My due date came and went yesterday without the arrival of our much anticipated little one. Miss C. and Master W. were both late babies, so I'm not at all surprised that I'm still at home running around in a sort of crazed nesting mode. I've been cleaning the house like crazy, doing laundry, changing sheets and even managed to sew up a quilt top in the last few days.
Waiting for baby is not torturous for me (I can't say the same for my sweet hubby, though. The wait is killing him!). I am content to wait until the baby is ready. And even though my due date didn't bring me my baby, I did unexpectedly receive wonderful gifts from two very dear friends of mine.
The first gift was a surprise package in my mailbox. My dear friend, Robyn, whom I met through her blog sent me the most wonderful children's book. 'One Special Day' is a book about a little boy named Spencer who is a wild and carefree kind of kid. The author and illustrator do a masterful job describing Spencer: he is loud, he is wild, he is funny. And one day, something changes and he is something new: he is a big brother... and he is gentle.
The second gift came later in the evening when my best friend's husband dropped by (we live about three hours apart and he was in town unexpectedly to visit his father who is ill, so he couldn't stay long to visit) with a beautiful hospital gown and matching pillowcase that my wonderful best girlfriend had sewn for me this week.
I was so touched yet again by the thoughtfulness of this gift. My sweet friend, who is dealing with many friends and family members who are seriously ill right now, took time to make something to make my impending hospital stay more comfortable. She is selfless and thoughtful to the core; I love her dearly and cherish our nearly 25-year-old friendship.
I'll be working on both quilts as time permits after the baby comes. This first top came together in just a few days and is for my hubby's best friend and his two little girls (ages 2 and 4.5), who are going through a tough time right now. I thought perhaps they – and the girls in particular – could use something cozy for reading, movies or just spending time together. The second top will be for my own family and I can't wait to cozy up underneath it after it's finished.
I'm sure it's going to take me a long time to get around to finishing them, but I've made a good head start!