Tuesday, March 6, 2012

stitching and knitting along

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Joining Ginny...

A small child said to me the other day that her little dolls do not have enough blankets to keep themselves warm, and she said this with a quiver in her voice, so sad she was for her poor little doll family. So of course we needed to start knitting some new doll blankets right away.



How do you like her fancy knitting outfit?!! I love it.


I also love the quiet peaceful moments, minutes, sometimes hours, that our handwork has been bringing to us these days.





I have had some nice sewing time lately. My only knitting projects are small things.. the doll blanket, newborn baby hat, and I am thinking of maybe making a spring flower girl for the nature table. I had hoped to make the girls cardigans for their spring/summer birthdays (it is almost always sweater season here) but now already I will probably run out of time, not able to buy the yarn any time soon, so I am thinking more of what I will be needing to sew for spring and summer clothing. (The cardigans, pink tea leaves, are still on the list for someday...)

(Oh, and also.. I did finally update my ravelry a page a bit, so if you ever asked pattern questions, like for those winter bonnets, then that can help you find it. My user name there is heirloomseasons)


This weekend I read the March entry from this neat old book. A very nice woman once sent us this and another book illustrated by Tasha Tudor just because she knew how much they would be loved in our home.


We are ready for flowers and warmth and sun.



And just because, and because I really must, I dedicate this post to my dear friend Melanie, who truly is one of my very best friends, despite the fact that we have never (yet) had the chance to sit down for a cup of tea. Thank you for saving me from my tears today, and for all that we have been able to share in this friendship.

And also she once asked how many Tasha Tudor books we have. The answer might be about 17, though we haven't finished the official count (nor the collecting...)


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13 comments:

karen said...

what a fabulous knitting outfit, perfect I think! When I was a child I used to love making tiny clothes for my little dolls and bears too, the red dress is lovely

softearthart said...

Beautiful clothing and knitting, cheers Marie

sarah said...

This is such a lovely, warming post :-) I'm very impressed with that well-dressed doll!

Elisa said...

The doll clothes are just so sweet!

Linda said...

Such a beautiful post my friend, I wish you a wonderful Spring.
xo xo
Linda

Sarah said...

Love that book! Great doll dress. I confess that making doll clothing was not my strong point.

Mama Ash Grove said...

Oh Renee, I love you too!!
And I love this whole post. :) We'll talk soon.

Natalie said...

1. Yes, I totally love the knitting outfit.
2. Did your daughter make the doll clothes? That's amazing!

Plain and Joyful Living said...

Renee,
I love the peace and simplicity of your life. Your sewing and knitting is beautiful.
Love, Tonya

Shannon Breen said...

Those doll goodies are so sweet. :)

earthboysblog said...

Hello Friend, just left a long comment and it didn't go through, or maybe it did so if you get two you know why. Your posts are lovely, so nice to catch up. How much Chessa looks like you. they have grown such much. You've all been wonderfully creative, the boys are knitting blankets for their moose, Sania's first time and doing well. I am huge and still have 3 months to go,, i hope they will hold. I shall write a longer letter soon, just tired and little computer time. Sending much love to you and your beautiful angels. xxx

a little crafty nest said...

Dear Renee...Oh, all this Tasha Tudor goodness ~ and you have little girls right out of her books ~ Love that so much! I'm already thinking of S.'s spring clothes, inspired by TT herself:) I'm sad to hear you had tears to be rescued from...good thing a good friend was at the ready.
xo Jules

Sarah-Our Island Home said...

Love the knitting outfit and very sweet little doll! I share your love of Tasha Tudor (though I do not own as many of her books!). Thank you for giving us a peek at your collection.