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Friday, October 31, 2008

Did I ever tell you that I love pink?

Well, I do ~ I adore it! The softer and paler, the better too....and sweet grandbaby girl will finally allow me to indulge in my love of pink. After having five sons myself, I never worried about it, just loving babies is all I wanted. And that I did ~ love my babies. Now, to have a this little girl come into our lives is just an absolute THRILL!

Thank you all so very much for your sweet comments and good wishes!! Sweet Emily is overjoyed as is Brent who I think finally realized after the sonogram that this is REALLY REAL! If you'd love to tell Emily, visit her blog The Lavender Beekeeper ~ I'm sure she'd just love to hear from you. I love you Lady Em!

About 22 years ago in November my sweet grandmother knitted a baby sweater, hat and blanket for our third child. She made the brave choice to create them in pink and we had another little boy. I promised her I'd save it for a little girl in our family, whether it be our child or grandchild. She passed away two years later never to know we did have two more children, both sweet sons.

So I have had this precious little ensemble wrapped safely in my cedar chest....waiting. Now the beautiful set will be worn by our first grandchild. My grandmother would be so very proud. She was so talented, always doing something with her hands. She also made the tiny sweater and cap that I wore home from the hospital! Her designs were much more intricate in her younger years. This set is simple in style, but still created with love ~










At one time when I had the antique store I would look on Ebay for little sweater sets, handmade by loving hands but never worn or outgrown ~ Look at this set I found that I just couldn't let go and now, I'm glad I didn't! Can't you see the sweet girl in this??!!








I scanned this beautiful print for you as a thank you gift!!! I love sleeping baby prints and have a little collection of them. Just right click to save to your computer ~







Look what I did to it in Photoshop Elements ~ I love the softness of this look, don't you? Save if you'd like it ~









A couple of antique Christmas cards that I scanned for you too!! Right click to save each image to your computer ~




See this old doll baby crib? I have it stashed in my art room just waiting to be taken down and played with!! The sweater the porcelain baby has on is the set that my grandmother made for me as a newborn ~ soon to be 47 years old this Christmas ~ whew!




If this is how I am for the sonogram, how am I going to be when she's born??!


hugs and love to you all ~

and a Happy Halloweeny Friday,

xxoo, Dawn

25 comments:

debi said...

That is so special that your new granddaughter will be able to use the beautiful sweater ensemble made by her great-grandmother. What a wonderful gift.
I love the other sweater set you found...so sweet.
Thanks for the pretty pics you scanned. I always enjoy your scanned gifts.
Enjoy getting ready for that grandbaby. All that pink!
Debi

tam said...

Hello Dawn,
I am fairly new to blogland and I found your site and am so glad I did! What a creative site it is. I am the same age as you and my husband and I were blessed beyond measure almost three years ago with our first grand baby-a presious girl named Emily Jean. She is pure joy in all of our lives! I can see how excited you are and I think that is just beautiful. Congratulations! And the baby items with the wonderful memories are so adorable too! What a lucky little baby doll your grand daughter is to have you for a Grandmother! I would like to invite you to visit my blog and join if you want. Oh and Happy Halloween!
~Tam :)

marie said...

Twitterpated - That's how I was when I found out that my daughter and son-in-law were having a baby girl. I already knew a grandson was coming from my son and his wife too - within four months of each other!
Twitterpated is the only way to describe it!
I love how Friend Owl describes it in Bambi:

"Nearly everybody gets twitterpated in the springtime. For example: You're walking along, minding your own business. You're looking neither to the left, nor to the right, when all of a sudden you run smack into a pretty face. Woo-woo! You begin to get weak in the knees. Your head's in a whirl. And then you feel light as a feather, and before you know it, you're walking on air. And then you know what? You're knocked for a loop, and you completely lose your head!"

Just you wait Dawn! Being a grandparent is beyond description!!

Lori said...

Dawn, it looks like you are all ready for that sweet baby girl!!! i love those little sweater outfits...when my first son was born my husband's great aunt, who could barely even see, made the sweetest little sweater set and blanket for him... i can still see him clear as day wearing that outfit made with such love...he was SO adorable in that...i can't wait to see your little one wearing the sweater sets you have shared with us today!!!

TattingChic said...

It is a wonderful thing that the baby is so well-loved before she is even born! :)
((hugs)) to you and your family!

Marcie said...

Oh Dawn! Congratulations ! I am doing a happy girly dance for you. I was wishing it would be a girl. What joy and fun! She will be well loved and an extra special gift. I look forward to your posts sharing the experience and blessings God gives your family.

Sheila R said...

What a lovely treasure that your sweet baby granddaughter will wear and the best treasure of all is the love of a grandparent... PRICELESS!

THE SPICE CUPBOARD said...

