My Great Nephew

It has been awhile since I posted.

To be honest, I have tried posting earlier but I've discovered that since I upgraded to Windows 8.1 a lot of things don't work (phone to computer connection, printer, scanner). Of course they still work but they all need to be reset somehow. I'm no good at that kind of thing. I usually get my brother to set everything up. He will do so but then neglect to tell me he didn't download a certain program or connect up my printer. That kind of thing.

And isn't it Murphy's Law that you always need something the most when it isn't actually working as it should? I discovered that last week when I was trying to scan some documents and help my nephew out with some on line research. The computer connection would just "spin around". I'm not sure what the technical term for it is. Later on we discovered that my wi-fi signal wasn't working. A call to the telecommunications company resulted in them changing the modem frequency remotely.  Now at least the scanner and printer are working again.

The cell phone connection to the computer isn't. I tried to figure out how to do that myself but have no patience for it so will need to wait for help. In doing some on line research I found a forum which told me that others were having similar problems.

In my last post, I mentioned that I was preparing to go out of town to celebrate my mom's birthday.

Since then I've been to her place and back but most of the photos I took didn't turn out so I don't have too much to share with you photo-wise.  I was too busy trying to set up the room and be the hostess as well as taking photos for both my niece and myself on two different cameras.  I didn't even get a photo of the cake which looked lovely.  Sadly too most of the photos on my camera were blurred. I hope they turned out better for my niece.  The main thing is we all enjoyed a good meal.  Mom enjoyed her special day and she really enjoyed seeing her 2nd great-grandson for the first time.  Of course she also enjoyed visiting with her children, grandchildren and her 1st great-grandson.  

My picture of the fruit plate is the only thing that seem to turn out fine, lol. Everyone also enjoyed this dish at lot or at least the fruit.  All the fruit on the plate was gone and I brought home the cheeses home.

Hunter, born June 14, 2014
Oodles of food was left over. We packed it up and left it for the staff and an extra plate for mom for a snack later.  The remaining cake had to go in the garbage.  The weather was so hot that the cake frosting (cream cheese) melted and the top layer slide off the bottom layer when cut. Each of us had a piece and I threw the rest away. It was a strawberry cake and looked lovely but it wasn't nearly as good as the cakes we've had in previous years.

Besides trying to ensure mom enjoyed her day, I was so happy to see  my little great nephew. He is only two and half months old and the cutest little thing (of course we all say that). He is like a miniature man and very strong. His preferences and character are already so evident and he is the spitting image of his dad. His name is Hunter. His father is a huge outdoors man (hunter, fisherman and cowboy) and will no doubt take him hunting at the first opportunity.

This is the quilt I made back in May for the baby.

While I was there I was able to take the little guy's measurements to see if I can tailor a sweater that will actually fit him.


  1. What a sweet little boy, and I think that blanket is perfect for him. So glad to here your mom's birthday was enjoyed by all especially her. I hope your computer problems get sorted out ASAP. I know how frustrating they can be! This week the left side of the bottom row of keys on the keyboard of my laptop stopped working. That is where all my photos are stored so I will have to find someone to have a look at it and hope they are honest and charge a fair price.
    Have a pleasant weekend. The weather is just gorgeous here.

  2. Hi Penny, it's been a while since I visited glad that your mom enjoyed her birthday. Beautiful fruit and cheese tray you made. Your great nephew is a handsome little guy, and the blanket you made is so pretty!
    As for your 8.1 upgrade; I went through the same thing and sadly, I lost a few of my programs that I had to replace again, including my photo upload!
    Have a wonderful Sunday

  3. How I hope I will never be Windows eighted.
    So, did you measure Mom's foot?

  4. Hello Penny
    It's awhile since I last dropped by and it was nice to hear some of your news.
    The quilt for your great-nephew looks fabulous & totally suitable for a "hunter".....
    Technology is so frustrating isn't it. I delay as long as I can before changing/upgrading anything! e.g. my "old tech" cell phone is almost 9 years old - just cannot bear to learn how to use a new one.....
    Keep well

  5. Computer problems are just the worst, I swear I don't know how to fix any of that. So glad you had a lovely party for your Mom and that you got to meet that sweet little boy, he is adorable.

    1. How lovely to see your little man Hunter. What a great name. I love that quilt and the quote you shared about little things taking up room in our hearts. We are feeling that way about our little girl, Mr Stayingawake's step granddaughter. Glad your Mum enjoyed the day. Xx

  6. Awww - he sure is cute.


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