Thank you for all of your well wishes and prayers after my last post. All continues to go well. Every hour of every day of every week I am so amazed and relieved that Katie is still holding on in the hospital. Not only holding on, but maintaining an overwhelmingly positive attitude, despite the fact that prior to her hospitalization she was one of the most fit and active people I knew. And no doubt will be running circles around me the minute the kid is out.
Related to her level of fitness and activity: Her labrador retriever, Ramsey. He's a rescue pup that she adopted two years ago. Active? He's a toddler with terrific teeth and the constant energy of a three-year old who's absconded with a hefty Easter basket. After Katie and family jumped through some hoops, Ramsey was able to visit her in the hospital along with his dad, of course, to help keep him from bouncing around. I'm thinking that might've been her favorite day "in captivity"-- getting to snuggle with him for a bit. And did you know that some hospitals have volunteers who bring dogs in for "dog therapy"? That's been another bright spot of her stay.
The expectant parents' love for Ramsey and dogs in general inspired the nursery theme: cute canines. They wanted a modern, bright palette with emphasis on orange and blues, and this is what we worked together to come up with. The fabric on the far left is Aneela Hooey's Sherbet Pips. The linen, dotted and striped fabrics are all chain store offerings, I believe. The orange fabric is Heather Ross and is out of print.
I think you need a better look at that one. The fabric is "lightning bugs and other mysteries" and I love it not only because it's modern and bright (sooooo many dog prints we found are everything but) but also because it features so many types of dogs.
You have to see the selvedge. Heather Ross' selvedges are so, so fun.
Another thing I love about these two dog prints together is that they both include red balls. So I used that as a spot of color as I made some thank you cards for Katie to have on-hand as a few gifts have begun to arrive. Poor Katie. She probably wanted me to pick up a pre-packaged stack of cards from some sort of retail place, but I have to make a crafty mission out of eeeeverything. She's very patient with me.
So here's our stack of fabric-y awesomeness that's going to become... some stuff. Exactly how and exactly what? We'll see.