Sunday, March 21, 2010

seems to be baby season around here...

just the other day

a girlfriend,

my neighbor,

came by to talk.

she asked if I had heard the big news.

what news? 

there is so much of it these days

(most of which i would like to block out)

she told me she is pregnant.

today, i went to a baby shower where three ladies are pregnant!

(one with twins!)

there were only 8 of us there...

I stayed away

from whatever water they were drinking.

next week i am going to another.

babies, babies, babies

i love that baby smell,

no, not THAT smell,

the smell that is right in the center

of that swirl of hair

on the crown

of that sweet little angel's head

while asleep in your arms.

such peace,

such trust,

such calm.

I digress...

I have never been a big registry person. 

i mean,

i want to get the mom

or bride

or whoever

what they want,

but I love to give them

something that no one else will.

something unexpected,

something homemade.

I know it may be quirky...

but there is a lot of love that goes into each one

and each one is different.

Here is the one I made today

(some of the adhesive is still wet in the photo

and looks yucky,

but it came out ok)

the proud momma is having twins! 

bless her!!!

as i left the party

one of the "mothers to be" stopped me

and said,

"I want you to know, I am expecting a handmade gift too."

I smiled and said "of course."


she is only six weeks along...

i have some time.



Sheila said...

Hey Gina! you missed the show in Fallbrook this weekend over at Christie Repasy's new place "Chateau de Fleurs, take a look on my blog. I would love for you to stop by and say hello :)


Wanda said...

I love it and those ladies are lucky to know you. See..I already know how fabulous you are..I own a few "Gina" works. :) It is really sweet. I can't wait to see what you make next.

Tamerie Shriver Halliday said...

What a wonderful gift! It's so much nicer than something something you, or anyone for that matter, can just pick up from Target. Not that those gifts aren't needed and appreciated. Still, a handmade, from the heart gift is very special.


Alisa Noble said...

It's wonderful Gina! No wonder the other mommy to be wants something handmade from you!

natalie hansen said...

I feel the same way...I love to give something special, and handmade for all occasions!!

Maija said...

That's a lot of babies!! Watch out!
Your collage was just beautiful and so perfect!

Patty said...

Wow twins! Congratulations to the lucky Mum!