Sunday, November 27, 2011

Our Sweet New Grand Baby

Hello & Welcome
I would like to introduce you to our Sweet Grand Baby Kylie Marie
She was born Wednesday morning at 5 am weighing in at 7 lbs 3 ozs. 

She is such a Doll and doing well considering she was three weeks early. I am thinking she would have been the size of her Daddy if she would have been full term and her Mommy is happy she was born early. Our son weighed 9 lbs 12 ozs when he was born almost 32 years ago. 

I felt very honoured to be asked to sit with her and our Daughter In Law the day she was born as our Son went home to have a sleep after a long night of Labour. The photo above was the first time I got to meet her and I enjoyed the day getting to know her. Isn't Life a Miracle... Blessings to you and your Loved ones!


Saturday, November 19, 2011

It all started with...My New Red Transfer ware Creamer

Well hello and welcome! My photos and post today started with me wanting to share my newest treasure. For some reason I have never located a red creamer to compliment my tea set. Last week I found one on Ebay and the shipping was not too bad so I snagged it for a good price.

I love the look of different patterns in the red transfer ware... I am putting the kettle you have time for a cup of tea?

                                                                      Isn't she a beauty?

I love my little Spode demitasse cups ... I only have three so I am always on the lookout for a fourth. 

The little framed stitched piece is so special to me... I don't remember where I found it but I love it. My Father passed away when I was 20 years old and he was my age now (53) so it really makes you think.... although I wish I would have had him share my adult life I know he is with me always.

Below are a stack of more plates just waiting to be used for lunch or perhaps a tasty dessert.

I hope you have enjoyed your cup of tea and Our short visit... please stop in again soon. Have a wonderful weekend filled with Family.. Love.. & Laughter!


Sunday, November 13, 2011

Holiday preparations

Welcome my Blogging Friends! Although it is early for me to start preparing for Christmas I thought I had better get started locating the Christmas Decor items we had saved for the Condo. 

Of course I just had to pick up some new items as well.. ; ) These little brush trees are so perfect for our colour scheme I picked up three of them at our local Winners Store (TJ Maxx to most of you) $5.99 each..what a deal!

I have offered to decorate the Lobby and a table in Our hallway so I am still getting to do what I love.... Decorate!

This display is located on a table when you get off our elevator on Our floor so I get to see it every time I am too lazy to take the stairs.

I loved using my red's in this arrangement and I found the skate at Winners too!

I Love this little skate!

The stores seem to be full of the silver & Taupe themes this year and I am loving the look. 

I wil try and take some shots of the Lobby as it turned out Fabulous if I don't say so myself! 

When do you like to start your Holiday decorating? 

Well we are off to visit Our three Grandson's today as they are in town visiting. I can't believe they are growing up so fast! The oldest is 16 and the twins are 12. We are anxiously awaiting the arrival of Our fifth Grand Baby in early December and Baby's older Sister just turned 2 so we will have a wonderful time over the Holidays! 
Have a wonderful week ahead... Blessing from Our home to Yours..

Thursday, November 3, 2011

The Girls Own Annual

Thank you for stopping in again today my Friends! I am sharing with you my copy of The Girl's Own Annual. My Mother In Law had given it to me as she knew I would treasure it. It was her Aunt's and was given to her in 1913. 

It is full of great stitchery patterns and stories about life in the early 1900's.

My vintage crocheted pieces below are great examples of some of the patterns included in the Manual.

My intention was to add these pieces to some of our pillows but it has not happened yet but who knows... I may get it done this winter.

This section of the book shows how to crochet the top of a chemise as the next two examples show. The first nightgown is ankle length and has the crocheted trim on the bottom.

This piece has not been finished but again I am hoping to add the cotton section to finish the nightgown.

I hope you enjoyed a glimpse into my treasured book. Thanks for leaving your comments!