Friday, February 05, 2010

Woot!

Sorry to have been absent from here for the last week but I decided to sit down and stitch rather than spending a lot of time online. This is the result!

Maria Spence Finished

Maria Spence 1815 - The Essamplaire (copyright 2006)
stitched using the Linen and AVAS silk from the kit.
Started in December 2006 at the Ackworth Seminar and finished yesterday. The sharp eyed among you will notice that I've altered some of the personalisations to my own.

The reason that putting my feet up and stitching when I get the opportunity is so appealing at the moment is that I am now 17 weeks pregnant. I had a scan last week and Alien 2 is developing just as it should. The challenging bit is keeping up with an energetic toddler! The net result is that I am not spending nearly as much time online and I'm way behind in my blog reading so I hope you'll all understand that it also means that I'm not commenting as much as I would like.

I'll leave you with a picture of Rosie showing another reason why I don't get on the computer as much. I'm now having to hot desk at my own laptop!

Rosie Feb 2010

33 comments:

Melissa said...

Alien 2! Very Funny! Congratulations, Karoline. Oh the fun has already started, hasn't it? Rosie is looking so much more like a little girl now (rather than a baby).

Congratulations on Maria Spence. She is a beauty, and a whopping big one at that!

Take care!

Carol R said...

Congratulations on your finish of Maria Spence - it's gorgeous but even more congratulations on your exciting news. How is Rose taking it? She looks so grown up now and is very much like you!

Susan said...

Rosie is adorable, Karoline!

Congratulations again on the pregnancy! I'm so thrilled for you!

Congratulations, also, on finishing Maria Spence. Are you going to try to do some baby stitching next?

Deb said...

Rosie looks adorable sitting at the computer! And your Maria Spence looks great too. And a huge congratulations on your pregnancy. That is so exciting!!

cathymk said...

Congratulations on your beautiful finish Karoline - Maria is just gorgeous!

And a new baby on the way - yay! Congratulations again!

Margaret said...

Wow! Congratulations on both the finish and on the new "alien!" lol! Rosie looks so grownup now! How did that happen?! Yes, it's much more difficult to get rest the second time around. Well, enjoy all the good times ahead! I loved being pregnant! (Except for the morning sickness. Ugh!)

Kim said...

WOW WOW WOW! Gorgeous!!! Congrats on the fabbo finish! And what a sweety pateety you've got there!

Christine said...

Your finish is beautiful! Congrats again on your pregnancy! :-)

Rowyn said...

Double congratulations! Congrats on finishing your sampler, it is beautiful.

And congrats on your pregnancy, that is SUPER news!!

Gorgeous photo of Rosie!

Miss 376 said...

Congratulations, we called ours sprogs, lol. Alien describes them very well. Hope it all goes well. Good excuse for stitching. Great finish, the hard work has been worthwhile

Joyus said...

Wow isn't Rosie so grown up! Congrats on the pregnancy and the fantastic finish

KarenV said...

Congratulations on finishing Maria, Karoline and congratulations on your pregnancy, great news!

Cheryl said...

Big congratulations Karoline thats lovely news. I hope you have a healthy pregnancy.
Congrats on that beautiful finish as well. Its amazing how much you can get done when you stay offline LOL

Sheila said...

Congratulations on finishing MS - she looks wonderful :)
And of course congrats on Alien 2.
I can´t believe how much Rosie has changed, she is a proper little girl now - and a real cutie :)

Lois said...

Congratulations Karoline on that lovely baby news! And, congratulations on finishing Maria Spence - she's gorgeous! Look after yourself!

Vonna said...

Yay yay yay! It is so gorgeous!! I love it :)
Look at that cutie patootie Rosie, competing with you for computer time ;)

Jo said...

Double congratulations are in order then - for the pregnancy and the fabulous Maria Spence HD... keep your feet up x

Giovanna said...

Congrats on the great news! I hope you're not feeling too tired. And congrats on finishing Maria Spence, she's beautiful! Great shot of Rosie, she's really sweet.

Andrea said...

A wonderful finish.

Many congratulations on your fabulous news. Rosie sure has grown up fast.

Von said...

So happy you were able to get in some stitching time this week! Congrats on a wonderful finish!

I remember well those early motherhood days when I had to share my typewriter with my toddler daughter, lol! It'll be interesting to see what your daughter will be sharing with your future grandchild. :)

Danielle said...

Beautiful! I should be stitching inside of sitting in front of the computer.

Lindsay said...

Both your girls are beautiful Karoline

Annemarie said...

Hooray! That's fabulous news, Karoline, congratulations!

Spending time resting and stitching is much better than sitting at the computer. And look what it brought you (apart from Alien 2, which is very funny, by the way): a finish in the stitchy department. Maria Spence is an absolute beauty.

Siobhan said...

Congratulations on Alien 2! Rosie is such a beauty, but I know there's no such thing as taking it easy during your pregnancy when you have an older child. I was supposed to be on bed rest with the twins but my older daughter was 3. I just tried to take it easy when I could. Do the same! We all understand that life comes before blogging.

Congratulations on Maria! Woohoo!

Sharon said...

What a fabulous finish and fabulous news all around! Congratulations!

Katrina said...

Wow, huge congrats on the new baby! That's wonderful news. Rosie is such a sweetie too :-).

And MS is gorgeous, I am sure you are thrilled to be finished.

woolwoman said...

YES WOOT WOOT WOOT - I know you eluded some place about your pregnancy but I didn't want to congratulate or comment until you announced to your blog friends - so "congratulations" best wishes for a happy healthy new baby brother or sister for Rosie - she is quite the charming little lady now. Maria is stunning - good for you to perservere on finishing her up. So - are you knitting for the new baby yet? Did you see that darling little dress in the new Debbie Bliss magazine - it would be precious on Rosie - Have fun! Mel

Michelle said...

Congratulations on both finishing the beautiful Maria Spence, but also on Alien 2!!! Definitely put your feet up and stitch!

Terri said...

Great finish. Congrats on Alien 2 and Rosie is getting really big. Enjoy:)

Susimac said...

Oooo what wonderful news Karoline - Congratulations.

Also congrats on Maria Spence - such a lovely finish.

Solstitches said...

Double congratulations Karoline.
Your finished piece is beautiful.
Your little girl is adorable and how exciting for her to have a new brother or sister.

Margaret

Dani - tkdchick said...

Congrats Karoline, this HD has been a lont time in the making!

BeckySC said...

Oh my this is BEEutiful, Karoline :) Congratulations on a gorgeous finish and your pregnancy :)
Rosie sure is a cutie :)
(((sending hugs)))