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

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

Consider the Lilies of the Field

Consider the Lilies of the Field
"So why do you worry about clothing? Consider the Lilies of the Field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; and yet I say to you, that even Solomon in all his glory, was not arrayed like one of these." Matt: 6: 28-29)