Wednesday, September 19, 2012

A Little Update

Progress on the baby blanket has been slow.  I managed just a little work on it over the weekend but most of my time was spent preparing for a visitor.
My sister-in-law arrived late Sunday night from Toronto and she came bearing gifts. 
 An old photo album that was found in my in-law's house after they both had passed away.  It's the first time I've seen a baby picture of my husband -- he's the one in the middle.  So cute!
 It was so fun to see all these pictures from 50+ years ago and eye opening to see a side of my in-laws that I never knew.
 She also brought this pencil drawing of their dad done years ago by a family friend.
Hubby and his sister have now gone off on a trip together.
And I'm still trying to keep up with the business of every day life.
But, of course, taking just a little bit of time for some sweet stuff, too.

 Coconut cookies.
1 cup flour; 1 cup flaked coconut; 1 cup sugar (I put less); 1 egg; 1 stick of melted butter.
Hope you are having a wonderful Wednesday!


Pradeepa said...

Your blanket seems to be progressing nicely. It is always so heart warming to see all those lovely old photos. These days everything is digital and I miss those bulky albums. Hmm... I can smell the coconut cookies. I too made a sweet today where coconut was the main ingredient.

Anonymous said...

Aww cute blanket & how lovely to see old photo's too. Wonderful pencil drawing :-)

Kelly_Deal said...

Pretty blanket Tammy and that photo album is a real treasure!

Floortje said...

Such a sweet blanket! And what a treasure your sister in law brought you. I love old pictures....

glor said...

Love how the baby blanket looks, great layout and sizing of the squares. This is going to be beautiful. Enjoy your visit with SIL and thanks for the cookie recipe. Writing that down, maybe try it later after I run to store. Have a lovely day. Blessings sweet girl.

Linda said...

The blanket is lovely and how neat that your sister-in-law brought those wonderful items. Love the old photos of course and the wonderful drawing.

Those cookies are making my mouth water, but alas, I'm the only one in my house who likes coconut.

Sarah and I are returning to the humane society this afternoon to see about adopting our 2nd cat. We were there for a few hours on Monday with my sister and made a selection who is now on hold, but we may end up adopting a fellow who is 10 years old. We'll see how it works out today. ;)

Kinda regards,

Wanda said...

Old pictures are so fun to see. Love the pencil drawing. Very nice.

And of course, your cookies always look delish....and I love coconut.

oldthings said...

Dear Tammy
Your blanket is so nice with those soft colorous .
It is lovely that your sister -in law brought those beautiful gifts and these old family pictures !

Rostrose said...

My dearest Tammy, it's so fine to see photos and this great pencil drawing from long past days - a wonderful gift. and your hubby was such a sweet baby!
an equally sweet baby will receive your beautiful blanket. I can see that you have been working with a lot of positive emotion.
I hope your husband will have good vacation days with his sister - my best wishes to you for your every day live! :o)
Warm hugs, Traude (dreaming of coconut cookies ;o))

Deborah said...

I just love old photos! So wonderful that you are able to see them. I would love one of those cookies. Yum. Pretty crochet blanket!

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

OMG your baby blankie is almost finished - another treasurable gift Tammy!

These are wonderful old family photos - your husband must have been so happy to get them - very precious reminders of where he's come from.
So important to discover our roots.
I'm making a book on my mother and her family, to hand down to my daughter.


Anonymous said...

The blanket is looking good! and those are some great gifts~~ I love how simple your cookie recipe is too! gonna give that a try!

Claudia said...

Have fun with your sister-in-law. Your blanket looks lovely.


Createology said...

Treasured memories your sister-in-law has shared with you. Lovely baby blanket. Warm cookies and a cup of tea is exactly what I need right now...thank you dear.

Anonymous said...

Oh, the baby photo is adorable! Chunky and happy kiddos!
How lucky you are to have rec'd those albums of your husbands makes the connection complete to see who he came from!
I really love the baby blanket with the smaller motifs at the top! Smart girl!
I'm baking chocolate chip cookies right now. Somehow chocolate sounded good today!

Stitchy Mc Floss said...

Your blanket is looking so nice. :)
Yum on the cookies.

Aww the old photos are wonderful! It's always nice to have photos of loved ones.

Blessings always

Dagmar said...

You know Tammy, your way of writing is so incredibly just feel part of your life by the way you describe wht happens in your day..have a sweet week my friend❤

Susan said...

Oh Tammy, what a wonderful gift. So nice to see photos of your darling's family. Take care.Susan

Diane said...

Your baby quilt is coming along nicely, it's going to be so pretty. How special to get the album - another facet of your husband's family - kind of like putting a quilt together. I know my husband would love those cookies. Diane

Hindustanka said...

