Saturday, August 23, 2008

It's Done!!

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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!
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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!!!!!

 

33 comments:

Sherri said...

Oh Michelle, we ARE kindred spirits!

I have Olivia's and Mia's squares just sitting on top of my dresser in my bedroom....for how many years now? Well, Mia's only been in our hearts for 2 years now. But I've felt horrible that I haven't gotten it done.

Maybe it isn't too late to do it after all.

Your quilt looks wonderful!

Have a great weekend, friend!

sherri

Denna said...

The quilt is beautiful. I wish I had done that for Brooke.

Waiting for Mia Hope! said...

WOOHOO!!!! The quilt turned out beautiful and Ella looks oh so proud of it. Love the last photo of Ella wrapped up in her 100 good wishes! How every mother collecting for a 100GW quilt dreams of the day that will happen. I now have squares sitting here for 3 quilts and I do sew. You are well ahead of me my friend! Thank you for donating to the auction. You are the Amazing Michelle!!!

Tiffany said...

The quilt is gorgeous and the photo of Ella wrapped in her quilt is equally gorgeous.

I love the beautiful dress on the auction.

Michelle said...

The quilt turned out great!! It is nice that the girls got to see what went into making them.

I love the OCAAT auction site, too. What a great thing for Daleea and all the other donors to do. I just purchased a dress and I can't wait to get it in the mail!

Isabella's Mommy and Daddy said...

LOVE Ella's 100 Good Wishes Quilt...
I am sooo excited to get Isabella's done..
Just waiting for all of the squares.. I have a while before she is here..
Love the dress.. I always get outbid..
Have a Great Weekend.
Hugs..

Walker said...

Oh how special! The quilt is something she will cherish forever!

Have a Great Weekend Michelle!!

Crazy Mama said...

Just beautiful!! What a blessing and statement of love. I too wish that I would have taken the time to devote to a 100 good wishes quilt. It is not too late!! Perhaps I can start NOW. 100 is now 200 for both of our China QT's. Thanks for sharing.
Love,
Shanna

Steffie B. said...

beautfiul quilt......I can't wait to put my next one together....well...I too, will need to find some one to do that! lol

Somewhere In The Sun said...

The quilt is just beautiful!! It's a precious keepsake. And YOU are wonderful for donating the dress for the auction!

~Lynn

OH MY #6 said...

Just gorgeous!

Lea
xo

sara said...

Michelle,

I LOVE the 10 Good Wishes Quilt! I noticed that we have some of the same squares :) I LOVe going through our album and looking at the quilt!! it is fun because now a lot of the people I exchanged with as a swap, I know on the internet! Fun!!

a Tonggu Momma said...

Gorgeous!!! Ours is almost done, too. I can't wait to show it off.

missy said...

What a beautiful good wishes quilt! It sure did take a lot to get made, which makes it all that more special.

I love the picture of Ella wrapped up in it. Such a sweetie pie!

Denise C said...

Oh I love it! It really turned out so very colorful and pretty! Looks like Miss Ella loves it too!!! She's wrapped up in all that "LOVE"!
Sweet Blessings, my friend!!!

Paula said...

The quilt is so pretty. What a treasure for your girls to have those.
I love that dress you donated to Chinese Starfish!

The Byrd's Nest said...

Oh Michelle....how beautiful! I know she will cherish it forever!

Mom To Six said...

I love the quilt!!! We have Anna Grace's squares sitting in a box under the bed awaiting to be put together by SOMEBODY. I definitely need to get that done.

Hugs,

Ohilda

Krista ~ Bits and pieces said...

Good for you for getting it all done. It is so adorable!!! I wish now that I had made one for Bella!

mommy24treasures said...

oh its beautiful!!!!!

Kowalczyk said...

Thinkin about you my sailing friend! Nancylee

Shawnstribe said...

Michelle the quilt is stunning.
Its been well worth the wait, and for the children to be part of it makes it extra special.
xxx
s

Colleen said...

A beautiful quilt for a beautiful little girl!!!!

holly m. said...

Michelle!!

Ella's quilt is beautiful!! I still have to gather squares for Anna's quilt, so even though it took you 3 yrs., you're alot farther along than me!!! :)

Oatsvall Team said...

well, i didn't even go there for either girl ... i have not clue on what goes in a quilt, how to do a square, etc ...lol ... so you are a queen compared to me ...

it is beautiful and i am sure she will love it !!!

I am a huge fan of Daleea's creations and can vouch for her amazing skills!

Jewels of My Heart said...

Oh, Michelle, Ella's quilt is so beautiful.... she looks so proud! What a treasure...
Thank you again for purchasing the dress from me and for donating it.... the Lord is using you to rain down blessings upon my family and the children...
Hopeyou are well my friend... I haven't started Hannah's quilt... only have about 30 squares. lol
God's Peace,
Love,
Daleea

sara said...

Michelle,

Do it! Do it! (homeschool your babies :))LOL!

Sharon said...

That is gorgeous!!!! I am giving you an awrd.. so be looking...

Ronda said...

Michelle,
Ella's quilt turned out so cute and she seems to love it! I love any causes that deal with open heart surgeries in China. Earlier this year, I posted about LWB annual heart art auction. Thanks for this information-I will definately stop by and take a look.
Ronda

Nikki said...

The quilt is absolutely beautiful -I wish I had done one of those for Lily! I absolutely love it! And, it looks like Ella does too. sweet girl.
XO

AZMom said...

Beautiful quilt. That was something that was not around when Bug came home. I'm glad she can enjoy it now. :-)

Amie said...

Came to you via Monica's blog, I think. :)

WOW- i am impressed with the quilt. I still have squares in the basement from before my daughter Grace came home..ummm 2 years ago. ;) You might inspire me to search them out. :)

You have a BEAUTIFUL family.

Blessings!

:)
Amie
www.heart-smiles.blogspot.com
p.s. love the blog look

my3 kids said...

Well I am glad to see that I am not the only one who didn't do Emma's quilt right away either...actually you beat me as I still have all my squares awaiting. I feel guilty at times about it but know that one day it will be done and I look forward to that day:) Ella's turned out very nice Michelle. Thanks for your loving comment regarding my sweet Kira. We are so happy to know all is well. Hugs to you my friend and chat really soon. Love Janice

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