Thursday, October 18, 2007

Lots of Pink, and Tired Dogs on Thursday!

I think I finished quilting this blanket in record time -- eleven days!



This is the quilt that mom pieced and sewed, and I just did the hand quilting. The reason for the rush? A new baby, of course. Well, not the actual baby yet, just the baby shower, but a deadline is a deadline. It was so much fun, though. I kind of miss quilting. I haven't made a quilt since I discovered the joys of knitting socks. It is so much easier to throw a sock-in-progress in your handbag versus a quilt-in-progress. I have always carried large handbags, but one that would hold a quilt is too big, even for me!

Here is the new mom-to-be with the quilt...



...and here she is with the Debbie Bliss Alphabet Blanket I made.


It was a small shower (a "sprinkle", I suppose) and that was what made it really nice. Kris has two boys now, a 5 year old and a 3 year old. She had a third boy but he did not survive. Long, and very sad story, and we are all focusing on the positive right now, and what a miracle it is that she was able to get pregnant again, and carry the baby this far. She is 34 weeks, and is seeing specialists weekly--stress tests and ultrasounds for the baby, and a cardiologist for Kris. This little girl is due around Thanksgiving, and we will all be truly thankful for a happy, healthy baby and mommy.


Emma and Tara would like to have done something exciting and blog-worthy this week, but they are both just so exhausted from having company over to the house.



Jumping up on people...licking their faces...it's a lot of work, but somebody has to do it!

3 comments:

Nichole said...

Here's to a happy & healthy bouncing baby girl!

Knitting Mama said...

Looks like your gifts were well received!

Criquette said...

OMG - the pink blankie turned out beautiful! What a fantastic job. Sending out good thoughts for a healthy baby...