My middle child turns 17 today. Hard to believe - 17 - one year away from being an adult.
She loves to sing. Her favorite group is Celtic Woman and she has seen them in concert many times. In fact, because of the violin player in Celtic Woman (amazing if you've never seen her, check her out), my DD has been taking violin lessons for two years.
I remember this day 17 years ago.
A pregnancy check up appointment at 31 weeks and then a baby being born that night so many weeks early.
The doctor telling us that our beautiful daughter had Down syndrome.
After many weeks in the NICU, she came home weighing just 4 pounds.
She has grown into a beautiful young lady, full of life and laughter. Sometimes I call her Switzerland because she would keep the peace between her older brother and her young sister. (Although, to be fair, there are other times when she was the cause of the trouble!)
I made this quilt for my DD and gave it to her for Christmas but waited until her birthday to post this finish.
The pattern is an Irish Chain made from a Jelly Roll of Marmalade and yardage of Bella Porcelain. It was quilted by Cathy Kirk. The backing is a nice soft flannel from the line. I just love the feel of the quilt and it looks wonderful on her bed.
The quilt is named Celtic.
Happy Birthday my dear sweet daughter!
I am so very proud of you!