Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Mr. Maverick

Another Butterfly Kiss....

This one is pretty special!

It isn't a blanket, but a special keepsake made by Newborns in Need, Inc.   It is a pretty neat organization, as far as I can tell!

This momma uses it to store
his photo, his original footprints, and a lock of hair.  
She sent it to me with just his picture. 

Basically, it is a cloth book with a ziploc bag sewn into the "binding".

I'm sorry not to show you his picture.  I wasn't sure if I could share!  But I am so glad she shared him with me!

The already embroidered fabric is so precious.

And I have to be honest, I loved the feel of the little ribbon that is the tie closure. 

It reminded me of how little these sweet gifts really are.

I also loved his chubby little prints.


Monday, August 22, 2011

Quilt Story (part deux)

I feel like I have been bombarding my blog with too many posts recently.

And none of them really relevant to each other!!!

But, I wanted to share that Quilt Story is featuring another quilt that I have made.

I am feeling a little extra special lately.

Especially, since the only WIP is my Hawaiian Quilted Throw Pillow right now!
I have a few quilts in my "to do" list.  The good thing is that I have fabrics and patterns chosen.  The bad?  I think they will stay in that stage for a while since school just started here!

But if you are willing to go down memory lane...


I had finished it just in time for the Blogger's Quilt Festival in May. 
What fun that was to see everyone's talent!

 A warm thank you to Heather and Megan for featuring my quilt!

They are very sweet!

  You should check them out!  I have a few of their tutorials and patterns bookmarked for "later" projects!

  Their blog and Etsy store are also exceptionally adorable too!

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Catching Up

Thanks to Button's help, I was able to finish quite a few blankets the past few days.

I have been behind due to all of the recent family activities.  
A few blankets arrived while we were gone and they have been steadily coming every week...which makes me sad.


Little Madaline Grace's blanket is a cutey.  

Another blanket made by Grandma.

From what I can tell, she hand quilted it. 

You know that I love that!

Due to the big teddy in the middle, I split her name to one side above the heart.

Then the feet and hand prints are on the opposite side surrounding the other heart.

Her momma blogs about her at Until I Get There....

The second set of prints I can share* are Mr. Wyatt's.

It is hard to believe that I have had this little guy's blanket for so long. 

It was one of the first few requests I ever received.  However, it has been a long process.  First, I received the blanket.  Then, it was months before I received his prints.

Like most things, it is sometimes hard for the mommas to gather their items and sending your prints to me.

It's alot to bring all of it back.

I am, very often, receiving things in parts. 
That's okay, though.

It is like the grief.  

It rarely comes at a convenient time.  It rarely comes all at once. 
And it is hardly predictable.

*Note: I embroider many more blankets then you actually see on my blog and FB.  On the request form, I always ask permission to share a blanket on my blog.  So do not fear that I will share something I have not received permission for!

Friday, August 19, 2011

Day of Hope

It is my second year to participate in the Day of Hope.

Spreading the word.........

Miss you and love you Jamie Lynn

Thursday, August 18, 2011

My Little Helper

 My Little Helper and I are finishing up embroidering big brothers' school uniforms with the school logo.

Next on the docket are some Butterfly Kisses blankets. 

He thinks I need some quilting tools.

Grainy photo with iPad.  Only thing I had handy!!!

Notice the one sock on, one sock off?

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Mr. Nicholas

I am so sad about this one....

Not because it didn't turn out well....

Just that I had to use the largest hoop I had on my machine. 
A multipostional hoop at that.
It requires me to do the project in two steps.

Why did I need such a large hoop?

Because his prints were much larger than I usually receive.  I think I am used to small little itty bitty prints. It isn't that his aren't small. They are definitely newborn standard.
It is just that it made me think about how hefty he must have felt in his momma and papa's arms.  

So yes.....just a little sad.

And to get around the thread competing with the print this time.  I decided to do it applique style.  That way his prints in off white thread really showed well on the brown cotton fabric background.

As always, I sure hope momma and papa enjoy "holding" him one more time.

Little Isaac

I never know what type of blanket will arrive at my doorstep. 

Large blankets
Small blankets
Fluffy blankets
Marshmallow blankets

Sometimes fabric because the momma has commissioned me to make a blanket for her.

This time?

A beautiful cross-stitched blanket by grandma!

I think my favorite was that there were a bunch of these.

It was a pleasure to do this for his momma!  

His prints were VERY detailed and made the editing process a bit interesting.

And, of course, I am always in love with any baby's feet!

You know you can't resist either!

Once again, I am honored that you mommas share a little bit of your little ones with me.  

I am so glad you do!

And thank you to Isaac's mom for the donation! My donation funds for Butterfly Kisses were getting low. It really helps with my shipping, stabilizer, and thread costs! 

It was greatly appreciated!!