Monday, June 26, 2017

Baby love...

We have welcomed a precious new baby girl into our family... another beautiful little great niece for me.  Our Maddy girl is now a big sister. Of course I knitted something special for her arrival...

  precious pink baby blanket
knitted in my 
"mistake stitch" pattern...

 a tiny whisper thin mohair
matching wrap and hat
for her newborn 
photos...

the tiny wrap is knitted 
in a variation of a honeycomb stitch.. 

 both the little wrap and hat
are embellished
with pink satin rosebuds
and trim...

 the gray mohair 
is from my "never ending stash...
~
the hat is knitted with grey 
ribbon ball yarn from
"Be Sweet"
(thank goodness it was also 
in my stash...)
(be forewarned... it is quite costly!)

 the blanket is knitted with 
the most wonderfully soft and exquisite yarn...
Sirdar Snuggly Baby Bamboo.
(omgosh... I love this yarn!) 

this yarn knitted up so beautifully..
it is the perfect weight for a baby blanket
and is so wonderfully soft.
(this might be my new favorite yarn for
baby blankets)

As you know,
 our family has had
some great sadness in our lives...
knitting this little ensemble has been 
such a great help to me.
It is true what is said about the rhythm 
of knitting...
it calms the soul.

 Welcome to our beautiful
"Kynzley Jayde"

tiny fingers and toes...
she is perfect..

we are in baby love...


A little note from me...

I want to tell you something... 
I love you. All of you.  These past days have been difficult and dark for our family, but as you all know... we must go on.  We have to.  Your messages of comfort and love, the cards you sent, the emails, texts, messages on IG,.... everyday it seems there is something from you. Words to comfort me, telling me that you understand and that you are still here... waiting for me.  I cannot begin to tell you how much that your thoughts and prayers have meant to me.  

We still grieve, we always will.... but there is sunshine to warm my heart.  We have just returned from accompanying my son and our little grandaughters on a Disney cruise. "Pixie dust" is the cure for almost anything it seems.  I've been posting photos of our little trip, as well as my gardening, and some other tidbits on my
 "2 Bags Full" Instagram page.  I would love for you to follow me there...

For those of you who cannot, don't worry, I will still be here.  I will post as often as I can... but we are busy with so many things right now. And honestly..it is just so much easier and quicker to post on IG.  If you do follow me there, please say hello and tell me that you are one of my blog readers.  I would love to follow you back on your own Instagram page. Rest assured though... my posts regarding the nests, and my knitted items will always be here.

Regarding the nests...
I'm so behind. Way behind. Way, way behind.  There is no way that the newest nest, the patriotic Freebird nest is going to be ready this summer.  So... I am pushing it back until early next summer.  It will be ready for the holidays next summer for sure.

Regarding the Kindness Quilt Project...
well, I'm behind on that too. Your beautiful contributions are all here and my next post will have photographs of all of the latest contributions.  Everything that has been donated since the first post with photos -- will be in this next post. August 1 is the deadline to send your contributions.  The quilt is going to be breathtaking -- truly lovely.  Thank you for understanding how and why I am so behind..

I'll be back as soon as I can... 
xoxo
Vicki    

27 comments:

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Dear Vick, of course we all understand the heartbreak your family has endured and certainly can imagine why you would be so far behind in so many things. But most important is doing what you need to do to help the girls and your son, and really all of you, to come to a place of peace so that you can move forward bit by bit. Everything else can wait. Congrats on the newest sweet addition to the family. She is precious. And, of course, everything you were able to knit up for her is just gorgeous. I'm following you on IG and am glad you are able to post there. It is so much easier than writing a blog post so do what works for you at this time. Sending lots of hugs and love, Tammy

Lady of the Manor said...

Congratulations on your family's new addition! The ensemble is gorgeous and she looks so cuddly in them. You all have been in my prayers lately. I also find simple projects (I crochet) help me through difficult times. I'll be following you on IG now. Take care, Vicki. 🙏🌷

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

Everything is beautiful and precious, Vicki.

Sylvia said...

So pretty for a beautiful and precious little girl.

Gert said...

Congratulations on this new gorgeous little baby girl!!! She is precious! Love ❤️ what you have made her!! You are so gifted!! I will keep you in my prayers. I'm heading to IG!
Blessings
Gert

Amy at love made my home said...

Congratulations to your family on your new arrival, I am sure she is a sign of good times ahead and I wish Kynsley - not sure if I spelt that correctly, sorry if not - a wonderful long and happy life!

Andrea Ostapovitch said...

Hello Sweet Vicki,
I was so happy to see a post from you this morning. I have often thought about you and what you must be going through. I am so pleased to see there is a new baby in the family, and the gifts you've made are so beautiful.
I will look into IG, it would be good to try something new.
Sending you Love,
Andrea

Lulu said...

oh ok, thought the kindness project was done in april..darn it, could of made more squares..
i loved this project so much..i am going to see if i can make a few more squares to send..

congrats on the beautiful new little angel..

take care,

Eugenia Maru http://lulurulitos.blogspot.com said...

