Monday, July 27, 2009

Baby to be Liam

Krissy and Jeff have decided on a name for soon to arrive baby boy Belzeski: Liam Ryan. So I now have a name for all the fun stuff I get to make for the little man. I thought for sure Krissy would notice that this is not even remotely girly but alas her comment when I showed this bib to her was that it looked like a rainbow! So I, in true Grandmotherly fashion, ignored her and forced her to sing my crafty praises. I think I shall next make a bib with camo yarn. You can't get too much more "boy" than that.

Oh to be young and free from inhibitions............Julianna and Keely had so much fun yesterday playing in the hose on a warm Sunday afternoon!!!

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Little girl purses

I saw a pattern for a little purse for a little girl that I thought would be really cool to make for my grand-daughters (of which I have 3) and viola, the picture is the result. I changed the pattern to suit my needs and couldn't stop until I had made one for each one of them. I was like a woman possessed. Made all 3 of them in 2 days. 2 are knitted and one is crochet. I like them both equally and they were fun to make. Today is Julianna's 2nd birthday so I will be seeing all of them at her party. I can't wait to give them to the girls. I am hard at work making things for a baby boy now as well. Krissy is having a boy due in November. She is really excited and it will be our 2nd grandson. Zack will be 15 when he is born so it will have been 15 years since we had a baby boy to spoil. It's been a challenge to get away from thinking pink and purple!!! We were at Target last week and I told Krissy I just had to get something for the little guy. I gravitated towards a cream colored onesie with a bear on it and she said MOM, what is wrong with the obvious boy ones right next to it with dinosaurs and trucks on them??? They were blue. I sheepishly told her that I have been thinking girl for many years and she needed to give me time to adjust my habits, lol. Of course I got the dinosaurs.........and we had a good laugh! Good thing is that boys stuff is way cooler than when Zack was a baby so it will be lots of fun.

Sunday, July 19, 2009


I am still making cloths like mad. I did the cloths for the Monthly Dishcloths KAL, made 3 cloths and a drying square for my friend Jackie in Texas, several squares from a crochet group that I think i will put together into perhaps a shawl of some sort (10 in), and a shawl for my sister Vickie from a pattern out of a booklet for baby blankets. She picked the yarn and colors when they were visiting in July. I also made a pot holder from a pattern I bought in Independence, MO at a yarn shop I visited. It turned out great and I have enough yarn to make another one to match it!! I have actually started using the cloths in the kitchen and i absolutely LOVE them. More later..................