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Wednesday, January 16, 2013

A New Day and A New Snowfall....

Hello again, dear friends:)  I apologise for my rather dreary post yesterday.  This morning we awoke to the most beautiful, soft powdery snow falling ever so gently, covering everything with a blanket of snow.  I am one of those girls who absolutely loves the snow, having grown up in 'Snow Country'.  The fir trees all look so lovely covered with snow today, and I am absolutely loving this beautiful day!

Thank you for all of your sweet notes yesterday.  Just the 'pick me up' that I needed, to hear from you.  I was supposed to go to my Stitching Group this morning, but my stitching friend, Bev and I decided that the roads were not safe enough to venture out.  Oh, how I miss being with all of the girls though. We always have such fun together on Wednesday mornings, stitching and chatting away.

Decisions, decisions......so many wonder designs in my stash calling me to 'stitch me, stitch me'.... I finally settled on this one for my first project for 2013.
                             'Heaven and Nature Sing'
                                    by Brenda Gervais
                          With Thy Needle and Thread

                                 Love these snowflakes!

Yesterday, much to my surprise, a wonderful package, full of goodies arrived in my mailbox from Chris .  

Each one of these goodies, was beautifully wrapped in gold paper.  I absolutely love the wonderful commemorative pillow, that Chris stitched, in honor of the marriage of Prince William and Kate Middleton.  There are even 3 commemorative porcelain thimbles for the Queen's Golden Jubilee!  Thank you so very much, Chris!  How kind of you!

Our  little grandson, Harrison, celebrated his First Birthday with us last weekend.  He was a bit overwhelmed by all of the fuss being made over him, as we all sang 'Happy Birthday'to him.

Let's blow out the One Year Old Birthday candle!

Harrison sampling the cake, decided that it tasted very yummy, indeed!
Emerson decided that it would be fun to wear TWO birthday hats to celebrate the occasion.  Oh what fun!

Well, dear friends, as you can see, we have been having a lot of fun recently with our grandsons.  Next week we will be celebrating Emerson's 3rd birthday. More fun to come!

It is wonderful sharing with all of you, my very special friends.  Thank you for all of your wonderful comments, which mean so much to me.  I am so grateful that our lives continue to 'cross in stitches' with one another in friendship!



  1. Lovely family pictures Kathy Ellen.
    Emerson looks so cute and full of fun.
    Your stitching is beautiful and what lovely gifts you received from Chris.
    I hope you are able to make it to your stitching group next week.

  2. I'm sorry you were feeling down! That design is beautiful, really great job. And your grandsons are so cute! Big hugs to you and your family :D

  3. Happy birthday to Harrison ..he is so sweet..
    Your stitching is so cute..I love this pattern so much..it's on my wish list too...
    Sweet gift from Chris ..
    Hugs x

  4. Love the new start...and that grandbaby is a doll!

  5. Great stitches, great goodies and what handsome grandsons!

  6. What sweet, great pictures. Glad for the good times you are having.

  7. The new project is coming along nicely. The angel is beautiful. Happy Birthday to the boys!

  8. Happy birthday to Harrison! I love your first 2013 project. Just lovely! Love gifts from Chris too!

  9. I sure wish it would snow here! We were in the 80's today and we've been running our air for a while. Your grandkids are cute and it looks like you had a grand time celebrating Harrisons first birthday.

  10. Your little Grandsons are just adorable!! Little Harrison reminded me of our Grandson's first birthday. I love the choice you made for your first stitch of the year!

  11. lovely new stitching.
    We are also ready for the coming snow tomorrow I do love to see it falling.
    Have fun.

  12. So glad that you are feeling happier today. Love your new design choice - it has been added to my 123 Stitch Wish List. Great pressies from Chris and your DGS is adorable!

  13. Awww...love the birthday photos of your darling grandsons, Kathy!! Great gift from Chris and your stitching is lovely as always--I'll bet that was a very enjoyable piece to stitch!

  14. Love your new start! What fun pics of Harrison and what nice goodies from Chris.

  15. Hello

    Just found your blog.
    Your new start looks lovely and the photos of your grandsons are great! They are adorable.
    Happy weekend.

  16. Great choice to stitch for the new year. Your grandsons are both adorable!

  17. Happy Birthday to both your Grandsons.

  18. Wonderful new start. Grandchildren are gifts from heaven, they brig so much joy and love, your are beautiful boys.

  19. Such a pretty design you've started Kathy Ellen. Sorry to hear you had a bit of a dreary day the other day. It seems though that a new stitch, a beautiful package from Chris, and your grandson cheered you up because you look so happy in your picture!!

    Many hugs to you!!

  20. Hi Kathy, thanks for leaving your lovely comment, fyi the Betsy Morgan class projects were Betsy's and I still have to finish mine, sorry for the misunderstanding. I have amended the entry on my blog.
    Your blog is lovely!

  21. Happy Grandsons' Birthdays!
    Love the British parcel you received too.

  22. Your new start is looking lovely.

    You got a lovely gift from Chris and cute photos of your grandsons


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