Friday, 2 December 2011

Tugging at my heart and my knitting needles?

When my daughter sent me the first picture of her baby, it was this image......a foot.....my heart melted.......so sweet!
This is the photo she sent yesterday......do you think Jack is trying to tell Gramma something? Gramma, look at my foot, it needs something to keep it warm!!!! My heart is so full of love for this little guy, he is a trooper.......I know that all the love and prayers that you have all sent (I am so overwhelmed) have been heard and that God is watching over him and making him stronger everyday! Thank you from the bottom of my heart and Jack's foot........
So this is the little acorn sacque I knit for Jack. It might be sometime before he can wear it but as I knit each stitch, I thanked the Lord for my wonderful friends in Blogland who have blessed my life and continue to do so........I will get to each and everyone of you......and until then....
(((((((HUGS)))))))))

Friday, 25 November 2011

Jack is struggling.....

Baby Jack had to have a breathing tube, he can't breathe on his own........but with the C-pap removed and the tube inserted, you can see his little face......
"Hello Jack".....Gramma loves you and is praying for you...
xoxoxoxoxo

Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Update on Baby Jack....


I was able to see my little grandson Jack but wasn't able to hold him.....he has a hole in his tiny heart... I need your prayers please. He is so tiny and fragile, but the sweetest little baby with such a worried look on his face, Gramma whispered to him that she has lots of wonderful friends who are saying prayers for him and his big sisters and brother and Mom and Dad. Thank you for caring and sending me lots of wishes and prayers!

Sunday, 13 November 2011

Welcome Grandson..........

Here is my new grandson, one day old......2 lbs. No name yet but soon......Gramma is on her way to be with him and Mom and Dad and his six sisters and one brother.

Friday, 28 October 2011

Better than a Spa....

Yes, it was better than a spa retreat......a class with Sue Spargo. She is just delightful, so incredibly talented, very patient and a wonderful instructor. I felt the stress and tension fade away as I stitched.......unfortunately, I was still a wee bit ill and when I looked down it made me a bit nauseated, so I had to take little breaks and visit with the other gals and watch Sue expertly stitch up an array of embellishments.....while we stood in awe!

There was laughter, stitching, concentration, ooohs and ahhhhs, more laughter.....even some knitting socks during the breaks......these girls know how to multi task! What fun!!!

It didn't matter what colors you chose, they looked absolutely fabulous!!!!
Thank you to our hostess Deirdre from Out of Hand in Calgary.
Thank you Sue, it was fantastic!!!

Tuesday, 18 October 2011

South Bound.....

As I have to head off south for some appointments, I know that one of my favourite quilt artisit, Sue Spargo is teaching classes at that fabulous, wonderful shop "Out of Hand"....you know the one filled with everything your heart desires..... I may have to drop in and get the therapy my soul is in desperate need of right now........ look at some of her latest creations, go and visit her web site......once you meet Sue, you will want to create....and Deirdre at the shop is the best friend a girl can have!!!
Needlecase.........beautiful!
Table Runner......look at those colors!
Hope to have lots of photos to share when I get back.......well rested and full of inspiration!

Monday, 17 October 2011

Autumn has arrived....

Hello my dears, oh how I have missed you all! It seems that life took over and suddenly we are into Fall.... I just wanted to share some of my garden's bounty with you. This year the Dutchman grew fabulous tomatoes and onions and basil, dill and the best Yukon Gold potatoes!! I even tried my hand at cheese making......I shall post more about that as I learn more...... even the pizza looks like it's in Autumn colors.
My favourite Fall arrangement.....

My new pumpkin dyed tablecloth.....okay, I know, I got carried away with the orange dye....but I love it.
So what have you all been doing? We have had our Thanksgiving already but I want to know what you are going to do for yours, and what's your menu going to include? Do you do turkey or do you have a special menu planned?


Saturday, 10 September 2011

Remembering.........

September 11, 2001..........
Each and everyone of us, from all corners of the world, shall never forget this day in history.....
My heart goes out to those who lost loved ones........... it never gets easier, we just get stronger.

Friday, 15 July 2011

Where Women Create......

For the third year in a row, Karen from My Desert Cottage is hosting "Where Women Create 2011".
This usually takes over a week to go and visit and take in all of the wonderful and inspiring places, large and small..... This year she has over three hundred participants!!!! Isn't that amazing! It's going to take weeks to get around, but think of all the fun, come and join everyone and be inspired! Enjoy my little sewing room photos......

Sometimes I take along one of sewing baskets...

My collection of gorgeous handmade dolls from talented designers!


Supplies all ready to go.
Miss Eliza watching over me...

Photos of my Mom and Baba to inspire me....


Lots of ribbon and lace...

Thank you!

Sunday, 19 June 2011

The Real Chefs in my life.......

Cooking and baking are not just a hobby of mine handed down to me from my Mom. They are the dreams and lifelong passions of most of my family members. My niece and her husband are both chefs, he teaches at SAIT in southern Alberta, and she is the Atco Blue Flame Chef. You can find her recipes and her videos on line here. I love to visit them, both because they are veritable fountains of knowledge when it comes to anything cooking and baking and food in general.....but they treat you like visiting royalty!! Every meal is an array of wonderful tastes and mouth watering dishes.
Thanks for all the recipes and the love and comfort of those memorable meals together you two!

Monday, 6 June 2011

She won silver........

Awhile back I had posted that my little granddaughter was in competitive dancing......
She won silver twice........
She loves ballet.......
but she also dances in Ukrainian Dance.......