Friday, February 18, 2011

For Cora With Love, Nana

   We have a new grandchild on the way. Our little Cora is due the middle of March and we are very excited.  My artwork has been set aside to make time for all things baby.

   I made this Moses basket a couple of years ago after, what I thought would be my last, grandchild was born. I figured that it was safe to finally make one for myself. Now I am passing it on to our new little love. It will be filled with all kinds of baby goodies.

    The quilt is made up of new and vintage chenilles some from as far away as Australia. I love making baby quilts from chenille. Babies love all the different textures. Of course by the time it was is finished there was a blizzard of tiny chenille fragments everywhere.

    This was a pattern I had never tried before. Very simple but if you lose count you could end up with a big mess. The photo doesn't do it justice. The yarn has tiny little sparkles running through it. Every girl needs a little bling no matter how new she is.

   My friend Nancy introduced me to this adorable crochet pattern. It is so simple but looks so complicated. Very delicate and so sweet, perfect for our newest sweetheart. Everything will now be wrapped and put in the basket along with all the million outfits and baby must haves that I have been picking up for the last few months. Can't wait to meet our sweet baby Cora.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

 Snow is Just a Four Letter Word!

A dear friend of mine from Florida sent this to me. She knows me so well. I will keep this image forever. I am so over this winter already and there's a lot more to come! I'm California dreamin.......