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Grandmothers' Pictures

Post by Judy Fox » Wed Feb 25, 2009 7:12 am

Our eldest granddaughter Louise is expecting a baby, due in April so we will soon be greatgrandparents! :D We are all looking forward to the event very much indeed and the two grandmothers are very excited. I think Louise has enough nappies, baby powder, cream, clothes, bottles etc. etc. to last thoughout the infant's babyhood, so generous are the grandmas!
I found a cross-stitch chart that I thought would just about be the thing for them both so I stitched the two pictures and I am delighted with them and so is Louise so she will be able to give them when the baby is born.
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The expected baby is a boy. Louise did not want to know but Darren was desperate to know so they asked when they went for a scan.
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Post by chris » Wed Feb 25, 2009 7:59 am

Oh congradulations to you Judy! How exciting... I love things like that (cross stictch) things that are made from the heart! :-)
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Post by CoraP. » Wed Feb 25, 2009 9:20 am

Congratulations! That must be so exciting! I love the pictures!
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Post by Auddymay » Wed Feb 25, 2009 9:32 am

Many congrats to the whole family. New babies are so exciting! How long will you have to wait?

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Post by Judy Fox » Wed Feb 25, 2009 2:15 pm

Thank you all.

The baby is due towards the end of April - about 25th I think but I received a telephone call from my daughter, the "Grandmother" to tell me that Louise had an appointment with the midwife today and she told her that she is of the opinion that Louise might be 4 weeks further on that the hospital scans show - so, she has to go to the hospital tomorrow for another scan to try to ascertain size etc. The midwife said that the baby is well into the position - getting ready for birth so - it might be sooner than later. \:D/

She is all ready though so it does not matter when the little bloke comes.

At the moment he is to be called Connor - but of course that can change. I like the name Connor though and his surname will be Roberts so I think Connor Roberts is a very nice name. :D
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Post by vicster605 » Wed Feb 25, 2009 5:11 pm

Congratulations Judy!!! Wow A Great-Grandmother.....you sure are a good lookin' Great-Grandmother :D Your crossstitch pics are beautiful and the perfect gift for the new grandmothers, they will be so proud. I agree with you Connor Roberts is a very nice name. Hope all goes well and Mum & Baby have an easy delivery. My daughter having her babies was the hardest thing I've ever done....I felt every labor pain :lol: She even had to tell me I could breath, guess I was turning blue :lol: :lol:
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Post by vicster605 » Wed Feb 25, 2009 5:11 pm

Oh and we will be expecting pics when you get them :wink:
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Post by Dogdad » Wed Feb 25, 2009 5:17 pm

congratulations How exciting for everyone

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Post by Judy Fox » Thu Feb 26, 2009 3:05 am

Thanks again everybody - but Vikki, you see, that is the joy of being the "Greatgrandmother" - I don't have to go through the "mother" thing and support Louise. I can leave that to the grandmothers - I have done all that.
I can just sit here and do the nicest of things. \:D/
I have stitched her an afghan blanket with little teddies - one for each month of the year.
I have done these two pictures and I am now half way through knitting a blanket for her in the traditional Cumbrian style of knitting. It is very beautiful and M & M thoroughly approve as they were born in Cumbria.
I don't have to bother with clothes and nappy pins and sterilising liquid or whatever. =;
I can just sit back and "Lord it".
After all, I am going to be the "Great Grandmother".
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Post by lola chow » Thu Feb 26, 2009 3:22 am

congratulations judy and to your family =D= =D=
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Post by TJordan » Thu Feb 26, 2009 11:10 am

Oh Judy how exciting!! A Great-Grandma. You are going to spoil that kid rotten!! Love the cross-stitch!
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Post by Judy Fox » Thu Feb 26, 2009 2:14 pm

Thank you.

Are you familiar with the Cumbrian Knitting Maxine? It is really pretty - I will take a picture when I have finished the little blanket.

