Time for a party!

Have you had time to start your butterfly?

If you have I hope it’s going well… but if not, don’t worry about it! The designs won’t be going anywhere 🙂

We had a change of pace last weekend. You might remember we have three new grand-babies coming this spring? Joanne’s baby girl is due first in early March. That must mean it’s time for a party.

Julia and Ruby came to decorate the house. They brought Matt and Benjamin too but we sent them out with Steve!

Ruby posed with Ruby Juniors by the fireplace. Don’t you love their matching outfits?Let’s add in Ruby’s mom Julia, and Joanne – the mom to be…You can’t have a party without guests. It was cold outside but nobody was letting the wind chill stop them…

We had set up two tables for lunch.

A little one in the “front room”,and of course the dining room table, complete with all the leaves!Lunch eaten, time for some games.

We matched farm animals to gestation times. A tie breaker was needed. Did you know mice are pregnant for 20 days? If you’ve ever had a mouse problem perhaps you might have known the answer to that one?

Then we passed a spool of ribbon around for everyone to cut a piece as close as possible to Joanne’s pregnant belly measurement…

Some people took the opportunity to play a different game!

So how big is Joanne? This big…Most people guessed far too big.But there was one clear winner so no tie breaker needed on this game.

Let’s open some presents.

People were so generous. Equipment, clothes, diapers, … Joanne and John’s baby is going to be OK!

I did manage to make a little hat and booties. No Joanne, the hat is not meant to fit you 🙂I also found a suitable baby book. It got passed around.
I’m still none the wiser.

All that was left was cake and cookies, made by Julia. Ruby insisted it was a “birthday cake”. Very yummy.

I think a good time was had by all. Such a good reason to have a party!


Now it’s Monday evening. I’m 35 miles from home in my hotel room, ready to head out in the morning to the North Suburban Needle Arts Guild. It’s my first lecture of the year. It’s going to be followed by a two day wool appliqué workshop. I’m ready to go…


  1. lynn said:

    Looks like a great party. Just the thing o get ready for that new little one who will soon make an appearance. Babies are so much fun. Hope the workshop is just as enjoyable as the lovely party.

    January 9, 2018
  2. Sue H said:

    I love playing games at parties. Seems like 2018 is off to a fantastic start!!!

    January 9, 2018

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