Sunday, February 7, 2016

Back with a finish

I'm back! And I have a finish, yay. More cemetery pictures too, hehe. The last one has a story about Nicolas Cage. Just scroll on by the tomb pics if you don't want to see more!

I was up until 10:30 last night putting in the last stitches. You know how it is, you stay up late because you're so close to a finish. This is Whoo's There by PS..
On 32ct something linen with all of three DMC's. My favorites are the two skeletons. I'm also seeing some cat hairs in this! Ha. I think I'm going to do a cube finish with this as soon as the finishing juices get flowing again. This is my 3rd finish in 2016.

Because I'm done, I would like to give the chart and the fabric away..
The chart has some dings on it. I always print out a working copy to use but for some reason, didn't here. But it's all good. The fabric is big enough for the design. If more than one person wants it, I'll choose a name a week from today. Let me know if you would like the fabric also or just the chart. Unfortunately, I can only mail in the U.S. 

Cemetery pictures! I think this tour was the highlight of my trip. Why? Because I'm weird that way and I'm a Halloween freak!
Here's the story: this is Nicolas Cage the actor's tomb. Yes, he bought a tomb! Which sets off jokes about his career being dead! Anyway, he bought a large house in the French Quarter, a more than 100 year old house that has some history to it. The history is of Madame LaLauri or LaLaurie and her husband who were said to perform medical experiments on their house slaves. You all might remember hearing about the actor and him going into bankruptcy and he lost this house among others. Now it is owned by a Texas oil family. According to our cemetery guide, money talks and Nicolas was able to buy a plot in the cemetery. He goes every now and then to visit his tomb to clean it up and wipe the lipstick off his tomb! I guess women like to kiss it, haha! It's in the shape of a pyramid and I'm not sure of the Latin wording on the front. There ya go!

One last picture of our trip, the place we stayed at..
Perfectly French Quarter!

Thanks and take care!

Oh and some responses to comments:

Heather-lol! My stomach was queasy but I managed to hold it together!
Barb- no beads! Tall people and those right at the barricade lucked out.
Vicki- it was 54 when we landed in Phoenix. That's cold for Phoenix as you know.
Linda- the furthest I had been East was either Denver, Colorado or northeastern Montana. Never
  say never!

20 comments:

  1. Love your Mardi Gras finish with the beADS, and the new PS Halloween design! Put my name in the drawing for the chart and fabric, that's a nice giveaway. I liked your New Orleans pictures, that's a place I've never been to but hope to someday. I've heard of Madame LaLaurie- that's some creepy stuff! They say her place is haunted and I wouldn't be surprised if it's true. You've had a productive 2016 so far!

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    1. It's a nice house too, Jeanne. Looks like 3 floors. It would be interesting to walk around in it, with lights on of course! Got you on the giveaway list!

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  2. I love your finish - the fabric is perfect for it! I wonder why Mr Cage lost the house but kept the tomb?!

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    1. Great question, Justine! Maybe it was protected by bankruptcy laws or he bought it after the government took everything else and satisfied the amount he owed.

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  3. I don't know how accurate this is but Google translate says..."omnia ab uno" means "all from one" in latin.

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    1. Thanks Jan. Interesting. I wonder if he's using all from one for his first movie that made him a celebrity, or what.

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  4. I love your cemetery pics! I tend to stop at ones that look of interesting on trips and you just have to stop in New Orleans! I love the pattern and the fabric and would love to be entered in the drawing!

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  5. I love your cemetery pics! I tend to stop at ones that look of interesting on trips and you just have to stop in New Orleans! I love the pattern and the fabric and would love to be entered in the drawing!

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  6. I love old cemeteries. My favorite was the one in Plymouth,MA. Some of the Pilgrims were buried there. I would love to be entered in the drawing. I love the PS Halloween designs.

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  7. Congrats on the adorable finish Shelly. More great pics. I would love to enter for the giveaway but not the fabric. Thanks, but I only stitch on 14ct aida.

    Linda

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  8. Great finish! And that is really wild about the cemeteries and tombs. I think the inscription means "all in one"? I would love to be entered in your giveaway for both the fabric and chart. Thanks!

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  9. Love it! Such neat fabric, too.

    Your Nola pics are great; thank you for sharing.

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  10. Love it! Such neat fabric, too.

    Your Nola pics are great; thank you for sharing.

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  11. Awesome finish and great story. I didn't know he owned that house for a while! I haven't seen the house yet but I know about it I love the haunted history shows lol. Please don't enter me as I won the big halloween drawing and don't know when I could stitch it. Good luck to whoever gets it!

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  12. Oh, love the pics, and what a nice-looking place you stayed at.
    Great story about Nick. :)
    Congrats on your finish, it's nice.
    I would love to win this PS!
    Thanks!
    Marilyn

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  13. Your finish is amazing. Love your Mardi Gras project cover picture on your blog. Love to know I am not the only one that loves tomb stones and grave yards.

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  14. Just found your blog today. Love the PS skeletons and would love to be considered for the drawing.

    I so envy you the trip to New Orleans. I am from there, transplanted years ago, and I actually miss the humidity!

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  15. Please put my name in the drawing for the chart and fabric, I have a sister who is crazy about Halloween, would love to do it for her.

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  16. So glad you have a PS finish! I think you won that chart from me!!!??? I have one, too, but it's not stitched yet! LOL

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    1. Hi Frances. The chart is the one I won from you! It is nice to have a PS finish especially since they have retired. The chart is now off to a good home. Thanks for stopping in!

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