This story has a brief timeline that goes a little like this:
Lee brings home a few random books for me from the church rummage sale.
I read one of the books in 2 days. It's titled The Quilter's Apprentice by Jennifer Chiaverini.
I start thinking about how interesting quilts are and become fascinated by the terminology (who doesn't love a hobby with words like "charm pack, layer cake, and jelly roll"???)
I find out I'm pregnant.
I discover via Amazon that there are twenty books in this quilting series.
I continue reading the series and am now up to book #10.
I spend 24 hours on bed rest due to some genetic tests and look up "how to quilt" videos on Youtube.
Via Youtube, I discover the wonderful tutorials from Missouri Star Quilting Company.
My mind starts to play tricks on me -- "you should make a baby quilt!" I hear over and over.
I spend weeks studying up on quilting, knowing it's a hobby that's a little out of my league. Plus, I already have photo albums, scrapbooks, and a cross-stitch project to finish....don't really need to add to my "to do" list.
We find out we're having a girl.
One day later, I purchase a charm pack of girlie fabrics.
The timeline jumps several months to this week, when -- ta da -- I finished my baby quilt. Just in time too since Little Miss Cook could come any day now. Soooo the quilt and LMC have gestated about the same amount of time. Interesting. Tomorrow I will share photos of the finished product and review what I've learned about quilting.