Well 3 weeks have gone by and I haven't done much better in the blog writing department. I think I have fallen into what lots of former bloggers have done and that is to post quick updates on Instagram. I swore I wasn't going to do that and yet here I am. I really REALLY prefer blogging, as some things just need more of an explanation, and I do so love reading what is going on with others. But for some reason I have just found myself amazed sometimes that soo many days have gone by and I haven't been around. I can only keep trying...
Soooo, what's been going on with me? First off I have not felt totally well since Christmas. Not sick enough to take to my bed (except maybe one day) but just not all that great either. I had a decent little cough that I think I have FINALLY shook, but I haven't had one of any sort in years, so I feel like I can't really complain. My husband has had very similar issues but has managed to keep working and not really be down either, so we are as I tell my kids.."moving along". I am SOOO grateful however that when I am not feeling up to speed I can just rest, take a nap, read a book, or just generally take it easy, while poor Jeff has to haul himself off to work. Thank God he is as healthy as he is and doesn't have my list of aches and complaints. Other than that, I have been busy at the sewing machine when I have found the energy and desire. My niece (the one who does my hair and Melody's best friend) has adopted a new baby boy! We are all SOOO happy for her. She has had fertility issues from the beginning, and managed to have one baby, but had been trying unsuccessfully for almost two years when they decided to throw in the towel on fertility treatments and adopt their second. They were on a list and got the baby quite suddenly just a few days before Thanksgiving. I offered to make her a quilt for the new nursery, and to give her a women's sip and see for the new little guy in late February. Melody and Claire are going to come out for it too, so I am really excited about that as well. She wanted the quilt to be done in blacks and whites, so I got to work and got it together and delivered it to the quilters last Sat. Let me show it....
|HERE'S A CLOSE UP ON ONE OF THE LITTLE SAYINGS...THIS ONE IS A PSALM OF COURSE WHICH I LOVE|
|YOU CAN KIND OF SEE HERE HOW THE FABRIC CAME. I HAD TO "FUSSY CUT" THE SQUARES WHICH HONESTLY WAS NOT MY CUP OF TEA, BUT I GOT IT DONE.|
And then I had ordered some knit that is in the same fabric design as the back of the quilt (which is of course a cotton) as I knew she really LOVED it. I made up a little romper out of it and a little pair of legging pants. They are soo tiny. But he was a premie, and it still quite tiny. Here they are!
|I LOVE THE PATTERN FOR THIS LITTLE ROMPER AND IT WAS PRETTY QUICK AND EASY TOO THOUGH THE SNAPS STILL NEED TO BE PUT ON. HUBBY USUALLY DOES THAT FOR ME THOUGH, SO MY PART IS DONE, LOL|
|THESE ARE SOO TINY AND STILL NEED THE ELASTIC IN THE WAISTBAND, BUT I AM WAITING FOR HER TO MEASURE HIS LITTLE TUMMY FOR ME SO I CAN BE SURE THEY ARE NOT TOO TIGHT, OR TOO LOOSE|
And then finally I have been wanting to change out my table runners for different holidays and I have a few, but I did not have one for Valentine's day. I wanted to get it done before February 1st, so I saw this kit and tutorial on my new favorite site, JORDAN FABRICS and ordered one and put it together too. It was super quick and easy with all the fabric pre cut, and I made it easily including quilting it myself, and binding it in just one day. I LOVE their stuff, and I LOVE the way it came out. Here it is.
|REALLY LOVE THE FABRICS AND THE COLOR IN THIS KIT!|
|JUST A LITTLE CLOSER LOOK ON ONE OF THE HEARTS|