Monday, April 20, 2009

Little = Happy

bouquet.inspiration

A little promise of their very own bouquet of flowers = just enough inspiration for Isabela and Eleni to get their room into a clean and orderly (for now) state. Always works for me.

gifts.of.blue

A precious little blue handknit from my mom delivered in person on Easter Sunday = just enough to let you in on a little baby gender secret.

5 or 6 little weeks to go = one very excited (and not so little) family

xoxoAM

96 comments:

  1. Aww! Congratulations on the baby BOY!soo fun:D

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  2. A big congratulations on a little guy.

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  3. P.S. I love the wall behind the flowers. Is that wallpaper, or did you paint it like that? So cute!

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  4. lisa- painted it (naturally ;-))

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  5. ow! supercute!!!! Your mom knit it? it is so yummy!

    Rigth now my home is in pink overdrive, so a little blue would go well, like your wonderful walls!!!! gorgeous!

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  6. Congrats on the blue!!! Baby Boys are just wonderful!!

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  7. So glad you're having a boy.
    He will just nicely round out your family.
    Get the trains and trucks ready. (not that I'm into gender stereotyping but the boys just seem to go for toy with wheels)
    Andi :-)

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  8. Cheers!
    A happy tear welling up in my eye... happy for you and happy to recall the boy bliss we have been blessed with. Congratulations.

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  9. Awww! Congrats! I just had my first baby boy and he's a sweetie! Have fun with yours!

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  10. Oh a boy! You are in need of a boy. Surprise surprise, God got it right, again! :)

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  11. I was hoping for one of the male persuasion for ya - although either gender is a blessing. Still, I don't recall seeing much of the other boys in your family (other than the big guy). Praying for a speedy, comfortable delivery. And a lot of sleep! :-D

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  12. awww congrats! Look forward to seeing cute little pics posted of him here in a few weeks!

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  13. I love baby boys :)

    Although, I'm sure I'd love to have a baby girl too!

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  14. Congratulations! Do you have a name picked out?

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  15. that is a very cute little sweater for your little boy!

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  16. awwww! a little guy!! i had a little guy around may 2 yrs ago :) too much fun!
    beautiful little outfit - what a sweet mom!

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  17. Congratulations, and Christos Anesti!

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  18. Congratulations! That makes a perfectly even household! XD Not too much testosterone, not too much estrogen! <3

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  19. I think we are due at the same time! Congrats on the boy- the walls look great. We are doing the pink thing over here...

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  20. http://adonadomundo.blogspot.com

    beijossss

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  21. Please tell your mother that is an adorable little blue sweater! My daughter is also expecting a baby boy - at about the same time! No sweater knitting from this grandma but other goodies are planned. Good luck!

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  22. Beautiful baby outfit. Congrats on the boy!

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  23. Congratulations Anna Maria-
    and what a sweet way to get your girls to clean their room.

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  24. Christos Anesti Anna Maria, 3 and 3 what could be better than that, congrats!!!

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  25. Snips & Snails! Congrats!

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  26. Congratulations! I can't do the math right now..will you be coming to market?

    xo
    sandi

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  27. awww, I just KNEW you were carrying a baby boy! Can't wait to see him (well I can, you know what i mean).

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  28. That is a darling little set for your little son.

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  29. Oh my - what exciting news. Little boys are so, so dear.

    Unrelated...the wall in the background of the photo is beautiful. You painted it, I assume? Really lovely.

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  30. congrats! can't wait to "meet" your little guy!!

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  31. An even numbered household...how nice! Looking forward to hearing all the future holds, one headed to NYC maybe and one headed to the sandbox..lol. Lots of joyful hearts and laughter in your house for sure.

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  32. Libby8:18 PM

    Awww! I was hoping you would have a baby boy! 3 of each! I cant wait to "meet" him! Take care! Libby

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  33. I recently discovered your blog and it has inspired me time and time again. I just got caught up by reading all of your back blogs. Fascinating! Your life is so full of color and love. I have your new book and have already made the pin cushion caddy, Love it!Now I am hooked on your mothers blog. I can't wait to see what she creates next. I am also anticipating your new little creation. Thank you for all the wonderful ideas.

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  34. precious baby boy sweater from grandmother!

