I only stitch on days that end in "y".

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Oh, Baby!!

Our granddaughter has arrived!!  Of course she's the most beautiful baby I've ever seen.

My babies were all 8-9 lbs at birth (the last one was just over 9 pounds born 2 weeks before the due date!) so we were thinking she'd be a big baby, but she's a little "peanut" at just under 6.5 lbs.

Her first name comes from the street where my DD met our sweet SIL met (they feminized it) and they honored my mother by using part of her name for the middle name.

We haven't gotten to hold her yet (she lives a plane ride away) but will go see her soon.  She's precocious...already is using Facetime with us.  ;-)

I finished up the lettering on her birth "sampler" and took it to my framer Monday, asking if he thought he could get it finished before we leave to see her.  He's such a sweet man!  He put it at the top of his pile and finished it that afternoon for me.  The design is Gabrielle Rose by La D Da with a few changes I made.  DD prefers simple designs on things I stitch for her and I'd always wanted to stitch that design.

If that isn't exciting enough, DH is in the process of retiring at the end of this month.  His last day is March 31 and he'll enjoy a long weekend....before he goes to work Monday full time somewhere else.  lol!  If you knew him, you wouldn't be surprised by that.  He's very excited by what he'll be doing for the new job so I'm excited for him too.

Stitching has taken a back seat lately as you might imagine but I'll get back to it soon.

Happy stitching!

Friday, March 4, 2016

A Trifecta (of stitching finishes)!

OK.  I'll admit to being a serial starter but once in a while it allows me to finish more than one thing in a short amount of time.  This week I finished 3 projects.  What a treat!

The first is February Calendar Girl by Little House Needleworks:

While putting her away with the other Calendar Girls, I noticed that I only lacked 3 French knots, her eyes (and my "signature") to finish January.  (I'd toyed with the idea of replacing the French knots with beads but changed my mind yesterday.)

I'm still behind on this series but I made a decent "dent" finishing these 2.  My plan is to finish stitching all of these before deciding (and starting) on the "finishing" of them.

While on a finishing roll, I picked up an autumn themed Prairie Schooler that I put down to work on Christmas things last year.  The Indian corn was a bit "fiddly" and most of the rest I had to do was backstitching.  That may have been another reason I put it down then.  I have visions of "finishing" it in a wreath like I saw on Priscilla's blog.  (If you haven't seen her blog, check it out for a real treat.)

 I even know where I'll hang it when it's finished.

No fancy cooking this week but I felt very old fashioned that day I made potatoes au gratin and chocolate pudding, both from scratch.  Both are so easy to make, I wonder why I ever bought box mixes for either of them.

We're still on Baby Watch and DD's due date is today.  For some reason, we're all thinking Baby will be a little late but no matter what, it won't be long now.  We're so excited to get to finally meet her!

Happy stitching!