Sunday, July 20, 2014

Emma's Christening

Here are some pictures of Emma's Big Day.

Jake is telling Emma all about her special day.

Emma being Baptized.

As all little girls we had to change our outfit. She also wanted to show off her

Emma and Jake sharing sometime together.

Hope you enjoyed the pictures. We had a wonderful day.


Saturday, July 19, 2014

Lots of Stitching and Finishing

I have been busy trying to get all my Christmas projects done before the deadline for

This is Jake's caroler from Sew Much Fun.

This is Emma's Caroler.

Jake's Christmas ornament for 2014.

Emma's Christmas ornament for 2014.

Some finishing. The stocking is a Kelly Clark canvas and the Santa is a
Debbie Mumm canvas for Melissa Shirley.

I am still trying to finish up a few more ornaments before the deadline.

Tomorrow is Emma's Christening. Will post pictures for you all to see of my precious
grand daughter. Jake is a really good big brother.


Monday, May 12, 2014

Hope Everyone Had A Wonderful Mother's Day

I had a great day with Jake and Emma. They bring such joy into my life.
Jake is adapting pretty well to Emma's presence. Most of the time he is a very loving and protective big brother. Emma is a really good baby. She is taking good naps during the day. She goes down at seven for the night and wakes up around midnight for a bottle and does not get up until seven in the morning.

Jake and Emma look like they are having a conversation.

Jake is getting ready to kiss Emma.

Emma at 10 weeks old.

Emma in her beautiful dress. This outfit was a gift from my dear friend Karen. Unfortunately, it was too big for Easter so Emma wore it for Mother's Day. It also has a matching sweater but it was too warm for it. We plan to have Emma wear it after her Christening. Emma will be wearing Jen's Christening gown and we will change her into this fabulous outfit before we go to the restaurant.

I finished the Sew Much Fun Caroler for Jake. Now onto stitching Emma's.

I thought I was going to be on vacation since Jen is home but that has not been the case. I have less time for myself now. I either go to Jen's to watch Emma or she brings her to me. Jake wants his time too so we set up Nana and Jake play dates.
So I have one or both just about everyday. I have not had much time to stitch. I had such great stitching planned but it will have to wait. Before I turn around Emma will be turning 4 like Jake and be going to school full time and not have time to see Nana.
I want to cherish every moment before they get to big and do not want to hang out with Nana. I will have plenty of time to stitch then.


Wednesday, April 16, 2014

New Addition To Our Family

On March 23 Emma Lynne made her entrance.

Emma was in NICU for two days due to low sugar levels.

Emma getting ready to come home. My mother made this sweater for Jennifer when she was born, Jake came home in it from the hospital and now Emma.

Jake and Emma bonding.

Jake is enjoying being a big brother.

Jen signed Jake up for an Easter Cake baking class. He had a great time.

Here is a picture of my current needlepoint project. This one is for Jake and I have the girl version for Emma.

Wishing everyone a very Happy Easter.


Sunday, March 16, 2014

Another Finish

I am having a real problem being able to post on the blog. Have been working on either getting a new app or trying to fix the present one.

This fun sock is a Kelly Clark canvas and is the first one in a club being done by Family Arts.


More Finishing For 2014

I have been stitching on some smaller pieces since I feel the need for immediate satisfaction.

Here are three fun hearts from Associated Talent. The French Knot wrote guides for them.

Pretty witch was a fun canvas to stitch. The canvas is by Shelly Tribbey. Betty Scanlon one of the owners of Stitch by Stitch in Larchmont gave me some stitch suggestions and the hair was one of them.

Jake and Jen at his fourth birthday party.

Jake with his birthday cake at Nana's house.

Jake all dressed up for his school picture.

I will be very busy for awhile since our second grandchild is due to arrive soon.
Will let you know as soon as the baby arrives.


Friday, January 24, 2014

Another Finish

Last night I finished another pear from the Kelly Clark Christmas Pear Club from The French Knot. This is a fun club to stitch.

I had this Santa button in my stash and thought it looked great on the canvas.


Friday, January 17, 2014

First Finish of 2014

Last night I finished this pear from The French Knot Kelly Clark Pear Club.
This is a wonderful club. Love all the pears.

I followed the stitch guide except for the flowers and leaves. I did Spider Web Roses and the Leaf Stitch for the leaves.


Friday, January 10, 2014

Progress On Christmas Village

I am having such a good time stitching this fun canvas. Ruth Schmuff owner of Bedecked and Beadazzled is doing a fabulous stitch guide for this Melissa Shirley canvas. So far we have gotten two lessons - the sky and one house - beautiful stitches, great choice of threads, beads and embellishments.

An overview of the whole canvas.

A close-up of the first house.

This is a Mystery Class with a Twist. Lessons come about every three months and you can sign up at anytime.


Friday, January 3, 2014

A Finish to Start 2014!

I finally finished a canvas! It seems like it's been so long since I've actually finished something, I must admit. I've been busy all around, as are we all. And then there's been knitting, another obsession....

This was really a fun project to work on. I took this class at The Enriched Stitch--two Saturdays in November. Really had a good time. The background stitch..easy...the beaded berries...such fun...the basket...with the ribbon--incredible ideas!

Suzie Vallerie did a great job with the stitch guide--creative, with just the right amount of challenge.

All the best in 2014.


Wednesday, January 1, 2014


My best wishes for a very Happy and Healthy New Year. I hope your year will be filled with wonderful stitching adventures.

Jake wanted to say Happy New Year too!

Thank you all for following our blog. I will try to post more frequently this year.
Have a big surprise coming in March.