Sunday, June 15, 2008

Grandpa's Little Helper and Monument Valley Progress

Last Saturday we had a family get together. My niece and her husband were here from OR so those that could be there were there. Of course Johnny, Ashton, and Addison were the 3 stars. Although Addison was only 5 weeks so she just was cute and had grown since I last saw her. The picture I am showing is of Johnny and his Grandpa, (my brother, Kevin). Johnny just loves his Grandpa so wherever Kevin was there was Johnny. In this picture Johnny is helping Kevin put the cooler away as we were closing up. By the way he had the cutest T shirt on that said "Ready or not Here I come. He was our social butterfly, going to all the pinicers at the park we were at especially if they had a child around his age. He kept us on our toes. We had a beautiful day. The storms did not come until after we left. Of course we saw by the clouds they were coming so we packed up in time.

Stitching wise I have made quite a bit of progress on Monument Valley. It's 3/4 of way done now and I really hope to have it done early next week. This is progress at 100 hours of stitching on it.

I also got RAK'd this past week Sue V from ESC sent me this off my wish list. I love it. She sent the pattern, the floss, and the material for it I can't wait to do it late fall or early winter.

It's been a busy week. I got to see Michelle again on Wed. Michelle and Kay came back to town on Wed. and stayed until Thurs. Then they went to Heather's and Friday Michelle flew back to OR to finish up her Internship. Later this summer her and Scott and their cat are moving to CO where both will work at Universities teaching Chemistry.

This past week we've had a lot of storms. We haven't had the floods in our county but all around us they did. Nothing compared to those in Iowa though. I was talking to a lady in church this morning who is visiting here from Iowa right where the floods are. She said where they are at they are okay but she can't try to go home before Thurs as she won't reach their home. My heart and prayers go out to those people it has to be devastating.

Well until next time Happy Stitching!


Marita said...

Awww Grandpas Little Helper is too cute!

Your progress is looking wonderful. Well done.

Barbara said...

That's such a cute family photo!

Your RAK is great - have fun with it! And of course Monument Valley is just breathtaking! You pick the most stunning designs!

Jen said...

Glad your family had a wonderful time. Your progress is great and I love the Snow-Hp-Ho piece. That should be fun to stitch.

Judith said...

Progress look great.
The RAK is also great.

Elaine said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful time with your family Barb. Johnny is a little cutie-pie!

Your monument valley is looking great and I just love the Santa you have been RAK with.


Margaret said...

Monument Valley is a stunning piece Barb. You must love seeing the landscape come to life.

What an adorable family picture.

Lennu said...

What a lovely photo, thanks for sharing! Oh the Monument Valley is looking great, you've surely been busy stitching!

Dawn B. said...

He had a cute little helper. I did a pattern some time back that said the same thing only it was about santa...LOL
wow !! 1oo hours in and it looks great.