While the cocoons were identical, I made the hats and shoes slightly different (swapped colors) so they could be told apart a little bit.
As for reading, I wanted to show two books I received as gifts recently!
The first, Everyday Saints, has been a hot item lately. I have wanted to read it and my dear friend Elizabeth sent it to me as a means of encouragement during these anxious weeks. Thank you SO MUCH, Elizabeth! I have enjoyed it so much and am reading it in little bits to make it last longer.
A few days ago I got a surprise book in the mail, Handmade Beginnings: 24 Sewing Projects to Welcome Baby. Katherine sent it to help me along with my nesting!! Something delightful I realized when I looked through the book (and I recommend it) was that it was written by a mom with five children who was getting ready to welcome her sixth. 🙂 Thank you, Katherine!!
And one more thing I want to mention: I was just made aware of a very worthy project for anyone who can crochet, knit or weave. Love in the Language of Yarn (L.I.L.Y.) is pleading for 8 inch squares (preferably in acrylic, but anything washable) to make into blankets for Syrian refugees. This is a good way to use up odds and ends of yarn. Children can easily help with this too as an eight inch square is within the reach of even beginners. Go to the blog or the FB page for more information. You can send as few as one square! Please consider helping! [They also love baby hats, etc. if that’s more in your line. 🙂 ]