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Friday, January 27, 2012

A Little Joy In Our Hearts!

These past weeks have been filled with the joy of welcoming our newest little grandson, into our lives, born in the wee hours of Friday, January 13th, to our son Kevin, his wife, Gwen, and our two year old grandson, Emery.  
Harrison @ 7 Days Old
Two Year Old Emery & Newborn Harrison
 So you can just imagine that proud Grandma and Grandpa just couldn't wait to pack up and travel to visit our precious two little grandsons.  It was a long trip, but worth every minute.  We just couldn't be more proud or happier for our son and daughter-in-law, who are wonderful, loving parents.

Needless to say, my stitching and blogging has been neglected these past weeks, and I have sorely missed my dear stitchy/bloggy friends!  While away, my needle and thread were useful, mending Emery's favorite Teddy Bear, as well as several articles of clothing and a pair of snowpants for our son, who loves to play in the snow with Emerson.

I have been wanting to show you the needlecase that I stitched for my dear friend, Donna, but needed to wait until she emailed me that she had received it.  It was a bit of a challenge for me assembling it, as I am always so skiddish about doing the finishing work, but I was pleased with the finished piece.
"Christmas Joy Needlebook"
By Louise Henderson
Just Cross-Stitch
Christmas Ornaments 2009
Needle Case Back
Needle Case Interior
Needle Case Open
(Front and Back)
Donna sent me a lovely note, saying that she was delighted to receive it, and I am so happy that she is so pleased with it, and wish her many happy hours of peaceful stitching!

Even though the month of January is almost past, I finally finished stitching "January Cottage" last night. There just weren't enough stitching hours this month!  Oh well, it will be ready for display NEXT January:)
"January Cottage"
Country Cottage Needleworks

Now, I am contemplating whether to work on some WIP's or start something new.  It is a difficult decision, but I tend to feel one of my WIP's calling me to do some more stitching, but one never knows what will happen...........

I have missed being in touch with you, and promise to catch up on my "blog reading". Now that I have caught up on my laundry, and all of those other pesky tasks, like making meals, doing bills and chasing the dust bunnies away, I can at last see what exciting things you have been stitching!

Until next time......
Blessings in Stitches


  1. Congratulations on the new grandbaby and Emerson is so cute. Love the needlecase...nice finishing.

  2. Congratulations on the birth of your grandson Harrison! Both your grandsons are adorable! You must be so proud! And with all that excitement, you still managed to send a present to your friend and stitch up the January cottage! Good for you -- both are beautiful!

  3. Oh so precious! Congratulations!! Lovely stitching and finishing as well!

  4. Congratulations on your new grandson! You are truly blessed as both Emerson and Harrison are beautiful.

  5. What beautiful grandsons!!! Of course you are bursting with pride, as well you should be!

    Love your stitcheries, as well!!

  6. Congratulations! A beautiful baby and beautiful stitching, too!!

  7. Congratulations on Harrison's birth! He is adorable, as is Emery!

    Lovely finishing on that needle book! Your January cottage is so cute!

  8. Congratulations!It's great news-newborn baby!He is beautiful!
    I miss you ,but your new work is very nice!

  9. What wonderful news! Congratulations on the birth of Harrison. So sweet. The needlebook is lovely.

  10. Congratulations on the newest member of your family! I was just thinking I needed to email you and make sure things were ok. Now I know that they were more than ok. The January cottage is very pretty. Are you going to do all the months or pick and choose? My needlebook looks great on the screen. Thank you again. I'm taking it to my stitch day tomorrow to show it off!

  11. Gorgeous little boys both so cute. Lovely needlebook and the January cottage is so pretty.

  12. Congratulations to you and your family Kathy. What a beautiful baby so cute.
    I have a great grandchild coming in the Summer what a blessing it will be.
    Love all your stitching, The needle case is wonderful I bet your friend will be over the moon with it.

  13. Congratulations! You have two very handsome and precious grandsons! Lovely needle book and great January finish!

  14. Sweet-sweet baby! You are happy granny!! Let me invite you to my blog :) Tea, sweets and tolks!!

  15. congratulations for your sweet grandson.
    love the beautiful stitching and needle book.
    hugs cucki xx

  16. Oh, little Harrison is a blessing indeed! And big brother looks so pleased to have a new sibling...I can't begin to imagine the feeling of holding a new grandchild in your arms, Kathy!! Some day, I hope...

    Your needlebook is wonderful--I've never attempted one, myself--tend to stay "in my comfort zone" way too much :)

  17. Congratulations on the joyful and blessed arrival of Harrison! The needlecase is so pretty, and very useful!

  18. Huge congratulations on the new arrival in your family, he's adorable.
    A very special gift for Donna, I do like that.

  19. Many congratulations on the arrival of baby Harrison.The photo of brothers together is so lovely,no wonder you are proud of them:)

    The needle case you sent to your friend is gorgeous.

  20. Kathy: Congratulations on your new Grandson big Brother looks very happy.


  21. Congratulations on your new grandson! What a sweetheart and I loved the pictures. The needlecase is so nice, what a lovely gift to receive, and I love your January cottage finish.

  22. Congratulations on the new joy in your life!

    Wonderful needle case! Your friend is very lucky!

  23. Wow!! Congratulations to you and your family, Kathy! Harrison and his very proud big brother are both adorable. Love the stitching, too!

  24. The needle book is perfect - Beautiful finish !!

  25. Congratulations Kathy! Your new grandson is adorable. His big brother looks so proud :)

    Love the needlebook you stitched. It is so pretty.

    Lovely progress on the cottage :)

  26. Love the needle book - so gorgeous and your two grandsons are adorable.

    Congratulations to you and your family on the new arrival.

    Hugs, Kaye xooxx

  27. Congratulations on your new Grandson from me and my family!
    We have a small son...2 y.o. :-)

  28. Welcome Harrison to this world! And wishing you a happy time with this new little grandson Kathy. Enjoy each moment as they grow so quickly.

    Hugs from Holland ~

  29. Congrats with your new grandson... the pictures are lovely !
    I also do love the stitching you have done.

  30. Congratulations on your new little grandson! He's so precious and Emery looks like a very proud big brother. I'm so glad you were able to spend some time with them.

    Lovely stitching too! Your needlebook finish is gorgeous. No wonder your friend is thrilled!
    I look forward to seeing what's next on the list.

  31. So happy for all of you. Beautiful project!

  32. Congratulations on your new Grandson, he's gorgeous.

    Lovely stitching, I like the needle book.


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