Ella's 100 Good Wishes Quilt is finally done...woohoo!!! Can you tell how excited we are about this?! I started collecting her squares back when we were DTC for her, which was almost exactly 3 years ago. The squares have sat.... and then were shipped to another state to be sewn into a quilt....then shipped back after sitting for more months as the lady could not do the quilt....then they sat for some more. Finally, my MIL sewed the squares together and then a church group did the quilting and my MIL finished it off for us. So, you will see why we are so happy that it is finally done. It is nothing fancy as far as quilts go, but I can not sew at all so had to find people to help, which is harder than it sounds. Anyway, we are just so happy to have it done and I will say this....the good side to it taking so long to get done is that Ella was very much a part of watching HER quilt be put together and she just loves it! Sophie's is being quilted as we speak, so she will have her own quilt to enjoy!
As we were anxiously collecting squares for Ella's quilt and waiting for her referral and then our TA, we were unaware that she... was... at the very same time... undergoing open heart surgery in China. Her heart surgery was funded by a non-profit organization called, The Tomorrow Plan. There are so many babies in China that need life saving surgeries and all though there are many organizations that help fund these surgeries...there still is not enough funding to help all of the children that need it and all of the children that deserve a chance at a tomorrow.
If you have not had the privilege of visiting this auction.....please do!! The dress below was just donated...isn't it beautiful! Won't you please visit the auction and bid on one of the many items listed and know that you will be helping one of the children who so need your help!
Hope your week-end is wonderful!!!!!
Saturday, August 23, 2008
posted at 9:51 AM