Saturday, March 30, 2013

Sophia Jana


Our newest granddaughter was born last night at 7:58. Sophia Jana is 7 lb. 3 oz, and 20", with a full head of hair! We're so excited to have another baby in the family!


I'm making slow progress on the hanky edging. I think I could have finished at least two sides yesterday, but I let myself be distracted with baby updates, shopping for ribbon, lunch with daughter Carol, and a nagging headache.

I do love this edging! It's "Cottage Border" from  A Pattern Book of Tatting by Mary Konior. I'm using size 30 Anchor Mercer thread that I found on clearance from an Etsy shop. I do love this thread! It has a nice crisp feel, and it tats up beautifully!

Have you seen Schacht's new Zoom Loom? It's an updated version of the Weavette pin loom, made out of plastic, with sloping sizes. I do love my Weavette looms, but they are very hard to find. There are several sites offering these little cuties, but the shipping is $9.95... outrageous! I did find them with $3.95 shipping here. All of the web sites have indicated that they will be available for shipment in April. Some say late April, early May. Anyway, I "pre-ordered" mine, and I have already received a shipping confirmation order. I am very excited! I'll be sure to keep you posted with my thoughts about this new loom!

28 comments:

  1. Congratulations for Sophia Jana

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  2. Beautiful little angel!!! :)
    Great edging!! :)

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  3. What a beautiful addition to your family! Thanks for sharing her picture with us. Have a very Happy Easter!

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  4. A precious baby, and what a beautiful name! Your edging looks lovely thus far!

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  5. Feliciations! And congratulations!

    She's gorgeous!

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  6. ...Congratulations grandmum :)) ...and all the beast wishes! Has the blanket been ready?
    Greetings
    Gunhild

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  7. How exciting, a new baby! - congratulations. I like your edging, Í chose no.9 from the Danish book for the wedding edging I'm working so hard to finish.It's gorgeous, with tiny clear crystal beads, but in size 60 thread, it's 20 repeats for each side....plus the corners.

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  8. Congrats on the newest addition - what a beautiful name she's been given.

    Your edging looks terrific - it makes tatting so enjoyable when you have thread that is nice to work with. It's almost like the thread knows what to do :)

    Happy, Happy Easter!

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  9. Congratulations for Sophia Jana!

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  10. Congratulations for this beautiful baby. She is lovely and I know the pleasure of having a baby like yours close to the heart!
    I wish happiness to all your happy family.
    Teresinha

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  11. Felicidades por esa belleza de nieta.Su nombre significa sabiduria. Besos desde España .

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  12. Congratulations! She is gorgeous!

    I checked out the Zoom Loom and ordered one! Now, what kinds of things have you made with your looms? I'm thinking light weight baby throw for the grandchild I hope to have one day. How hard is it to sew the squares together ...neatly?
    Cindy rbqdalaska@yahoo.com

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  13. Congrats!!!! Sophia is so cute!!! You tatting looks wonderful. Never heard of the looms, will follow your link. (sorry about the headache)

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  14. Looks like tons of patterns on this site:

    http://www.eloomanation.com/projects.php

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  15. Wonderful news! A really sweet photo! Welcome Sophia Jana! Congratulations to the parents, grandparents, and the whole family! A new tatter, perhaps?

    Amazingly, I have been looking at looms since I visited a knitting Festival recently. I'd like to use up some of my yarn. They showed a similar one, different brand, but had none left so I'd have to order from internet. I'll check this one out, too. I remember being impresssed with your bookmarks and some other weaving you've shown on your blog! My last weaving adventures go back to pot holders in the 1950s!!!!

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  16. She is a beauty, Diane! Congratulations.
    Fox : ))

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  17. Congratulations, Grandma Diane! Beautiful little baby.

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  18. Congratulations, she's beautiful
    Margaret

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  19. Congratulations on the arrival of your granddaughter! That's so exciting that I wonder you made made any progress on your pretty edging.

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  20. Oh, what a perfect Easter gift! Sophia Jana is beautiful. Your edging is lovely

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  21. Congratulations! She is beautiful.

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  22. hey I have been tatting and havent been on computer much. beautiful grand-baby what fun. also love the crochet bag you made I have seen that pattern some where I do believe. Looks like you are doing well. Have a wonderful Easter take care.

    from Carollyn

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  23. Congratulations with the new baby! By the way thanks for your tip about Bloglovin. I used Googlereader, but now I am over to Bloglovin.

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  24. Aww...what a sweet little bundle of love! Welcome to the world, Sophia Jane, your grandma can't wait to teach you to tat!!

    Right?

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  25. Congreatulation grandmother ,Sophia is beautiful hugs Marie-Claire

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