God grant you the light in Christmas, which is faith;
the warmth of Christmas, which is love;
the radiance of Christmas, which is purity;
the righteousness of Christmas, which is justice;
the belief in Christmas, which is truth;
& all of Christmas, which is Christ.
--Wilda English

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Two Boxes Full!

Good morning on this sun-shiny, sky-bluey, green-grassy, flower-bloomy, bird-singy, & (sadly for me) warm spring day!  The afternoon temp is predicted to be 75 degrees.  I wonder if John will agree to turn on the air conditioning?

Remember the box that my Needlework System 4 was packaged in?  Look who decided to make it her own!  Isn't she cute???

Please try not to notice the dust & whatever other debris that shows up so frightfully there on the floor.  I haven't had much time to keep up with the housecleaning with Flat Phoebe here.

What's that Flat Phoebe? 
It was like this when you got here?  Yeah, you're probably right   : )

The second box I'm going to share with you is this one!
John went to the Half-Price Book Store on Thursday & noticed this box full of cross stitch magazines for $10.00!  Sweetie that he is, he thought of me & brought it home   : ) And as if $10.00 wasn't a great price to begin with, he had a 15% off coupon so it actually cost him $8.50!  I finally had a moment this morning to open the box & take a look at what was inside.  I found 73 cross stitch magazines in there!
The oldest one is from 1987, the most recent 2007, & I'd say 98% of them are like brand new!  What a lucky find, eh?  I'm going to have fun looking through them   : )

John & I have been keeping quite busy, not only playing with Flat Phoebe but getting the house ready to list for sale again.  We are planning to list on May 1st.  I'm not too thrilled with how we're going about this. Rather than carefully packing things into boxes ready to be moved, we are instead sort of throwing them into boxes willy-nilly just to get them off the floor & off the top of other boxes.  It's nice to see the clutter disappearing, but not nice knowing that most of the boxes will have to be unpacked & repacked again.  That's okay though ... I can deal with it   : )

I wish you all a happy, joy-filled day!   


Vickie said...

Whoo Hoo! You have a date picked for the house sale. That is fantastic! Yes, Sophie is cute. :) What a fabulous deal on those magazines. I miss our Salvation Army that closed last year. They had Cross Stitch magazines once in while. I never came across Stoney Creek ones.

KimM said...

WOW!! Lucky, lucky you!!!!

Carol said...

Have fun going through all those old magazines, Shirlee--you just never know what treasures you'll find! Maybe Phoebe can help you :)

Good luck with the house sale--things have REALLY picked up around here. The house across from me sold in two days for above asking price (and here we were laughing at the high price we thought they had put on it!!)... Hope the perfect buyer comes along soon!

Vicki said...

What a great find for your husband to bring home to you! I had to laugh at you wanting the A/C on at 76 - we're in the mid 90s here and haven't turned ours on yet. We usually turn in on when it hits 103 or so - just goes to show you how acclimated we all our to our climates! Enjoy your weekend!

Sarah in Stitches said...

Great box full of magazines! That's an amazing find. And good luck packing! :D

cucki said...

Wow lucky sweet lady :)
I love them so much ...specially I saw the one with a angel on..looking so cute..
Enjoy them dear..
Big hugs x

cucki said...

Aw cute Sophie :)
Kisses and hi to phobe too...
And hugs for you too dear x

Dawn said...

Ohhh, what a find for you! That is a lot of magazines! Glad you are enjoying your time with flat Phoebe.
Sophie is so sweet! I am loving this lovely warm sunny day, the temp is just right here in Cincy!

Hugs Shirley

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

What a great find! How sweet of John to buy them for you too.

If you pay the air fare I'll come help you unpack and sort. I'd better bring The Large Boy too, he's much better at throwing out things than I am!

blue star stitcher said...

What a great find, lucky you!

Von said...

I wish you a quick sale on your house, at a great price for you!! :)

stitchersanon said...

A lovely happy post..thanks for sharing ;-)

Kaisievic said...

I love the way cats do that - so cute! How lucky are you with that box of magazines? 75 for $8.50 - John is a bargain hunter extraordinaire! Good luck with the house listing.

Marie said...

73 Cross stitch magazines...Yahoo! That should keep you busy for a while.
I can't find the original post on Phoebe, are you doing that for a special little girl? I was sent a Flat Stanley once and had to document his stay. Looks like Phoebe has been with you a while. You are keeping her VERY busy!

Beauty Bonnet said...

what a lovely find! 73 of them for $8.50??? and how sweet of your husband to buy the lot for you.
it's in the 90s here and sweltering.. sure wish i could hop across the Pacific and spend the summer there (it's summer here already)


Annette-California said...

Your husband discovered a great find and he bought it for you! precious.
Prayers that your home will sell and all will go well.
love Annette

Julie said...

A super find, lots of magazines to keep you and flat Phoebe busy.

Cats find the silliest places to bed down!

Chris said...

Ooh I hope that you find some wonderful charts to stitch n there. Hopefully some smalls from some of your favorite designers :)

Pam in IL said...

Guess what -- it's snowing here right now! Unbelievable that we had a perfect, warm spring day on Saturday and now everything is white. Great magazine find! I was going through a few old stitcher magazines the other day and found several pages in each that had a big square cut of the center. I discovered that these were hand-me-downs from my mother-in-law! So frustrating!

Simply Victoria said...

John really hit a great sale with all those magazines. Have fun perusing them. Although with how busy you are decluttering, you may have to wait awhile. Praying for the right buyer!