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Monday, 16 October 2017

Using up the leftovers - Oct GG

It's nice to listen to others good news....

A friend came and was so happy.  She told me she's to become a grandparent for the first time, a baby boy is expected, exciting times to come for her and the family.

Peek into the stash drawer ..... 4 half balls of wool, 3 of them leftover from a little blanket I previously made and a darker denim shade to compliment the others.

The little guy is due to arrive just in time to meet Father Christmas.  They've kept it very quiet till now as the new-mum-to-be has not been well throughout the pregnancy.

I wasn't sure if her son and his partner liked hand knits so I'm using these 4 half balls to make a blanket, same pattern I used previously - a complimentary one from Deramores.

I've made a start, it was growing quite quickly and suddenly it's finished and ready to pass on the lovely lady.  

This month i'm in plenty of time to post for this months Gifted Gorgeousness.  Have you seen it on other blogs?  You post details of something you have been gifted or gifted yourself to others. It's hosted by Jo over at Serendipitous Stitching.   If you are unfamiliar with GG, hop over to Jo's blog and find out more about it.

A little wander outside in the autumnal sunshine and these little beauties caught my eye.


A little hiccup on the health front, blood results were not good so there was no chemo this past week.  A visit to take more blood at the end of last week and I am back for a visit with the consultant tomorrow for the next plan of action.

Love and blessings



Jules said...

The blanket is beautiful. I'm sure the parents to be will be thrilled with it. What exciting news, just a shame mum has been ill.
I hope your consultation goes OK tomorrow. X

Jo said...

What a beautiful blanket, it's a lovely pattern. It's so exciting when a new baby is expected but it can put a downer on things when it's been a hard pregnancy. You expect things to go well and that you're going to bloom once you find out you're expecting but things don't always go that way. I suffered terribly with morning sickness (throughout the day) right the way through my pregnancies so I always sympathise when I hear that someone's had a hard time of it. I'm sure the little guy will make it all worthwhile once he arrives. I'm sorry to hear that things haven't gone so well for yourself either, as you said in your last post, it's all trial and error so I hope they've got something else up their sleeve to try now. Hope all goes well at your appointment tomorrow.

Vickie said...

Julie what a dear you are. I am glad you can find joy in others' blessings during this hard time of yours. The blanket you made baby is just lovely. I am praying for you. Let us hope there is a new plan that will work very well for you.

Brigitte said...

Julie, I'm in awe of this wonderful baby blanket. The parents of the little boy will be so pleased, particularly after the tough pregnancy.
Sorry to hear that your chemo treatment was cancelled because of bad blood results. But the consultant will certainly be able to suggest a new plan when you are there. I wish you all the best of luck for your appointment.

Tiffstitch said...

That is a gorgeous blanket! Excellent colour choice and if you've used up some stash then you must have room for more. :) Fingers crossed things are better next week for you health-wise.

Marlene jones said...

Hope you are feeling better soon, it is a pain when treatments are delayed. Love the baby blanket.

butterfly said...

What a lovely baby blanket .
Oh Julie I am so sorry , I am sure things will go better next time .
You are in my prayers dear friend.

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Thanks for taking part in GG this month. One of the first too, I had to double check it was you LOL
Gorgeous blanket for the new baby, hope you get a cuddle when he arrives!
Hope the bloods are better next week.

Maggie said...

Lovely baby blanket, and it's good that you could use up some stash, bonus :-)

Sorry your treatment was cancelled, that's very frustrating when you have prepared yourself. I hope the consultant can sort something else out for you.

Thinking of you xx

Mii Stitch said...

You've made a beautiful blanket for the baby.
I'm sure the parents will be delighted with your make.

Lesley said...

I love the baby blanket you have knitted Julie,such a pretty pattern.I hope you have had a positive appiontment with your consultant.

Chris said...

Beautiful blanket and beautifully made.. and sorry about your blood test results. I know how you might feel, it's very hard to take disappointments with one's health.
But have faith Julie, and don't give up.. you are in my prayers every day.
Love and Blessings.
Read down about the sock yarn, what a super brother!

Ann at Beadlework. said...

What a lovely gift for the coming baby Julie, hand knits are so special. On the health front I'll send a separate message.

Barb said...

Hi there Miss Julie, What a time you are having , I do hope you have a much more positive outcome when you see the consultant.Thoughts are with you.
The blanket is gorgeous , lovely colour blending. Take it easy my friend , much love coming your way xx,

Christine said...

Such a gorgeous blanket Julie, I'm sure it will be much appreciated.
I hope your consultant visit went well

Justine said...

What a Lovely, thoughtful gift Julie. You're so kind to think of others while you have so much going on in your own life.
Here's hoping the consultant was able to suggest alternative treatment. Thinking of you.

Southpaw Stitcher said...

What a darling baby blanket! I'm sure the new parents will love it. Hope your consultation goes well and that next week is better for you.

Elfie said...

The baby blanket is gorgeous, and I love your photos. I hope all goes well with your Consultant visit.

stitchersanon said...

It's an amazingly beautiful blanket. I am sure it will be loved. How could it not?

Chemo and bloods...bane of my life. Just think of it of swings and roundabouts. Sometimes we have to around to work out a balance that allows us to swing.

I know it can be demoralising but a day at a time. I hope you get some good news soon.

rosey175 said...

Your little blanket is lovely! The parents will love it, especially after a rough pregnancy. And it's an extra nice bonus of being able to use up leftover stash.

I hope the consultation went well; hiccups are always so nerve wracking.

Penny said...

What a lovely blanket to welcome the new little one, Julie. I'm so sorry that your treatment had to be postponed - hope that things went well with your visit to the consultant. Keeping you in my thoughts.

FlashinScissors said...

I love the stitch you have used for your blanket! Is it feather stitch? I do knit, but not often ..... and I rarely finish my knitting these days! There must be about 3 or 4 jumpers/waistcoats lurking in my Dreaded Cupboard! So I’m jealous of those who finish their knitting (tee,hee). How nice you were able to use some of your stash!
I love taking photos of fungi, they are so pleasing to see somehow. Is that a Shaggy Parasol in your last picture ..... we used to eat them, although we wouldn’t now! Heard too many stories of people accidentally poisoning themselves with mushrooms!
Hope your visit to the consultant went well, and that your bloods improve.
Thinking of you, Julie.
Barbara x

Sheryl S. said...

Beautiful blanket, what a lovely gift it will make.

Carol said...

Oh, I'm so sorry to read that your blood results weren't up to par, Julie--and hope they are improving for you. That must be so frustrating... I'm glad your crafting can offer some diversion from your worries--the baby blanket is so very special... Sending a warm hug your way!