Monday, June 27, 2011

Monday Moments

I have no picture today. Well, I have one that I could post, but it isn't even uploaded yet and I'm lazy. So, there's that.

In other news, I am nearly finished with the embroidered toy project I posted a little picture of a few days ago. I just need the perfect little scrap of ribbon and I don't have it. I wanted to shop for it yesterday, but the place with the best ribbon selection was not open. I am hoping to get over there today and have a finished project on here by the weekend.

I also have decided on what I'm going to do with the baby's crib. I won't be able to do an entire nursery theme because I'm having her share a room with her reluctant big brother, but I saw some fabric I really liked and now nothing I could buy compares to what I envisioned. So yesterday, while my craft store was closed I spent the whole day working on transferring part of the fabric design onto some canvas I just had laying in my supply closet. Why is it that I have the urge to paint when I'm pregnant? And never simple things like walls?

You have to scroll through awhile, but there is a picture of what I painted last time I was pregnant in this post.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011


Years ago one Father's Day, or maybe my husband's birthday my step-son and I collaborated on a T-shirt for his dad. We made South Park character versions of every person in the family, and he loved it. I caught him wearing it out a few weeks ago and realized he desperately needed a new one. One where my step-son wasn't an angst-ridden guitar playing teenager, but an adult in his Army uniform. My step-daughter didn't want her pig-tails, but long, straight hair and picked out a soccer ball to carry in her arms instead of a teddy bear. I made a new version of my son without a pacifier...and I added this.

Yes, just a few days before the holiday we found out that our baby will be a girl! A girl! Everyone assumed I wanted a girl since we had a boy the first time, but really I'm kind of panicked. I love having a boy to take on hikes, and I've already memorized the name of every train on Thomas & Friends. I know it will work out and I will feel like she was always meant to be here, but I can't help feeling like I have to learn how to be a mom all over again.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

At work...

Awhile ago I made a baby gift for a friend. That friend was so impressed with her gift that the very next baby shower invitation she got, she contacted me. I'm now working on a tiny toy for her, with teeny tiny embroidery. I tried to do a padded satin stitch, but with such little work area...everything turned into a blob. After some swearing, some napping and some trial and error I came away with these two hearts, each about the size of a pencil eraser. Hopefully the next bit will go smoother.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Monday Moments

So maybe I wasn't ready to come back. I have not created a thing this last week, but I have been busy.

I cleaned out my sewing room. It wasn't exactly by choice, but I am glad that it is done. I allowed myself to do something I haven't done in years, yes, literal years...I decided that some of that fabric was never going to get used. At least not by me. I set aside a rather large box of fabric to be put in a garage sale. It was very freeing. And with all of the folding and re-organizing I thought of dozens more projects that I can do with the stuff I kept.

In the meantime, enjoy this picture of calves. We saw these guys (and girls) last week. They were obviously black and just a little larger than our dog. They were both very curious about each other. She tried to touch noses with one and ended up touching the electric fence. She yelped and ran, but then a few minutes later was brave enough to crawl under it and try to get up close and personal with the babies. Of course, the mothers didn't like that much and almost started a stampede. I never thought you could see panic on a dog's face...I should have been recording video instead of snapping photos!

Monday, June 6, 2011

I'm back...

I took a little break, possibly not a long enough break, but I'm going to try getting back into this. See, I've been hiding something, at least on the blog. In real life, I haven't been able to hide it for awhile.

Yes, I'm having another baby! I haven't so much been taking time out to enjoy the pregnancy. I am not one of those people. But, I have been wanting to enjoy these last months where my three year old is still my baby.

This last weekend we took him to visit his grandma and cousins. See that look I'm getting? That is the, "Mom, why is Jasper sitting here?" look. He seems to love his girl cousins, but for now the other boy bothers him. I think because he was the first male grandchild for my side of the family. He doesn't like seeing another boy get my attention, and Grandma's attention.

I'm panicking...just a little.