A New Addition!

Hello there! Some of you may have noticed that I took a rare break from Pattern Observer last week. Well, I am delighted to announce that it was due to the birth of our first child, Ruth McClellan Chapple! She was born on Sunday, September 9th at 6am and weighed 8 lbs 1 oz. She is an absolute delight and we are enjoying every minute with her (even the late nights!).

Thanks for all the supportive emails over the past couple weeks. It has been wonderful to hear from all you Pattern Observer mommas out there! I can already tell that little Ruth is going to inspire many prints and projects and I am considering adding a guest post on trends in the children’s market. Let me know your thoughts and if more information on this market would be appreciated. I am taking a month or so off from client work, but will continue blogging, mentoring, updating and creating class materials.

I am thrilled to share this news with you all! Much love–Michelle

27 Comments on “A New Addition!

  1. Congratulations! Parenthood is a wonderful, intense adventure. I had a baby in May and I have found that after the initial breaking in period I am inspired to create for her. I am working on my first original knitting pattern because I wanted to knit a dress a particular way for her. Not finding exactly what I wanted I am busily test knitting.

    I would be very interested in children’s trends as I take advantage of the limited window in which I can dress her in anything I want!

  2. Congratulations! She is adorable. And I love her name! That was my grandma’s name and I’ve always loved it… :)

  3. Oh she so beautiful michelle massive congratulation to you mummy- you did it…!Enjoy as much of this magical time as you can with your new little family! Welcome to motherhood! Lots of love and blessing being sent over to you, from bonnie Scotland x

  4. Yeah!!!! Congratulations to all three of you! thanks for sharing and keep us posted on how it’s going!!!

  5. What fantastic news!! Congratulations!!!! Daughters are the BEST! Enjoy adorable, sweet Ruth. I look forward to Pattern Observer posts focused on the children’s market. I’d be happy to contribute some snaps of my favorite European brands, so let me know if I can help you out with that :) Congrats again!!

  6. Hooray! She is absolutely beautiful! I’m so happy for you! congrats! You will love her more and more every day, I promise. It’s so rewarding!

  7. She is beautiful! I am so excited for you! COngratulations to you and your husband. And I definitely think you should blog on Kid’s patterns and trends! Circo is my fave! hehe Congrats again! What a joy!

  8. Congratulations on your adorable new baby girl! Enjoy every minute you can with her – it goes by faster than you can imagine!

  9. Congratulations, Michelle! I had no idea! I’ve been so behind on all my blogs. Ruth is a beauty!

  10. Thanks Leanne! It is so nice to hear from you..I hope Seattle is treating you well!

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