Sunday, May 13, 2018

Mother's Day and a Special Birthday.....(457)

Happy Mother's Day to all you mothers and grandmother's!!! I hope you are able to spend the day with your loved ones while being lavished with appreciative gestures thanking you for all you do! And...that you can show that love and appreciation to your own mothers. We are always in a quandary as to spend these special days with my parents in Baltimore or stay home to be with my older daughter and her family. This year we are staying put.....we have two new grandchildren to celebrate with! is also Asher's 10th birthday!!! Yes, I'm going to say it....where does the time go? It seems like yesterday I got the call that he was born and packed my bags to drive immediately down to Richmond to meet our first grandchild. My poor hubby was on a home inspection, in an attic and couldn't answer his phone. I called the realtor who yelled the good news up to him through the attic access!!! Asher was tiny...only 4 lbs. 9 oz. but oh so sweet!!! No health issues and was able to come home in two days. He has grown into a wonderful boy with a kind and caring heart, a thoughtful mind and physicality that amazes us all!!! He also "bleeds" baseball! Last night he got to be a guest announcer at the Richmond Flying Squirrels baseball game (he's the one with the hat). 

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Adding as an official Stroll piece is his birth sampler, stitched in 2008. My daughter wanted a Noah's Ark theme and picked Lizzie Kate's Noah's Noel. I tweaked it quite a bit so it wasn't "Christmassy". I changed the wreath on the front door to a flag, added elements from the Trilogy's Zoo Line-up and some JABCO buttons. I also added the rainbow and saying around the perimeter. The crocodiles are special because he's had a huge "Croc" as his stuffed friend since he was a baby. Happy Birthday dear Asher!!!!

On the stitching front, I have been busy working on two birthday gifts. They will be delivered this week and I can then share them with you. I'm a week behind on the Red Band SAL, but hope to catch that up soon. I have been working on an exchange piece for the PSS retreat the end of this month. I still need to do the nun stitch edging and then it will go around a spool. I don't now any info on this piece; someone designed for a friend of mine's Guild and, knowing my love for bees, she passed it on to me. I had to adjust the height a bit to fit on the spool I had and I added the JABCO bee button in place of a stitched one.

Rich took me out for breakfast this morning to The Egg and I---it's the first time I've ever had to bring some leftovers home with me. It was delicious but waaaay too much food and too good to let go to waste. We are going to my daughters for dinner to celebrate our two special occasions.

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by and your "twisted threads" of friendship!



  1. Happy Birthday to Asher and Happy Mother's Day wishes to you, Stasi! I like the bee piece you stitched for the PSS retreat exchange. The Egg and I sounds like a wonderful place to eat.

  2. Happy Birthday Asher! It is my mother's birthday today also. :D
    Happy Mother's Day Stasi!
    Your bee piece is great!

  3. Happy Mother's Day, Stasi. Enjoy the day with your family. Happy Birthday to Asher. I really like that bee piece!

  4. Happy Mother's Day and how nice to share it with Asher's birthday... your stitching is lovely as always...I really like the honeycomb pattern over the bee... what a great detail!

  5. Happy (belated) birthday to Asher! How exciting for him to be a guest announcer! :)

  6. I can't believe how big Asher is...I haven't seen him in quite a while obviously. So glad he loved his pillow, but what young man wouldn't who loves baseball. Great seeing you this weekend and I love, love, love my birthday/wedding gifts. As usual you are far too generous. But I loved all and appreciate it.