Monday, October 12, 2009

Waffing, etc!!

That is a word, isn't it? Anyway, if it isn't it sounds like a good descriptive 'new' word for Webster to grab on to. The word itself sounds like how I have been these days. Not bad, dear blog readers, no, not bad, just waffing....running around without much direction,trying to multi-task and coming up even more confused,crazy busy,discombobulated,did I say crazy? Etc!

Definitely time for a post on this blog! I am so very behind! But had a very good month, a visit for a long weekend from some stitching pals, lots of stitching, sharing, shopping, eating and NO sleep! Took some time to recoup, but it was oh so worth it!! The following weekend, brought my Allie Bug and her parents to Nana's house, and boy did I get in lots of loving and cuddles! She is growing so much, and trying so hard to coo and chit chat! I loved every minute and still yearn to hear those coos and unidentifiable syllables that come out of her mouth! Of course, I got some pictures!She is 3 months old now!

Love Me, now who couldn't love such a face?

Playing Yahtzee with Mommy and Daddy, after watching the Colts win! Of course, she has a Colts onsie and bib to match!

And I found a great deal on a new swing for Allie, she really enjoys that yellow bear, keeps hitting it and making it spin:

Allie having a good time, playing with Momma:

And Allie hanging out with Nana, watching and listening to Nick Jr on the tube! What a delight she is, especially in the morning hours!

I miss her....

In between cleaning and the usual daily stuff, I have been working on designs! Of course, I always overextend myself, thinking, oh I can get that stitched in a short period of time, yadda, yadda! Anyway, if you haven't seen Quaker Silence, my second design that has been released, here is a picture:

A third design almost ready for release is New Mercies. Here is a small sneakpeek of that design. I hope that it intrigues you, this is just a small portion of it:

In the works now is a Christmas design. It will be the first of a series,hopefully of samplers to remember my great-grandmother, Emma Rose. I am anxious to get to stitching on this one. Will be sure and share a sneak peek when I have some done.

Personal stitching has been at a minimum, although I did finish up La-D-Da's A Right Spirit. I changed the color palette of this quite alot. I do love how it turned out. I used my daughter's initials, since it will be a Christmas gift for her! Shhh...I really don't think Megan reads my blog, but I know that Ashley does, so Ashley dear, don't tell your sister! lol

Other stitching has been for gifts, which I can't share as I am sure that they are at least readers of my blog!

Weather here in Indiana, has turned quite chilly, I believe it got down to 31 degrees the other night. Although not any snow, and I am glad, it is just too early for that, the leaves have been vibrant in their show of colors! Enjoying this time of the year greatly and I do so hope that winter doesn't arrive too early.

So sorry for bombarding you with so many pics, but had much to share! I will leave you with one more, this was taken at my mother's home, first time seeing her greatgrandchild Alexandra! This pic is of four generations, Mimi the Great, Alexandra, Ashley and me!

I hope all is well with all of you, dear blog readers! I appreciate you taking the time to stop by, read and post! I love reading your comments! Take good care and have some stitching fun!

Love, Jan


Margaret said...

Oh my goodness! Allie is soooo adorable! That face! I'm so glad you got to have her visit. And that picture of the 4 generations -- I have the same sort of picture of my grandmother, my aunt, me and my daughter when she was 6 months old. That picture is precious to me. I wish my mother could have been in it, but I'm sure she was smiling down on us. I know Allie and your daughter will treasure your picture as well. And so will you and your mom, of course! lol!

I love that sneak peek of your new design -- can't wait to see the whole thing, nor can I wait to see your new series!

Nancy said...

Right Spirit is just beautiful, and I can't wait to see what New Mercies will look like.

Your little Allie Bug is SO adorable, and I share your love of a granddaughter! There isn't anything else like it, is there? When I visit Gretchen I can't stop holding her and giving her kisses. Thank goodness for little sweethearts!

JOLENE said...

