Wednesday, January 26, 2011

I'm Back!

I can't believe it has been more than four months since my last post! A lot has happened in the past few months, though. Firstly - I got married! I don't think I even told you that I got engaged :)

Here are a few pics of my husband and I on our wedding day:


Remember the Hardanger and cross stitch piece by Lee Albrecht that I was stitching? My mom finished it into a ring pillow for me and it worked perfectly and looked beautiful:
In other news, I obtained my Masters degree in medical biochemistry last year and have now started my PhD study, also in medical biochemistry.

Unfortunately, we also had some losses over the past month - my grandmother died two days before Christmas and my grandfather died on the tenth of January. They were married for sixty years (I made an anniversary sampler for them - ironically, my previous post) and they will be greatly missed.

As you can imagine, not a lot of stitching has happened, but I will post about the little that I have done soon.

Until next time, Happy Stitching!

28 comments:

Siobhan said...

Ummm.... oh my goodness! First, congratulations! I am so happy for you. Great pics! I hope you will have at least as long together in a happy marriage as your grandparents did. I am so sorry to hear about their loss. I know how hard that can be.

Beautiful job on the pillow!

Lee Albrecht said...

Michelle
Fiquei muito feliz pelo seu casamento... que Deus esteje presente a cada dia abençoando ricamente essa união. Obrigado pelo privilegio de usar meu desenho em seu casamento.
Um carinhoso abraço

Annie said...

Congrats on the degree and the marriage! You made one beautiful bride. And the pillow is so fabulous.

So sorry about your grandparents. I'm sure you will miss them, but it is wonderful how they lived a long happy life together.

Little Kiwi Chick said...

Congratulations! Looks like you had a perfect, wonderful wedding day. Beautiful photos - you look very happy! Sorry to hear about your grandparents.

Cath said...

Big Congratulations . You looked beautiful on your wedding day , and the ring pillow is perfect .

So sorry for your losses . Sending big hugs . XXX

FIONA said...

Congratulations - what fabulous news! Wishing you a long and happy life together full of creativeness too!!! I'm sorry to hear of your losses - prayers and hugs to you. xx

Edit said...

Congratulations Michelle! What a wonderful news! I wish you all the happiness for your life together! You looked beautiful and the wedding pillow is really a special piece.

I am so sorry to hear about your losses.

Wishing you all the best for your new life,
Edit

Iss-ola said...

gratuluję!
blog from Poland :)

Michelle said...

Congratulations on your wedding Michelle. You both look so happy. Also many congratulations on your degree. So very sad though to hear of your loss. My great-grandparents had been married for 62 years and they both passed away witin 3 days of each other. So sad. On a brighter note - I am coming to your hometown on Monday for 3 weeks and cannot wait. Take care xx

Carol said...

What wonderful news, Michelle! I'm so happy for you and your husband. And good luck on your journey to your PhD!

Your pillow is stunning and will always be a wonderful memory of your special day... Best wishes to you and your husband :)

Blu said...

Congratulations on both the wedding and the degree!

You both look so happy in the photos!

mbroider said...

Congratulations on the wedding. You two look great!

Congratulations on the degree too!! The pillow looks so nice:) Look forward to some stitchy pics now

Főkolomp said...

Oh Michelle!!! Congratulation on Your wedding and degree!!!!
I'm sorry to hear of Your losses!

Farm Girl said...

Congratulations on your marriage - you make a lovely looking couple. All the very best to you both!

And of course please accept my symphathies to you and your family on your grandparents passing. How incredibly difficult to lose them both so close together. Hugs and thoughts to you.

Chrizette said...

Congratulations Michelle!! You looked beautiful! Mag die toekoms net geluk inhou :)

Ek het nou 'n stitchy blog - hier is die adres.

Chriz’ stitchy spot

dixiesamplardesigns said...

Congratulations and best wishes with your marriage! You both look so happy, and your ring pillow is gorgeous.

So sorry to hear about your grandparents. Sixty years??!! Wow, that is very impressive...and your sampler to commemorate their achievement is stellar!!

Happy Stitchin'
Terri

Erna said...

Congratulations Michell, you looked lovely and I love the ring cushion...
Glad you're back
Hugs
Erna

Natalia said...

Oh Michelle, what bittersweet time for you.... So sorry to hear about your loss. But big CONGRATULATIONS on your wedding. You buys make a beautiful couple...

Carin said...

Congratulations on your wedding !! I have beautiful photo's and that pillow for the rings is so beautiful.

Manka said...

Hi Michelle! I'm glad you're back :)

Congratulations on your wedding!!!

I'm sorry to here about your grandparents ...

hugs:Manka

Francien said...

Oh Michelle...you two look so handsome!! Congratulations!...beautiful dress...bouquet and rings...the little ringpillow is lovely...
greetings Francien.

Fünfzigerjahremädel said...

Michelle,you are a very beautiful bride and I wish you and your husband all the best for your future life!
I also have loved my grandparents so much,and I can understand your sorrow!Thew will be in your heart forever!
Many greetings,Ulla

Tania said...

Congratulations!

Lonneke said...

I am both happy and sad to read your post. So sorry to hear about your grandparents.
But congratulations on your degree (excellent work!) and your wedding! You looked gorgeous. And you are such a cute couple. I wish you a long and happy marriage!
{{hugs}}

Mylene said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!

WOW! Gorgeous wedding pictures!!

Emmanuelle said...

Sorry to read about your grand parents. Congratulations for your wedding, you two look gorgeous!

Vinniey said...

So sorry to hear about your grandparents. But congratulations on your wedding, Michelle. What a handsome couple! I'm so happy for you. Love your wedding photos, you and your husband are both gorgeous. :) The ring pillow is so lovely and pretty.

gazette94 said...

Congratulations Michelle You are a lovely bride ! And your little cushion is perfect ..I am sorry to read about your grand-parents, it is very sad..