Friday, March 16, 2018

Big News!

No stitching or craftiness to show in this post.  Been busy helping my sister and niece these last few weeks.  My niece had been hospitalized for a few days and when she was released to go home, she was not to be left alone.  I was able to help out and stay with my niece during the day.

She made it 32 weeks and 4 days!


These three baby boys joined our family today!
The babies weighed 3 lbs 14 oz, 3 lbs 10 oz and 4 lbs 4 oz.

Mom and babies are doing well.  
No word on how long the babies will need to stay in the hospital.

Thank you for all the prayers and well wishes.

Happy Weekend!

Sunday, February 11, 2018


Wow, I missed posting in January, so let me catch you up on what's been going on around here. 

I spent most of my time working on baby gifts for my niece.  It's hard enough to make gifts for one baby and making for three babies was a big endeavor.

My first time making sock monkeys.  I made one for each baby and the fourth one is for big brother.

Leaping Stripes and Blocks
Pattern by Moogly
Started January 8, 2018
Completed January 21, 2018
Yarn: I Love This Yarn from Hobby Lobby 
Colors used listed below

Dark City Blue
Gray Mist
Antique White

Dark Olive Green
Gray Mist
Antique White

Gray Mist
Antique White

My niece, her hubby and Little D (who turned 1 in September).  Her shower was Sunday, January 28 and she was 25 weeks when this photo was taken.  She is doing well, but is quite uncomfortable.  She's been on modified bedrest since December 11.  Since she is high risk, she sees her doctor weekly.  So far he has allowed her to stay home, but her doctor said she may have to be admitted to the hospital at some point.  The goal is to make it to 32 weeks, but my niece says she's ready now.  The doctor has been giving her pep talks each week and told my niece that for every day she carries the babies, it's two less days in the NICU.  

One year ago, Hazel joined our family.  I can't imagine ever being without her.

The past week has been filled with snow.  My area has had snow everyday since Sunday, February 5 and our weekly total now stands at 20+ inches.  The good news is that the coming week is supposed to be calm with no precipitation in the forecast.

Hazel and Hollie have really been enjoying the snow.  

Whatever the weather is in your area, please be safe.

Saturday, December 23, 2017


Hazel's 1st Birthday ~~ December 17

Prairie Schooler Ornaments ~~ Stitched Gifts Given to Family

 Merry Christmas


Happy New Year