What a lovely post. Allie bug is adorable and getting so big! I love the four generation picture, a treasure indeed. I have one of my grandfather, father, and my son, Brayden, and I when he was just a few months old. Over the years that photo has become even more precious as now both my Father and Grandfather have passed on. But you know, those photos are memories that will last foreverand I have embedded them on my heart.
Your new designs are fabulous. I am looking forward to buying the fall one with the cute little kitty and pumpkin. Sounds like you need a break girl....take care and I can't wait to see your Christmas design.

Melissa said...

Oh, Jan, Allie bug is so cute! She is such a sparkly 3 mos old! That is a lovely photo of 4 generations!

I love your new designs, including the sneak peaks. You are definitely on a roll and I love the colours you chose for A Right Spirit!

You are one busy lady! At least it sounds like you are having fun! :-)

doris said...

What a busy life you're having! That Allie is so precious, and I know you squeeze her every chance you get. Love the four generations picture.

I really like the sentiment on your second design. It's definitely something I try to remind myself of. Can't wait to see all of the newest one. How exciting for you.

Right Spirit will be a great gift for your daughter.

Cari said...

Your sweet Allie bug is all that and MORE!! How darling she is and growing just like a little weed. The pic of four generations is wonderful. I have a 5 generation pic and after 19 years is now only 3, both my grandmother and mom are gone. The picture is priceless just like yours. I am lovin' your new designs as well. I'm with Jolene on the black cat and pumpkin one. Can't wait to see the others. Enjoy your stitching time! Hugs

Siobhan said...

Awww, what beautiful pictures, Jan! Your Allie is just too adorable. That head of hair! So neat, and it brings back memories of my oldest with her full head of black hair. :) I love the pic of the 4 generations--what a treasure.

Love your WIPs, and your new designs--fabulous!!

Terri(TerriBoog) said...

Allie is just adorable! I love that shock of black hair - oh my gosh, could she be any cuter??? I know you must treasure those visits with her, Jan. She is adorable! I loved all the pictures of her but the one of you, your mom, daughter and Allie is a treasure. 4 generations - wow! I don't think we've ever had 4 generations all alive at the same time.

Your new sampler is so pretty and definitely words to remember. Love the sneak peak and I'll be very anxious to see your sampler patterns!

Anonymous said...

Wow, what an update! Love the picture of the 4 generations! Think it is the first time I have seen your Mom!

Love the sneak peak of New Mercies! Fabulous colors!


Dawn said...

Your granddaughter is so cute. Love her face. Glad you had good month to keep yourself busy. I have 5 generations pics too. I love those. Can't wait to see your new design. ~ Dawn ~

My Handworke said...

That grandbaby sure is the sweetest thing!! Love the picture of the 4 generations. We did that once years ago but the photo got lost - get it framed and on the wall quick, lol.

Love the new patterns!!

Jennifer said...

She is the prettiest baby I"ve ever seen! When I saw her on my blog reader thingie, I knew you would have such cute pics. She is precious!

I wish I had a grandchild, but even if I do I don't think I will ever get to know them. Sad, because I really, really would love a grandbaby!

Featehers in the Nest

Carolyn NC said...

Wow - awesome post! Love the pic of the 4 generations - something to cherish. Your Allie bug is adorable and has more hair at 3 months than my babies had at 2YO! Your stitching is gorgeous and I believe I'm going to have to buy the rest of your upcoming designs based on what I see already!

BeckySC said...

Awww...look at you all :) What a great pic :) I too have a pic of 5 generations when my Tabatha was born :) VERY special :)
Your Allie is SOOOO adorable :) I know you are so proud :)
I just LOVE your new designs...especially the sneakpeek....can't wait to see that one finished :) You're AMAZING my dear friend :)
(((big hugs)))
Hope you received my email :)

Ranae said...

Your Allie Bug is so adorable. I like your new designs, esp. the cat and pumpkins, my favorite. Don't make us wait too long, lol
I like the colors of La D Da.
I love the photo of the four of you.

Ranae said...

Your Allie Bug is so adorable. I like your new designs, esp. the cat and pumpkins, my favorite. Don't make us wait too long, lol
I like the colors of La D Da.
I love the photo of the four of you.

Marjorie said...

