Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Yesterday was my daughter's due date. As of today, we still don't have a baby. Jellybean is taking his/her sweet time in arriving but that's okay. Abby decided early in her pregnancy to have a home birth so the longer Jellybean stays put, the better developed, right? I'm becoming an anxious Grammy, though. I am so ready for this sweet bundle to get here, to find out if we will have a granddaughter or grandson. My sweet daughter is ready also. She is so excited to meet Jellybean and have her baby to hold and cuddle and love. Her pregnancy has been a good one. She has been healthy all though and not had any problems so I'm hoping for an easy birth for her. I just can't wait to meet Jellybean!!!!

In the meantime, I've been trying to get started on a new project. I finished the stacking bowls but found the balls too hard for my hands to work on. They are small and the finishing decreases are hard for me to do, especially since they need to be tight so no stuffing pops out. My right hand just could not handle it and the pain I felt was really bad so I gave up on the balls and will just give the bowls to the kids. I'm sure they will enjoy them and won't miss the balls.

My newest project is a blanket for a young man. One of my best friends has a son who was diagnosed with leukemia in May of 2011. After spending several months in the hospital, he was able to come home and was in remission soon after. In November of 2012, he started showing some signs of return and spent almost the whole month of December in the hospital receiving chemo and fighting infections. He is home now but will be traveling to Vanderbilt Hospital in Nashville soon to start the process of having a bone marrow transplant. He is 21 and his life, the past couple of years, has been really hard, on him and on his parents. I decided I wanted to do something personal for him so a blanket it is.

His favorite colors are black, red and gold. I chose black, red and grey to make the blanket and I'm going to us Lucy's Granny Stitch blanket pattern. I've done my practice stitch and it worked out so now I'm ready to begin. Wish me luck.

Last week we had an ice storm come through. Friday morning everything was covered in a layer of ice and it was soooo cold! I didn't leave the house at all and the Hubs decided to take a vacation day. He has to drive 50 miles one way to work each day and then get into a tractor trailer and drive another 50-60 miles to deliver freight. I was very happy that he decided to stay home.

It was mid afternoon before anything much could move on our street.  Today this sun is shining and the temps are in the upper 50's. Oh I so like sunshine! It makes me happy.

While I was at Hobby Lobby buying the yarn for my blanket, I found this.

Isn't it pretty? I came straight home and hung it on the door. Happy hearts for February. It makes me smile. February is one of my favorite months. There are lots of family birthdays in February. My grandson's is the 10th, my daughter's is the 12th and mine is the 13th. And of course, there's Valentine's Day, a perfectly wonderful excuse for chocolate eating! And who knows, Jellybean may decide to join the February birthdays!

Do you like Valentine's Day? Do you have happy hearts up in your home?

Thank you for stopping by. I hope you each have a wonderful day and week.



  1. Hope the wait will soon be over for your new grandchild! I bet you are over the moon with excitement!
    Love the valentine heart wreath!I dont put hearts up especially for valentines but I have hearts all over the house anyway.

  2. That little Jellybean! What excitement. He/she will be so well loved.
    I am sorry to read about your friend's son. What a terribly painful journey for all of them. I am sure he will treasure that blanket.
    Keep warm!

  3. I bet everyone is on tender hooks waiting to Jellybean to arrive, how exciting.

    I am so sorry to hear, about your friends son fighting his battle with cancer. I am in my own battle at the moment, it's such a long journey, but I know how much he will appreciate the blanket you are making him.

    The weather is just dreadful at the moment, it's gone now but we haven't had so much snow in a long time.

    I do like Valentines, but we don't seem to decorate over here for it, I love your heart wreath.

  4. Not long to wait now! It looks sooooo cold there, our snow has gone for now, it was almost spring like yesterday! :) x

  5. I hope things are starting to warm up over there. Ice can be treacherous for sure. I'm sure the kids will enjoy the stacking baskets without the balls. I don't think I would have the patience for making them all, plus there's so many other things they can put in the baskets. So sorry to hear about your best friend's son. That's a hard thing he's going through. My cousin's step-daughter died last month at the age of 34 from leukemia -- just a few short months after being diagnosed. The granny stripe will be great to work up -- so easy. Wishing you a wonderful day. Tammy

  6. Oops! Forgot to say that I hope your daughter has that baby very soon. Maybe February 1st :) My first son was about 5 days late, according to calculations. Hugs, Tammy

  7. Your new project is a great one, Sharon...blankets really can be comforters.

    I still have not tried to crochet a ball, so am very impressed that you made any! I am certain the kids will have all sorts of fun putting all sorts of things in the wonderful rainbow bowls you made. And if they are like my Grands, I bet they try to wear the bowls as hats,
    too :)

    Anticipating and celebrating birthdays is exciting :) We have a lot of February birthdays in our family as well, including mine on the 17th.

    The forecasters say this is our last day of rain for awhile and we are having a break from freezing temperatures which is nice, too.

    Blessings to you and yours,

  8. You haven't posted since Tuesday, I do hope that means Jelly Bean is born and all is well! Exciting times :)