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I'm a mother of four grandmother of seven and great grandmother of one. I have many hobbies and interests but gardening and rug hooking are my main interest at the moment. I live with my husband in the house that we built with the help of my brothers and have been married for 51years.

Monday, September 30, 2013


My granddaughter Jordyn gave birth after midnight last night. I visited her in the hospital this afternoon.  Both mother and son are doing well.

The baby opened his eyes after eating a little bit. He weigh  7lbs 12 oz at birth.

My granddaughter is just radiant with joy. You can tell that she has the motherly instinct.  I think that she will make a great mother.

  A tired but  happy new little family.

 Dad was caught off guard while holding his baby boy.

I was so glad to see two friends visiting my granddaughter. I hadn't seen them in so long.

 This is Audrey and Linda, two great friends.

Just a little bouquet to welcome the new great grandson.

Now for the other updates.
I finished  putting the fringe on my pink scarf last evening and I took night photos of the scarf and also my Childhood Memories rug. All I have left to hook is a tiny section of the Dick and Jane little school book on my rug. I can't remember what the cover looked like. My memory isn't that good. lol...

The pink scarf was knitted for a cancer survivor project  that Yaya of Whispering Pines was hosting on her blog.
I'm waiting for an address to sent the scarf to as soon as possible. I'm not the world best knitter and my tension is not always even. It all depends how tired I am or if my arthritis is acting up.

This is what I have done on my Childhood Memories rugso far. It has been a very slow project... I seldom find enough time to hook during the day. If I choose my colors in the daylight, I can hook at night. My eyesight has difficulty with subtle shades at night. When I have it completely finished I'll write what each vignette means to me in an other post.

Thanks for stopping by and leaving your comments. I so appreciate it you taking the time to comment.
Have a great week.


  1. What a precious family and congratulations on your new great grandson...He is just adorable....

    Your pink scarf is so pretty and you are just a jewel to give of your time to knit this for someone else....

    And your childhood rug is a work of art....I can't image the time it has taken you to do this...What a treasure to leave your children....

    By the way, how are all the calves doing?

  2. Congratulations Great Grandma! That is one handsome baby boy, you are blessed...Julia, I am so impressed with your memory rug, it really is a work of art...I do indeed remember Dick and Jane...Your scarf is lovely and I am sure it will be well received...Sending hugs from Maine...

  3. Congratulations on the new great grandson! I got so excited when I saw you mention your rug , I have been following this rug and I think it is awesome! I know your children will love it, be sure and write out what each scene means and put it in an envelope and attach it to the back?

  4. Congrats to you and your family on this new addition! Beautiful baby boy! Thanks so much for doing the pink scarf and I'll email you my address! I'm excited! The rug is super amazing. I just think it's such a great idea and you can see all the time, effort and mostly love involved in it. Thanks again Julia for the scarf!

  5. Jordan does look radiant! soooo precious .... a great Grandma! congratulations, Julia!

    I love the pink ... very feminine .. I wouldn't know a ... tension? looks beautiful and I'm anxious to see your finished rug with all the details.

    That is really a great idea as well as an accomplishment. calves and rugs and scarves and great g'babies... busy busy busy ;)

  6. Congratulations GREAT grandma!!!! That is awesome. Such a beautiful little man.
    Your scarf is beautiful, it looks so soft!

  7. What a beautiful baby! Congratulations!
    I love the pretty pink scarf!
    I really love your rug, and hope to see the post you do of its story!

  8. congratulations, great grandmother!!! so happy for them and you! your scarf is so soft looking. what a sweet, comforting gift...

    and i admire that rug so much! it is so detailed and so good!!!

  9. Congratulations! Another new baby in the family! How wonderful!!! Oh, and really cute too.

    Your Memory Rug is so lovely! It may have taken a long time, but is soooo worth it. You've done a great job with both the designing and hooking. It will be a treasure forever!

  10. Perfection! The beginnings of another wonderful family! Congrats to your status change too! ;-)
    Lots of memories put in your Memory rug.... both the subjects you hooked, and also what was happening in your life while you were hooking it!

  11. Congratulations, Julia! Such a sweet little baby, and such a wonderful rug! Can't wait to hear about all the vignettes! Sarah

  12. congratulations Julia a great grammie! Everyone looks happy and healthy. you rug looks amazing and I be you are happy to be coming to the end of it. who ever gets your scarf will love it.

