Wednesday, January 13, 2010

I love being an auntie

My first nephew (on my side of the family) will be born in just a few short weeks, I say few short weeks because I am not the mom and I know how few and short (ha ha) those last weeks can be :P I have a little care package ready to go in the mail later this week....below are a few of the goodies that I have found for the little guy.

This is the back of the quilt I have mentioned before, I think it is my favorite part of the quilt! I took the label then used it to make a rocket ship to go with the theme of the front of the quilt, rocket ships and robots, I think it turned out cute! My nephew's name will be Garrett Stauthie...Stauthie is a family name it was my dear, sweet Grandpa's first name (which at 18 he switched to his middle name but that is a different story). My Grandpa and Grandma lived 4 blocks from our house, they were the only Grandparents that we had in the other set of Grandparents live in Florida and I have only met them a handful of times. My Grandma passed away in 1998 and my Grandpa passed away 8 years ago last week, in 2002. My brother is using My Grandpa's middle name in honor of my Grandpa whom we all loved and miss very, very much....I just love that this baby is going to have my Grandpa's name, it makes me choke up and I have a feeling this little guy is going to be a favorite of mine, my Grandpa was a favorite of mine too. :)

Here is the front of the quilt, I "stitched in the ditch". I know, not very creative but I am not a good "quilter". I can piece as well as the rest of them but "quilting" something STRESSES me out! This is also why I send all of my larger quilts off to the quilter, I can't do it, I have tried, even took a long arm class, the one and only thing I ever quilted on the long arm after that class I cried while quilting it, silly huh? Not worth it to me, I would much rather send it off, spend the money and be happy with the end vs. hating it!

So off to Portland, Oregon this box will go and so will the kids and I on spring break the end of March so I can moosh and goosh with Garrett and my niece Gracie and I can shop at Ikea, whoop whoop!!


  1. Fun package! And good for you for quilting the quilt. It IS stressful. And hard. And yours looks great!

  2. How CUTE!!! I love the back, so creative! That will for sure be an heirloom quilt!!!