Saturday, April 24, 2010

Showering Baby Micah

Last weekend Nicole and I hosted a Baby Shower for Angelina. Family and friends from near and far (San Jose, Paradise (north of Chico), Sacramento, Redding, Upland, Orange, and Santa Ana) came to shower Angelina and her baby boy, Micah, due May 20, with lots of clothes and baby essentials!

Nicole made some very cute decorations with dots (a favorite of Angelina), including this mobile that Angelina can hang in Micah's room.Cupcakes (another favorite and must for Angelina) were made from scratch by Nicole and decorated with brown, green and blue M & M's. A baby bottle was filled with brown, green and blue M & M's for a fun guessing game.
Here's Angelina with the baby quilt I made for Micah. Angelina found the pattern on a blog and picked the colors. No standard blue and boy theme for Micah. The colors for baby Micah's room are brown, greens and a bit of blue, with lots of dots and some animals thrown in. I also made a quilted throw out of the same fabrics, some burp cloths, receiving blanket and a pack n' play crib sheet.
Below, Angelina models the tote (Bunny Hill Pattern, Jelly Bags), which can also be used as a diaper bag, made of the leftover fabrics from the quilt!!
If you look closely you can see the baby bump under Angelina's green shirt. With just a bit more than four weeks to go, it's looking like this baby will have everything he needs and more!

Nick and I have plans to take our RV up to Orange county, to Newport Dunes RV Resort the weekend before Micah is due and the weekend after his due date--in hopes he will be born on one of those weekends while we are there. To say we are anxious is a bit of an understatement. We all love baby Micah so much and can't wait to meet him!

You can see more shower photos on my flickr:

and starting here on Nicole's flickr page.

Monday, April 05, 2010

CG&GQC and OPAM Completions & APRIL TO DOS

March was another productive month!
One Dozen Pillowcases donated to the Con Kerr Cancer Pillowcase Project.
A summer blanket/quilt--lightweight, pieced top, flannel back and no batting for a new baby girl born to one of my husband's firefighters and his wife.
A machine Appliqued Pillow, for a very good friend, made from a McKenna Ryan pattern.
A vinyl covered fabric bib (an Amy Butler Fabric) for my granddaughter, Gigi

I also finished two blocks: one for a block exchange, Live Piecefully and one for a quilt for a woman I work with at the quilt shop. During March I have been knitting a cardigan sweater for Gigi-I have all the pieces done (2 fronts, back and sleeves); now I just have to sew them all together.


1. This adorable spring dress for my granddaughter, Gigi2. I hope to finish this quilt, Twisted Star, by Sue Bouchard, a Quilt in a Day pattern, which I started last year (mine is in red, white and blue patriotic fabrics:
3. A table runner or two, including his one by McKenna Ryan
I may end up doing more if I am really productive at my next Brown Bag Quilt Retreat which is this coming weekend (April 9th-11th) !! YEAH FOR QUILT RETREATS!