Friday, July 22, 2011


There's lots of joy in our little home on our red dirt road.  Maybe these pictures of my latest purchases and projects will give you a hint :) 

Our baby is expecting a baby!  Our younger daughter, Maggie, and her husband are expecting their first baby in early February.  And this will be our first grandbaby!  Many of you will understand the joy we are feeling.  I dearly wanted our two babies and delighted in them.  I've been told that the joy of a grandbaby is that delight multiplied many times over and I can't wait for that experience.  

So other projects will have to wait while I indulge in knitting and crocheting tiny sweaters and hats, sewing bibs and burp cloths, making diaper covers and baby quilts and helping my sweetheart refinish saved baby furniture including Maggie's own bassinet and the bedding I made for her. 

We won't know the baby's gender until fall so, for now, I'm using mainly yellow and green as I did for my own girls (back in the days when you didn't know gender until the baby arrived!) but I'm going to do a bit of  pink and blue just because.

Thank you for understanding while I do my happy dance and, from time to time, share my "grandmother passion!"

My choice in Christian music is gospel and my favorite Southern gospel group is the Southern Prophets out of Patrick Springs and Stuart, Virginia.  You can hear a sample of their music here and see them here and here.  One of their songs I love is "Drinking From My Saucer."   This is the chorus:

"And I thank God for all His blessings on me
And the mercy He's bestowed.
I'll keep drinking from my saucer, Lord,
Cause my cup has overflowed."

Thank you, Lord, for your blessings on our family. 

Praying that your blessings will abound and that you will be drinking from your saucer as you keep stitching.



Barbara said...

Everyone is right, Karen, you won't know the extent of the joy a grandchild brings until you experience it for yourself. There is nothing like it! Many good wishes and congratulations all around!

rosie said...

I am soooo happy for you Karen... you will be such a wonderful grandparent...Maggie is very lucky to have a mum like you..
I will look up the addresses of those nappies for you. xxxx

Stitchy Mc Floss said...

Oh Priase God for such a wonderful blessing! I can't wait to hear all about your projects made with love for the new little one! :)

Congratulations to you and your family on this most precious of blessings. :)

The Other Barb said...

Congrats to you & your daughter & her husband. Great news & yes..being a grandmother (in my case a "MeMom")is wonderful!

Carol said...

I missed this post!! Congratulations a million times!! Being a grandma is the best and boy are your crafty talents going to get a workout. So so happy for you.
xx, Carol