Sunday, November 13, 2011

Gettin' Ready!


Whew!  This Noni has been as busy as can be!  I knitted this little Tree-Cuttin'-Boggin' for the Littlest Man Friday while waiting on repairmen... while sitting with Zack as he grabbed a bite of lunch passing through town... and at the end of the day.


Had to have one to match his brother, Little Man.  This photo is from last year.  His Momma says his still fits, so we're ready to go!  The pattern is from Susan B. Anderson's Itty-Bitty Hats book.  The yarn is Rialto Aran 100% Merino Superwash Wool.  Love the way it feels!


In the wee hours early hours, this Noni was doing some assembling... While I am not a big fan of assembling, my heart was joyful while putting this train table together, in preparation for Christmas with Little Man.  In my heart's ear, I could hear all the many times, without solicitation,  Alex would say, "Thanks, Noni."  ... for just any little thing I would do for him.  Getting his 'muhlk' (milk) or helping him get his cars... or cutting up his food...

Out of the blue, this precious little voice... "Thanks, Noni."  While the credit for this goes solidly to my daughter and son-in-law, his saying it goes a long way to endearing this precious Little Man to me (as if he could be more dear).


Note:  I did not leave the knife on the train table!!  ;)


Not bad for a grandmother assembler.  LOL!

Blogger disabled my access yesterday.  Out of the blue.  Thank you for those of you who wrote to tell me about it.  But, I was well aware...  as I could not access any of my information (blog or e-mail) or comment.

I fully believe that it was a move to get my telephone number (since until I gave them my number, they would not give me a way back to my google products, in spite of sending them another e-mail address, as directed in their information).  I'm not at all happy about that possibility.  I may be disabled again for saying this!  Has this happened to any of you?

Hope you are all checking things off your list... Christmas is just around the corner!  ;)
blessings ~ tanna

52 comments:

Stitchfork said...

Ahhh, so many good memories of when my guys all played with those trains! You did good! And those hats are adorable!
xo Cathy...list? what list...

TexWisGirl said...

i've read something similar happening to 2 different blogger pals this past week. seems Google is getting freaky (again!)

podso said...

Good for you on the train table. I'm thinking they are coming to your house for Christmas and you'll have this for them?

I'm not sure what went on with you and blogger but I know strange things are popping up. I guess we can never take it all for granted. You are busy! Doing some fun things! I need to start to focus on December!

Tanja said...

Cute hat , is it Pinocchio's hat?
And Railway landscape is amazing! Compliments! Such a useful gift and to play-with-granny-together-gift! you will have lot fun, i am sure. This idea i must take in my piggy bank of "must to do"! May i?

Kelly said...

That little hat you made is adorable! It looks like a little elf hat. Love the train table too. He will have lots of fun with that. Reminds me of the one we used to have when my sons were little.

nanny said...

Good Job Noni!!! He will love the train table!!

I won't even begin to tell you all of the technical problems I am fighting...It is unbelievable that I am able to post this comment, I'd better hurry before this darn computer locks up!!!!!
Still battling virus with my work computer, 5 weeks and counting!!

Betsy said...

Cute, cute hat!

And yes..that happened to me, too..about a month ago. I thought it was really weird they had to text me a password.

Days at Buttermilk Cottage said...

Wow! As handy with a screwdriver as with knitting needles!!! A real Renaissance Woman! You have been busy, but very productive. You're right, the holidays will be here proto! Google seems to have all kinds of quirks. For about a week I wasn't able to leave comments anywhere, but magically it's okay again.
Best,
Susan

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Those hats are the cutest things. Look at you putting together that train table.Go Noni! It is sweet when the grands say thank you. Naomi would ask me to do something and then say sankoo.

Pondside said...

I love that hat!
I've been having blogger issues too. I've had trouble posting on some sites. I've been 'bumped' off my own site and have heard that some bloggers have not been able to comment on my post. Silly blogger!

Ginny said...

The hat is just adorable!!!! Did you put the table together all by yourself? That looks like a complicated job. Yes, when I checked your blog, it had said access was denied, I thought you had shut down your blog! Gosh, I hope it was not any of the reasons you think!

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

The hats are precious. Great job on the train table. I have heard that Blogger is acting up lately. I wish they would get things figured out. I am not thinking about Christmas yet. Maybe next week...

Emily said...

Such adorable hats!

Oh a train table! I'm in love!

Kerin said...

Those knitted caps are adorable!

