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...)