Regan and I Are a Family!!

Shepherd, Regan, and I Are a Family!!!

Monday, August 06, 2007

100 Good Wishes Quilt

The cutest feet ever!
When we tell Regan to "shhh" and put our fingers up to our mouths, she copies. Well, almost! She kind of misses the mark! This is Regan telling us to "shhhh"!

I've started a new adventure. I am going to attempt to make a 100 Good Wishes Quilt for Regan. The tradition of making a Bai Jia Bei, or 100 Good Wishes Quilt began in northern China. As a welcome and to celebrate the coming of a new life they would invite friends and family to contribute a patch of cloth and a wish for the baby. Part of the cloth is sewn into the quilt for the baby and a small scrap of the cloth goes into a memory book along with it's corresponding wish. The quilt contains all the blessings and wishes for families and friends who contributed a fabric and a wish to welcome the new baby.

Together, the square of fabric and the wish are called a squish. I've joined a 100 Good Wishes Message board and have already signed up for two swaps. The swap is where ladies from all over send squishes to each other. The themes I have signed up for are flowers and American Culture. I'm very excited to learn ho to do this, although I have absolutely no clue as to how to put together a quilt. Luckily, I've requested the book, Quilting for Dummies, from the local library so hopefully that will help! I'll be posting the squishes on a new blog, Feel free to send me any squishes you may want! You can click on the "comments" section, email, or call and I can get back with you!

On another note, I have lost the battery charger to my camera and so I have not been able to take any pictures in about a week! I'm posting some oldies but goodies!

On yet another note, I have to update on some of Regan's dubious "accomplishments". I now know when she wants a snack or she is hungry. If I'm not feeding her in a timely fashion (meaning whenever she wants food, no matter if she just ate three seconds ago!), she just pulls a chair up to her highchair and climbs in! The first time I turned around and she was sitting in the highchair calling my name I about fell on the floor!

Regan also has learned to roll her eyes. She first did it to my mom. She was pouting about something and my mom was asking her a question and she turned to my mom, rolled her eyes, shook her head and turned her head away! I thought rolling of the eyes was a learned behavior usually acquired in the teenage years. I guess it is an innate behavior used to show disgust! I don't know where she learned eye rolling because we don't do it in my house! If I had rolled my eyes at my mom they would have been knocked out of my head ; ) ! She has since done it a couple of times, and it has all been at "appropriate" times. Mainly when she is irritated with us and we are asking her questions. Lovely skill to have acquired!

A good skill is that she is now really into kissing. She would usually kiss when she wanted something or was trying to get away with something. Now she is kissing just to kiss. Yeah! She come up to you with her lips clamped tight (a huge improvement from the gaping mouth kiss!) and say mmmmmmm. Don't get me wrong, when she is trying to distract or get out of trouble she still will kiss, make her "scrunchy face", or show her bellybutton. In her mind, who can resist a cute bellybutton?!?!?

So she will now kiss when asked, most of the time, and she can "shake her purples". She does this all the time on command. It is too cute!!! Just say, "shake your purples, Yunnie" and she'll start shaking her bottom! I have to learn how to post videos on this sight so that everyone can enjoy The Shaking of the Purples! ;)

1 comment:

Anna said...

I want to do a 100 Good Wishes Quilt, but have no idea how to get started. I guess I need to look into it!