Monday

Getting Ready with a New Bath Set for a New Baby in the New Year

2013 will be bringing our family a new baby, in early April and we are all getting ready.  My daughter will be giving birth to her 4th child.  She and her husband have 3 little boys and are thrilled to be welcoming another little one into their lives.  They have always wanted a large family and have even talked of baby #5 but that remains to be seen.
They have chosen to not know the gender of my new little grandchild so my gift to them must be white. Gina also wants the new nursery to be white.
I have been making little gifts for the new baby and one of them is a soft bath set.
 I bought a pack of  8 ready made wash cloths and simply cut them into 4 baby bibs and 4 hand wash cloths.  Then crocheted around each with a delicate fillet lace pattern.






 For the bath towel I bought a yard of soft terry cloth and did the same design around the edges.

 Each of the bibs will have a tiny red heart near the satin ribbon as a reminder of my love for this new little life.

As a grandma I'll tell you it's  hard living so far from my grandchildren but we do keep in touch as much as possible.  I'm not sure if I'll mail my gifts just yet, we are still talking of my flying to Gina for the birth.  I love the idea of not knowing the gender of our babies until birth, it gives the family such a surprise, especially this family.
With each stitch I make it brings a warm smile to my heart. 

2013 is going to be a good year, indeed.



              "Happy New Year everyone" 



29 comments:

Pondside said...

That little set is adorable.
I am expecting three new grandchildren in the summer (a set of twins!) and I love what you've done. How do you start the crocheted edge? I'd like to try this.

folkhaven said...

Congratulations on your coming grandchild! What a gorgeous gift set! I'm sure they will be so aware of your love for your family every time they use it. Just lovely...

folkhaven said...

Congratulations on your coming grandchild! What a gorgeous gift set! I'm sure they will be so aware of your love for your family every time they use it. Just lovely...

gail@My Repurposed Life said...

ohhh how sweet! You did a beautiful job on those bibs.... so happy for you to welcome a new baby!
I don't have any g'children yet--just two grand dogs!
I hope you get to visit to welcome the new addition!
gail

Moon Stumpp said...

Heartwarming post...love the bib!!!

Bella Michelle said...

Thank you for linking up with Southern Somedays!!!

I love your gift to your new precious grandchild! I think handmade is always best and most meaningful. I like to imagine that maybe one day that baby's baby will use those same sweet, soft things! Sending up a prayer for your daughter and her sweet family!

Happy New Year! May 2013 bring only blessings & joy!!!

EG CameraGirl said...

Your work is beautiful, Sandy. It's wonderful when baby #4 gets treated as special as baby #1!

JDaniel4's Mom said...

These are beautiful! What a wonderful gift.

Carol L McKenna said...

Beautiful hand work and so exciting for you all ~ Wow!

(A Creative Harbor aka ArtMusedog and Carol ^_^)

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

I love the idea of a white nursery!

Congratulations on a new grandchild, boy or girl!

Crafty Gardener said...

Beautiful work. Our daughter is expecting her second, this one will be a girl so I'm making pink items. They didn't know the gender of their first but chose to know this time.

edenhills said...

Congratulations! I'm sure those beautiful gifts will be cherished. I hope you get to visit your daughter and grandbabies.

Naperville Now said...

these are so lovely! what a lucky baby to have you as Grandma. (I'm thinking etsy shop, actually!)

Lola said...

Super post – great pics especially of all that skill with the crochet!

Thanks for stopping by. Have a great weekend and look forward to *seeing* you again!

Visiting from Alphabe-Thursday

Riet said...

Wat a gorgeous set for the new baby .. Congratulations.happy NewYear

Riet said...

Wh at a gorgeous set for the new baby. Congratulations and happynewyear.

Holly Lefevre said...

This is such a precious gift! Congratulations to your family - what a special edition to the new year! That heart detail is adorable! Happy new Year.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

You really made this set extra special! I'm so happy for you! Happy New year...lots to look forward to!

Diann said...

First of all, congrats on the new grand baby! Oh, you are so talented! what a beautiful set you created! Thank you for sharing at TTF. Have a wonderful day!

Judie said...

White baby things are so sweet! Too bad they don't stay white for long! Your work is just lovely!

Jann Olson said...

This is such a precious bath set. It will so special because it came from Grandma. And we know anything from Grandma is a gift of love! Congrats to all of you. I'm sure you are counting the days! Thanks for sharing with Share Your Cup.
Hugs,
Jann

Heather Inspired said...

How lovely, your crocheting is just beautiful!

Karen Mary Butterfly said...

How exciting. I do hope you are able to fly out and hand those precious gifts right to your daughter. Looks like you are all in for an exciting New Year. I love your blog and the minute you click on it comes alive with that gorgeous bright header. I love it.
Karen

Robin @ Fluster Buster said...

I’m a new follower! I saw your link @ It’s a Party. I also host a party on Wednesday’s. I would love it if you would stop by and share your talent and creativity with my friends @
http://www.flusterbuster.com/search/label/Fluster%20Muster%20Party

Robin
www.FlusterBuster.com

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

How precious and congratulations! How exciting...a new baby. Think of all the cuddles. Thank you for sharing this at the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see your prettiness again on Monday. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

Jewelsinabox said...

Oh WOW!!! I didn't know she was pregnant!!! How exciting!! I love those bibs too...typical you...just adorable! A big congratulations from all of us..hugs and kisses to an amazing Aunt, Mother, Sister, Grandmother..love you..

Judy SheldonWalker said...

Such lovely gifts. They will be treasured and I know you treasure the little one.

I was just speaking to hubby earlier telling him how much I miss my granddaughter complaining that I had not seen her since Sunday, and he corrected me. He said "You babysat for her Monday night!" She slept half of it though!

Hugs!

Jenny said...

What an exciting time for all of you!

And what a Grand gift!

I love when people recognize births when there are other siblings. It seems sometimes number 3, 4, 5, etc. get overlooked in the commotion!

These are quite gorgeous!

Thank you for sharing them with us!

A+

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