Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Christmas Sweatshirt, 2007

When my grand daughter Julia was a year old, I appliqued her a red sweatshirt with gingerbread men. The shirt was cut down the middle of the front to make a jacket and had tiny white rickrack all around the sides. She looked so cute and wore it to go see Santa. So, every Christmas since, Nana has made a Christmas sweatshirt. Last year, I made two because I had two designs I liked. Colin has had a couple but we decided that he was too much of a "boy" for cute shirts!

This year I found a pattern I really liked from Bloomin' Minds and ordered it last summer. When the Walmart put out the sweatshirts this fall, I bought a navy blue one. Last month when I dug out the pattern and looked at it close, I didn't like it quite as well but still planned to do it. Then the quilts come along and time got short and it was still way too warm here, and Nana didn't do the sweatshirt.

Last week it got cold and DD dug out last years shirt that still just fit and Julia asked if Nana was making her a shirt this year. Mom told her she didn't think so. She cried, cried again when I told her that I didn't make it because I didn't like it. So........guess what I have been doing the past couple of days?? Nana came through and made her girl happy. Nana feels a lot better about herself to boot! So who needs to sleep this time of year? I can do that NEXT month!

All I had to do was remind myself that the time is near when she is not going to want to wear one of Nana's Christmas sweatshirts because they won't be cool. As long as they are cool though, she will have one!


Belvie said...

That shirt is adorable. I know she will love it!

QuiltingFitzy said...

What's not to love?

I think it's adorable too!! Would your grandson like one with a reindeer or something more masculine...a sled, a wagon? Maybe a Christmas pillow for his bed?

Ain't I a stinker?

Finn said...

Oh Norma, it's absolutely precious! I love it...and it looks like you did a very beautiful job!
Good for you Nana, good for you!!!!! Big hugs, Finn