Late last year I signed up to take part in the Traveling Journal project. Due to a few technical hitches (lost mail, people having to drop out of the project, long distances...) I have only just received my first journal to work in. Hedvig has traveled all the way from Olga in Stockholm, via the UK,The Netherlands and Germany. He has yet to visit Japan,France, the USA, Scotland, Sweden and Malaysia. Each participant has several pages to do with as they wish...this is a collage that forms part of my first journal page... I can't wait to see my journal after it's long journey.
I'm not doing much besides feeding and washing baby stuff (Grace is a happy vomiter!) - Rose however has been studying frogs. Charlotte is busy being a big sister ( and doing a fine job of it). My head is full of ideas but for a little while that's where they will have to stay until I find a bit more time and a lot more sleep.
Finished this bonnet I started whilst I was waiting to go down to the operating theatre on the day Grace was born...so I didn't do a gauge swatch or use the wool suggested in then pattern or even pay attention to the fact that it said to fit baby 0-24 months...so not surprisingly it's just a little big for my small headed baby. Oh well, kept me busy when I needed it ....and I'm sure she'll grow into it.
She is off to Mozambique and Nicaragua in June and will take as many tee shirts as she can. They need to be in Arizona by the 25th of May so you still might have time if you want to take part. I knew that there was a reason for buying that old kid's curtain( other than to stuff into my already overflowing stash of fabric odds and ends...).
Now I need to get busy on some long promised parcels for patient blog friends ( thank you Ute and Megan!) as well as get my pay it forward gifts finished and into the mail ( soon I promise, Norma, Susanna and Victoria).
to all of the mothers, motherly types and to
anyone who has ever stepped up to the plate and filled the role of a
mother - enjoy your day! You are special, you are needed and most of
all you are loved! Happy Mother's Day!
This was my post on Mother's Day last year....and I can't think of a better way to put it (besides which my brain is mush and I'm half asleep....still getting used to this broken sleep thing!)
Life is good. Make that great. Enjoy your day, everyone. I'm off to enjoy mine.
being two weeks old. The beautiful hat is all the way from Chicago, the home of Heidi. Thank you! - such a gorgeous buttery colour and the perfect fit for Grace's little head. (I think I recognise the pattern - I have looked at it a few times but now I've actually seen it knitted up I just have to try one myself. Looks like that crochet blanket will take just a little longer....)
So small and yet Grace already has us wrapped around her little finger. Charlie has several pet names for her - "little sleepy pumpkin head, sweetie pie" and her favourite of all "my tiny knuckle head" which she insists means "cute". I'm not sure where Charlie picked this up but I am trying to get her to stick with "pumpkin head". I know that it is only very early days (and things can change very quickly!) but Grace just seems to be fitting into our life and family so easily. Of course there will be days when I think I must have been crazy to imagine that I could cope with three children but for now I am just enjoying the whole new baby experience. Grace will be the last little one in our family- I'm certain that this is why I seem to be spending a ridiculous amount of time just looking at her- really, you'd think that I'd never seen a newborn baby before! In between feeding and trying to catch up on a bit of sleep, I have managed to do a little bit of drawing.
Not sure where I am going with this - I have a few dress sketches that might become part of a collage series or might not....we'll see.
(We really have appreciated all of the comments on the last two posts - thank you for the warm wishes and congratulations. Every proud mama just loves to hear that other people think her family is a lovely as she does!)
thank you for dropping by my small corner of the world - feel free to look around and hopefully be a little ( or a lot!) inspired by what you see. Please be honest & considerate when using any of my work or images as "inspiration" - after all nobody appreciates a copy cat....