Tuesday, May 19, 2015


I made this bonnet yesterday out of the 
last knitted item, a wash cloth, which I found
in my Mom's knitting basket.
These cloths were the easiest thing for her to make

 after she developed arthritis in her hands.
made them in every color of the rainbow.

We all have them to match our kitchens, but this last one was pure white and the only finished thing in the bag. So yesterday it took the shape of this simple little bonnet for Sweden. Mom would be so tickled that her newest Great Grandchild {who gets her name for my Mom's own parents' country of origin} got to wear it, if only this once, 

for posterity.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Beautifully Made

For you fashioned my inmost being,
you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
 I thank you because I am awesomely made,
wonderfully; your works are wonders —
I know this very well.
Psalm 139:13-14


A fun day at the fair { really just the carousel, but very magical anyway }.

Ivy K. is such a wonderful bigger cousin who Rilla just adores.

One last ride.

Friday, May 1, 2015

First Love

Patience on a Monument

"I's so ecited"

And a stroke of genius; after big sister has come into the room and gotten settled on the bed with Mommy, Daddy brings in baby sister to join them all!

The spontaneous hugging and kissing just went on and on. I could have put 30 pictures on this post!
I'm sure there will be times when the love isn't flowing quite so much but this was a very satisfying first meeting.

Getting Ready to Meet Baby Sister

See that Looong piece of tape in the frame at bottom left corner? It took some fast moves to get that away from her before we had to start from the beginning.
Sorry, do I give the impression that she wrapped this ALL by herself? Haha!}