Monday, July 14, 2008


Mia was given a very special gift yesterday ~ the gift was from Meaghan Grace and it was her 100 Good Wishes Quilt (I call it a quilt of love). At my shower last August, Meggie's mommy sent out a letter to our family and friends (unbeknowst to me) asking for a quilt square and a good wish note for Mia. She collected all the squares and notes and put them in a gorgeous scrapbook for Mia. It was a labor of love which Michelle's Aunt Sue continued: Aunt Sue has been sewing and crafting Mia's quilt over this past year and presented it to Michelle a few days ago while they were on vacation.

Michelle and her family came by yesterday for a BBQ and they presented Mia with her quilt. I am having a hard time putting into words the feelings I had when we opened the quilt. I was amazed at the details and then I started recongizing the squares. "Oh, that is from my grandfathers bathrobe that my grandma made him!", "and that, that is a piece from an apron I made my mom when I was little" and so on. . .

First off, Mia was given a smaller quilt for her to use and carry around. Aunt Sue crafted a kitty cat out of Mia's first dress - I am still amazed, how did Aunt Sue know Mia loves cats!? Oh boy, did Mia love this carry around quilt!! She hugged it and loved it ~ she really appreciated it!!

The dark brown on the cat is from the underskirt
of Mia's first dress. The butterflies are made from the dress itself.

"Kitty, I love you!"

She hugs the kitty!
One side has hearts with strips of the fabrics.
The hearts have lace trim and intricate details!

This side has each quilt square we were sent!
Yes, Mia has wrapped herself in her small quilt!
Can you tell she loves it?!
Mia points out the panda bears!

Michelle shows me Aunt Sue's "plans"

Mia's 1st dress,with a piece from the belt on it!

Making herself comfortable
It was so nice to spend some time with our friends, as they have been on vacation the past 2 weeks. The kids enjoyed the pool and each others company ~ they all get along so well. What a blessing!

Itsy bitsy flowery bikini

Mia & Meg floating

The big boys had a ball swimming and playing sports.

The little boys get along so well also.
Here, they watch their big brothers!

They loved getting filthy together too!

The first of many nights
Mia is wrapped in the love of her quilt :)

*We will treasure this gift of love always ~ we have been blessed in so many ways, one of which is with the friendship our girls created; even before they came home. Thank you all !


amy said...

Beautiful! What special pictures..Her quilts are just awesome

Michelle said...

So happy you love it!! Mia was too precious as she smiled, pointed and wrapped herself up in her new quilt. It truly is a gift of love -- we love you all!

PletcherFamily said...

The quilt is just beautiful! I am still finishing Cainan's! I would love to pick Aunt Sue's brain on the quilting detail she does. AMAZING

Colleen said...

Ohhhh how very beautiful down to every last detail! That is adorable how Mia loves her quilt! We also have a smaller version of Faith's quilt (the lady that made her quilt surprised us with it) and we brought that with us to China.
What a very special day for all of you! Love the bikini!

redmaryjanes said...

Wonderful photos! Your little girl is just darling.
Thank you for your comment about Dawn's shower for Lucy Joy.
Just come by my blog on Saturday between 11am and 2pm Eastern and leave a comment saying that you would like to rsvp. That way we know that you were there and I can get Dawn's address to you so that you can send a gift. We will be chatting back and forth in the comments, so you are welcome to jump in and talk with us for a while. : )

Melissa said...

How very beautiful, how very special!

Choosing Happiness said...

What a beautiful quilt. You and Michelle are so lucky to have each other:)


Ronda said...

What a beautiful and treasured gift...and a talented friend. Love the pictures.

redmaryjanes said...

Hey there Joanne,
We are looking for you at the shower. Come on back if you can today : )