Sunday, July 19, 2009

Sunday Blessings!

I want to thank Christina for her wonderful award to me a few weeks ago. With the grandbaby's arrival and things being so hectic, I almost forgot! Anyway, I just want to extend this honor to all that follow my blog. I have so many favorites, there are way too many to list, and I would love for you all to have it! You are all so special and great, following, commenting and even just reading my blog. I appreciate each and everyone of you!

Because of this and the exciting summer I have had, with the birth of my first grandbaby, I am going to be offering a giveaway within the next week. I think that you will like the chance to win what I am offering, so be sure and check back often! There are some great giveaways going on now, I know that Paulette has one that you don't want to miss, so head on over to her blog and be sure and post and let her know you are reading!

I am going share a snippet of what I have been working on. This is a design I have created and hope to publish soon. It isn't quite finished yet, but getting there. I won't be sharing the complete piece until it is finished, framed and formatted for publishing, so just please patient. I hope that you like what you see so far!

You all show such lovely flowers from your garden, I am not so gifted with a green thumb as many of you, but I do have this potted hanging basket on my front porch that I love:

I just moved into my present home last September, so this was a surprise when it came up and produced blooms this year. Can anyone identify it for me?

And last but certainly not least of my blessings, is a pic of my Allie Bug, Nana's lil angel, before I came back home, last weekend! Miss this sweet one!

Thanks again, for all of your sweet comments and also for visiting my blog! Don't forget to check back this week, for details of the giveaway, to celebrate the birth of my precious granddaughter!

I pray your blessings are in abundance!

Love, Jan


Stef said...

Allie is such a sweetie! Being a grandparent is just the best thing in the world, enjoy your little Allie! And what a tease you are - I love the little snippet of your design, can't wait to see more!

Patti said...

Your Allie Bug is just the sweetest looking baby I have seen in a very long time.

I LOVE what you are designing and can't wait to buy it. Just let me know when it is finished and it shall be mine. Thank you so much and Lots of Love Patti xxx

Terri(TerriBoog) said...

I love what I see so far on your new design, Jan! Can't wait to see more.

Allie is beautiful and I know you are going to be the BEST grandmother!

Have a wonderful week!

Lizzy said...

Lovely Allie is such a precious wee Angel, my Dear, KS Nana Jan! I know you are missing her, and hopefully will hold her in your arms again soon! :)

Wooo Hooo!!! Oh, and you know I am LOVING your beautiful, beautiful design, Jan and I can't wait to see more of it stitched!!! I'm anxiously awaiting my copy hot off the press, my dear... And you know I'm going to start stitching it right away!!! :)

Lovely, lovely flowers, Hon! And sorry, but I haven't a clue what the one is blooming... will have to give it another close up peek and hunt around for clues... ;)

Congrats on your blog award, Sweetie! You certainly deserve it, my dear... :)

Sending lots and lots of love, hugs and kisses and blessings your way my dearest, KS... Love you to the moon and back! :)

***I'm off to stitch and ponder about this mysterious giveaway... Hmmm... I wonder... Curiouser and curiouser... ;) ***

Anonymous said...

Hi Jan!

Love the snippet of your design! Looking forward to seeing the whole thing, so crank up your needle's speed!

Thanks for sharing a pic of your Allie Bug! She is such a cutie! you can update your blog intro! LOL

Your greenery looks great!

Love ya, R

Dawn said...

Congrats on winning the award.

Beautiful flowers. You have precious granddaughter. Treasure your time with her. I love the snippet of your design ~ can't wait to see more of it. ~ Dawn ~

Carolyn NC said...

Is she adorable or what?! Great picture. Love the flowers and can't wait to see your completed project. :)

Candace said...

Your granddaughter is so precious. Thanks so much for sharing a photo.

Love the little sneak peak of your design. Looking forward to seeing the completed piece and celebrating your publication!

Barb said...

Your baby granddaughter is beautiful!

The red flower is Crocosmia 'Lucifer'. I had to look in my books for this one. I'm sure I had some at one time but they got lost in the perennial bed or died. One thing I do have is many gardening books, but alas, no grandchildren (yet).

Vonna said...

OHHHHH>..I love the sneak peek ;)
And little Allie Bug...what a darling!

staci said...

