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Thursday, December 22, 2011

Baby Hats

Playing with my new grandson has been so much fun.  I knew I would enjoy being a grandma...I had no idea how special it would be.  I love every minute spent with this beautiful little boy.
As I said in an earlier post, most of the newborn clothes we made prior to his birth don't fit...
10 lbs 7 ounces is a very big newborn....  So, since the winter has been very chilly by California standards, I've taken to making him cute little hats to wear...I found a very easy but very cute hat pattern online...it's from Grosgrain, a smart well done blog I follow.  I found it in a round about way googling baby strawberry knit caps...it was just a coincidence that the pattern was on a blog I already follow...just several years back.  Here's the link to it if you want to give it a go, the color combinations are endless...as you'll see from the photos...you could make flowers for little girls...fruit...any holiday color combos...I was even thinking of doing red and white stripes with a blue "star" on top for Fourth of July!





And here's Kale "rockin" the pumpkin look

Monday, December 12, 2011

Watercolor Orchids

The weather is dismal, raining and cold.  My bright spot...our new grandson Kale.  He's a joy.  When I'm not visiting and playing grandma, I'm painting.  Working on a series of orchids to take back to the Hawaii gallery in late December. Here's what I've come up with so far




Tuesday, December 6, 2011

I'm a Grandma!!!!!

We are so excited...our daughter and son-in-law had a BEAUTIFUL baby boy Wednesday. This is so thrilling, our first grandchild.  I have been making baby clothes and things for months now...the anticipation was fun but the reality is soooooo much better.  Only one problem, he was so big 10lbs 7oz that NONE of the newborn clothes we made fit...ugh.  But I think we'll keep him :)

at home with mommy
and grandma
night night