Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Hello, is it me you're looking for?

Well, it's been a while since I have posted.
A long while. I'm still here, I'm still alive!
So much has happened in our lives.
We've been busy, and life keeps moving forward, good, along with bad.
We keep our focus on God, and he always pulls us through.
So many updates!
Some I can tell you, some I cannot just yet.

*Last year was very difficult. We had some trying times, but our faith never waivered. My husband became ill. He had to have multiple surgeries. It was a very hard journey. We pray that he will stay healthy for many years to come. This journey has brought us closer, not only to each other, and our children, but closer to God, our Catholic church and church family, and our faith.

*We had started a small hobby family farm (sampler Hill farm on blogger)
Our whole flock of hens and ducks,  minus one duck were wiped out by dogs while we were away one weekend. Very upsetting! We are presently awaiting the arrival of our new baby chicks, due to come in the mail next week from Meyer Hatchery.

*I'm still volunteering for our church quilt and crochet ministry...but there will be news on the horizon for me soon. Something great, and I am very positive about what will be coming this year. A position I know God wants me in! More on that in future posts ;)

*Our Son has completed six full years of service to the United States Navy! He is now a veteran. Where have the years gone? We are so very proud of the man he has become!

*We have become Grandparents! Our Son and his wife have a precious baby boy, whom we have been chosen to be Godparents to. We are so very blessed. He is beautiful!

*I've crocheted a lot for our new Grandson, for church ministry, and I've also made quilts for the same. I've also done some stitching too. A baby sampler for the baby of course, along with a little piece for our 32nd wedding anniversary which we celebrated last month.

Now onto some photos!
The birth sampler I stitched for Paddy, our Grandson: the hungry caterpillar! You can find this chart by the whistling doe online if you do a search. Darling designs!

Some other things I made for our
A hungry caterpillar quilt..there's a theme going on here! 😀

Crocheted big granny square, with Lion brand ice cream big scoop yarn in mint color. Hat to match.
Hungry caterpillar cocoon (I followed along on youtube to make this adorable crocheted piece!)

 Taggie blanket :

 Baby bobble crochet blanket. I found the bright colored yarn at acmoore.

Blanket in blues

Box stitch crochet blanket:

I couldn't resist this soft whale fabric at hobby lobby! I added bumpy minky fabric to the back. Nice and snuggly for our grandson 😊

Our Grandson is so perfect, and such a blessing!
Patrick John! ❤️

The blanket I crocheted for our Son. So thankful and proud of him for his six years of service to our country in the United States Navy! 

Another lapghan I've crocheted:

Lizzie Kate design I stitched for our 32nd wedding anniversary ❤️❤️

Something I've started stitching on:
Heart and Hand by Brenda Gervais

My wonderful stitching tray filled with needful things! ❤️

I thank God for our blessings, to have gotten us through this past year, and for good things to come.
I wish you all a wonderful spring!


  1. Louise, it was good to see your post today. Congratulations to you and your family on the birth of your grandson. What wonderful handcrafted goodies you have created for him and for others. Thinking of you and wishing you a fabulous May.

  2. So glad you are back. I have missed your blogging. I pray that everyone in your family stays healthy and you have a wonderful year. God bless you.


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