Sunday, September 11, 2016

Baby Surprise

My week seemed to zoom by, with me racing to catch up.

I spent a couple of days at the local college helping some lovely ladies hem pants for the new class of culinary students. They all receive two pairs of pants as part of their kitchen uniform. The length on them is one size fits nobody.

This is a small potion of the finished product. There were hundreds of pairs shortened.

I also had a baby shower to attend and the gifts needed to be completed. Since the mom-to-be looks here sometimes, I didn't post the pictures until today. (Of course, finishing the gifts 1 hour before the shower had nothing to do with it.)

This is Baby Surprise Jacket #4, and the first of the four I have knit that I actually have a picture. The rest were given away as soon as they were finished. Probably that one hour before the shower thing.

The buttons are perfect. A lovely hand knit sweater desires handmade buttons.
They were made by the very creative Cheryl, of Grandma Coco's Designs.
If you need some, I hear she has a few more. Contact Cheryl to arrange a purchase.

At the request of the new Mom, I also made a bandana bib.
I found the pattern here, but several other sites have free patterns, too.  I put a snap as the closure and found a perfect one in my stash.

Looks like it belongs on the bandana.

The kittens have grown, and will be up for adoption, soon.
From left to right, that is Dave, Stuart, and Jerry. They are exhausted after creating havoc in the family room.

And finally, a couple of garden pictures.

Now that I have caught up on last week, I am sure this week will start whizzing by.


  1. Those pants are the same as hospital gowns down here, either too big, or in the case of a huge man recently, that I had the misfortune to share a room with!!! WAY too small,no buttons, or no ties, Well, I guess every place that has uniforms needs a seamstress or two.Love the jacket, and the buttons.And the kitties, growing up so fast.

  2. What a busy week, makes me exhausted just reading about it! The boys are growing up so fast, Dave is a lovely colour.

  3. You have been a busy bee. Love the baby jersey. The buttons are too cute. Babies are t he best reason for making special gifts!

  4. Wow. You've been busy. I love the BSJ!! So sweet for a baby boy, and one of the few things you can make for a boy that doesn't look 'girly'. (Thanks for the plug on the buttons.)