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Monday, 4 June 2012

WIPocalypse - 04.06.12

I had another finish this month - Baby Patchwork by Cinnamon Cat.

Before:

After and finished:

With the birth details:

I'll tell you the story behind this birth sampler now.  I have a friend who I've known since school.  She and her husband tried for 7 years to get pregnant and on their last round of IVF she discovered she was pregnant and was over joyed.  At the 20 week scan they were told their little boy had a serious heart defect called Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome, they were told they could end the pregnancy there or they could continue and the baby would have to have many surgeries.  There was no decision to make as far as they were concerned and they continued with the pregnancy.  Matthew was born in March 2010 and unfortunately only lived for 3 weeks it was an absolutely devastating time for them!  Then about 18 months later a miracle happened and they became pregnant naturally with no assistance.  Their miracle rainbow baby Zachary was born in March 2012 three days after his brother's 2nd birthday.  So this is why I've added the name Matthew to the star to remember the precious boy who could only stay with his family for three weeks.

15 comments:

Kaisievic said...

That is such a lovely story and so sweet of you to include Matthew on the star. Beautiful baby design.

Diane (di) said...

Congratulations on a beautiful finish, Nic. The colors are simply gorgeous (and your stitching is too!)

Happy Dance!!! :)

milly said...

Hello

Your sampler is just gorgeous, such a lovely present.

What a sad time for his parents - they must be overjoyed to have Zachary after all that heartache. I think it's a lovely idea of yours to add Matthew to the star.
Happy stitching!

Robin said...

Cute! It looks so dimensional.

CalamityJr said...

I loved the design, then after reading the story have to agree that adding Matthew's name is a perfect memorial to Zachary's big brother.

Southpaw Stitcher said...

What a cute design! Love the colors! And the story of Zachary and Matthew is so touching.

Ewa said...

That is both a heartbreaking and uplifting story and I thank you for sharing. I'm really happy that they have a miracle baby of their own.

sharine said...

That is a beautiful story as is your stitching.

mdgtjulie said...

How wonderful that God gifted them with the child they so wanted, and how sad that Matthew died so soon. Great story, Nic. I'm so happy for them!!

feather-stitching.com said...

That's such a sweet story that gave me goosebumps - I'm sure it will be treasured, and even more so due to the kind thoughts behind it :)

Maureen said...

That is a lovely touch adding Matthew's name to the sampler - what a bittersweet story behind it.

Yana Hanim said...

so lovely and thoughtful of you :) so happy for your friend to finally have zachary.

diary of a premmy mum said...

aww that is lovely, and you are a great stitcher!

Catherine said...

Beautiful story behind your sampler. A treasure for sure!

Mangogirl said...

Beautiful piece such a sad happy story!