Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Ben's Blanket



I bought they yarn for his blanket on sale at Joann's for $4 and have quite a bit of it left.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Saturday, November 15, 2008


Our angel son Gabriel Joesph was born asleep 7 years ago today.

Thinking of you sweet baby boy on your birthday.

Death leaves a heartache no one can heal,
love leaves a memory no one can steal.
~From a headstone in Ireland

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

My first hat.

This is not only the first hat I've ever knit but also the first pattern I've ever followed for knitting. Oh and the first time knitting icord and using double point kneedles in the round and switching kneedles. No wonder it took me from 7pm last night until 11:30pm to do 1/2 and several hours this morning to finish it. But I was determined and my hard work paid off. It's far from being perfect but I'm soo excited to have knit something my little guys can wear. It fits Ben the best but looks just as cute on the big boys. They of course all want one now. Well I won't ramble on any longer....you've GOT to see my first hat! *whoop whoop*

The proud knitter and new owner

My little model (Ben)

the other little model (Billy...gotta love the pose)

and THE hat

The pattern I used was great. Easy to follow along and simple enough for this beginner. I used the wrong sized kneedles all the way through but if I had the right size needles it would have turned out better. Here's a link to where I purchased the pattern, I highly recommend it...
Ky Baby Knits: Ear Cozy Hat Pattern

Friday, November 7, 2008

Family Ornament for 2008


A round of updates.

Life has been taking up so much time I haven't had a second to write about it. lol

First I'll update ya'll on the boys....

Is having a great year in 4th grade. He loves his new school and although we have to fight with him to get him to do his homework...he's learning a lot.

Loooooves school. He wakes up energized and tries to get out to the bus stop early every morning thinking that will make the bus come sooner and take him to school sooner. I think his favorite part of the day is lunch time. For a few weeks he had double lunches. He'd eat the lunch I was packing him at snack time and then get another full lunch at school. lol

Is sooo active and smart. He's into trains and cows right now. Oh and Micky Mouse is all of a sudden a favorite of his. BUT still nothing holds a candle to his favorite guy ever....Elmo.

Our G-man is growing up so fast. He's cruising all around the living room and I caught him trying to walk from the entertainer to the gate yesterday. It's amazing how fast the first year goes. He is such a guy's guy and loves to rough house with Ben already. He's up to 6 teeth now.

....and then on us....

I'm sure you can guess what he's up to....working all the time as usual. But at least he's "on shift" now so his schedule allows him more at home time with the boys. I have a cute picture of him and Ben sleeping on the sofa that I'll share later in this post.

I'm working. Lots of sewing and computer time advertising and growing my small sewing business. I have perfected my bib pattern after combining both of my sizes to one that works for both small and larger babies. Lots less confusing for me to keep one size in stock rather than two.

Now for some pics in random order (sorry)....


Ben's new Elmo Mutt (fitted cloth diaper)

Shaun and Ben taking an afternoon snooze

A new rug for our livingroom

Garrett in his Bacon and Eggs Mutt (fitted cloth diaper)


The only non-burry Halloween pic we have