Saturday, July 27, 2013

Sissie at 6 Months~

You:

at 6 months

:Are just having new hair come in.  Your little head is super fuzzy right now.
:Still can't decide on an eye color.  I think they are heading toward hazel but one is still grayer than the other and they change often.
:Think your brother is hilarious.  Even when he is shooting at you with his finger.  I'm trying to copy your attitude about all that.
:Like to sit up and be able to look around.
:Love to throw yourself backwards and then hang out upside down.
:Suck your fingers and thumb a lot.
:Are starting to get upset when I walk away (if you aren't being held by someone else.)
:Seem to have the top two teeth coming in and are not so thrilled about it.  However, you love the little chilled teething toys.
:Are trying to grab my plate and cup all the time.  Morning coffee is treacherous with you in tow.  Dinner cannot happen if I have a place mat.
:Love your Indestuctables books.  Crinkle, chomp, pull!
:Have tried a little bit of food: sweet potato, banana & peach.
:Are very concentrated and busy in your excersaucer.
:Are rolling over both ways.
: Weigh 17lbs and 2oz!
:You are 25 3/8" long.

We all adore you.  Emerson gives you hugs and kisses all the time and I would snuggle you all day long if I got the chance.  I can't believe how fast the time has gone and yet you have always seemed to be with us.

Monday, July 22, 2013

Anjali's Quilt

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A's quilt 3

A's quilt 1

Here it is.  All done.  I finished it at the sewing weekend we had at my wonderful mother's house.  I had to take a piece of rayon from her stash for the back.  It belonged to my Grammie.  None of the pictures I took of it came out, all are blurry.  But it was the perfect match and just the right size to do a fold over binding instead of attaching a separate binding piece.  This is surely cheating but I love the style.  So much faster than making binding and nicer than buying something that sort of matches.  I used this basic idea.  But then I felt it was too skinny and so I added strips on the sides.  I was afraid they'd be weird but I think it turned out just right.
I got stalled on this for a long time because the strips weren't lining up.  I finally just went for it and decided to embrace it.  I don't do perfect.  I do pretty, I do nice work, I do functional.  I'm happy with that.
I have been wanting to cross stitch for a few months.  I was excited when I finally figured out where to use those little x's bouncing around in my head.
Pretty, happy, snugly.  Yay!

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Prep Work

I'm preparing for another sewing weekend.  I am using patterns from Simple Modern Sewing and The Stylish Dress Book.  I realized I am altering all of the patterns I chose at least a little.  I can't leave well enough alone, lets hope that works out for me. 

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I have a pair of linen pants for me and I think I will gather them at the ankle harem style.

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I have a dress I am losing the collar and sleeves on.  Using a fabric I've had around a while and been really hoping to use.  I finally got brave enough to cut it.

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I have a shirt that I can't decide whether to make into a dress last up for cutting.  All the others are cut and bagged.  I still need to buy a few items like thread and elastic.  All these items are pretty simple.  I am using binding instead of facing in most cases and only the dress has some things to it that are new ideas. 

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I have great hope (as you can see.)  I also am bringing the finished quilt top from Anjali's quilt and I'm hoping to get that together too.  See? Ambitious!

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May the baby sleep and smile on us all!

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{These are pictures from the recent Super Moon. We went up on the Blue Ridge Parkway and enjoyed the view that night.}