Friday, July 9, 2010

All I can say is....


... I tried. I am beginning to feel so sorry for our grandbaby. I see all the cute little baby things that the other bloggers I follow, are making and it takes me FOREVER to make these things. Not to mention, the bonnet is more than likely too small for grandbaby's head. (Our family tends to have rather large noggens!) So, my dilemma is... should I attempt to make another bonnet that will fit, or should I move on to something else? I want to make him a little sweater....

I must admit, they turned out rather cute. Although, the booties are huge compared to the bonnet. I did get another skein of the yarn so I could realistically make another bonnet in a larger size.... OR I could begin the sweater..... Who knows.... maybe grandbaby will have a small head... ;-) So what do ya'll think? To be honest, I had completed the booties and bonnet a couple of weeks ago, it just took me a while to actually find the ribbon (I was looking for another color actually) and then I only just added the ribbon today.

So, the other thing I've been working on are the Wedding Crochet Doilies! My darling, baby girl set a wedding date! Next May! And she's asked me to make the doilies that will be used in the centerpiece on the tables. She is going to have several doilies on each table and then have botttles (Either milk bottles, antique medicine, or antique canning jars) filled with flowers (types of flowers as yet to be determined). I hope to have over a hundred completed by next year. But, so far this is all I have! And keep in mind, I have not blocked these yet. I think I'll try to block about 25 at a time so, as I get that many, I will block them.


And guess what? I've got my wonderful sister-in-law helping me! She actually bought some hooks and a ball of crochet thread and found a pattern and is in the process of making doilies! She is such a sweetie to help me with this endeavor! She went to my honey's parents house for the annual 4th of July get together. She and her kids then followed us home to stay with us for a couple of days. She even helped me with a church function being held at my house! I don't know what I would have done without her help! Poor thing, she is on vacation and I put her to work. Hopefully, the next time they come for a visit, I am NOT going to put her to work! Instead, I hope to be able to show them around Omaha! And there is LOTS to see in Omaha! Honest!

Boy, you'd think with the long delay in posting, I'd have had more to show. But, I wasn't very good at taking photo's of the 4th. And I STILL haven't finished the pot holders. But I will be posting the cardigan soon!

Tomorrow is my honey's birthday. We are going to see a fireworks show at a friends house. Every year there is a man who puts on a pretty awesome show. Not sure what it's for but he does it annually and our friend lives on a hilltop so you can see the display beautifully from her deck! My honey gets to enjoy fireworks with our friends, again this year! ;-)

I hope you all had a fabulous 4th of July and I hope to be back with something interesting soon!

6 comments:

insanely crafty said...

I say move on to the sweater and come back to the hat when your done with it.
I love the doilies! Sounds like the centerpiece will be gorgeous!

Joan's Good Life said...

Yay! Thanks Jess, I was hoping someone would say that so I can justify going on to the sweater! This is one of the many reasons I adore you! ;-)

chellebelle said...

Go on with the sweater, the bonnet is beautiful, and if it doesn't fit him then give it to the hospital for premies.. they can always use them. I'm glad to see you, I miss your postings. I hope hubby has a great birthday. As for the violin, I signed up for the violinmasterpro (something like that) for like $30.00 and I have done well so far on my own, and I will be getting some human lessons to keep me on track.. check out your local music store.. it is awesome!!

corinnea said...

The booties and hat are gorgeous. Jess and you have it right, go on tho the sweater and come back to the hat. I love the doiles you're doing! That's a huge amount to get done but I know you can do it! Happy b day to you both!

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婉婷 said...

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