Sunday, May 08, 2016

Mother's Day

It is May and everywhere you look, trees and bushes and flowers are blooming.
Apple trees and ornamental apple trees...
blossoms of white and light and dark pinks...
flowering bushes...I just wish the blossoms would stay longer than the few days in May.  The joy they give the senses never lasts long enough!
I finished a baby quilt from a set of purchased jelly rolls I'd been sitting on.  I love blues and aquas but also love that it could be a baby boy quilt.  I think boys are so much harder to sew and knit for for.  This will go into my baby hope chest.
I spent an afternoon last weekend making baby bibs from this pattern and fabrics I already had in my stash. 
Here are the same bibs with their contrasting backing fabrics.  These are just two layers of cotton fabrics and so aren't the sturdiest of bibs but for just catching drool or with bottle feeding they'd be fine.
For some really high power kid-in-high-chair-proof bibs, I'll have to look for some laminated fabrics.  I'm going to enter one of these in the fair and I'll send the woodland critter one to my cousin Christine.
Christine just had her second baby last month and her first boy!  I finished this sweater last month and finally sewed the sleeves on today.  I have a few more things I want to make for her before I get her care package off in the mail to her. 
I had to share the Mother's Day card we're taking to Dave's mother.  Lopi "wrote her name in it" and I can't wait to see Marianne's reaction.  She does not care for dogs but she loves Lopi.  So far Lopi is the only grandchild she's gotten out of us!  Happy Mother's Day to all the mothers out there!