Celebrating Baby Girl Foss








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Between trips to Charlottesville during the week that was, all the lovely ladies gathered to celebrate the nearly-here birth of Baby Girl Foss. It's almost time to hold her!

My sister threw an incredibly beautiful and super-sweet pink baby shower. It was lots of fun to eat, drink, and be merry as Kristin opened gifts. There weren't nearly as many handmade items from me as I'd imagined. She's not even here yet, and I'm already not the grandmother I envisioned. But I thought I'd sew all of the last three weeks and that turned out to be not the plan at all. I have several layette items cut and waiting, so I'm going to get busy. 

Karoline did make some very sweet self-binding receiving blankets. The tutorial is here. Don't believe that lady for a minute when she tells you it's a ten minute project. At least don't believe her if you're a normal, regular seamstress. Or if you're seven years old. 

Katie did a great job embellishing some cloth diapers with Anna Maria Horner ribbons. So pretty!

And, of course, there was baby's first book basket:-).



I did do quite a bit of reading this week. I listened to Bob Goff's Love Does in the car as I drove. It was nice enough to pass the time, but I don't really recommend the audio version. i think I would have liked it better if I'd just read it for myself. And, of course, I read Surprised by Motherhood. I talked about it quite a bit earlier this week. Do drop by that post and tell Kristin what how you've been surprised by motherhood. You'll be entered to win a copy of the book!




In the book basket:

Angelina Ballerina

Goodnight Moon

Pat the Bunny

Guess How Much I Love You

In the Garden with Van Gogh

Dancing with Degas

A Picnic with Monet

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom

Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes

The Very Hungry Caterpillar 

Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?

What have you been sewing and reading lately? Tell me all about! It's spring at last--what does that do for our needle project list?


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