Sunday, March 20, 2016

Getting Personal

I don't often write personal posts....but I have such great news to share that I thought I had to.......

Elephant Parade pattern by Sew Fresh Quilts

My daughter Amanda and her husband Ryley just gave us the happiest of news...

I'm going to be a Grandma.

I am so excited and as you can see, I've been preparing! lol

And Amanda loves the quilt and Zebraz wall hanging so much the baby's room is going to be themed around Elephants!! (cue big smile on this Grandma's face!!) 

Their will be more

I have already purchased.....

 and downloaded this free pattern from Birch Fabrics

and I think I may need to get this from BubbleBrick (a Canadian company!!)

they have some super cute custom wood buttons, tags, and signs(and more). 
This is a baby shower guest book absolutely adorable is this!! I'm thinking for the wall in the baby's room with family/friends writing something to the newest member of our family.

Well that's my news, come sometime in October their will be a new love in my life, and I will have a new

Any suggestions? or do you just kick it old school with Grandma....


  1. Graduating to Grandparenthood is the best ever. I can see lots of baby sewing in the months ahead. Congrats to you and the proud parents-to-be.

  2. Congratulations...being a grandma is the best thing ever! Those quilts are adorable!

  3. How exciting. Congratulations to all. I am "Gran" to our 3 little ones. My mother has always been Grandma and their other Grandmother is Nana, so wanted something different. My husband is Grandpa for the same reason.

  4. Congratulations to everyone!!! I love the zebra quilt too!! I'm sure that you will keep us posted with the quilt you make for your first grandchild!!

  5. How exciting!! Congratulations!

  6. Congratulations! So much fun is in store for you! What pretty quilts you have made for the little one! I'm waiting to see what our grand daughter will call us (she is 14 months old) but her parents are calling us Grandma and Grandpa.

  7. Nancy A: rangerer@sbcglobal.netMarch 21, 2016 at 12:41 PM

    Wonderful news. I don't know if this is your first or not, but each one is special and a blessing. Love the elephant theme. It made me smile because we moved to Tuscaloosa, AL almost 3 years ago where the University of Alabama is, and we see lots of elephants around here. Our oldest granddaughter is a junior here, so I am making her a red and white elephant on a grey background wall quilt for her birthday which is next week. Guess I need to get off the computer and do some more sewing:)

  8. I have three children but only my youngest has given me grandchildren and she did so late in life, but what a gift, three grandchildren all at once! The trips turn 5 this July. The call me grandma and literally shout it out at airports and other meeting places - they have a "grandma carol" as well. I think that it is best to let the child finally decide what they want to call you - it is their comfort zone that is needed. Congrats, you will have such joy.

  9. woohoo, congratulations to everyone. this is such a super special occasion. those elephants will be darling. i love the idea with family signing hearts for the wall.
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  10. I'm so happy for you!!! My oldest daughter was married in January She and her husband want to try later this year to get pregnant. Crossing my fingers! My girlfriend is called mema, I like that! My other girlfriend is called Nona , my kids call my mom Grammie!!! Whatever name you get or choose your gonna rock this! 😃 I better get the binding on my elephant parade quilt for good luck!!! XO

  11. Being a grandma is beyond comparison. Enjoy, Enjoy, Enjoy. Congratulations to all of you.

  12. So excited for you and your family Sandy! News just doesn't get any better than yours!

  13. Congratulations! This is wonderful news. I am so happy for you and your family!

  14. Congratulations! You will love being a grandma. I'm making Elephant Parade for my niece who is having her first baby in July. Have you seen the book Elmer by David McKee? Elmer is a patchwork elephant.

  15. Yay Sandy!! So happy for you. Your daughter is so lucky to have such a wonderful and creative mom. I know you will be smitten with your new grand baby! I just love being a 'Gi Gi'. Someone told me one day that their mom thought she was too young to be a grandma so she went with Gigi for 'gorgeous grandma'!! I thought that was the ticket for me so I am Gigi to 5 wonderful Grandchildren so far. You will probably hear a name that you fall in love with. The traditional 'grandma' is wonderful too! Sooo happy for you!


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