Friday, December 30, 2011

New Addition to the family, a finish, and stitchy goals

My family was blessed this past week with a new addition. My first granddaughter was born on Dec.27 at 8:59 p.m. Hailey Jade Parker is 18 inches long and 6 lb. and 11 oz. She is the first child for my stepson and his fiancee and she is a beauty!
My daughter, Brianna, returned to Ky today after a ten day visit. It was wonderful spending time with her. Mr. Aiden got a new haircut while she was visiting.
I finally finished CCN's "Apple Picking." I took it to the framer and picked up my framed "Spring's Promise." It turned out really nice.
I am still working on Prairie Schooler's, "Santa's Night." I have not stitched since I have been on Christmas break. I just seemed to always be busy.
I have some stitching goals this coming year. I want to finish "Santa's Night," two blocks on Autumn @Hawk Run Hollow, finish "march" and "april" from LHN's monthly samplers, and work on "Monticello." I have joined a challenge on my blackbird group. I had to choose a dozen patterns that I would like to complete this year. My patterns are:june stocking-new arrival;blackbird sampler; spring blessings; summer offering; with my needle-loose feathers no.2; mother's honor due; morning star-motif; casting a spell/rave; loose feathers summer; loose feathers autumn; loose feathers winter; and a new design. I know I will actually be lucky to finish a couple of these but the challenge should get the stitching mojo going. I also want to do a couple of prairie schooler designs and a smaller carriage house sampling design. So many things to stitch and so little time!
I,also, have personal goals. I want to make sure that I tell the people I love that I love them everyday and to thank God every day for the blessings that he has placed upon me. I want to be more patient, kind, and caring. God bless you all and I wish all of you a Happy New Year!


Emily in NC said...

What a beautiful baby. Haircuts are always fun.

Denise SA said...

Your Finishes are lovely and the baby looks beautiful.

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Nice finishes, and wonderful new beginnings (life and haircuts)!

Shelleen said...

Congrats on the new grandbaby. Great finishes and WIPs.

Pam in PA said...

Your granddaughter is Beautiful! Aiden's haircut id cute! Your stitching is gorgeous. Happy New Year!

Sharyn said...

Congrats on the new granddaughter!
What a sweetie, you will really enjoy her! Your stitching projects are lovely! Aiden looks cool in the new haircut!
I too have a mile long BB list! Actually made an alternate list and it's long too!

MaryT said...

Love your finishes and your grand daughter is really cute!

Mary Louise in IN

Meari said...

The new baby is adorable! Your finishes look really nice. And Mr. Aiden looks handsome in his new haircut.

Happy New Year, Angel!

Katrien said...

Nice finishes

Milly~ said...

Hailey is such a cutie! Congrats!