How to get the best out of this blog...

All blogs post are more recent first, if you want to read about Ellie's Journey I'd suggest starting from the first post back in September 2011 (October Posts) and read on Chronologically from there. It will make more sense and you'll get to meet the little girl who gave my life purpose.
Thank You for reading - every new reader shows that she has met another person and in her short life made such an impact. x

Saturday, 4 February 2012

Sewn with love

I just wanted to share this with you - I was talking to my friend who lost her little boy shortly after we lost Ellie and she is currently debating the 'what do I do with my child's clothes' scenario that hits us at one time or another.
I'd had a head start on her because one of the jobs I started obsessing over whilst incarcerated in the hospital was cutting up Ellie's old sleepsuits in readiness for a quilt.
Once she died I found I was unable to touch any of the clothes she had worn, in-fact I carefully packed them away all but the few that she had worn that last week that my mum washed for me. They are still sat neatly folded on the cupboard in the nursery.
To encourage my friend, I sent her a picture of what I have so far completed - hand cut and hand sew. Then realised maybe I should share it with the rest of you who still pop your heads around the corner now and then.
I do this not to show off my sewing prowess, for indeed up close it is a potential disaster, but instead to show you what a quilt made from love and special memories of a very special girl looks like.

In 28 days we will be marking a very hard day - the anniversary of that special little girls's death which is also, my birthday.
Some people are really nervous on how to approach my birthday, granted I wont be jumping up and down - but gladly will accept cards sending love and kind thoughts - because i'ts my birthday and i'll never have another any worse than last year - so a few happy cards wont be a problem, so my thanks in advance. xx


  1. What a beautiful quilt and what a lovely thing to do. A fantastic idea as to what to make with her clothes as then each little patch means something and the clothes wont ever need to again be packed away out of sight. You could always make the final circle of hexagons around the outside of yours and Dan's clothes, making a circle forever around Ellie. xx

  2. Such an inspiring and wonderful thing to make, beautiful. And I love the idea from Janice to finish it around the edge with some of your own clothes. xx

  3. I always wondered if you carried on with the quilt :-) It's beatiful and what a lovely idea Janice for the final circle x

  4. Such a beautiful thing to do - i have such admiration for you both.

  5. I did wonder if you had carried on with the quilt, its beautiful just like Ellie, you an Ellie are always in my thoughts. xrx

  6. Its beautiful. What a lovely idea xxx