Tuesday, February 26, 2013

A little bit of this and that

In the last couple of weeks I have slowly been stitching along my cute stitchery for the Stitch a-long. I'm don't think I am going to finish the whole bag by tomorrow. I really don't want to rush it and am feeling the pressure!

I've been doing a tiny bit of this cross-stitch too when the kids go to bed. I find it so relaxing. 

My Dad turns 82 today and we are having dinner and cake here this evening. The kids are just beside themselves with excitement. However, I asked my mum the other day to give me some old photos of her family to start scanning into my computer (now that I have finally worked out how to do it properly). 

The photos are coming up so well in my Creative Memories package. I never got to meet most of these people. 

The photo's above are of my maternal grandfather who died when my mum was four, and my grandmother and great grandmother whom I never met. The sad thing is I don't have a name for these people when I talk about them to my mum. As I never knew them I always say 'your mum' or 'your dad'. Strange.

It is really interesting to see the family resemblances. We are lucky to have such old photos in good condition. The one on the left was taken in 1934.

Happy Stitching everyone,


Chookyblue...... said...

keep stitching......don't give up.........I am struggling this month too........

Anonymous said...

Susie your stitching is looking great,you will get there,such lovely work you do,well done.xx

laurajane said...

Lovely stitching Susie.
Good luck with the family photos ,Get as much information as you can from your folks.its one of my greatest regrets that I Diddnt.
I was only 21 when I lost my mum,and there's lots I don't know and no one left to ask.
Love Laura.
Ps, wish I could do my family tree on the computer,knowing me I would mess it right up LOL.xx