Saturday, March 15, 2008

100 Wishes Quilt

Friends and family have contributed to a 100 wishes quilt for Elizabeth and one for Sam. It is tradition in China for friends to bring the expectant mother pieces of fabric and she makes a quilt for the baby. Adopting parents in America have taken the tradition as a way to keep busy in the long wait. They also sew the pieces together with red tread, a symbol of the Chinese folk tale that everyone who is supposed to be together is connected with an invisible red thread. Rachel and Sam are holding up their quilts. Sam is holding Elizabeth's quilt and Rachel has Sam's. Sam has just learned that he got a quilt too. As you can see, he's not happy about that or anything!

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