Monday, June 27, 2011

Little Boys and Frogs

I just had to share this photo of our two favorite little boys--together!!  Yesterday on her way to Columbus, Ohio, our daughter stopped by Fort Wayne to see our son and his family and she took this photo.

I'm so tickled to at last have a photo of our two grandsons together. I don't know how Carolyn got a 3-1/2 year old and a 9 month old to cooperate so well.  Just wish we could have been there also.

Carolyn's husband started his new job in Columbus a week ago. She and Haiden stayed behind another week in Chicago, but now their family is reunited. We are so excited to have them so much closer to us. Haiden is excited about getting a bike.

As to frogs, I can't seem to get rid of them!!!  I discovered yesterday afternoon that I was off one stitch on the house on Ann Rayner.  That may not sound bad, but my goodness it was.  The house ran into the flower vine.  So last night the house walls were ripped asunder.  Hopefully I can begin anew tonight.  No new photo as my piece looks exactly like it did the last time I showed it to you.  (The steps were in the right place.  I was off with the house walls, windows, door, etc.) 

I'm trying to figure out what is going on that I can no longer count.  Earlier this year, I made another big counting mistake.  In fact, it was so bad that I haven't even told you about it earlier. Perhaps one day I will.  It is so big that it turns my stomach.  I keep thinking perhaps it is just a bad dream.  I will be doing major ripping once I can face the piece.

On the good news front, I heard from Teresa about the give-away prize so the goodies will soon be on their way to her.  I feel terrible that I heard from Jonette six plus hours after the deadline and after I had chosen another name. 

I hope your week is off to a good start.  Please wish me luck that the frogs have left my area.  I'll try not to send them your way.


Notforgotten Farm said...

adorable angel-babes you have there Ellen....look at the wisdom in their eyes!!! *and perhaps a little mischief too* :)

I have TREE frogs here at the farm...they are keeping me up at night, but I would miss them if they didn't come every June...sorry about your stitching woes...I, too have commited terrible counting-sins in the past ~ me thinks you're in good company!

Margaret said...

Oh my, what a wonderful picture of your two grandsons together! So cute! I know how glad you are to have Haiden and his parents closer to you. What a bummer on the frogs! I so hate them! I hope they stay away from now on.

Sherry :o) said...

how sweet and precious your grandsons are, Ellen. My mom says being a grandma is sooo much better than parenting on so many levels!

I hate when I make a big, big mistake. Sometimes if it's in the beginning, I just get a new piece of linen and use the other for something smaller. Good luck!

Nancy said...

Such cute little ones! Sorry the frogs have been into mischief at your place...they have been over at my place too! Hope they take a vacation soon! lol

Bertie said...

Oh adorable grandchildren Ellen, lovely picture:))
Yes the frogs, if you are like me you have to frog, but it is a pain:))

Barb said...

The boys are so cute!!What a blessing! My worst frogging story happened several years ago. I was stitching a haunted house for a Halloween project. Near the bottom of a VERY pointed roof , I counted wrong. It was only when the roof did not come to a nice point that I realized my mistake. One week later I was back to starting the roof!!!!Yes, I spent nearly a week frogging.

Mouse said...

awww lovely photo of them together ... and I had frogs last Saturday and spent it frogging restitching , frogging and finally restitched it right !!! love mouse xxxx

jonette said...

The boys are adorable! Happy Stitching!

Karoline said...

Gorgeous photo of the boys. Sorry to hear about the frogs