Thursday, August 2, 2012

Welcome to the World, Madeline!

It's been a scary few weeks, but Madeline Taylor Eliason arrived safely yesterday evening. Our niece was hospitalized a few weeks ago and on bedrest  because Madeline wanted arrive way too early. Thankfully, she waited a bit and weighed in at 5 pounds 6 ounces even though she wasn't due until next month. Praise the Lord for modern medicine!  And welcome, Baby Madeline.  Your blankie will be on its way shortly. (details on Ravelry)


Almost 5 years ago this month, our grand daughter was born, and she'll soon be celebrating that day.  Her dolly has been at our house since last Christmas because dolly just didn't fit into the suitcase and seemingly hasn't been missed.  Well, Dolly misses Sophia and will be going home in style with a new dress,

a new sweater set,

and thanks to Linda, a new bed.  Have a Happy Birthday, Sophia!


Meanwhile, I've been working on Sun Bonnet Sue and learning the Basque stitch

and the Oyster stitch.
Actually, I finished up this block this afternoon and will post it soon.

12 comments:

Dee said...

Well, Dolly will certainly be going home well outfitted. I love the red and white dress.

Becca said...

Oh Judy, that's wonderful! I was just thinking about that yesterday and should have called! Congratulations! Oh my, those dolly clothes are adorable...Sophia will be thrilled! Always love seeing your new stitches. :-)

Nancy said...

I make my outline stitch the same way. I've noticed that others make it more like a running stitch. The Basque and oyster stitches are new to me.

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Yea, for Miss Madeliene's safe arrival and her blanket is beautiful! This doll is going to be well dressed! Have a wonderful day. blessings ~ tanna

Suztats said...

I'm so glad Madeline has arrived safely!
Those doll outfits are gorgeous--love the dress!
Stitchin' is looking'good!

kathy b said...

Oh healthy baby JOY abounds! Thanks for the great news.
Love the dolly wardrobe and BED!!! how cool. Ive never...

You are a great stitcher....I love to see your bonnet girls

Rian said...

All good news. Blessings abound. And way cute stuff for Dolly (it amazes me how you could knit something so small).

Barbara C said...

Congratulations on the new addition to your family. The doll clothes are really sweet (and quick to finish I imagine). The doll bed is really adorable, and I love the Strawberry Shortcake fabric.

Janet said...

So glad that Madeline has arrived safely. Sophia and Dolly will be very pleased. The red and white dress is so cute.

Cat said...

Blessings to Madeline! So glad she arrived safely! The blanket is beautiful!
Adorable doll clothes and bed too!

SueR said...

You all must be relieved that baby Madeline has finally arrived. I'm glad they're doing well. Sophia is lucky to have a grandma like you! I've been admiring your stitchery, wish I enjoyed doing it. It's so lovely to look at!

Merry said...

So glad that all is well for baby Madeline and Mum. Congrats to you and the family. Love your dolls outfits I bet they will be cherished. Some more wonderful stitches. Thanks for visiting over my way. In answer to your comments. I made a block to keep for myself and I will also receive a block from the other three members involved in the swap. The scavenger goodies were sent off to my partner. However, I receive a group of goodies from my partner too....which just happen to have arrived in my mailbox. Will have to post a photo soon to show you.