Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Tuesday Treat

"I've already read this story!!!!"

Saturday, April 27, 2013

I'm back

I have been away for the past month - way across the country.

This is little Patric who came to the airport to see me off. Healthy and happy, he is just a wonderful little baby.
Burp time.
With mama, my daughter Laila.
I was fortunate to be able to stay a bit extra to help Patric's big brother Luc celebrate his 2nd birthday.
Luc had his very first ice cream cone. It was hard to get the ice cream out when one's tongue isn't very long.
We went on walks.
We saw mule deer.

I made a total of 10 little hats to donate to the hospital.

We saw lots of cows.

I played soccer with Luc.

Luc got to play along the river.

We saw some horses when we took a trip to a place called Horsefly where...

there was still a teeny bit of snow. Luc didn't quite grasp the idea of snowballs.

We even saw a bear. Once we got into the car and drove up the road, he was gone. This was the only photo op we had of him. (click on the photo twice to enlarge it)

Luc got so comfortable going down the slide that he got to do it 'hands free.'

Did I mention the deer?
All too soon I had to leave this part of Canada and travel back home. My husband said I should skype with Luc to see if he can figure out that his mummi is on the computer screen and not there in true life.
Since I have not yet finished Patric's quilt, it will be the first thing I work on. Once it's done and delivered, I will post a photo. There are lots of things I plan on working on in the near future so stay tuned...

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Hats, hats, even more baby hats

I am trying to use up some yarn by making little baby newborn hats.

There are so many free patterns on the internet and I like the variety of hats. They are all different sizes because newborns are all different sizes. These will all be donated to the hospital where my little grandsons were born. My daughter said I should make more of the hats to fit bigger heads. I like variety and so I will be be knitting the hats in different sizes.

I am linking up with the Needle and Thread Network. Pop on over to see what other creations are being made.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Tuesday Treat

Here's a photo of my new little grandson with the cocoon I made for him and a matching hat.

Patric Gilles, born March 22nd and weighing 7.0 lbs.

Here's what I have been up to creatively. I am making more baby hats to donate to a hospital. The one on the right is the one I am donating and the one on the left is a close-up of the one in the previous photo. There are so many great free patterns on the internet. The leaves are crocheted. I used the same basic pattern as the leaves on the cocoon but I just used a couple less stitches to make them a bit smaller.

This is the matinee jacket I made. Newborn size, for little Patric.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Tuesday Treat

These are two vintage (old) quilts that were at the Textile Museum of Canada, located in downtown Toronto. I liked old quilts before but as I age, I am becoming more and more of a fan of old quilts. I stood in front of the red and green star on white (the left quilt) for quite a while. I stood and stared because it had an optical illusion effect to it. If one was to visually concentrate on just one star, some of the other ones appeared not to have any red. It wasn't until you moved your eyes and looked at the stars that you realized that they all had red and green and white. It was really an interesting quilt up close.