She has arrived!!

So I’ve been anxiously awaiting the arrival of my new niece or nephew….my baby sister (well…she’s a grown adult, but she’ll always be my baby sister) is pregnant with her first child! She lives a good distance from me, so we chat online alot…I’ve never had any children, so I ask her alot of questions. Well…I got the call she was in labor (actually the call came, but I slept through it and didn’t know for 3hrs later, whoops…sorry Ash)… so I called work, made arrangements to be off for a week to be with my sister… and headed to PA to be with my sister.

She had a fast labor… by the time I arrived at the hospital she was 9cm and it was just a matter of time before her little bundle arrived…so we wait…and wait…and wait…hey, where is the baby already?! I want to hold her, like yesterday!!

She has arrived!! Yes, she had a girl!!! Della Rey!! Della is our great grandmother’s name, and my mom’s cousin was also named after her…so cool – I didn’t know that was the name they chose…and I love it!

She is the cutest little, tiniest thing ever! Hardly cried when we were visiting that first few days in the hospital, but after returning home, boy – she’s got lungs! Didn’t realized they didn’t know to sleep at night vs the day….so it made for some really rough sleepless evenings…which I’m sure many mothers can attest to.

Well, I’m in love with her….here are some photos for your viewing pleasure!

What about knitting…

I can say, I did take my knitting with me to PA – and I did knit, but much less than I thought I would – cause it was all about the baby – holding, feeding, changing, hugging, cooing, kissing…. did I say I love that little peanut!

I am working on leg warmers – or dance/yoga socks… they are great for yoga, running in the winter, chilly ballet classes, and overall, great in boots! I’m making some for the shop that carries my knitting (Marigold Salon, Spa & Marketplace in Sharon Center Ohio) .

My sister is also requesting a mini version of them for baby Della – in Mustard yellow, of course….

Well…. back to it! Relaxing on the deck enjoying a lovely Saturday with the hubs, and our “kid”.. Monty… who figured out how to relax in style….

Til then Love…

My Exciting News!

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Attention! Attention!! I have exciting news! My knitting is in a store front!! A place you can go and touch, feel, see, smell…..OK, well maybe not smell…. but if you’ve followed my Instagram and Etsy website, you have a seen my knitting items – but now you can physically touch them, try them on…GET EXCITED!!! I have partnered up with Marigold Salon, Spa, and Marketplace!

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Marigold Salon, Spa, and Marketplace (we’ll call it Marigold), is this amazingly cute salon and spa. They just had their grand opening on June 23rd and the public got to come in and take a peek around. Their website is www.marigoldsharon.com and they are located in Sharon Center, Ohio. 1348 Sharon Copley Rd., Sharon Center, OH to be exact!

The premise of Marigold is that its an all inclusive salon, spa, and local marketplace. The Marigold team is passionate about natural wellness, holistic health, and making you feel all the wonderfulness of you! Their team consists of cosmetologists, aestheticians, nail techs, massage therapists, yoga instructors, essential oils instruction, and more! “Marigold – where beauty, serenity, and community meet.”

The Marketplace part of their shop is still a growing work in progress and they are featuring local artisans hand crafted items for the shop. As the marketplace expands, they will be in their own section of the salon… right now they have jewelry makers, a local honey producer, essential oils, a glass artist from Akron, and an artist that does hand-lettering, Art, and apparel, just to mention a few…. and of course…me! I’m excited to be apart of their new adventure and thrilled that there is an outlet for you to see my work! They are looking for more local artisans to feature, so if your a creative soul…check out Marigold!

What are you knitting?

I just finished the Cerulean Mist shawl and its currently available at Marigold! Check out my Instagram feed for some photos! I’ll put some here too!

Whats new?

I met up with my sister-in-laws this week for Ladies Night… we walked around the square and shopped, laughed, and shopped some more. Then we go have dinner! We hit up all our favorite shops, and when we got to the book store, there was a bartender there! If you purchased an item from the book store, you got you a free drink! A strawberry basil daiquiri ! Soooo good! The bartender was from The Thirsty Goose Traveling Bar out of Medina, OH. Such a cute idea for events! Her Instagram pages is @thethirstygoose or click here for her website. We even made the Gallery photo page! We’ve become famous!!

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Just waiting for my sister to have her first baby – she’s due any day now! Its going to be a surprise if its a boy or girl….so I’m waiting to knit until I know what fun pattern I get to make!! (I secretly hope for a girl – cause girl clothes are so much cuter!)

Anyways…. I’m still knitting and I’m planning another Beginners Knit Night soon so be on the lookout for that!

Till Then Love…