Saturday, August 15, 2009

Getting Ready for the Baby Shower

Today has been such a fun, busy day. Bruce & I have been getting ready for the (co-ed) baby shower for my soon-to-be-born granddaughter, London. I've been doing a lot of shopping and prep work this week, and did manage to get some sewing time in, although not as much as I'd have liked. This is what I've got to show for my efforts so far:

It's a double-sided flannel receiving blanket for London. Mom Heather (my DDIL) loves butterflies and dragonflies. And then I did a bunch of burp rags (oops, that's the receiving blanket on the bottom of the pile):

I guess next week will be soon enough for the bibs and a real baby quilt. :-) London is not due until September 2, and Heather hasn't "dropped" yet, so I think we've got a few more days!

Today Bruce and I cleaned up the Library, which is a bedroom that's been converted to hold our books. Plus there's a futon in there for overnight guests. It's a rather masculine room, so it's the "boy's guest room". We have a frou-frou guest room, too, which is all girly and Victorian and....... well, I'll share pictures sometime. Actually, I tried to take pictures of the Library tonight, but they did not turn out. I'll try again sometime during the day.

Our baby shower preparations included mostly housework, but also some errand-running. I baked all the cupcakes and they're ready to be frosted and assembled into baby booties tomorrow. I weeded the front entryway flower beds and put out more yard decorations. Even hosed down the front entry to remove the cobwebs (those "cobs" are as bad as spiders at making webs!!) LOL

We still have to clean up the patio (it's forecast to be a PERFECT day in the high 70's) and I have to do the kitchen floor. In the morning I'll run to Costco and get the food trays. All the "help" is coming at 1:00 and the shower begins at 4:00.

And finally, I wanted to share a picture of our finished "new" hall closet. We've had a contractor in for a couple weeks working on things (like that wall in my studio) and expanding one of our hall closets was one item.

Now it is large enough to house not only all the coats, but our vacuum cleaner and a couple laundry baskets..... and you can actually step INTO it! Makes great use of formerly-wasted empty hall space. Nothing for YOU to get excited about, really, but believe me, I'm thrilled! :-)

Next week while the contractor begins tiling my laundry room floor, I'm going to repaint the master bedroom. Must remember to take some "before" photos.

So that's it for now. Dear Bruce is Designated Photographer for the shower tomorrow, so hopefully I'll have some fun pictures to share in a couple days.


  1. Busy fun! Great stack of baby goodies - I love the precious lavender ric-rac edge.

    Have a fun baby shower!

    ...and yes this is delightfully cooler weather we are having!!

  2. You are busy! Making a baby quilt and painting your bedroom all in one week. I know that London's mom is going to be thrilled and the shower will be fun, fun, fun! Going to play any of those awful shower games? :-)

  3. I love the pastels you used, Cathy! Little Miss London is one lucky little girl!
    Our Squash House is about the same climate as where you live and I can't believe the cobwebs everywhere! They are even on the weather vane on our rooftop!


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