Wednesday, July 9, 2008

New Beginnings.....

My gorgeous little sister gave birth to her first child the other day, a beautiful baby girl... Can you believe it???? Well I nearly couldn't!!!! I still picture her (my sister) as a little girl herself... I know very well that over the years she's evolved into an amazing woman and she's going to make a sensational mother but I guess it's just that 'big sister' in me that's finding it a bit hard to get my head around it all......
She went into labour at 3:30am on Friday the 27th June and delivered her little bundle of joy which weighed in at 6pound10 at 7am that same morning, no drugs no stitches nothing!!! Was this woman born for making babies or what???? It took me nearly 2 weeks but last Thursday night I finally finished sewing up this cot quilt for my new little niece.....I went with a 'T' quilting block in 2 shades of pink and then added some green into the sashings to tie in with the nursery rhyme backing fabric that I used.... It measures about 1 metre by just under 2 metres and I hand embroidered the label on the front along the bottom... (you can just see it in the first pic if you look really closely)... I've also got my eye on these and this for my new little niece and am just waiting on some fabric from here so I can get started on them both....
Take Care :)

21 comments:

  1. Congratulations to your sister! (And to you, well done on the quilt).
    Jodie

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  2. Congratulations on being an Auntie,what a Gorgeous Baby but you forgot to tell us her name....lovely Quilt,love the backing too.
    cheers
    maree

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  3. Congratulations on your beautiful new niece! Love the gorgeous cot quilt - the colours are so soft and pretty. Love the other projects you have planned...

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  4. She has chosen a great family to be born into! All those talented aunties!

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  5. Congratulations Aunty Jodie, your new little niece looks just gorgeous and such a beautiful quilt to go with her.

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  6. Aunty Jelly Wares........congrats on the baby and babies quilt........

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  7. Congratulations on your new litte niece!!
    You have done a fantastic job on the quilt, it's lovely!

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  8. Congrats on becoming an aunty, gorgeous bub and terrific quilt.

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  9. What a miracle! Glad mom and baby are well. Beautiful quilt ~ what a keepsake.

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  10. Congratulations - the quilt is stunning as is your new little niece!

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  11. Congratulations on the birth of your new little niece! :)

    I know what you mean about the baby sister thing - I think of mine as age 6 with cute pigtails and rosy red cheeks. She is now around 30... ;)

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  12. Congratulations to your sister and to you Auntie Jodie...your quilt is just lovely..

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  13. Congrats to your sister and to 'Auntie Jodie'. What is her name?
    Love the quilt too...well done!

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  14. How sweet! She is lovely. And so is your quilt. The pattern for the shoes from stardustshoes is a good one - I think I made small change though. I altered the base pattern to make them a left and a right (like the bottoms of real shoes). I don't think you need to but it just made them a little more shapely. Am I making sense or do I sound like a looney? Mmm, don't answer that! :)

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  15. congratulations, I love those little shoes and only wished I'd found them when Baby G was smaller
    lisa x

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  16. I just found your blog and absolutely love it. Congrats to your sister on the baby! How wonderful to hear it went so smoothly also. The quilt you made is beautiful and perfect!

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  17. Congrats to you and your family!
    And such a beautiful quilt, she will enjoy it for many years!

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  18. Congratulations Aunty Jodie
    your new niece looks absolutely gorgeous (I have a new one too).

    Your quilt is lovely and can't wait to see the shoes! I am just about to attempt to make them for my new niece.

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  19. Oh my, what a perfect little baby! Congratulations to your family!! Wow :o) and what a precious quilt!
    xox,
    Linnea

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  20. is your sister far from the hospital? My first birth was 3.5 hours from when my waters broke. Subsequent labours were around 50-60min until the last one, which was 30min.
    My last three were unattended homebirths.

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  21. your neice is gorgeous, congratulations to you and your sister! babies are just so divine.....

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