The Five of Us, Spring 2014

The Five of Us, Spring 2014

Pea's Quilt

After the frustration with not being able to get Pea's quilt just right, I had let it sit for some time without working on it. I picked it up again late last week and finished the quilt top.

Now I'm both nervous and excited to embark on the adventure of hand-quilting for the first time! I'm hoping to find a few spare minutes (or hours!) to head to a local quilt shop to browse different patterns and supplies. Maybe I can get this done in time for her (July) birthday?!

4 comments:

Stefanie said...

Rachel this is SO beautiful. How do you get things so perfectly lined up?

Stefanie

Rae said...

Well, Stefanie, it took several tries! My mom bought me a book on good quilting techniques for Christmas and this pattern was the first project--practicing precise 1/4" seams. You have to cut carefully and sew carefully. Then rip it out if its wrong! I'm pleased with how it turned out. There is a little flaw in it, but I won't tell you where to find it! Let's see how I do with the actual quilting!

Harriet said...

Rachel! Seriously?! Is there anything that you CAN'T do? You are an amazing woman! You have so many awesome giftings/talents! I wouldn't even know where to begin to quilt! Saia will have that to then pass down to her children; what a gift!

Rachel said...

what a beautiful quilt for a beautiful girl from a beautiful mom!

My Man and Me

My Man and Me
married 7/7/2001

Punk

Punk
ours through biology, born 7/25/2004, home 8/1/2004

Pea

Pea
ours through adoption from Liberia, West Africa, born 7/15/2005, home 10/25/2007

Pup

Pup
ours through domestic adoption, born 1/15/2011, home 2/10/2011, final 8/3/2011

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  • 9/24/08 Home study update home visit for Ghana adoption
  • 10/15/08 Dossier sent to AOHG
  • 10/15/08 I600A application sent to USCIS
  • 10/30/08 First heard about possible domestic private adoption
  • 11/18/08 Last spoke with contact about possible domestic adoption; expected to hear back about meeting with birthmother
  • 12/3/08 Withdrew application from AOHG
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  • 4/11/09 Sent Pre-Application to Covenant Care Adoptions for Domestic Infant Adoption program
  • 6/8/09 Social worker visit to update home study from International to Domestic
  • 7/24/09 Received completed home study update
  • 8/25/09 Went "on the list" for birthfamilies to choose from
  • 4/28/10 Found out a birth mom had chosen us
  • 5/8/10 Met the birth mom
  • 5/11/10 Got the call that birth mom changed her mind
  • 5/19/10 Birth mom's scheduled c-section
  • 11/30/10 Visit from DSS sw about foster parenting
  • 11/30/10 Got the call that another birth mom had chosen us
  • 12/21/10 Met with the birth mom
  • 1/15/11 @1:42 PM BB was born!
  • 1/19/11 ICPC (interstate) paperwork sent to GA for approval
  • 1/31/11 ICPC Clearance Approved
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