Twins. Twice the love. Twice the trouble. Isn't that how the sayings go? A dear friend's daughter is expecting twin boys - so I'd say, based on personal experience with just one boy - for at least the next 25 years her life is going to be a CS-360...a constant spinning of love and chaos. And who could ever ask for more?!
There was a baby shower last weekend and it was so nice and the mom-to-be received such nice things! I made two quilts for the twins, using the colors/theme from their bedding as my guide, I copied the monkey from the bedding - well, I tried! I used my very favorite baby quilt pattern, it's called Big Baby Star by Linda Johnson, it sews up quick and easy...just as long as you cut everything out right!
The pattern doesn't call for the points of the stars to be pieced, but you know me, if I can make it harder on myself I will! I was sewing along on the 2nd quilt at break-neck speeds when my machine up and died...as in smoke came out from under the casing and there was a terrible grinding noise!! It was horrible! I immediately packed it up and took it to the machine hospital...there's no word yet on whether or not it can be re$u$itated. Please say a little prayer for my Pfaff...I miss her so much!
Aaaand I was almost done with the 2nd quilt - it was 90% quilted when my machine died...you would have thought it could have just hung in there for 10 more minutes! I took both quilts to the shower, then brought the unfinished one back home. I was told it would be two weeks before I get my machine back...and you quilters out there know, that's a very, very long time to be without a machine!
The jungle/monkey theme just goes with twin boys - what fun they are going to have! I helped with some food for the shower...I had sous chef Katie come and help me dip frozen bananas in chocolate and we also made pineapple rice balls...tropical themed food - it was all very yummy! We also had chicken skewers and mock-pina-colada shots and fruit - and while we were sitting around eating our frozen bananas, watching the mom-to-be open her gifts in our make-shift tropical paradise, there were snow flurries outside! Mother Nature has a wicked sense of humor!
Janice is going to be such a wonderful grandma! I'm so jealous her grandbabies will be just 20 minutes away! (To the girl/SIL...why must you torture me?!?! Move back here already!) Congratulations to Lindsey and Jason - it's going to be a wild ride - and I know you'll enjoy every minute!