Monday, January 19, 2015

Surprise, Surprise, Surprise

For those of you that follow my blog, last I mentioned was that my family was expecting another little boy that was to be due in March of last year. Well first surprise turned out to be having our nephew born January 23rd, then five days later as I started the whole process of labor while walking to the bus stop to pick up my oldest from the bus stop. Came home worked on homework, started supper, and just as supper finished. I told my husband that I didn't think we'd make it through supper and started to very quickly pack for the hospital. This being my fourth pregnancy, it's very easy to know exactly what to pack and to pack light! Kiddos were loaded up and off we went. Walked in popped out a kiddo. Quite Seriously easy as eating pie.

 A kiddo that turned out to be a little girl. Mind you I had been crocheting/knitting up a storm tons of pink little items, with a boys name picked out. Mother's intuition right there. Haha!!! Very surprised and shocked we called our precious little Girl Clementine which I had picked out for our second son who turned out to be a boy. The greatest surprise of them all. Four healthy children and to top it off a little girl to end our run. Not that I'll say she's our last. I've had a streak of saying no more and then another comes along. One precious gift I'd never expected nor thought would happen. Sebastian loves his sister and is the best big, protective brother of her. It melts my heart to see the dedication he puts towards her and her bossy ways. One Girl to rule them all!!!

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Full of Birthday Surprises, and Other Surprises

August is my dear mom's birthday. This year I wanted to make something a little different for her for her birthday, with my mother in law's, son's, and mothers birthday each almost a week apart from each other I get a little pressed for time to make each something from my precious stash of yarn. My mother in law loves unicorns. I have looked long and hard and tried several different pattern slowly finding my favorites to work with. Shortly afterwards I started working on my oldest son's presents a murloc from World Of Warcraft. All of my kids have become fascinated  by these creatures along with my husband a true fan of the game. Last year my youngest son had a snake made for him, which my oldest has continued to remind me to make one for him, for over a year his white snake has sat at my desk desk begging to be completed. So finally figured ot was time to finish it up for a happy kiddo on his birthday. A week later my mom's birthday came. My parents decided to get a hotel room with a pool so the family could all enjoy swimming and a nice relaxing time for the adults while celebrating her birthday. My mom is a huge fan of cats so I tend to try a new pattern for her collection of feline friends. Once seeing this laid back cat I had to make it for her. The Head is slightly stuffed and the body remains unstuffed. This tomcat has become my mom's travel companion, every time my parents travel tomcat hitches a ride to later send me pics of his lazing around. Love getting these little pictures to pop up on my emails first thing in the morning. On Father's Day, and Mother's Day I made my parents both scarfs. A Jack Skellington Scarf for my dad who in his old age has become a fan of the beloved Jack. This scarf sits in the back of my parents car where many admirers ask where it came from.  My mother's scarf came from a book she gave me two Christmas's ago, she loves to find beautiful books of patterns for me to make, each book she marks the pages with paper clips to the things she likes the most. One of the marked pages was to an Infinity Scarf. I made this scarf with some angora yarn in a light grey color. I immediately fell in love with the simplicity and elegant textures of this scarf. Upon giving her the scarf she was amazed to see something she innocently marked come to life in her hands. Another heart felt moment for myself seeing my work loved. A few years ago I made my grandmother some pumpkins, after she saw a set sitting at my mothers table during a visit. Well I received a request from my grandmother to make another set in purple for a younger cousin. My cousin loves to play with my grandmother's pumpkins and needed a set of her own to protect my grandmothers. After finishing the pumpkins I decided two playful purple unicorns would be a perfect fit for my Uncle's two precious girls. I too recieved a picture after they made it to there new home. So many precious things to make for the family I love!!!

My Precious Nephew!

At long last this year I became an Aunt in January. This precious baby poor is such a delight to see. Being the crazy knitter/crocheter that I am this little handsome boy got to be spoiled with many hats, booties, cocoons, diaper wraps ant the like. Soon after he was born I'd forgotten the precious little gifts I had made this sweet, energetic bundle of cuteness until his mommy did something so unexpected it left me in tears, She had pictures taken with one of the sets I had made. I never thought my work worthy enough for such an honor and originally had brushed it off at the baby shower when it had been mentioned. It melts my heart to see my precious nephew wearing one of my handmade gifts and his splendid personality to complement the puppy set I made him. This little boy has my whole heart and many years to come of being spoiled with creations

A year of projects