Grandma gifts for baby

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When you hand make baby quilts for boys and girls, you’re happy knowing the babies will get something wonderful and pleased to learn why buyers bought them . The number one comment in the feedback is that grandmas are smitten with the baby quilt concept and get an urge to buy that will not be …

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There’s more than one right time to buy a homemade baby quilt for the baby in your life, so if you think you’ve missed the boat, think again! Okay, so the shower would have been the perfect time to give handmade baby quilt gifts. With its original design and quality construction, it would have far outshone the …

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When moms and dads graduate to grand-parenthood, their relationship with the new little babies in the family can be just as intense as it was with their own children. This time around there are ways of showing their love that just weren’t there before.  One of the most enjoyable is buying the grand-babies wonderful gifts …

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I heard someone say, “You will never be lonely if you have children around.”  I am going to add to that quote with you will never be lonely if you have your grandchildren around. Since I retired with more free time to enjoy my passion of quilting, I have also had the joy of being …

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A baby quilt is a special gift from Grandma to the new grandbaby.
Just like the other family members, Grandma is SEW excited about the arrival of a new baby.

This Grandma is taking a vacation. Can’t wait to see my little grandson!

Before our ride to Georgia I put together 3 baby quilt tops so that I had plenty of hand work to keep me occupied on the 10 hour car ride.

You take a quick trip to that favorite fabric store, pushing the shopping cart up and down the crowded aisles, and trying to choose just the right coordinating fabrics for your next quilt. The question in your mind right now or the problem you have to solve is how to choose the fabrics and what kind of quilt do you really want to make?

WOW! Another birthday for this Grandmother has snuck up so quickly.
If you are old enough to be a Grandmother, birthdays tend to show up all too quickly. But as I was reminded, the alternatives to birthdays are worse!

Memories are not always tucked in between the pages of a book. Today they are pressed in between the 20 squares finished on the t-shirt quilt. I am designing a t-shirt quilt for my daughter for her high school graduation. Amazingly enough the thoughts and good memories that fit into each 16 x 16 inch blocks were the t-shirts worn by my daughter as she participated in soccer at age 6, played volleyball in middle school, played on the traveling teams for soccer or on her HS teams.

You don’t choose your family. They are God’s gift to you, as you are to them. ~Desmond Tutu

How true these words and how wonderful. I watched my husband and his 9 siblings laugh, smile, and enjoy being together as a family this weekend. They range in age from 47 to 65 and haven’t been together as a family unit in three years.

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