    It will be an exciting 5 or 6 weeks as you look forward to his arrival.

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  35. congratulations --i love the blue post!
    do hope you'll share pictures of "him"!!
    xo

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  36. martha boswell8:45 PM

    That is one sweet number from one super mom to the next! Yeah for "balance"! Happy day.
    Martha

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  37. yes.. perfectly even!!! And I am definitely trying the flower bouquet idea!!!

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  38. yes.. perfectly even!!! And I am definitely trying the flower bouquet idea!!!

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  39. That baby outfit is just precious!
    I received a copy of your beautiful book for my birthday and was a very happy camper indeed! Love the way it has lots of great instructions for fiddly bits (like zips - I so am not good with zips!) Can't wait to make that skirt for my little daughter.
    Thank you for the inspiration!

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  40. The girls must be so happy and dad must just beaming....congrats to all. 5-6 weeks is so far but so close. Yippy.

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  41. I am happy for your family, there is nothing like a baby!

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  42. congratulations! what a darling little set. and a clever little incentive for your girls.

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  43. So cute. You made me happy today, in a way. I had some cushions made for my porch swing using your fabrics. I added the pic to your drawing room flickr area. I love your fabric, it's amazing. Thanks! I blogged it, too, for my own sake.

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  44. How do you make even the kids come out even? I adore that little set-- and the wallpaper in the girls' room.

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  45. Congratulations on your BOY!! Wishing you smooth sailing for these last weeks of your pregnancy.

    Beautiful blue wall!I wish I had half of your talent!

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  46. Aw! A lil' boy... I'm so excited for you!

    Are the girls driving you crazy yet asking when he'll finally make his big entrance?

    Here's wishing you a few more wonderful weeks of life as a family of, uhm, seven? Hope you get to have a least a little time to yourself to focus on your growing baby and prepare for the birth and (once more) new motherhood.

    Much love to you and your family and Thank You for continuing to blog and share with us.


    Oh, and I too looooooooooooove the wall! Gorgeous! :)

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  47. Congratulations to the little boy!

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  48. awww...a darling little boy to round out your family - congratulations!

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  49. Congratulations! A boy! How exciting! And the hand knit by your mother is gorgeous - what a beautiful gift.

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  50. I'm sure your other kids are going to {love} having a new baby brother- especially your little girls! Is there anything better than a real baby doll to play with?? Best wishes as you finish out those last few weeks!

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  51. oh, I love the idea of giving your kids their very own bouquet of flowers... wonderful!

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  52. Ms Dale7:22 AM

    Congrats on a boy!! Your mom does beautiful work.
    I visit her blog all along to keep up with it.
    Little blue sweater set is precious!!
    Ms. Dale

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  53. Awww...that's too cute Anna Maria! We found out we are also having a boy, only 2 1/2 more months to go! That's so inspiring--I think I need to get back and do more knitting and create sets for all of my children. Congratulations on your upcoming bundle of joy!

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  54. Congratulations on the baby boy!

    My husband and I are having a boy as well - in 7 and a half weeks... give or take a few days!

    I'm a knitter, and so are my friends, so after a baby shower on the weekend my house is full of adorable handknits!

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  55. So sweet and so precious! Little boys are so fun! Names?

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  56. Paula9:30 AM

    I do love the blue wall! It would make an excellent wallpaper design - hint, hint for those of us that cannot paint quite like that. My medium is watercolour...

    What a clever way to say, "it's a boy" with such fine handy work from your mother! I just treasure little treats like this!

    Congratulations on your new arrival. All the best!

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  57. Very cute little sweater and congrats on the little boy! :)

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  58. Oh, the girls must be so excited! Why does it feel like it has all flown by? Hope you are still feeling well.

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  59. How special is that little blue cardi.. I think you're going to find a baby boy quite entertaining.

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  60. Cynthia12:46 PM

    Awww...sweet! I have six kids - five girls and my last was a little boy. He is so cute, fun and mothered by all his sisters! Congratulations.

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  61. I didn't realize when we had emailed earlier that you hadn't revealed the gender yet - so glad I didn't spoil anything

    congrats!

