Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Farewell 2013 - What a Year!

What a year our family has had this year.  It has been a year full of excitement and extreme anxiety, amazing joy and terrible sadness and I think I have had enough and am happy to welcome in a new year.

The most joyful event happened on the 19th December, two weeks earlier than planned.  I would like to introduce you all to our precious little granddaughter, Evie.  She is perfect in every way and we have fallen instantly in love and are totally besotted by her.  She weighed just 2.65kg (5lb 8oz).

 Evie two days old

 Evie sound asleep on her back today

A friend sent me this pic she found on the internet.  I can now show you the whole quilt that I made prior to Evie's arrival.

 The front

The back

Today has been a very sad day as we said goodbye to our Grand Doggy Lucy.  She has been Chris & Amy's baby for 7 years and holds a special place in our hearts.  A beautiful loyal companion and friend and we will all miss her terribly.

Wishing everyone a Happy New Year with lots of health, wealth and happiness for 2014!!!

Sue-Anne xxx


katrien said...

Congrats with Evie,

Anonymous said...

oh little Evie is so gorgeous,congrats and a happy and safe new year to you all.xx

Suedio said...

Oh Sue-Anne, how wonderful to be able to welcome Evie into your lives. She's just gorgeous (and her quilt is too)!!

Sorry to hear that your family lost Lucy today - they are here for such a short time, and yet they steal our hearts completely. May her memory bring smiles to you all in the days ahead . . .

Happy New Year to you and yours.

Shirley said...

Little Evie looks gorgeous, no wonder you are besotted with her and her quilt is simply beautiful. So sorry to hear of the loss of your beloved doggy friend. They are so much more than that and will be missed all the more for it. Wishing you and your family a very happy new year.xx

Susan said...

Congratulations on the arrival of Evie, she's gorgeous. Sorry to hear about Lucy, our pets are so special. Wishing you a happy and peaceful year in 2014.

Supergoof said...

Evie looks like the most beautiful girl of the world!
Congatulations from The Netherlands!

Béa said...

A lot of kisses for Evie and Grandma & the best for you & family for 2014 XXX

Cardygirl said...

What a wonderful gift to end the year!

Barb said...

what a sweet baby! congratulations to al
Happy New Year

Sue said...

Wonderful news that Evie has arrived even if a little early. She looks perfect. Enjoy every single minute of her she will be running around before you know it.
So sorry about your dog. We all fall hopelessly in love with our furry friends and then go off to be in a new place.
Happy New year and enjoy your granddaughter. X

Susan In Texas said...

Evie is just gorgeous! Time to start considering her much needed apparel, knit-ware, quilted outergarments, etc. ;)

So sorry to hear about your doggy loss though. It's such a pity the big ones don't last very long. Our dear Saint Bernard, Bucky, barely made it to nine. I still miss him.

Enjoy your beautiful granddaughter!
Susan in Texas

Mad about Craft said...

So sorry about the dog!

Evie is beautiful! Our grandson is due on Jan 21st.

Happy New Year!

Terry said...

Embrace your new roll as grandmother. It comes ready packed with unconditional love.
Wishing you and yours a Happy New Year.

Lesley said...

Hi Grandma, such a beautiful child I have been checking your Facebook to see if Evie had arrived and now we have confirmation. Enjoy being a happy Grandma. Lots of quilts to make now for a special grand daughter. x Lesley

Elyte said...

Welcome to little Evie and congratulations to the proud parents and grand parents. What a wonderful Christmas gift and a great way to start the year.
Best wishes for 2014 and see you around, with or without the Friday girls. Best wishes to the Friday girls too.

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Welcome beautiful baby girl Evie....and congrats on becoming grandparents....how special is that! Wishing you a happy 2024 with much Love and Joy!

Brandie said...

I'm so happy for you! A Beauiful Granddaughter!That's the best Christmas gift ever!