Monday, September 14, 2009

September Showers

There is a soft rain falling, a lovely early Fall shower making everything smell woodsy. We have kitkidizze growing on our hillside, it's perfume is permeating everything this morning.

We had a shower yesterday of a different sort, however, being the Grandmas, and potential Grandmas that we are. Soon-to-be Mama Sarah received a bag of goodies from me, but first I had to make the bag:

big blue bag

Mama Sarah is the daughter of weaver Lindsey, so she got handwoven baby blankets too, and friend Sue knitted up a tiny cashmere hat and booties set for baby Erik. There was also a handmade quilt, and lot of other goodies, a few games and Eats! followed by stories and best wishes for the family.

There is a Big Sister involved, and while she was not there, she also got a few gifts:

small pink bag

A smaller bag, filled with a few things for a six-year old, along with all of the aforementioned best wishes.

Bag details: cotton/rayon fabrics, 20 epi, cotton weft, reinforced with interfacing, lined with cotton and batting and made like these. Bags are always good. Babies (and their big sisters) have lots of things to corral.

Just now, in fact, the car is loaded with bags much like these, as the Grandmas (and me! not yet a Grandma) head off for a retreat in the mountains :). The current rain is not slated to last long, so we are looking forward to sunny days, lots of food, wine, knitting and spinning :). :)! I can't stop myself: :)!


Blogger Delighted Hands said...

The bags are beautiful-have a great time!

11:17 AM  
Blogger Deanna said...

Love those bags, Sara! Especially gorgeous colors. :-) Hope you have a marvelous time at the retreat.

1:22 PM  
Blogger Life Looms Large said...

Those are beautiful bags!!! What a great gift (or two!)


1:57 PM  
Blogger Boomerloomer said...

Beautiful bags! Are these your own design, or use a commercial pattern? I'm curious...what dye colors to you recommend for "baby" shades? Thanks!


11:12 AM  
Blogger Charleen said...

Beautiful, Sara! How sweet to make a bag for big sister too.

"Potential Grandmas", huh? If that wasn't a hint :-)

6:40 PM  

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