Thursday, September 15, 2011

Waiting For the Next Color!

Back in June our daughter, Hope, along with her husband Jeremy announced they were expecting their first child. Yippee!!!!! Our first grandchild, I'm soooooo excited!

The plan was to find out out as soon as possible whether the bundle of joy, be boy or girl. Sooooo I decided to start on a baby blanket. I couldn't help myself. Inspired by Maaike's ( baby boy blanket in a Chevron pattern , I began crocheting, however using pastel colors. Working with the chevron pattern, brought back fond momories of my learning to crochet at the age of 14 with this very pattern. I kept crocheting until I had to know whether the next color would be a darker blue or pink. Hmmmm

Finally , the much awaited date of "finding out" arrived. The baby cooperated and the next color is pink!!!!!

Now, I am happy as a clam crocheting away on my grandaughter's blanket!!! Did I mention I am soooo excited to be a grandma!!!!

p.s. I borrowed the idea of the yarn in the bowl from Koralee at bluebird

Monday, September 12, 2011

He he he.....

Just wanted to share some pretty fall flowers from the garden with you! Pretty pink dahlias and some fushia yarrow.
Happy September to you!

Thursday, September 8, 2011


was one of the comments I heard, about this flower arangement with the gumballs. Here it is in its rightful place beside the cupcake stand on the dessert table!

The event: Lloyd and Aundi's wedding rehearsal dinner.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Little Favors...

are sweet things to give and to do for others...
being open to opportunities to brighten someone's day with a heartfelt expression...

can bring a sense of delight to ourselves in return!

I was excited to make these sweet favors for my son's wedding rehearsal dinner! From the macarons to the crocheted hearts, it was a delightful way to express our family's gratitude to the wedding party for being a part of such a special time in our son's life!

Ohh, the heart design came from Maaike, the lovely creator of the blog creJJtion. Her tutorial was so easy to follow; I was hooked! I knew the hearts would be the perfect embellishment for the macaron boxes!