Momma, bye-bye?

bye bye, momma?

I think he missed something… πŸ˜‰ I cannot believe that my 20 month old can put on his own shoes…and I’m pathetically excited every time he finds that sweater & insists on wearing it (although it’s a little awkward when he finds it in the dirty clothes pile…

I’m hard at work crocheting a bunch of baby squares, but I had to pop in to show off the pretty package I received today — it’s from the Holiday Swap group on Ravelry.

ravelry holiday swap

Pretty dishtowels, pot holders, recipe cards, all in my favorite fall colors. A lovely dragonfly pin (I love dragonflies!!), coordinating peaches & cream yarn (which is hilarious because I sent her coordinating sugar n cream yarn), tea & teacup, a dishcloths pattern book (not pictured as I’d been paging through it in another room), notepaper, Christmas cards, flash cards & coloring books for the boys (already in use at the time of the photo), yummy chocolate dipped ginger mints, and a wonderful needle holder — embroidered with my ravelry name & hers! Thank you so much April!

Because I’m a bad blogger, I forgot to post about a different swap package last week — it was an Outlander (Diana Gabaldon’s series) inspired swap. Here’s the box:

outlander swap 2

Wool of the Andes yarn in my “clan” colors, stitch markers, a beaded book thong, chocolate, an abacus bracelet, a candle (with the brand name “jamie & clair” — the two main characters in the series), a plaid “rag” bag, a nifty hat pattern, a little knitting/reading light, a jar of huckleberry jam, and a pair of lovely fingerless mitts. By all rights, I should take some “action” shots — almost everything has already been pressed into service (or consumed, lol).

I was trying to explain to my Mother why I was receiving (and sending) out these swap packages today, and I finally said, “women seem to feel that they can’t buy things for themselves, so we have found a way around it. We join these swaps & get to make presents for others & receive some in return.” she laughed, but I noticed she didn’t disagree. πŸ˜‰

On the other hand, I have a little brown baggie with three huge bars of chocolate that says I’m doing my level best to learn to treat myself more often… πŸ˜‰

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3 thoughts on “Momma, bye-bye?

  1. Oh I can not believe how big your baby is, and that he can dress himself! The lack of pants is perfect, typical man!

    Happy belated birthday. It’s nice to have one more friend cross over to the dark side, hehe.

    Great packages and I totally agree with what you said about why we have the swaps. Woman are totally like that!

  2. What a funny picture – hope he finds his pants! I love that he dresses himself – my oldest never did (she is a bit of a princess) but my little one comes out in crazy get-ups all the time! Those are some great swap packages:)

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