What a tease, lol ;) Love the sneak peak and can't wait to see the whole thing!

What a cutie Allie is :)

Melissa said...

Oh, Allie Bug is soooo sweet. Congratulations again!

Thank you for showing the snippet of your new design- it looks wonderful, but oh, you're such a tease! I'm looking forward to seeing its release, and all the best to go with it.

Now as to that flower, I think it's a Crocosmia. The most common around here is in orange, but I have one I purchased recently in a sunflower yellow. I have seen tall ones in blue-y Red! They are easy and can be prolific and make great cut flowers!

Suzanne said...

Allie is so cute!

I love what I see of your design. I am very intrigued and can't wait for more.

Margaret said...

Jan, your granddaughter is wonderful! Enjoy her! I love what I see of your design so far! I'm excited and can't wait to see more! I have a feeling I will need it. :D

Glenna said...

Oooooo. Snippet! Looking forward to seeing the whole thing.

Allie is an absolute doll.

Cari said...

A design of your own - how exciting! is this your first? I can't wait to see the finished product.

Your granddaughter is so adorable - what a blessing!

A giveaway, how fun! I will check back this week.

Enjoy your day and thanks so much for visiting my blog.

Cari in VA

Susan said...

What a cute little Bug!!

Can't wait to see the rest of your design!

Kathy said...

OMG. Since I have been out of the loop for the past two weeks I missed your first announcement. Your first grandchild! Congratulations to all. She is absolutely precious! And I love her name. (I have a grandniece that we call Ally. Short for Alyssa)

She is adorable how can you not spoil her? :)

pj said...

Allie is darling! What a sweetie! Your design is tempting us and looks great so we all want to see it soon. pj

doris said...

Oh, that Allie is too sweet for words. There's nothing like a grandbaby.

Very exciting to see what you're designing. Can't wait to see it finished.

Siobhan said...

Your little Allie Bug is just soooo adorable, Jan! YGG on the designing, too--I can't wait to see what your design is! It looks great just from what snippet you've shown.

The Scarlett House said...

Hi Jan, your sneak peak has me intrigued. Can't wait to see the rest. I'd like to design something one day. Maybe you will inspire me to start.
Congrats again on becoming a Grandma. She is a doll!

Deb said...

Jan - Allie looks like an angel sent from heaven. Such a beautiful, sweet baby!! I can only imagine the number of pictures you will take of this sweet child.

I am so excited with the idea of you designing! I love, love what small portion you've shown and I know that I'm going to be a huge fan! I'm so excited for you! I wish you all the success in the world!!!

Ashley said...

What a beautiful granddaughter you have! :)

Ashley said...

What a beautiful granddaughter you have! :)

Ashley said...

What a beautiful granddaughter you have! :)

Dona said...

Jan, what a beautiful grandbaby you have in Allie! So sweet.

Your flowers are beautiful, so colorful. But I have no idea what your unidentified flower is.

I can't wait to see your new design. The little snippet is very pretty!

Kellie said...

Hi Jan,
That little baby Allie is such a sweet cutie! I love your little sneaky peeky. I am looking forward to seeing the completed design. I really like that border and what looks like it may be a tree? Very nice. Your flowers are really pretty. Could that one be some sort of gladiola perhaps? Have a great week!

Sharon said...

Gosh, your granddaughter is gorgeous! Looking forward to seeing your design-it looks wonderful.

Loraine said...

What a darling baby!

Can't wait to see your design. That will be fun. Publishing is a daunting task. (I use to publish 5 years ago). I have a few things I really should publish, but can't make myself do it! I hope all goes well.
Thanks for you comments on my blog. SIL is doing great!
Have a great rest of the week!

Mary Beth said...

Oh my goodness! Allie is so adorable, Jan! And how spoiled she will be. LOL

Can't wait to see more of your design. I definitely like what I see of it so far, you tease!

Nina said...

Jan, she is so beautiful!!!
Congratulations for your first grandchild :)

Lynn B said...

Oh what a beautiful, gorgeous baby!

Joy said...

Allie Bug is absolutely adorable!! Look at all of that hair!! I just want to cuddle her...I am sure you are! :-)

Love the design snippet! I like the colors thus far. I see another stash item in the future! LOL

Michelle said...

Congratulations! And I love the little sneak peek of your design, it looks beautiful!