November 13, 2013

A Special Shower

I had a great time last evening.  I went to a Grandma's Shower.  I bet you haven't heard of that before!  That's because my friend, Linda invented it and I predict it will become the newest craze.  During one of our Wednesday knitting nights, we were discussing our friend Heather who is poised to become a Grandma for the first time.  Linda wanted to make the baby something and Cindi and I agreed.  That's when Linda suggested a shower for Heather.  Perfect suggestion....we don't know the Mom and the Dad is Heather's son.  They aren't our contemporaries and it wasn't a case of just wanting to have a gift passed along.  Grandma needs to have baby supplies at her house too, right? Some toys and blankets and clothes and we wanted to have a party, a surprise party. Martinis and wine and lasagna and salad and buttertarts...oh boy!  Thanks Linda.  And Heather was surprised, really surprised....until it was explained to her.  Of course, she hadn't heard of a Grandma's shower before!

I decided to make a quilt.  We knew the baby will be a girl (she was due last Sunday but hasn't made her appearance yet!) so I chose bright pinks and greens, made with random squares.  Originally we were talking about a shower after the baby was born.  So I wanted to embroider a piece on the quilt with her name and birth date.  A personal touch, just for her.  Then it got moved up so...

So I laid out random squares (it's hard to be random) and decided to applique a butterfly (something I've never done before).

Epic Fail.

So back to Plan A and I'm going to finish my quilt when the gorgeous girl arrives...hopefully by next week.  Check out Cindi's baby blanket here and I'll show you my quilt when I can finish it.



  1. I LOVE this idea - what fun. And your quilt is going to be beautiful.

    I'm making a tee shirt quilt right now. All the squares are done and hopefully I'll have time to start sewing it today.

  2. Such a great idea. I'm sure everyone had a great time.


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