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Thursday, February 24, 2011

Help Needed

Well ladies... I'm pregnant!  It only took three IVFs, one FET, and countless injections over the last four years.  It still hasn't sunk in yet.  I keep waiting on the bottom to fall out and the test to be false.  I'm having an ultrasound in a couple weeks to do a head count.  I had two embryos put back so unless one split I could be having twins.


I know these colors are off, but heaven help me I couldn't get the camera to take a picture with the color right on.  With the "I love Mommy/Daddy", green stripe, and yellow checkered I'm going to make receiving blankets out of them.  I want to make a blanket out of the minky celedon fabric I'm making it a blanket.  My question for all of you is, how would you finish the edge?  Satin binding?  If so which color, white?  They don't sell it the same color as the fabric.  I thought about making bias tape, but then nixed the idea.  I've seen several blankets recently where they fold under the edges and sew them down.  Should I do that?  How would you finish it?


Here's the blanket I've been crocheting.  I did switch patterns from what I previously posted.  I went with Baby Baubles Baby Blanket.  The duck onesie is what I took to my egg collection.  I told the head nurse I just needed something to fill it.

So ladies, how would you finish the blanket?

16 comments:

Cathy said...

Congrats and blessings to you Jennifer!!! You'll believe it soon...if the morning sickness hasn't kicked in yet! :)

Creative disorganization said...

Wow,how wonderfull...stay relaxed and listen to music or radio...I know my mind just raced with excitement and that can make you very tiered...Satin is great as bub will suck and chew everything...and then my girl found a satin ribbon around a teddies neck was carming as she got older....god bless you all.
Cheers Nic

Jennifer said...

Cathy with still taking progesterone and estrogen, morning sickness arrived before the dr officially confirmed I was pregnant. Also with doing IVF my ovaries are swollen giving me a pregnant looking belly. Last time when someone asked how far along I was I would say 4 months when I was really 4-8 weeks; I didn't want to explain why I was already so big.

Donna said...

Wonderful news! Congratulations! Happy baby sewing/quilting/knitting!

Cynthia L. said...

Congratulations! This is wonderful news. I think anything you make will be wonderful, because it will be made with love!

Barb said...

That is soooo awesome!!! You already have the beginnings of some wonderful items for your baby......and a satin border would be nice??

Emma Thomsen said...

Congratulations! What fantastic news! Fingers crossed you don't have too much trouble with morning sickness. Satin edging would be lovely (my 3 little ones would always seek out the satin washing label on soft toys and blankets) from my monitor the blanket looks gorgeous!

Cathy said...

Ms Jennifer ~
Congrats!!! I am so happy for you :) Please keep us up to date!
I love the blanket you crocheted ~ the colors are so soft♥
In answer to your question, I agree, I think satin binding would be a good choice.
Found this tutorial for sewing a satin binding on a baby blanket ~
http://www.sewing.com/downloads/projects/bb4147.pdf

Hugz,
CJ♥♥

KatieQ said...

Congratulations! Sometimes blessings take extra time to appear, but they are always worth the wait.

Amy (Blighty Boutique) said...

wow, congratulations! x

Sandy said...

Congratty's hun! I love the onesie! CAUTE :)

Micki said...

Congrats! What wonderful news! I think a deep yellow border in satin would be lovely.
Micki

Aunt Pitty Pat's Fun said...

First off Congratulations Jennifer... Yes Jennifer I agree with Micki a lovely Yellow satin would really look lovely.
That Onsie is just adorable.. clever idea... as someone mentioned before what a great start for your baby items.

Angelle said...

Congratulations -- what a blessing!

ButtonMad said...

Congratulations! And what a lovely blog. Your crochet blanket is lovely...

incomparable said...

Had a wide satin border around our childrens blankets...which they would rub and feel...and made it their comfort blanket...they were inseparable for many years from their blankies...wonderful as we travelled a lot and were able to bring along something from their comfort zone...
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