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Thursday, June 16, 2016

More repurposing, and Blossom...

Back here I showed you how I'd made a set of nine washable bath mats for Blossom and her DB from their old towels and my supply of quilt binding scraps.


 With still a few towels left that I could re-purpose Blossom and I decided they'd be perfect as covers for her baby change table.
This morning I made four covers from two towels by cutting the towels in half and removing the bound edge opposite the centre cut, before finishing them with pretty mauve binding along the two raw-edged sides.

I've had the sweet bunny fabric for ages and almost gave it away a few times, but I'm glad I kept it because it was perfect for this project!
With a metre of the material on hand it was easy to cut the nice long lengths of binding I needed.
The first change mat cover cost me three machine needles, they were breaking left right and centre! 
Finally realising it was my fault and not the sewing machine, I removed the plate over the bobbin and gave the inside a good de-fluff and clean. A fourth new needle in place and my hard working Janome did her bit with no more hiccups and a smug smile...
In case you're wondering, the name of the fabric is "Naptime" by Darlene Zimmerman for Robert Kaufman.
Now about darling almost-34-weeks pregnant Blossom.
She has pneumonia. 
In fact right this minute she's being discharged from a night in hospital with an IV and heading home for complete bed rest.

Would you please add her to your prayers?
I'll keep you updated in coming days.

Bless your beautiful hearts,


38 comments:

Juliekd said...

Sending you, Blossom and her baby healing thoughts and prayers

Ondrea said...

Oh Jenny! I am so sorry to hear about dear Blossom. She is having such a hard time and so are you as her mum. I can only begin to imagine how stressful it is for you and how much you must be worried about Blossom and her babe. Is she allowed to take any natural immunity builders like olive leaf and VitC? On a brighter note I love what you have done to the towels and that fabric is so perfect and cute. You are so creative and loving. Many angel hugs and blessings to you all.

Leeanne said...

Sorry to hear about your daughter, best wishes.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Sorry to read about your darling Girl Jen ....đź’–đź’–đź’–

KimM said...

So sorry to hear about Blossom. I will keep her in my prayers.
xxx

Maria said...

Sending Blossom loads of healing hugs...XXX
Love those re-purposed towels for the change table with the cute bunny binding..

Briarose said...

oh honey...sending hugs for all of you.
Claire

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Oh my, praying Blossom will soon be well. Bed rest is the best thing for her and the baby right now.

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

OMGosh!! You know I've been praying for her from your first post of her health issues. This little baby is going to be strong after all Blossom is going through. I just really know all will be OK.
Much love to you and your family.
xx, Carol

allthingzsewn said...

I'm still praying for Blossom and baby too. It's a sham that this has been such a stressful time for you all. But I have seen some enjoyable time too.Praying for more peaceful and enjoyable moments as well.

Ladyfée said...

Hello Jenny ! je suis désolée pour votre fille, un heureux évènement qui va arriver, j'espère que votre fille va mieux, je lui souhaite un rapide rétablissement, pour que le bébé soit bien, il faudra beaucoup de repos, courage, je vous envoie des ondes positives pour une guérison rapide ! j'ai une petite fille de 3 ans et demi, ma belle-fille a eu une grossesse pas facile, mais le bébé était vraiment superbe, ma petite fille se porte bien, amitiés, Ladyfée

Lin said...

Love and prayers for Blossom and you all. xx

Debra said...

I will certainly keep Blossom in my prayers.

Victoria said...

Dear Jenny, I'm so sorry to hear about Blossom's health problems. I hope she recovers very soon, I'm praying for her and her baby. Lots of love for you and her!!

Jacque said...

Sending up prayers for Blossom, the wee babe, and for you!

Kathryn Errante said...

Jenny, I am saying prayers for a spèedy recovery for Blossom, and a healthy delivery of her baby. Praying that evrything goes well, and that the baby is healthy too. Be sure you both get the rest you need.
Kathy

MissParker said...

Hello Jenny ... je souhaite un rapide rétablissement à Blossom !!!
Amicales pensées ... bisous à toutes les 2

Brenda said...

