Saturday, February 11, 2006

Is it bedtime yet?

See, we have pretty sunsets in Alabama too! This was taken from my front porch looking up the hill. It would have been prettier without all the houses in the view but what could I do?


I survived the shower. It was a huge success. We had 22 people here. Lots of yummy food. Adorable petit fores. Lots of cute baby girl goodies. Everyone loved the diaper cake. Me and the friend that made it thought we should start making them to sell - so as to avoid having to get a real job! Both of us are lucky enough to get to stay home with our kids but our husbands complain about too many lunches out! Anyway...back to the shower. Everyone loved the quilt. The mommy-to-be's MIL loved it so much that she commissioned me to make her other DIL a quilt for their baby that is due in July. They don't know the sex but they have picked out some bedding for the nursery. I showed the MIL photos of my quilts. She fell in love with this one. Nice and simple! I think she wants 30's fabrics in soft blues, greens, yellows, beige (is there such a thing?). I told her that she could take her DIL shopping for the fabric and just send it to me but she said she wanted me to pick it out. OK!! Just one more excuse for me to buy fabric!

After the shower was over, we had one hour to relax before we were due at a birthday party for a very special little boy. We are all thankful that Jackson is here today. He was born with two of his heart valves reversed. He had open heart surgery when he was three days old. He went home from the hospital just over a week later. Today he is one tough little two year old!

Now we are finally home! I have picked up most of the mess. We are going to have hot dogs and chips for dinner. And petit fores or Girl Scout cookies for dessert! And then we are going to bed early!

6 comments:

Nines said...

Could you have packed any more into one day?? Whew! I'm exhausted just thinking about it. Is your house still clean? that's the biggest payoff for having company. And you got a job while entertaining. How great is that? Working with all those pretty fabrics won't be a hardship, will it? Have a nice restful day, tomorrow- try to squeeze in a nap. Love ya lots!

Sandra said...

Isn't modern medicine amazing! My 2 year old had heart surgery too, and apart from the scars, no-one would ever know :-) I'm glad the party was such a huge success - sounds like loads of fun was had by all.

Elizabeth said...

I remember going to a baby shower in Boston where the hostess, who was from Alabama, said, (imagine soft Alabama accent)... "I couldn't even find any petit fores in this town!"

love you -- mom

YankeeQuilter said...

Sounds like a great day though I got tired just reading about it! There are some tans/browns used during the 30's...you could also use a less-bleached muslin. I had one called ecology cloth that was great with 30's repro's.

Siobhan

Laura said...

Sounds like you had a busy day, and congratulations on the quilt commission!

Darcie said...

Congrats on a well-planned and carried-out baby shower, Sarah! And a commissioned work...how cool is that! I'll be waiting for some in-progress pics.

Do we have a "baby shower planner" in the making??? (You know...the movie, "The Wedding Planner"....)

What a beautiful skyscape!