Meet the McNeil Family

Meet the McNeil Family

Friday, March 13, 2009

Beautiful Blanket

My very dear friend Michele and her mom made this beautiful blanket for me.  Soon after the kids were diagnosed, I asked Michele if she would be willing to make a quilt from baby clothing and other items I have saved for the kids.  I thought it would be a wonderful way to "warm myself with good memories".  They did such an incredible job!!  I was so excited when the box arrived yesterday.  I cried hard when I unrolled the blanket and went over each patchwork piece to remember where it came from.  Such good memories...

8 comments:

aprilfoolwed said...

Shannon - your quilt is beautiful - what a lovely piece to have!

Mom of 3 little princesses said...

shannon - that is sooo awesome. i hope to make one for each of my girls out of their baby clothes. (and we have several t shirt quilts made out of brian and my t shirts - got the idea from michele's friend, mia) what a wonderful gift that will make you happy for a very long time.

Whitney said...

So beautiful! That is a great idea and something I am sure you will treasure forever.

mykidsmomx4 said...

Beautiful. I know it is something you will cherish forever.

Lauren's first Christmas, I bought her dad a quilt that had 12 Solid blocks amidst the Christmas themed ones. I covered her hand in gold fabric paint and made a handprint on the first one. I also gave him the gold paint so he could do every year at Christmas for 12 years. That was way before Lauren was diagnosed or there was even a hint of a problem.

Cari said...

Wonderful idea!! I want one! I'm so glad you had a friend that could do this for you.

Valerie Nelson said...

That is a wonderful idea, Shannon! Such beautiful memories! I often snuggle with Caitlyn's quilt or stuffed lamb...it's comforting. This really is so beautiful, Shannon! Love, Valerie

Jenkins said...

Seriously FANTASTIC!

Ann said...

Shannon! That is awesome! The blanket looks so beautiful in the picture- I hope it brings you such peace thinking of all the wonderful memories :)