"She seeketh wool and flax, and worketh willingly with her hands." ((Proverbs 31:13)

Monday, October 22, 2012

The gorgeous array of autumn leaves have been spectacular this year, but alas, soon they will drift from all of the trees, but we will savor these glorious days a little longer.

Contenting myself to pass the days, while my foot heals a while longer, 'Christmas Garden' has begun to look a bit more alive with color.
This is closer to the true color of the linen.

A closer view of my stitching progress thus far...

Love this flowering tree....

Such interesting golden stars....

To brighten up our days, our son, Kevin, sent us some wonderful photos of our two little grandsons, Emerson & Harrison, on an excursion to pick out their Halloween pumpkins.  Aren't they just adorable?  

Our daughter, Carra and Miss Ella popped over for a visit one afternoon, and Ella decided that  cupcakes were on the menu, to share with Grandma-ma & Grandpa, after lunch.  She had orange frosting all over her face and hands but enjoyed every morsel of that cupcake!  

Miss Meggie has been keeping me good company these past weeks, protecting my Boo-Boo foot....  I call her 'My Nana Dog'... What would we ever do without these sweet little furry creatures to light up our lives?
Well, it is almost time to fix lunch, and then a friend is coming over for afternoon tea.  It will be so nice to have a good friend to share the afternoon with me.

I hope that your week goes well, and I look forward to reading about what is happening in your part of the world too.  Your comments mean so much to me, and I want you to know that I appreciate every one.

Blessings in Stitches & Friendship!


  1. aww such lovely stitching and cutest picture of your grandsons..your daughter and miss.ella is so cuteeeeee too..
    kisses for miss meggie..
    and lots of love for you my dear friend..hugs cucki xxx

  2. Christmas Garden looks lovely! Sorry about the foot - im on crutches myself - no fun - atleast you have some great company!

  3. Hi Meggie!♥
    I do hope your foot is progressing.
    Your grandchildren are just beautiful.

  4. Your piece is really looking wonderful. Such pretty colors.

    Love the picture of your grandsons and the pumpkin patch - just adorable.

  5. Oooh, your stitching is beautiful! I have that piece in my stash, partially kitted up. I may have to get to it soon!

    Your daughter and grand daughter are very pretty! And those grandsons ARE adorable! Looks like they had fun!

    I don't know what I would do without my puppies! And my mom is the same with her dog and kitty (we all live together - all the animals are white!) I can't imagine life without them.

  6. Christmas Garden is looking beautiful. The fall colors have been so bright this year. The kids look happy. Hope the healing is going well.

  7. I hope you are healing well and having lots of stitching time. Your little Meggie is definitely good company and a good protectress of your foot. Your grandsons are adorable, and so is Miss Ella! Love the pics! And your Christmas Garden progress is lovely!

  8. With a fur baby to help you heal.. what can I say! :Love Christmas Garden...and the pumpkin kids too!

  9. Wonderful photos of your grandchildren. How much longer will you be laid up?

  10. Your Christmas Garden looks wonderful!! I think you are quite a bit further than me. What cute Grandchildren!! Orange frosting and all!

  11. Great progress on your Christmas Garden! I have yet to start mine ha ha! Love that photo, your grandsons look at home among the pumpkins!


  12. Christmas Garden is beautiful and coming along nicely. Glad you have family, a pet and friends to brighten your day while your foot heals.

  13. Glad to hear that your recovery is going well. Christmas Garden is looking lovely.
    Lovely family pics.

  14. Christmas Garden is looking so beautiful.

    Your grandchildren are adorable!

  15. The colour palette on Christmas Garden is so lovely.
    I do love to see a little really enjoying their food, cupcakes are made for sharing with loved ones.
    Your grandsons look adorable amongst the pumpkins.

  16. I think the trees are prettier than ever this fall, Kathy! I was expecting the opposite given the hot, dry summer, but they've really put on a show...

    Your Christmas Garden sampler is looking wonderful--such soft and pretty colors. Love the family photos, too. That is one thing I really miss about not having young children around anymore is the fun they always had on Halloween :)

  17. What beautiful stitching work you have going on! And you can never go wrong with cupcakes :-)

  18. Glad to hear your foot is healing and that you have little Meggie with you for company. BBD's Christmas Garden is coming along beautifully!! Love the photos of your grandkiddies in the pumpkin patch. ARen't they little munchkins?!!!



  19. Beautiful stitching, the colours are gorgeous! Lovely photos, Miss Meggie is such a sweetie!

  20. Christmas Garden is lovely. You have nice stitching.

    Your Grandchildren are so adorable.

    Meggie is so precious. We do love our animals and they are apart of our lives we would be lost without them.

    Good news on your foot.

  21. Our colours are past their prime now and I find it so sad. Everything is starting to look brown once more.
    I hope your foot doesn't pain you too much and that the healing is speedy. Isn't it great that you have stitching to pass the time!
    Speaking of stitching, your Christmas Garden is really looking lovely. Are you using the requested floss? The colours are just so pretty!

  22. It's great that you can do some stitching while your foot is healing. Christmas Garden is coming along great.
    I love the family pictures. What pretty little grandchildren you have.

  23. Adorable pics of family, both furry and non-furry! Love, love CG - saw someone else stitching this and it's gorgeous!

  24. Christmas Garden is looking gorgeous, great progress.

    Lovely photos of your Grandkids :)

  25. Beautiful stitches and such great pictures of your family!


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