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Monday, December 12, 2011

The Hearts are finished!

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Thank you all so much for your kind words, prayers, and concerns for our little guy. As I type this it is Sunday p.m almost midnight. He's running around the house like crazy acting as if he's been pumped full of caffeine. It is way past his bedtime but no amount of rocking or reading is calming him down so I give up. I guess he feels good and is going to enjoy it until he crashes.

Last night he did not get better. It was toss and turn and moan and groan and cry all night long. Normally he sleeps through the night. Today he was just lazy and cuddly and had stomach problems. This evening he got better and is making up for lost time I guess. It's nice hearing him laugh!

I wanted to share with you that Friday I finally got the Heart Charity quilt pieced together. I could not get a full photo because it's large and my design wall is in a hallway. I couldn't stand back far enough! I always try to make my quilts oversized. I want the recipient to be able to cuddle and snuggle without any toes sticking out.

I think it turned out beautifully and I like just the simple sashing/no border. 
( I know I have a ton of new followers so I best explain. This quilt was made by a whole bunch of us when I did a foundation paper piecing Learn A Long here on the blog. The blocks are from women all over the world.)

The quilt is now on it's way to Marcia's.
She donated the sashing, batting, backing and is going to do the longarm work.
After that it will be on it's way to Southern Mo to a lady that has Leukemia. 
I'll tell her story more when Marcia gets the quilt finished and I post it.


Vroomans' Quilts said...

Glad the little guy if feeling better. And the quilt is wonderful.

Quiltin' Sandy said...

Hi Tonya- over here it is Monday and 11pm. I am just about to head off to bed, but saw your blog comment and want to say I am SO happy that your little guy seems better. I would still see a different doctor though if you need to go back again, which I hope and pray you don't. Hugs from " Down Under" Sandy.

Marcia - Crafty Sewing and Quilting said...

I love how the pink lattice strips really make the hearts stand out! It will definitely be a colorful quilt for her to cuddle up with. I can't wait to get it and quilt it with soft lines and warm batting. I like to think about the person who is receiving the quilt as I am quilting in and will share prayers for her as I do it. You have some very generous friends sharing so many beautiful heart blocks from all around the world!

Snoodles said...

Please let me echo Sandy's comment...don't even think twice about it if he feels bad again. Go to a different dr!! I know it must be pure joy to hear him giggle and run around - hope he stays healthy for a good while! Hugs to you!

Belinda said...

Oh the quilt is magnificent! I adore it. You did an excellent job. So glad Stephen is better!!!!

Carrie P. said...

that is a good sign that he is running around. will keep praying for complete healing.
Great top. It is fun to look at each heart.

Christine M said...

Glad to hear Stephen's feeling a bit better. The quilt looks lovely Tonya. It's come up so well.

Heather said...

The quilt top turned out so nice! Great job (everyone). :) And I'm glad Stephen is feeling better too.

KatieQ said...

It must be a relief to see your little guy feeling better. I hope he stays that way. He's already had more than his share of sickness this year.
The quilt looks great. I'm sure it will provide a much needed hug.

Pat said...

So pleased to hear Stephen's feeling better.
The quilt looks outstanding! xx

charlotte said...

Hi Tonya. I read your previous post about Stephen. I have a daughter who was sick when she was a toddler and I knew what it was, because her older sister had had it as a toddler. The doctor ran tons of tests and there was a similar incident of holding her down like they did to your Stephen. They finally listened to me and we got it resolved. Amazingly, I was right all along. Hang in there and assert yourself on his behalf as much as you need to. Doctors don't know everything! That is my mantra. Your heart quilt is lovely, by the way. I was the comment the other day that used to live in KC. I remember Cameron. Drove by it on my way to college...way back in the day. Blessings to you all.

Linda said...

So, so glad Stephen is feeling better! The hearts quilt is beautiful! Can't wait to see it all quilted!