Monday, November 11, 2019

A Baby Shower

When my oldest was in middle school, he introduced me to the family of his good friend. His friend was a young lady with interests and a personality much like his. Her mother and I became friends, as we tried to survive their preteen and teen years. Our friendship solidified when we both went to post graduate studies in our forties, and often shared bus rides to school together. We graduated at the same time (though from different faculties) and drifted apart when we both went back to full time employment. Since retirement, we have renewed our friendship.

Her daughter is having her first baby, and my friend will be joining the ranks of Grandmas. There was a baby shower on Saturday, and I made a collection of handmade goodies for the new babe.

While I was at retreat I made a couple of Bandana Bibs. I did fish, because Grandpa is an avid fisherman. I did ambulances because Mommie is a paramedic (as is my son, her buddy).

For the last couple of weeks, the push has been on to finish this chenille baby blanket. It is so soft a cuddly, perfect for a newborn.

I made a large flannel blanket, because they are so useful with a newborn. This one is about 1 metre square.

 I made a sock and hat set from leftover yarn from socks I made for my favourite paramedic.

Since they don't want to know the gender of the baby in advance, I went for "neutral" colours, like purple and rainbow.

I have a gift in mind for my friend, the new Grandma. It is on my to do list.


  1. Graduating to "Grandparenthood" is the best of all, in my eyes.And to add a gift for your friend is wonderful, love all those goodies.

  2. Super cute! A rainbow of colours, perfect for a new baby.

  3. Congratulations to your friend on being elevated to Grandmahood! Lovely gifts for the new the bandanna bibs.

  4. It's so exciting to make stuff for a new baby. When I was a new mom, I only sewed practical stuff for my baby which I wasn't able to buy. Everything else was bought or gifted second hand. Lately I've been thinking of sewing stuff for my future grandchildren even though I don't know if there'll be any. Is it too early?

  5. Lovely colours for a newborn. Good work, Kate!