It's been quiet here (not really) and I've mostly been puttering about (not really) and not doing much of anything (not really). We just got back from a delightful visit with my dear sister, April. Her daughter, my beloved niece, Liza, and her equally beloved husband, Joseph, met us there with their new addition PETER JOSEPH. Woowooohooooo!
He's wearing a christening gown I made back in 1980 for Liza when she was born. I was so tickled that Peter wore it for his christening last week. April judiciously tacked the lacy bits underneath here and there so it looked more boyish than girlish (although I would prefer we went back to dressing all babies as babies and worry about the gender thing after about 2 years of age - much more economical). His hair really does stick up like a little Kewpie Doll. He is adorable and I am in love.
I have a picture of the beach as a special request for Sherry. Sherry, here's the beach! It was beautiful. But Fresh Babies trump the beach any day.
Now you know why I named this little guy Peter Joseph Rabbit. Tada!
But I've been busy. I took a tiny pause from tatting (I said *tiny*) and did a little project for my pal, Margot Potter. Tennessee is a better place for Margot having landed here. She's a wellspring of creativity - she's written at least 7 books on jewelry making that I know of, and has created volumes of instructional video as well. She's started a fun place called "Your Grandmother's Crafts" - and you know me - I'm a sucker for Granny's crafts! I did a little crochet pattern for her that's posted today, but do please check out all of her project ideas. I'm still thinking about Sunday morning's crepes.
Margot's got some great things coming down the pike for those of us who dabble in lots of different things and love retro-inspired creations. Check it out!
Also, I thought I'd share a pic of the quilt before I had all the flakes sewn down. I wanted to get an idea of how it would look spread out on a bed. Please ignore the mess. It was either clean or sew on snowflakes. I can't wait to see it quilted! Heeheeeee!
The quilt has landed at Georgia's. Now I can show and tell about the snowflakes in earnest. More snowflakes are posted at Tatting in a Winter Wonderland. I can't believe it's *58* days until Tat Days. Have you looked at the preliminary information? I don't know about you guys, but I can't wait!