Our congregation is celebrating the birth of yet another precious baby.Â Due to some complications, little Laura Jane came into the world a month before her due date.Â At just over 4 lbs., this pocket sized preemie spent her first ten days in the hospital.
Two weeks later and now at home, Laura Jane weighs 5 lbs. 8 oz.Â Hurrah!
As a deacon of our church, one of my responsibilities is to welcome new babies with a gift, hence, this blanket.Â I love my job, but wish we had more newborns!
The delicate pink color of the ready made 100% cotton flannel blanket is much like the blush color of sweet baby cheeks.Â The flannel’s heavy but luxurious texture made the embroidery process a real delight.
The text was arranged in Brother’s PE-Design.Â The little angel cherubs are from Petite Designs, Brother’s card #20, one of my most often used collections. The corner embroidery nestled perfectly in my Brother Quattro 8×8 hoop.
The ribbon designs in each corner and below the text are are featured inÂ Christening Gown DesignsÂ Â Â from Martha Pullen’s Internet Embroidery Club, 2011.Â The little bib, bonnet and booties were extracted from Dakota CollectiblesÂ Toddler Trios.
Heirloom lace edging covers the hem stitching line.Â Feather stitches cover the lace header.Â To make the blanket more “easy-care,” the scalloped side of lace was stitched in place with 80 wt. thread which just melted into the nap of the flannel.
I can’t wait to deliver this to the family and get a peek at baby Laura Jane. When her father was a child, he and his siblings often played at our house.Â So I might see a family resemblance.Â But what I will really see is just a tiny miracle.