Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Welcome Baby Brooke!

 
 
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.



More news-
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.


 

22 comments:

Cricket-bug Corner said...

She is beautiful! congrats!!

Barb said...

Teresa, I'm so happy for all of you!!How great to have her sampler done and the quilt almost finished!!Poor Little Hannah's sampler is still at the framers!!Congratulations to your family on the new addition!!

Annette-California said...

Congratulations to your family and the arrival of baby Brooke. Brooke's quilt is beautiful and her birth sampler is so precious. What an exciting time for you and your family. I love that you got the name, weight and date already quickly stitched - looks great.
love Annette

Brigitte said...

Congratulations to the whole family. What a beautiful new bundle of joy. And little Brooke already has her own quilt and birth sampler.
Grandparent duties are the best reason I can think of for missing the trip to Debbie Macomber's yarn shop, lol.

cucki said...

Congrats to the whole family ,,,aww and such sweet quilt and pretty sampler for the little angel.looks great
Big hugs x

Chris said...

Welcome Brooke! Her quilt and birth samplers are just gorgeous. I love your applique project and it looks like you have been out having some fun too :)

Ann said...

Congratulations on the new granddaughter--and for getting her quilt and birth sampler ready for her! She will always know she is cherished. And Grandmother duties always trump any other activity.

Margaret said...

Congratulations on the arrival of your new granddaughter! I loved seeing all the pics of the proud relatives. Lovely quilt and birth sampler as well! The trip looks fun as well. Love your wool applique too!

Vickie said...

Thank you for sharing your happy, happy post with us! Congratulations!!

Jan Gartlan said...

How special. What a pretty name

Sherry said...

She is adorable! Congratulations!

Dani - tkdchick said...

What a beautiful new graddaughter and she's already quite spoiled both a quilt and a sampler!!!

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

Congratulations all around on the birth of beautiful Brooke! Love her quilt and sampler!

Emma/Itzy said...

congratulations on the new addition to the family!

Linda said...

Congrats on the new arrival. She is gorgeous.

Linda

Marsha said...

Congratulations to everybody! I love the name Brooke. The quilt and sampler are really nice. Great colors.

valerie said...

Congratulations on Brooke's arrival! She is a cutie! I adore your birth announcement finish! BOAF had some wonderful designs out there. Congrats on your gift from Nicola. Your plate of bbq looks scrumptious!

Beth in IL said...

Congrats on the new grandbaby!

Catherine said...

Congrats ~ she is beautiful!

Giovanna said...

Congratulations, what a lovely baby!

SoCal Debbie said...

The baby quilt and sampler are lovely! How exciting that the baby gets to attend her own baby shower!

Vonna Pfeiffer said...

What a darling blessing to welcome to your family! She's a gorgeous addition :)
CONGRATULATIONS!!