Saturday, April 30, 2016

Something I thought would never be

The words me and grandmom in the same sentence.   Little William Geoffrey was born yesterday morning at 10:18 a.m., 8 lbs., 8 oz., 21 1/2 inches long with a healthy set of lungs.

Such joy.  We were making the drive out for (3 1/2 - 4 hours) the scheduled c-section, planning to leave home around 7.  We got a text the she was in labor around 4:45 a.m.   We left a little quicker than intended and arrived to meet our first grandchild.   


Just the whole miracle of life is so mind boggling that two cells join and make this!    This is now my wall paper on my iPad and cell phone.  

OK, I guess I just could continue to gush but I will do my best to suppress it.  Needless to say we are over the moon with little man.   I just wish they didn't live so far away.   I see many a weekend trip in my future.  

To catch up on last weekend, I was at my semi-annual retreat to Salty Yarns in OCMD.   It was another great weekend.   Weather did not allow for stitching on the porch rockers and I really missed that.   However, there was much laughter and fun with friends (24 of us!), great food, good times.   

I picked up my pre-stitching for a Betsy Morgan class in June.   Not much to it and easily doable.    I hope to finish up once I am back home. 
This is the finished piece which I just really liked from the time I saw it on Swan Sampler Guild last summer.  Do I need it, no, but that is a whole other issue.  This will be my first Betsy Morgan class and I have been told it is a real treat to have her as a teacher.   She did speak at my guild earlier this year and I got a preview of her teacher style.   She is a very sweet, talented and sharing lady.    I am looking forward to the June class.




Something else from OCMD.   My friend Diane from Tennessee makes the semi annual trip to meet us at Salty Yarns.  She gifted us with these pretty project bags.  She picked them up at the marketplace at a retreat she attended in Marietta GA.   They are from none other then Faye at the Caroline Stitcher.   I have been a follower of her blog for years.   She does beautiful finishing and  I love the top stitches and embellishments she adds to her finishing.   Each of our bags had different linings and I should have photographed the french seams on the inside.  This present was doubly wonderful to receive.   (Thanks again Diane!  You are the best.)


Finished my second cup of coffee and time to head to the hospital for some more snuggle time with little man. 

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

One of the first rules of being a Grandma is that you are allowed to gush as often and as much as you like! Glad that everything went well. He is a beautiful baby. Congratulations to everyone.

Pat

Justine said...

Congratulations - he's a cutie! Your stitching is lovely and why not treat yourself to the class? Sounds like fun. I love Faye's finishing too, especially the project bags. How generous of your friend to gift you one!

Cathy said...

Awwww. Congratulations on your new grandson! Best wishes to the new mom and dad too.
Cathy

Robin in Virginia said...

Congratulations on the birth of your grandson! What a cute he is and truly a precious gift. Glad you were able to get to your retreat! Your pre-stitching looks great and love your project bag (great fabric for a stitcher). Enjoy the time spent with the new man in your life.

Stasi said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!

Blu said...

Congratulations to you and yours!

Annie said...

Congratulations on becoming a grandmother! Two of my daughters (28 year old twins) recently got married, and I can't wait to be a grandma:) Enjoy that beautiful baby!

Terri said...

Congratulations!!! HE's adorable!

lynda said...

What a precious baby! Being a grandma is the best thing in the world! Congratulations to all!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations, Grandma!

Lynn from Lamplighters

Brigitte said...

Congratulations on being a Grandma for the first time. It's an overwhelming feeling. And he is such a cutie.
Great stitching projects.

Carol said...

Lovely stitching and an even lovelier little grandson! Congratulations to you--I so hope I have that chance some day, too :)

Weronika said...

CONGRATULATIONS! Such a cute! You've made a very lovely stitching.

Lillie said...

Congratulations! What a bundle of joy. He's so handsome.