Friday, 23 January 2015

Edward and his blanket.

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 appliqu├ęd 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

 

20 comments:

  1. I'm sure the Winter born baby is happy wrapped up in his cozy blanket and the knitted banner is special. That Devonshire tradition of crossing a baby's palm with silver takes me back as it's one my grandmother did when she first visited me after I had our firstborn.

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  2. The banner is beautiful as is the name of the new baby, a real delight. Must make you happy to know that he is swaddled in the blanket you made. Have agreat weekend.

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  3. The banner and the blanket are lovely Linda, sorry to hear about Andy's knee I hope he makes a good recovery, Have a great weekend. :) x

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  4. Beautiful gifts, and always lovely to know they are being appreciated. Enjoy your weekend. x

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  5. Hello,what a lovely baby blanket,i`m sure he will treasure your wonderful gift all through his childhood and even beyond,i love to read your blog and pop in often to see what you`r up to...Una.

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  6. Beautiful blanket and I love the name garland and think it might not be too late to make them for my grands. The "crossing the palm with silver" I've heard of but not in relation to the first time you meet a child. Very interesting.
    I noticed you said you spend time in Spain too. I was just researching a "tortas" recipe for my SIL who spent a year there in college. I got some at a health co-op and loved them. It's his birthday tomorrow so I thought I would bake some up (the recipe I have is baked not fried). Have you ever had them or made them? I'm new to Spanish cuisine but thought he might enjoy them.
    I love your blog and I knit, crochet or sew every day....I have to! LOL! Have a great weekend.
    P.S. I hope your Andy recovers quickly.

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  7. Just got caught up with your last posts, Linda. I appreciate all the stitching projects and your instructions! I hope I can try at least some of them...and would enjoy trying all of them :) I hope that Andy is healing rapidly. My youngest daughter is doing well after her hip surgery last week, but will be on crutches for at least five weeks. A member of the household called her "Tripod" the other day :) xx

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  8. That banner is a great idea that I might copy one day. I like the fact that you used lower case for most of the letters. A teacher once told me off for letting some children write in all capitals. I have never forgotten her outraged anger....really!

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    1. I was an Infant teacher all my working life and " old habits die hard!" It wasn't me was it???

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  9. Welcome Edward!!! How great that the blanket has been so well received! I hope that Andy's knee keeps improving and the pain reduces very soon. xx

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  10. That is a beautiful blanket Linda! Love the colour combination. And what a great idea for the name banner. I used to paint up these chunky wooden letters with all sorts of polka dots and squiggles on them for a child's initials, and they were always well received too. But I do like this idea with knitting :) Enjoy your weekend! Wendy x

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  11. What a beautiful blanket! It will be a treasure for Edward. I love the banner too!

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  12. I know you're being a very good nursemaid to your husband and taking very good care of him. I know where you're at as you know my Hb had a full knee replacement. He will start to feel better every day. Gorgeous blanket you made! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  13. What a beautiful blanket, and love the banner.
    Julie xxxxxxx

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  14. That's a cute banner. Isn't it wonderful when gifts from the heart are not only appreciated, but loved?

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  15. The banner idea is a great one! And how nice that their thank you note featured a picture of the blanket you made! As a fellow crafter I know there's nothing more satisfying than knowing your gift is loved and used.

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  16. It's a fantastic blanket :-) It's so lovely when you make baby blankets and see them using it, I always think "yesss they like it!"

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  17. Edward's blanket is beautiful. I'm sure he will always love it and maybe someday his baby will use it too!

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  18. Edward's blanket is really special and will be treasured. I love his name banner.

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  19. What a wonderful crochet blanket for the new born! Wish him happiness!

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