Monday, October 25, 2010

Fun times!!

 My daughter and her family have been visiting from NY and spending time with family, working and visiting the local parks have cut down on knitting and blogging time. I did get  a few rows in here and there. I have about an inch left to knit of the stripe pattern and then 2" of ribbing on the body and one more sleeve to knit. I plan to use a zipper for the closure. I was hoping for a loose fit so Jayden would maybe get 2 seasons out of it, but it fits like it should with about 2" ease so I think it will only be a one season sweater. They just grow too fast!!
 As I type my daughter and family are on their way home. I really enjoyed their visit and spending time with her and her  and the children. She did some delicious baking while here, apple and peach pies. Very yummy..

 We visited the Harry Potter theme park and the Epcot food and wine fest. Had some game nights and just enjoyed the time together. I miss them already. I'm spending a quiet day off today and catching up on things. Hum there is still some of that yummy peach pie in the kitchen ..I hear it calling me.. no no no!!

Monday, October 18, 2010

the Shower!!

 Yesterday we had a small family baby shower at the house for my daughter. Brooke and her husband cooked a delicious autumn dinner of roast pork, squash, green beans and brussel spouts and cornbread stuffing. Brooke also made a the cutest little onesie cake that she decorated. The cake it self was rich chocolate with homemade cherry jam filling. I really didn't get a chance to take a lot pictures. I was busy helping with the food and cleaning up. The day was fun and my daughter received lots of presents for the new little one.
 The chair was a last minute thing I whipped up the night before. She kept telling us she didn't want a chair and her hubby came to me and asked if we could decorate a chair anyway. It was 8pm the night before the shower and I didn't think we could go to the store and get the chair and stuff to decorate. So I ran up the closet and remembered I had bought a bolt of light blue fabric a while ago for curtains but the color just didn't look right in the room. I grabbed a dinning room chair and started cutting. I made a loose cover by just measuring width and length and basically making sleeves. When I was finished there was a perfect size square of fabric from the scraps for a little pillow and then a long strip of fabric left over from the hem to make the bows. She really liked it because it was understated and she  didn't want to sit in a frilly ruffly chair. The total process took about 3 hours. I was really surprised at how fast it was to make and that there was no measuring except for the the back and seat of the chair.  (^_^)

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

the garage sale

 All set up for a garage sale. The weather was in the 80's so it was a perfect day.  Unfortunately not that many people showed up. The good thing is everything is organized so we can have it again with no problem. My daughter who is 8 months pregnant offered to help so we just hung out for the afternoon chatting. We had a few sales and called it a day. 
I started a new project a few days ago, but have been really busy cleaning out stuff and haven't had time to work on it. I also had the opportunity to work on it during the garage sale and got a little of one sleeve finished. This is going to be a raglan cardigan for Jayden. I started at the neck and am working my way down. The yarn I'm using is an acrylic Noro style yarn that I'm pretty pleased with.
Right now I have  a house full of family visiting and this coming weekend will be the baby shower for my daughter.  All the baby knitting is finished for now the presents are purchased and I just looks like a really nice week ahead of us of visiting and and enjoying the company.