Monday, June 20, 2011

A special blanket made even more special

My friend Heidi has a beautiful ministry called Butterfly Kisses. With her ministry she takes blankets for your baby and embroiders them with their hand and foot prints. After seeing her work a couple times I really wanted to get this done for Carleigh.

I decided to do the blanket that was given to me by some family members for Carleigh’s first Christmas in Heaven in 2009. The soft, pink, marshmallow blanket was already embroidered with her name and birthday and a moon holding a little bear.

The blanket has sat in her memory chest since we got it. I had not even unwrapped it from the ribbon or taken it off the hanger it came on. But I took off the ribbon and removed the hanger (then put the ribbon back on) and sent it off to Heidi for her to do her magic. She did a fabulous job!

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The blanket for now has been wrapped back up in the ribbon and put back in the memory chest. I plan to get it out more and use it for both the girls and me as they continue to get older. I imagine us wrapped up in it and they ask about the prints and then I can talk to them about their sister.

Thank you Heidi!

23 comments:

Kelly @ Sufficient Grace Ministries said...

So perfect! I love it...love the purple footprints and handprints...love it!

Betsy said...

That is gorgeous!! I love it, and what a beautiful way to initiate a conversation with your girls about their sister :).

Kristin said...

That is so beautiful....what an amazing thing that she does!

Melissa said...

Beautiful! I wish I had such a talent!

Caroline said...

That's so so beautiful <3 She did a wonderful job.

Trennia said...

She did a great job, it is beautiful!...Happy Birthday Holly, I remember you and my son share birthdays :)

Heidi said...

YOUR WELCOME!!!

I love "meeting" all the babies that come my way!

Mary said...

quel magnifique travail... d'une certaine manière, quand vous vous envelopperez dans cette serviette, se sera comme si carleigh vous prenez dans ses bras... oh, j'adore cette image

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Natasha said...

What a beautiful beautiful blanket! She did such a good job with the hand and footprints. And I love the idea of you and the girls snuggled up in the blanket talking about their sister :)

tomandcheryl said...

I LOVE THAT! And I love that you chose a blanket that was already so special!!!!
~Cheryl

Jus and Kat said...

That's beautiful Holly! (Great job Heidi!)

Kat @ In Dylan's Memory

Keri Kitchen said...

love it! What a beautiful idea!

brigette said...

This is beautiful!!! I love this so much!!! What an amazing thing she does

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Holly, that blanket is so beautiful. What a nice keepsake to have.

MommyIvy said...

Love it!

lost--for--words said...

I love it Holly!!! It looks like such a cozy blanket, I can just picture you, Kyndra and Lainey all snuggled up together while talking about Carleigh. Tons of love to you!

Betty said...

That is so sweet! What a great idea! One thing I really wish I had was Vanessa's tiny little hand and feet print. That is something you will be able to cherish forever.

Sarita Boyette said...

That is lovely! I think that is such a good idea to wrap the girls in it and use it to bring up Carleigh.

Mattie said...

Heidi does do such lovely work. It is just beautiful!

Jaime said...

Now Carleigh can wrap her little hands around you and give you a hug!

Beautiful work, Heidi!

x <3 o

Sue said...

That is so precious Holly. I'm sure you will treasure it forever. Heidi must be a very special person to put that kind of love and effort into her ministry, I'm sure it takes a lot of time and skill to embroider those prints! What a wonderful healer for the bereaved.

CynthiaS said...

Love this!

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