do you sew?

Rachel in her stander and Janneke in the Jolly Jumper.... Rachel tried the Jolly Jumper when she was younger, but she did not show any interest in exploring with her feet. We are excited to see Janneke put her feet down and keep her head up - all in the last week!

Hi. Things have been pretty quiet here at the Pot house. So far, our appointments as an outpatient at Mac and a physio session at the children's centre have been helpful. It's nice to go see a specialist and have no major worries. We are getting pretty comfortable at Mac; sometimes we are hugged and greeted like family. I guess that's a good thing!

What's not good is my ability to sew. I attempted to replace two buttons today - and that took me too long. When I was taught how to sew with the machine, I treated the sewing pedal like the gas pedal on my little 82 Honda -way too fast for a good seam. So, I am asking for help.

Rachel and Janneke drool. A lot. I am washing bibs at least once a day, if not twice, seven days a week. Some of the bibs are wearing thin, and I would love to have one day off from the laundry. (Mind you, I am very thankful for washing machines; I can't imagine doing 25 bibs by hand!)

So, here's a photo of some of our bibs. They are made from towels (soft and absorbent). I am not crazy about patterns (white is good), but I am thankful that my mother-in-law can make a bib out of anything, including tea towels from Brazil. Thanks, Oma.

Would you consider making some bibs for my girls? They are approximately 26 cm across, about 20 cm long (from the neck opening), and the neck opening is approximately 13 cm across. They fasten with a loop and button (or button hole).

Or maybe you can recommend some affordable, absorbent bib websites/stores?

Yes, at times, the idea of my kids being drooling children in wheelchairs makes me sad. When I change their bibs many times in the day, when people stare at them at the park or in clinic, I ache. Yet, I know that this is simply who they are and who we are - human. Imperfect. But, my girls are beautiful. They take after their Father.

Thanks for at least thinking about sewing. I'd love your help.

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