Tag: baby showers

The wonderful ladies from the Princeton alumni chapter of my sorority, Phi Mu, threw me a baby shower at Nicholas on Saturday. Audrey, the matriarch of the group, organized the whole thing, and it was really sweet. I had a great afternoon. Audrey took my obsession with cupcakes and turned it into the theme for the day, which I loved.

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So at the end of last week I started to make this baby quilt for a woman in my sorority alumnae group who’s pregnant. And I really didn’t like it. Then I messed it up 5 different ways and tossed it aside in frustration.

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This has not been a great week. Layoffs happened. I received my contract renewal letter for next year, which should be great news. But there is still a possibility of more cuts to come, so I can’t rest easy yet. Probably can’t rest easy until September 1st, when the next school year starts. But I’m trying to put it out of my mind. And we lost 2 teachers in my building. One of them is my most favorite teacher on earth, and I’m devastated about it. Literally, I’ve bawled more than once since I heard the news. She is one of those teachers made out of magic, who takes tough kids and turns them into children with self-respect and success. I want to be her when I grow up. Now she’s going, and I still have no idea what will happen to me between now and September.

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Here is my first author booklist of 2010. I’ve been getting into the picture books of Alison McGhee, also a novelist, but I can’t say that she’s a brand-new discovery to me since I’ve read some of her books in the past. But the more I read, the more I like.I haven’t read all of them, but almost.

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shayne's blanketTime for another blanket!

One of our 1st grade teachers at school had a baby last spring. She had to go on maternity leave early and we didn’t get to throw her a shower. So this week, we did. I made her little girl Shayne this baby blanket, using my “Mary Had a Little Lamb” fabric.

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I’ve had the need for a lot of baby gifts the past couple of years. Aside from my go-to baby blankets from Last Minute Patchwork¬† + Quilted Gifts, books have become a very popular option. Which is convenient for me, being a librarian and all. These are a few that I like and have been giving lately.

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