  13. Congratulations to the whole family,on your newest member! How nice!
    Your projects are also amazing! Hugs!

  14. Congratulations! Great Grandma! Wow
    The new family look very happy.
    Can't wait to see the finished rug - it is awesome!

  15. Congratulations on the new Great Grandson. He is beautiful and Jordyn looks so blissful. The rug is amazing. Have you picked out a place of honor for it to hang in your house?

  16. Your grandson is just perfect. Your grand daughter is just lovely holding that baby. I love your rug, it is so pretty and I can't wait to hear the story behind each scene.
    You hook so nice.
    Your scarf looks very pretty too. Your plate is still full Julia. Your newest grandson and your great grandson will be so close in age. That will be so much fun.

  17. Congratulations Julia. You're not old enough to have a Great-grandchild. What a sweet little family, oh to be a young mother again.

  18. Welcome to the world to the precious new addition :)

  19. What a young-looking little family! Congratulations on that new great-grandson!

    Thank you so much for all the comments you leave on my blog.


  20. YOu are making good progress on your rug! Even though it is slow, slow progress is better than no progress!
    My new great nephew is so cute! I got to hold him last hight when I visited!

  21. Hi Julia! Congratulations on the new great grandson! He is just adorable! Love the scarf! Your "memories" rug has come along very nicely. I love all the little vignettes! Thanks for sharing!

  22. Congrats !!! nothing like a new baby!!! He is beautiful!!! Your rug is awesome also.

  23. So exciting. Congratulations on being a great grandma. Your granddaughter looks so young. What a beautiful baby. Love your childhood rug. It's is amazing. (((((HUGS)))

  24. Congratulations! The baby is adorable and looks like you are also a very talented crafter. I appreciate you stopping by my blog today and the follow and kind words. Looking forward to getting to know you -- I know we have some great mutual blog friends!

  25. Congratulations Great grandma! What a sweet young family! Such a beautiful new babe.. Such blessings! Love the pink scarf! Very pretty shade of pink.. Your rug is wonderful!!! Enjoy your evening, im soon off to bed!

  26. I leave town for a few days and look what happens...you become a great grandmother! What a sweet family! Your scarf is yummy, and your rug ...well, it is just amazing! Such an accomplishment!

  27. Congratulations girlfren. I know you must be so proud. That's a beautiful little family.

  28. Congratulations sweet Julia...he is adorable!! Mom and dad look so happy. Your scarf and memory rug are both beautiful! Hugs

  29. Congratulations on the birth of your great....what a beautiful legacy you're leaving:) Huge love and grace and blessing to the beautiful little family! Hope October is a wonderful time for you and all your lovies.
    Your handiwork is as lovely as that dazzling heart of yours:)

  30. So, so precious!!! Congratulations Julia on a beautiful new little Great Grandson That is GREAT news!!! And your handy works is amazing good work!!!

  31. I can't believe you're a great-grandmother! Congratulations!

  32. OH I feel terrible that I did not come by sooner to congratulate you on your new great grand baby. I must be the last one in blog land to know.
    Congrats to you and your beautiful granddaughter. Another baby boy in the family. How wonderful! He is adorable and so lucky to have you as a great grandma.
    Love the pink scarf. When in the world did you have time to do it.
    Your rug is gorgeous and I love it when you show us new pictures of it.
    Amazing you finished it already even though I know you feel like it has been a long process.
    I have missed you but as of late I just have not been on the computer.
    Hope your well and enjoy your weekend.
    Love ya

  33. Congratulations on the new baby in the family - so much for you to look forward to getting to know each other. I had'nt been to your blog for a while so this is a late catch up, your scarf is pretty - I am learning to knit so knitted a scarf in scrap wool from ebay (white) but then unravelled it all so I can practice again! I have heard about the pink scarf project and am hoping to be good enough at knitting to do one too soon - a number of blogs are doing this, it's such a great cause, Betty

  34. Dick and Jane were on a Blue book, Dick on a scooter, I believe,,,,maybe yellow. Jane was on a tricycle in front and a little to the right of Dick. Spot was just behind / to the side of Jane and trike....I believe that little sprigs of green grass spirited underneath. ...... Now, I could be wrong on colors, but this is what I remember. Red trike?

    1. Thanks Nan, I really do appreciate this information. I love to read so much when I was a kid that I was only noticing what I was reading. English was my secondary language.


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