~Greetings dear friends and Stitching buddies~
I'm swinging back in to finish the story with Miss Ellie and her stitching debut.
On August 5, 2005...
Miss Ellie Eileen Pfeiffer
was born...here we are together, fresh from the belly. She was less than 1 hour old here and I wasn't too bad off, I guess. Please remember I'd just given birth so be kind :)
We all were in love...
she was a special package delivered straight from heaven.
And last Wednesday on August 5, 2015 we celebrated her 10th birthday!
We love you Ellie, with all of our hearts!
(where has 10 years gone?!)
I thank God every day that I am able to stay home with them through the week and love and watch them all grow into what God intended them to be. We are blessed, but I am most bountifully, abundantly blessed with these little souls that God entrusted to me.
Right before Ellie's birthday...
we got to go to our county fair and check out what she was awarded for her 4H projects for this year. This is Ellie's first year in 4H and she did phenomenally well!
Her Electricity Project....
she made a series circuit (her Daddy is an Electrical Engineer - so he had to have his day in the sun)!
She won: Reserve Champion!
She's a really good baker....
and we used the same recipe that my Dad used when he was in 4H and his cookies went to state fair. I used it when I was in 4H and my cookies went to state fair. Ellie's cookies were delicious, but someone must of had what the judges were looking for because Ellie got an HONOR ribbon and a First Place Blue ribbon, but not the nod to go to state.
We were so proud of her cookies!
She's really a wonderful artist too...
Her pencil drawing got a First Place Blue Ribbon!
and I know what you all have been waiting on is her final cross stitched piece...
here it is:
From Country Cottage Needleworks "Fun in the Sun" just one part of the design.
There were 3 Cross Stitch 4H projects entered into the fair and they all were Blue Ribbon winners, but out of the three Ellie's received 3rd place in the top honors. She got a Honor Purple ribbon, and the other two got Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion and went to state fair.
She did perfect, meticulous work though and her X's were perfectly executed. Better luck next time!
She's got the "bug" though...
and is already working on a larger design to enter next year! YAY ELLIE!
She was featured...
as the Country Cottage Needleworks Instagram and Facebook Fan Friday winner last week :)
and this was her official photo!
She is now and forever more dubbed:
Ellie ~ The Tiny Twisted Stitcher
and her "logo" is a cat!
and her "logo" is a cat!
We made her watermark together :)
Thank you for allowing me to share the lives of my children with you.
Ellie is the sweetest little girl you'd ever hope to meet ~ filled with sunshine, mirth and laughter. Goodness and happiness just radiates from her. People tell me that all the time.
Have I mentioned how blessed I am?
Until next time...
I'll be keeping my hands to work,
my heart to God,
while being the best ME I can BE
and being kind and non-judgemental to those around me.
To thine own self be true, while loving my neighbor as myself.
Its a challenge and one that I fail, at times, but the most important thing is: I pick myself up and try, try again!
JOIN ME! Make this world a better, happier, kinder place!
Love in stitches,