August 30, 2005



That is so sweet! I hope it all goes swimmingly, good luck. I'm sure he's going to love it.


Do it for the satisfaction of your child one day telling a friend, "My mommmy made this for me".


I really love that you feel that way about a quilt--I think sometimes people don't understand all the love and warmth that goes into just making a quilt for someone you love. I'm sure your son will treasure it for years and years to come; knowing that someone he loves so much made it especially for him! Not to mention, it'll have such beautiful fabrics! :)


You wrote that so well... and with so much love, that I nearly cried all of my tears out. I felt so much the same as you describe when I was pregnant with my daughter. You just put it into words so much better than I ever could. Thanks for sharing this post with us. It certainly touched my heart a great deal. Hugs, Ez


What a beautiful post.I can't wait to see the finished quilt from that amazing fabric. Most of the things I make are for my children and what you wrote today captured my feelings about the whole process too.

joy madison

I have the chills....that was beautiful, as is the quilt. I feel a strong connection to this entry, which I'm guessing most moms will feel. Thanks for putting it into words and onto the screen.


Beautifully written, Alison! Max is a lucky, lucky boy. I love the colors and can't wait to see the progress.


just beautiful. exactly what a quilt should be...


that entry was beautiful and perfectly written. it brought tears to my eyes as i thought about what my pregnancy will be like. thank you for such a poetic take on motherhood and quilting!


that is so beautiful and i totally understand where you are coming from. I knitted a blanket for my little man with the same thoughts - he grew bigger than the blanket very fast, but it is something to keep and be cherished. and those fabrics, just gorgeous.


ohhh lovely fabric, lovely story


i totally connected with everything you have said in this post. so beautifully written and thoughtful. i am sure he will love the quilt too. I still have Otilija's half finished quilt and never started one for orlando - though of course with the intention to do so one day.


wow. i can't wait to see the finished quilt!! this is so exciting.


Oh goodness, that part about Max tracing the stitches with his fingers just about made me cry. Beautiful.


Such a lovely post. I love this part the most,

"preciousness of handmade items and the meaning they capture, and that it needn't be something which has to be made for a child's birth, but can be made purely for the hell of it, at any age, and that might give it more meaning"

Well said! I can't wait to follow along as you complete this special project.


what a beautiful beautiful post! it seriously (and geekily!) brings tears to my eyes when people realise the *importance* of handmaking things.

the finished product is going to be *incredible* i'm sure, not just because you made it with your own two hands, but because it will also contain the story of the creation of your child.


that's a beautiful story. i can totally relate. when i am sewing a baby blanket i feel closer to the spirit that will eventually attain it. well written too. i am glad that you often put down the knitting needles to pick up the pen and share something with us.

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