Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Quilting Fun for remembering Zeke

A friend of mine got a bunch of cute bacy print material from one of her friends and she invited me over to make a blanket for Zeke. We decided to make three blankets one for each of my older kids to remember Zeke by. We're going to have his name with a message. "Zeke Ellis Stanger Loves You." Emroidered on each quilt. It was so fun making them. We got two tops made yesterday, and the third started. I'm going to finish the third top and my friend is going to get the other two ready for tieing. So we'll get one more day of playing out of it.

My plan is to take the quilts with us to the hospital and after Zeke is born, hopefully while he's still alive, but if not we'll still take the pictures. One picture of him wrapped in each quilt with each of my other kids holding him. Then After he's gone they will still have that quilt and the picture to remeber him by.

12 comments:

Sandee said...

i almost dont like to check your blog bc i know it will make me cry. your family is in my prayers EVERY day. leejean you're a strong woman!

amanda said...

you are an amazing example! you inspire me!!!!

5boystokiss said...

I agree with the above two comments. Thank you for sharing your faith and strength with us.
Love you!

The Daltons said...

if you need any help let me know, i'm just down the road.

Piper_and_us said...

You are such an inpiration to all who know you, Your post made my cry! Such an awesome idea to help the kids say hi to Zeke and remember him later. I love it!

wurtz said...

What a wonderful gift for the children. I love it. Can't wait to see pics of the quilts. Hugs to all!

Brianne said...

That is a good and cute idea! so sweet love you guys xoxox

Stefanie said...

What a beautiful way to remember him! Post a picture when you're done!

Ryan, Retha and Sam said...

What a good idea. That will be one blanket that never gets left behind. Your children will just love those blankets and I'm excited to see them.

Michelle said...

Leejean-I just heard about this a few weeks ago. So sorry to hear this-what a heartbreaking situation. Your family is in our prayers. I love the quilting idea-what a wonderful way to help your children remember Zeke and what a what a great idea to comfort them.

Mark and Akeey Ellis said...

you are amazing sis you make me cry.....i love the ideal love love love love you guys

Sarah Buma said...

You are a wonder, truly. Your faith has raised me up. Blessings and strength and courage to you!