The grandbaby was baptised on Sunday – here he is being held by godmother, Auntie Clare, with proud parents (and godfather) looking on.
He is wearing the family christening robe knitted by my mother – very fine, lacey wool. Jus as well, as Canberra (and much of the rest of SE Australia) was bloody freezing! Some spring weather.
His mum and aunties wore it before him – he is he first of the next generation.
The continuation of a family tradition.
That’s a good thing.
No posts for ages because we have been computer-less at home and it has been hectic getting the house ready for sale. It went on the market last week and sold straight away – yipee!!
We went down to the coast to check on the new house in mid August – couldn’t upload pictures before. Here is the view from our bedroom (click for larger picture).
We couldn’t resist setting up a couple of folding chairs and checking out the view from the living area. Since then the roof has gone on and the windows are in. We are going back down next weekend so will have more photos then.
Selling our existing house has been a big relief – we are exhausted with the effort of getting it ready,but well worth it. Now we will be sort of camping out while we are between houses, living in a one bedroom apartment in town during the week and going down to the coast at weekends. I managed to squirrel away a hand work project, which I thought I had inadvertently packed, but it turned up today, so I plan on doing some hand pieceing on a quilt I started earlier this year.