Saturday, November 19, 2011

A Baby Is Born

Lo, children are an heritage of the LORD: and the fruit of the womb is his reward.
 As arrows are in the hand of a mighty man; so are children of the youth. 

Psalm 127: 3-4

My first great nephew was born 2 weeks ago this Monday, weighing in at 8 pounds and 3 ounces. Quite a large baby for this day and age. I am glad he came into this world strong and robust.

I wanted to buy him something special as he is the first of my great nephews. His father, my nephew is an avid horseman so I've settled on a beautiful Pendleton baby blanket as one of my gifts.

This Pendleton Baby Blanket was manufactured in Pendleton, Oregon at the family's woolen mills. I was fortunate enough to take a trip there many years ago because of my interest in these woolen blankets with Indian motifs. This blanket can be used for the baby and then saved as a keepsake for when he gets older. Alternatively, it can be used by mom and dad as a cover for the lap or to place as a cover over an armchair.  The pattern is printed on both sides.
This little kimono/bunting bag was my first purchase. I thought it was a unique gift as it is made of ultra soft velour to keep the baby's skin from irritation. It is sewn shut at the bottom so no cold air gets in and can be put on baby apres bath or as extra warmth during the winter season which we are going into momentarily.

This little pajama onesie is a traditional baby sleeper with motifs that are appropriate for a baby boy.

The blanket is my Christmas gift to the baby and other two items are to celebrate his birth.

It is a joyous and exciting for me (and the rest of the family) to have a little baby in the family again.


  1. Hello Joyful.
    Oh, what wonderful gifts.
    Congratulations to "the new little family."
    I have been blessed to have 14 grandchildren ranging in age from 22 years to 6 months.
    We have 2 +2 children (blended) aged from 47 years (tomorrow) - 35 years, so they're adults.
    Wishing you a good Sunday.
    Hugs Hanne Bente ♥

  2. Hello Hanne, good morning to you. It's so nice to know more about your family. You are blessed with a large one. Have a wonderful Sunday. Knus, Joyful

  3. Dear Joyful,
    oh yeah, new life is wonderful and everytime a wonder!!!
    My special congrats to you and the new little family.♥
    Have a nice day

  4. CONGRATULATIONS, Penny! And your gifts show thoughtfulness with a sense of proud joy to have this new Nephew. It reminds me of something I heard somewhere: "You can give without loving; but you cannot love without giving."

  5. Such happy news Penny - I love the blanket ... the Indian motifs are really attractive ...

  6. Wonderful! How exciting to have a new baby in the family! And, oh, Pendleton blankets--they last for so many years, probably into the next generation. What a treasure -- both the baby and the blanket!

    Enjoy him!


  7. Congratulations, Penny. I have three great-nephews (or grand-nephews, whichever) and it's a wonderful feeling to see the youngest generation being born. I'm now the eldest in my immediate family, so it's a special treat.
    Your gifts are gorgeous. I love the blanket, and the bunting bag is just adorable.

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie’s Guide to Adventurous Travel

  8. What happy news. So glad for the family and how wonderful for the little one to have such a family. I absolutely love the little bunting bag and the blanket. All so gorgeous. I meant to blog about my holding a nine day old baby last week. So amazing.

  9. Your gifts are very thoughtful. I expecially love the blanket. I pray it become a favoured with him and one he keeps for years to come. It will always be useful no matter his age. xx

  10. Heartiest congratulations to you. I felt extremely happy. Absolutely marvellous gift. Looks very beautiful specially the blanket.

  11. Hello friends, thank you all for your hearty congratulations. I think the verdict is that the blanket is an especially good gift. Family members here agree and I'm very pleased with the selection. I have to package it up now and put it in the mail. I think the parents will love it!

  12. Good job Penny,
    the gifts are very nice! I'm sure they will be much appreciated, especially in the winter. love me

  13. Hi Brenda, my nephew called with thanks today. He especially loved the blanket for winter ;-) Love to you. xx


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