Do you think they would look good on a little over middle aged momma??
(Insert giggle and gasp here.... from my kiddo's-- naturally)

Great job on putting the train table together!!

Haven't had any trouble with blogger....hope I never do.
I am so technicaly challenged!!

Kerin said...

p.s.
And a little spelling challenged too :)

Chatty Crone said...

You did great assembling that. And you are the best grandma ever - they are so lucky.

And yes I have a fellow blogger whose blog was disabled until she gave them her phone number. And to let you know she is fine now. So this might be happening to all of use.

Wish they would give us a phone number!

Love,
sandie

Deb said...

Hi Tanna - just popped over from other blogs and thought your little grand-children are the sweetest ever. I have a new grand-daughter (18 months) and I'm just lovin' this nana thing. I used to knit years back and have been thinking of starting again. Love your work. I'm from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada but live just 45 minutes north of the city now. Thinking of building in the country next year. I'm your new follower. Deb=^..^=x4

Dana said...

Alex is going to LOVE the train table. Jackson just loves his trains so much. We are always building new tracks. Unfortunately we don't have a train table so ours are on the floor. You guys are going to have such a fun holiday.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I love this hat! Your grand boys will look so cute wearing the same candycane strip hat :)

I gave a similar train table to my oldest grandson for his Thomas train sets last year -- it gets so much use!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

PS I haven't had this trouble with Blogger as yet, but I did hear of others having the same thing happen :(

Vickie said...

Ok, Tanna - we all expect to see a picture of your two little "elves" together and/or with Mrs. Santa Grandmother! You've been a busy lady, but it's good to get things done way before they're due. Cute little train for cute little men!

Jen said...

Love the hat! I have her Itty Bitty Toys book and I love it. I've made many toys from it.

Way to go on the train table! It looks great!

I haven't had any trouble with blogger lately. Hope you don't have any more problems!

Katherine said...

Little Alex and eventually Andrew are going to have a grand time with this train table. I see many many "Thank-you's" in your future!

Jennifer @ Studio JRU said...

Oh my goodness... that hat is adorable!! Great job on the train table. That looks like it is going to be so much fun! :)

Debbie said...

I think I'd like to play with the train table. That looks interesting! Glad you got you power back on, but don't like giving out info! Good job on the assembly!
Debbie

Mary said...

Those caps are darling and I am impressed with your carpentry skills. Few among us can wield both needles and a hammer. Christmas will be great fun for you this year. Little Man is the perfect age for Santa and his elves. So far, knock on wood, I'm having no problems with Google. I hope yours have all been cleared up. Have a great day. Blessings...Mary

no spring chicken said...

You are just the sweetest! Elf hats and tank engine tables... Dad and mom may have had something to do with the manners but I think it's more a natural response to love richly offered, and gratefully received with "thank you Noni."

Blessings, Debbie

Cheryl @ The Farmer's Daughter said...

You're just the bestest Noni! That is just the cutest elf hat! And the train set will be great fun. Good job on getting that put together!
Blogger does some strange thing sometimes, that's for sure.
Have a wonderful day!

Jennifer said...

That hat is DARLING, Tanna!

Ana said...

You're back...Yay!!! A few weeks back I wasn't able to access my blog either. It kept telling me the password was incorrect. So many problems on blogger lately...Ugggg! Glad everthing is cleared up. Sending you a great big hug.

Much love,
♥Ana

Deb said...

oh the fun yall will have with that...love the hat for the littlest man....

Stacey said...

I am sure there are going to be squeals of pure delight when Little Man sees his train table. You did a great job putting it together. He will have hours and hours of fun with it.

I can't wait to see some pictures of your two precious little men in their hats.

Debbie said...

OK, the last part first...

ME!ME! ME! The same exact thing happened to me on Friday. I can't believe you had the same feeling about the phone number because that is exactly what I thought.

Now, as to the hat? I love it. It looks like a Where's Waldo hat, and your little men will be so adorable in their matching Waldos.

Debbie said...

Adding...
And don't you think that's exactly how God feels when we offer up our "thank yous" just like Little Man? I think He thinks about it as He's setting up our "train tables" if you know what I mean...

From the Kitchen said...

Those hats are so adorable, They make me want to make one for my "grandmother's hope chest"!! I can just imagine the spring in your stop waiting for your sweet family to arrive. I pray for their safe travel.

Best,
Bonnie

Julie Harward said...

