Getting things done!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

I have been slacking. Well in some things. Ive been getting the things Ive wanted to do done and leaving the things Im not AS excited about for later. Well, im finally somewhat caught up on me Bee blocks. Now that they are done they were actually quite fun and I dont know why I was dreading them so much. I supposed its because its not for the new baby. Oh well, Im still working on one more block to finish but theres a lot of sewing involved in that one so.. its going to take some time. Here's what Ive been working on!
I didnt have quite enough to finish 2 squares but I got you started
A close'r up of the wiseman
I really like this idea. She sent us all am embroidered piece to work into the quilt. 
Ive started making baby pants for little Jack!
They are reversible and are missing elastic but.. I haven't tackled it yet..It looks hard. These are both from Anna Maria Horner's Handmade Beginnings.
This state fabric is one of my absolute favorites and Ive been waiting to find something perfect for it.

Ive started one of his baby quilts. Im only going to make two.. if I even have time for that second one. I love yellow and grey together!! Its so 70s and lovely. Perfect for a happy bouncing baby boy!
Obviously this is just some of the top but I don't think it will take me too  long to quilt at all and im hoping to work on it this week!

Also since its my 'off time ' photography wise Im going to be picking up newborns sessions here and there. This little cutie was my first of many im sure. I made her headband which.. wasnt meant to look like rabbit ears but it did work out for my first 'headband' type thing. Next time Ill put the leaves a bit further behind the flower.
christmas bunny

AND I got an ultrasound last week and here are a few updated shots for the baby book.
He is still a boy :)
He also looks less alien like now a days. These were taken at 18 weeks 4 days.


Embroidering up a storm!

Saturday, December 11, 2010

So, I really like embroidery. Its like crochet to me. I can do it anywhere and I dont have to think about it. Knitting you have to think about... and count. I can take my embroidery anywhere. I like that. Ive also been busy perfecting my stitches. Im far from close but Im getting the hang of it. I bought some plain white bibs to practice on along with some onesies! I love embroidered onesies! They are so cute! These bibs arent all for my baby.. the more boyish ones are for him, the rest will be gifts to people with little girls.
My favorite ones Ive done have been both birds. I just love them. I dont think the blue one is too girlish do you? Also I tried my hand at embroidering on a onesie which I heard through the grapevine takes some getting used to. I got my stabilizer to help out and it did but the cotton is so thin and I used such a think thread I broke the shirt fibers in a few spots. Im glad I started out with the owl first cause my other idea for the onesie is INTENSE and will take a lot. Ill go with a thinner thread and a thinner needle in hopes I dont mess it up.
Heres a close up of the owl design for the onesie. These are mostly all from Sublime Stitching
Oh.. whats that at the bottom of the owl you ask? Well.. im silly and didnt notice it and it went on with the pattern transfer. Hoping it comes out in the wash.. but if not, its going to my baby and I dont care!


Holy Shit Balls!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Im totally not going to turn into one of those people that just shows you youtube videos but a friend of mine posted this and its awesome. Neil and I got to see Michael Buble' back in 2007 and he was awesome. Neil and I were having a fight but the concert and MB was fantastic. What an awesome mom for going up there and doing that. Also super glad MB didnt just throw her off stage or whatever.

Yay! Go Sam!!

I have an appointment today! I get to see Jack! Well.. here's hoping he's still a Jack! I guess we'll see.


Ill be Barbie, you be Ken ok?

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Being pregnant is scary business. There is so much riding on me to have a healthy baby. And I will have to continue it for the rest of my life. Making sure my child(ren) is safe, healthy and awesome. A few weeks ago I was talking to a friend who has also lost her mom and she told me getting pregnant scares her, because she doesnt have anyone to talk about it to. I feel the same way, sometimes. Im more sad than scared. It makes me miss her just as much as Ive ever missed her ever. How am I supposed to know if Im doing it right? How am I supposed to compare my pregnancy to hers with me? My Mama raised me right. I would be completely different had I not had her as a mommy. How am I supposed to know if im doing it right? How do I know Im going to be the type of mom she was. I was a pretty fantastic kid, pretty perfect for a single mom. I didnt get into much.. that I remember and she could take me into a lot of non children friendly places. Im also nervous again because its a boy! What am I supposed to do with him? He'll be Ken, Ill be Barbie? Im sure once he's here it will all come naturally. Thats what motherhood is supposed to be like right? Ill learn to play cars and learn about Thomas the Train. Ill learn a lot more about sports that arent soccer. I remember my stepbrother when I was younger. He was all about some cars and Tonka trucks. I guess maybe thats why guys always wanted the nice cars in high school and us girls just wanted cute clothes? I mean.. a nice car would have been nice but you know..I just feel like Im going to have a lot to learn. He'll teach me though, im sure of it.

I know I have support from Neil and his parents and my friends and family but its just not going to be the same. Shes missing yet another major part of my life. One of the biggest. This is way bigger than highschool graduation! She would be so excited for me and for herself. For a grandbaby. A grandson. Men dont come easy in my family. We are a family of girls except for a few random ones thrown in, but the majority is girls. Anyway, it makes me sad. I miss my mom.

In other news. 18 weeks!! Hooray! Its going extremely quick. SUPER Quick! Still not really showing. I can tell my belly has got a little bigger but I don't think its 'bump' worthy. Ill try and post a photo this week.

A friend of mine posted this video to her facebook and I thought it was kinda interesting so I figured id share it with you :) I feel bad for all those sperm that just didn't make the cut. Poor guys. Wish I could put them in a fishtank so they didnt die... well... not really but you know.


Holiday Wreaths!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

So about a week before I had to leave to go to Tennessee I decided what I was going to make for my family for Christmas. So I had a week to make these wreaths. I did a lot of googling on things to make and which ones and these type seemed the easiest. And they weren't hard to make but boy were they tedious to make! Worth it though- my family seemed to love them!

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This first one was different than all the others and I sorta liked the way it came out. I made this one with my cousin Amie in mind. She loved it!

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