Sunday, May 18, 2014

A Week Later.....

Thank you for all the notes and blog comments about my last posting showing some of the samplers in our family room.  I have put Snooty Parrots aside for a while to work on my new teaching project, Kindred Spirits.  

I have been stitching up a storm on  this new project.  I've stitched the three bands that will go inside the tiger-maple divided carrier.  There are three bands, one long and two short because there are three divisions in this beautiful carrier.  I'm now working on the needleroll.  There will be at least two more "goodies" to go in the carrier.  I'll  take some photos once I have more to show.

Many of you have told me in the past how much you enjoy seeing family photos occasionally.  It's been a while since I've shown  any, so I thought I'd show you some we took on Mother's Day last Sunday.  

Our daughter invited us up to her home in Columbus for a picnic lunch in her backyard.  After that the "boys" played baseball in the backyard.  Then it was off to the school playground which is across the street.  (How convenient is that?) We were loaded down with baseball things, scooters, and Garrett's tricycle.  

Haiden, Carolyn, and Tom

Haiden and Garrett

Stephen and Garrett

Carolyn and Haiden
 Then it was off to Graeter's (a short walk from our daughter's home) for ice cream.

Greg, Carolyn, and Haiden  at Graeter's

Tom and Stephen at Graeter's

Garrett and Michelle at Graeter's
(Do you see my reflection in the window?)

Me with my children and two grandsons

A fun time was had by all!  This was the first time in about 20 years that I've been able to spend Mother's Day with both my children!  I loved it and hope we can do it again!  Our daughter Carolyn and daughter-in-law Michelle were so sweet to share their Mother's Day with me.  Thank you!


Margaret said...

Thanks for sharing your Mother's Day pictures with us. It's so much fun to see all of you enjoying your day together! I hope a big family gathering on Mother's Day becomes a tradition for you all! Can't wait to see your new project!

Barb said...

Just wonderful photos of your family. The boys seem to get cuter with each photo if that is possible! How wonderful that you could all be together.

Annette-California said...

What a beautiful Mother's Day you had! Looking forward to seeing your new project too:)
love Annette

Marilyn said...

What a great Mother's Day you had, glad you had fun.
The boys are getting so big!
Very nice pics, thanks for sharing them.

Melissa said...

What a lovely family of families! Glad you had such a great Mother's Day!

Melissa said...

What a great Mother's Day for you! You have a lovely family!

Vera said...

What a great Mother's Day Ellen -- looks like so much fun. Thanks for sharing. Looking forward to seeing your latest project!!

Vera said...

What a great Mother's Day Ellen -- looks like so much fun. Thanks for sharing. Looking forward to seeing your latest project!!

Karoline said...

Looks like you all had a wonderful time