Sunday, August 8, 2010

I'm back!!!!!

Hello everyone! It has been around two months since my last post. I had just returned from rughooking camp in Tyler, TX.  Did I mention I had a great time? Well, it was a great experience and great memories made with friends, Ginger and Jo.  Ginger and I will be going to Fredericksburg, TX in September for another great Star of Texas Rughooking Camp. We can't wait...already mentally packing our suitcases with what we need to take with us.

After rughooking camp, I started getting the nursery ready for the new granddaughter expected to arrive in July.  Started with painting the walls a light pink.  Ashlee found nursery bedding on the internet she really like, but it was out of her price range. So like any good Mom, I said, "Oh, I can make it". We found similar fabric at a local quilt shop, The Savage Quilter. Bought a pattern and proceeded to make the nursery bedding for Emma's room. Here is the finished product...Ashlee was very pleased!!!

We replaced the closet doors with a curtain of the same fabric as the bedding.
Covered wood letters with fabric and added rhinestones. Painted picture frames in coordinating colors. I stitched a child's prayer and put glittery, painted stars around it on the wall above the baby bed.
Also made the small quilt draped on the back of the baby bed.  And I can't forget the rocking horse my SIL, Sharon, made for Emma.  She matched the color scheme from a picture on the website where Ashlee saw the nursery bedding. She did a marvelous job!!!!
June was a busy month with little time to rughook or stitch. But no complaints here, 'cause when July came it was time for Emma to arrive.

She was born on July 13, 2010 at 6:00pm.  She weighed 6 lbs 1 oz and 20 inches long.  Just beautiful!!!!! Her first pictures at the hospital, not like the hospital pictures taken when I had my children.

She is now 3 1/2 weeks old and the center of attention.  I see her just about every day (maybe missed one or two in the past 3 So for now she is at the top of my list of priorities. 
Babysat Emma Aug 7 while Mom & Dad went to dinner
Dressed to go shopping with Mom and Nanna
I still do a little stitching and rughooking late, late in the evening. I am doing a craft show with my friend, Ginger, the first weekend in September, so trying to get some things done. Will post some of them in the next post.

Glad to be back to blogging. Have a great week and stay cool. It has really been hot here. I'm ready for some nice fall weather.



  1. Oh she's precious and her nursery is lovely. Her cheeks look so kissable! Enjoy her.


  2. OMG is is just the cutest thing.
    What a beautiful nursery she has too.
    Isn't being a grandmother such fun.
    Now don't spoil her too much.

  3. You did a beautiful job on the nursery and what a beautiful girl Emma is and I know you are enjoying each and every moment of being her Nanna!

  4. Oh wow what a cool nursery for Emma and to think Nanna made the bedding - Just beautiful - you certainly have been busy - Enjoy the time you can share with your new one! Glad to "hear" your back!

  5. Beautiful pics of Emma! So sweet! Love how you decorated the room too... and that little rocking horse is so cute!