Oh my goodness! It has been so long since I have blogged. I’ve been a little off for the last couple of weeks. I have an announcement that I hope will make up for my absence.
The big news is that Tinkerbell is going to be a big sister!!!!
That’s right we are expecting our first baby in late November.
As usual Tinkerbell seems somewhat underwhelmed but I know there is excitement bubbling somewhere in there.
So there’s the reason that I have been AWOL lately. Baby and I are very tired and sometimes slightly sick. Sewing is not a huge priority right now. I am working on a swap quilt though that will have to be kept secret until my partner receives it. I also got the wedding quilt on the quilt frame and was going to start quilting this morning. Only a couple of inches in the needle broke and my hormonally overloaded self left the sewing room very unhappy. I’ll try again tomorrow morning because it needs to get finished. Maybe I’ll be less emotional tomorrow.
It’s so close to being finished. I have one border left to go. Don’t all of those solids look great though!?! It will for sure be done tomorrow. Then I need to get my spring mystery quilt sewn together and get my FMQ challenge done for this month. Once again I am demonstrating my amazing skills of procrastination.
Yesterday I finished the fairy I’ve been cross stitching. The picture isn’t the best because of the frame but she is absolutely gorgeous! The pattern is a free one from Passione Ricomo. I jazzed her up with some sparkle and beading. All in all I’m pretty excited about my projects!
Tinkerbell isn’t too impressed though. She’d rather be left out of the stitching.
I made a goal on Friday to finish the Goodnight moon quilt I was working on for the store. It didn’t happen. I was interrupted by my sister asking for a babysitter and it got me out of my groove. Later I was just getting back into the swing of things and my hubby decided he was hungry. I guess I should have known that when you get a husband you have to actually take care of them. 😉 So then while cutting onions for our hamburgers I slipped and tried to cut off the tip of my finger. I didn’t think of the quilt at all the rest of that night. Saturday morning I got up and went to town to get my first kit for a mystery quilt I signed up for. Then I came home wanting very badly to get that quilt finished before I had to head over to my sisters. After way more trouble than I had expected I got it finished and taken back to it’s home.
It turned out really cute but the pattern I was using had a few problems that I also had to rewrite for the store. In the end though it all came together. I have one more quilt to sew for them and I’m super excited about this one. It uses a pattern by Valorie Wells and I love her patterns.
I did go to my sisters with my hubby last night and we watched her kids and spent the night there. Apparently we’re more fun than I realized because they did not want to quit and go to bed. It was a good thing that we had no plans today because I’ve already had 2 naps. The funny thing though is that my tinkerbell won’t let me get far out of her sight today.
I laid down on the couch and she decided to use me as a pillow. Then…
I was just sitting there and she came and wriggled under my arm and sat down beside me. I love it when she is in one of her snugly moods.
This last week I haven’t felt like I’ve been accomplishing anything in the sewing room so I decided to take a break. I got out my yarn instead. I wanted to try making my adorable little dog a sweater.
Here she is showing it off. I can’t say that she really likes it but she doesn’t fight it. I think some more will be on the way soon.
I was busy sewing pinwheel blocks this afternoon when I felt something on my foot. I looked under my sewing table and saw my little Tinkerbell cuddled up with her head laying on my foot. I couldn’t resist such cutness so I had to get out my camera and get a few pictures of her. Since she seems to dislike the camera this isn’t an easy thing to do. After a few pictures and some cuddle time I got back to work with the pinwheels. I got all of them finished and sewn into rows. Now I just need to get to work on the panel of squares. I love how this project is coming together.