In the midst of the toxic political atmosphere this past weekend it was great to be able to do something fun. What is better than the anticipation of a new baby?
One of the members of FANE, one of the art quilt groups to which I belong, is having a baby. She is the youngest of our group by far, decades younger than many of us. Christine is such a delightful person. She also led the art quilt group of our guild, while working full time, going for her Master's Degree and dealing with a sick husband. All with a big smile on her face and boundless enthusiasm.
Linda got the group together in her newly renovated home. She hasn't purchase living room furniture yet and that big room was perfect for the luncheon. Here it is all decked out with white tablecloths and pink flowers. Christine knows they are having a girl, Natalia, thus all the pink.
There was another table that you can't see in this picture.
What you can see draped over the windows are these adorable little onesies made out of different papers and sewn onto pink ribbon. She also had a long string hanging from the chandelier in the foyer, greeting you as you walked in.
Linda asked that everyone bring something handmade or embellished purchased items. She got so many cute things. I didn't get pictures of them all and I didn't write down the names of who made what, but here is just a sampling.
A set of hand embroidered onesies. She also got some that were appliquéd and stamped.
Christine holding up part of a pile of "drool" bibs. Each one a different print backed with white flannel. I think they were made by Judy.
A darling collaged and stitched picture to hang on the wall by Nike.
Linda made this fabulous snuggle bag that she crocheted with a matching cap adorned with more crocheted flowers.
A darling knit "monster" doll made by Paula, so cute and cuddly.
Joyce made this from a recycled infant's shoe, her son's from many years ago. It was painted, covered in modge-podged fabric, and filled with fun fabric flowers. There was a wonderful poem to go with it.
A book bag for trips to the library.
Christine is originally from Texas, so these two alphabet books were perfect.
I took a picture at home of the onesies I stamped. I have a collection of Hot Potato stamps, which I love, and I picked the most whimsical ones I had.
The cake was as yummy as it was pretty. White cake with fresh strawberries between the layers.
Christine cutting the cake and showing off her big belly. She is due at the end of March.
Cute party favors made by Linda.
Almost everyone from the group was able to attend. It was a lovely day, filled with friends, laughter, good food, and well wishes.
Thank you, Linda, for being such a gracious hostess and for making this day possible. She took this picture and so is not shown.
All pictures are clickable for a bigger view.