Dear Vicki, good to hear from you, I follow you on Instagram, and I have seen the beautiful photos of your trip, as well as your beautiful creations.
I do not know how sad you are, but I join the best wishes of the storm.
The baby is simply beautiful. And the things that you knit too, every detail made with love.
I send you a big hug.

Sue Kosec said...

I've missed you. But know that I understand, too. You come first - don't worry about us ... we'll be here waiting.

I love you!
SuZeQ

allthingzsewn said...

What a beautiful baby girl. She will help gladden your heart. YOu and yours are still in my prayers.

Julia said...

What a beautiful baby girl. She's a natural at posing and she looks adorable in your fine creations.

I know what you mean about grieving as it comes in waves and we always mis our love ones.

Sorry Vicki, I'm not on Instagram as I just can't handle any more social media, the blogs are all I can handle right now.
It has been good seeing you blog again. You've been missed. Welcome back.

Smiles & hugs, Julia

Quinn said...

Oh Vicki, I was so happy to see a post from you in my reader today! I have thought of you and your family so often, and am thrilled to hear this wonderful news! Welcome to the world, little girl :)
Your knitting is a marvel, as always. Each of your knitted items is a treasure, and I am making a note about that yarn for baby blankets - thank you :)

Catherine said...

It was so good to find your latest post on my blog roll again. Congratulations on the newest arrival in your family. Such a pretty baby! Your hat and blanket are stunning. I agree with your comments on the Baby bamboo yarn, it really is soft and perfect for a newborn.

Carol Slater said...

The new baby is sure to make life a little easier right now. I love the blanket and wrap and hat that you made. I am praying for you and your family.

Marlynne said...

Your handwork is breathtakingly beautiful! What an adorable little newborn! May God continue to bless you and yours thru the bad and good times! "Pixie Dust" is a perfect description for what you did! Love it!

Mereknits said...

I do not know what to say, I missed your previous post and I am so sorry for your loss. Bless you and your family my friend. A new baby is reason to celebrate amongst all the sadness. I am keeping you close to my heart.

Miaismine said...

You and your precious family are in my prayers tonight. You and I wrote a while back. Since then, I have fought back TNBC and am 1 1/2 years out of treatment - while so many others around me experience metastasis, another occurrence or go to Heaven. My heart breaks. All I can do is live my life to the fullest in honor of those who have fought the good fight before me.

Your grandbaby is precious - as are your precious gifts to her! You know what - everyone understands you taking time off.

We will be here when you're ready.

Hugs to you and yours.

Priscilla said...

Prayers and love for you and your family💘

Julie said...

Congratulations to you and the family on the new life that will bring lots of happiness to you all. A beautiful hat, wrap and blanket you created for this special little lady.

Down On The Farm said...

Like so many others, I shall say it is good to read a post from you. I cannot imagine the pain of loss you are experiencing. So thankful for the promise of Heaven for those who love our Lord. This life is only temporary for each one of us. Your son and your granddaughters are so blessed to have you in their lives. My prayers continue for your family. Holy Spirit fall on this beautiful family and fill them with Your Peace. In the name of Jesus Christ.

Magpie's Mumblings said...

So happy for you that there is a new wee one in your life to brighten your days and someone that you can create such sweet little things for. The Lord taketh away on one hand, but then he giveth too and it's not for us to understand the whys of it. Enjoy your new sweet babe!

LindaLee said...

I am so, so sorry for all that you have had to go through my friend. I have been keeping you and your family in my prayers and will continue. It takes time to get over some losses, and I believe that some, we never do. The pain just lessens a bit over time.

God takes care of all though and though we can't understand so many things that happen, He does and He's there for us all the time. When you feel down, please remember to look up.

A Joyful Chaos said...

Congratulations on the arrival of your precious little bundle of joy. So sorry for your painful loss and the grief you're dealing with.

Love those beautiful items you knitted. They're gorgeous!

phann son said...

I've missed you. But know that I understand, too. You come first - don't worry about us ... we'll be here waiting.

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Josephine Namujumbi said...

How happy I am to read something from you Vicki! and congurats to the new bundle of joy to your family! I took long to see this because I have and still going through some difficult time..but I am praying it ends in good moods though its hurting. Do not ever worry... always and always we shall be here waiting for you. Good luck and blessings with all your plans.

CatieAn said...

How beautiful and precious is your new granddaughter. What a blessing for your family and especially her parents. I am so happy to hear you took your son and grands on a disney cruise. I hope it helped to bring some happiness into all of your lives.

Please be kind to yourself. You owe no one an apology for being behind in anything.
You have to take each day as it comes. Everyone understands and grief affects us all in different ways. Taking care of YOU and your family is the most important. Everything else will fall into place when it should.
Big hugs and many prayers are offered up for you and your families.