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Monday, November 9, 2009

100 Wonderful Moments

Y'all kept me laughing this weekend, so thank you VERY MUCH for your comments on Friday. And I wanted to share with y'all one very special moment that makes everything worth it. The Tongginator's Nanny completed her 100 Good Wishes Quilt a few weeks back, but the Tongginator finally received her gift this weekend.

And the giggling? Is not a sound I will soon forget.

the Tongginator, rolling around on her long-awaited quilt

the quilt, created by the Tongginator's Nanny

a closer look at the quilt's four corners, clockwise from upper
left: He2, meaning peace and harmony; Ai4, meaning love
and affection; Zhi4, meaning wisdom and knowledge; and
Fu2, meaning luck and good fortune

two of the Tongginator's favorite squares, given to her by the Fish
Family (fabric chosen for obvious reasons) and the Tongginator's
godparents (fabric chosen because we received the Tongginator's
adoption referral just two weeks before Christmas; plus, this family
decorates their house for Christmas with Peanuts characters)

The Tongginator is still cherishing her quilt four days later. And so am I. My mother-in-law? Is an amazing quilter. What a keepsake this will be.


Love Letters To China said...

I never even thought of doing something like this during our wait. It's something to cherish for a lifetime. It truly is beautiful!

Kim K. said...

That is such a special quilt. My mother is a talented seamstress/quilter and I didn't inherit that gene at all. What a lovely keepsake.

bbmomof2boys said...

Yep, that is beautiful. I did Little T's quilt myself, just have to bind the edges. MIL's are good for something!


Tonggu Grammy said...

It is absolutely BEAUTIFUL! Can't wait to see it close up. Have you read the wishes to the Tongginator yet?

Buckeroomama said...

What a beautiful quilt! My grandmother made me a quilt... I wonder now if there is any significance to that beyond her loving to sew things. Regardless, it's something I'll always treasure. J and Z use it every now and then. :)

Kristi said...

So this BEAUTIFUL quilt perhaps gives me the inspiration to pull Kylie's quilt squares out of storage and find someone to create a treasure as well. Does the Togginator's Nanny hire out?

happygeek said...

So beautiful.

Dawn said...

Hopefully, this cancels out some of the "difficultness." Maybe??? LOL


The Source said...

That quilt is AWESOME! I love all the colors and the background! Nanny did an amazing job...something to treasure forever!

Gail said...

What a keepsake for the Tongginator! Gorgeous colors and pattern...

I still have the pieces for Will's up in his closet...maybe I'll get it made (not me making it) one of these days. ;)

Snap said...


katie's is still in a box, in pieces. ;)

Aus said...

Ain't that something - wow - a gift that will last a lifetime!

hugs - aus and co.

malinda said...

You've inspired me -- I'll have to pull out Zoe's and Maya's quilts (made by my mom since I possess ZERO sewing talent!) and post them on my blog!

T's quilt is gorgeous!

Annie said...

Wow!!! Just beautiful!! What an amazing keepsake for the Tongginator!!!

Sharie said...

Now this is something that needs to move up the ladder on my to-do list! I'm going to start asking some of my quilter friends. I may direct them to this post as an example of a finished product:)
Just beautiful...I love how she incorporated Chinese characters - I'm thinking her Chinese name in the middle might be lovely too:)

Kayce said...

So beautiful!! The Tongginator will treasure that for a lifetime!

LucisMomma said...

Lovely! I love your MIL. :)

Just discovered your blog a few days ago. Thanks for all the thinking you've made me do. I appreciate it (really!).

Michelle said...

Wow!! It's absolutely beautiful. I love the characters in the corners. Your MIL did such a fantastic job!!

M3 said...

Wow, gorgeous!!!

Rachel@just another day in paradise said...

beautiful in so many ways. tell us more about the concept of the quilt.

Rachel@just another day in paradise said...

or I could click on the link. . . : )

Magi said...

Such a beautiful quilt! Shortly after Sera came home, my co-workers hosted a shower for me. One of the guidance counselors here is a master quilter. Her gift to me was to make Sera's. She knew that I had been exchanging squares & was completely intimidated by the idea of making the quilt myself. It turned out beautifully. It is something that I treasure now, & I know Sera will when she understands it some day.

jen@odbt said...

That is amazing! What a beautiful treasure. So full of love and made with love.

Myrnie said...

What a wonderful gift for your little miss- a lot of love must have gone into that quilt!!

Laura L. said...

Just beautiful! What a precious gift.

Alece said...

so so beautiful! what a treasure...

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

It is gorgeous!!! I am sure she will cherish it always:)

I can just hear those giggles!!


Colin and Jill Canada said...

What a fabulous quilt! So glad you are only getting it done now, easing my guilt conscience a little bit!

Jill :D

Jean said...

It is beautiful!! What a treasure! I have not done this for our daughters and yes I am feeling the guilt big time...

Just so you know you may be my new idol! I can't believe your books are so organized- so impressive! I try to organize mine and the kids carry them around and who knows where they get left?

Blessings to you!

Aunt LoLo said...

How wonderful!!!!! (And I bet your MIL was RELIEVED when Miss T. liked the quilt so much. Heh. That's a LOT of work to put into something...and if the child doesn't like it? Oh, the sadness...)

Saint Louis Family Robinson said...

WOW! Wow! wow! LOVE IT! It's beautiful! I have all the material and wishes for Josie's quilt stored away in a big Rubbermaid bin. I really need to get busy and make the quilt! If I wait another year or so, she'll be able to help me - make her own quilt - LOL!

a little leprechaun said...

Absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!! I can see why she loves it so!!

Donna said...

Sooooo beautiful!

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Mei Mei s and Mayhem said...

Love Love the quilt!!!

Briana's Mom said...

WOW!!! It is soooooo beautiful! What a wonderful treasure!!!

CC said...

Beyond awesome cool and incredible!

Cindy said...

beautiful quilt!
she will enjoy it forever!

here are those books

The Giving tree
It's Thanksgiving
A time to be Thankful
The night befre Thanksgiving
I'm a turkey
This First Thanksgiving
Reddy Freddy Thanksgiving
Reddy Freddy Set Snow

I know an old lady who Swallowed a Pie
I know an Old Lady who Swallowed some snow--- brand new release!

Biggest Christmas tree ever
Who Will Guide Santa's Sleigh tonight??
Night before Christmas Night before Thanksgiving
Night before New Years Eve--- new
relaese too

All the classics we no of!
Frosty Rudolph! and so on and on!

HIGHLY do I reccomend for every home the Nativity Christmas books

The real Meaning of the Christmas
Candy Cnae!
Hope this helps you would have been great had I jotted down the authors too, I did this typing with one hand and watching kids out of the other eye!
hope this helps too!