Thursday, June 6, 2013

Hands to Help - Happy Chemo - The Babby Has Arrived!

Whew! I finally have a minute to breathe! Let me first reflect on the past three weeks, the happiest of my life.

Firstly D and I moved into our own place back on May 18th. It has been such an amazing adventure. I LOVE living alone with him. It's just that feeling of independence, I finally feel like an adult!
Second, D started school May 22nd. Not only that, but he's been getting A's on everything and he absolutely loves it! I am so incredibly proud of him and happy for him!
Here comes the big ones!!! Our engagement on May 25th! Wowza, I did not see that coming! Of course I knew we'd be engaged eventually, but not that day!!! It was the best surprise I have ever gotten!
Fourthly, babby Geo! Tuesday, June 4th George was born weighing in at 6 pounds 1 ounce of pure love! He is the sweetest baby ever! Congratulations to our closest friends Taylor and Suravi, we love you! By the way, being an auntie is SO fun. Spoiling Geo is becoming a new hobby of mine!

There's even more to celebrate in the coming weeks, such as the grand opening of the Hoppi Quilt Shop on June 18th, huzzah!

Now, to my Hands to Help quilt for Happy Chemo.

 I couldn't decide which backing I liked better, so I did both!

A HUGE thank you to Sarah C. for putting on this amazing charity drive for all of us quilters. My quilt is going to go to a cancer patient who is currently undergoing chemotherapy treatments. I'm not sure what the final measurements of the quilt are exactly. I mailed it out yesterday and seem to have misplaced the piece of paper that had all the info down, including spools of thread used and amount of fabric! I believe it was around 48x50. The minimum size was 45x45, I made it small so that the recipient can actually bring this quilt to chemo treatments and snuggle up. Chemo isn't exactly the most comfortable thing in the world, so I hope to bring at least a bit of comfort to this person's life. I used 100% organic bamboo batting and prewashed all the fabric in organic home made laundry detergent. Being clean when you have cancer is kind of a big deal!

It feels so good to know that I'm bringing joy to someone who is going through something so horrible. I included a gender neutral get well card with a personal note from myself.

Now that work is slowing down, I should be able to post more about what I'm quilting!!!
For now though...
Quilt on,

P.s I linked up with H2H, FMQ Friday, and Can I Get a Whoop Whoop , seriously though, can I get a whoop whoop for actually finishing this on time!!! ;)


  1. Alyx, that's so awesome! I love this quilt and just know that the recipient will be so happy with it! Thank you so much for participating this year, and I hope to see you back again next year!!

    PS Congratulations on all your good news, and I'll be interested to see your shop - virtual or brick-and-mortar?

    1. Thank YOU, Sarah, for finding these wonderful charities for us! Now that I'm prepared for next year I won't have to decide upon a charity, I can make one quilt for each!

      For now the shop is virtual until D graduates and we decide where we will plant our feet! We're undecided as to whether we'd like to stay on the east coast or make the trek out to Cali! Once that decision is made I will be finding the perfect spot for the brick-and-mortar shop hehe!
      Thanks again for everything!

  2. Awesome! How generous of you. I hope that the recipient receives as much comfort from it as you put into it. Well, I dont hope. I know.

    Glad things are going so well for you! You're living an amazing time in life with all the changes and new things coming your way. I imagine still nowhere but up.

    What's your man going to school for?

    1. Thanks, Sudre! This is the best time of my life!!! I also believe things will only get better for us, thanks!

      He's going to school to be an electronic engineer tech, so basically what the engineers think up on paper/computer he makes IRL. He's having a great time with it, it's a lot of math (which was my specialty in college) so I even get to help with home work and studying. All the engineering stuff is way over my head though LOL!

    2. Oh that's pretty awesome! I do the thinking up on computers and stuff and I'd far rather put my hands on actual things than boring old code. Good for him and glad it is fun for you too!

  3. So many exciting things right now! The quilt you made is awesome. I know Geo will love his! He hasn't had a chance to see it yet. Very proud of your amazing quilt work and happy for D! Whomever receives your quilt is going to be one happy kid!

  4. WHOOP! WHOOP!!!!!!!! I'm so happy for you!

  5. Congratulations! Such and exciting time...enjoy it! I love the Star Wars quilt and I doubly love that it will be going to someone undergoing chemo.


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