Wednesday, January 12, 2011 4 Comments »
I know.  I've been M.I.A. quilting-wise.  It's been a very busy few months!

First, my husband and I were fortunate enought to be able to take a 12 day trip to Germany at the beginning of December.  We started in Munich, traveled to Garmisch-Partenkirchen (with a side trip through the Alps to Innsbruck), then met our ship in Basel for a cruise along the Rhine to visit ChristKindl-Markts (Christmas Markets) in Strasburg, Koblenz and Rudesheim.  We ended our trip in Frankfurt.  More on our adventures, including pictures, at a later date!  That's me in Munich, after several cups of gluhwein (sorry, but I can't figure out how to get an umlaut over the "u").

Then came Christmas, with all of the holiday craziness.  And now the focus is on my darling daughter  Kate, who is pregnant with her first baby.  You think I'd be an old hand at being a GG (Gorgeous Grandmom) with my son's 3 little ones, but this is different.  Kate's my baby!  She's due February 23rd, & we're comin' down to the wire, folks.

Kate wanted me to outfit her nursery.   She's not at all traditional in her tastes -- "modern" is what she is.  No pastel bunnies, Noah's ark or duckies for her.  And the sex of her baby will be a surprise to one and all.  Geez. 

After much combing through the Hancock's catalog, and many hours on line, she settled on Kate Spain's Fandango fabrics.  Since my Kate's father-in-law is originally from Mexico, the Mexican influence in the Fandango fabric line made it even more appropriate.

Last weekend Kate's wonderful mother-in-law Lori hosted a shower attended by their relatives, friends, church ladies and neighbors.

Almost 8 month's pregnant & she's still wearing heels!
Great gift!  A box with a baby bib for every season and holiday.


It was touch-and-go, but I managed to finish a set of bumper pads for the crib and a set of 3 coordinating fitted sheets.  You'll have to wait to see everything in the crib itself, but here are some pictures taken on my cutting table (I know you won't mind the mess).

My shower, for all of our relatives, friends, and Kate's friends, is next Sunday.  I'll post pictures of her Fandango-tabulous quilt afterwards (I don't want to take a chance on spoiling the surprise).  Now I've got to get to work on the crib skirt.   A GG's work is never done!


Mrs. Goodneedle said...

Loving those bumpers, they're GORGEOUS; well done, you! I am intrigued with the gift idea of a bib for every season, CLEVER~ I may need to borrow that one!

I need to get specifics of your trip to Germany, Austria, the Rhine and the ChristKindl-Markts; it sounds just fabulous!!

Nancy said...

That baby is lucky to have such a talented GG! (And well-educated, too, I might add! ;-)
Your trip looks wonderful. I'm looking forward to seeing the pictures!

Pat said...

Thanks, Nancy! Hope you didn't get too much snow in New Jersey!

OT Quilter said...

Mucho snow here! On top of what we already had, we got another 10-12 inches. However, after 37 years of shoveling and snow-blowing everything ourselves (okay, mostly my husband,) we called the man this year and have had our driveway plowed. It is a true luxury!