Thursday, April 30, 2009

Mid Week Update


My daughter finally sent me some more pictures of the new baby. This is Maddie with Gibby, my youngest grandson. He calls her his buddy and is very very protective of her. As you can see he is one happy big brother.
Maddie (2 weeks old) and Gibby (6 years old)

New Project......

"grow!" Tin and Pin Cushion by Just Nan
The next tin in this years series has been released and arrived here yesterday. I had cleaned up my stitching area a little since I knew this was on it's way and of course had to start it as soon as I got the box opened. Got it all kitted up and started stitching on it but not enough progress for a picture yet. The design is stitched on 28 count Platinum Cashel Linen (I just love Cashel) with DMC and a few beads here and there. The Pin Cushion is a new type of finish for me and I'm really looking forward to trying it.

"Home, Tweet Home" Free design from The Needles Notions
Stitched on 28 count Lt Mocha Cashel with DMC 4210 and GAST
This is the second project for the May seasonal shelf. As you may have guessed the theme for May is Birdhouses. I have a needleroll I stitched last year with birdhouses that will go on the shelf along with some other cute things I've been working on. No more info about that now, want it to be a surprise.

"Cupcakes, Glorious Cupcakes" by The Cat's Whiskers
"I Love to Stitch" and "All Dressed Up"
On our last visit to Michael's I found the Bear cupcake holders and just couldn't wait to do these two designs. Not sure what I'm going to do with these but they will probably be going to someone as gifts or RAK's. Since they are so quick to stitch and make such a cute finish I know there will be lots more to come. Sorry about the quality of the picture but my camera just doesn't take good pictures of the little stitchy things.
That's it so far this week. I will be stitching on the Just Nan project until it's done since I have 2 of these sets to make.
Until Next Time....Happy Stitching


Kathy said...

Where to start?
The photo of your grandbabies is just precious. Now to remind your grandson about this protective feeling when he is about 12 with a six year old little sister tagging after him. :)
Love the little birdhouse finish. Gorgeous colors.
I can't wait to see your stitching on the Just Nan tin. Those are too cute.

cricket said...

Rene she is a beautiful baby!!! I love your cupcake finishes!! Hugs
Nancy Cricket Tucket La Frog II

Meari said...

Oh, I just LOVE Grow... That's going to be gorgeous when you're done. Congrats on your finishes. Those bears are cute. Oh, and your grandkids... Adorable!

Mel said...

Just Nan designs are always so great. Can't wait to see the progress.
The picture of your grandkids is so cute! I love that he calls her his "buddy" that is awesome. ;)

And... your bears are so unique. Great little project! (as always you are such a busy lady!)

Emily said...

The grand babies are getting bigger and your stitching is great. Think "grow" will be alot of fun.

Nancy said...

Can't believe I will be sharing pictures shortly...he looks so happy to be a big brother, instead of the baby brother!!! Tin is gorgeous and the May shelf will look super I'm sure! Cute cupcakes too.

Kim said...

That grandson is a cutie and the baby is precious. Hope he feels as protective with her when he is 9 and she is 3 stealing his toys....LOL! I can't wait to see your tin completed. The birdhouse is cute but I love those cupcake things. I had seen them but wasn't sure about making any. How hard are they to finish? I may have to give it a try.

Smoking needles as usual!


Sandy In Montana said...

What adorable grandchildren you have Rene. Of course, your finishes are wonderful. The bears would make cute diaper pin holders in a babies room. I love Grow and can't wait to see it finished.

Gabi said...

Your grandchildren are ADORABLE. The bears are cute, so is your little finish.

Carolyn NC said...

What an adorable picture! So cute. Love the birdhouse; can't wait to see GROW stitched, too! But I just love, love your cupcake bears!

Trecie said...

Maddie is sure growing. Can't wait to see the May shelf it already sounds interesting. The little cupcake bears are really cute.

Cindy F. said...

Oh Rene! Your grandchildren are precious!! I know big brother loves his new little sister:)
Cupcake bears are too cute!!

Katrien said...

Your grandchildren are adorable.
Home, Tweet Home is very cute, and will look great on your shelf. The newest tin looks amazing.
Katrien - ILCS