Alex is 29 - and I'm so glad for her. Her mom and I got married at the same time to good friends. We both lived in the same cold water walk up flats in Boston for the first few years of our marriage, until they moved to Florida to get away from the nasty winters. Evelien and I bought our first sets of dishes together - at the local Stop and Shop - $0.29/ plate and maybe $0.50 for the serving dishes. And we also got some recipe cards that fitted into a box and were separated out like - "Desserts the will Please!" and "Main Dishes for the Hungry Man". What can I say, we were newlyweds.
Ev is Dutch and didn't move to the states until she was about 14, so she has a cute little Dutch accent. A few months ago I was online and found some wonderful fabric with little dutch boys and girls playing hoops and other games, with pink circles for the background. I knew Alex was trying for a baby, and snatched up this fabric hoping that she would have a girl so I immediatly got busy on a new quilt. A girl fits well into this family, Ev has 5 girls - all beautiful and amazing.
I picked up the blue and green with some nine-patch - and look at those corners! Courtesy of the new Pfaff sewing machine - makes sewing a breeze. The colors don't really show well here but it's really cute and pretty, and perfect for a little 1/2 Dutch baby. I was tempted to go with a more baby type theme, more pinks and soft greens, but this pink is an odd one and it wouldn't have worked.
The baby shower is on the 21st, and since I will be in Florida that week - I have this week to finish it off. Wish me luck.