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We Have a Baby!

Here is yesterdays 3 x 3. That is a square of shibori in the center. I love how the yellow blends with the background. I didn’t post a blog because we got news just before dinner that Paige Ada Congdon had arrived. This photo showed up on my iPhone signaling the event.

What is there about seeing your DNA in a newborn baby that is so exciting and wonderful. She looks so much like Mark and me. Jayme says she sees nothing of her side of the family. I am sure it will show up eventually.

Here she is with her adoring Daddy.


Jayme sent me this photo this morning.

I can’t wait to see her next week. I plan to do lots of cuddling.

I found it difficult to concentrate on much for the last couple of days while we waited for Paige. I did manage to get 3 quilts ready to pack up for a local guild show. I delivered them today.

I also set up and printed tickets for our Artists Among Us gala reception.

I have taken lots of walks with Scooter and taken some spring photos. Here is a photo of some trees in blossom on the Reed College lawn.

Here is today’s 3 x 3. I have not felt well this afternoon. I have a sore throat and feel achy. I probably have finally caught a cold. I made it through the winter and now when we are ready to take off on a trip, I get sick. I dragged myself downstairs to do the 3 x 3. The miracle of creativity – it made me feel better.

And so, I am going off to bed early and hope sleep will help me feel better.

8 Responses to “We Have a Baby!”

  1. Maria Neill says:

    A new life…what a wonderful thing..congratulations!!!!!

  2. Judy says:

    I hate to say it, but your 3 x 3’s aren’t nearly as beautiful as your adorable Paige! Gerrie, she is beautiful and I know you can’t wait to gather her up in your arms! MMMMMM! I love the pics of Mark and Jayme with her – they both look as though their dream has come true!

    xo from all of us in San Antonio

  3. Audrey says:

    congratulations on the beautiful new baby. We were also blessed with a beautiful baby girl this week – our 7th great grandchild – Tessa Anne. Babies are precious and I need to make a quilt for the next baby due in late July

  4. Michelle says:

    Congratulations to Mark and Jayme! She is beautiful!

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  6. Francoise says:

    Welcome to little Paige!
    And get well soon. You have to meet your new little GD next week!
    Love from sunny Belgium.

  7. Marlis says:

    Congratulations Gerrie! Hope you feel better soon. Take care!

  8. Jeannie says:

    Congratulations!!! I am so thrilled for all of you. Feel better soon! I feel like I need to get out a garlic necklace to keep all the cooties away. Every where you go, people are coughing and sneezing. I love how the shibori blends in so well that it looks like one fabric. Take care and rest up, there is a baby to rock.