Being a practical person, I generally like to give gifts to expectant moms that are useful. A giant box of their preferred diapers and/or wipes. Crib sheets. A gift card to round out the odds and ends right before or after baby arrives. But I always like to give something personal, too, because I like to give people something they might not buy for themselves but would like to have. That is why I love when I find out my friends are having little girls! That means I get to bust out the old embroidery carriage for my sewing machine, and in true "proper Southern lady" fashion make something special with a monogram for the baby-to-be.
The machine is getting lots of use lately, since not only is there a baby boom in full force, but it seems it is ALL girls!
Here is one of the recent gifts I made for a sweet little baby named Amy.
|gingham and a mini floral print - so sweet!|
But one must remember that there ARE cultural differences between ourselves and the English, and let's just say that it's a good thing I explained the significance of the monogram in southern American children's clothing! I hope that Amy's mom didn't find the monogram too garish to allow her to wear once or twice this summer :-)