Kids have been home and "fluey" again so I haven't quite had the week of decadence I hoped for. Finally well enough to go and see my sister and baby today, I finished the blanket at 1 am this morning. It is chenille on fleecy.
I thought I would just pillow case it like I have done before with blankets, unfortunately that was with one cotton layer, one fleecy. This was double fleecy and it stretched a little top and bottom. I covered up the stretch as well as possible with chenille edges but I was still ready to throw it out at 1 am...luckily I didn't as my non-sewing sister could see nothing but perfection-she is a great sister! She copped a feature in her local paper as her sister in law gave birth in the same hospital on Mother's day as well. I managed to get my photo in our local paper today for the market and my girl got her Mother's day letter picked for the local paper's feature...want to read it? Here it is-
Wonder if she will still feel like that in 4-5 years!
It had her first name and School-everyone said the first line gave it away anyway! I was very touched .
The little darlings have been enjoying the pet lamb-the enclosure did not last long, he is now at my door!
-at least until the morning when I get to construct something for him.
Like his bow?...he is considering speaking to his union about the indignity of it!
He is sleeping in Archie's dog kennel as well.
Why can't I ever have normal pets.... NOT like these?
I missed the best pic...when the calf nibbled on the rooster and it was eating so intently it almost lost a wing!
I suppose you have to get in while the going's good.
Almost forgot, kids and I discussed the winner of the chook competition-it ended up being related to number 1, he is my boy's favourite. He loved that the people who chose him all gave names, Dr. Spock, Rod Stewart, John Howard and Dame Edna!! John Howard was the lucky recipient, that really tickled my boy's fancy and the rooster has been saved from the pot and will be Johnny hereafter! So Lissa jane you can drop me a line...and I take it from your comment that you do NOT want him mailed to you! Darn, shall have to think of something else!
Here he is if you missed him....
have a great day, Tracey