Thursday, May 14, 2009

Can Someone Move Texas Closer to Florida?!

My brother finally sent me pictures of my nieces in the sweaters I knit them for Christmas. They live in Texas so I don't get to see them as often as I'd like. This is Ava, she turned 3 last week. Each year my brother and his daughters release lady bugs - several thousand. He is a big organic gardener and lady bugs eat the bad stuff. The color of the sweater in this picture is off but it's my favorite. I love Ava gently holding the lady bug. I had just started this sweater when Ava crawled up in my lap and I helped her knit a few stitches. I think she may be a knitter!
This is Alex, she is 6. When I was last in Texas visiting she lost her first tooth. I guilted my brother into having the tooth fairy leave $10. The first tooth after all is special. It deserves more! I'm not sure she'll be able to sit still long enough to learn to knit or quilt but I'd love to spend some time teaching her!
Here is another picture of Ava just covered in lady bugs. You really can't see it here but she also has on a pair of pink cowboy boots. Girl has her own sense of fashion!
Texas is just too darn far away!

16 comments:

John's Arts & Crafts said...

Great Blog & photo! New blog on the Hx. of the Ladybug: http://historyoftheladybug.blogspot.com/

Zlaty said...

The sweaters are even cuter on them! Good job aunty!

Zlaty

Brennee said...

I LOVE the shot of her covered with the lady bugs! Too cute! The sweaters look great. Um, $10 for a tooth?! You're brother must be a real softy lol!

Jean in Georgia said...

The girls are sweeties... and did an absolutely wonderful job on the sweaters!!! :)

Sugarbeestudios said...

OMG! They turned out great! What great sweaters for such cuties! Wishing Texas was closer for you;o)

Irene said...

The sweaters are cute and the girls are adorable. Love the picture of Ava with the ladybugs - I'm not sure that wouldn't have creeped me out having all those ladybugs on me!

yarnjourney said...

I feel for you. My nieces live too far away also. The sweaters are lovely, so are the girls. I love the color on each of them. Perfect for each girl in her own way.

Candace said...

Oh my - maybe Ben from "Lost" can move Texas for you, Jackie! The girls are just adorable - and the sweaters are perfect for them!
Cheers!

Micki said...

The sweaters look so good on them! I know how you feel...Families are all spread out now. That seems to be the trend.
Micki

ruthee... said...

What wonderful pictures! Ladybugs, handknit sweaters and smiling wee family members.

Debbie said...

Perfectly precious.

imquilternity said...

These are such good photos of both your nieces and your lovely sweaters. It's a shame when the little ones are so far away since they grow and change so quickly. They are really very cute girls!

Teresa said...

Such cute girls and the sweaters look great! Gee, I wish he could come and get some ladybugs from our house. At different times of the year, they litterally cover the back side of our house and find crevices to come on it. Its a game for my grandsons (both 2 yrs old) to catch the lady bug in the dining room and then run to the front door and release them.

Chris said...

Adorable pictures!

Simone de Klerk said...

How lovely to have two such sweet children wearing the vests you made. They look adorable (O:

IrishgirlieKnits said...

Oh my! If they aren't just the sweetest!!! Soooo precious and the sweaters are great!!