Sunday, December 12, 2010

What's Milly been up to?

Well guess I have to backtrack a little to fill you all in on what I been up to lately. On Friday, December 3rd we drove up to Folsom, CA for the wedding of my niece Lisa. We stayed at the gorgeous Lake Natoma Inn which was walking distance to the Folsom Historic District . We had a nice dinner on Friday evening and set out early on Saturday to enjoy the Arts and Crafts Festival in downtown. We also took a tour of Pioneer Village where volunteers lead demonstrations in blacksmithing, and panning for gold. It's also home of the oldest freight station still in existence in the West.

We went back to the hotel late in the afternoon to dress and shower for the wedding which was to start at 6PM. It was held in the Pavilion room at the Inn and was a very quaint and intimate setting. Reception was immediately after the ceremony and we had a great time catching up with family and friends. I hadn't seen my (step)brother in years so it was wonderful to see him and get caught up. I wish my niece Lisa and her husband Michael many happy years to come. Here is the lovely couple.
Michael & Lisa Gross
December 4, 2010

During the week I finished my model for Country Cottage Needleworks and took a sigh of relief to put it in the mail just two days past my deadline. Thanks to Nikki for being so patient and forgiving. I know it has arrived safely in her hands and I'm sure her fans will just fall in love with this piece.

In between crazy days at the office I managed to get our Christmas tree decorated and it's great to have the holidays to look forward to. We've had so many activities to keep up with but enjoying it all. This weekend my daughter had a total baking blowout and had bowls, plates, and trays full of brownies, cookies, candies, as far as the eye could see. She provided bags and tins and each guest was able to fill one with goodies. A total YUM fest!!

Almost forgot...I did find time to finish my Little House Needleworks, Joy to the World ornament in a stand up which now sits with my other holiday decorations.

And no week is complete without a photo of my grandson Izaiah. Have a good week!


Lesleyanne said...

Lovely photos of your niece and grandson. Great finish.

Tricia said...

What fun to be a model stitcher, Milly! I can't wait to see it! And that picture with Santa and your gs is adorable!

Kathy said...

Congrats to the happy couple. I jusy adore that photo of your baby grandson with Santa. :) Fabulous.

Your Joy to the World finish is beautiful.

And This Little Pig said...

Milly, you niece and her husband look so happy together. Love the red trim on her dress, very daring. Great finish. and hasn't your little grandson grown, and such a good boy sitting on Santa's lap

Roberta said...

Milly your grandson is darling sitting with Santa.

Your niece looks lovely and happy.

Enjoy the Season.

Limon Partido said...

Beautiful Titi!!!!

Joy said...

Your niece & her DH look very happy. I LOVE the red on her dress! Your grandson is soo adorable! Love "Joy!" Feliz Navidad!