MAGPIE'S MUMBLINGS

A blog about my interests, which include fabric landscapes and various and assorted other artsy pursuits and sometimes known to contain mumblings of a random nature.

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Big excitement!

First of all I have to show you the latest addition to our
family...


Evan Richardson
born January 20, 2020

We're in love!

Here's more of the decluttering efforts..

two small jewelry boxes; assorted earrings & pins; a horrible metal nail file that shreds your nails to bits (THAT went in the garbage!)

two towels; and a box of books (actually there were two boxes but I overlooked a picture
of the second one)

two banks, 4 balls of yarn; a Christmas bracelet & a blob of white stuff that for the life
of me I can't remember 

dishes, candlesticks and a glass hanging plant holder

bowls - I have at least as many more still in the cupboard

Halloween decorations, more dishes, and a glass tube that holds flowers
(the brown 'blob' is a paper-covered plastic pumpkin)
- THIS is a cute cross stitch dragonfly pattern - and it looks as though she has a number of other designs as well.

- I know there are a number of different fund-raising efforts happening for aid to the animals of Australia, but THIS one in particular caught my eye.  


- THIS is a pretty cowl pattern some of you might like.

- 2020 is the Chinese Year of the Rat, and HERE is a really cute rat pattern (scroll down for the free version).  And yes, rats CAN be cute!!!

Today's quote:  "In life, it's important to know when to stop arguing with people and simply let them be wrong"

32 comments:

  1. Congratulations and God bless!

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    1. Thank you! We're delighted to have another little grandson to love.

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  2. Welcome Evan! Congratulations Grandma!

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    1. Thanks Jeanne! That makes three little boys to love and create for.

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  3. Congratulations Mary Anne to you and OH, but especially to the new family.
    Welcome Evan. <3
    Val (UK)

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    1. Thank you Val! We're pretty excited, but just wish they didn't live so far away.

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  4. Oh, congratulations to everyone! Is his mom doing well? Looks as if he's shouting orders starting as he means to go on! What a wonderful baby.

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    1. For being so brand new, he's certainly alert! Mom (and Dad) are both doing well.

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  5. Oh, 20th January, 2020.....very cool. Your gorgeous Evan shares a very auspicious birthday.....with me. =) Congratulations on the beautiful addition to your family. Your Evan is so very sweet. Just think of all the gorgeous makes you will be able to imagine for him. He is one lucky boy!

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    1. Oh wow! That's very cool - happy birth day wishes to you Kim!! Yes, he will be spoiled with 'Grandma-Makes', at least until he gets old enough to not want them any more.

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  6. Congratulations, isn't he adorable! I imagine you're very excited.
    And good progress with decluttering, you'll be so good at it you can help other people with their decluttering too.

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    1. He is indeed adorable! Hmmm - don't know about helping others declutter - it's a full time job keeping THIS household under control.

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  7. Congratulations MA Dear. Evan is precious and what a fun birth date he will always have. Yes, Rats can be cute...especially if not real. You have really delved into all nooks and crannies for your decluttering mission...Well Done!

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    1. Yes, his birth date will be hard to forget! Thank you. And, as far as I'm concerned, the only cute rate is a crocheted one.

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  8. Oh! Little Evan is just perfect! Congratulations to you all! What a wonderful day.

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    1. Thank you Becki - it was pretty exciting to learn our new little grandson was finally here.

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  9. Awwww... Evan is a doll! Congrats to the whole family!!

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    1. Thank you Cathy - I have to agree that he's pretty cute!

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  10. What a cutie! And wow- lots more decluttered. Good job.

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    1. Decluttering is good - but babies are better (by a long shot!)

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  11. Congratulations!! What a cutie Evan is. I see your still having fun de-cluttering.

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  12. Congratulations!! What a cutie. Great decluttering you are doing. I'm a step closer to getting serious about mine. The owner accepted the offer on the land and possibly deposit money will be exchanged Saturday. Not doing anything to jinx that!
    xx, Carol

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    1. Congratulations (tentative ones!) to you as well!

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  13. Congratulations to Evan, his parents, you and family!

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    1. Thank you! We're very excited about the new addition and have our fingers crossed that we will get to meet him in person in May.

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  14. Congratulations! The new grandson is gorgeous! Regarding the decluttering - you are way ahead of me these days!!!

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    1. I'm just happy to have the decluttering done (at least for this go-round). And yes, Evan IS gorgeous.

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  15. Oh oh oh! Such wonderful news!
    Congratulations to everyone :)

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    1. Thank you Quinn! We're pretty happy about the new little addition.

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  16. Oh how exciting! Congratulations!! We are expecting our second grandchild any day now too! I can't wait!! Hugs Christine xx

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    1. It IS exciting isn't it. Every time the phone rang we jumped wondering if he had arrived. I'm sure you're doing the same.

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