And it’s the middle of the night and I can’t sleep and it’s just too uncomfortable to lay there so I got up – I’ll bet I can find something to do! Read on to find out what our next Dirty Dozen Number is for October.
Our Dirty Dozen Number for October is Number Seven. Reed drew the number and this month I love my project! I can’t wait to wrk on it – I started a strip improv project that has many units already joined so now all I have to do is put it together.
And now I will tell you what Reed is working on – even though we’ve hardly sewed since school started because he has homework this year. Reed’s mom, Karla, is pregnant with another couple’s baby! She is a gestational carrier for a couple originally from Garner who cannot have their own children but they can supply the egg, the sperm and thus the fertilized egg to be implanted into Karla’s uterus. This special baby girl will be born by C-section on January 3, 2020.
Reed is making a quilt for the new baby with 30’s fabrics. I had him make several blocks using 2-1/2” squares but he preferred the look of 1-1/2” squares meaning lots of sewing. I hope he doesn’t regret his decision.
Isn’t this exciting news and isn’t this a lesson in compassion for Reed and his siblings? Could there be a more exquisite “gift”? And even though Karla is doing the “heavy” work, it’s the whole family who is making this happen. Everybody will be making sacrifices to help in so many ways and none more important than Kevin, Reed’s dad. As someone who experienced primary infertility, I can only look back with regret that someone couldn’t do this for me. I am thrilled for these new parents as well as both sets of grandparents who live in the Garner community. I’ll keep you posted on Reed’s special quilt for a special baby girl.