Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Isabella Jasmin Clemente

My Granddaughter

Isabella Jasmin Clemente
September 25, 2010 -- 4:10 am
8 lbs. 9 ozs.
20 1/2"

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Isabella's Baby Quilt

When I got home yesterday I had this gorgeous baby quilt for Jennifer's Isabella waiting for me from my friends in my stitching group LDI. Here are pics of their blocks and the finished masterpiece that Deb created. We thank you all from the bottom of our hearts. The pictures are beautiful but the quilt is even more so.

center of quilt

so cute baby animal material
with prairie point edging (my favorite)

Spotted Leopards
from Beth - Maryland

Bald Eagle Chicks
from Carroll - Wisconsin

Red Foxes
from Deb - Kansas

Mountain Zebras
another from Deb - Kansas

Ocelot Kittens
from Debbie - New York

from Great Grandma June - Tennessee

from Grandma Sandy - Tennessee

Brown Bears
from Joan - Arizona

from Mariann - New Mexico

from Sandy - Missouri

Bobcat Kittens
another from Sandy - Missouri

Vicki - South Carolina

The Masterpiece

All patterns came from the Endangered Young'uns Book by Gloria & Pat.

Jennifer and Isabella will always treasure this quilt. Thank you ladies.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Cross Stitch Quilt Blocks


little Miss Teddy for Isabella

Lion - for LDI
Wild & Free by Linda Gillum
14 ct White Aida, DMC Floss

Thursday, September 16, 2010

The Waiting Game

Velvet's investigating


giving up

tuckered out and sawing logs

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Happy Birthday To Me

52 and Still Going

12 1/2 months

by Marie-Therese Saint-Aubin
My Birthday Present To Me

gorgeous peonies
cross stitch patterns

red velvet cake to celebrate

It is a beautiful sunny day here in Middle Tennessee, mid 80s and low humidity, can't get any better than that.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Christmas Shopping on Labor Day

We had a perfect 3 day weekend. The weather was gorgeous and I worked at the racetrack Saturday and Sunday so we shopped all day Monday. We made our trip around Nashville stopping at every TJ Maxx, Marshall's, Ross', Target, Penney's and JoAnn's we could find. Left home at 8:45 am and got back at 8:00 pm. Here are a few great bargains we found. What a great day we had!

Target -- flower water sprinklers
picked up 3 of these lovelies

TJ Maxx -- 2 angel birdbaths

and the best of all
a tiger rocker for Isabella's 1st Christmas

To make it an even better day, Jennifer met us when she got off work and shopped the evening away with us. By the time we stopped at Ruby Tuesday's for dinner we had filled up the trunk and most of the back seat. After eating dinner we all came home and collapsed.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Cross Stitch Quilt Blocks


Jennifer's Baby Quilt - LDI
The Lions
Endangered Youngin's, Gloria & Pat
14 ct White Aida, DMC Floss

Jennifer's Baby Quilt - LDI
The Tigers
Endangered Youngin's, Gloria & Pat
14 ct White Aida, DMC Floss

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Ready for Baby

All We Need Now Is The Baby!

here's hoping the ultrasound is right
picture perfect gorgeous outfit

and all the rest of the clothes

2 of Mom's crochet afghans

stuffed animals Jennifer kept from her childhood

figurines she has bought over the years

more figurines

cross stitch care bear and garfield

bumper pads Mom made last week
Jennifer's favorite Scooby Doo
the teal in the material matches the walls perfectly

Scooby and care bears awaiting their playmate

more Scooby

Only 5 weeks more to go and we will have a new addition to our family. We are all very excited for her to get here and let the spoiling begin.