Trouble with Trebles

This blog is to keep track of my knitting, other craft projects, and the weird bits of life that don't fit anywhere else.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

A Full House

Much like my blog for the last few weeks, things are suddenly quiet here at Chez JayJay. We've had nearly a month of visitors, both family and friends. The lure of RJ was enough to convince many visitors to make the long trek to California, some from the east coast and Canada. We've loved catching up with them and each visit seemed too short.

And how is little RJ? She is getting bigger and learning new things each day. She now sits up fairly well, grips like a champ, and has developed a fondness for grabbing her left foot (I think she's trying to get it to her mouth). She's also developed a strong dislike for riding in the car, particularly in stop and go traffic. She does seem to like a smoothly flowing freeway, however. I guess she really is a Californian. I should be able to post more regularly now that the first wave of visitors has come and gone, and perhaps even get some knitting done.

I will leave you with some beautifully modeled knitwear that I had nothing to do with. Here is RJ in her baptismal outfit. The gown was knit by my mother knit for me 35 years ago. Isn't it lovely? My wonderful friend JennC knit RJ a matching bonnet and slippers. So she was literally dressed in handknits from head to toe. Despite a warm day, she was a real trooper and hardly complained at all about the fancy attire (although the bonnet took some coaxing) and didn't even cry when she was woken from a lovely nap by having water dumped on her head. I'm pretty sure if someone did that to me I would cry (and probably swear a bit), so I'm quite proud of her.

Originally uploaded by JayJay2003

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At 11:26 AM, Blogger Jennifer Lori said...

She's beautiful! I hope you have a little chance to rest and zone out a bit now that your guests are gone. Have a great summer!

At 6:23 PM, Blogger Theresa said...

Congratulations! Looks like a great time - and I bet the grandparents are thrilled!

At 9:54 AM, Blogger Caroline said...

What a beautiful picture of RJ and mom and dad's hands:) and what a special baptismal outfit. I bought a pattern once for a baptismal set, crazily thinking I could knit it for one of my kids...then I thought I'd knit it for one of my nieces or I'm thinking I'll do it for my grandchildren. I should start now (LOL)

P.S. I've love My Antonia since I was in high school. It's one of those books I can keep going back to and still enjoy. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn is another one that I can read and enjoy every couple of years or so.

At 1:26 AM, Blogger CraftyDiversions said... cute! I'm glad it turned out so well in the end, despite some of the snafoos early on.


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