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Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Trip and Stash!

We are back from almost two weeks in Alabama.  It was amazing to meet our new little grand daughter , Hannah and spend time with her big brother, Caleb.  When your choice of climate is cool and cloudy, the Southeast was very hot and humid , not really to my liking.  I have great respect for those of you who do live there.  That's what makes our country great, diversity! My DH did lots of projects for our DIL and I huddled inside where it was air conditioned with the children! There is a nice little needlework shop in Huntsville that I was able to visit.  I really wish I had time to go to the one in Decatur, but not on this trip.  I am so glad I did not stitch the flowers on Hannah's sampler, as my DIL and I changed  the colors  quite a bit from the charted colors.  When I finish, I'll show the final product.  I have stitched a lot on a Halloween project and will show the photos in my next post.  Today I'm starting August Word Play, then I'll finish the Halloween project, and finally Hannah's sampler. Thanks so much for joining me today!

 Three of my favorite people on this earth!

 Beautiful Hannah!



 Handsome big brother who just conned Grandpa and Grandma to another jump!

 When it is 96 degrees, nothing beats ice cream!!!

We spent a day at a cavern.  Caleb had gone earlier this summer so he made a great guide!





As I was shopping and talking to the clerk about my love of Halloween stitching, she said look what just came in the mail, you might like one. 

 Stash!( I'm stitching the cat in black for my DD who has a little black cat named Inky.)

 Doesn't that look like fun!!!!!
 I hope you are all having a good week!  For those of you in other parts of the country and even England, stay cool!

24 comments:

  1. What beautiful grandchildren. That Halloween stash is SO you Barb!

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  2. Hi Barb...sounds like you had a great trip despite the heat.

    Hannah is so cute, and I know you all had a great time getting to know her. Sounds like you had a great time also with Caleb, and you even managed to fit in some needlework experiences.

    Welcome home!

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  3. Lovely trip! I also like cool and cloudy!

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  4. Little Hannah is soooooooooooooo cute!
    Big brother looks excited to hold her too. :)
    Great pics, thanks for sharing.
    Marilyn

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  5. Ohhh, wonderful stash. I got the issue too but haven't decided what I want to stitch yet, love Halloween so they are all tempting. I've also got some of the Prairie Schooler patterns as well, seems we have similar taste. :)
    Sue

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  6. what a gorgeous baby!!! i want one soooo bad!

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  7. Your grandchild are just precious. Glad you had a great time visiting them. The cavern looked really cool to see.

    Awesome stash too!

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  8. Awww.. Such cute grandkids ! Glad you had such a wonderful time with them ! Love all your new stitching stash !

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  9. Sorry our weather was hot for you in My Bama Barb! lol Beautiful new grand daughter and grandson. Great stash! I live south of Birmingham and have been to the shop in Decatur, only once with a friend. It is a great shop!! Hope you can stop in there next trip.. Please visit again in Winter!!! lol can't wait to see pictures of your stitching...

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  10. I'm so jealous of the halloween stash you got. I want to stitch that prairie schooler bat from Boo Moon so bad. Your grandchildren are so cute.

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  11. Glad you had such a nice visit. Your grandchildren are beautiful!

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  12. Congrats to you for such lovely grandchildren and wonderful Halloween stash
    Greetings from Germany, where it's very hot at the time

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  13. Oh, how wonderful! I just love the photos of Caleb and Hannah--two beautiful grandchildren! You are very blessed, Barb, and how nice that you could help out for two weeks.

    Really nice stash you bought--love those PS designs :)

    The humidity in the east has been especially bad this summer--I can't imagine how you would react if you weren't used to it! The older I get the more it bothers me, too!

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  14. Wee Hannah is lovely! What beautiful eyes she has!
    I have been stitching hens and chicks on a tea towel for a friend's kitchen, having just finished a Christmas piece. A while back I bought a lovely crow pattern for Hallowe'en. I must start that soon!

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  15. What a sweetie pie is Hannah, Barb! What a blessing to your family! Glad you got to see her and Caleb and that you got home safely.

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  16. What sweet pictures of Caleb and Hannah! I remember a trip to Luray Caverns many years ago -a perfectly cool place to spend a hot day. You picked up some wonderful stitchy stuff too. :)

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  17. Oh Barb, how wonderful that you were able to spend so much time with your grand-children. Hannah is such a beauty little baby and Caleb a very handsome little man. Thanks for sharing all the lovely family pictures.
    Great stash that you brought home!

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  18. Barb what adorable grandchildren you have.
    That first photo is just so sweet where Caleb holding his baby sister while a proud grandpa looks on :)
    I hope you can visit with them again soon.
    Nice that you managed a little stash shopping too!
    Margaret

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  19. Congratulations on your wonderful new granddaughter - lovely family!

    That's some good-looking stash you got...hard to resist all the cute Halloween stuff, it seems to get more popular every year!

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  20. What beautiful grandchildren.

    Great stash too.

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  21. Hannah is beautiful!! I can't wait to see what color the sampler flowers will be. It looks like you had a wonderful visit.
    Lovely new stash too :)

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  22. Well! I missed this post completely and good thing that I found it. What a beautiful little girl! And big brother looks like a very responsible guide. Those caverns! The stitching book! Halloween! Oh boy, oh boy!!!

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  23. Hannah is a beauty! Lovely eyes!

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  24. Awww! Your grandkids are beautiful Barb! So nice to have your little grandson show you around the caverns. Great new stash too!!

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