Sunday, September 14, 2014


Never apologize for being sensitive
or emotional. Let this be a sign that
you've got a big heart and aren't afraid
to let others see it. Showing your emotions
is a sign of strength.

~ Brigitte Nicole

 This has been a weekend of highs
and lows.

There has been a bow wearing cat,
cheesecake and gifts unwrapped as
I attended a bridal shower thrown
by my daughter for my future daughter
in love. My gift was a copy of a photo
I keep in my kitchen of her future
husband at age four, it's a favorite.
It was fun hanging out with such a great
group of women.

I turned the heels of my socks, always
fun and knit a swatch {my crown should
be arriving shortly because I never knit
a gauge swatch, I usually just keep my
fingers crossed and wing it  ;) } for a future
project using this; On a size 5 I meet
gauge and will be casting on soon,
another joy in knitting.

Can I ask you to say a little prayer for my
Pappaw?  Remember, he is the one I knit
a sweater for a little while ago [here. and
here ].  He is 96 years old and not doing
very well. While I do realize he has lived
a long live, he is my grandfather and has
always been a part of my life, I love him.

Joining with Karen.


  1. You looks so beautiful and happy Tracey! Lovely images of your family.
    I wing my knitting too :)
    Holding your Pappaw in my thoughts and prayers...(that's a tough one Tracey)
    I hope he will feel better soon.
    Big hug

  2. What a lovely weekend Tracey. And you my friend look radiant.

    Sending a prayer now, and I will continue to keep your Pappaw in my thoughts. Sending you a hug too. xo

  3. Oh wow, 96 years old! Positive thoughts being sent right now. The picture is a really sweet gift. What a pretty dress you're wearing!

  4. You look fabulous in that dress. I'm sorry your Pappaw is having a rough time. I will keep my fingers crossed for him. Hug to you.

  5. sending you love and prayers....

  6. Prayers are with you for your grandfather. Lovely photos of all the girls including you.

  7. Sending good thoughts, positive vibes and prayers for your Pappaw and for you.
    Sounds like the bridal shower was a success and you look beautiful!

  8. Hugs to you and prayers for your grandfather.

  9. Sending so many prayers for your grandfather, you & his whole family. I know what a heartache it is to watch a beloved grandparent not do well.
    The pictures from the bridal shower are beautiful. You have a beautiful family Tracey! And good for you for doing a gauge swatch....I usually wing it too!

  10. Your grandfather is in my prayers! Hang in there Tracey. You look lovely with the girls and I know you loved giving that photo to her, how very sweet!

  11. Praying for your grandfather...and you. Glad you had a meaningful weekend. Loved seeing the picture of you and the

  12. Such a sweet gift you gave, Tracey. :) Will keep your granpa in my prayers, my friend. Such a hard thing...I was super close to my mom's mom (my Baba) which made it all the harder when her life wound down. She was 95 when she went "home!" Oh, to live such a long life! :)

  13. Thinking of you and your grandfather today. *hugs*

  14. Praying for your family today. ((hugs))

  15. Thinking of you today Trace. So sorry to hear. These things are hard.
    (On the bright side....YOU LOOK FANTASTIC!)

  16. much love to you and your granddad. ((hugs))

  17. So sorry to hear your Pappaw is not well. There's just never enough time on this earth with the ones we love. I'm hoping he recovers quickly so you get more time with him.

  18. You look great in that pic Tracey; cute dress too! Sending love and aloha to your papaw. I hope he pulls through.

  19. Prayers for your Pappaw & happiness for your lovely new daughter in law to be. Life is sometimes a series of highs & lows. All the best to you & your family.

  20. Great gifts for your future daughter in love! I love the kitty picture. And of course, good and positive thoughts coming Pappaw's way.

  21. So glad you had a lovely time at the bridal shower!
    and yay for swatch knitting, i have never ever done that ;))
    thinking of you and sending peace and strength! it is never easy to see our loved ones grow old.
    Take care, Sylvia

  22. I will remember both you and your PawPaw in my prayers :) Not easy. I am glad to see you surrounded by your beautiful family (and family to be) at this time and hope that happy moments like these help soften the sad ones. Big hugs to you! p.s. Thank you for the wonderful quote, another great one for the fridge for everyone to see. xoxo

  23. what a lovely gift! that photo... so sweet! saying a little prayer for papaw now... best wishes.