Wednesday, 18 September 2013

Our new arrival

Oh I wish I could get myself better organised, you'd think that being retired I'd have plenty of time to sort myself out but time keeps rushing by and I get nowhere. But, never mind, I still manage to do the important things.

First of all let me introduce you to Alexander Samuel Lee, born on September 4th, our 5th grandchild.

He weighed in at 7lb 7 and a half ounces on what would have been my Dad's birthday and he is gorgeous. Sharon had to have a caesarean but she is doing well, I can't wait for another visit so I can have a cuddle again.

A couple of weeks ago I was lucky enough to win Gaynor's giveaway, the prize was a $25 gift certificate from 123 stitch and this is what I bought.

These will keep me busy now that Autumn is here, sitting warm and cosy by the fire stitching is one of my favourite things to do in the evenings.

I was also lucky enough to win a chart that Julie was passing on over at Needlecraft Haven.

This is LHN Little House on A Hill and as you can see I couldn't wait to start it, thank you Julie.

I finally finished LHN Season of plenty so now I have to decide what I want to do with all four of them. They are made up into cushions on the chart but I think I might try and frame all four together.

I loved stitching this one the colours are so pretty.

L&L Noel is coming along, I have managed to put a few more stitches into her, not as many as I'd have liked but she's taking shape.

DH and I have had a few days out which has been lovely. Apart from a visit to Chester to visit our new grandson we also spent a few hours visiting the National Motorcycle Museum looking at the old bikes and bringing back many memories from my youth, oh those were the days!!

On Saturday we spent the evening on a steam train on the Great Central Railway at Loughborough. This was a Christmas present from our daughter Kim and included a six course meal which was delicious. We arrived to be greeted by this old steam train.

And this is a quick peek at the dining car.

Although we didn't travel very far, the whole journey and meal took three hours as we stopped along the way to eat at different spots which was a good thing when they were handing out the soup.

So all in all the past few weeks have been really good and I got discharged from the hospital too.

Life is good,

take care all,