it's time to start planning for Graysen's Christmas outfits.
I've had the green pjs for a couple of months trying to decide what to put on the front. I had my favorite reindeer in mind all the time and decided to go with that - simple and cute too.
Photographing in the early-morning sunshine makes them appear mint, but they're a really a pretty Christmas green. I ordered them in August from ARB Blanks, and the reindeer is from Applique Cafe. The owner of Applique Cafe has a blog that has been pretty helpful for me learning to embroider, and I had a chance to go to Beth's Heirlooms in Wetumpka last night where she had a 2-hour demonstration and discussion. It was pretty fun, although I had learned almost everything she said from the blog. It was still good to get out and listen to questions and answers and watch them use a 12-needle machine. I don't think I'll ever graduate to more than a single-needle one!
Mike and I were discussing the bow. The reindeer is so plain it needs something else, so a bow works for a girl - but what if you have a little boy? It's supposed to be Rudolph with that red nose, so I guess it's really supposed to be a boy anyway. It does no good to over-analyze children's embroidery. Graysen will probably like it just fine.
The aqua and pink dress is packed and ready to mail along with the baprons from yesterday.
Right after she was born, I found some red shoes for "one day" that I found on sale after Valentine's Day. Emily tried them on her last night, and if she won't grow much before Christmas, I think they'll do just fine for the holidays.
I thinks she considers them 2 new toys attached to her feet.
I have babysitting at church this morning and then home to recover (probably a nap).