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Wednesday, June 9, 2010

#6: Our Last Grandchild (we've heard this song before)

About 5 years ago "someone" told her Dad (and I quote) "I hate to say I don't know how this happened!" Yup, just when they had bought their 'forever' house, both parents were well employed, there was light at the end of the day-care tunnel, Little Mister Christopher made his mark, changing everything. What was the perfect house for four now became cramped (did I ever tell you about the two dogs, three cats, hamster, aquarium and hermit crabs?).

Fast forward, Christopher has begun pre-school, big sister is ready for middle school, big brother is thriving...and....you guessed it!

I hope this hot-off-the-machine baby quilt is gender neutral. I know there is magenta in it but one can't just live in the blue corner of the spectrum. Apparently "we" will discover our November baby's gender next week, but I couldn't wait.

My favorite fabric in this little quilt is the magenta/green piece. It is Aboriginal Australian (ish) with a big ole jabaru (large tropical wading bird). Mr. Christopher's mother was our only child who was able to take a semester off and visit us when we lived in Australia. She loved it (of course) and has promised her husband and children that they will return someday. I'm sure she will like the reference in the very tropical, watery baby quilt. Oh, and they live in Florida so it's not like the quilt won't be in fashion.

So to our #6: WELCOME!

4 comments:

  1. How is it that you just know exactly what to say to make me cry. Thank you so very much and I know he/she will love it just as the others have loved every quilt they have received from their Cookie Grammy Diane. You really are a phenomenal woman Diane Wright and I love you more than words can express. You have been a blessing to everyone in this family, especially me. I am sending you a huge hug from very sunny south Florida.
    Hugs and Kisses
    Leslie

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  2. :D Congratulations to your ever-evolving family! And your quilt is so bright and wonderful--love the fabrics you combined--Baby? will love it!

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  3. Congratulations! And any baby will love this quilt -- the colors are fantastic! What a wonderful grandma this child will have!

    Diane

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