Friday, July 26, 2013

Baby Emma is Here!

My little girl was born Wed morning at 1:47 am (25 weeks) weighing only 1 lb 11 oz!  But she is doing great in the NICU.  I have never seen anything so tiny!  Meet Emma Grace - 

We are believing and trusting God to take care of her with leaps and bounds so she can come home!

Friday, July 19, 2013

Some sad news...

I just wanted to let my readers know that I will not be posting for quite some time.  You man know that I am pregnant with baby number 8.  I have been on bed rest for the last 2 weeks, the last week in the hospital.  We just found out that my water broke 2 weeks ago and didn't know it.  I also have placenta previa which is bleeding.  Anyway, I have to stay in the hospital until baby girl is born which is anytime from now to 34 weeks.  I'm only 24 weeks right now.  And then if she comes early, that means NICU and no sewing.
The no sewing part is bad, but I really miss my family who are an hour and a half away.  They do get to come see me once in a while.  So while I have 3 quilt tops done and 1 on the big lady halfway quilted, it will be a while until I can finish them.  But after baby girl is born and doing well, I will get back to sewing! Thanks for reading and have a great summer and start of fall!

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

A Request From a Princess

One day in a land far, far away (well actually it was the sewing room), a little princess came to the queen of the land and made a request.  "I need a quilt for my baby", she said.  "We can do that," the queen replied.  So I gave it some thought and decided it would be much fun for the princess to lay out her own quilt.  We pulled out all the scraps and she choose her favorites.   

The pieces were cut into 2.5 and 4.5 squares and the oldest princess came to help layout the blocks.  I intended to have only 6 blocks that were 8 inches, but oldest princess got confused and the blocks ended up being 12".  

Of course there is still part of the story that is needed to understand it completely.  My princess is only 3 years old.  She loves pink and purple.  Hence the pink in the quilt. (I don't have much purple scraps!)

She thinks she has a baby in her tummy (just like the queen) and this quilt if for her. Or him.  It changes regularly! Or maybe it is for the king as she let him use it once. But then she took it back...

She has now learned that all the pink squares can not sit by one another.  They need to be spread out!  That lesson only took 4 blocks to learn!  I hope my little princess still likes to put quilts together 10 years from now since my older 2 princesses don't care to do so!

To end the story, a picture of the quilt back also made of scraps.  It was quilted freehand loops and hearts. One quilt fit for a princess (or her baby) free of charge.

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