Hello, dear readers :)
Things have been
hectic nuts around here with the dog being sick and we think he's on the mend.
Today, I'm a granny again.
Her name is Sadie Lee. She was born today at 1:58 am. - 7 pounds and 11 ounces, 18 inches long! She looks just like my son. So adorable. I can't wait to hold her!
Mother, son and baby are all doing well.
So this means, everything has stopped until I get a few new projects off the table and in the mail for my new granddaughter. I'll be doing a lot of knitting now, so DH can cook and clean and go get groceries.
HA! Ya, sure :)
I'm using EZ's baby surprise pattern for her sweater and coordinating it with fabric and using a sewing pattern that I posted ages ago.
So, for this one, I'm using a duck theme for a little dress and coordinating sweater-have not found duck buttons yet. And I thought I'd hunt up some duck stuff like a yellow duck for the tub? If anyone has seen them (buttons/yellow duckie) around please let me know :)
Okay on to two more projects and they are
owls and ladybug dresses with matching sweaters. I thought I'd also make a little headband to complete the outfit. (If I have time!)
I'm not sure what color wool to use for the ladybugs because the buttons are on the darker side of red. I may have a green wool that would match, but I haven't looked at it yet. And then the owls I thought a pretty pink or maybe pale blue, not sure yet, until I get playing with it.
So, this weekend I'll be starting off by making a copy of the original pattern. I never cut the pre-printed pattern but use do-sew to trace the pattern size that I want to use. So basically, if there are 4 pattern sizes, I can choose the one I want and transfer markings onto the do-sew that I want to use. If you think it's time consuming, it's really not. You have more flexibility with the style if you want to make a change, like add a ruffle, or change the line of the design, or whatever is your fancy. It's also convenient to put all your new pattern pieces and mark it and put it in a baggie and save the master.
It's also going to get very cold again tonight. I didn't want to lose all my tomatoes and all the blossoms. I even have tomatoes already popping out. It looks ugly but I hope I can save them.
Well, I've talked enough for the day. Am going to make dinner, organize my stuff for tomorrow, and after dinner gonna sit and knit a bit. I'll keep you posted on my progress.
Hope you have a wonderful weekend!