I could not get in last night to leave a comment, decided to try again this morning. Way to go on putting that together, smart lady! Love the so darling hat..cutest thing ever! I had the same thing happen with my blog about a month ago but got it back easily. ;D

Tricia @ saving room for dessert said...

First of all that hat is so adorable. I can't believe how fast you can work. Amazing - and what a great job you did on the train! You are the BEST Noni! No problems yet on Blogger - sounds a little scary so I will keep on the lookout. Have a terrific day

Jill from Killeny Glen said...

A train table is a MUST with little boys! OH what HOURS of fun is coming!!

The little hats are WONDERFUL. Remind me of Elf on a Shelf!

Donna said...

Tanna, you are just the best Noni ever! Your little men are so lucky. All that love and the heartfelt gratitude in the unprompted Thank you, Noni...what a full heart you must have!

Cindy said...

Hi Tanna,
Wow, I have not had Blogger disable my access before, I hope they don't do that to me.
What a darling little train table for your little man. My hubby and I got one for our little grandson a few years back and he has almost grown out of it already. Oh, why do they have to grow up so fast?!?!?
You are such a good Noni! No wonder he loves you so much!
Hugs, Cindy

Carole said...

That hat is tooooo cute! Love it!

Shug said...

Adorable. These little hats are a must for some serious photography.

You are brave and talented... I would have been so stressed trying to put that table together. I know there will be many happy faces while playing trains..
hugs

Judy S. said...

Good job on the train table, Tanna! I just know our GK would really get along with yours; now if only Illinois and Texas weren't so far apart! Glad to see your blog back~weird how things get mixed up, eh? Love your Kaw Valley Shawl, too~couldn't tell you that earlier. Oh, and your candy cane hat turned out just great; that's a fun pattern isn't it. I just finished my 4th Christmas hat; now on to the other stuff that needs to get done....

Dianne said...

CUTE hat and I'm so impressed with your assembly skills!

Town and Country Gals said...

Tanna,
that hat is the most adorable ever! I'm impressed that you put the train table together, I have no patience! They and you are going to have a ball with it,lucky boys!
Rebecca

T's Daily Treasures said...

Yep! The blogger thing happened to me a while back too. I never would give my phone number on the Google account and one day I got a message that some funny business was going on with my account and they needed to confirm my phone number. When I finally entered it, I got a message right away on my mobile with a code that fixed everything. My heart dropped for those 10-15 minutes when my blog was gone.

That little candy cane hat is the cutest. And your little men will be so sweet in them together. Loved your lunch photo shoot. With two boys, it will never, ever be easy to get them both looking at the camera at the same time, no matter how old they get. :)

How fun to meet a fellow blogger. I met Susan from A Circle of Buttons summer 2010 and it was a wonderful meeting.

Have a great weekend. Tammy

Cindy said...

I love the little 'boggin that you made, it is so adorable.
It made me think of something that happened when my kids were three and five. We were visiting some friends in Arkansas and it was winter time. The lady said to my kids "If you're going outside you will need a toboggan", well my kids eyes lit up at that and they proceeded to follow her to a chest of drawers from which she withdrew a small toboggin. Well, my kids were astonished at that. They both said together "That's not a toboggin, that's a toque!" Well she had no idea what they were talking about. Here in Canada a toboggin is a long wooden sled that sits directly on the snow, without runners and they slide down the snowy hills on it. A knitted cap is called a "toque". It was so funny to see little expressions. I had not thought of that in years. It makes me smile and sad at the same time.
Hugs, Cindy

Catherine said...

Dear Tanna, How cute! The hat is just perfect. Great job on the assembly of that train table. Christmas is just around the corner. Today, neighbors were decorating with the lights. I am note quite ready to do that yet. Blessings, Catherine xo

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

Oh my excitement for you just jumped in my heart. Oh a train table...little boys...grandsons...well what else could be better?

Enjoy, enjoy

Happy Thanksgiving!!

Swanski said...

Lovely hat! I found you now that you found me through the blogsphere :)

vicki said...

Hi Tanna- that is THE absolute cutest little elf hat- and your "little man" looks adorable sporting it! Doesn't it feel so good to get things checked off your list! I think my list is a mile long!!

Have a wonderful holiday week with those you love--
Vicki

Betsy said...

I thought about you today and your house full of family! I hope you are enjoying it all. Happy Thanksgiving to you. I'm thankful for you, dear! xo

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