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LoveQuiltsUK - Niva P's quilt

Niva P's quilt    (Quilt Closed)

Born:March 2014
Illness: Dravet syndrome

Theme: Animals

Date opened: 15th Dec 2018
Date closed: 23rd Dec 2018
Deadline: 26th Apr 2019

Photo of Niva P

Theme details

Animals - More towards the small fluffy end of the spectrum and she also likes cows and animals found in the Old McDonald song.

Child Interests

Niva loves all things girly. She loves Nail polish and loves painting her nails. Her favourite colour is pink and lilac. She loves combing her hair and looking in the mirror.Niva loves dressing up also. She loves to sing and dance. She still enjoys old MacDonald had a farm and the wheels on the bus. These are her favourite nursery rhymes. Niva also loves animal's especially cows. She loves her two siblings dearly and feels very motherly towards her little sister.


Our Beautiful daughter Niva was born in March 2014. Our world was complete. She was so perfect. Her big brother was so proud of her. She was a fun loving baby. We were all so pleased with her. She was such a good baby, always smiling. Niva was meeting all her milestones and was doing so well. It all changed when she was days away from being 6 months old.
We were at home and I noticed her leg jerk. I had no idea what was happening. I just thought she pulled a muscle. We went to the doctors and from there it was straight to A&E. They thought it may have been a febrile seizure and sent us home. A week later the same thing happened. The left side of her body was twitching. From then on it was countless hospital trips and overnight stays. We were so scared at what Niva might have. Testing had begun. And on February of 2015 Niva was diagnosed with Dravet Syndrome. Our world was turned upside down. All our hopes and dreams of the perfect family were broken.
We have spent so many days in hospital and have had some really dark days. We nearly lost her when she was 2 years old. She spent her 2nd birthday in ICU where she was fighting Sepsis. After 9 horrible days she pulled through and we were so happy to take our little girl back home. There were many more hospital trips after this but she has continued to fight through with a smile on her face. Our little girl is truly a soldier.
Despite the daily challenges and drawbacks Niva and us as a family face, she has taught us life is so precious and we must count each day as a blessed day.


1.Cross Stitch Collection Mar/Apr 1996 Old MacDonald had a farmStitcher: Eileen, Newcastle, UK
In Progress

2.Free pattern from Lakeside Needlecraft Medieval Mice - 6 mice in medieval costumeStitcher: Jan , Lincs, UK

3.Cow by DMC free pattern CowStitcher: Moira Anne Jeffcoat, Birmingham, England
In Progress

4.WOXS 270 Kitten in a wellie bootStitcher: Ann, Billericay, UK
In Progress

5.Cross Stitch Collection April 2002 Rabbits in a vegetable plotStitcher: Sue Torode, Farnborough, UK
In Progress

6.Old MacDonald animals stood on each other's backsStitcher: Leanne Malcolmson, Romsey, UK
In Progress

7.Dmc pattern "Rusty" the guinea pig Stitcher: Julie Edgcumbe, Haverhill, Suffolk, UK

8.Club-pointe-de-croix from 2013 - don't think this is still available. Farm yard scene with cats, pig, dog, goose, chickens, rabbitStitcher: Frank Osborne , San Antonio, Texas, USA
In Progress

9.Winter - The Russin Blue Head of grey cat with snowdrops by sideStitcher: Roberta H, King's Lynn, England
In Progress

10.Linda Gillum, Book 8. Cow Belles. pub by DImensions 1988 Circle of cows, adapted from original pattern. Probably flowers or heart/s in centre of circle.Stitcher: Marilyn, Birmingham, UK
In Progress

11.Spring Hen by RockingHorseCS from Etsy Circle of flowers with colourful chicken in the centre. (One of Old McDonald’s animals.)Stitcher: Diana, Sussex, UK
In Progress

12.Label Stitcher: Miss Debbie Elkington, Boston, Lincs, UK

Squares received

Cross stitch square for Niva P's quilt
Stitched by: Miss Debbie Elkington
Submitted: Jan 2019

Cross stitch square for Niva P's quilt
Stitched by: Jan
Submitted: Jan 2019

Cross stitch square for Niva P's quilt
Stitched by: Julie Edgcumbe
Submitted: Jan 2019

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