The Five of Us, Spring 2014

The Five of Us, Spring 2014

Elizabeth, Part I

15 March 2010

I started a new quilt the other day. Well, I don't know if I can really call it "new." I bought the pattern and the fabric in WI. So, it's been sitting here for a while. It is comprised of two dozen different fabrics worked into Delectable Mountain squares, Sawtooth Star Squares, and Four-Patch squares. The Mountains and Stars mean there are a lot of triangles and points to be careful of. It's the most complicated quilt I've ever undertaken (not that there have been a lot, mind you). Just the cutting took a couple hours.

So, yesterday afternoon I sat down to start the sewing and I realized my first big oops of the project. See these 12 pale 6&7/8" squares? See the 48 pink triangles on top? Yeah, well, the 48 triangles are supposed to be 12 more matching-size squares! Ooops!

I don't have big enough scraps to fix my error with the same fabrics and since I bought them so long ago, I'm sure I'll never find the same ones again. So, I guess the fabric count just went from 24 to 28! Tomorrow morning will find me scouring the fabric shops around town for just four pinks that blend harmoniously into the color scheme. I'm so afraid that I won't be able to find the right shades and my blunder will become very obvious.
Wish me luck!


My Man and Me

My Man and Me
married 7/7/2001


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


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


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

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Round Two Timeline

  • 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
  • 1/6/09 Found out another family had been chosen for possible domestic adoption
  • 1/21/09 USCIS fingerprinting appointment
  • 1/8/09 Received USCIS fingerprinting appointment notice
  • 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
  • 2/10/11 Placement Ceremony and Pup comes home!!!!
  • 8/3/11 It's Official! Pup's Adoption Decree was issued