Monday, October 28, 2013

A finish and another pic of Baby E

Last week was a good week!    Managed to get the baby afgan for my friend's daughter completed.   Turned out really well.   Now I can turn my attention on to other things that have happier thoughts attached to them!

Over the weekend I was finally able to start the sampler that is being offered for free in 9 parts over at Plum Street Samplers.  I chose to do Mary II (although I may also go back and do Mary I as well).  So far 5 parts have been released (a part is released every Sunday) and I managed to do all 5!  Sorry for the poor picture quality.....the colors are a bit washed out.

I was also finally able to start the Lizzie Kate Christmas Mystery Sampler that has been sitting here staring at me since I returned home.  The first two parts have been released and there is only one more part to go.   So far I am really LOVING the colors on this!

I also have plans to start another Mystery Sampler put on by iStitch.   This is an Advent Sampler and sounds really intriguing!  Carol indicates that she will be doing her's on 40 ct in white, red and green but that the count size and colors are totally up to each individual.    I'm not sure I'm up to the challenge of 40 will have to look around in my stash to see what I can come up with.  The cost for this is minimal ($10).  She has a few spots available for sign ups, so if you are need to hurry!   I believe the fun is slated to start on December 1st.

And here is another picture of Baby E!  He is such a bundle of joy!  And is growing sooooooo fast!   This Grandma can't wait for Christmas to get her hands on him again!

I also want to express my thanks for the wonderful thoughts and condolences sent my way!  They meant a lot!

Until next time my friends,  have a wonderful stitchy day!

Monday, October 21, 2013

Rollercoaster of Emotions

I know it has been quite some time since I last updated this blog.   There has been a lot of upheaval here recently.  Some of it good....some bad....

As some of you may remember,  in August we were expecting the imminent arrival of our first grandson.  This was the Good....  Ethan Daniel arrived in the very early morning hours of August 17th.  At the whopping weight of 8 lbs 13.6 ozs, 22 in long.....he was a BIG boy!   Looks just like his daddy!  He has definately stolen our hearts!

While we were in Indiana welcoming our grandson into the world, we got a frantic call from my mom saying that my dad had just been admitted to the hospital with congestive heart failure.  Then begins the frantic drive back to San Antonio.   Because we inherited my daughters cat, who took an instant dislike to Ethan and also because I needed to get an allergy shot before I could join my family in Phoenix.

Unfortunately, a little over a week after I got there Dad passed away during an angioplasty procedure.  I am thankful that I got to spend some time with him before the end.  But god how I miss him!  He was our family's rock!

As a result, my stitching mojo has just about disappeared.  However, I am forcing myself to work on a baby afgan that needs to be done before the end of the year.  It is just hard to work on it, as I started it while dad was in the hospital.

Here is what the afgan looked like before the weekend.....

And what it looks like now..... I am backstitching as I go.

I also made some progress on Dance of the Graces before all this started......

And also finished Little House Needleworks Mystery Sampler.....

Until next time my friends......Have a good day!