Monday, November 25, 2013

Happy Birthday Bryce!

May I introduce my newest nephew?!

Bryce James
He arrived this afternoon - He weighs 5 lbs 10 oz and is 18.5" long. 

Just love me some baby toes!

Mom, Dad, and big brother
Found a picture of Alivia the day she was born. Yep, they are from the same mold!
Alivia - August 2010, 2 lb 9 oz and 15" long
On a complete different note - Courtney and I took our picture Saturday night before going out to dinner. Must say I was looking rather young. So, of course, I MUST share that picture!


I now understand why so many people tell us that we look alike. I finally see it.

Time for bed soon - it's been a big day.
Night Night.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Still Stitching ~

Still stitching and still running around. I thought things would calm down after the wedding, but it seems, I was wrong. My sister is having her third baby on Monday. She is high risk and needs to go in to the doctor twice a week. If I'm not taking her to those appointments I am probably watching the youngest. And nothing gets done on those days.

Plus, there is an empty room in the house since the son has moved his things to the basement (or to Kent) and I took over his bedroom for stitching.

Here is my new stitching room (I believe I've shown one picture of it)

South Wall

North East Corner

West Wall

As you can see I still need to paint the closet door and get it installed. Otherwise, this room is complete.

Now my old stitching room is being turned into our genealogy room. The plans are to put tons of pictures on the walls and wait patiently for the chairs to arrive (sometime before Christmas).

No pictures of it today - after Christmas though be prepared!

As the title suggests - I am still stitching on the calendar.

SamSarah Fun Every Day August
I changed the colors a bit on these, but for the most part they are pretty much as designed. My sun is more of an autumn sun than bright summer sun. Feeling the weather change I guess.

Nine and September

My Version of September's Patterns
The number 9 is as charted with a color change. The other three patterns on this chart have been totally re-designed. The left chart is my version of  'Happy Anniversary.' It was charted as another large heart. I was bored with it. The September chart had a large apple for the teacher. My kids are out of school and I chose to celebrate the first day of Fall. I used the leaves from Bent Creek's November Twirls pattern. And the pattern shown on the right - well, SamSarah had a school bus for the first day of school. I just couldn't celebrate that and I noticed there wasn't a pattern for St. Patrick's Day.  So, I took the shamrock from L*K's March Flip-It and proceeded to flip it and rotate it for my St. Patrick's Day piece.

I'm excited to see how these turn out. I'm hoping for success like on my June piece. :)

Have been re-doing my photo albums and printing a ton of them too. All caught up to the wedding and ran out of ink again. Crossing my fingers that tomorrow will find that project completed.

Having Thanksgiving here next Saturday. Glad to have the extra days to clean and prep the house. We're having all the traditional dishes this year. No excitement in the menu, but sometimes comfort is needed. This year we will have a new baby to be thankful for and an uncle who seems to be having success in his battle with cancer. My FIL is still here and battling the big C too. He's choosing to not take chemo at the moment. His choice and I understand his reasons. The rest of us are healthy, clothed, and have roofs over our heads - all blessings.

Watch here Monday or Tuesday for pictures of Brice James! Can't wait to be an aunt again! Just counted - he's my 17th niece or nephew. And that's not counting two great nephews. :0)

Keep Smiling ~

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Guess I am Still Running Behind!

If anyone can explain how I am more busy now than when I worked - I would love to hear it. I swear every week there is something new to do or someplace to go or someone to see. Don't misunderstand that this is complaining. Far far from it. I love this new life I have. Would have thought I would have more time sitting at home - HA!

Well, November 1st has come and gone and yet did you see a post showing my finished Fat Guy/Snow Belle collage? No. Didn't think so.


And the Stitch A Long is finished. Hope you've enjoyed seeing this project grow.

Still trying to get my calendar finished. Sunny Day seems to be taking forever. Might have something to do with the fact that my arse hasn't seen my stitching chair in days.

On the upside, I have been taking my sister to some of her ob appointments and the doctor seems to think we may have a baby before Thanksgiving. As long as the baby doesn't come on the 14th (Garin's birthday) all is well. Garin has informed us all that he doesn't want to share his birthday with anyone. He seems to see Alivia and Grandma sharing a birthday as wrong. Gotta love the way a 7yr old sees things.

Well, off to start my Christmas shopping.