Wednesday, April 21, 2010

A little stitching and lots of bragging Nana pics!!

Once again, I have been longer at posting, then I wanted to be, but I know that you all understand, at the fleetingness of time!! If we could just grab ahold of it, and help it to slow down.Like today, being hump day (midweek), wouldn't that be grand? Although I know those of you that work through the week, are wanting to hurry it along to get to friday, and I totally understand that, I also know that time would be grand if it slowed down a bit!

I went and spent last weekend with Allie Bug and her family! What a joy she is, well, her mother was as a child, so I am not surprised! I am sharing a few pics of my time with her, hope I am not overdoing it, but she is so cute, I can't help but share several!

Morning play time! Now which block should I remove first?
Who is having more fun then me? Daddy is a great daddy to lift me up in this pine tree, don't you think?
Oh boy, what fun Nana and I will have, going for a walk in the neighborhood! Care to join us next time?

 Oh such a long and fun day, and Nana's arms are pretty neat to fall asleep in! Nana thinks that I look pretty sweet when I am asleep, so she had Mommy take this picture of us! Aww...such a great nap!

  Okay, this is the next day...Mommy's birthday, and we are headed for a day of fun! I love it, that Nana is along with us, since that gives me someone else to talk to and look at in the back seat of Mommy's suv! See you all next time!

Alexandra is now almost 10 months old! Where does the time go? Her baby brother/sister is due to join us in September and the whole family is eagerly looking forward to that blessed arrival!

I have been stitching some, I decided for as long as I have had my Time and Season Sampler by the talented Moira Blackburn in progress, that I needed to really work hard at getting it finished! Oh what a glorious day that will be, I will be so thrilled to go and pick out a frame for her, so I can display her in the living room! Anyway here is a shot of her, the last time I took a picture, I do have a bit more done since then, so a bit further along. Not a really good picture, but just one showing where I am on her. Don't know why I am calling her 'her' either! lol I feel like I am roughly 2/3rds done, with all of the jumping around I have done, it is hard to tell:

I also stitched up a small piece, by Shakespeare's Peddler, and called Count Your Blessings, but shoot, I forgot to take a picture, oh well, there is next time!

Also, I have gotten back from my model stitcher the next design to be released from Tree of Life Samplings! It is now at the framer's, but I did take a few sneak peek pics of The Sparrow, if you would like to see, here is one:

AND, there are a couple of others on the Tree of Life Samplings blog, if you would be interested in seeing! At least until I get the piece back from the framer and I get a photo shoot date with it all framed! I am hoping to have it ready for release by the end of next week! We shall see!

That is about all for now, other then I want to thank you all for stopping by and taking the time to comment! It makes my day to read all of your comments, thanks for being out there!

Have some fun with your stitching today!

Love, Jan


Elizabeth said...

Oh, what gloriously gorgeous pics of Wee Allie Bug, Hun! She is growing so much and she is sooo very precious! I love all the pics of her {especially the one in the tree} so keep them coming! :)

Time and Season is coming along beautifully and I can't wait to see it finished and framed and hanging on your living room wall!

And do I ever LOVE The Sparrow! It's so beauiful and I have always loved the quote. I'll be first in line to stitch it dahlin... and I can't wait to see it framed!!! :)

Hope you feel better, Sugar! Blessings and I Love you to the moon and back... xox

Glenna said...

Such a cutie pie she is! She has the most darling little chin! And the Moira B. sampler is gorgeous.

Carolyn NC said...

Your little ALlie is adorable; cannot believe the amount of hair she has! Lovely MB sampler - I do love her designs. Looking forward to seeing all of your Sparrow - looks great from what I can see!

Cyndi Harris ~ said...

She's just adorable!! Such a happy grannie you must be. Beautiful stitching too!

Catherine said...

What a cutie pie that one is!! So adorable!

Your stitching looks great and I have seen enough of the sneed peek to know that I want this on my wish list!!

Margaret said...

OMG! She is sooooooo cute!!! I can't say that enough! I have to run, but I had to say it --so cute! Love the sneak peek!

Nancy said...

You can never have too many pictures of a beautiful granddaughter! Allie Bug is just precious! When she cuddles I bet it makes you melt just like when I cuddle Gretchen!

What an amazing sampler you are stitching. The colors are gorgeous! Pretty sneak peek too.

