August 14, 2010

It's a cover up

Gonna have a baby. No not me, my silly dear internets my youngest son’s girlfriend (now to be known as the Baby Momma). Baby won’t be here til mid December, but y’all know me (if not, you may learn more about me by reading old post, my profile or the 100 things about Paige)

Okay so now that the self promotion commercial is over, I was inspired (by the baby) to do a project.

Yes my dears it was time to pull out some fabrics and thread up the old sewing machine. I really think it’s gonna be a girl but they (parents to be) think it’s a boy so I decided to make two blankets one more feminine than the other. And as I have said before I don’t make blankets that are too “babyish” and these are no exception. I want my grandbabies to tote their blankie for many years without the baby stigma attached. So pending the gender of my next grandchild they will get one or the other of these and I of course will save the leftover one for grandbaby #10.

How many grandchildren do y’all have or do you have none?

 What about kidos any of them?

Y’all know it is perfectly alright not to want kids, no really it is.


judypatooote said... only son has a little girl names Zola...she is almost 2...and what a precious gift she was...unexpected...they are not married yet....but it's about time...i think in Feb...but let me tell you they have gone together for 20 years, on and off.. so if they don't know each other now, will they ever...things are different now then when I was a young got married first...well have fun sewing Paige... my little Zola chews on her blankie she takes to bed with binky for her, just a huge soft baby blanket....LOL

Daisy said...

The blankets are wonderful, Paige! Such treasures to comfort the little ones. I have no grandbabies quite yet, but maybe in a few years. I have two sons, one is 16 and the other is 20. I hope you have a nice weekend! :)

Jeni said...

I have three grandchildren now -Alex, will be 13 next Thursday, Maya will be 7 in October and Kurtis -just hit four in April! I have made each of my grandchildren at least one blanket -but they have all been of the crocheted variety. I did however embroider a couple of those pre-quilted type blankets for each of the kids and I also embroidered a special baby quilt before Maya was born, quilted it on the sewing machine etc., but seven years later, it is still unfinished because I don't know how to do the binding! Mainly, it is the mitered corners that scares the living daylights out of me and I fear I will totally muck it up if I try to do that alone. Wanna come up north and show me the tricks of the trade so I can finish that one maybe in time for a great-grandchild to use it, huh?

I do love these quilts you have done though as they remind me so much of the big quilts my Grandma used to make for my aunts/uncles and my cousins and me years ago. I still have one of her quilts that is in fairly good shape too -considering it is probably at least 50-52 years old now! Keep making the baby/children's quilts as they are truly wonderful keepsakes as well as very useful/comforting entities for the grandkids to have!

And by the way, I'm doing quite well now -and really need to thank each and everyone of my blogger buds who sent great messages to me and offered prayers. Really does work, ya know!

Jai Joshi said...

Congrats on the coming grandchild! Those blankets look lovely and I hope the baby chooses all of them so you'll have to make more for grandchild number 10.

I don't have any kids. My nephew told me just the other day to get a move on because he wants a cousin to play with.


Zephra said...

Got 4 kids so I expect a lot of grandkids. I can't wait...I think.

ElizabethR said...

Congratulations Grandma Paige :)

Those are beautiful quilts Paige. My Mother in law made quilts for my son and my neice. Bo's was a Raggedy Andy and Ashleigh's was a Raggedy Ann. The are both in their twenties and both still have their quilts.

We have been hunting for the Raggedy A's quilt materials for years to make more, (for all the other kids who are crying for one) but we can't find them anywhere.

Deanna Schrayer said...

Such talent! And I am so jealous. Both my grandmothers, my mom, and several aunts have sewn and quilted all their lives, (I'm fortunate to have a few of these treasures), but me? I can't even sew a button on a shirt - and yes, I tried. I ended up sewing the shirt to the pants I was wearing. Yes, I know...

I have the two most wonderful sons in the world - 11 and 13, one step-daughter and one step-grandson who's 3 and adorable. Aren't they all?

Congratulations Paige!

Jannie Funster said...

Dearest Paige,

I have 1 child, age you-know-what. And no grand-kids that I know of.

Those quilts are simply AMAZING!!! I had no idea the length, breadth and depth to your artistry and talents and such!

That is gonna be one happy grand-kid with a grand-momma like you!!


sheila said...

None yet for me, thanks, lol. Is that you in the pic? I don't think I've ever 'seen' you before! You're lovely dear Paige!

Beautiful blankies too!!!!!!!

Dorraine said...

Congratulations, Paige! A wee little cuddly baby to sew for and love. Know you must be so excited.

All three of my girls had blankies. My oldest still has hers. Actually, I cut it into three big squares once she got older because it was so hard to keep clean. She still tucks a square underneath her pillow at night and she's 23 years old. Please don't tell her I told you!

No grandchildren yet, but you can bet I'm looking forward to that when the time comes. I love babies.