There is nothing more wonderful than a hand crafted gift being received with love and appreciation! Just before Christmas a new little baby came into our family. Our Great Nephew, Edward.
This blanket has become very special to him. It keeps him cosy,swaddles him and comforts him whilst he slumbers. Imagine my delight when their sweet " Thank You " cards actually featured the blanket I had lovingly crocheted for him.
I love to think that it will be there during his childhood days.
I started a tradition for all the little ones arriving. Making them a knitted name banner. I saw this idea many moons ago in Covent Garden and they have been very well received. Simple knitted squares with letters appliquéd and decorated with buttons. Perfect!
And here is the one I have just finished for Edward. An auspicious name methinks!
Here's to a life full of joy,good health and happiness to this special little boy.
And according to a Devonshire tradition I did cross his palm with silver the first time we met . Let's hope that works too!
Before I go I just want to say " Thank You " to all the lovely people who left encouraging comments about Andy's knee. It's going to be a bit of a long haul I think but every day brings a little more movement but not necessarily less lain. But, it's early days yet.
Also a great big welcome to my new followers and a special "thank you" to my lovely followers who take the time to leave such lovely comments about life here at Chalky's x x x