Good Morning Jenny! I am sending Blossom prayers to get stronger and healthier during the remainder of the pregnancy. I am sorry that she is not well and it will take time to get her strength and energy back up, I send you all my prayers and hopes that the Lord holds his hands around you all and really protects you all!

The changing table projects are adorable and such a spectacular idea! Your use of this bunny fabric was an ideal choice and your bindings are so perfect! Sure wish mine were that beautiful. LOL. Thank you for sharing and have a fantastic creative day!

janice15 said...

O my goodness, please tell her to take good care of herself. I had this a couple of years ago. And because I had asthma it was harder. Be very careful i make sure now After washing my hair I completely dry it. Just simple things like that staying out of the wind night air as well. Sending healing prayers for her recovery. Sending love and hugs. A great idea for the towels. Your a great loving person my dear. Hugs with love Janice

desertskyquilts said...

Definitely in my prayers, sweet Blossom. Those are wonderful changing table mats. What a great idea that was, and perfect binding fabric. Thanks for sharing that idea.

beefi8 said...

Praying!

Kathy said...

Praying for Blossom.

Susan said...

Praying for healing for Blossom and that the baby is not affected by this.

Melody said...

Poor Blossom and her baby. Sending them and you too ( you must be so worried) an enormous healing hug.

Baa. xxx said...

Beautiful change table towels and perfect colour trim for the new baby girl coming. So sorry to hear Blossom is unwell again. Praying for her quick recovery and know she will be hanging on the blessing to come.

Michelle said...

What a great re-purposing idea. I'm praying for Blossom. Hope she's over her illness before the baby arrives.

Madstitcher2012 said...

Goodmorning Jenny,I hope Blossom is better soon.Lots of hugs,Gabriele..ps, she must be getting so excited,not long now until her bundle of joy arrives...xxxxx

Robin in New Jersey said...

Oh no! Blossom cannot be sick. Praying for a speedy recovery.

Createology said...

Oh Dear! I was going to comment on how sweet these towels have been transformed into useful baby items...However, Prayers and Healing Energy for Blossom annd Baby is far more important. May each of you find strength to carry you through this life journey of Baby Blossom. Blessings...

TerriSue said...

Dear Jenny,
I will certainly be holding dear Blossom in my payers. I am sure that you are counting the days until the wee one will be here and the strain on Blossoms body will be lessened. I also hold you in prayers daily. Sometime soon I will write you as to why I have been absent from commenting for so long.

grammajudyb said...

Special prayers and hugs for your Blossom and her baby. Hope she continues to improve and has no more health scares.

ps: Lovely changing table covers!!

Jeanne Brown said...

Dear Jenny ,
My prayers are with Blossom and the baby . I also had phneumonia in my ninth month
of pregnancy. I know how she feels . At least she got ot go home I spent 2 weeks in
the hospital . But I did fione and had a happy healthy baby and I know she will, too.

Jan said...

Oh, poor Blossom. Wishing her (and you, and that precious baby) all the best, Jenny.

Diane Garton said...

Oh Jenny, what disappointing news. I pray for Blossom as she rests in bed, that the rest may restore her to full health & strength & baby will enjoy the rest too! For your family as you care and love her well. May God be your tower of strength you precious sister in Christ x

Lisa Smith said...

Jenny, I'm so sorry to hear that Blossom has been ill. Pneumonia is certainly worrisome, but thank goodness she will be able to recuperate in the comfort of home. An IV, although a nuisance, is so beneficial as well. I'm sure that being at home, not in the hospital, will be such a blessing to her recovery. Please take care of yourself too; mama worry can really take it's toll!
Warm Regards, Lisa in Oregon, USA

Jusmom1 said...

I will keep you all in my prayers! Take care!

Charlotte said...

Dear Jenny, I'm so sorry to hear about Blossom's health problems. I hope she recovers very soon, I'm praying for her and her baby. Lots of love for you and her!!
Charlotte
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Madstitcher2012 said...

Good morning Jenny, I'm so sorry to hear that you have been having these terrible migraines.They are so debilitating.I hope you receive the care you need so you will have no more suffering.I will be thinking of you and wish you all the best.Lots of hugs Gabriele