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Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Wool on Sunday

Probably that should be amended to Cotton on Sunday as will become apparent soon.

The genesis for this post starts back on January 22 at the Redcliffe Hospital, just to the north of Brisbane.



DD1's baby girl was born at 3.04 am by emergency C-section after DD1's blood pressure rose alarmingly after a long time in labour.  Both mum and baby have done really well after that was all over and done with. My daughter and her husband have asked that photos are not posted publicly so this next photo doesn't show Baby Carrie's little face...



The little one is the 'spitting image' of her dad! 😍

DD1 had chosen some colours from the Patons Cottonblend range for me to make Carrie's blankie. It only has another 9 or so inches left to go before it's finished. (Cotton works so well for these summer babies as my stepdaughter would attest to. Anthea now has hers in the cot, just as a light cover.)

Carrie's blankie so far...



I noticed on a number of blogs that people are doing 10-15 minutes of sewing most days. I think it's a great idea but wouldn't publicly commit to it myself. Nevertheless, over a couple of days I made DD1 some 'mop up' cloths for Carrie. I had been given a remnant of soft towelling which was enough to make 2; using cotton fabrics from the stash for the fronts.
 I was horrified that DD1 had bought some; paying a considerable sum for such basic items.
Linking up with Janine's monthly feature on her Rainbow Hare blog. This month Janine posted about a stunning cardigan that she has knitted...the texture is just gorgeous! Wool on Sunday

12 comments:

mamasmercantile said...

Congratulations, what a blessing she is. Such a beautiful blanket, the colours are a delight.

Chookyblue...... said...

Little bubbas don't need there whole life plasted over social media ..... When they 18 they can do that themselves ......congrats and so please to hear both well......

Chookyblue...... said...

I think she needs aaname like DD1....little C

Nanna Chel said...

Congratulations on the lovely new baby in the family, Maria. Love the blanket.

Dorothy said...

Congratulations on the new addition to your family. I love new babies. Best wishes to mum and dad - good to hear DD1 is doing ok after the C-section. The blankie looks really nice. What cotton do you use? Enjoy your cuddles. Xox

Sue (this n that) said...

Oh how sweet for you to hold little Carrie. It's a beautiful photo of you too Maria - such a loving protective pose.
Carrie's blankie is superb and, yes, cotton is always so good for the summer - even into the cooler times as well.
A delightful post :D)

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Massive congratulations to everyone ❤️❤️❤️

Vireya said...

Glad to hear mum and bub are doing well after that bumpy start. Congratulations on the new granddaughter!

Susan said...

Gorgeous blanket - cotton is definitely the way to go here.

Janine @ Rainbow Hare said...

Congrats to you and DD1 on the birth of baby Carrie :) I'm glad mother and baby are both doing well now. I think her parents are wise not to publicly display her on the internet. Your blanket is gorgeous and I agree cotton is the perfect choice for little ones. Thank you very much for linking up with Wool on Sundays :)

Kim said...

Congratulations to you and DD1; 'your' Carrie is so very sweet. Carrie's blanket is lovely. Love all the colours; they look perfect together.

Sharmayne said...

Congrats!!! My actually lives in Redcliffe would you believe lol I love crocheting with cotton over the summer - and agree that it makes wonderful summer rugs!