I am so so pleased to show this quilt. Mommy Neighborhood is my first ever bee quilt finish. It is also the first that I have mixed hand and machine quilting.
The texture of the hand quilting portion is pretty amazing. I only wish
I was a better photographer to capture the white on white.
But this Mommy Neighborhood quilt is so much more than the fabric choices and the quilting. I am grateful to my friends that made some blocks for me: Rachel, Sarah, Jessica, Anna, Keri, Karen, Vanessa, and Veronique. These and other online knitting friends (Katie, Laura, Suvi, Jennifer, Sindu, Charity, and Sheryl) were there for me during my pregnancy and ever since Henry was born. They all have children Henry's age and we've become friends through sharing our trials and joys in raising our kids. They were there for me through insomnia, severe infection, postpartum depression, anxiety attacks and Henry's diagnosis of autism. Their commiseration, humor, acceptance and encouragement have helped make me into the mom I am today.
Hillary Clinton said that it takes a village to raise a child.
This quilt will hang on my wall and remind me of the village that it takes to raise a mom.
Thank you, thank you, thank you to my friends.
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