Wednesday, 30 December 2009

A new Grandson and a new journal

I hope everyone had a lovely Christmas, maybe not quite as unusual as ours. We were spending Christmas day with my sister and her husband as well as around twenty other family members for lunch and dinner. When we arrived my sister was very unwell and ended up spending the day in bed, we all rallied around and managed to sort out lunch. My dear eighty five year old mother was allowed out of hospital, where she is receiving treatment for depression, what they failed to inform us was that she was also suffering from incontinence, bladder and bowl, whilst on her medication. That created a few dramas, but all in all everything went off reasonably well. I finally fell into bed around midnight when my daughter rang, 'Mum I'm going into labor' was the cry down the end of the phone. The best laid plans of mice and men go right out the window when a baby arrives fifteen days early. Needles to say I wasn't at the birth of this grandson as all of the babysitters who were lined up to look after my grand daughter were away. My dear little grandson arrived on Boxing day weighing in at seven and a half pound. Mother and baby doing well, RoRo recovering, I'd forgotten how much work is involved in looking after a gorgeous three and a half year old.



















The photos above are a few of the pages in my new journal that's available on my Etsy site. I've been working on this one for weeks now, they are so involved but I love every minute of their development.



Above, a very proud RoRo and Xavier James.




These are part of two packages that arrived over the Christmas break, I'm looking forward to working with both. The bezels are from Judy's Red velvet etsy, I'm looking forward to adding the Ice resin to these. I love the designs around the ones standing up.
The other package was from Christina, who kindly sent me these 'stencil papers' to try. I usually give them a coat of acrylic paint on both sides then use them as stencils with my decorated papers. There are some wonderful designs in this group.


I hope everyone has a lovely new year, we are celebrating with friends in Daylesford with temperatures expected around 35 degC so it will be a warm one. Catch up in 2010.

28 comments:

Chrisy said...

Congrats to you...what a precious little boy...but gosh what a Christmas you had...no wonder you're still recovering...hope the New Year is less dramatic!

Jo Archer said...

Congratulations Ro, he looks beautiful. Hope your mum is feeling better.

Doreen G said...

Congratulations Ro---How wonderful to have a Christmas baby.
He will definitely get spoilt won't he.

yvette said...

lots of pages to fill with happy things in the new year!

glad to "know" you!

yvette

Lisa said...

Beautiful!

Found art blog said...

Oh My!! Do you have a "Ro Sitter" by chance? I think you need one!!!

Heather said...

What a hectic and traumatic Christmas you all had - so glad you all managed to enjoy yourselves in spite of everything. Congrats on the safe arrival of your newest grandson - he and his mum look so lovely. The bezels and stencil papers are great and you will have a good time using them. Your latest journal is the best yet, I think. Hope your mum is making a good recovery - I hate it when the necessary medication causes such awful problems - poor love.

Laura Kay said...

Congrats on your new grandchild! Glad that both mom & baby are doing well. It is amazing how tiring a 3yr old can be. Makes you wonder how you did it!!
Your work is SO very inspiring! Your books are unbelieveable! Thanks for showing your work here.

Textile Art Showcase said...

Congratulations on the dafe arrival of your new Grandson. Congrats on a beautiful book too. You and your daughter are both very clever!

Terri Kahrs said...

Ohhhh, My! Sounds like it's been a very eventful end of 2009 for you, Ro! Glad to hear that your Mom is OK, and pleased as punch to help welcome Xavier James! OMG! He's GORGEOUS!!!! Happy, Happy 2010! Hugs, Terri

erin said...

wow!!! that's an event filled holiday! congratulations on the baby!!
thanks for visiting my blog...it's so nice to meet you and after perusing your blog a bit...all i can say is you are one talented, color filled girl!
looking forward to getting to know you better in this new year...
erin

Jan said...

That is a gorgeous piece of work! Your new journal is pretty fabulous too;-)

Julie said...

Welcome to Xavier James and congratulations to your daughter. He is beautiful.

Your journal is stunning. I hope you have a wonderful New Year and enjoy every minute of your beautiful new grandson.

Lost Aussie said...

Lovely journal pages Ro and your new grandson looks so precious - congratulations to you and your family.

Kim said...

Congratulations Ro, he looks beautiful! What an exciting christmas you have had! I know exactly what you mean about the enrgy with wee people. I work with that age group 5 days a week and it's always fun but exhausting! Love the journal and the bezels, can't wait to see what you make with them. The resin ice looks like a fun product!

Jason said...

What a Christmas!! I bet your grandson was the best Christmas present ever.

Judy Wise said...

My goodness! Congratulations on the new family member and thank you for describing a Christmas gathering that was full of surprises. (ahem) The journal is glorious as usual and the photo of you and the baby really warms my heart. xo

Judy said...

Ro, congrats of the bubba! Your journal is stupendous. Should be selling for double the price if you ask me - all that love and work that goes into it. xo

JP said...

what a lovely name - glad you had such fun at Christmas!!! - love the new journal and those stencils look fantastic

Pat said...

And wishing you.... a happy new year.

Give yourself moments of joy, days of wonder, weeks of well-being, months of happines with grandchildren.

Studio Sylvia said...

Gorgeous photo of you and your grandson, Ro. Trust your mum is on the mend. That journal is stunning - beautiful pages.
Best wishes for 2010.

azirca said...

Didn't you receive the best Christmas present?
Congratulations to you and your family.

femminismo said...

Lovely looking at your journal pages. So inspiring! Beautiful baby. Congratulations, grandmother! Your Christmas did sound multi-faceted. (Is that a good description?) Happy 2010 to you and many great creative days wished for you. - Jeanne in Oregon

Trudi Sissons said...

What an exciting news - a grandson! Love his name - gorgeous photo. Also LOVE your journal and am happy to see it is priced sensibly . Having aging parents is difficult isn't it? Beautiful work you do!

Blue Sky Dreaming said...

What delight...a new child in the family...the photo is a keepsake!
I love your journal...great expressive colors!

LOVE STITCHING RED said...

Oh Ro I adore your journals and what an adorable Christmas gift for your family. Sorry to hear your Mum is not well. Love and blessings for a happy new year

Carolyn

Jen Crossley said...

Congratulations Ro what a gorgeous photo of you and xavier.
Your journel is amazing beautiful colours.
Jen
ps Not long now till March

kanishk said...

no wonder you're still recovering...hope the New Year is less dramatic
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