Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
The pattern calls for two charm packs, but I just cut my own since this fabric is not by Moda. I started appliqueing the first row by hand, got it done and decide machine would be just fine for the rest! I did press the seam allowance under and then do invisible thread to stitch around. The pattern also said to use bias tape for the vines but I chose to use ric rac instead. Saved time!
Here's a closeup. Sorry about the dark picture, it was raining when I took it. I do love the bright happy colors! Cute for a little girl's room.
Monday, May 25, 2009
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Monday, May 18, 2009
She knitted these baby booties and brought the out to us. Aren't they cute! I can't wait until Olivia can wear them.
She also crocheted around this cute blanket. I LOVE the flowered fabric! And who doesn't love polka dots? The flowered fabric reminds me of my grandma's sheets. I just love it.
Aren't hand made gifts the best! They are the kind of gifts you know you will keep forever, to pass on to your children's children.
Sunday, May 17, 2009
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Friday, May 8, 2009
Wednesday morning one of the agencies we are registered with posted a baby that I called about. I left a message for the owner of the agency to call me back about this situation. She called back about 20 minutes later to tell me the information. She also told me that the birth mom was already in labor and the baby was being born right then. We gave her the go ahead to show our profile.
At 2:22pm she called back telling us the baby had been born and that we had been chosen to be the parents! We rushed to the hospital (fortunately it's only about 45 minutes away from our house). We spent the rest of the day meeting the birth parents and got to spend a little time with the baby.
The birth parents signed relinquishment's yesterday morning so she is officially ours (well, technically she's the agencies until finalization in six months). She will probably get to come home this morning. We are so excited and feel so blessed. She's a tiny little girl, which makes me a little nervous. 5 lbs 1 ounce (she's a little over a month early).
I haven't really slept since we found out. I went to the quilt shop closest to the hospital yesterday during the nurses shift change. I was to tired to pick out fabric! Can you imagine that? I finally get a girl and I can't focus on matching fabric! I wandered around for quite awhile, but could not figure out what I wanted to do. Good thing she has grandmas! My mother-in-law made a cute fleece blanket as soon as she heard the news. I can't wait to get sewing on little GIRL things!
Right now I can't find my camera. I think it's still in the car and I'm too tired to look for it. I'll post a picture when I can. Check back soon!
Also.... sorry I can't get into more specifics with the blog being open. I hope you understand.
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
Friday, May 1, 2009
I've used a layer cake from Sweet. I know what I'm going to use for the center, but I don't have that fabric. I did hand applique the first block and used the fabric I'll use for the center on that, but I only had one layer cake square. I'm not done, but I'll show a picture when I am.
I'm loving this line. It's so much fun and so, so springy! Just what we need at this time of year.