Monday, November 1, 2010

Garrett's Family Record Sampler

Another road trip--my second since my back surgery!

On Thursday, Tom and I went back to Fort Wayne for a few days. Our daughter and her family were there also. (They stopped on their way to Toledo for a wedding.) The photos in the last post were from our few days together. The time went by all too quickly.

One of the gifts that I took Garrett this time was his birth sampler--the Family Record Sampler. I had all but his name and birth information stitched before he was born. I even had the frame ordered.
On the back of the frame, I put a piece of paper showing Garrett's lineage back to his great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-grandfather, Garrett Anderson, who settled in Accomack County, Virginia in the 1600's. (If you were counting the "greats", you'd know that Garrett Anderson is our Garrett's 11-times great grandfather!)

Of course, I can't resist also showing you a few more photos of the newest addition of our family.
The following two photos were taken last night.

First is our son, Stephen, with Garrett. Our daughter brought Garrett the monkey outfit that Haiden wore on his first Halloween.

Poor little thing--looks like the "activities" wore him out.Today will be a busy day for me. I'm shipping out the automatic charts, plus I'm starting physical therapy for my back.


Margaret said...

What a beautiful sampler! And all the more special knowing that Grandma designed it! It must be so cool to know your ancestors back so far! Love the Garrett pictures -- what a cutie!

Good luck with physical therapy!

Lisa S said...

Ellen the sampler is gorgeous!! What a wonderful treasure you have created for Garrett!
He is just so precious!

stitchenmylifeaway said...

I have this design and never though of using it this way. It really fits my thoughts for a birth announcement.
Garrett, is so lucky to have a wonderful family and a Grandma who is smitten.

Patti said...

The sampler is just SPLENDIFEROUSLY GORGEOUS, as is Garrett. What a beautiful child and very lucky too.

All my Love
Patti xxx

Roberta said...

Garrett is just so sweet.

Love the sampler

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous sampler. What a great heirloom for him! Garrett is such a doll. :)

woolwoman said...

The birth sampler is gorgeous Ellen - a beautiful sampler for a beautiful child. He is one lucky boy to have such a fine lineage. He is truly blessed as are you and Tom with 2 fine grandsons. take care Melody

Kathy said...

The sampler is just fabulous! And what a treasure for young Garrett have. Especially when you show him the 400 year history of his name!! Awesome.

Barb said...

The sampler is so beautiful and the new Grandson adorable! Grandchildren are such a blessing!