................and yes, I am looking forward to spoiling the little lad when he is toddling round. I will leave all the hard work to the grandmothers - been there - done that!! :lol: \:D/
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Post by bama » Thu Feb 26, 2009 4:27 pm

Judy,

Congratulations on the exciting news! Your stitchery is wonderful!
Children and grand children always appreciate gifts made with loving hands.
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Post by vicster605 » Thu Feb 26, 2009 6:55 pm

Sounds like Great-grand is better than grand then \:D/ You should sit back and enjoy spoiling your new lil' baby. I was going to ask about the Cumbian Knitting....can't wait to see a pic of your new blanket.
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Post by Judy Fox » Sat Apr 11, 2009 1:59 am

Here are some pictures of the little baby blanket I have just completed. I am really pleased with it. :D
As you can see by the first picture, the blanket is make up of small "triangular like" pieces of knitting and then they are stitched together to make the blanket.
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I am getting quite excited now - in fact we all are and Louise is getting a bit fed up! :roll:
She popped in to see us yesterday afternoon and she is so big. She is quite ticked off actually as Darren was due on 25th April but was born early on 7th April.
As this baby is due on 25th April, she had set her mind on him being born on 7th April just like his Daddy - but the 7th came and went and she is still trundling round with an enormous tummy! :lol:
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Post by KathrynH » Sat Apr 11, 2009 4:54 am

Judy, I love that blanket, it's beautiful! I have a friend expecting twins in June and she's moving back to the States in a couple weeks...she's getting sick of it too LOL She's so angry, she's too big to fly coach so she has to fly business class...can't see what she's complaining about personally...at least she has a more comfortable seat, and more room on that 8 hour flight! LOL
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Post by CoraP. » Sat Apr 11, 2009 7:47 am

The blanket is beautiful! I hope the little fellow will make his appearance soon!
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Post by Auddymay » Sat Apr 11, 2009 10:50 am

My own Grandmother, and the only one I have left in that generation, was and still is an expert crocheter. I have many beautiful items from through the years, and she even crocheted Haley's favorite ragdolls. Your gifts are priceless!

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Post by Sirchow » Sat Apr 11, 2009 11:22 am

I love the blanket and had never heard of Cumbrian knitting before. There is nothing more special than something from great gandmother. We have cobweb shawls that my Granny knitted for my two children and they are kept wrapped in tissue for the next generation. I hope you don't have to wait too long for the special event. Connor is a lovely name.
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Post by Judy Fox » Sat Apr 11, 2009 12:24 pm

Thank you all and as I said, I am so excited and hope we don't have to wait too long.
I knitted cobweb shawls for the three families, i.e. our son's children and our two daughter's children and they are wrapped up in tissue paper, together with the three of our granddaughter's first communion dresses.
Connor is not going to need his mother's first communion dress though, is he! :lol: but maybe if he has a sister some day.
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Post by Victory » Sat Apr 11, 2009 6:15 pm

Beautiful blanket Judy. I think all little ones should have their very own blanky, I made ones for my niece and nephew when they were born but didn't think to take pictures of them.
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Post by Auddymay » Wed Apr 15, 2009 12:18 pm

Well now, little Connor. Folks are waiting. It is tax day here in the states, come today, and we will all remember your birthday. Me thinks you will grow up to tease the ladies, because you certainly are doing a job of it now, and you have yet to take your first breath!

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Post by Zhuyos mom » Wed Apr 15, 2009 1:10 pm

Yes! Are you a "Mam-gu Mam-gu" yet? Please tell Darren to take Louise on a long walk round and round Sainsbury for goodness sakes. She's bound to drop and go into labor by the end of their walk about! :P

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Post by lola chow » Thu Apr 16, 2009 1:08 am

hi judy i think i must be a bit slow i know i live in cumbria but i have never heard of a cumbrian knitting machine #-o has the baby made an apperance yet :D
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Post by Judy Fox » Thu Apr 16, 2009 2:14 am

No, Master Connor roberts is still tucked up snug in his Mummy's tummy! :lol:
I sent her a text message yesterday saying "...this is getting silly now, get shifting!"
She texted back and said that they had been on long walks, had cleaned her house from top to bottom and sorted the garden and she is still there.
Lola, I had not heard of Cumbrian knitting until about 20 years ago a publication called "Busy Needles" was issued as a fortnightly part-work. I ordered it from the newsagent and collected the entire set and it filled 5 ring binders. This pattern was in and I knitted one for my third granddaughter Isabelle who will be 19 in July.
Lou, Connor will call me "Hennain" and he will call Fred "Hendaid". The literal translation is Old Grandmother and Old Grandfather which is correct as he has his two grandmothers and his two grandfathers. We are the old ones!! :lol: Hennain is pronnounced - Hen like hen but with a long e (that is e and not ee) and nain as in the number nine - thus - Heeeenine! Similarly Hendaid is Heeeendide!
I rather like having a special name and we have decided this time to use the North Cambrian names. In South Wales Grandma and Grandad are Mam-gu and Tad-cu and in North Wales they are Nain and Taid. My children called my father Taid and he died not long before Louise was born so he was "Taid" and so we were called Mam-gu and Tad-cu.
Anyway, will let you all know when the little lad appears. :lol:
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