MAGPIE'S MUMBLINGS

A blog about my interests, which include crazy quilting and various and assorted other artsy pursuits and sometimes known to contain mumblings of a random nature.

Monday, March 21, 2016

Baby announcements!

Over the weekend #2 son and daughter-in-love posted this on facebook...


This was their announcement to their friends - presented very aptly by 'big brothers' Stewie (the cat) and Kumo (the dog).  I couldn't resist sharing it with you.

Our big road trip out there to spend some time with them after baby arrives in September will be also a way to take the cradle that was made for our boys by my dad over 30 years ago.  At that time my dad was helping out at the local auction house and was the recipient of some beautiful wood after the auction people managed to destroy an old wooden organ when it fell off their truck during transport.  Their loss was his gain, and he created this beautiful cradle...


Here's another of the autograph book entries, dated Jan. 25, 1940...

What makes life worth living
is our giving and forgiving.
Giving tiny bits of kindness
that will leave a joy behind us
and forgiving trifles
that the right word often stifles.
For the little things are bigger 
than we often stop to figure.
What makes life worth living
is the giving and forgiving.


15 comments:

Vicki W said...

What a great family treasure!

allthingzsewn said...

The announcement is too cute and the cradle is a beautiful heirloom to pass down.

Christine Barnsley said...

What a great way to make their announcement and what a beautiful cradle. How lovely to be able to pass it down the generations! Christine x

Createology said...

How fun is this announcement and very unique! I love your heirloom cradle made by your dad for your sons. A treasure to share with the newest generation. Baby Bliss...

Boud said...

So is this triggering a tsunami of knitting and crochet for the new grand??

Quinn said...

That is absolutely the best announcement I've ever seen!
And it makes me so happy to think of that organ-wood being beautifully reworked into a new treasure :)

janie krig said...

'Giving and forgiving, tiny bits of kindness', I love those words!
I agree,beautiful cradle.

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

That is such a cute announcement!! The cradle is absolutely beautiful. When my daughter was born, we used my sister-in-law's. She has been able to hand it down to her daughter who is also saving it for HER daughter. Nice post.
Happy Easter.
xx, Carol

Suztats said...

Love the announcement and the quote. What a wonderful family heirloom! It's beautiful.

Deepa said...

Beautiful cradle.A heirloom to be treasured. Happy Easter to you and yours,MA .

liniecat said...

Oh wonderful news !! is this the couple who have been trying for a while? Do hope so : )
That crib is so beautiful too, with its own provenance too, a family heirloom!

Caroline Heinrichs said...

We just love recycling of any kind! Great post.

Baa. xxx said...

What a super fun announcement, and what a treasure the cradle is - lovely memories.

Kim said...

Cool announcement! Love your heirloom cradle. How lovely to pass such a lovely family piece down to the next generation.

Judy Cooper Textile Images said...

Congratulations! A great way to announce a new baby. Love the cradle. Wonderful family heirloom.