Thursday, March 26, 2009
I did a freezer paper stencil on the front with a dirty onsie (as you can see). These things are great! This is where I first learned about freezer paper stencils, and I love them! You can draw your own pictures, trace photos, print off your computer onto the freezer paper, or if you have one (I don't, very sad), one of those Cricut thingys. Then, I made a burp cloth out of some of the left over fabric and a cloth diaper. Those things are great for burp cloths. Dale has requested that I made at least 10 for our new baby. I'm waiting to see what "it's" going to be before making them. So anyways, happy 2nd boy Laura!
I have another friend who's having a second boy... any good gift ideas?
I'm so excited for the little kicks to get much harder so Dale will finally be able to feel how strong this little monster is. I get some good surprises every now and then. Last night, we could actually feel the baby, not moving, but "he" was hanging out in a good spot where I could poke at "him." We'll hopefully get our ultrasound in about 4 weeks, and then we'll know what "it" is! I'm hoping for a boy, and of course, so is Dale, so keep your fingers crossed. We've got some fun names picked out either way.
Monday, March 23, 2009
Dale bought me a sewing machine last February for my birthday because I was all excited to teach myself how to quilt! For those of you who don't remember that far back, here's the last post I did about that quilt. You'll notice is was posted to the the blog May 28, 2008, almost a year ago! Ridiculous! I blame all the cute crafty blogs out there that got me distracted with purses, dresses, curtains, and everything else that's out there. So I pulled out this old pile of rags and finished machine quilting it, and finished the binding yesterday. I loved this experience. I realize how much I've learned about sewing in the last year, and I honestly can't wait to make another quilt. And this time I'll finish it a little faster, I hope. There are so many mistakes that I never want anyone to actually look too closely, but it has been a great learning experience for me. I've got my next quilt picked out, so let's all keep our fingers crossed.
And who knows when I'll actually start it, since I've now sentenced myself to make 5 crafted items for friends for the Pay It Forward Giveaway... Speaking of, here's the list that I have of people who are getting a crafted item from me and in return will be crafting for 5 others!
Yes, you see correctly! I have one last open spot if anyone is interested. Or else, I get off the hook, and only have to do four! Check it out here for the Pay It Forward details if you'd like to be my number 5! Leave a comment on this post, or the Giveaway post letting me know you want to be a part of our crafting MOVEMENT!!!
***Number 5 spot has been filled by the Mabbs! Thanks guys! If you want to participate, start your own and maybe it'll come back around! Pay It Forwards are good like that...
Saturday, March 14, 2009
My first giveaway! The first five people to respond to this post will get something made by me! My choice. For YOU! I saw this on a blog and I thought, "humm, in my attempt at being a better person, why not do a little service for friends and loved ones." This is going to be fun and I can't wait to start some new projects. It must be something to do with spring because once the sun comes out I all of the sudden get this huge urge to take on tons of new projects. This offer does have some restrictions and limitations: 1. I make no guarantees that you will like what I make! 2. What I create will be just for you. 3. It'll be done this year. Hopefully sooner than later. 4. You have no clue what it's going to be. It may be sewn, painted, written, scrapbooky, or be something totally random that I come up with on a whim. I may even bake you something and mail it to you. Who knows? Not you, that's for sure! 5. I reserve the right to do something extremely strange. The catch? Oh, the catch is that you must re-post this on your blog and offer the same to the first 5 people who do the same on your blog. Let's spread some love! So, the first 5 people to do so and leave a comment telling me they are doing it too win a FAB-U-LOUS homemade gift by me! (I know...that could either be cool or scary) Who knows! :)Be sure to post pictures of what you won when you recieve it! :) I thought this sounded like a pretty neat idea!
Ok, let's get in the crafting spirit! Leave me a comment telling me that you're going to do it too. The first five get something amazing from me!
Thursday, March 5, 2009
I am now 14 weeks pregnant! (For those of you who don't know weeks, I'm now in my second trimester! For those of you who don't speak girl- I'm four months pregnant.) Last time I was able to keep it a secret for quite a bit longer- I didn't really tell people until well AFTER we knew we were going to have a girl. That was after 22 weeks being pregnant (5 months). And I didn't start showing a recognizable baby bump until well into the 6th month. But I've just been so sick with this one, and I have so many concerned friends who kept asking what disease I've caught that helped me to lose those pesky 10 vanity lbs I always wanted to get rid of. I probably could have won anybody's biggest loser challenge!
I'm starting to perk up a bit, and I've gained some of my weight back, which is, so I'm told, great news. I still have to take the nausea medicine for chemo treatments all day long and try to eat small meals all day long which has never really been a problem for me, it's just now B wants to eat all my food. She's worse than the dog! Other than that, nothing really new is happening. It's still pretty much the boring "trying not to throw up on myself" time of the pregnancy. I'll keep you all updated with pictures and Dr.'s appointment news.
Thank you for all your concerns and love, and all the dinners and visits! I could really go for one of Jenny's Spinach Smoothies...
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
We usually have this couch sitting in front of the window. I CAN'T WAIT to get rid of it, but until Dale agrees to buy me two nice new chairs (and NOT recliners) we're keeping it so that we have places for people to sit when they come over.
I'm not going to mention any names- he knows who he is. But SOMEONE decided to start drilling holes and hanging brackets without measuring or listening to how far out from the edge of the window I wanted these things to hang. So, that someone is going to have to take this down, fill in all those holes, paint over them, and drill some new holes for the brackets and then I'm going to have to refluff and rehang. But you get the general idea, and we wanted to share the new curtains with you. Instead of the tassels, I have some nice holdbacks that we're going to use- but I put a freeze on the usuage of the drill for the rest of the evening.
This chair (my favorite!) usually sits on the other side of the living room, but I used it to show Dale just how AWESOME it would be to have chairs instead of a couch. He also said all on his own (finally agreed with me) that anything bigger than this chair would be too big. GOODBYE recliners! I think it worked! I may get those chairs sooner than I thought!