~A Little bit of this and a little bit of that~

We are into a new month and I feel so behind!  Hello July! Happy Birthday America, we love you and we are thankful for you~~!

  ~ I have taken a break from the cute little hexagon quilt. I just needed a break.  You know how it is when it is full steam ahead and somewhere along the way it kind of wears down a bit..  I have no problem with that, I just move on to a new project.

This is a baby slip, I can’t give much information yet as I am so fearful I will hit a wall and run out of ability.   I will not be lying by saying this project will stress me to the max, but in a good way..

~ I will be learning many new techniques that I have never done before, but if not now then when?   So, I will continue on. I  started with the easiest component and I will try to work my way up.   One guess who this is for??

oh well, I am excited can you tell? Well wouldn’t you be?

baby caroline

Here she is at 30 weeks.  I got the pleasure of going to her 4d ultrasound.  The miracle of life it is really awe -inspiring.

  ~ if you crochet, then you must try the Tiramisu Baby Blanket from Alicia of Posie gets Cozy I just love this pattern!   I used Lion Brand Organic Cotton I have to say I am very surprised how much I loved this cotton yarn. Really really nice yarn, I can’t say enough about it. It has a really nice feel to it. I used this ribbon from Farmhouse Fabrics . I think it is the perfect finish to a cozy little blanket.

I also want to mention this pasta I made for supper the other night~  (sorry for the blurry picture)

  ~ this recipe is from Heather of beauty that moves~ my gosh, it was so good. I have a really picky 6 year old and she ate 2 bowls full. All I can say is YUM!  It was a hit!   She also has an amazing giveaway going on right now.. go quick and check it out!

 

I have one more little bit to talk about…

A  long while back I won a free episode of Bommerang from Blair of WiseCraft I’m so sorry it has taken me so long to talk about this.. We chose the episode of Jacques Costeau and it was just  wonderful. We have had some major computer problems that resulted in a new motherboard~

but trust me it was so cool! You have a choice to either download to your computer or MP3 player, or you can purchase the CD. We went with the computer download, but after doing that I should have done the MP3 player. My daughter is 6 and she is a girl on the go.  The cd would have been a good choice for us as well as she likes to listen to the NPR/Classical station when she goes to bed.  (They share the same station.)

I love the format, it is presented by kids for kids. It is part humor, much education and really well done.   Now that I am pretty sure our computer problems are behind us, I need to go get another episode.  Thank you Blair! Please forgive my tardiness!

Wow,  such a long post for me, thanks for hanging in there! See you soon!

Wow, long post, who knew I had so much to say, thanks for haning in there!  See you next time!

~A little bit of baby bedding~

Wow, major computer issues~ Major! Oh well, apparently I am back on..!

Ok, now to my post …

15 years ago my stepfather made a baby cradle with the hopes of having many grandchildren to grace it. We welcomed our first daughter soon after. She slept in the hand made cradle for the first few months of her life.  It was wonderful literally having her right next to us. Over the years it traveled to Indiana for another little one, then back to us in 2003 for our second daughter. Once again when our little baby was too big we packed up it and returned to our family.  Packed away until it is needed again.   In January when my  sister told us she was expecting  and soon after my mother brought out the cradle for baby Caroline she also brought out the cradle bedding.   It is practically fifteen years old and not only was it showing its age, it is not exactly heirloom quality.  No worries~

 I knew just what to do! I did what any good aunt would do, I started sewing.  Now baby Caroline will have just a little bit of bedding to keep her cozy.  I hope she knows how much her Aunt Jen loves her already!

 ~ coverlet made in with the floral fabric, reversed in the pink check made with a tan-ish ruffle

  ~ the bumper is the pink check with the floral piping..

Now, if I could just find some organic flannel for the cradle sheet I would be good to go.. any ideas? I just want an off white ~or  cream color..

~WIP~ Grandmother’s Garden

We had very exciting news … I am going to be an aunt very soon!! I am so excited to finally be an aunt.

Little baby Caroline can not get here soon enough. I have been busy working on several different projects.  I will be sharing those soon enough. First though are some ideas I have had in my mind for this little sweetie~

I used this method and it is slow going. I love it though. I really enjoyed the handwork involved in creating these little hexagons. I can just imagine a little quilt made up of these. However, I do not know if I have enough time. She will be here soon (Sept). I have been playing around with a few other ideas and I am not sure which I will choose. I really like these though. One thing for sure is you need to have your thimble ready. Ouch, my fingers are sore! I am not very coordinated with mine.

  ~2 down, 100 more to go??? Oh dear….