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January 16, 2008

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Jennifer

It's a beautiful blanket Wendy, made all the more special because of your own experiences. You've inspired me to give back myself.

Isabella

thank you for sharing your premmie story. sometimes it seems so hard to tell kids things break our own hearts. the blanket is lovely, i especially like the ruffle.

Kirsten

The blanket is beautiful Wendy! And the crochet edging? Just the right thing!

Lydia

the crochet edging is perfect look forward to having the pattern- giving back is a great way to heal. I feel very blessed when I look at my oldest who was 7 weeks early due to a car accident-

Lisa

Wow, Wendy the blanket looks great. I too have lost two babies very early on. I make premmie bassinet blankets for one of the local hospitals but they are nearly as beautiful as yours. Thank you for sharing both the blanket and your personal experience.

Emily

Oh Wendy! What a beautiful blanket! Your story is heartbreaking, but it makes the pattern and your donation all the more meaningful. Thanks again, we really appreciate it.

Also, I'll have to check out those underwear! (Hopefully on my own, and not on the tush of someone in front of me in yoga!)

Jennifer

The blanket is wonderful. It is hard to talk about these things with the little ones. I've got a little (not so little anymore, actually) girl who asks regularly for a younger brother or sister.

Janet

The blanket is beautiful. Sometimes wrapping your head around things just isn't possible, and that's okay.

Also, I've heard many good things about these underoos. I may have to check 'em out...

DebbieKnitter

It never gets easier Wendy, just longer. Ya just gotta do what ya gotta do such as you are and know that she is with you in other ways. Sometimes it just is what it is, and I for one, think thats so unfair.....your in my thoughts. The blankie is very pretty.

Amie

Beautiful blanket and thank you for sharing your story-

Cheri

Beautiful blanket, and touching story. I have nothing of my losses, but the memory. My kids will every now and again ask about our angels. You'll know when the time is right to answer Girlfriends questions.

Tammy

The blanket is adorable.

megan

I lost my first child as well-though with different complications than yours. anyway-the best thing anyone ever told me was that it never gets easy-just less hard.

I have no idea how ill tell my daughter when its time...so I'm no help at all there.

wishing you the best.

AnnieB

beautiful blanket - you have done a wonderful job. I guess the time will be right to share with girlfriend, someday. And you'll know it when it is

Dorothy

The blanket is beautiful and a crochet edging was the perfect thing.

I wish you strength to find the right time to tell Girlfriend and the right words.

George Clooney does have rather British teeth.

Jeanie

Your little blanket is adorable. I will be downloading ASAP!

Tiny Tyrant

I like the blanket.

So sorry for your loss. Kids understand more than we give them credit for, perhaps telling Girlfriend will be less hard than you believe.

tina

What a lovely thing to have made that lovely preemie blanket. We have a very small charity like that as well (Wee Angels) because we are part of Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep, photographing babies that are either stillborn or will not survive long. It always fills me with wonder and joy to know that giving people contribute these small items to families that are in such pain. The beauty is that we get to see these mom's and dad's touch that bit of handmade beauty and love and somehow, it adds a bit of transformative magic to such deep sadness. I know you understand this full well.

Big hugs and blessings to you!

Linda

The blanket is beautiful and the crochet edging is perfect. I'll be getting this pattern. I have knitted and crocheted tiny blankets and hats for stillbirths, and preemies. I'm a nurse on a neonatal floor, and these tiny ones are the hardest part of the job for those of us working there.

So sorry for your loss, and a hug to you.

Linda

The blanket is beautiful and the crochet edging is perfect. I'll be getting this pattern. I have knitted and crocheted tiny blankets and hats for stillbirths, and preemies. I'm a nurse on a neonatal floor, and these tiny ones are the hardest part of the job for those of us working there.

So sorry for your loss, and a hug to you.

Virginia

As my mom said to me after my near-death miscarriage, speaking from the experience of her own: there are some things you just never get over.

I'm glad you got to meet your sweet girl, even if she couldn't stay.

Miss Scarlett

That is my favourite Zeppelin song - but...I never had a boyfriend sing it to me. I think that would change things significantly.

One day you'll be able to explain things to Girlfriend. In your own time and your own way.

MonkeyGurrl

I can't even imagine dealing with the loss of a wee one, and I'm a grown up (sort of), so yeah, let GF have her innocence a while longer. Childhood goes by so quickly, we don't need to hurry it along.

BEAUTIFUL blankie. :)

Julie Raymond

if that's what crochet edging looks like, i think i need to learn to crochet! a great, sweet edge, all ruffly and what not. sharp indeed. and btw, what's with the book by the bathtub? your next you-know-what should be about how girls in their 20s can be as hip and styly as a gal like yourself. :)

melanie

I love the blanket! And the crochet edging is perfect for it. Just the right touch. I had sworn that I would never knit another baby blanket again ( I started one when pregnant with my first and finished it after my second was born. Granted, they are 15 months apart...) but I'll be making this one!

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