A hearty welcome to Baby Brooke Sapphire!
She was born two weeks early on Wednesday, August 21st after only 4 hours of all natural labor ( I'm so proud of DD#3) Here is DD#3 with 19 month old Amber and very new Brooke.
(Don't know why I didn't get a picture with son-in-law in it too-he was there and very happy)
Here is DD#1 holding her new niece. And Grandson is closeby keeping a careful watch on both of his cousins :)
DD#2 was on an Alaskan cruise and missed all the excitement.
Here are the happy grandparents!
Brooke's quilt is finished and barely in time. The baby shower is this Thursday and Brooke will get to attend in person :)
And the Birds of a Feather birth sampler is now completely finished and framed with name and vital statistics. It will also make its appearance at the baby shower.
We were able to follow thru with plans to visit Mountain Springs Lodge just outside of Leavenworth, WA on Friday with DD#1's family. We were treated to a wagon ride pulled by 2 Belgian draft horses-they weigh 2,000 lbs each!
Here is our wagon, driver and team.
Here is grandson getting to hold the reins and drive the team. Not bad for 8 years old.
After the scenic ride, we got a down-home BBQ meal including chicken, ribs, corn on the cob, baked beans, cole slaw, potato salad, cornbread, iced tea or lemonade and chocolate fudge pie dessert (can't remember the exact name. Suffice it to say it was delicious and rich!) OMG! I didn't eat for 24 hours after this meal.
I won a giveaway on Nicola's Scarlet Letter blog. The email notification arrived on Brooke's birth day. (I thought I should buy a lottery ticket as it was my lucky day)
It arrived promptly and I just love it! It is c. 1800 gift pincushion kit (small, fast to stitch and with all the linen and threads already here)
It says "The gift is small but love is all". Wonderful sentiments. Thank you Cheri!
One more finish-the wool applique project from my LQS weekend retreat.
I added the buttons and stripes on the flag (the original showed embroidered stripes on the flag). I love the way it turned out.
I know many of you are waiting for my update about the Debbie Macomber yarn shop and tea shop field trip. Which happened the day after Brooke's arrival. Well, I was busy with grandma duties and had to miss it. Oh, don't worry. I plan to go in the not too distant future and will give you an update and pics then.