Saturday, January 31, 2009

I Won! and This and That....

Yay! I won Bingo in my ILCS group this time. It's been forever since I've even been close and I was so surprised when it happened today. You know, sometimes, it's just the little things in life that can brighten your day. :)

This is a needlepoint freebie I stitched by Laura J. Perin. I changed the colors around a bit & I haven't decided how to finish it. Possibly a flatfold or a small pillow? Canvas isn't quite as easy to manipulate as fabric so suggestions are welcome!
I've been writing periodically about happenings in our family with weddings and graduations this year, and I'd like to show my youngest DD.
Here's DD with Indiana in 2000 and Montana this year....

This is my whimsical, perky, honest, and definitely funny baby. Forgive me for seeming proud, but she's a sweetie. She's also doing really well in college and hopes to finish a semester early. We're blessed to be able to see her and BF fairly often, as they're not too far away.
When I mention whimsical, I just love this costume she came up with this year. Last year she was a Smurf. You don't get the full effect as this isn't the entire costume, but you get the drift....


Here at the recent wedding of our close friends over Christmas....


And just playing around with the camera outside....


And I promise to quit posting pictures of our new puppy, as you're probably getting tired of them, but I do have one last picture to show for a while.

Now tell me, how could you not love this face????



29 comments:

Rene la Frog said...

Congrats on winning BINGO!

Your DD is a stunning beauty!!! and keep those pictures comming, never get tired of seeing everyones family, both 2 and 4 legged members.

Beth said...

NO! You can't stop posting pictures of Montana!! We need to see him mature each day! As for that face, I think it's a Golden thing. Everyone tells me that Kasey is too cute to resist.

I love the Laura J Perin. The colors you chose are great. Is that from her website?

Hugs,
Beth

Lou's addictions said...

Montana is sooooo cute, I love doggies and am adopting one from the local shellter too.

our DD is a stunning girl, no wonder you are proud of her.

Gabi said...

NOOOOOOO....you can't do that. You can't simply stopping posting pictures of Montana. He is so cute, and I would never ever get tired of seeing pictures of him.
And your daughter is a real beauty. She looks adorable. I love her charming smile. And I can see why you are proud of her...and right you are.
Oh...and also congrats with the Bingo :)

Terry said...

Congrats on winning Bingo!! Your DD is beautiful and very photogenic. Keep posting pics of the beautiful puppy. He's so cute he makes you want to grab him for a big cuddle!

Kathy said...

Congrats on winning Bingo AND on the finish. I just love the colors you used. It would make a gorgeous pillow.

As for the other photos. I for one would love MORE of Montana. I would never tire of puppy pics.

Oh and before I forget, your DD is a beautiful young lady. :)

karen said...

congrats on bingo!!

Very pretty DD and she sounds like alot of fun! gotta love that! And congrats to her finishing early, gotta love the kids with such drive!

love the pics of Montana, i want one too!!!

Terri said...

Crats on Winning.. And You have to keep posting pics of Montana I love him and love puppies. Your dd is beautiful. And your stitching is absolutely beautiful.

CameoRoze said...

Beautiful stitching, beautiful daughter, beautiful puppy.
Beautiful life!

Cameo @-->-->---

GoldenAngelsWorks said...

Great pics... gotta love Montana...

Kelly said...

Congrats on winning bingo! Your embroidery is fabulous, love the colours. I just love Montana!

J Rae said...

Great finish, but I agree with you, canvas is much harder to manipulate, so finishing can be a little tougher.

Beautiful daughter and always adorable pup! :-)

StitchinKat said...

How could anyone get tired of puppy faces? You have beautiful children too! Congrats on your bingo, and the canvaswork piece is lovely...those are my kinda colors! I have a biscornu to stitch, then I plan on starting my Blue Bayou...still want to SAL?

I always get my canvas pieces framed, except for the one still waiting to be pillowfied...don't know if my sewing machine can handle it! We should ask at the LD about if they have suggestions.

Katrien said...

Congrats on winning Bingo.
Lovely pics.
Katrien - ILCS

Nancy said...

Great photos all the way around! I have done one canvas piece too, well it's still a UFO, but they are lots of fun.

Dawn said...

Your daughter is an absolute doll! beyond pretty! I love the puppy, keep the pics coming!! congrats on the bingo win and the gorgeous finish!

Michele said...

I love seeing all the pictures! Your daughter is lovely. Isn't it grand to like the people our kids turn into :)

and keep showing us Montana :)

Shari said...

love the stitched piece. Such pretty colors. Your daughter is a beauty. Be thankful she likes to be photoed! The dog is adorable too. As a dog lover, I don't mind the pictures at all!

Chris said...

Love the colors you used on the Laura J. Perin freebie, it looks great. Nice pictures of your DD and Montana. You can never show too many pictures of a cute puppy.

Meari said...

Great pics of your DD and the puppy! Congrats on winning bingo :)

Shelley - ILCS said...

DD is beautiful and so photogenic. Keep the puppy pictures coming. Too Cute!!

Theresa said...

HI Carolyn
Your daughter is very pretty and Montana is just adorable.

Wendy said...

Congrats on winning Bingo!
Your DD is a beautiful girl! Nice to share the pictures. And the dogs looks so cute!

Cindy said...

I never get tired of seeing pics of animals and pets!!! So don't stop posting! I love the costume your DD came up with! It is great.

Congrats on winning at Bingo!! Wish I could win something sometime! LOL

Love the stitching as well, I love the colors!! I personally think that would make a great cushion or pillow!

CraftyT said...

Awww no one would get tired from looking at cute puppy faces. I love the one futher down of Montana in the snow. Looks like fun!
Natasha

Von said...

You have to keep posting puppy pics as they grow far too fast! :)

Your daughter is adorable!

Chiloe said...

Jeez: kids do grow up fast ... Emma is 8 and a half this year and she's also a sweetie. It's nice to see some kids can grow up and stay the nicest kid they always been !!! Your DD is truly beautiful !!!

RuthB said...

Aww, mom you can be proud. Definitely. :)

gertru said...

super cute puppy!Thanks for your comment on my blog!