Thursday, 14 March 2019

A little sewing

Thanks for all of your kind words on my last post, I really did appreciate them.

Despite the recent turmoil here there has been a (little) bit of sewing going on.

A top and  2 pairs of leggings for the newest addition to the family.

I made the 3 month size but it doesn't look like he is going to get a lot of wear out of them does it?

Naturally, I turned to my trusty Brindille and Twig patterns for these makes just like I did when I made similar for his big brother.

Of course, I couldn't make for our newest grandson without making something for his big brother too!

Our gorgeous grandson has a vivid imagination and loves dressing up so when I saw this book I knew that I had to buy it.

Here is my first attempt at an outfit from the book - a lion hat, which I am pleased to say fits and has gone down well :) It is admittedly a rather elderly lion with all that grey hair in his mane but sometimes you just have to work with what is available!

Monday, 25 February 2019

Beginnings and Endings

Posts here have been non-existent since I told you at the end of 2018 that we were awaiting the arrival of a new grandson. So, I am pleased to be able to tell you that our gorgeous new grandson finally arrived on Christmas Day!!

Now, isn't that just the best Christmas present ever :)

Needless to say the birth of a new grandson meant tangling with the scary serger again, these are just a couple of the items that I managed to rustle up when we returned home after Christmas.

Sadly, the joy of seeing a new life begin was overtaken at the beginning of the year when my Mum was rushed to hospital for a serious operation which unfortunately proved to be unsuccessful. Sewing and blogging made way for twice daily trips to hospital. Just as we were coming to terms with the imminent passing of my Mum, my Dad was rushed to the same hospital with what turned out to be severe pneumonia. In the end they passed away within days of each other.

They were married for just over 64 years and, I am sure, if given the choice would not have wanted either of them to be left for any length of time without the other, but it was a tough time for the family they left behind.

I have my Mum to thank for my love of all things crafty although her particular expertise in knitting is yet to manifest itself in me, and my Dad to thank for my love of crosswords although, again, his capacity for unravelling cryptic clues remains beyond me.

I am sure you will understand why my New to Me link party has yet to appear this year, but, hopefully normal service will resume next month.

Tuesday, 25 December 2018

Special Delivery

Merry Christmas wherever you are and welcome to the last New to Me link party of 2018.

New to Me is a place to share the highs and lows of new experiences and this month I have a very special New to Me to share.

By the time that you read this I will, hopefully, have met the newest addition to our family, a new grandson! His due date was December 16th but as I write this on December 21st there is no sign of him yet, so we are keeping our fingers crossed that he will arrive soon. Our son and daughter-in-law moved house this week which we were all convinced would be the catalyst for his birth but he would appear to be quite comfortable where he is thank you very much :)

So, that is my New to Me this month now it is over to you to share what you have tried or experienced for the first time this month. As ever the Link Party will remain open until the end of the month, so I might have an update for you on the boy before it closes, fingers crossed!

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