Sunday, October 8, 2017

Baby showers

With two new little ones on the way in the next couple of months, there has been a flurry of excitement and of course, to celebrate the impending births, baby showers have taken place. I haven't posted in a while because I have been busy sewing and knitting. Now that the celebrations have taken place and the new future mom's have received their gifts, I can show you something of what I have accomplished.

First off, a gift can't be given unless there is a card attached. I have always made a cross stitched card to go with the gift for a newborn grandchild. This particular design was found in a summer issue of the Cross Stitcher magazine. I came upon it just at the appropriate time - when I was searching for new baby cross stitch patterns. I had tried free patterns online but didn't really like any of them. 

Here's another one out of the same magazine. The library had some very nice cross stitch card pattern books too and I hope to be able to use some of them in the future.

 Several little hats were knitted. I love making them with variegated yarn. you never know how the pattern is going to end up. I have been asked by one of the future dads if there is a matching one for him. Perhaps when I have a bit more time I can whip one up in an adult size.

Another little hat sitting on a pile of burp cloths.

This pile of fabrics that I was auditioning became a baby quilt for the next one due next month.

The new, modern baby quilt.

And here's the label. My Kenmore has not been well and doesn't seem to be able to produce the letter stitches anymore so I have now started to embroider labels.

That's it for now. I'll post more later.


  1. I like you baby quilt and labels even though modern isn't my thing. The yellow and gray go nicely together. I love to do cross stitch, and your cards are sweet. Have fun with your little ones.

  2. Hats, and baby quilts, so special when made with love. Ditto to Joanna, yellow and grey are a perfect combination.

  3. The new baby quilt is gorgeous, amd I can imagine it in adult size as well, with the same beautiful colours. The cross stitch cards and labels are lovely, I would get the cards framed! Knitting baby hats is great fun, and yours look so soft and pretty.

  4. Two expected babies - lucky you, and lucky them to have a grandma able to make them wonderful things with such love.

  5. Such exciting times for you and your family - really beautiful gifts Dolores, your family is blessed to have you stitch for them. I like the idea of matching hats for the new family...

  6. Aw, so many cute things! Love the quilt!


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