Sunday, October 12, 2008

Off to the Midwest!

In the morning we are headed off to Chicago to visit our daughter's family. We haven't seen David and Sophia since they were here in June, so we expect a lot of changes. The past few days I've been busy finishing a few projects for them. It was lots of fun to knit these two critters. It's two different patterns by Chris de Longpre, Safari Friends and Prehistoric Pals. Each pattern has 4 different animals.
Leo and Breaky
Speaking of critters, the bunnies and squirrels have been playing out back. Dick caught this confrontation yesterday.
Backyard Buddies?
Just this afternoon I sewed the last duck button on this little sweater for Sophia. It's made from yarn I got in New Jersey when we were visiting our nephew Jon and family. Just this evening in a comment on Ravelry, I learned that this yarn will be carried locally. The buttons and pattern were included with the yarn, and the ball had enough yarn to make the largest size (12 mos.) with a little left over, enough for preemie booties maybe.

And before we leave,, I need to thank Pat Winter for her beautiful thank you note plus goodies. I can't wait to get started on piecing some blocks using these silkies. Aren't the ribbons pretty?
Thanks, Pat!


Sharon said...

Hi Judy, Yes we are just a few miles apart. I see you are in touch with Pat Winter also. She is the one who got me going on CQ. I love quilting. Maybe we shall meet someday. I do come into Bellevue to shop for fabric!!!! I love your blog. Your trips and projects are very interesting. Sharon

Paula Hewitt said...

i love the toys - especially the dinosaur - my boys would have loved him a few year ago. no longer though. sigh. have a great trip.

Lapplisor said...

Hi Judy
You have very beautiful animals for your grandchildren knitted… and the jacket for Sophia are so beautiful with the buttons.
Your visit with the children, was reliably a very beautiful, common time.
Have a nice week.

Linda said...

What lovely things Judy....especially the dinosaur! He would make a great toy to accompany a dinosaur story.

Kathy said...

Wishing you a wonderful time with your family.
Thank you so much for your thoughts and prayers. It is hard for DH spending his whole career of 33 years at one place and now starting all over again.

Rian said...

Hope you have a wonderful time with your daughter and grandchildren. Maybe there will still be some orange leaves on the trees.

Wendy said...

Looks like everything is going really well. I love the little critters. So adorable and the sweater too. I have a few bunnies in my yard too, but they better stay back because they eat my roses. LOL Who can blame them? HAHA
Have fun with your daughter.
Big Hugs,

Pat Winter said...

You are very welcome. I loved your photos,your Grands are adorable as are your fur babies. Enjoy!

Lelia said...

Doesn't Pat have awesome stuff?? I recently purchased from her etsy. I bought a necklace (intended for a gift) and I like it so much, I'm debating keeping it!!!
I'm not sure if I even put up a post -- but, I did get beautiful ribbons and silk images -- beautiful stuff : )