Morning Dawn - just checking in and finding the bestest news!! How wonderful for EVERYONE!! My daughter is my best friend and my TWO grandaughters are my complete JOY...BUT my son and 6 grandsons are pretty darn special too. Ah..it is just the beginning - I am sure you -with 5 sons- are going to have the best family get togethers with grandaughters and grandsons galore! Life is great... enjoy every minute of this pregnancy and just think no LABOR! ...WOOHOO! XO Love, Judy

Dorthe said...

Oh sweet Dawn, im so happy for you, what wonderfull news,--- im the lucky grandmother of a Gustav 8 years, and a Mathilde 1,5 year, i love them both, but the little girl,oh my.
When she walks around in the tutues i made for her, all pink, she is like a little prinsess,its realy wonderfull for grandmothers like us with all the things we cant wait to sew, and make for this small baby-girls.
Sweetie once more :tillykke (congratulations)i feel so happy for you.
blessings and hugs from Dorthe

Linda said...

Oh my, I absolutely love the sweater set you bought on Ebay! A big congrats, Dawn! I think I have a bit of a clue as to your excitement. I too have my first grandchild on the way. I am close to your age, have three wonderful sons, and just was thrilled each time with a healthy baby. However . . . would be oh so excited if the grandchild were a girl! Too soon to tell yet, though, as the due date is in June. I enjoy following your excitement to the coming blessed day!

Vee ~ A Haven for Vee said...

There's something very special about that first sonogram as I recall. Did you also see one in movie form? I journaled my impressions. For my first grandson I said, "He's already created a butterfly with his hands, wrists touching and fingers drifting gently up and down." Yes, it's a magical time, Dawn.

What wonderful stories behind the sweaters. What a special gift the first is from your precious grandmother.

meleen dupré said...

dawn,

my husband and i both come from families with five children. when we started our family, two beautiful little boys, it just seemed a little small and we decided on a third. well, the third turned out to be our sweet little girl, and while i loved dressing our boys, there is nothing like dressing a little girl!!

enjoy all the pink!
meleen

Sandi said...

Oh Dawn...you will have so much fun with your precious granddaughter! I have three now so I know how fun they are! Joy beyond comprehension is awaiting you in the precious bundle of a sweet, adorable baby girl! Cute sweaters too! Blessings!

Betty said...

You are gonna be the perfect grandmother...pink things rock! The little sweaters are adorable and I know your grandbaby will look beautiful in them. AND, I know you will post pictures so we can all see!

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

Just had to tell you Congrats!! Grandchildren are SOOOOO much fun!

Also wanted to say thanks for your generosity in sharing your images!!

Miss Sandy said...

Dawn,
You excitement is contagious! Congratulations on finding out that you are going to have a granddaughter! I can see she will not only be showered with love but with all you beautiful collections and creations! Best of health to mother and baby!

Simply Me Art said...

Dawn, Congratulations. we have a 6 month old Grandaughter and I can't tell you how much fun we have with her. It is the Very Best and I had no idea how much I would Adore her. The time will fly by and soon you will be holding your Precious Grandaughter. Lucky you, Jamie

Simply Me Art said...

Dawn, Congratulations. we have a 6 month old Grandaughter and I can't tell you how much fun we have with her. It is the Very Best and I had no idea how much I would Adore her. The time will fly by and soon you will be holding your Precious Grandaughter. Lucky you, Jamie

White Linen said...

Thanks for visiting my blog and for your nice comments.
I like your artwork very much, you have such unique ideas.

Greetings from Finland
Riikka

Jenniwren said...

Congratulations on the fun, excitement and all things pink on the impending arrival of your grandaughter!
I have 2 grandaughters and another one on the way, and I can tell you now,they just fill your world with love and pink! I cant go shopping without ending up in the baby section of every department store I visit.
I have been scrapbooking them like crazy lately, and enjoying every minute of it!
I have some photo's on my blog, that I would love to share, if you are interested. (I am a very proud Granny.)
Have a happy day!

Viv (VivLyn) said...

Oh, I am so happy for you! Your little sweater sets are so cute and will be adorable on your little granddaughter. I'm enjoying your excitement!

Meg said...

WOW!!! You are so lucky to have such beautiful things!

Sally L. Smith said...

Congratulations! We have 12 grandchildren and our four grandgirls are so beautiful and fun. I'm making quilts for all of the children and I'm on girl number two (quilt #9.) It's so fun making a grandmothers fan block instead of stars and bugs. Picking the fabric was a joy (however, I do have a few cute bees in the fan.)

tardevil said...

Congratulations...what fun a little girl will be! That's a sweet story about keeping your grandmother's outfit for her. The photos are sweet too! Have a great weekend.

Lori @ Katies Rose Cottage said...

Dawn ~ Congratulations on your baby granddaughter ~ what a joy ! I love the precious little baby sets just ready to be worn by a baby girl ~ oh my goodness !! You are going to have so much fun !!
xoxo,
Lori

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