A very special surprise…

I have thought so long about how to share this very exciting news with you.
"One Day In October…"
January 1st, 2012, I decided this would be my year of organisation. I knew it was going to be a busy year ahead. I set off with a determination to "have a plan". Yep, I had a list.
These are the things I'll design this year…. not too many… not too few… a lovely collection with great variety. Some dimensional projects, some lovely embroidery, a quilt or three.
Blues and greens ~ One Day In May
I had teaching retreats organised, deadlines nicely spaced out. And, I actually thought I had a pretty good idea of where I was headed and that I had a great shot at meeting my commitments and goals.

You see we have been blessed with a
"Spanner in the works"/"Surprise"/"Beautiful Gift".
One day this October, Andrew and I will be welcoming this little bundle into our lives, and our almost grown children will have a new brother or sister!
Baby blessing ~ 12 weeks
This happy snap was from our 12 week scan, earlier this week. Very exciting!
Our little one is a real squirmer. : ) It was a very wriggly scan indeed… I think that might be a hand up in front of bub's face. It truly is a joy though to see that little heart beat and to hear those priceless words…"All is well".
Over the past weeks, I've had the joy and privelege of sharing the news with a few friends and fellow quilters. I've been truly blessed with encouragement from the women around me. I'd like to thank those very special friends (you know who you are) for helping me get through the waves of surprise, disbelief and self doubt. You've helped me come through to the other side… to feelings of "how wonderful"!
Needless to say, the symptoms over the first trimester have been a trifle overwhelming, so project completion (of the crafty variety) and pattern writing have been a little slower than usual.

I do have two new pattern releases though and there will be my usual celebratory giveaway very soon!!
A Doily for Annabelle Pattern Cover sm~ One Day In May  A Doily for Bessie Pattern Cover sm ~ One Day In May

Thank you for reading today and sharing in our news.

Melissa  x


30 Responses

  1. Paula Storm

    eeeeeekkkkkkkk!!!!! I’m soooooo happy for you Mel!!! As a baby fan I’m just so pleased for you!!! Wow what can I say, you have been blessed! Baby’s Rock! 🙂

  2. Congratulations

  3. Congratulations Melissa. Hugs,

  4. Tina Dillon

    What Wonderful news, what a blessing – so pleased for you, Congratulations to you and your hubby. Hugs & xxx TinaD

  5. That is some truly wonderful news. Congratulations. So pleased all is going well.

  6. That is just the best news , congratulations xxxx


  8. Melissa, that’s wonderful news!! Congratulations to you all!

  9. Anne Elias

    Congratulations Melissa! Awww baby news is the best kinda news!! 🙂

  10. So happy for you!!!

  11. Oh my, what a blessing for you and your family.! And you will have lots of “baby holders,” with the older children. Well, now you have lots of time to think about doing some baby quilt patterns. I am so excited for you!

  12. OMG – WOW! I think I would be more than gobsmacked. Oh blessings to you all and what a lucky babe to be born into such a creative loving home.
    fondest wishes xx
    hugs, Miche’le

  13. Debvor@aol.com

    Congratulations!! A new baby is your most precious creative endevour.

  14. Congratulations!!! How very exciting!!!

  15. maryanne

    Congratulations Melissa – your creative juices have surely been working well, to produce such a lovely bundle of joy. One of the names we used for our first bub (40 years ago) was Spanner. I just can’t believe that Spanner is now a man of 40. I hope all goes well for you and your family!!!!!

  16. That is lovely news Melissa and what a lovely surprize for you all 🙂 Its very exciting news. 🙂
    I love your new designs too…so pretty! Hugs Vicki x

  17. de

    Wonderful news for you!

  18. Congratulations Melissa!!
    A baby is a lovely surprise! When I begun to read, I knew the surprise was a baby. I am very happy for you! 🙂 Double brazilian kisses…

  19. Jennifer J

    The best kind of creative endeavor! Congratulations!!

  20. Jenny Schulz

    Congratulations Melissa – you’re a better man than I – don’t know if I could go back again! Wonderful news.

  21. Wow…Melissa.. How exciting. Congratulations..


  22. Helen S

    Congratulations. I hope that all continues to go well and that you can get lots of ‘sewing’ done before your new ‘project’ arrives.

  23. mel, that is the most wonderful reason for disorganisation ever!!!! Congratulations.

  24. Verna Grace

    Congratulations!!! I am so very happy for you and your family!!

  25. Kathleen

    Woohoo! Congrats! Our own little surprise is now 29 and has been a joy for that long…this one will keep you young!

  26. Amanda Begelhole

    Congratulations…..such happy news!

  27. Julie Nettle

    Melissa Thank you for a wonderful weekend at Pt Pirie it was such fun and I cant wait to finish your projects – the brooch is gorgeous thanks again Julie Nettle

  28. I’m a bit slow but……wooohooooo!!!! What wonderful news…….My baby is 17 and his step sister was born 3 years ago (his father’s child not mine!!!) and he is a wonderful big brother and perfect babysitter!!!!! LOL
    What terrific news……so exciting….CONGRATULATIONS Melissa and family!! xo
    sugary hugs
    Wendy :O)

  29. congatulations; enjoy it as much as you can

  30. what wonderful news Melissa,i wish you all the very best.xx