Tuesday, August 08, 2006

We're home!

We returned home from our trip to Maui yesterday. It was beautiful and we had a great time. I'd like to share the photo of our family (minus one precious angel!) with you in the Hawaiian shirts I made. We had this taken at sunset at the luau we attended.

The next items were received right before we left for vacation, but I didn't have time to post them. These preemie blankets (approx. 21"x21") were crocheted by Lorraine. I still don't know how she found time with a toddler and young twins. Thanks Lorraine!!

This cute little blanket was made by Linda to match the hat that she's already sent me.

It's only about 9" x 9" so I think I'm going to use some pretty ribbon and turn it into a bunting for babies too small to dress. Kind of fold it up like this. I'll post a picture when I get a chance.

Lastly, I'm going to become a "fake" knitter. LOL! I picked up a Knifty Knitter set and made the hat in the photo below. I think it's supposed to be a preemie size, but it's too large. I'm going to see if I can find a smaller loom. Oh, and I finished the smocking on the little gown. I don't know if I'll have time to finish it before the end of the Remembering Emma Grace NICU project deadline, though. I've got a lot on my plate in the next couple of weeks.


Wool Winder said...

Welcome home. I'm not seeing the picture of the Hawaiian shirts for some reason.

Great donated items. I like the idea of turning the small blanket into a bunting. When is the next deadline?

Candy said...

Thanks! I set the donation deadline for Aug 15th, just so that I can have time to get everything labelled and packaged and off in the mail by Emma's first b'day, Aug 27th. However, I'm proud of myself and have stayed on top of things. Everything I currently have is packaged/labelled. wink!

Wool Winder said...

Since I'm new to reading your blog, I don't know much about this project except that it is being done in memory of your daughter Emma. Will you be making other donations in the future? If so, I may be able to contribute something once in a while.

Candy said...

Thanks so much, Tracy! Your work is so very beautiful!! Actually, after I mail everything I have collected in the next couple of weeks, I will be donated to hospitals locally. I now live just north of Houston, TX. I will most likely take the first local donation to the NICU where a friend's (we met at a support group) baby lived.