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    Neat idea. Love Beatrice Potter! She will love it! :)

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    Congratulations! What a wonderful gift! I do not know about secrets as quilters.....lols! but I am in Texas and we are a tight family, it may work. I am so happy for you and your family! Beautiful!!

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    Congratulations!!! Sweet quilt and book idea. I'm sure your daughter will love it :)

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    Beautiful l quilt and congratulations on being a grandma....babies are so
    wonderful!!! I would wait and put the label on after so it is personalized.

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    I would put With Love from Grandma on the label, or whatever sweet name you want to be called!

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    I like the idea of writing on it now, and then if you are like me, you will just do some other quilts and such later, and you can write in another book about the birth.

    Being a grandma is such fun. I just adore my little granddaughter.

    Congrats to you.

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    That's so pretty....and so thoughtful of you. Your daughter will love it!.

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    That is precious!! It will be a treasure.

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    I'll keep your secret if you keep mine - Just found out last week that I am going to be a Great - Grandma. I wish they would have asked me first. I am too young for one thing and for another it would make my 95 year old mother a Great-Great Grandma!

    Ours is also in November - must've been a cold winter!!!!!!!!!!! Edie

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    Congratulations and what a beautiful quilt!

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    Congratulations. Your quilt is beautiful.

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    Congratulations grandma to be!!!! The grandchildren
    are sooooo precious. You have done a fabulous
    job on the quilt. I think I would wait until the baby
    is born to write any names or labels. But, that is
    only my opinion.

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    When I got pregnant with my first, my grandmother bought our baby a Bible Story Book..and wrote something like this in it (today my son now has it..and he said he loves reading what she wrote and shares it with his two children now) We don't know much about you, but we are so excited and can't wait to get to know you better..as our hearts are pouring love to you now.

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    Congratulations--what fun you are going to have. The quilt is beautiful.

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    That is a lovely baby quilt and congratulations on your 1st grandchild.

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    Your quilt is lovely, and the Beatrix Potter book is a perfect gift to accompany it. I am a grandma, and I suggest you wait until the baby is born to sign the book. It would be more personal to the child as he or she grows up, if you write a message that includes the child's name.

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    CONGRADULATIONS!!!!!!What an adorable quilt... I would wait until the baby was born. Being a granmom is the absolute gift that we can get from our children, I have 6 grandchildren and each one is precious....

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    What a perfect gift for Mother's Day. I'd give it now and put the label on later so it has your "precious grandchild's name" on it. Congratulations to you Grandma.....wishing you many "Memory Days."

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    I learned not to give anything until the baby is actually born, Sister in law lost hers at 8 months pregnant. No more gifts before any longer.

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    There is nothing better than Grandchildren!!!! I would probably wait on the label until you know the sex of the baby.

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    You know you will be making more quilts for this darling baby as he/she grows, so what about something like this: "To our firstborn grandchild who is still unknown to us...." or "As you grow, unknown to us..." or "Made as you quietly grow" or something sentimental like that. I think that would be really special.

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    I can keep a secret! It's a beautiful quilt! Your DD will love it for her first Mother to be Day. What a thoughtful gift for her! Your label can say, "Made with love by Grandma ________" or something like that. Congratulations!!! As the grandma of 13...that is nothing like a grandchild!

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    When I made a quilt last spring for our first grandchild-to-be I labeled it "To my darling granddaughter; we are holding you in our hearts until we can hold you in our arms. Much love from your Mimi."

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    Beautiful quilt and beautiful idea.
    She has shared the news with you, so she is as excited as you are and does not appear to be superstitious about it. Perhaps leave room on the quilt to add the label later.

    I made a quilt for our first grandchild and gave it to my daughter before the baby was born - added the label later. Everything turned out beautifully, and she is a freshman in college.

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    No offense meant to anyone but as someone who had 6 miscarriages and a stillbirth, I have to disagree about not giving something before the baby is born. I had baby clothes given to me that I clung to and if I had had a quilt, it would have helped me so much and it would have been precious to me. As it was, the things I had were passed onto my first child. It is natural to give gifts before a baby is born, especially from Grammas, so I think you should celebrate the joy of the anticipation of this wonderful event without thinking, "Oh, maybe this baby won't survive." Be positive and enjoy being a pre-Gramma and just have a ball planning. This time you share with your children will be long-remembered. Just my opinion.

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