Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Number 13

It is a good thing I am not superstitious as I have just finished snowflake number 13 and it appears it will be the last one before Christmas. I was delayed in finishing as I had family over Saturday for Christmas, then we went to the casino Monday night. I did not come home any richer, either.

I think I working on a simple edging although I am not sure what I will be putting it on. It is worked with black and white. I am thinking of attaching it to a small jewelry pillow of black or a wine colored velvet. I have an order coming from Handy Hands and am anxious to get it. I ordered several balls of thread and a new tatting pattern book. My picot gauges arrive from Georgia and I love them.

I made five pounds of fudge yesterday. Good thing I am sharing it with my step-mother. She really wanted it for her family. As I live alone I don't need that much fudge hanging around for weeks. Most of my cookies were given away or ate on Saturday when my sister was here with her family. So I won't have a lot of Christmas goodies to get rid of.

My daughter in Alaska finally went to the doctor Monday and she is pregant with her first baby. We are so excited, I will be spending some time in Alaska again next year. I promised her six weeks after the baby gets here. I want to tat a hat for the baby so I think that may have to be my next project. They are not going to find out the sex of the baby as they want to be surprised. So I will not be doing gender specific projects. She also wants to go "green" and use cloth diapers. I have purchased a dozen so far but plan on making most of them. Since she lives 90 miles from Fairbanks she can use lots of diapers.


Unknown said...

What a nice grandmother/mother you are to promise all that time to your daughter with her new baby! What a treasure. Your new ornament is lovely, regardless of what number it is! :)

LadyShuttleMaker aka MadMadPotter said...

Congrats on being a grandma! Is this your first grandchild? I will look forward to seeing your baby related tatting!

Angela said...

This will be number four. I have two grandsons and a granddaughter in NC. They are 18, 13, and 11. It has been a long time for a baby in my family. I just wish they were a little closer so I could see more of them.