When they left Trinidad four years ago they were a family of four and have since grown to a family of six.
I had the great honor (while they live in Trinidad) of offering part-time childcare for their first-born, Caia from the tiny age of just 6-weeks old until the time that their second, Zoey, was born about 16 months later. My husband Dave always enjoyed his lunches with Caia just as much as I enjoyed the days with her.
Even after Meghan and Ivan decided that Meghan would be a stay at home mom I got to entertain the girls (or was it them who entertained me?) when Meghan participated in a weekly Bible study... on these days I had as many as seven, yes - 7!, little girls.
That was always a morning filled with joy and laughter when I got to be with them!
So when the family had the opportunity to return to Trinidad for a weekend we were blessed to spend time with ALL of them.
I headed to my sewing room with the intention of whipping up a quick baby quilt for their youngest - Gabrielle Grace. All of the older children have have quilts - yet I let the birth of this sweet gal sneak by... I was determined to remedy that!
I pulled out a pattern for a really quick quilt... One I have made before...
I should have been able to get it together but rather than follow the original pattern I played...
I was using some fun fish fabric and did some fussy cutting to feature two fish in the center squares - and then instead of making large flying geese, I made fish... This took waaaay longer than I had anticipated and did not get it done before our time together with them...
Oh well... a care package will be going out soon!
How large of a quilt have you been able to make using only the fabric you have on hand?
We had great fun playing with the kids (and talking with Ivan & Meghan). Take a look...
Until we meet again...
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