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Thanks for coming to my Blog! I am a Daughter of a King, Daughter, Sister, Wife, Mother of five, MomInLaw of two, and Gram of three. Designing and creating feeds something inside of me! This blog will be sharing about my faith, my family, my life, my creations and collections. I am on a journey to learn balance and will be sharing about that as well. Enjoy!

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Project Progressions!!!

I have made progress on my purse I told you about!

wasn't sure what I was going to do in that center empty area, and then I saw something on the blog
 gentlework ~ By Christine Kelly
She makes beautiful very rustic natural vintage style art pieces that are embroidered. And when I saw her bird on a limb, I knew I wanted to do something like that in here. 

I still have more to do. I fuss too much about how to embellish what, and this was different than what I had in my head before I saw her bird project. She embroiders lots of birds and beautiful things. Here is a picture of her bird.

Isn't her work just gorgeous??? Mine won't have the same look or feel to it, I did mine differently and she is so much more accomplished at this than I am. You should go look at her amazing blog.

Here is a close up of my bird and some of the items I will use to embellish, when I get to finishing it! I wanted to make it soon after I arrived in Germany since I need a bit larger purse to carry a bit more in while I am here. But it has taken me longer to get it finished because...

Look who arrived!!! Isn't she gorgeous??? She is so sweet and lovely... Like her Mom and her sisters! 

Grandgirl*3 arrived last Sunday, and that is why I not embellishing! I am holding the baby, 

Playing with her sisters,

And trying help out around the house and yard so SonInLaw*2 doesn't have to do everything. Grandgirl*1 has been a great help, holding the baby in her lap when the baby is sleeping and other things are calling for the attention of the adults, like naps for Mom and Dad and dishes for Mimi. She will be a great help to her Mom when she is not at school.

I don't post pictures of myself much on here, but this is a favorite assignment of mine just now.... We love and adore these three grands!! I miss them since they live so far away, but we are lucky enough this year to be able to see each other a few times. My stay is about half over! The baby dress is the highest priority on the sewing list right now, besides getting better sleep so I can better help! 

But when I use my new purse, I will always think of my visit here when our "little bird" joined the family! 

will show you the purse when it is completely finished! Have a great day! Hug and kiss those you love when you have the chance! 

Hugs to you, friends!


  1. Hi Betsy,
    fisrt of all ...congratulations to Grandchild Nr 3 and congratulations to the happy parents :O)
    your work in progress looks beautiful!
    Have a lovely rest of the week,
    Love and hugs and blessings,

    1. Claudia ,
      We will.... So much to do in the next week ... So much fun to have!
      Thanks for coming by!

  2. I love the photograph of you and the darling little girl! She is beautiful. Have a wonderful time with your grandchildren, every minute with them is precious. You'll have to work on your gorgeous purse when they are sleeping :-). xxx

    1. Oh. We are having such fun. Making some great connections with the girls. I love it.
      Nice to see you here!!!

  3. Both purse and baby are just beautiful - as are you my friend! What a memorable time. And yes, that bird is going to be perfect. Now I need to go check out what Christine is showing off:)
    Have a wonderful visit and safe travels.

    1. Thank you for your sweet compliments, the girls are SOOO adorable!!!
      What till I lost what we did today!!!
      Such fun!

  4. Betsy !! Congratulations to all of you !!! The baby is adorable, so sweet and her sisters...so cute. Precious photo of your daughter and the new born. I love the photograph of you and the baby, can't believe you are a grandmother, you look so young and beautiful :) !!
    Wish you a lot of fun and happiness.
    It's so fun to know you're so nearby now....
    Your embroidery is beautiful, I really admire the work of Christine, it's so serene, I found her blog a few months ago.
    Your bird is great. The purse will be beautiful.

    Hugs and Blessings to you and your loved ones, dear friend !

  5. Wilma,
    You are so sweet! I have such wonderful blog friends! It is so good to spend this time with our daughter's family. Always such a precious time at the birth of a new baby.
    Thank you for your comments on the embroiderie, it has been fun to see that even though I am not very good at it, I can still make something I like! I can learn new tricks!!! Thanks so much for coming by! I wish I could visit all my European blog friends while I am here!!!

  6. Beautiful, beautiful, BEAUTIFUL!! Oh my goodness, Betsy, that little baby is just precious. Congratulations and I am so happy you were there for her arrival. Your little purse is absolutely adorable. Can't wait to see it complete. Hugs and love!!

    1. This baby is so sweet, I don't want to go home !!! Enjoying every minute I can hold her!!!
      Thanks for coming by!!!


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