Monday, May 07, 2007

Oscar's Lucky Quilt

On April 4th, my good friends Amanda and Warren welcomed a new human into the world and they named him Oscar! The perfect name for such a perfect little guy. When I went to visit them at the hospital, I was overwhelmed by how tiny he was since I had never seen a baby who was only a day old. It kind of freaked me out to think that in a few months I'd have one of my own, but when I saw how easy Amanda made motherhood look in such a short period, it didn't take long for my nerves to calm down. It's quite amazing to see those motherly instincts kick in so fast.

Last week, I attended a shower for little Oscar. I had been working on a quilt for him over the last couple weeks and managed to get it done in the nick of time. I called it Oscar's lucky quilt because of the red squares and Asian prints. Here is the lucky quilt in all it's glory. Welcome to the world Oscar!

My creation

Also, I have got a second wind for making stuff for our own little one and I made a pair of bitty booties. I had found the most unique trim at the salvation army last fall and finally got around to using them. The little balloons go perfect with the felted wool I picked up a couple weeks ago. I really can't wait to see if these actually stay on a baby's feet - I have made a couple pairs for friends, but have no idea if they were actually useful or not. Anyways, I shall soon find out for myself.

Now that the arrival time is getting a bit closer, it is really fun to start accumulating little baby things here and there. I have taken a couple days off so that we can start hunting for the big essentials like car seats and strollers. Hopefully we can stay focused and not come home with a bunch of useless baby gadgets. Eeek. Wish us luck ;)


Kempton said...

Lovely and lucky quilt for your friends. And charming little shoes for your little one. (smile)

Good luck on your baby gadgets hunting. May be you can share with us some of the super-cute ones.

cruststation said...

Your quilt and gift for Oscar is beautiful (love the card)! Ooh, I can already see your motherly instinct kicking in. So excited for you and congrats to your friends for their son.

julie said...

Oscar's quilt is gorgeous but it's those little booties that had my heartbeat quicken and made me feel just a tad broody! You seem wonderfully prepared with the beautiful room (that's a great colour) and the lovely little bits that you've been making - this is going to be a lucky baby! Enjoy shopping for your little one - as far as I know you can never have too many useless baby gadgets and accumulating them is just part of the fun of parenthood!!!

island jen said...

The quilt is a masterpiece, perfect colours for a boy too.
I want one.
Please make sure you take plenty of naps before the little one arrives it will be a long time before you get the luxury to take them (whenever you want) again.
The shopping and the gadgets are so much fun!

Amanda Homeniuk said...

WOW! Sandra I've been so busy with the baby and the business that I just now read through your blog and noticed the whole entry devoted to Oscar and his quilt! That's awesome! Thank you so much! I was so overwhelmed with your kindness and craftiness when you bestowed this beautiful work of sewing upon us! Hurry up and have your baby so I can shower you with wonderful things!!! I'm thinking of you and wishing you all the luck in the world!