Saturday, April 26, 2014


Hello everyone!  I realize it has been quite some time since I last updated here.  

Well first of all my wonderful baby boy made his appearance almost 7 weeks ago!  We named him Thomas and he is the cutest baby boy a Mom could ever hope for!  I really can't believe that time has passed so quickly with him.  I won't go into too many details about his birth but the funny thing was he was right on time according to my due date.  Those Norwegians really have it down to a science to determine due dates because my little girl was born only one day after the due date they predicted for her also :).  Also we had scheduled a c-section for him at noon on his due date and he decided to make his wonderful arrival 3 hours earlier all on his own.  We were at the hospital for our second false alarm until labor decided to start in a BIG way.  I am lucky that he is very healthy and happy and has started to give me the most amazing smiles!!

I recently got to pass along the Lizzie Kate  "Life's A Stitch" traveling pattern to Sarah In Stitches but unfortunately I was so busy with my new little man that I didn't get to the post office for awhile.  But she did receive it all the way in the UAE and has already passed it along to the next lucky stitcher.

Also in stitching news my progress has slowed down to a snail's pace.   I have mostly just been able to check all of your wonderful blogs when I am up in the middle of the night feeding my little guy.  I have really been trying to be a more active commenter on all of your beautiful stitching.

 I have been able to get in a few stitches here and there and I was finally able to finish page 8 of Girl With a Pearl Earring!!  Here is the bad overall photo from my phone of both pages complete. 

And here is a close up of all 7,000 stitches completed.


I have since started on page 9 since it is pretty small and directly to the right of this page so I don't have to add any more grid line threads right now.  Eventually I want to get back to my HAED piece Mom and Baby Turtle but it is a bit too complex to work on the way I have to start and stop now to take care of my two wonderful babies :)  I am still in my new mom bliss though it has been hard trying to juggle both my lovely, active two year old daughter, and my new little man, but luckily my hubby has been a huge help.

Oh I almost forgot that we are also busy trying to get things ready to move to our next exotic country.  I know I have hinted at it so far but I am really excited about this move.  

I'll give one more is in ASIA!

That's not so much of a hint because Asia is huge but I will announce our new home soon :).  

Until then Happy Crafting!


  1. I'm so happy to hear the birth went well and your baby boy is bringing you so much happiness! :D That's amazing. Can't believe you have time for stitching! It looks beautiful so far. Thanks again for the traveling pattern!

    1. Thank you for your warm wishes! I love the way you stitched and finished the traveling pattern. Sorry again about getting it to you after so much time had passed...

  2. glad to hear all is well with your new little guy! Your WIP is looking great!

  3. Congrats on the arrival of Thomas! Good luck with your move and can't wait to see where you end up!

  4. Wow! Big congrats on your little arrival Thomas! I'm sure you are very busy with a new baby boy. Lovely stitching. I'm amazed you can fit the time in!! Hugs!