Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Freebie Finish

I started this freebie back in Nov. or very early Dec. My friend Jennie & I were working on it together. We have not been able to get together to stitch because of the holidays, but I picked this up yesterday & decided it needed to be finished. And...that is what I did. About 9pm last night, I put the final X's in it. I am real happy with how it turned out & I cannot wait to see how Jennie is doing on hers!
Now, to decide what to work on today. I have so many projects that I want to finish & so many, many more that I want to start!!!!! Decisions, decisions......

Monday, December 28, 2009

Package mailed has been received

I just received word from Mylene, that she received the birthday gift that I sent her. I know it arrived late, but I know Mylene understood WHY it was late. I am so very thankful that it arrived. She & I have had trouble with the mail service between the two of us!
I made her a scissor case. This was the first time for something like this & it was challenging, but I think it turned out pretty good.
Happy Birthday Mylene!!!!

Friday, December 25, 2009

MERRY CHRISTMAS/Christmas Eve Finish

Merry Christmas to all! I am an early riser & cannot sleep in for the life of me. Sooo....decided I could post an early morning greeting & show a couple pictures.
I babysat for a dear family all day yesterday. She had major surgery, so I had to be at their house at 5 am. Yes, 5 am!!! It is amazing how much stitching you can do when the kiddos are still sleeping!
I started & finished this piece yesterday. I had to finish it up last night, but that was not a problem.
After we all got back home yesterday, we decided to go to town, just for the fun of it! We were all done shopping, but we were bored!!! So, we went to Kohl's & Walmart. Neither store was overly busy! We then stopped & got pizza to bring home for supper! Yum!!!
I am also posting the rest of my 12 days gifts. Kathy did a super job!!!! I love each & every gift! Thanks so much Kathy!
Thanks to all for your friendships! I truly appreciate you!!!!!
Merry Christmas!!!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

TRIPLE FINISH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

As most of you know, we had our triplet grandsons with us from the 6th thru the 18th. Daddy & Mommy got back late on the 18th. So, the evening of the 19th, after things settled down around here, grandma started stitching baby ornaments.
I just got done putting the final touches on them! I am happy with how they turned out & I think their daddy is pretty happy with them too.
Merry Christmas to each & everyone of you!
Thank you for your kind comments & friendship thru the year!!!

Monday, December 21, 2009

Gifts Received, 12 days exchange, baby update

I received a very tasty gift in the mail today!!! My friend Carol sent me some of her homemade caramels. They are wonderful!!!! I am being nice & sharing with everyone. She also included a yankee candle tart that smells wonderful!
I have now opened 8 days worth of gifts in the 12 days exchange. My partner, Kathy B. sent me wonderful gifts each day. I am not certain which gift was which day, but I will add the pictures so you can see my wonderful gifts!
We are no longer caring for the babies. Daddy & Mommy arrived back late Friday evening. They stayed here, with us, until yesterday afternoon. They are now over at her parent's house for a few days. Our son is spending quite a bit of time over here thou, enjoying playing games with his brother! (game system games...not sure what they are called!!!!!)
We thoroughly enjoyed our time with the boys...bonding!!!!!! What a special gift our family has this holiday season. Babies make the Christmas holiday all the more meaningful!
I am working on the ornaments for the babies. I have 2 totally stitched & am working on the 3rd tonight. I will post pictures after I get them all finished!!!!! (the next day or two!!)
Also, almost forgot to add....I received the second ornament exchange package last week in all of my busy-ness!! Sally sent me a stitched ornament & also a wood one. I love them both & have them on my stitching tree!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

12 days of Christmas

I am involved in a 12 days of Christmas exchange in one of my yahoo groups. Yesterday was day one of opening gifts.
My partner, Kathy, sent me a real pretty apron. It is perfect, because I do lots of baking.
Today, I opened a bar of goat's milk soap. It is perfect too, because I love the smell of goat's milk products. I use their lotion all the time!!!
In honor of the apron, I baked some strawberry bread this am. The babies were sleeping in & the kids I babysit were eating breakfast, so I utilized my time wisely!
I also finished stitching a gift!!!! Woohoo!!! I know it is going to be late, but the person receiving it knows the situation here at my house right now & I am sure she will understand!
Have a great day!!!

Monday, December 14, 2009

A Day in my Life with Triplets

good morning! A few people have asked why I haven't updated my blog lately. Well, as some of you know, we have our triplet grandsons staying with us for a couple weeks. Yesterday marked an entire week. I thought I would take a minute to give you an idea of what my days are like, in the life of triplets.

I get up at 4:45 each day. (that is our normal get up time. I get up with my husband) As soon as he is out of the shower, I get mine. I come out to the kitchen & start my coffee & get the boys cereal/fruit ready. By 5:30, they are starting to wake up, one by one. (usually) As I type this, one is awake, but I am trying to hold him off a few minutes.
In any given day, I feed 15 or so bottles. One of the boys is a slow eater, so the bottle for him may take nearly an hour sometimes.
I change an average of 21+ diapers per day.
I bathe all three of them.
I do one or two loads of baby laundry.
In between feedings, I have to wash the bottles they have eaten. And then, the bottles need re- made.
They eat cereal & fruit with the breakfast bottle. They eat cereal & veggies with the evening bottle.
We try to have them in bed by 9 each night. By ten, we are both totally wiped out & we hit the bed. Some nights, a little sooner.
I have found I get about 5 or 10 minutes per day to stitch. I am so far behind on my stitching, it isn't funny!!!! but, you know, I don't mind. These babies are worth the lost time. They are too precious & before I know it, they will be going back home & my house will be quiet again.
Oh! Forgot to add, that besides caring for these boys, I am still caring for my normal day care kids. So, 2 days a week I have 2 here, the other 2 days, I have to go pick up a kindergartener & bring him here. On those 2 days, my husband is working from home, so he can care for the boys while I am gone.
He is a big help with the boys.
Ok, I have stalled this baby long enough. (he is on my lap now)
I hope to have a stitching update sometime soon, but it may be a while!!!!
I am busy being grandma!!!!!!!