The best thing I’ve made!

Well this was going to be a post about our nursery for our soon to arrive son, but on Tuesday night, things all started happening and he arrived on Wednesday! A couple of weeks early, but big and happy and health. 7 lbs, 15 oz and 20 inches of boy! We’ve named him Gabriel David and we’ll call him Gabe.

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Pretty much no question that he’s the best thing I’ve made so far!!

Now on to some photos of the nursery that I took on Tuesday, just hours before I went into labor. It’s a small room, so it’s hard to photograph but we’ve had a great time putting it together.

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The quilt you see here was made by my friend Liz Harvatine and it’s so beautiful… It works perfectly in the room and we’re thrilled to have it.

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Next amazing quilt in the room is made by Jacquie Gering and boy do I love it.

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Not to worry – there will be a post in the future showing more detailed shots of all of the handmade goods this kid is lucky enough to have received. He is seriously one lucky lil’ guy!

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He’s so lucky that these little feet…

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…already have their first pair of Cons!

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So now that he’s here… I’ll really need to find the time to get started on making him a quilt!

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Winner of the Quilting Modern giveaway is Bronwen – congrats!  Keep a look out for an email from me.

84 Responses to “The best thing I’ve made!”

  1. Jacqueline in Australia June 10, 2012 at 4:15 pm #

    Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!

    Congrats!

    Can’t wait to see more of Gabe and his room.

  2. brenda June 10, 2012 at 5:55 pm #

    welcome gabe!!

  3. Karen June 10, 2012 at 8:52 pm #

    CONGRATULATIONS!!!! He is gorgeous. I love his room. My son’s name is Gabriel too. If anyone asks him his name he always says ‘its Gabe’. That’s why we picked Gabriel too because we liked Gabe. In Australia your name always gets shortened. When my son was at daycare they went through a phase adding a ‘y’ to the end of everything, so he also got Gabey. Me gabe is 6 now and his friends from daycare still call him Gabey.

  4. Sarah June 10, 2012 at 9:22 pm #

    Congratulations! And welcome to little Gabe. :-)

  5. Kristi Van Os June 11, 2012 at 9:28 am #

    Congrats and welcome baby Gabe!

  6. Andy June 11, 2012 at 9:37 am #

    Congratulations! He’s adorable.

  7. Deborah June 11, 2012 at 12:57 pm #

    Congratulations!! He’s totally beautiful–and so is having your baby two weeks early! Our first was early, and so was #2, and with a summer baby, it’s awesome. He’s gorgeous, and has such a happy room! So excited for all of you!

  8. Sandra June 11, 2012 at 1:06 pm #

    Awww so adorable! Congratulations Alissa! I took a quilting class from you 2 years ago, and have been sewing steadily ever since, so you’ve also probably made many sewers out of beginners. All the best to both of you :)

  9. Josie June 11, 2012 at 3:01 pm #

    Congratulations!!! What a sweet boy.

  10. QuiltNut Creations June 11, 2012 at 8:19 pm #

    Congrats! He is adorable.

  11. Wendy June 12, 2012 at 8:51 am #

    Congratulations!!! You are going to have so much fun with your little boy.

  12. amy smart June 12, 2012 at 1:29 pm #

    Congratulations, Alissa! He is a keeper for sure. Enjoy the snuggles and that sweet new baby smell for me.

  13. jacquie June 12, 2012 at 4:48 pm #

    i’m so happy for you…i had to drop in and see another picture of him. can’t wait to meet him in person!!

  14. Francine T from Nottingham June 12, 2012 at 5:19 pm #

    Well Baby Gabe is a doll, congrats!!

  15. Susie Bree June 12, 2012 at 9:25 pm #

    Congratulations – the most gorgeous thing in the world – a little Babe…

  16. Carrie June 13, 2012 at 9:00 am #

    Yay! Yay! Yay! Congratulations. So happy for you. Welcome little Gabe.
    I highly recommend that you get a Belly Bandit. Shrinks the belly seriously fast. I know it sounds vain. I didn’t do it the first time b/c I thought it sounded silly. But it really, really works. So get it today—put it on and keep it on for 6 weeks. :)

    And other than that, enjoy your bébé!

  17. Carrie June 13, 2012 at 9:01 am #

    Yay! Yay! Yay! Congratulations. So happy for you. Welcome little Gabe.
    I highly recommend that you get a Belly Bandit belly wrap. Shrinks the belly seriously fast. I know it sounds vain. I didn’t do it the first time b/c I thought it sounded silly. But it really, really works. So get it today—put it on and keep it on for 6 weeks. :)

    And other than that, enjoy your bébé!

  18. Cheryl Arkison June 13, 2012 at 9:20 am #

    Just gorgeous! Congratulations to you all.
    PS Make him a quilt for his first birthday. You don’t need to do anything before then.

  19. Sew Create It - Jane June 13, 2012 at 2:21 pm #

    Congratulations!! Enjoy these precious early days as you both get to know one another…such a special time!!

  20. Bronwen June 13, 2012 at 9:56 pm #

    Congratulations! I guess Gabe couldn’t wait to meet his family and see his lovely room.

  21. Jan June 14, 2012 at 3:40 am #

    Congratulations! He is beautiful!! Enjoy these early days!!!

  22. Valerie June 14, 2012 at 1:54 pm #

    Oh my goodness! Congratulations! What a sweet boy you have. Our son has the same name- Such a strong name, I feel:). Enjoy your new little guy and hope you get some rest!

  23. Mariana June 14, 2012 at 2:16 pm #

    Congratulations! Your baby looks lovingly healthy. Did you know Gabriel means ” Gods Strength? We named Gabriel our son, five years ago. And we call him Gabi too (we are in Spain). The nursery looks beautiful. Enjoy every second of him! Congrats again!

  24. Tina June 15, 2012 at 9:22 am #

    Congrats, Alissa! He’s gorgeous!

  25. Hollie June 15, 2012 at 6:29 pm #

    Congratulations Alissa! Gabe is beautiful. I can’t wait to meet him!

  26. Hollie June 15, 2012 at 6:29 pm #

    Congratulations Alissa! Gabe is beautiful. I can’t wait to meet him!

  27. Sarah from habibtiathome June 17, 2012 at 7:30 am #

    Congratulations!! What a bundle of joy and a beautiful nursery! I m so happy for you. Enjoy and hope your recovery goes well.

  28. Lysa June 17, 2012 at 8:35 am #

    Hee, hee! Congrats, he’s BEA-U-tiful!

  29. Lindsay June 17, 2012 at 6:55 pm #

    Congratulations! Little Gabe looks adorable.

  30. leanne June 18, 2012 at 7:43 am #

    congratulations Alissa – he looks gorgeous and love the nursery :)

  31. Krista - Poppyprint June 19, 2012 at 4:01 pm #

    Congratulations!! I love his cozy room and lovely quilts, but his tiny feet even more.

  32. Amelia June 20, 2012 at 6:33 pm #

    Gorgeous! I love the photo of his little feet. There’s nothing better. Congratulations!

  33. ashley July 2, 2012 at 10:31 am #

    Oh Alissa! Congratulations! Gabe is gorgeous and I’m sure you couldn’t be more pleased to have this new addition to your family! (I sent a little something your (his!) way a couple weeks ago – did it arrive? just realized I should have checked to make sure I used your current address!)

  34. Cheryl July 26, 2012 at 9:10 am #

    Yay!!!! Congratulations, honey. He’s adorable! xoxoxo

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