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    I've got a new GRAND due late August. My DD isn't going to find out the sex--------but I'm sure it's a boy. Anyway, her theme is monkeys and her colors are brown, tan, green & orange. Debbie Mumm has some fabrics that will fit, I think. But my computer isn't good with colors so I'll have to check JoAnn's in person.

    (if it's a girl-------------no hope for that--------it's going to be red and pink and lady bugs.)

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    Have fun sewing for the new GRAND!:)

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    Just have to ask, what makes you so sure it is a boy?

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    I used that fabric made a quilt for my grandson, it came out adorable..

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    Lots of cute monkeys at JAs!

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    Quote Originally Posted by suern3
    Just have to ask, what makes you so sure it is a boy?
    Me too!

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    A monkey theme will be fun! hmmm...so why are you sure its a boy?? Just curious! I was told both of mine were boys....but they were WRONG! LOL! I have two girls :)

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    I love the monkey theme. I can't wait to see the quilt. I made a monkey flannel quilt for one of my nephews and it's one of my favorites.

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    My great grandson who is 13 months now, has a monkey theme nursery. Cute as a button. I got him an original sock monkey for Christmas. He loved it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by suern3
    Just have to ask, what makes you so sure it is a boy?
    I've already had 3 grandsons.
    My sister has two grandsons.
    My brother had one grandson.
    The only girls we've got are steps--which is good, but we don't have granddaughters of our own.

    Now--------the daddies determine the sex. My son in law is one of two brothers. And his dad is one of two brothers.

    Which would you bet on???????????????

    tee hee

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    Quote Originally Posted by sak658
    My great grandson who is 13 months now, has a monkey theme nursery. Cute as a button. I got him an original sock monkey for Christmas. He loved it.
    I've got the socks & pattern to make a sock monkey, just haven't done it yet. My oldest DD had a sock monkey when she was a baby. She couldn't say monkey so she called him "Packy". Then I made my son one of his own. Older DD literally wore Packy out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by littlehud
    I love the monkey theme. I can't wait to see the quilt. I made a monkey flannel quilt for one of my nephews and it's one of my favorites.
    I'll use the turning twenty with just 3 fabrics---------if I can find them. Makes a cute quilt and easy, too.

    I've already got one jungle pre-quilted quilt that I need to bind. And I already got some print that matches that jungle quilt that I'm just going to make a play blanket-------and use some of my 50 cent orange flannel for the back.

    I also bought some ToyStory flannel the other day on sale. It's going to be backed with yellow. DD and SIL dressed up as Woody and Jesse for Halloween-------------with my sewing help. So, DD will let that stay.

    Got two dog prints and she fussed at me that there is some pretty dog print and what I got apparently isn't. The white/brown/blue flannel will be the ruffled part of a grocery cart liner-----cut out but not sewn.

    And I may get the aran knit blanket that I started for 20 year old grandson done for this grandkid. MAYBE!

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrannieAnnie
    Quote Originally Posted by suern3
    Just have to ask, what makes you so sure it is a boy?
    I've already had 3 grandsons.
    My sister has two grandsons.
    My brother had one grandson.
    The only girls we've got are steps--which is good, but we don't have granddaughters of our own.

    Now--------the daddies determine the sex. My son in law is one of two brothers. And his dad is one of two brothers.

    Which would you bet on???????????????

    tee hee
    Ya never know on my husband's side there are 5 grandson's (my son included) and then came the little girl. I have one niece now.

    My neighbors had 4 girls. Then they had 3 grand daughters. Then finally a grandson :) Sounds like it is time for you to add a girl to the mix!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LovinMySoldier
    Quote Originally Posted by GrannieAnnie
    Quote Originally Posted by suern3
    Just have to ask, what makes you so sure it is a boy?
    I've already had 3 grandsons.
    My sister has two grandsons.
    My brother had one grandson.
    The only girls we've got are steps--which is good, but we don't have granddaughters of our own.

    Now--------the daddies determine the sex. My son in law is one of two brothers. And his dad is one of two brothers.

    Which would you bet on???????????????

    tee hee
    Ya never know on my husband's side there are 5 grandson's (my son included) and then came the little girl. I have one niece now.

    My neighbors had 4 girls. Then they had 3 grand daughters. Then finally a grandson :) Sounds like it is time for you to add a girl to the mix!
    I don't hold out much home. If she does have a girl it will be a tomboy. She grew up with 2 boy cousins and one boy neighbor and didn't know whe was a girl until seh started kindergarten and the teacher sent the boys INCLUDING HER COUSIN to one side of the room adn sent the girls INCLUDING DD to the other side. But not before she tried to go with her cousin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrannieAnnie
    Quote Originally Posted by suern3
    Just have to ask, what makes you so sure it is a boy?
    I've already had 3 grandsons.
    My sister has two grandsons.
    My brother had one grandson.
    The only girls we've got are steps--which is good, but we don't have granddaughters of our own.

    Now--------the daddies determine the sex. My son in law is one of two brothers. And his dad is one of two brothers.

