Friday, January 05, 2007

Family Photo



This is a picture of me with my Grandfather. He is an amazing 102 years old and probably doing better than me at 40. Since, I was off this week me, my Mom, and kids paid him a little visit. It was great to see him and I thought I would share the picture with you all. It also show you know what I look like(hope I don't scare you-LOL). I absolutely abhor taking pictures-so not a lot of pictures of me about.

I am stitching, I have been working on new beginnings, and a Samsarah design called shimmers and sparkles. I haven't worked that much on my Miribilia ( South Seas Mermaid)-I think it intimidates me some. Once I get started it's okay, maybe I will post a picture next week if I can make some more progress. On, a positive note I have joined the Christmas ornament SAL and I decided what ornament I am going to stitch. Which is no small feat-because there are so many. I am going to stitch folk art topiary by Brown House Studio. It's in the 2004 Christmas ornament issue. Anyway, catch ya later, until then happy stitching.

28 comments:

Chelle said...

What a great photo, Sharon! I wish I had a living grandparent. I miss them so much! 102 is quite an accomplishment. It is nice to see a photo of you as well. You didn't scare me, not even a little bit! :o)

Annemarie said...

Awww, that's such a lovely picture, Sharon! Your granddad looks fabulous at 102. My grandfather is 98 and still going strong, too! Lucky us, eh?

cathymk said...

What a sweet picture of you and your Grandad! Thank you for sharing with us.

Cindy said...

What an awesome picture! 102, WOW! He looks fantastic! And why in the world would you scare anyone, you are a beautiful woman!!! Thank you for sharing the pic with us!

Can not wait to see your current stitching!

Bets said...

Sharon, thanks for sharing this wonderful, heartwarming pic! Your grandfather looks great, and it is very nice to see you, you are braver than me, LOL.

J Rae said...

Sharon, what a great picture of you and your grandfather. I'm glad you had a great visit with him. My grandmother (my dad's mom) died at 101 3 years ago after falling and hitting her head. She was so spry and funny. She lived at home until she was 97 and grew the most beautiful roses, daffodils and jonquils.

Lauren said...

What a lovely picture, and wow, 102! He certainly doesn't look it! I've been thinking of joining the SAL, too, just gotta decide what to work on.

Sue said...

Nice photo of your grandfather. Wow, 102, he looks great.

Stitch or no stitch said...

What a great photo of you and your grandfather - hard to believe he's 102!!!
Please don't think I've forgotten about you & my promise for the LV Christmas tree. It will be going out to you next week.
Wishing you and all your loved ones a very Happy New Year 2007.
Margaret

Redwitch said...

Wow! That photo is amazing, 102?!? I hope you inherited his genes :) I don't have any grandparents anymore :(
Mmm can't wait to see shimmers and sparkles sounds fab! Gd luck with the Mirabilia, just think every stitch you put in is a bonus. I'm quite tempted by the Xmas ornie SAL too...
PS you didn't scare us at all ;)

Hannah said...

Hi Sharon! What a sweet picture!

I'd read some of your previous entries.. you do beautiful work!

I just started a cross stitch blog for 2007. I would love to link to you if you don't mind! I'm also from FL.. I'd love to hear where you shop for stash!

Happy New Year!

catandturtle said...

I think the picture is great. I like your grandfather's crazy hair. :) Wow, 102, that is amazing. Can't wait to see your stitching. Ann.

Myrna said...

Sharon... Thanks for sharing the wonderful picture! Your Grandfather must be an amazing man!

And, Girlfriend... you are beautiful!!

Hugs...

stitcherw said...

Fantastic picture of the two of you, he looks great, you'd never guess his age. Looking forward to seeing a picture of SSM, Mirabilia's are so pretty. Shimmers and sparkles sounds like it will be fun to see too.
Sue

Terri said...

What a great picture of the two of you. 102! Congratulations to him! You're a beautiful person, so don't be too afraid of the camera. Happy new year!

Vonna said...

Don't know why you wouldn't want your picture floating around Sharon, your quite beautiful and certainly don't look 40. Your Pap, looks like a sweetie and he looks very good for 102! I'm usually hoping I make it to 70...
Mirabilia designs intimidate me as well...maybe we could work on the intidation factor together since I need to complete my Mirabilia design by next Christmas....!!!

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

WOW! Ithink that is awesome! I knew a gentleman 100 years old but 102 is wonderful! Tell him he is still a handsome fella!

Barbara said...

Sharon, thank you so much for sharing this amazing picture of you and your grandfather!

Dianne said...

These are the best kinds of photos (next to your stitching!). Your grandfather is amazing at his age. God bless him.

Sam said...

What a fabulous photo! Sharon, you and your grandfather are both lovely :o)

Tracy Baby said...

WOW your Granddad is amazing ,what a lovely photo of the two of you

Meari said...

That's a wonderful photo! A treasured keepsake, for sure.

Lili said...

Your grand-dad looks very happy and proud to be on this pic with you! You two look wonderful! I wish I had such a beautiful pic of myself...
Thank you for sharing this moment of love.
Take care, Sharon!

whitecalla said...

What a lovely picture Sharon. Thank you for sharing. Both of you look great, no words could describe the beauty of that moment.

monique said...

102! Fantastic! And Sharon, you're lovely!

Zohrah said...

Nice photo with your grandfather. On my mum side, they passed away when she was young and on dad side. I get only to meet them once and then they passed away.

They said grandparents adore+pamper their grandchildren so much...I can see that with my mom and my son. So I am envious that you still have your grandfather with you. :-)

Isabelle said...

That's a beautiful picture, Sharon! It's lovely to see your face, too, I always like being able to put faces on fellow bloggers :) What a lovely lady you are, too!

lena-lou said...

What a brilliant picture and good for your Grandad looking that good at 102... thats cool!! You look a picture of health and younger than 40 very nice to 'meet' you :-))