Saturday, March 20, 2010

Most people have 9 months...

Most people have 9 months to prepare for a baby. Sometimes a baby will come early and shorten the preparation time, but the majority of the world has 9 months.

We had 9 days...just 9 days to prepare for this. Although we have been waiting for years and years, 9 days is just not a lot of time.

Landon Kyle Jacobs
3/5/10 at 1:58pm
8lbs 2oz and 19 inches long

We have the most amazing birth mother ever. She is an amazing woman who we hope will always be a part of our lives. We are so grateful and humbled that she chose us.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

I finally did it. I finished the last denim quilt for Ryan's 3 siblings. I would say I'm done making denim quilts, but I will probably end up making a few more in my lifetime. I still want to make a new one for me. I made my denim quilt more about 20 years ago and it has had a good life, but eventually it will need to be retired and replaced.

Did I mention I love flannel?

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

I am addicted to flannel

I love flannel. I love looking at flannel. But even more I love buying flannel. Which would explain the 4 boxes of flannel I have sitting in my craft room closet. I can't help it. I can't resist buying it. Mostly I make flannel baby blankets and sometimes doll blankets, but most of the time it just sits in a box waiting for me to actually have a child so that I can use it.

Since the whole kid thing wasn't happening for us, I started making flannel baby blankets and giving them away. It was actually therapeutic for me. And it enabled me to continue to buy more flannel to feed that addiction.

I've had several friends the last few months have babies and I decided I need to send a flannel baby blanket their way. These are a few of the ones I've gifted in the last few weeks.