Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Contributing to Claire's Quilt

I apologize if the letter for Claire's quilt was confusing. This is how you can contribute a square and a wish (affectionately known as a squish) to Claire's quilt and scrapbook.

1. Pick a fabric you like. Wash it and then cut a 10x10 inch square; this will be sewn into her quilt. **This is a change from the letter. The pattern I bought will work better for a 10x10 inch square of fabric.**
2. Cut a small scrap of the fabric to be included on a wish that will go into her scrapbook.
3. Write a wish; this can be small or large, ornate or simple. Attach the fabric scrap to the wish so Claire can match her wishes to the fabrics in her quilt.

Here are a few examples of squishes we've received so far.

Monday, August 24, 2009

100 Good Wishes Quilt

I am starting a Bai Jia Bei, or 100 Good Wishes Quilt, for Claire!

I would love to receive many squares and wishes to include in Claire's quilt so if you'd like to contribute please click on this letter to read it and then email me at and I will send you our mailing address.

Thank you!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009


We just got the email that our dossier was logged in on July 30, 2009; only one short week after our DTC!

That takes us to day #20 of our LOA wait. Most people are waiting anywhere from 60-120 days for their LOA. We are hoping and praying we are on the shorter end of that wait!

Friday, August 14, 2009

No LID news

I am very proud of myself; I waited a full three weeks to email our caseworker about our log in date (LID).
Unfortunately, the agency inquired about log in dates on the 11th and nothing new had been posted. So, hopefully next week when they check we will be given a LID for our dossier. Once we get that date; our waiting officially starts.