Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Year!

Tonight is New Year's Eve, the last night of 2009 as well as another full moon. You can read all about the "blue moon" on Susan's blog. It looks like we won't be seeing it though as it's raining here. We did, however, catch a glimpse of the almost full moon last night as we walked through our neighborhood, enjoying the clear skies and the remaining holiday lights. Waiting in our email this morning were two new photos from Chicago.

Look who's almost up on his hands and knees. Jill and Michael do such a good job of sending us photos and helping us keep up with the daily changes in our 3 grandchildren. It's hard being so far away, but thanks to technology we can stay in touch. Here's Sophia wearing a robe that my mom made for Jill many years ago. Jill, however, did not have the same pair of sparkly shoes that Sophia is wearing.

Now that we've celebrated Catherine's birthday, I can show my last few handmade gifts. In keeping with Seattle's green effort, I knit a bag for Catherine to take to the market. It's Vicki Square's pattern, a free download from Knitting Daily some time ago. The basketweave stitch which is used on the edges was quite interesting and fun to do. Catherine had admired the Rhythm scarf, so it is now hers. We enjoyed a fun evening altogether with Dick's brother and his wife, Mary, Brent, Carl, and Melinda all there to wish Catherine another happy year. (And yes, we had Coca-Cola Cake!)

One other project which I sewed for Catherine for Christmas was a case for her Kindle, using Kim Walus's Bookeeper pattern from the Moda Bakeshop site. It's a fun way to use a bit of stash and useful to boot.

As the last of 2009 draws to a close, I'd like to wish everyone a blessed New Year, one of happy times and good health. With two family weddings in the early part of the year, 2010 promises to be interesting!


Anonymous said...

Happy New Year ---- In 2010 I'm wishing for a pair of sparkly shoes like Sophia's! LOL

Cat said...

Happy New Year Judy!

Lovin all your creations and the pics of the grandkids! Sophia's hair is growing!

May you be blessed with a wonderful new year!!!


Kathy said...

Happy New Year Judy and family!

Love to see all your creativity! Your grandchildren are growing up much to quickly.

Lapplisor said...

Dear Judy
..a Happy New Year I wish you and your family.
I am happy to accompany your blog in a further year,
and look forward to your inspiration through creativity.
All my good wishes for you

Kathy A. said...

Happy New Year Judy.
Love those ittle grandkids. They are so very cute.

Crazee4books said...

Hi Judy,

Hope you had a great time ushering
in the New Year and hope that the
year ahead is a good one for you
and your family.

Your Grandkids are so sweet. It's
always fun to see the pictures of
them and read what they're up to.
Isn't it cool to see Sophia wearing
something that was originally made
for her mother. And it looks great
on her. Love those shoes by the

Your knitted and sewn gifts to
give to friends and family for
Christmas are wonderful and all
the more special for having been
made by you. Love the Kindle
case made with all those pretty

Your aprons were fun to see too
with all their quirky fabrics.
Aprons seem to be making a come
back these days. And the knitted
dish cloths are very popular too.

Always glad to hear from you on
my blog Judy. I love visiting
the beautiful Pacific Northwest
through your blog.


Kris Meares - Tag Along Teddies said...

Hey Judy! Happy New Year to you! And as a New Year's surprise ... you were one of my extra prize draw winners for OPAM 09, so if you'd like to email me your snail mail address, I'll pop your prize in the post and have it winging your way soon. Congrats and Bear Hugs! KRIS

Micki said...

Happy New Year! I loved the pics of your grandkids and your work which is so beautiful!

jane said...

Hi Judy, Happy New Year to you. Love your photos and look forward to seeing everyone in person at the weddings. Funny, the hat you knit Ted looks so professional that I did not realize you made it! Wow!! Ted thanks you because he did not have such a nice stocking hat. And our temperatures here in Minnesota have been very cold since New Year's Day.

Jane said...

Great Kindle holder and the g kids? Sooooo cute