Months ago, my dear friend Krista (aka lolablueocean/k2/SeattleKrista) organized a private group of other amazing friends on flickr and set forth to make me a baby quilt. After I received the quilt, I was invited into the group and got to see all of the planning and discussion that went into their collaboration. Each person made a block or two, and then Krista joined them together, added many more of her own blocks, and completed the quilt. (Knowing how busy she is with her work and her own family, I'm still amazed that she pulled this off.) It's double sided and much larger than just a baby quilt. I've wrapped myself up in it and plan on it keeping both me and the new baby warm during what I expect to be many middle of the night nursing sessions.
Avery, Claire, and Cooper received the sweetest gifts as well. They felt so special to be included in the package.
I've said it before, and I'll say it again-- the friendships I've made through this blog and flickr are just as real and meaningful as the ones I have with friends that I get to see in person. I've been lucky to meet a few of my online friends and am excited to meet more in the future. I feel so grateful for each one of you!
So thank you again Krista, Felicity, Carol, Amy, Penny, Tamiko, Jenny, Angela, Kerry, Amber, Anna, Krista, Dan, Muriel, Marilyn, Lucinda, Suzanne, Charise, and Pat. You sure know how to make a big old pregnant lady feel good. Well, after all the crying was done anyway. xo