Friday, August 31, 2007

Ta Daaaa!!!!

It is T's birthday but I received quite a gift! Look what is DONE!!! I told Betty (quilter extraordinaire) that I might be by with my MIL to 'visit' the quilt on Friday but made sure that she knew that she was under no pressure whatsoever to have it done by then. So, you can imagine my surprise when I was able to take it home with me today! I am absolutely thrilled with how it turned out! Now, all we need is our Meili!!!
You are probably all very familiar with the front by now so here is a peek at the back. I couldn't resist the ladybug flannel when I came across it at the fabric store. I don't have a good picture of it but I love the way the red ladybug stitching looks running through it. I hunted high and low for a scrapbook to use for the wishes. I would have settled for something red but when I saw this, I just had to have it! I know that there will probably come a day very soon when I won't care if I see a ladybug ever again but for now, I'm going with it!
Here's a closeup of the tag... I realize that we won't have Meili home or even have her referral in 2007 but I thought the tag should personalize the quilt and document when it was completed.
I'm still slowly putting our own family's wishes together. Here's mine. I can't wait to put the final touch on the scrapbook-a picture of the quilt with Meili sitting on it! If the latest rumors are true, it could be much sooner than we thought. I can't wait to see what Tuesday brings!!!

Thursday, August 09, 2007

It's Back...

and it's so close to being DONE!!! I love the ladybug stitching. I have never seen it done this way before but I love the way it turned out. The long-arm stitch lady did a great job and she said to tell Betty that she did a great job on the top-it was perfectly flat and square which made her job easy. (She showed me a different quilt that was up on her machine that was not square or flat and it was puckering up all over the place.) Now, I just wait for the embroidery lady to finish the tag for the back of the quilt and deliver it and the quilt to Betty for the final binding! This project has given me renewed hope for the adoption. The task seemed insurmountable as so many pieces had to fall into place-but they did. And all of the things that have to fall into place to complete our adoption will... and Meili will come home. Enjoy the pics.