blogging vacation ~ not quite back!


Hello Friends! I have been on vacation in Texas since December 23 and thus been on vacation from blogging .... obviously. I just realized I haven't posted here for a month - yikes! We are still visiting our families and won't be headed back to Philadelphia until January 8.

I'm currently stitching on my Autumn Leaves wip (just a few more stitches to go) and when I return home I will update other progress photos and get caught up on all your lovely blogs.

Stitchy highlights of my vacation so far include discovering a wonderful book of redwork patterns at a half-price bookstore,


learning to knit with my Grandma Bonnie (photo above),

and becoming the proud new owner of my first pair of Gingher scissors!

I hope you are all enjoying this new year ~ I know you have many needlework projects planned for 2007 and I can't wait to read about them all with you.

14 comments:

Mary Kathryn said...

Learning to knit from your grandma is a beautiful thing Rachel. I got very teary-eyed thinking about both of my special grandmas, the who knitted (Ailene) and the one who didn't (Ella)!

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Vonna said...

Awww, what a special thing to remember your Granny....
Neither of my Grannies knitted that I know of...but they were both wonderful cooks and I had many lessons by their sides.
I miss your posts! Have a wonderful visit with family!

Stitch or no stitch said...

How wonderful that your grandma taught you to knit. These are truly the things memories are made of.
Your redwork book looks lovely & what a great bargain. Have you picked your first project from it already?
Enjoy the rest of your stay with your family and to you and all your loved ones a very Happy New Year 2007.
Margaret

Annemarie said...

Thanks for sharing the lovely picture of you and your grandmother. I can't wait to see the beautiful things you will be stitching from the redwork book!

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S said...

Wonderful picture, brings back such wonderful memories. I have great vacation and safe trip home

Wendy said...

I love the pic of you and your Grandma! What a wonderful way to learn a new craft. I hope you had a wonderful vacation.

Sharon said...

Great photo with your Grandmom knitting. Something special to always treasure. Can't to hear more!

Cathy said...

Lucky you to own a pair of Ginghers! The redwork book looks like an awesome find!

I hope you are enjoying your visits with family and friends.

Anonymous said...

Your Grandmother looks like the late Gov. of TX. Ann Richards. Great weather for Christmas in Tx. Hope you had a safe trip. GB

DonnaSews said...

Do learn it knit. This is how you will keep the craft alive. I learned from books, but I do share with anyone who asks. Your blog is great and I will add you to mine..
Enjoy!!

Margie said...

I enjoy your page! I got your link through Lydia Norvell, an in-law of yours. Take care & love the patterns you've done.

Renee said...

Are you back now Ruth Rachel? I wish you a pleasant and blessed Sunday. I long to read you again.

Barbara said...

It's great to see you blogging again! I missed you!

This picture of you and your grandmother is just so beautiful - I miss mine so much! It gives me a very happy feeling to think of a friend learning how to knit from her grandma - what a wonderful bond between the generations.

And that redwork book makes me drool! ;)