Friday, February 6, 2015

Can I Get A Whoop Whoop? Big News!! And A Winner!!


Hi, all!  

It's Friday again - and you know what that means!  It's time to get our whoop whoop on!   It's been a big week, and I've got several pieces of news to share - but here's the one that many people have been waiting for


The time for entries has closed and the Random Number Generator chose #22 - - - which means that the winner of this beautiful quilt is Krista Hahn!  Congratulations, Krista!  Thanks to everyone who participated, through donating, sharing, or commenting - you've brought us a little bit closer to the end goal of bringing Nathanael home!

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And now for our huge whoop whoop this week...




My daughter and son-in-law have finally received their Letter of Approval from China!!  Which means I can finally show you our grandson



Meet Nathanael Jude!


Isn't he a handsome young man?  


These were some of the earliest pictures we had - lots of different moods, but almost always a great big smile.


And it looks like he loves hats as much as his little sister!

The next major step will be the authorization to travel to China, probably in the next two months.  But there's lots of money to raise between now and then to cover the cost of travel.  So we'll be plenty busy!  Plus, I've still got to make the quilt for his bed!  

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And now, for a quilt-y whoop whoop, here is a quilt I made this week for a little boy who lost his mother very unexpectedly.


We were told that he loved all kinds of sports, and the color red.  So we pulled some sports novelty fabrics and solid red and cut 8" squares, and mixed them up to create the top.


I did some square spiral quilting on Jolene (my long arm) to give this quilt some fabulous texture!


More sports fabric and red on the back!

So that's all my big moments for the week - 
Can I get a whoop whoop?

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And now it's your turn!

What's got you dancing the happy dance this week?


Share!  We want to dance right along with you!

The party will stay open until Sunday night -

Hope to see you there!

Hugs!

Sarah

PS - Remember to head over to Pink Doxies on Saturday to link up at her new linky party, too - I'll see you there, too!

28 comments:

  1. Nathanael Jude is such a handsome looking guy! And he seems full of personality in the shots you shared! Congrats to you and your daughter and all your family that his homecoming will be soon!! Thanks for the linky too :) Whoop! Kathi

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  2. What very good news you and your family have received!!!1

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  3. Congratulations! He is truly beautiful.

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  4. what a cute little boy - glad to hear plans are moving along to bring your new grandson home.

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  5. Whooping with you this morning - what a beautiful little boy! Enjoy your day!!!

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  6. Giving you a HUGE Whoop Whoop today! Your grandson is adorable. A friend of mine is beginning the adoption process now and knows it will be a long road, but so so worth it. Praying for a minimum amount of red tape and that you will have Nathanael in your arms soon.

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  7. I can imagine a whole family that is having a hard time sleeping now that the dream has become reality! Just imagine the love he's going to be showered with. Gives me goosebumps!

    You are so generous in your words and your giving. Your red quilt will be a happy thing in that little guy's world, and maybe help him bear the sadness.

    Thank you for the call out for the Pink Doxie Pet Project Show tomorrow, friend. Be sure to pop in, too.

    Julie

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  8. That is great news Sarah! And he's absolutely adorable. Congratulations to your whole family!

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  9. Oh my gosh, he's beautiful! Congrats to all of you. :) Best of luck with the fundraising.

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  10. Wonderful news indeed, so happy for your family, and for Nathanael. Happy, yet so sad about the other little boy. My grandson loves all kinds of sports as well as the colour red, and his I Spy quilt I made him a year and a bit ago is very similar to this one. Thanks for all the work you do; I will be joining in on the H2H this year.

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  11. A big congrats 😄 what happens next when they pick him up? Do they have a period of getting to know Nathanael before bringing him home?

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  12. You deserve the biggest whoop whoop ever, congratulations to your whole family for this wonderful news - Chris x :D

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  13. exciting times for your family!

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  14. Whoop whoop! Great news for your family and for your new grandson! I sincerely hope that everything goes on smoothly from now on!

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  15. Such fantastic news for your family, and he IS adorable! Hard to believe it's so close now after all that's gone into getting this far. That little boy's quilt is such a wonderful gift, too.

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  16. Congratulations on the cute addition to your family. Blessings

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  17. That is a super huge Whoop!! Congratulations to all.

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  18. Congratulations on the new addition to your family, what great news!

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  19. That is terrific news. Nathan is a handsome young man. I am so happy for you and your family! Hugs & Best Wishes.

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  20. Good news on Nathanael and what a cute quilty hug for the for the other poor little boy.

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  21. Such happy news! Congratulations to you all. He sure is growing up fast. He must be about 3 already. Hope all goes smoothly and quickly from here on.
    Hugs

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  22. Oh Sarah, that is the greatest Whoop Whoop yet! Nathanael is adorable! Love his sweet face and smiles!

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  23. Oh, Sarah, Nathanael is precious! He is going to bring such a joyful spirit to your family. I'm so happy for all of you. Thanks for sharing the journey with us.

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  24. Congratulations, to you and your entire family. So happy for you all.

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  25. That is so awesome, Sarah! Everyone must be so excited. Nathanael sure looks like he has lots of personality!

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  26. What a beautiful quilt for a bereaved boy; may he find comfort. In contrast, congratulations to your family on the new addition. Get quilting, Grandma!

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  27. Oh wow. That is absolutely fabulous news and he is just adorable!

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