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Monday, August 13, 2012

Celebrating Amazing People & An Inspiration For All Stitchers!

I wanted to share this picture with all of you that I took this past weekend.  This is my friend Beatrice's Mom, Adriana.


Adriana is turning 96 this upcoming week and she's an amazing lady!  When I grow up I want to be just like her!  She is a lovely, graceful lady.  Not only has she aged beautifully, but she can still stitch, and stitch on evenweave!  This is her latest finish that she wrapped up barely a week ago.

Is she not an amazing lady?  See why I want to grow up to be just like her?

42 comments:

Anna van Schurman said...

Wow! Yes. My grandmother's only 90 and she looks decrepit next to Adriana! It must be all that cross stitch and clean livin'.

Daffycat said...

Oh my goodness! That is surely an inspirational lady! Amazing stitching...she has awesome eyesight!

Carla said...

I want to be like her when I grow up too :)

Beatrice said...

What a lovely photo of my Mother, thank you for sharing.
We would all like to grow up to be just like her and lucky me I have her Genes!
It was so much fun having you and Christin here for the weekend.

Linda said...

Wow! How awesome. Still stitching at 96. I hope I reach 96. What a great piece she just finished.
I love the start you made on the seasonal mandala's.

Linda

Karen said...

Isn't that wonderful? I now have hope that I will be able to stitch all of my stash before I die!

Lianne said...

A beautiful picture of an amazing lady! Her stitching is gorgeous. What a lovely thing for Beatrice to be able to share with her mom - they are both so very lucky!

Thank you for sharing such a loving tribute to a fellow stitcher. It just proves how important it is to keep on doing the things you love...

Becky K in OK said...

Yes, she is amazing. So is her daughter.

Angela said...

I don't think there is one of us that wouldn't want to be just like her at 96! What an amazing project that she has stitched too, it is stunning!

valerie said...

Wow! Adriana looks 30 years younger than her age and to be stitching at 96. I want to be like her too! :)

Ann at Beadlework. said...

That is truly amazing, what an inspiration.

Brigitte said...

What an amazing lady she is. And her cross stitching is just gorgeous.

Katri said...

Goodness, what an inspiration! And yes, I can very well see why you want to be like her when you grow up :-) I think quite many of us would want that...

Annette-California said...

Stitching at 96? I do want to be just like her. Adriana is beautiful and what a lovely sampler she finished. What's the designs name of pattern? Happy birthday Adriana!! I even love the stitched piece on her lap - WOW. She is so very AMAZING. Lovely post Dani.
love Annette

Lee said...

What an inspiration... if only I could be still stitching at that age.

sharine said...

Very cool.

Mangogirl said...

beautiful stitching :)

Ruth said...

Oh Wow I can see why when you grow up you just want to be like her, amazing, what a wonderful piece and still going strong at 96, if only I could be like that !

Chris said...

Me too!!

cucki said...

wow she is truly an inspiration..
big hugs for her.
beautiful stitching xxx

Ann said...

Wow! I can't believe she's 96! And I can see why you want to be like her at that age!
She did a lovely piece as well!
Have a nice day!
Ann

Christine said...

She doesn't look anywhere near 96. I want to be just like her too

Bette said...

Stunning stitching. I'm not sure I could stitch that and I'm not even 60 yet.

Vickie said...

Oh! This is inspirational Dani. She does not look her age at all, good for her! And such stitching!

Ma Teakettle said...

Wow! I want to be just like her too, bless her heart!
What a lucky lady Beatrice is to have her Mom around and so active...good genes indeed, and her stitching is gorgeous!
Thank you so much for sharing her with your friends. :)
PS..I kept thinking of you while watching the Olympics Taekwon-Do on tv, and how amazing you are, fab, I had no idea!
Hugs
Ma

Needlearts Kelly said...

She IS an inspiration. Here's hoping that if I whip myself into shape and stitch A LOT that I can be even a little like Adriana when I'm her age.

Thank you for sharing.


Karoline said...

Fantastic, she's an inspiration to us all

Kathy A. said...

Amazing photo of Adriana. She is as wonderful as can be. We(her fellow local stitchers) all care for her very much.

RC said...

She is an inspiration. I bet all of us commenting want to be like her!

Melinda said...

I can only hope

Melanie said...

She is ROCKING it! :)

Dee said...

And I was just complaining about how I couldn't see beading! Yikes.

Adriana is an awesome lady! Her stitching is unbelievable. Hope she has a very happy 96th birthday!

Karen said...

Wow! I hope I'm still able to stitch like that at that age!

Shelleen said...

Wow, I also hope that I can still be stitching like that, at that age. What a gorgeous piece.

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

Truly an inspiration for us all! Lucky lady to be so healthy and have her sight.

lesli said...

What an inspiration Adriana is! And her stitching is gorgeous! Thank you for sharing!

mbroider said...

I am impressed. I hope i am stitching when i am that age!! My mouth is watering:) if i may say so

Annette said...

WOW!!!!! You is awesome!!
96 and still stitching so beautifull.
I work in a nursing home, we have afew lady's we knit, 1 started cross-stitch again, but on a very big count and NOT evenwaeve, is is only 77... this is really great!!!
A beautifull lady!!
I hope to gr

Annette said...

ow old like that !!!

Julie said...

She looks so fit and well, lucky lady. Wonderful stitching project, well done Adriana.

♥ Nia said...

beautiful post :)

Cathy said...

I always enjoy seeing photos of Adriana and what she is working on. She does inspire me to keep going! She looks much younger than 96!