Hello! I found your blog through another blog, as it happens usually. I'd like to ask, is your husband from Kuwait? I also saw a photo from India in your blog. I am married to an Indian and we live in India, so I think me and you are in the same boat of intercultural marriage ))
I understand so much how it is important to find hobbies in a far country, so I also crochet, decorate and so on :) Baby blanket looks awesome!

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Tammy,
That is almost sheer telepathy... We received yesterday in the mail a photo album from Pieter's brother. His brother's adopted daughter had sent it to him. For the first time Pieter got to see pictures of his Mom at the age of 4 and also of his grandmother at the age of 24... Quite some treasures. I did scan some of them; it is a lot of work for making them all digital but worth it for their sentimental value. Guess that your visitor and such emotional treasures are a lot more meaningful than having crocheted a lot... Those things can wait.
Hugs to you,

Serena Lewis said...

The baby blanket looks wonderful, Tammy...I love the blend of colours and design.

How wonderful to see all the old family photos from your hubby's side of the family. I so enjoy looking through Mum and Dad's B&W family photographs. The pencil portrait of your hubby is wonderful!

I adore anything coconut so I'm going to have to make those cookies...YUM!!

Enjoy the rest of your week ~ xo

Barbina said...

Your baby blanket is going to be so lovely! I love all those baby colours together. It will make a wonderful gift!
Such old pictures are really a treasure and always fun to look at them.
I wish you happy day! xxxBarbina

Elna said...

The blanket look lovely and so nice with old photos.


Jennifer said...

Love that blanket...what a lucky baby!

Jennifer @ Fiber Flux

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Tammy, your baby blanket is coming along nicesly! So nice to spend some time with family. The cookies sound wonderful! Have a nice day! Twyla

vintage grey said...

The baby blanket is coming along so sweetly!! Fun photos!! The cookies look so good!! Have a great rest of the week! xo Heather

val said...

lovely blanket...and I;m glad you took time for some sweetness!
How do you like the new blogger????

Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...

"T's Daily Treasures" has been included in the Sites To See for this week. I hope this helps to point many new visitors in your direction.

Gaby Bee said...

Your coconut cookies look mouth is watering!

Have fun with your sister-in-law.
Gaby xo

Kathy, PaperPumpkin said...

Hi! Your blog is just beautiful. I am very much looking forward to reading lots of your posts now! Thank you for visiting me, and for your kind words. I am happy to meet you! ~ kathy

Shahrul Niza said...

oohh the granny squares are just too cute!. I can't crochet, only able to make little flowers :). What a great photos you have, a treasure to be had for many generations to come. Thank you so much for following me :). BTW, your cookies look delicious!

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

Your blanket is looking great and how lucky for you to have such wonderful family momentos!

Celestial Charms said...

Lovely blanket, even unfinished. Those old family photos are so very special, as well are your delicious looking cookies. Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Catherine said...

I love looking at old black and white photos. How fun that you finally got to see a photo of your hubby as a baby!
Have a terrific weekend Tammy!
xo Catherine

Cheryl said...

Eeek.... such treasures! I buy old family photos and make them into tags... its a shame when families don't want them any longer. You should make your husbands baby picture into a little fairy and hang him up around your house :-)

I too am crocheting... in this awful heat.. cracks me up just thinking about it lol
big hugs,

Helen Philipps said...

How wonderful for you to see the old photos of your hb and his family, your sister in law brought a real treasure trove!
The little baby blanket is looking very pretty...and nearly finished too! Love coconut cookies...must make some soon (today I made rock buns to have with our afternoon tea).
Wishing you a happy weekend, Tammy.
Helen x

Melissa said...

Sam was a real cute baby. When I looked real quick at the pics before reading, I thought the sketch was of Sam...he looks ALOT like his father. That must of been fun looking and all those photos and I'm sure it brought back fond memories for Sam.
Your baby blanket is gorgeous as always. The colors are beautiful. I'm reaaaaaalllly tired today but wanted to hop on here since I havent been here in ages. I've been so caught up in trying to find prek activities, I've sidelined everything else. Anyways, glad we are getting together on Saturday.

Have a wonderful and carefree week.


Sam I Am...... said...

Oh! Is that a border that's going all around the outside? What a beautiful job you're doing on it...who's the lucky baby?
I love the pictures of your in-laws. He was a cute baby! Good looking family all around! What nice presents...raspberry...yumm...I know it's soap and I wouldn't eat it but I say "yum" for smells too. LOL!
That's very special to have that pencil drawing...good artist!
How special that is that your husband and his sister can go have some time together...just like when they were kids. I never had any brothers or sisters and I think I missed out!
Enjoy your week!

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