Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Baby Eve

My first cousin once removed, Liz, was expecting baby #5.  The baby girl was due March 8, 2014. 

Little did Liz know that when she was 26 weeks and 4 days into her pregnancy, on December 3, 2013, baby Eve would enter this world. (On that day my own daughter turned 30. She too was born a little early. Three weeks was nothing compared to baby Eve.)

ONE pound and 15 ounces, that is only one ounce more than my jar of Miracle Whip. 

Speaking of Miracle, she is one. 

Baby Eve joins two brothers, ages 6 and 4, and two sisters, 9 and 11.  They are so excited for her to join them at home. But it will still be a while. 

Baby Eve  now  seven weeks old, is up to THREE pounds. 

It's been tough for her Mommy and Daddy, with Daddy working full time, Mommy with her own business, the 2 girls having swim meets, the oldest son in soccer, and one little guy that just doesn't understand why he can't hold his new baby sister. 

I think about them daily. Liz talks about the outpouring of love from neighbors, far away family, co-workers, and friends. I'm clear across the country from them (California to Missouri).  I see pictures of the tiny miracle and I felt she would soon need a warm quilt. 

So I stepped up to the plate machine and made one for her.

Thanks to my friend Mara, who gave some of the alphabet fabric to my friend Margie, who in turned shared it with me, I had the makings of a quilt. Well partially, I did add some fabric.  

I even pieced the back to add some charm to it. 

I'm still a newbie with my embroidery machine, but I managed a quilt label. 

Today cousin Liz received the surprise quilt in the mail. So now I can blog it!

If you'd like to keep up with her progress and maybe drop her Mommy and Daddy some encouraging words, you can visit her blog here. Eve Maria.


Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

It's beautiful! Eve is a miracle, my friends daughter gave birth early also, her baby weighed 2 lbs 6 oz & I thought that was tiny! Bless both of them!

I just listed a quilt too! I love the baby quilt& the embroidery looks great!

Pop over when you have time! Have a nice day!

Deanna said...

What a special gift to a miracle from God. The quilt is beautiful, just like your heart of gold.

Lise said...

I'm so happy to hear Eve Marie is doing well. And now she'll be able to stay cozy and warm with that beautiful quilt you made for her, a treasure for a treasure!

StitchinByTheLake said...

Such a scary time for them! They're going to love this quilt and their little miracle will be a doll wrapped up in it. blessings, marlene

Barb said...

What a special quilt that will be for them. Hope she keep gaining and will be home soon.

Barb said...

What a special quilt that will be for them. Hope she keep gaining and will be home soon.

Vicki Lane said...

Such a lovely welcome for a little miracle!

GerryART said...

Patti, thirty eight years ago our good friends were expecting their first child in March,
You guessed it
End of December Conrad entered this world
At two pounds
He's now 38 years old
A surgeon
And a new father
I'll be sending Positive Thoughts and Energies toward her happy homecoming soonest.

Val said...

Oh I loved hearing about the miracle! God is good. Love the quilt! And thanks for welcoming me back to blogging! Have had so much going on. Looking forward to good things.