It's been a good week! The weather is nice and I've been able to get out of the house and spend time with people my own age.
On Wednesday I joined this great group of local ladies for a wonderful lunch in downtown Phoenix. What a treat! From left to right: Bari J. Ackerman, Penny Sturges, Carrie Nelson, Barb Groves, me, Cindy Taylor Oates, and Mary Jacobson. Such fun! And such great food!
Last weekend I got to go to a baby shower. It's been awhile since I've been to one actually. My peers are done having babies but now their daughters are starting to have them so here we go again. Baby showers are so much fun and it cracks me up how all of us ladies sit there squealing and clapping as the gifts are being opened. Being a girl is fun.
I used my burp rag pattern (recently updated with pdf pattern you can download) to make 4 coordinating burp rags from Dena Fishbein's Leanika fabric (I recently found 2 fat quarter stacks for only 25.00 each at Tuesday Morning, score!). I used a nice, soft, pink flannel for the other side. I also made a teeny little skirt using a downsized version of my Evelyn Apron Skirt and appliqued a little t-shirt to match. I just cut a little circle of the fabric for the applique but I recently found a great blog post with templates for animal shapes and applique instructions here at Daffodil Design blog. Definitely worth bookmarking.
I just folded everything in a neat little stack and wrapped a nice, beefy grosgrain ribbon around it and ta-da! Sweet!
I actually have a little stash of onesies and baby t-shirts on hand just for gifts. It's a good idea to grab some if you see any good sales and might be needing shower gifts. And baby gifts require so little fabric.
I hope you've had a great week! It's warming up here in Arizona so I'm trying to appreciate it without thinking about the dreaded heat that is coming (and my car's A/C isn't working, ack!). Have a nice weekend and remember to leave a comment in this post to win the book (on Sunday)!