Thursday, July 1, 2010

The Story of the Two Princesses

This is a tale of two princesses - one flat and one chubby.

First of all, we have a new little princess in our family.  We welcomed a new granddaughter yesterday afternoon.  All 8 pounds and five ounces of her will now join her mom, dad and big brother to make a perfect little family.  She is gorgeous and good as gold (so far)!!!!

The second princess story is about the Flat Girl that came to visit Southern California from Tasmania.  It was such a delight to entertain her for two weeks.  I hope that she enjoyed her stay as much as we enjoyed  having her.

She received lots of attention, oohs and awws wherever she showed up so I have decided that she should be called a Flat Princess rather than a Flat Doll.  She was so beautifully made by Nerine and if you have not checked out her blog you need to do so.  Her work is just stunning. 

While the princess was here she was spotted all about. 

She attended the wedding of my nephew and enjoyed a little champagne.

She went to the farm store with some of the grandchildren,

attended my 45th high school reunion and

joined me on the Southern California Quilt Run.  She was even lucky enough to get her picture taken with the Quilt Run Raffle Quilt.  The shop owner, Eileen, loved her!

Do you think she was looking for a house to live in??

She loved hiding in the fabrics.  I think she wanted to stay there.

As well, I saw her popping her head out at the weaver and spinner's 40th anniversary party.

She did join me in a little yard work when I planted an iris garden.  I will have to send her a picture when they bloom next year.

Can you spot her hiding in the iris????

The princess enjoyed taking in the smell of orange blossoms and picking her fruit for her breakfast each morning.

She absolutely loved Toy Story 3 while wearng her 3D glasses.  I think she shed a tear or two as well.

The time flew by and she joyfully packed her bags and headed off to Canada to join Peas Corner.  It will be so much fun to follow her adventures as she travels about the world.   She bid her farewells and left without her friend who accompanied her on the first leg of her journey.  I will constantly have a companion to always remind me of the fun I had with the Flat Princess.


  1. First of all, congratulations on your new baby grand-daughter! She and her Mom are both beautiful. Ahhh, there is nothing as sweet as a newborn babe!

    Love the Flat Princess! I have not had experience with her visits, although Flat Stanley visited our home a few years ago.

    Love all your pictures!

    Hugs, Karen

  2. Oh what a little sweetheart! Congratulations! :-) Little Miss Flat Princess is pretty cute too~ I think she was home shopping. LOL Have a happy weekend!

  3. Congratulations on the arrival of your new little granddaughter! Babies are always such a delight to welcome to our families, aren't they.
    The Flat Princess seems to be leading quite an exciting life! I wonder if she has been to England yet. It will be fun catching up with her again at Pea's place!

    PS I think I want to live in that fabric shop too. And the raffle quilt was stunning!

  4. congrats of the little fun and adorable!!

  5. Congratulations for your new baby girl grand daughter
    and congratulations too for the parents.
    A newborn baby so delightfull
    I love the flat princess maybe she can stay a while with me in Holland
    I will show here all the nice things of our town.
    Tomorrow a special day.
    will holland win from Brasil with the soccer games????
    We hope so................
    greetings Dorine

  6. Congratulations!! Babies are so much joy! And What wonderful photo's of your beautiful family:)

    And wow! Flat Princess has gone so far and done so much! I agree Flat Princess is a way more suitable name for her, me thinks her blog title is due for a change? I love that she's gone fabric shopping with you, I'm rather partial to that myself and that she's helped pick oranges for her brekky. I reckon Canada will be enormous fun also I'm sure she'll be fine even without her companion.
    I sent you an email but our computer misbehaves sometimes. Would you like me to send again?

  7. I hope she thanked you for being such a generous hostess because you truly have been. xo

  8. congratulations on your grandbaby.
    and it looks like you have fun adventures.
    Hope you have a great day.

  9. Awwww Congratulations on your new grandbaby! She's adorable!!
    What fun to have flat princess come visit!!

  10. Congratulations on the new little Grandie, she is gorgeous.
    Flat Girl is having such a good time with you. I'd love her to come to visit me, I'd take her out and about, show her the sights and introduce her to some fabulous people. Why don't you ask her if she wants to come here?

  11. congratulations! wow! So precious!

  12. Congratulations on the arrival of your new granddaughter. She's beautiful and Mum looks very happy too.

    Thank you for taking us around with your "Flat Princess" It looks like you both had a lot of fun. I see Sue has already offered to take her for a visit around our Little Town.Would nice to met her.

