Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Thank Heaven for Little Girls

 Kaitlyn and me...and lots of love :)

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Love Is...

...a precious new granddaughter...

Kaitlyn Margret
February 7, 2012
7 lbs. 6 oz.

Her mommy is doing well and Kaitlyn is perfect, healthy and absolutely beautiful!!!   I'm loving every moment of being her grandmother. 


Tuesday, January 24, 2012

On Pins and Needles!

January is almost over and our grandbaby is due in less than two weeks! We are so excited! I keep my phone close and my purse handy in preparation for the big moment! My Sweetheart and I practiced my route to the hospital (about 40 minutes away) in case the call comes during the day. So I'm ready and waiting...

Meanwhile I've finished the baby sewing for now. Here's the last little receiving blanket, burp cloth and, of course, a tiny baby doll for a tiny little girl.

I also made a couple of small diapers from a pattern I saw on Rosie's blog.  Rosie is a lovely lady who is very creative.  She made some precious baby things for her new grandson.  I thought the "nappies" were so cute so I had to try them.  I love cloth diapers (that is all I used for my babies) and my daughter will be using them as well.  Here is my first one...I will make more when we know how much the baby weighs. 

Now I am finishing a nursing sweater I'm knitting for my daughter.  It buttons up each side for ease of nursing and later can be converted to a regular sweater by sewing up the sides.  The pattern was difficult and I'm a slow knitter but I hope to finish before Feb. 1. 

So, has this new year started well for you?  I love to see the different projects my blogging friends are working's such an inspiration to see the many things of beauty being created.  And I know the joy that comes in just the making of each new project. 

Hope your day is full of blessings and happy stitching,

Saturday, December 31, 2011

Thinking Back Over 2011

2011 is almost over...I'm not sorry to say goodbye to this year. What a year it has been!! January filled with pre-transplant tests and preparations, the stem cell transplant and hospitalization through all of February and slow recovery through March, April, May and June. There were days when I thought life would never be the same again and many days when I wondered how to make it through but my Sweetheart was there beside me caring for me and encouraging me the entire time. God was watching over us and we felt Him close. Our precious daughters sustained us and so many dear friends prayed unceasingly. If you ever wonder if the person you are praying for knows about your prayers, be assured, they do...I'm living proof of that and the power of that prayer.

The second half of the year was marked by joy! The news of our expected first grandbaby came in June and we were thrilled!! As I regained strength and my immune system recovered we could go to church and I loved rejoining my friends in my Sunday School class. And then came the great news from my doctor that I am in remission. The fall and holidays have been spent enjoying beautiful weather and making preparations for the new baby and my Sweetheart's retirement in 2012!!

We have been so blessed this year and we thank God for all that He has done in our lives. We are ready for a wonderful new year!

I hope you and those dear to you will have many blessings and joys in this New Year.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas!

As we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ, our Savior, wishing you and your family a most wonderful Christmas!

In the words of Tiny Tim "God bless us, every one!"