I don't know about you, but I've been missing the bloggy presence of my dear friend Miss Chris since the arrival of sweet little Annmarie 7 weeks ago. So Wednesday, I took matters into my own hands, took the day off work, drove an hour and arrived at her doorstep bearing gifts.
We enjoyed six hours of face time, baby holding, chatting, laughing (oh, I laugh harder with my bloggy friends than with anyone else!), eating, and thrifting (score!). I can't wait to do it again.
I took gifts just for the wee one: a bib, a blanket and a baby ball. The blanket and bib were both red flannel which reversed to red and white dotted swiss. The texture! I've been hoarding that fabric for a long time. I appliqued on some Raggedy Ann & Andy fabric, which the ball was made of as well.
I couldn't stop with just gifts for Annmarie. I thought all the girls needed something, so I appliqued a onesie for the baby, coordinating t-shirts for Chris' older daughters and made a flower pin for the mama as well.
Last but not least, Chris got a tea towel embroidered from a pattern that I think I found in the Hoop Love pool on flickr. This was kind of a joke because she had originally given me the fabric.
Thank you, Chris, for a lovely day. I can't wait for a repeat!
And to thank YOU for sticking with me through 500 posts and 3 years of blogging - both milestones have come and gone - I *finally* have for you a tutorial for those baby balls, like I made for Chris and like I have made for many other babies over the past ten years. Please let me know if you have any problems - and if you do make one, I would love to see the results.
Cheers! Have a great weekend, my friends!