Loraine said...

Your little granddaughter is such a doll! Love all of the pictures.
Your stitching is wonderful too! So many wonderful things. The sparrow is going to be great, I can tell I already need it!

Barb said...

Allie Bug is adorable. You are so lucky to have a sweet baby in the family.

And I LOVE the Time and Season Sampler. I must put this on my ever growing to stitch list.

Terri(TerriBoog) said...

Allie is just a beautiful little girl! I can see why you are so smitten!

Your T&S sampler is so pretty - I love the colors and your Sparrow sampler looks gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

Wonderful sneak peak of The Sparrow! Love the colors that I can see!

Fabulous pictures of Allie Bug! Glad you were able to spend time with her and of course, the big kids!

Super progress on Time and Season!

Love ya,

Candace said...

Allie Bug is adorable. Glad you had a good visit. Time and Season looks great. You can do it!

Cari-in-VA said...


Allie is such a beautiful little girl - those eyes just melt your heart. I love the picture of her in your arms.

Great work on the MB piece - I have this in my stash and look forward to stitching it.

Hope you are back to 100% - enjoy your week.

Judith said...

How cute is that child!! I love the pic in the tree, and course in your arms.

And another design, I can't wait, I love what I see. Keep it up!

Lois said...

What a sweetheart! Love your T&S sampler.

Katrina said...

Your grandbaby is such a sweetie, just beautiful.

Love your Moira Blackburn and the sneak peek is gorgeous :-).

Cari said...

I don't think there is anything more wonderful than having your grandchild fall asleep in your arms. I remember those days ....and my youngest granddaughter will be 15 next month! Yikes!! Where does the time go. Beautiful stitching too!!

BeckySC said...

What SWEET pictures of your Allie :) She's a doll :)

OOH< do you know how happy I am to see Time and Seasons ??? I hope you will continue to work on it :)

I am LOVING the sneak peek of your latest design....SUCH talent my friend :)

Sending love and many hugs :)

Cindy F. said...

Awesome pics of your adorable Allie:)

And your wip is amazing!! as is your sneak peek!!

MyLifesAStitch said...

Allie is a complete and total cutie! Those curls! Those eyes! Aww, grandma's little sweetie. :)

Glad to see it seems you are well and truly on the mend (or mended??)!! Gog is good! All the time!

GREAT progress on your WIP "she" is beautiful!
Can't wait to see more of 'Sparrow'... that's always been one of my favorite passages in the Bible. :)

Have a great week!

Siobhan said...

What a sweet little love bug!! I can't believe she's 10 months already. So much hair... reminds me of my older daughter and my nieces at that age. ;)

I love your progress on your Moira--I just love that sampler! I need to get mine out and work on it. Your sneak peeks of your new design look fabulous! I can't wait to see the whole thing.

Thanks for your comments on my blog. :) You asked about the supplies on Jane Rees. I'm using Belle Soie Sister Scarlet (an old dye lot that is very red--I have heard it's since a bit pinkier... but I got mine about 3 or 4 years ago, when Jane's chart came out) on 36 count Sugared Coffee by Sassy's Fabrics. I love using that linen... Zweigart based... I asked her to dye it so it looked like the sampler was found in a trunk in somebody's attic. It's not too splotched but more nicely mottled. Anyway, HTH!

Have a great weekend!

Karoline said...

Cute photo's of your Allie bug and Time & Season is looking gorgeous. I look forward to seeing The Sparrow in full

Mylene said...

Beautiful pictures of your granddaughter.

Your season sampler is looking beautiful!

Have a happy weekend.

Ashley said...

After looking again, I wanted to make sure it wasn't a typo, but you did in fact say I was a joy AS A CHILD! What about now mom?!?!

Susan said...

Thanks for sharing all the pictures! Love the one of Allie asleep in your arms.

Your Moira Blackburn piece is coming along nicely. Will look forward to seeing it finished!

Brigitte said...

This little princess is such a cutie. Thanks for sharing these lovely pictures.
I love Moira Blackburn's designs very much, and Time and Season will be my second when I'll have finished Three Things.

Suzanne said...

Your grand daughter is very cute! Love your stitching and I am looking forward to seeing The Sparrow in it's entirety.

TinaTx said...

What a cutie! And what a head of hair!!!