I can't wait to see the new design in full, love it already...the little kitty looks so sweet!

Cari said...

Oh Jan, what a lovely picture of the four of you - Allie is just a little doll - I'm sure you miss her lots!

Love the sneak peek of your new design and can't wait to see more. What a wonderful idea to create something in memory of your great-grandmother.

I hope you have some free time soon to just relax and put your feet up - sounds like you need it!

Love your La-D-Da - such a great piece!

Enjoy your week.

Deb said...

I'm glad to see a post from you!! Allie is absolutely adorable. Don't you just love kissing that sweet face!!! And the pictures of the four generations - how often can a family actually have a picture like that.

Love your new design and I'm definitely intriqued by the little snippet you showed of the next one!

Glad that you had a good weekend with your friends and that you've also managed to get some stitching in. Isn't it amazing how fast the days go??

Mylene said...

You sure been busy and wow! great pictures of Allie.

Patti said...

Allie is just gorgeous and she looks much older than 3 months. Love the photo of the 4 generations too. I wish I had one like that - my grandmother was alive when two daughters were born so I could have had one - just didn't think about it and now I'm the oldest of the generations. Love the new sampler - it looks just my thing. Lots of Love Patti xxx

Michelle said...

Love the photos! The sneak peek of your new design looks VERY intriguing. Can't wait to see more. And I love your new design too!

woolwoman said...

So glad you found time to post and show us all those wonderful photos of little Allie Bug and your new designs - I can imagine how busy you must be with that little sweetie to hug and hold and trying to get your design business going AND keep up with OOE too. You take care and enjoy your lovely fall weather - Mel

Suzanne said...

What cute photos of your grand daughter. I love the photo with all girls in the family. I was very fortunate to get one with all the mothers and grandmothers and daughters, a very special photo.

I love your new design, I especially love all the different colours you have put into the grass.

Glenna said...

Allie is so, so cute--and she seems so engaged! What a doll.

Loving the sneak peek, and you are amazingly productive! What a busy woman!

Katrina said...

What a beauty! She's just gorgeous, I know you must be crazy in love with her :-).

Love the new designs and your finish.

Sherry said...

Oh Allie is a sweetie pie! I just love all your stitching! The La D Da piece is beautiful and I can't wait to see more of New Mercies and the new Christmas design!

Loraine said...

What a sweet little doll. She is growing so fast! I bet you just can't get enough.
Love your new designs! They are really wonderful. I can't wait to get my hands on them!
Hope all is well.
Take Care!

miss Potter said...

A true princess dressed of rose...
The embroidery is splendid, I adore your style!


Love to Stitch said...

Soo super Cute Allie!! Wow, she is getting so big already!! Love the new designs you are coming out with, will have to add them to my "list"!! Cant wait to see more. Right Spirit is fabulous, I love La D Da designs.

Laura said...

She is just outrageously cute! My DD had a full head of hair just like Allie and I was always putting barrettes and little clippy things in to keep it off her face.

The 4 generations pic is so great. Allie will certainly treasure that when she is older.

Kathy said...

Miss Allie gets cuter each time I see a picture! She is adorable. L love the picture of the four generations.
The weekend at your home was fantastic! the picture of your La D Da piece doesn't do it justice. It's much prettier in person.

AshleyBeth said...

Good pictures mom! I like the piece for Meg, I won't tell her. I think its a great piece for her! Love Ya! I can't remember my log-on!

Kathy said...

Oh my. I love, love , love the photos of little Allie bug. She is so percious. And I adore the generation photo. They are always fantastic and will be treasure for years to come.

Mary Beth said...

Allie is just too too cute, Jan! I know you had a wonderful time that weekend getting to spend all that extra time with her. And what a wonderful 4-gen snap! Definitely one to treasure!

Can't wait to get a hold of New Mercies - such a beautiful piece!

I hope things are calming down a bit and you are getting some personal stitching time in.

Carin said...

I allways have a lots of fun, looking at the pictures of Allie. She is so adorable! And she is growing so fast, isn't she.

You are a lucky grandma!

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