Sunday, February 11, 2018


Wow, I missed posting in January, so let me catch you up on what's been going on around here. 

I spent most of my time working on baby gifts for my niece.  It's hard enough to make gifts for one baby and making for three babies was a big endeavor.

My first time making sock monkeys.  I made one for each baby and the fourth one is for big brother.

Leaping Stripes and Blocks
Pattern by Moogly
Started January 8, 2018
Completed January 21, 2018
Yarn: I Love This Yarn from Hobby Lobby 
Colors used listed below

Dark City Blue
Gray Mist
Antique White

Dark Olive Green
Gray Mist
Antique White

Gray Mist
Antique White

My niece, her hubby and Little D (who turned 1 in September).  Her shower was Sunday, January 28 and she was 25 weeks when this photo was taken.  She is doing well, but is quite uncomfortable.  She's been on modified bedrest since December 11.  Since she is high risk, she sees her doctor weekly.  So far he has allowed her to stay home, but her doctor said she may have to be admitted to the hospital at some point.  The goal is to make it to 32 weeks, but my niece says she's ready now.  The doctor has been giving her pep talks each week and told my niece that for every day she carries the babies, it's two less days in the NICU.  

One year ago, Hazel joined our family.  I can't imagine ever being without her.

The past week has been filled with snow.  My area has had snow everyday since Sunday, February 5 and our weekly total now stands at 20+ inches.  The good news is that the coming week is supposed to be calm with no precipitation in the forecast.

Hazel and Hollie have really been enjoying the snow.  

Whatever the weather is in your area, please be safe.