Monday, December 14, 2009

My Dearest Santa...

I just read on this BLOG that you are going to be making a quick stop at the Fat Quarter Shop soon. I would so love to have the L'Amour fat bundle for Christmas. Sandy Gervais is one of my favorite designers and I think she has outdone herself with L'Amour. May I please take a moment to tell you why I have had my eyes on this collection since it was first announced...

...on February 7, 1990 my sweet precious baby girl had open heart surgery. She arrived with an extra chromosome and like so many babies with Down syndrome she was born with a congenital heart defect. Her ventricular septal defect was not diagnosed until six months of age and she was quickly whisked into surgery at the Cleveland Clinic. Her recovery did not go as they hoped and therefore she spent quite sometime in the hospital. While I waited in the parent's lounge, I made a very small quilt for her using red and white calico. In the center I embroidered a heart with her name in it. We used that quilt for several weeks to cover all the tubes and wires coming from her tiny little body while she lay in the cardiac ICU.

Today she is twenty years old and this coming February will celebrate the twentieth anniversary of the open heart surgery that saved her life. I would like to make her a new quilt to commemorate that day. This one will fortunately have to be a little larger than the first to cover her young adult body. I will once again put a heart in the center and embroider her name, Sarah. Our survivor.

Thank you Santa.
From a grateful mom.

1 comment:

Patchwork Penguin said...

just found your blog.... totally in love with your cave. Looking forward to getting to know you better!