  13. The new baby is SO sweet....and her mom is a very pretty gal, too! You did a wonderful job as a hostess for Flat Princess. I'll have to follow her on her travels. I'd love to entertain her, too, but I doubt I'll get the chance....but...who knows?

  14. Congratulations on your new princess. She's beautiful like her mommy.


  15. Beautiful mother and baby! I love catching up with your blog. The Flat Princess has had a very special time with you and your lovely family. Regards Julia

  16. Congratulations on the new baby So cute
    Flat Jason came from the US to visit me in Australia a few years ago
    My Canadian friend who lives in Australia entertained Flat Stanley for a while

  17. Congratulations on the birth of your new grandaughter...she is lovely and so is her mum!

  18. Congratulations on your beautiful new gd. They are so very precious.
    I enjoyed reading the adventure of Flat Princess.
    I know she will be on a great adventure at PEAS.
    I would like to have her come for a visit.

  19. Congratulations, Grandma!! What fun - she weighed about what I did when I was born. Maybe she'll be tall like me!

    Flat Princess had quite the adventure - she must be tired. I know Pea will give her a good time, too!

    Have a great holiday week-end!

  20. Congratulations to you and your family! Beautiful little princess, so precious!

  21. Congrats on your arrival of your lovely grandaughter! How blessed you all are!

  22. Your new granddaughter is beautiful! She was almost as big as our new grandson....I just love grandchildren.

    The flat princess is a hoot! What a world traveler.

  23. congrats!
    the baby is beautiful!
    and so is your daughter
    i wish you all the best!
    babies are great!

  24. That photo of your granddaughter and her mum is just beautiful ! That is one busy princess I'm glad she had fun .

  25. Congratulations on your new princess!
    Happy 4th to you and your family !

  26. Congratulations on your new granddaughter. What a beautiful picture.
    I had a paper Colin from the US that stayed with us. Very special !

  27. The new baby is cute, congrats.
    Flat Girl is welcome anytime she wants down under in NZ, will happily show her around Hamilton for 2 weeks.
    With all these offers for vacations overseas, she is going to require a passport soon!

  28. Congrats on that new sweet addition. She is adorable.
    Looks like the Flat Princess had a very enjoyable stay at your house.

  29. Mary –

    Many blessings to you and your new granddaughter. She's a cutie!

    Looks like you and the Flat Princess were VERY busy, and had lots of fun together. I love the photo of her posing with Eileen!

    Hope you're having a good summer.

  30. Congratulations on that beautiful baby girl!!! What fun you two are having holding her, I love the look on E's face, the proud Grampa! What a blessing to have another beautiful healthy grandchild to love!!!

    What a hoot with your Flat Princess! She certainly had an exciting and busy two weeks while with you. Wish I could have been at that quilt shop with you two, that quilt is so pretty with the houses. I know she will have a great time at Pea's place and see lots of sights!!

    It's still blistering hot here, I am about to melt! I got up really early this morning to get the horses out in the cooler air before the heat socks us in again. After that they just stand in the barn under the fans and snooze.

    Yes we had a wonderful 4th at the lake. Only had one issue and that was that the carpenters neglected to put a lock on one of the bathroom doors........guess who got walked in on........of course me! :o( Poor Cousin K will never be the same again!!

    Give that darling baby a hug for me!

  31. Love the chubby princess! So sweet! Congrats to all :o)

  32. So happy for everyone. Your granddaughter is absolutely adorable. Hope mom is doing well.
    Looks like flat Princess had a wonderful time.
    Congratulations to all,

  33. I'm so happy for you that you have a new granddaughter! I'm expecting my fifth grandchild in August.

    I love your story--you are so imaginative! Sounds like you all had a great time.!

    Donna @ Comin' Home

  34. Wonderful to see how blessed you still feel with a new grandchild even though yu have many. Congrats.

  35. Congrats on the new grandbaby....oh such fun!!!!

  36. Congratulations on your new grand daughter!

  37. Congrats on that beautiful baby! But I am behind on reading your posts and know nothing about flat princess. I will have to catch up.

  38. Congratulations on the new grand-daughter!!! Glad everyone is healthy and happy.

    I enjoyed the adventures of Flat Princess.

  39. Awwwww she's so adorable, congratulations to the parents and you grandparents:-) A new baby to love, is there anything more special?! Look at that smile on your faces, says it all:-)

    Flat Princess is indeed in my care now and I hope she'll have as good a time here as she had over there! She told me all about her visit with you and how much she enjoyed herself...only thing is, she keeps asking me for more champagne?? hehe I look forward to showing her around and then making up a post.

    You mentioned in your email that you were now on a trip so I'm wishing you safe travels and lots of fun!! Love you. xoxox