Tuesday

Day three of the back yard transformation and my grandson's wrapped tight to his mom.


 My girl sent me a photo today of her new baby, just 3 weeks old.   She is using the baby wrap I made for her and she loves it.  Gina is the kind of mom that holds her new born all day long.  She is a busy mom and homeschools her kids.  As most of you know this is baby boy #4 for her and she did this with all her children.  I love how she wraps her baby's and keeps them close to her body for the first two months.  She lets them tell her when they want to venture out.
 I remember the day about 3 months ago when Gina sent me a photo of a wrap she found on the net.  "Mom, they want $80.00 for it"... "Will you make me one"?  Sure I said and after looking at the photo I bought 6 yards of a light jersey fabric and made her two.  (I paid all of $24.00 for it)   I remember when I finished making it I thought the length was much too long but after wrapping it on myself it was perfect.  It's made  to wrap a small baby in so many different ways.  It's very light and airy.  She loves it and that is all that matters to me.

 Let me share a little trick.
 When I first wake up in the morning I usually turn on my music while I read my e's and get the coffee made.   My iPod is in my phone where I have all my music stored.  I put the iPhone  in a glass... amazing how it amplifies the music.  It's like having a great speaker attached.   I also do this when using my phone on speaker which I do while cooking or other household chores.  It makes the callers voice so much clearer.
  Amazing!


Then after breakfast on to day three of my back yard transformation.
I have been working on the perimeter and wanted to get as much done as I could today. Our weather is going to change after 5 days of beautiful sunshine and 70 degree temps.  They say "big storms coming for the next two days"....   My thoughts on thisGood  I need to stay indoors and clean my house before next week.  I'm going in the hospital for a bit of  female repair work.  It's just something I've been putting off  but needs doing.  I'll be laid up about a week after an over night stay.  So I got busy on the yard.  I moved the bromeliads from down by the creek nearer the deck.  They don't need any work at all and will fill in an awkward spot that gets no water or sun.  I love it when they bloom.

  Then I put in Azalea bushes along the deck.  I've been wanting to do this for several years now.  I think I missed the blooming season for these new bushes but next spring it should look wonderful.  The mulch is sitting in bags just waiting for me to finish putting it down.  Of the 25 bags I bought this week I have 4 left, hope it's going to be enough?

Depending on when the rain begins I might get a few more hours in the yard tomorrow?  Then all I need to do is add a few more flowering plants in a few weeks, and it's finished for the year.
  Yes!

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22 comments:

Dale Nash said...

The speaker on my phone is pretty good, but I could definitely use this trick if I want it any louder. Thanks for sharing - you have earned yourself a follow.

I came here from Tlly's blog hop today :-)

daisy said...

That baby wrap is amazing! Love that baby is next to Momma for 2 whole months!

Enjoy your hard work while you recuperate. Hope all goes well.

Sherry at The Rusty Pearl said...

I love that speaker trick .. I saw that on pintrest one day and just loved it . I love that wrap you made.. YOUR talented girl !!! that baby is presh !!! I know your one proud gma and mamma .. HUGS and have a blessed week .. Love, Sherry @ The Rusty Pearl

debra @ homespun said...

oh look at that sweet baby and wonderful mama! You must be so proud :)

Stacia said...

Congratulations on that sweet new grandbaby! And good luck with your surgery. When you're all better, can you come do my yard??

Ornate Splendor said...

What a sweet fortunate baby to be carried in the sling so much! It makes babies so much happier, doesn't it? And it makes life so much easier for mom, too! Your azaleas will be fabulous! I wish they would grow well in my yard. Catherine

acreativeharbor.com said...

Love how the baby is so snuggly ~ and love your garden ~ great post for T ^_^

Pamela Beers. said...

Gardening...finally. The weather's been so doggone cold here. Seeing these pics gives me inspiration.

Holding baby close like that is wonderful...great picture.

Annesphamily said...

Your ipod in the glass is a very good idea! Thanks for sharing! Your daughter and her lil one so precious. She is a good mama indeed! Love the yard work and will be saying a special prayer for you with your upcoming procedure. Enjoy the good weather while you can and your baby wrap is wonderful! You may be able to sell those on etsy! I am sure you could make a great deal for those that want them! Have a terrific week!

Lola said...

Great, creative post for *T*– superb pics of your lovely family and that exquisite baby wrap!

Do hope all goes well with the surgery,

Visiting from Alphabe-Thursday!

Tracy Cook said...

Wow you are a very talented women. I would love to have one of those wraps for my next grand baby . Will check out on line.
And then the garden brilliant
Finally good luck next week

Granny-Guru said...

Love the glass speaker trick. I'll have to try it. I'm transforming a path through the woods in my back yard with lilies-of-the-valley, a childhood favorite.

Two Blondes said...

looks like a cuddly sweet little babino you have there!

Esther Joy said...

The iphone speaker thing is interesting - I've got to try that!

L'Heure Bleue At Home said...

I'll have to remember that trick of putting a phone in a glass! Best wishes for a speedy recovery. I'm having a Blogiversary Giveaway at L'Heure Bleue At Home. Come on over and check it out!

Jann Olson said...

Sandy, that little guy looks snug as a bug in that wrap. Great job on making them. The glass trick is so clever. I will give it a try. It's been raining here today but now the sun is shining. Heading outdoors to do some of the same. Best of luck with your surgery and wishing you a quick recovery. Yes, us garden lovers need a rainy day now and then to get housework done. lol! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
hugs,
Jann

Karen L. Bates said...

Love the baby wrap you made, I should have done that for my daughter, as the one she bought, she didn't like. The fabric you chose is the best, as hers was heavier.

I love what you are doing in the garden. I have a bromeliad and didn't know I should keep it in the shade (well, it's inside naturally). So that is what I will do.

Good luck with the surgery...take it easy when you get home and enjoy the fruits of your labor.

Carol said...

The pic of your daughter and baby is just so precious! My DIL used one of those wraps for both of her children. I sure wish we had had those back in the day! Your yard is looking amazing, and those azaleas are going to be gorgeous. Good luck with your surgery!

Carol

Linda Bouffard said...

Beautiful! Linda

Micki Sellers said...

I wore all my babies but the first. i didn't find wraps until baby #2. They are an absolute lifesaver! In fact, I wore #6 in a wrap like the one you made (i made mine, too) when the family went to yellowstone. :)

Molly said...

Such a beautiful shot, the baby looks so snug!

Mollyxxx

Jenny said...

This is Truly a Tremendous Transformation...

The baby wrap is such a Thoughtful gift Too...

What an amazing post for the letter T...

Terrific job!

Thanks for linking.

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