Miss Sherri arrives from Sydney this morning to spend a few days with me. She is one of those special friends and I am so touched she is coming down to keep me company while we wait for the birth of this little man.
Simone and I have been swapping gifts. This swap was a flower swap and look what Simone made for me! As you can see she is all ready to go scrapping with me tonight with my girl friends. I just love this bag and the amazing work Simone has put into her.
I know I must be mad to start something new when I am expecting a baby in two days. But he could be another week and I need some distracting.
I started doing the blocks for Leanne's House 'Journey of a Quilter' quilt. I have been meticulously slow and accurate as possible because there is many small pieces but some how it is still not perfect - grrrr. I have altered a couple of things for those of you who are familiar with block one and two.
Andrea kindly opened up her house to welcome my friends and family. She organised really fun games to play and prizes. My first two boys did not have a baby shower and having a third child it is so nice to have some fuss made over him. Andrea as well as many friends made a glorious spread of food for us to enjoy half way. Then our little man was very spoilt with gifts from everyone. I was so overwhelmed and touched at my friends and families generosity and thought they had put into these gifts. It was also nice to have some new things for this little man. We have been so lucky with friends handing over their clothes etc. we have not had to buy anything.
When people left I handed them a party bag to say thank you for coming - because I really wanted to contribute to the party and let people know how much it meant to me they came and showed their support and love for this new one to be.
Here is the bags all done up...
I put x4 jelly babies, a 'dummy' (made using a minties biscuit with a life saver and marshmallow in each side to represent a dummy) and also a bulb for them to plant. There was a note with the bulb which said 'please plant this bulb and watch it bloom just like our baby boy who will be here soon.'
From the bottom of my heart Thank you Andrea, Claire and all other secret contributors to the party organisation and to friends and family who came bearing smiles, laughter and gifts.
I won these fabrics - samples from a distributor. Perfect I can make a play rug for the little man to be (three weeks left!) for when we are out. I am even happier that I finished it. Simple + easy = satisfying finish.
Isabella was so kind and bought "sheppie" for our little boy we are expecting in four weeks...
Then on Sunday my sister and I attended a screen printing class. I have been wanting to do this for a while. I quickly picked up the technique and had a great time doing what I wanted to achieve. I printed a violin silutette on my sons violin bag and screen printed on all my calico shopping bags (to make them more interesting) then I was given these flags to print and I went crazy with this bird. Not sure what I will do with them! I found the whole process so easy. One day when I get an idea I hope to do it again.