Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Life is Changing

It’s been so long since I posted!  This new school year has brought some changes for our family.  For the past two year, my youngest had been in a charter school that met once a week for the first 3 weeks of the month.  The rest of the time we were doing school work at home.  This continued to feel somewhat like I was homeschooling.  The next child up was in public school, then went into a different charter school.  Well this year, he has stayed in his charter school and my youngest has decided to venture into public school for her high school years.  There were many tears on my part with this decision.  She is very happy and doing quite well.  Yesterday, she started swimming with the swim team. This new schedule change has given me time to myself that I haven’t had in many years.

The end of September and beginning of October, I canned pear sauce and peach sauce (much like applesauce).  I made 42 quarts of pickles, and canned over 6 dozen pints of salsa – red, yellow, and green.

Now I am working on Christmas presents.  I am excited to share those projects after Christmas.

The biggest news in our family is that my parents became great grandparents last week.  My sister is now a grandma!

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I thought I’d share the projects I made for this new little baby girl. 

I made a Sacque de Bebe from some LionBrand Homespun yarn I had in my stash. IMG_2952 (640x373)

With the leftover yarn I made her a hat to match sort of following the pattern Leaf Top Hat for Baby.

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Making her look like a little eggplant!

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I can’t wait to get pictures of the real baby in this!

While I visited my sister this summer, we bought some Alpaca/Acrylic blend yarn which I used to make a Rosy Cozy Baby Cocoon.  I thought it turned out quite elegant.

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I used the Basic Newborn Baby Hat Pattern as a guide, repeating the trim of the cocoon to make a matching hat.

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Again I’m patiently waiting pictures of a real baby in these outfits.

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