I have these friends....they dated FOREVER, (7+ years) got married 4 years ago and tried, tried, tried to have a baby "the old fashioned way". Didn't work :( Last year they decided to try IVF....you get 3 chances and it is a lot of $ and still no guarantee of a baby.....the first two times did not work :(
But the 3rd time did!!! Yahoo!! A baby girl is on her way early August....right now they have named her "Cookie"....they will not name her until they see her darling face on her birthday!
Here is a picture that I stole off of the momma's facebook (I can do that right?) Isn't the crib set darling? The momma and poppa of "Cookie" are VERY outdoorsy, the type of people that camp in the snow (what? who would do such a thing?) and not in a camper! I wanted to make "Cookie" something special oh say like a quilt but I did not want it to be too girlie or too feminine so I went with browns, pinks and greens to stay with the nature theme of the bedroom. This is what I came up with....what do you think?
An up close shot, it is raw edge appliqued. I bought the pattern from Quilt Taffy (love these ladies) it is called Vintage Circle quilt by yoyomama designs. I don't know why I was so anxious about doing this....after it was all finished I loved it, at first I was FREAKED out it was going to look like crap.....you zig and zag all over the place and I was concerned that the back would be just a mess.....but smart me went with a very busy flannel backing and you hardly notice the stitching at all. No pins are used basting this quilt, you use spray on adhesive (dining room floor was a bit sticky) and glue sticks to paste the fabric pieces down then sew, sew, sew.
I think it turned out well, still a nice quilt but a bit more casual, no need to worry about getting it dirty, I want this to be used and loved and snuggled with.....I hope "Cookie" likes it....I sure liked making it for her and can't wait to meet her soon!
You can click here to see upclose pictures of the quilt :)