My quilting thoughts and inspirations sprinkled with a glimpse of life down on the farm

Monday, July 9, 2018

FNwF...etc...

Friday night was the first chance I'd had to do some stitching for a week.
I'd just collected the latest block for the Whimsical Woodland Mystery Stitchery so it was the perfect thing to get into. And a happy coincidence that it was also Friday Night with Friends. I spent the evening stitching away in the company of like minded people from around the globe.
Thank you to Cheryll for hosting this event :-)
By the time I traced, found some stabiliser and finally got stitching, time was sneaking away on me, but it nice to make a start.
After taking this photo I decided it really did need a good press!
Now I have something to enjoy in the evenings this coming week.
Ahh, that's better!!
Although I wasn't stitching and sewing last week, I did get a bit of knitting done. I mentioned in my last post that I was off to vsit my son and his family.
I started this Milo vest while on the plane and continued on with it while at my son's. 
At ED's baby shower a few weeks ago, several of her friends expressed an interest in the wee vests I'd been making so I've decided to carry on making them. Soon there will be a glut of vests in my world and I'll move onto something else....
I've switched to this pattern without the buttons. It's not as quick to make, but just as cute!
I decided not to risk taking my big cable needles on the plane so started another one on the way home (was fairly confident the circular needles would get through security ok) —
It's taken me a bit to get used to the circular needles but I'm quite enjoying them now.
While at my son's I had plenty of time to play with the girls —
 — and had the odd cuddle with our newest grand-baby, wee Xavier, a whooping 10lb3oz, who was born while I was there :-)
The idea was that he would have already arrived for my visit but babies have a habit of deciding on their own schedule! It worked out well. Although the other nana was still there, there was plenty for both of us to help with!
Xavier didn't quite arrive on my birthday, which happened while I was away. Yesterday (back home) we had a nice little family get together for it. I have such sweet daughters :-)
Also while I was away I got my machine serviced..... I'm hoping to set it back up this week....
Happy stitches,

22 comments:

Lisa J. said...

Happy Birthday Raewyn...and congratulations on the new baby as well!

Raewyn said...

Thank you for visiting!!

Michelle Ridgway said...

So sorry to have missed you :( Congrats on the arrival of your new Grandson....glad you got some cuddles before coming home. The girls have grown so much. Happy birthday also....delish cake there. Sweet stitchery and beautiful snuggly knitting too xx

Fiona said...

Sorry we weren't able to get together.... it would have been fun but it looks like your hands were full anyway!!! What a big baby and just lovely. The girls are growing up so beautiful.... double beauty there...
I see you are still commenting and presumably ticking off the box... there is a lovely easy fix you must have missed...xx
Hugz

Leeanne said...

Congratulations Raewyn! Your family sure is growing fast.

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Happy Birthday. Baby Xavier is a big boy, how great to be able to visit him. Love the little vests you are making. They are so cute.

Jocelyn Thurston said...

Btw, your Holly Cottage is beautiful! And I love those little stitcheries too. Being a grandma is so great, heh.

kiwikid said...

Beautiful stitchery and knitting Raewyn, and happy belated birthday!! Congratulations on the new arrival, the twins are growing but still so cute!!

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

What a cutie ....super congratulations ❤️❤️❤️❤️

Janet O. said...

You have been one busy lady!
That is a really cute little stitchery. It would be fun to spend evenings stitching on it, and smiling at its cuteness. :)
I am impressed with your knitting. I don't know that I could even remember how to cast on!
Oh, those girls are growing up too fast!
Wonderful that the new arrival made it while you were there, and you got some cuddle time. That is a big baby--one ounce larger than my biggest!

Maria said...

Happy Belated Birthday and congratulations to all on the arrival of Xavier... Boy the girls have grown a lot.
Nice start to your stitchery and you've made a sweet blue vest with the cable.

Kerry said...

Big congratulations on the safe arrival of your newest grandchild!! And those vest look real cute Raewyn. Hope you get to the sewing machine soon. Hugs xxx

Bits of Stitching! said...

Very cute stitchery, and lovely knitting! Congrats on your new grand baby!

Anthea said...

Your grand-daughters are certainly growing up Raewyn... & woo hoo a new grandson, Congratulations!

Mystic Quilter said...

Congratulations on your new grandson and so good that he was born whilst you were there, add your birthday into the mix and you have an ideal holiday. The wee girls are growing up quickly Raewyn.

Ellie Merk said...

Congratulations on the birth of Xavier, that is whopping 10lbs 3oz. Great you got to get cuddles while you were there. Love the stitching, you are so neat. The vests look great too. Take care :)

Cheryll said...

You've been busy. Lovely post too...xox

loulee said...

Belated Happy Birthday wishes and congratulations on the new grand baby.

Suz J said...

Yay... when I heard about your adventures I really hoped the baby would come while you were visiting. And it did! Sounds like you had a great trip, and lots to keep you busy at home.

Joy from Days Filled With Joy said...

Happy Birthday and Congrats on the new arrival! So glad you were there :) Thanks for showing your lovely work too... :) xx

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Such a cute baby!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Congrats Raewyn on the arrival of your sweet baby boy and happy birthday to you . Boy your girls have grown so much,how wonderful you got to have a visit with them all. Beautiful work you have done my friend xx