A Stitch in Time*

Sunday, November 29, 2009


Thanksgiving was wonderful! We went to my brother and sister-in-law's house and had a great time visiting, eating, and playing games.

This weekend also marked the start of Christmas shopping for me. I wouldn't dream of going out on "Black Friday". I can't stand crowds and too much madness! Instead we went out for a bit yesterday. I was able to purchase the gifts I buy for co-workers, and for my students. I also had to buy more costume pieces for our upcoming Christmas program. It's fun to be able to buy them instead of having to construct them.

Today will be spent wrapping the 39 gifts we bought yesterday, decorating for Christmas, and getting ready for the upcoming work week. It will be busy and my days will be very long.

I haven't shopped at all for any family members or friends, but I am thankful to be done with the work gifts. It always gets so busy this time of year that it's easy to feel overwhelmed with getting everything done!

I hope to get in some stitch time today, too. I think I'll have to do it soon or else the day will pass quickly without any sort of hobby time.

Here are some photos from Thanksgiving:

Luscious desserts:

Dishing up our meal:
Dishing Up on Thanksgiving

My niece and nephew:
Brother and Sister

Toasting the Season--My Brother:

My Husband and I with our Grandson:
Grandma and Grandpa

My Great Niece and my Son's Girl:
Julie and Hannah

My Nephew, Son, and His Girl:
After Dinner

Thanks for stopping by today!

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Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Our New Bundle of Joy!

I haven't been stitching much lately, nor have I even had much time lately for blogging. The reason there's been little action with the needle is that our little bundle of joy has arrived! It's hard to describe the joy he has brought into our lives.

Just a bit over two weeks ago our first grandchild was born. We are so excited to welcome him into the world! Little Robert weighed 7 lbs, 9 ozs and was 19 inches long. He's a calm, satisfied little baby. Our daughter is doing fine, and she and her husband are enjoying their new life as parents.

Here are some photos of the little one:

This one was taken in the nursery, shortly after he was born and before he had his first bath. His daddy took it.
Newborn Grandson

A few more from the first day:

Less Than One Hour Old- Newborn Grandson

Newborn Grandson

At home, taken within the past week or so:

Resting in the newborn lounger

Robby- Six Days Old

Robby- Six Days Old

Happy Thanksgiving to all of you who celebrate that holiday this Thursday. Thanks for stopping by today, and for sharing in our joy in welcoming our new little grandson.