    It's really the small things right that seem to matter the most :)

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  62. Congrats on a boy! Knitting for baby's is one of my favorite things ever! Your mom's sweater/hat combo is just adorable.

    I just noticed that my Study Hall Skirt picture is the thumbnail that displayed on your website next to the flickr sewing patterns pool! What a thrill!

    Thanks for brightening my day with your lovely posts about life and crafts.

    Tanis

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  63. Wish someone would bribe me with flowers to keep things neat. :-P

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  64. Oh yes! A baby boy! What a sweet sweater set. I love the wall in the picture behind the vase of flowers. Did you paint that? Is it wall paper? You probably covered that in a long ago post. . . must know!

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  65. Lovely! Congratulations and thank you for sharing. I'm partial to boys (have 2 wonderful ones) :)

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  66. We must be due around the same time! I am due with a little boy on May 27! The sweater from your mom is lovely!

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  67. I was just thinking about you today, and was wondering if you might be having a boy! Then I click on here and voila!!!
    So now it will be three and three?

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  68. Ah... so glad it's a boy. Maybe now you'll be designing some cool multicoloured childrens-clothes for boys??? Would be really nice!

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  69. congrats! it's a baby boy!

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  70. I was just thinking as I was waiting for the post to roll up...they sure could use another boy about now...and there you were with the announcement. someone said something about even number of boys/girls...I can remember Joseph and three girls names...the fifth must be a boy that I can't remember his name, huh? With that large of a family, there must be one missing often? :):)
    Congrats on the little boy. Blessings on you All!!

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  71. Oh, so I see that the creativity gene began at home!
    I love little boys! Wishing you much joy and fresh flowers too!
    pve

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  72. Nicholas! that is the fifth one! :) and God bless Nicholas!
    (I looked up their names in Seams to Me!)

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  73. Hooray for little boys! Congrats Anna Maria & family!

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  74. Beautiful sweater. So very special for your soon to be born son. We just had our 5th child, a son - Zachary just 3 days ago. We are all loving him. Enjoy your last few weeks of pregnancy :-)

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  75. Oooh, I love, love, LOVE the wall treatment in the girls' room!!
    Precious little blue sweater for your precious baby to be- enjoy!

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  76. goodness! the little man will be here before you know it!! for my husband's sake it's probably good that we're officially done having kids because I've been itching to have my own tiny bundle to hold! As my 8 month old proves, they get way too big, much too quickly.

    loridanelle.blogspot.com

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  77. Congrats on your baby boy! I have all sons. Your son will add balance to your beautiful family!
    ps: I love that blue painted wall!

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  78. Xristos Anesti! Love you!

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  79. Hooray for a boy! I think my husband would be a bit jealous we have 5 girls. ;)

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  80. i love your wallpaper. wish flowers were enough to inspire my daughter.

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  81. Beautiful news, beautiful photographs, beautiful wall. So that beautiful wall and dresser is in the little girls room? Lucky for them and wow! they really did make the room sparkle!

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  82. Awww, congratulations!

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  83. Congratulations on your boy! You must be so excited to me him!

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  84. Oh, a boy... congratulations! And what a good idea about the flowers. I'm all about the carrot/stick philosophy, with myself as well as children.

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  85. Congratulations!
    I certainly hope this means that we'll get to see some fun boy crafts/sewing ideas in the future. I have a boy and a girl myself and while there are millions of fun, girly things to sew, it's pretty sparse for the boys out there. We have lots of fun here at home making up fun things for my little boy. Thanks for the sneak - peak!

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  86. Do you know what pattern your mom used for the sweater?

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  87. Just want to send my congrats and warmest wishes to you and your family. I have my first babes who are five month twin boys. What an adventure! And, I love hearing about yours and your little (and not so little) ones. Looking forward to meeting your newest little guy here.

    Looking forward to finding time to get back to sewing... Planning on a couple magnet boards from your book for the nursery.

    Best wishes and hugs all around!
    Lisa

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  88. Anonymous9:26 AM

    Dear Anna Maria -- Congratulations on the baby boy! And thank you for a beautiful and inspiring blog. I'm a bit embarrassed to ask, but could you please tell me where you got the alarm clock that appears next to the pretty bouquet? Thanks, and I look forward to following your blog!

    Peggy

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