Monday, June 14, 2010

Happy Days

Our darling grandson is growing so quickly. Here he is at 10 weeks old looking just adorable in his very cute hat.
As it is getting colder it is a great time to start one of my many cross stitch projects. I am so enjoying stitching 'Little House Neighborhood' by Little House Needleworks. I got the beautiful Sajou scissors for my birthday and they are just a delight to use.

 I have been busy feeding my book addition. Here are a few of the books I have bought over the last months.
I have always admired Jude Hill of Spirit Cloth and I am so excited that I am starting her Spirit Cloth workshop this week. I know I am going to be inspired and challenged and I just can't wait to start the journey.

Monday, April 05, 2010

Our darling grandson

Here is our grandson, Ashton Stephen, not long after he was born. He has brought such joy to us all and I don't think we have stopped smiling since his birth. He is a very happy and contented baby and he likes lots of cuddles from his Nanna who absolutely adores him. Grandad has been very busy buying lots of Thomas the Tank Engine trains for when Ashton is a little bigger.
We are so thrilled that we now can be called Nanna and Grandad and as we look at Ashton we think of all the wonderful times ahead and I know the first time I hear him call me Nanna will be one of the most happiest times of my life.
WE LOVE YOU ASHTON. Lots and lots of love, Nanna and Grandad

Friday, January 01, 2010

Sparky's Owlet

I saw the most gorgeous owls on Craft Schmaft's blog made with socks. They are just gorgeous and I wanted to make one before our Grandson is born. I bought the kit for Cloudy the mini owl and I sat this morning and had a wonderful time making him. I just love him and I hope Sparky (the name we call our grandson before he is born) likes his little owlet. It was made with lots of love by Nanna.


I had a lovely day yesterday spending time with our daughter, Justine, baby clothes shopping. Oh what a joy it is to spend time looking (and buying) baby things. We just can't wait till March to see our already much loved grandson.
I did manage to stay awake till midnight last night so that I could send Happy Aussie New Year wishes to our son, Richard and his girlfriend Ann, in New York.
Being on holidays I have had a great time reading and watching the books and DVDs I got for Christmas. I love cooking books and here are two of them: Food Safari and The Thrifty Kitchen.
My favourite cooking book that I got is Monica Trapaga's 'She's Leaving Home'. I just loved this book, the drawings were wonderful and quirky and the recipes fabulous and I especially enjoyed reading about Monica's family.
I also got some DVD's and I have been enjoying myself watching the gorgeous Alex O'Loughlin in Moonlight and Angela Lansbury in Murder She Wrote.