    Which would you bet on???????????????

    tee hee
    My MIL had 3 girls, and when she found out that she was expecting again (the youngest was 10, so MIL was *NOT* happy!), they assumed that they would have another girl. I'm so glad that 'Maryanne' was in fact 'David'! Plus, he was nameless for a couple days because they never expected to have a boy! :D

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    My MIL had 3 girls, and when she found out that she was expecting again (the youngest was 10, so MIL was *NOT* happy!), they assumed that they would have another girl. I'm so glad that 'Maryanne' was in fact 'David'! Plus, he was nameless for a couple days because they never expected to have a boy! :D[/quote]

    there's always hope. But I'm making monkey stuff just the same. KWIM?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrannieAnnie
    My MIL had 3 girls, and when she found out that she was expecting again (the youngest was 10, so MIL was *NOT* happy!), they assumed that they would have another girl. I'm so glad that 'Maryanne' was in fact 'David'! Plus, he was nameless for a couple days because they never expected to have a boy! :D
    there's always hope. But I'm making monkey stuff just the same. KWIM?[/quote]

    Well with the colors she picked she could really keep the monkey theme for either sex :) I did my son's nursery in baby jungle animals. We didn't know the sex either! Monkey's will be cute!

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    Congratulations! so many cute monkey fabrics out there, Have fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Laura3
    Congratulations! so many cute monkey fabrics out there, Have fun.
    I picked up several monkey flannels last fall when I was making the kids pillowcases.

    And I'm glad someone reminded me of the sock monkeys. I'm going to do one with the brown work socks then look to see if I can find some other colored socks that have the toes and heels different.

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    Judging from the theme and nursery colours she's not going for a gendered colour scheme, so why not just do a bright multicoloured quilt that will work whatever the baby's gender? There's a really gorgeous Robert Kaufman range in a wild variety of colours which includes monkey fabrics. I have some of the abstract fabrics from that range (stripes and squares rather than animals) and they're great. I always do multicoloured non-gendered baby quilts and everyone's loved them so far.

    We run to girls in my family. My mother is one of three girls and a boy, and so is her mother. My cousins are three of each, but if you take my aunt, she has two sons and a daughter, and has seven granddaughters with no grandsons (though one isn't biologically related so in terms of genetics, that's six granddaughters). A dietician I knew once said she's known this to happen in other families, and she reckons there may be something genetic going on which causes the male foetuses to be miscarried. I know that my mother had a lot of miscarriages, so perhaps there's something in it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lobster
    Judging from the theme and nursery colours she's not going for a gendered colour scheme, so why not just do a bright multicoloured quilt that will work whatever the baby's gender? There's a really gorgeous Robert Kaufman range in a wild variety of colours which includes monkey fabrics. I have some of the abstract fabrics from that range (stripes and squares rather than animals) and they're great. I always do multicoloured non-gendered baby quilts and everyone's loved them so far.

    We run to girls in my family. My mother is one of three girls and a boy, and so is her mother. My cousins are three of each, but if you take my aunt, she has two sons and a daughter, and has seven granddaughters with no grandsons (though one isn't biologically related so in terms of genetics, that's six granddaughters). A dietician I knew once said she's known this to happen in other families, and she reckons there may be something genetic going on which causes the male foetuses to be miscarried. I know that my mother had a lot of miscarriages, so perhaps there's something in it.
    Antother thing------biologically speaking. Boy swimmers are faster than girls but girl swimmers live longer than boy swimmers. So sometimes the timing of having sex when the egg is very recently decended might have something to do with the sex. Girls might result from having sex a couple days earlier.

    At any rate, the monkey theme will workf for a girl. But she's got in mind lady bugs for a girl. If she thinks I'm going to sew for the next several months then start over the 27th of August doing all this things with lady bugs, she's got a surprise coming. tee hee

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    I don't think we have a family tendency to have sex at any particular point in the ovulation cycle, but perhaps that is a factor in some other way?

    How about multicoloured, including monkeys AND ladybirds? I mean, neither creature is exactly gender-specific, it's not like putting princesses on a quilt. She could be giving birth to a male future entomologist!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lobster
    I don't think we have a family tendency to have sex at any particular point in the ovulation cycle, but perhaps that is a factor in some other way?

    How about multicoloured, including monkeys AND ladybirds? I mean, neither creature is exactly gender-specific, it's not like putting princesses on a quilt. She could be giving birth to a male future entomologist!
    It's the pink she wants with her lady bugs that presents a problem. lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrannieAnnie
    Quote Originally Posted by suern3
    Just have to ask, what makes you so sure it is a boy?
    I've already had 3 grandsons.
    My sister has two grandsons.
    My brother had one grandson.
    The only girls we've got are steps--which is good, but we don't have granddaughters of our own.

    Now--------the daddies determine the sex. My son in law is one of two brothers. And his dad is one of two brothers.

    Which would you bet on???????????????

    tee hee
    I see where you're coming from! Still, you never know. If they only had two children, they just stopped before the girls got there.:)

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    Girls like monkeys too.

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