This is a picture of a baby quilt I am making for a new baby expected in my family. She is expected on Jan 15, 2010. Her mom and dad tell me her name will be Abigail Louise. This will be their first baby. They are so excited. The mother is a computer programmer for a travel agency. The father is an Emergency Medical Technician. The mother is my oldest granddaughter. They have asked me to be an attendant (doula) for her when she is in labor. I am so excited. There is nothing more gratifying to me than being with a woman during labor and birth and to be there when a new life comes into the world. I did this for a few years as a nurse and always shed a few tears at each birth, most of the time tears of happiness, and on a few occasions tears of sadness with the family. I was with Mary when she gave birth to her son, Jeremy more than 30 years ago. I started the quilt about 6 weeks ago. I made the little butterflies and flowers by hand and hand appliqued them onto the quilt. I sewed the rest of the quilt by machine. After basting the batting and backing to the quilt top (what you see), I have been quilting the 3 layers together by hand. This is why it is not finished yet. This is the part that takes some time. I plan to have it completed by 1/15/10. I wanted to share this with you and hope Coreen shares her baby afghan she is making with us.