Thursday, August 28, 2008

B is for Bag and also for ????

...BABY....!!!! A couple of weeks ago the very talented Leanne sent me this:


....a copy of the pattern for her bag.........I then signed up at Hettie's Patch to do a class to make the bag...........ok...ok....I am getting to the baby bit............................!

I was undecided as to what fabrics to use and which bag to make.......do I make it for me ..... or as a gift...........! My mind was made up for me on the weekend when I received a call from DD1 (mother of the gorgeous grand baby Dylan)......after the usual preamble...."how are you"...... and her to me "where are you I have been trying to call you all day and didn't want to leave the news in a message on your phone".....(the noise of the sewing machines in the class must have drowned out the mobile ringing.....).......so.............yes you guessed it ....DD1 is pregnant again....woo and hoo.........!! .....but wait there is more.....no.....not twins......just one....but the lovely Jo has this way of carrying babies so that no one...(not even her!) knows they are there....so the big news I guess is that the baby is due in about 5 weeks!!! .....Yep......not much time for the Granny to get herself organised with PINK GIRLY stuff......it's a girl!!...It has taken me a little while to really get my head around this....LOL......I did mention that to Jo on the phone the other night and her answer was......"YOU are having trouble getting your head around it......how do you think we are going..."(they are of course ecstatic as Jo was told she couldn't have babies...and here comes #2!!) ....I was forgetting it was as much a surprise to her and Luke as everyone else.......Dylan was 26 weeks in the making when he made his presence felt (so to speak)......I have heard about this with other people but have always been a bit sceptical about how someone wouldn't know they are pregnant.....but when you come across it first hand you realise it can (and does) happen........so.............the upshot of this is........the bag will be made for my new grand baby..........! LOL.........I had planned two weeks leave from work from the end of next week...we are going away for a few days but I think the rest of the time may be spent in the sewing room.....my secret swap partners need not worry (well they can't anyway they don't know who they are!)....bags, little quilts etc will all be made and mailed on time.......as long as the Prince keeps the cups of tea and food up to me in the sewing room over that two weeks...LOL.....'cause Granny will be in "baby sewing mode".......!

So it's off to work for me now.....................'til next time.........................Lorraine

21 comments:

Karen said...

Due in 5 weeks! Oh my goodness. What a surprise. Get busy sewing!

Mar said...

Wow, talk about quickies! Congrats Granny. How fun sewing pink pink pink and girly girly!

Pat said...

Congratulations to Mom and Dad and to you too Grandma. Grandchildren are the best!

Linda said...

How exciting Lorraine, a granny again and a little girl.... whoo hoo..... Love the bag pattern from Leanne, how did your bag making class go?

Gail said...

fantastic news...congrats to you and your family.....WOW!!!

Nic said...

That's one huge surprise for the expectant Mummy and Daddy. At least she will have no worries about those last few weeks dragging out as they seem to with most pregnancies. Have fun sewing up a pretty pink storm.

Kris Meares - Tag Along Teddies said...

Hey Lorraine!! Congrats to Granny and Granddad and to the surprised expectant parents! So, is this an early "Father's Day" gift? Tee! Hee! Hee! I'm sure you'll have a ball finding and sewing pretties for your new grand daughter - can't wait to see the resulting photos!! Have fun! Bear Hugs! KRIS (Tag Along Teddies)

May Britt said...

Congratulations!!! WOW.....this is a short pregnancy. I understand you are a bit pink in your head now.

Chookyblue...... said...

wow that is short notice......don't worry about your shock worry about your daughters..........I always felt like the size of a house so no way I could hide it........

loulee1 said...

Congratulations.
What a wonderful surprise.

Amanda said...

Let me know if you want to borrow some smocking patterns for little girls I have lots of those and have even made a few.

Quirky said...

Congratulations, Grandma!

Stina said...

Oh my...that was fantastic news...Congratulations to you all...:o)...
5 weeks...wow...but there is nothing better than short deadlines...and some pressure!! Oh ...the bag will be wonderful ...I´m so happy for you all!!

Leanne said...

Woo Hoo pink baby sewing in over drive.....how exciting.

Sue said...

Congrats Granny to you and your family. Have fun sewing all things pink!! Cheers Sue

Doris said...

Oh, Lorraine, congratulations! That is so exciting! Enjoy the girly overload!

Jo Jo said...

Wow!!!!Congrats to you...and not much time to get sewing!! Crack that whip and get to it...this grandbaby needs some quilts and things...all in pink! Jo x

Kris said...

Wow! What a surprise! No wonder she didn't want to leave a message, who would believe a message like that? Congratulations to all of you! (I really dislike being pregnant so a "short" pregnancy is a dream!)

Suzanne said...

Congrads, grandmommy to be! A girl...they are SO fun too. I love sewing for my grandaughters...all frilly!

Red Geranium Cottage said...

How exciting about the baby. But yikes it's due in 5 weeks??? She doesnt mess around now does she??
I love that bag pattern by the way. Very cute. You know how I love bags!!

Levin (and Emily) said...

wow - how lucky is she - nine months is such a long time to wait for a baby - but five weeks isn't. actually, on that point, it doesn't leave much time to get ready - oh dear.
hope all goes well!
l
x
ps lucky you for having another baby to play with