Sunday, 3 November 2019


That's a misleading post title as it's not really a secret, and I haven't intentionally avoided saying it in a blog post, but as time is marching along so quickly I should tell you that I am soon to become a Nanna again :-)

Grandchild number 4 (I know, 4!!!) is due to arrive very early in January.

Bonnie will have a baby brother to fuss over, she is a proper little girl and loves anything to do with babies so I'm sure Joanne will have plenty of "help"

Joanne posted this on Instagram a while ago now to announce the happy news, Bonnie looks in shock, lol but she is already talking about her baby brother and I know she will be a wonderfully kind big sister.

So next years stitching will be much the same as the last few years, lol.  Another 'baby's first Christmas' ornament, another birth sampler and another Shepherd's Bush stocking, (did you wonder why I bought another shepherd's Bush stocking chart last weekend?? :-)

I haven't done a lot of knitting this time round because Joanne still has lots of little cardigans that I made for Bonnie, and Jenny has passed on the ones I knit for Arthur. 
I have made a new  crochet blanket though.

The first photo is probably more true to the colours

I wanted to use up some Stylecraft Special DK from my stash so came up with this rather than a granny square.

I think it came out ok, and it's different to the other blankets I made for her last time.

I also made a little cowl this week.  This was a kit I bought from The Cotton Pod at Yarndale last year

I'm not sure I will get much use out of it though, I don't really like the way cowls sit, but it might be ok under a coat.  It worked up really quickly after sitting there waiting to be done for over a year, lol.

Can you believe we are in November?  This year has really flown by, they do say that the older you get the faster time goes, and I think that's so true.  Christmas is just around the corner, again, I have already made a good start on present buying, I would like to have it all done by the end of the month so that I can enjoy a stress free December.
I always aim for this every year but it hardly ever happens, but we'll see.

Hope you all have a good crafty week

See you soon


Jo said...

Awww, congratulations, such happy news. Another boy in the family, and a little brother for Bonnie, that's lovely. Your girls have certainly been keeping you busy with the stocking making, knitting and crochet over the last few years.

jane said...

Congratulations! You're going to be busy with the stitching, but how wonderful it will be with another grandson to cuddle. The blanket is beautiful. Best, Jane x

Poppypatchwork said...

Congratulations, we are a bit ahead of you, our 7th grandson (no girls) is due early December. A new baby in the family is always such joy. Love the presents you have made, I am on blanket duty as well, Will does not want to give up the 2 blankets I made him, so 2 more are required for George.

Vickie said...

Oh congratulations Maggie! Such wonderful news! I know you will love making these baby gifts. :)

Julie said...

Congratulations Maggie. Bonnies expression did make me smile. A lovely blanket, I'm not a cowl fan either.

Carol said...

Aww... what exciting news, Maggie! I know you'll love making all sorts of baby things for your newest grandchild. Congratulations to your entire family :)

Barb said...

Congratulations on the happy news. Bonnie will make a wonderful big sister I am certain! What a great way to announce the news!

butterfly said...

Wonderful news Congratulations .
We also had a little GGB boy last month .
More baby knitting and stitching what joy .
Lovely blanket Congrats to everyone.

Lowcarb team member said...

That is such lovely news, many congratulations.
Love that picture of Bonnie, she will be a fantastic big sister.

All the best Jan