Wednesday, December 10, 2008

This and That

I spent a delightful morning baking buns with my grandaughter,Kai.
Here the buns she made are ready to be baked. The finished product.Her first try was a success. We have been invaded by Pine Siskins.
We have two feeders like this and they are always full of birds.
The picture is not the greatest quality.it is hard shooting against a bright sky.
This is some of what I do when I put the camera down.
The verse in the picture is as follows-
AND SHE BROUGHT FORTH HER FIRSTBORN SON,
WRAPPED HIM IN SWADDLING CLOTHES,
AND LAID HIM IN A MANGER.
Luke 2:7
This picture is probably my all time favorite.
It took me four years to complete.
The stitched area is 19 in.by31 in.on 16 count aida.

22 comments:

Betsy Banks Adams said...

Ruth, Your buns look delicious.. I'm sure that your precious granddaughter loved cooking with Grandma!!!!

I'm very impressed with your cross stitch pieces. One of my best friends does cross stitching also. That last one with the hummingbirds is absolutely MARVELOUS!!!
Hugs to a talented lady!
Betsy

nina at Nature Remains. said...

That's a beautiful cross stitch! And quite an accomplishment.
Do you ever use photographs to create a design to stitch? (you could!)

Michele said...

Oh my... your grand daughter is the sweetest adorable little girl I have seen in a looooong time. Look how proud she is to be holding those buns! What a sweetie!

I used to cross stitch a long time ago but have stopped it as my seizures became worse but one day I would love to start it up again when I or if I get better again... your work is beautiful!

Thanks so much for coming by when I was ill.
(Hugs)
~Michele

George said...

Your granddaughter is a doll -- I'm sure she is fun to have around. Your cross-stitchings are gorgeous. You don't need a camera to make beautiful pictures.

Lynne at Hasty Brook said...

Yum- those look good!

Your cross-stitch projects are fabulous. I have'nt stitched in years. Maybe I'll pick it up again!

Anonymous said...

Needlework! Now I didn't know that, it's very beautiful. And so is your little granddaughter.

Ruth said...

Thanks for sharing pictures of your granddaughter. What a sweetheart! and what a winning smile she has. Baking, stitching, birding, bus driving, being a grandma...you are busy!

Leedra said...

The last x-stitch is gorgeous, only a x-stitch understands what 16 count aida can do to your eyes.

Arija said...

Ruth your granddaughter is a sight for sore eye! My goodness what a pet, with love shining up at you taking her picture. What a blessing to have your own special Christmas elf to help with the baking.
Love your stitchery. I used to do a great deal of it while my eyesight was good enough.

Shelley said...

That wide smile on your granddaughter's face is precious! What great memories you are making w/ her. And I love that cross stitch!

Barbie ♥ said...

Kai is simply a cutie pie! Neat to bake buns with Gramma!

We have the siskins, too. They aren't shy and I enjoy them - good shot with the bright sky background!

What talent, Ruth - both needlework projects are gorgeous - is the first cross stitch? And the second crewel? Love them!

Dave's Bird Watching Blog said...

You are multi-talented, Ruth! The pine siskin invasion looks fun. How neat that they load up on the feeder like that! Mmmmm...do the buns arrive warm if FedEx-ed?

Thanks for including your verses for us to enjoy. :-)

Tina said...

What a delicious and creative day! Such fun making yummies with the grandchildren :) and oh Ruth your stitcheries are beautiful..such patience..hats off to you! That floral picture is absolutely wonderful and I love the composition and distribution of colors...You are so talented with all the photos and stitchery too! I'm in awe! Thanks for sharing..loved your post today!!

Anonymous said...

Lovely Christmas post, Ruth! Very sweet pictures of your granddaughter (I think you two must have a lot of fun together). Your cross stitch is exquisite - I really like the hummingbirds and the flowers.

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Ruth: Kai is a cutie. I'm glad you stopped by and appreciated your comment. You also have a neat site and I hope to visit again.

Becky said...

Your granddaughter is a doll Ruth. I bet you had a great time making the buns. They look wonderfully delicious. I LOVE homemade buns!
The pictures you did are beautiful. I don't have that talent, but sure do admire anyone who does.
Pine Siskins are plentiful here too.

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Kahshe Cottager said...

Ruth you are an artist both with your camera and your needle! Simply stunning work!

Your little granddaughter is a honeybun too! What fun you must have had judging by the smile on her face!

Mary C said...

What a precious little granddaughter you have. She is adorable. Any chance of sending a few pine siskins down to my neck of the woods? I haven't seen any for the past 4 or 5 years. They don't come this far south very often, but it sure has been a treat when they have visited my nyjer feeders. Beautiful stitchery, Ruth. I enjoy it, too; but I probably won't be able to pick it up again until after I retire. 16-count aida? Phew! No wonder it took four years to complete. And your Christmas stitchery is stunning, too. That is one of my favorite verses.

me ann my camera said...

Your needlework is very beautiful and I can understand why the Hummingbird one would be a favourite! And of course another favourite would be your sweet little granddaughter, how cute she is and how proud of her baking success.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Mary said...

What fun to bake with your granddaughter! She's adorable :-) I love your stitching work! That Madonna is really lovely! The flowers and hummingbirds are great too. Such a lot of work, but such a sense of satisfaction when something is done fianlly!

me ann my camera said...

Kasi is a beautiful little girl and she must enjoy helping her grem so much. Those rolls must taste extra delicious. Hoe fortunate you are to hasve a grandchild nearby. Thank you for your continuing support of my blog.
Ann