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Monday, 24 March 2014

Introducing My Grandson



I've been waiting for what feels like sooooo long to share the news with you, I just want to shout it from the roof tops 




My eldest son Jack and his partner Ana are having a baby and some time around 11 September 2014 my grandson will be taking his first breath.  He's a first grandchild for the grandparents on both sides so there's that extra buzz and thrill for us all.


Here's a pic of Jack and Ana in their pre-baby days


I love that photo - I took it last June when I visited them at their home in Seville, Spain.


We're all very excited and I've already been buying maternity clothes for Ana, wool, knitting patterns, fabrics and baby clothes, books and presents.  I might be thousands of miles away but I still want to play my part!




I'm sure I'll have lots of projects to share with you over the coming months but right now I'm just walking round with a big smile on my face :D




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64 comments:

  1. Congratulations Grandma!!!! :))))

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  2. How exciting Chrissie this boy is going to be the best kitted out in town :) I am already looking forward to seeing what you make over the coming months.

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  3. Congratulations! Keep us updated! Can't wait to see what you're going to make!

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    1. thanks Rosemary, I don't think I'll be able to contain myself!!! :D

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  4. A BIG congratulations, Crissie! Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful news! Can't wait to see what wonderfulness you produce for your grandson!!

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    1. Thanks Suzy, we're so happy and I was so eager to be able to share, don't know what to make first! :D

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  5. Wow! I got goosebumps, and tears in my eyes! The warmest congratulations are in order along with big hugs! How exciting! Gramma Chrissie, yaaay! :))))

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    1. Thank you, thank you, thank you Kati, just can't believe it!!! :D

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    1. Thanks Susan, we're so delighted you wouldn't believe it :D

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  7. How exciting for you! Congratulations! !

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  8. Oh Chrissie...I am soooo thrilled for you! Congratulations! Enjoy this time, it is very special.

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    1. I knew you would be Vicki, one grandma to another!!! I was looking forward to being able to share with you for some time, and I've been super loving your posts about Charlotte :D

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  9. How exciting! Congratulations to the happy couple and the doting grandparents to be !

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    1. Doting - what an accurate description that is, ha, and I'll pass your congrats on to Jack and Ana too :D

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  10. Congratulations and how exciting! Enjoy every moment of this wonderful time for the family

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    1. We're super excited, I'm sure you can imagine. Fast learning the beauty of being a grandparent - you know how fleeting each moment is and as you're not on the front line you can enjoy it so much more! :D

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  11. Great news Chrissie - I look forward to following his progress. xx

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    1. Thanks so much Lin, I'm sure there'll be many progress report posts along the way!!! x

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  12. Congratulations! Such exciting news. Chris's daughter is expecting her first baby in July making Chris a grandad so we know the feeling! X

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    1. Oh you know exactly how we're feeling then Maggie. Good luck and congrats to you and yours too :D

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    1. Thank you for your good wishes, it's wonderful to have everyone wishing us well :D

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  14. Congratulations!!! Amazing news! I heard that being grandparents is the best thing in the world - so says my Mum!

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    1. I've heard that too Nat, I'll let you know. Wish I could be nearer but that's not to be but at least technology allows us to be as close as possible as everything is happening which is just wonderful :D

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  15. What an exciting time for you all! No wonder you're all smiley :-D
    E xx

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    1. I sure am Erin and it especially means so much to me to have your best wishes at this time, thank you xxx

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  16. How exciting!!!! That's always the best news you can receive :)


    P.S. I'm offering my first giveaway, and if you would like to enter for a chance here is a link: http://learningcurvecrafts.blogspot.com/2014/03/facebook-giveaway.html

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    1. It absolutely is Kelly, we are indeed very, very excited!!! :D

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  17. Aw. Congratulations. Babies are the best!

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    1. It's a very long time since we had a baby in the family, it's wonderful to be starting a new generation :D

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  18. Whoo hoo! That is fantastic news. Now all the money you earn from City Quilter will end up buying more baby things instead of more fabric.

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    1. Isn't it just the best news Michele? I'm loving going in baby shops - something I haven't done in what feels like a lifetime!!! :D

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  19. Congratulations Grandma! What great news.

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    1. Thank you, we're all so happy you just wouldn't believe! :D

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  20. Congratulations Grandma Chrissie and I can see lots and lots of baby quilts! Thanks for sharing.
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    1. Ha, I love being called Grandma, it still feels a bit strange - after all my Mum's been 'Grandma' for 26 years and we're all having to move up one level now but it's so much fun! :D

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  21. What wonderful news! Congratulations to you and your family.

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    1. Thanks Donna, everyone's being so fabulous, your congrats are much appreciated :D

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  22. Favourite post ever. I am so glad my son is going to have such a wonderful grandma. xxx

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    1. Hi my grandbaby mamma, so much love to you and thank you for bringing all this joy into our lives xxx

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  23. Congratulations!!! You are going to love being a Grandma, there is so many things you can make, I love being a nana. Have Fun.

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    1. Thank you, I hear being a grandparent is the best fun ever, I'm delighted to be joining your club!!! :D

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  24. Oh, how exciting, Chrissie! So happy for you and your family. What a wondrous event! Congratulations!!!

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    1. It's just the best Lorna, can't tell you how happy I am :D

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  25. Congrats! That's fabulous news!! I bet you are going to do LOTS of sewing in the next couple of months :)

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    1. Thanks Anna, there's not enough hours in a day to make everything I've got in mind, I guess I've got years to come though to make things!!! :D

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  26. Wonderful news! I am looking forward to many lovely baby projects, as I am sure you will sew up lovely things for the little man!

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    1. I don't know where to start, I've got so many plans. I'm going to just have to start making something instead of all this procrastinating! :D

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  27. Couldn't resist coming over on NTT to read about a new baby! Congratulations, that's lovely news.

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    1. Thanks for dropping by I'm so glad you did and for leaving your lovely comment. We are all totally delighted and can't wait his arrival!!! :D

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  28. Congratulations Chrissie! You must be so excited xxx

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    1. Can't tell you how excited Gertie, it's the best feeling - all the excitement and none of the morning sickness and sleepless nights to come, how great's that?!!! :D

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  29. whoop! that is so exciting!!

    Thanks so much for sharing at Needle and Thread Thursday!

    :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

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    1. Thanks Kelly, it really is a whoop, whoop isn't it, we're totally thrilled :D

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  30. How awesome Congrats! We have #14 due 9/12/14 and #15 due 9/20/14! And they are just as exciting from #1 to #15, and such a joy to spoil, and sometimes hand back over to the parents. : )

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    1. Wow Vicki having #1 on the way it's hard to imagine #15 - congrats to you too :D

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    1. Thanks girls, so looking forward to having a new family member :D

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