Surprises From Swindon

Grandson in Mouse Hat

Grandson in Mouse Hat

When showing up to watch our precious grandson, Little Man (LM), on Friday, he was so excited to show off the surprise presents which he’d received from his great-grandma Joycie and Mary, her best friend since they were 16. He’s wearing the adorable hat-with-a-mouse-in-the-pocket made by Mary. Some of you long time followers might remember the stunning, hand-knit, table cloth Joycie gave to me.

Close up of Mouse Hat

Close up of Mouse Hat

Sweater (Jumper) by Joycie,  Hat by Mary

Sweater (Jumper) by Joycie, Hat by Mary

Little Man was excited that the hat matched the new sweater (or jumper as Joycie says) so perfectly. The day was a bit too warm to wear the jumper out on our walk. Joyice had mama measure LM and email the results to her, so the sweater has been knit in England to fit LM in California. Hurray! He thinks the tail on the mouse is hysterical! Can you see it?

In addition to the clothes, Mary made some wonderful “chew” toys. LM’s mom, my daughter, adores Elephants so it was wonderful to see two “chew” elephants. Nate was not happy that he couldn’t have the toys before pictures were taken! Elephant noses are the perfect size to chew. Mary makes a much larger, knit soldier, about 36″ tall, which she donates every year to a local charity’s auction.

"Chew" toys by Mary.

“Chew” toys by Mary.

On a different note, I cancelled the domain, however, I kept I’m wondering how many people are actually getting my post now since I haven’t been seeing any traffic? Please let me know if this post came through. I just didn’t feel as if I needed to pay the $26/year.

10 thoughts on “Surprises From Swindon

  1. Hi Curls and Q, yes this one came through and I appreciate and enjoy your posts. Thank you Linda

    Linda Beleski 2/1 Rudd Street Burleigh Heads Qld 4220 Australia Ph. +61 7 5576 8806 Mob: +61 400 887087


  2. The gifts look lovely.

    It didn’t come through for me, but I remembered ( a few days later) that you used WordPress before, so figured you might not have purchased the url again.


  3. I unfollowed you. Then I pulled up your blog and re-followed you. Now I have in my Reader all the posts since you stopped as well as all the posts that came before. Gosh…I couldn’t actually see that I was following and not It’s very strange though because your blog shows as having 188 followers when you use this link: Maybe time for a call to the WordPress helper people?


  4. Q – Thank you for the effort! I have not been home much in the past two months to do much about the blog. Good advice. I started the blog with first then bought the domain If I’d realized what a pain that would be I would have just renewed. It is time to contact the WordPress people.


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