Completed Things

Last time I shared about a UFO. So, today I thought I would share that I completed the little doll afghan for my granddaughter! Before getting it into the mail, I had to take a photo of it. This cradle was the perfect setting. It was made by my great-grandfather, Charles E. Updyke (1878-1955). He passed away before I was born, so I’m not sure who he made this doll cradle for, but I’ve had it for a long time and it is one of my treasures. Another one is the doll in the photo. My folks brought that back from a vacation for me. I was just a baby and had stayed with my grandma. All three things are handmade and involved grandparents in one way or another. Doesn’t that doll look comfy? I sure hope my granddaughter likes the afghan. It’s really soft!DSC_9775 4

While on the subject of completed things, I made this bracelet this week for a customer that loves pearls!DSC_9773 4

And then my sister-in-law contacted me and wanted some earrings that are both an encouragement and would include her love of birds.DSC_9784 2

These are my favorite verses to go with these earrings:

“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” Romans 15:13

“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:6&7

“Consider the ravens: They do not sow or reap, they have no storeroom or barn; yet God feeds them. And how much more valuable you are than birds!” Luke 12:24

What are you completing this week?

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6 thoughts on “Completed Things

  1. Hi Janine,
    I love all of the things that you made. I especially like your “birdie” earrings. I love birds, so I enjoy anything that has a bird theme to it. Work keeps me very busy (three jobs). LOL I still find time (make time) for photography, birding and other things. though. Last weekend I went to the Cape May Jazz Festival with my son, and we had a wonderful time. Dominick is taking a jazz class (elective) in college and he has to attend several jazz concerts for the class. He chose to take this class because he also plays the bass and the saxophone. It was fun for both of us. I enjoyed seeing the pictures of all of your handmade things. I’m sure that your granddaughter will enjoy the handmade blanket for her doll. You should make a matching one (for her to use on her bed). You could give it to her for Christmas. 😉

    • Wow, Colleen, you sure ARE busy! Three jobs! I’m glad you are making time to enjoy life too. And I really thought about a matching afghan for Beth. Still considering it, but I doubt I’d have it done by Christmas. lol.

  2. How well I remember your dad and I buying that doll for you in a tiny gift shop in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. You were too young to enjoy that camping trip with your four brothers. You’re right about the cradle and Grandpa Updyke’s birth and death, Looks as if you’ve been checking out the family tree. Enjoyed your post.

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