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A few months ago, our family visited the Nursery NICU at St. Joseph's Hospital where my
little miracle daughter was born in 1987.
Brandi, my sweet little baby girl,  weighed one pound, seven ounces. 
( She was born at 24 weeks gestational age)
Brandi spent six long months at St. Josephs Hospital in Phoenix, Arizona.
Today, she is as healthy and beautiful as can be! :)
My daughter has been working on preemie quilts.
I wanted to share her creations with you, in hopes you may be inspired to do the same.
 The quilts are greatly appreciated!
I will never forget the items that were shared with us when my little daughter was in NICU.
(You may remember my post about making preemie quilts)

Brandi made her little quilts with 4 inch flannel squares, her quilts are approximately 20" X 20".
We back them with flannel and sew a X through the middle of the quilts.
(NICU Nurseries prefer flannel with no batting or ties)
I can't describe the JOY it is to watch her put these quilts together and get them
ready to send off to the NICU.

Brandi has been sewing for several years now, as well as sewing with
her Grandmother one day a week.
I think she is most happy when she is sewing for someone else.
She sews beautifully!
My youngest daughter and I have been the recipient of
beautiful creations that she has made for us!

Here she is taking the long walk through the halls of St. Joseph's Hospital with her brothers by her side.
Brandi's brothers have little comprehension of her courageous journey.
Girls are fighters, Girls are strong!

When we arrived at St. Joseph's Hospital, the memories came flooding back of our time at
St. Joseph's NICU.
I will never forget our experience there.
I'm a forever changed person.
My priorities shifted, my thoughts became more clear of what truly is important in life.
Life is Fragile!
Everyday is a gift!

"Some people come into our lives and leave footprints on our hearts and we are never the same."

Welcome Friends!
 Create a little Red White and Blue!

Beautiful 4TH of July creations found here:

I saw this beautiful patriotic quilt at my nearby quilt shop. I immediately wanted to make it!
 The best part about this quilt, the center flag is a panel measuring 15" X 22".
I love it even more!

Fabrics are by:  Liberty Ridge by Little Quilts/Henry Glass
The panel consists of two medium flags with two small flags!
You can also make place mats and a flag banner!

Kits and bundles of the complete collection of coordinating fabrics are available on their website: http://www.littlequilts.com
You can also order Liberty Ridge Fabrics from Quilting Bee.
 Love it!
Thank you for your feedback on the previous post.
I'm going to combine the Fall Season.
"Twelve Days of Fall"
Fun, Fun, Fun !
Tis The Season!
Have a wonderful weekend!

Hello Friends!
Welcome June! Summer is here!
We've had beautiful weather this week.
I know the HOT weather is coming soon!
I have kids that are out of School and a few that are still in School!
I will be happy for them all to be out at the same time!

I've been thinking about Christmas projects, because I like to start creating
a little Christmas Magic in the summer!
How can you not get excited when you start to see all the
Christmas fabrics and Crafty Creations arriving in your favorite quilt and craft stores?!
(It's the only way to get projects accomplished!)
Plus, it helps to keep my kids busy!

Last year, I started the Twelve Days of Creative Christmas.
It took a lot of time, but it was well worth it,  I felt like I was multi tasking at the same time.
I finished projects early that I might have left until the last minute.
My tree was up early, my neighbor and teacher gifts were finished early.
I also loved meeting new friends and followers.
It's great to share!
It really was a good thing!
I want to continue it again this year!  I started November First last year.
I'm thinking about adding a little more FUN with the SEASONS, since my blog is about
"Seasons of Creativity and Inspiration for HOME and FAMILY"
So........this is what I'm thinking:

The Twelve Days of Fall
The Twelve Days of a "Boo"ti-ful Halloween
The Twelve Days of a Thankful Thanksgiving
I may combine Fall and Halloween.
I'm open to any thoughts or suggestions from all of you.
What do you think??
By the way, I love these Owls from Pottery Barn.
I think this will be my next project!
My daughter loves them also!
I'm hoping to add more creations to my etsy shop for Fall!
Have a beautiful day!
Thank you to everyone!

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Journey of the Traveling Friendship Bag