Monday, August 20, 2007

Family Time

A couple days ago we spent time with family. Guess how many of us? (hint: trick question.. some might have put shoes back on.) It was a farewell to BIL who is moving to another state. We enjoyed good food, a lot of laughs, and a good time all around. I gave BIL the quilt I had promised him for Christmas (only 8 months late - not so bad, do you think?)!

Here's BIL with his quilt:

At the end of the day most of us went to see Tiny Boy who is still in the NICU at the hospital. He has gained some weight and even graduated to the next size of diaper! (Remember my picture of his tiny diaper a couple weeks ago?) He seems to be doing very well, with little ups and downs along the way which he weathers just fine. They hope to have him home by the end of September. Thanks for thoughts and prayers that I know some readers sent his way!

Isn't he a beauty?

Mommy's pats her little boy.

Here's the preemie blankie I made for him. If he keeps growing, it'll soon be too small for him! Way to go, Tiny Boy! That's the goal!

And look at this! He got this super cute quilt from someone... all the preemies get a donated quilt - I thought it might be from Project Linus, but there was no label on the quilt, so who knows. Maybe just some random, thoughtful person! I love this cute pattern. I've never seen it before. Have you?


Beertje Zonn said...

What a lovely baby boy and what a beautiful quilt.
Kind Regards,


Knitted Gems said...

So glad to hear that the Wee One is getting bigger and stronger.

The puppy dog quilt is adorable.

Alice I. said...


The little guy is looking good! He looks like a fighter.

The quilt you made for BIL is wonderful. Eight months isn't bad, either. I still have some I started years ago that are still waiting to be finished!

I see you joined the Secret Santa swap......I did too! I'm really excited about it since it is an international swap. It ought to be fun!


Alice I.

Heather said...

Carol, I haven't stopped by to read your blog in awhile and only just read about little Derrick. He is absolutely precious! I'm so happy to hear that he's growing and seems to be doing so well. I'll surely keep him in my prayers.

Anonymous said...

Hi there. This is the first time I've visited your blog - I was attracted by the quilting and by the name of your blog.

I have to say I just adore the quilt you made for BIL. The colours are divine.

And the little guy is lovely!!


Anonymous said...

Hi Carol!

The pattern for the little quilt is "There's a dog on my quilt" by Billie Lauder.


Floss said...

Happy to hear the tiny boy is growing.

All the quilts look great.
Love the puppy one.

Tracey in CT said...

Cute baby, cute quilts! I was going to mention that I thought the puppy pattern is from Billie Lauder, but I see that someone else already said that!

Anonymous said...

Those are great pictures of my CUZnephew. He looks so sweet, and I think he can't wait to snuggle up in those quilts. And is it just me, or is he really starting to look like his mother?

I like your quilt for my uncle. Hope you are having a great week. I like your blog.

And PS Jane Addams is my hero too. Seriously.