December 17, 2012

There is a baby coming...

... and it is my first grandchild, a boy! I have been up since 2 am this morning, and look what I came up with:

A baby bag - huge, for all the stuff my son Michael and his wife Daniela will put in it. Right now it is filled with Christmas gifts for the little one, which I had a blast wrapping. I used drunkard's path blocks from a quilt I am working on - I did not want more orphan blocks!

How will I wait another 4 months until I can hold him? Anyway, here is the back of the bag:


Those are charm squares... so you can tell it is big. It is lined with a soft blue fabric, and it has lots of pockets inside. I quilted it using monofilament, SITD (stitch in the ditch) to make it simple.

I found a perfect trim for the handles at JoAnn's, in the home decor department. And, I added a special touch:

... which is my first son's last name.

Man, this grandma thing is going to be so much fun!!! When I think about the baby I feel happy inside - it reminds me of how I felt when I was expecting my own boys.

Now, my grandma girlfriends, do you have any words of wisdom for the novice here?




4 comments:

Nikita said...

Congratulations!!!!

tubilinha tiacarminha said...

Tenho:BOBONA!!!Eu já estive aí...e a palavra que eu mais ouço é esta.Curta seu momento e não se importe comigo(conosco),pois saiba que coruja é pouco para o momento,e é assim com todas as avós,não importa de quantos netos.Prepare-se para a primeira olhada e me (nos)explique depois.Seja feliz,compre mesmo,faça MESMO,é único,não importa.Tenho um casal e não sei descrever o que acontece com essa Química.Beijos.

Eileen said...

Congratulations!

Lynne said...

Lucky you! This is very exciting. You are going to be sewing your brains out for that little baby. GREAT bag!!

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