Monday, July 13, 2009

Baby showers can be fun.

The baby shower was actually fun. A lovely group of about thirty women from different branches of the family, generations from newborn to 92. The afternoon was spent talking, laughing, playing silly games and being reminded that women are amazing.

And my fretting over a last minute gift was complete and totally unnecessary. I found a great set of pastel colored burp cloths and went to town with some young and fun embroideries from Urban Threads .

I also have to give special kudos to my machine, she may have earned a name after this adventure. I can't keep just saying my machine, or the Husqvarna Viking Designer Topaz 30 (say that three times fast!). These burp cloths were done in an afternoon and I can count the thread breaks on one hand!

Take a peak at my fantastic, last minute, absolutely adorable, burp cloths! Next time I will sew them myself and embroider them, but this was great for last minute.

And you know you did good when the momma-to-be asks if you would please make more for her!

Here is my other bonus from the day, the princess with her cousin and the flower they won playing one of those games we all try to avoid at any all girl event!


  1. Very NICE!!! Adorable designs! And if you are like me and can't stand the bobbin side of the embroidery showing, sew a pretty strip of fabric down the back of the burp, it dresses it up AND covers the back stitching!! GREAT JOB! GREAT MACHINE!

  2. Wow - that is a fantastic idea! I was in such a hurry I just trimmed the heck out of it (I love the no show mesh stabilizer). I guarantee the next set will have a great back and maybe a nice coordinating binding!