in person. Be safe on your continued journey.

Karen said...

Your Mira RR is so gorgeous finished!

Thanks for Tigerlily, I love her soooo much!!

Safe travels!

Brigitte said...

These Mirabilia RRs are such a delight to look at - pure eye candy.
Have a safe rest of the trip home.

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

I love the two tea faires next to each other! It really is a beautiful RR as is the Pixie one.

Lynn said...

Your Mirabilia RR looks fabulous Kathy! I can't wait until you have it all framed up.
Oooh, I love the colours in that Pixie too! This one is going to be so pretty when it's done.
Safe travels and I hope to see you soon.

Veronica said...

Aiks! Thank God you managed to get your car fixed. Do stay safe.

What gorgeous RRs! Every single block is beautiful. Never realized how pretty those Tea fairies are.


Poussy Stitches My Love said...

Beautiful stitching

bisous de FRANCE

Margaret said...

What a beautiful RR.

Hope you have arrived home safely and hope to see you again next winter.

hugs, Margaret

Maxine said...

Kathy those RR's are beautiful, I look forward to seeing yours framed. Glad you had a good trip and are now home again :)

Bonnie Brown said...

Great orts
Beautiful RR!
Can't wait to see you!!

Catherine said...

Love the stitches! Hope your journey home was a good one!

Anonymous said...


Just found your blog.

Your TUSAL jar is very pretty.

Your RR is just stunning!

Meari said...

I think you like to stitch, too!

Beautiful RR's... both of them.

Carolien said...

Ohhhh, how lovely this all is!!!

Bye, Carolien

Unknown said...

Wow, the Miribilia RR are both beautiful!