Monthly Archives: February 2010

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here is the finished baby quilt i made last weekend.  yes, a started and completed weekend project.  what i learned was that tiny is better…it is do-able, therefore gives me that instant gratification in a craft project that i really do like.  a few years back starting a queen sized quilt for my first one was a proven bad idea.  it’s front is about half way done and i love it, but i think it is too complicated for me to ever actually finish.

i also enjoyed the fact that i didn’t really have a plan.  i took all the stuff i might need…cloth galore, the sewing machine, sewing box…down to the dining room table, got all spread out and started to just “quilt.”  the square shapes were put together with enough planning just to get them to fit.  i used fabric i love, samples from ordering other fabric, a sleeve from a dress meme had (that matched one of mine as a little girl) and a few scraps i’d saved from her stash too.

after i got the front all put together, i you tubed a few people’s directions for finishing the back and did the best i knew how.  i am proud of how it turned out all and all.  and already am planning another idea for a tiny sized project.  there will need to be more you tube directions for sure and i have a book on the way for some extra teaching.  of course….guess who thinks it should belong to her???

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a few things

Today Mark and I got to go together to a doctor’s appointment.  And it was a really good one…all was well with me and with the baby.  It’s little heart was going to town…159 beats today. Dr. Phillips just kept saying “great” “you’re doing so good”  and those are always welcomed words to hear.

Then, since the appointment was good, we ate doughnuts that were DELICIOUS!  I came home, took a fabulous nap and just finished out the day with a yummy hotdog dinner.

Also, I thought I’d share my lovely pregnancy moment from Wednesday night…because really most people can realate in some way or another.  I was sitting on the couch, sneezed and yeap, I peed in my pants.  Gotta love it!  Because there’s nothing you can do about it.

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some of my favorite pearly whites

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this weekend

This weekend we got a little snow, I put the things onto the new shelves we had built and made a little quilt for the baby.  We also relaxed a bit and enjoyed some time by the fire (the only kind we do in this house.)

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a little blue

today i am feeling a little blue.  i think it’s because i have no energy or desire to do much of anything…therefore, i have been going home from work and sitting on my bum watching tv.  in the moment i don’t seem to have a problem with it, but then i realize (like the next day) that i have wasted my time doing nothing worth while.  it’s a bad cycle.  and yes, i know it’s good to be resting, but i hate the wasting part. 

maybe i need to make something.

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34 week appointment update

My doctor’s appointment went great.  All is healthy and well with baby and with mama.  I got to see Dr. McDaniel which always makes for the best appointments…she said that everything looked great from the ultrasound 2 weeks ago and that baby is doing just what it needs to.  She also said that getting to 34 weeks marked a big mile stone because now if labor starts, they don’t do anything to stop things and let the baby come.  Apparently it is more harmful to stop things than it would be to have a 34 week baby.  HOW EXCITING!  She said it may need to spend a couple extra days in the hospital if it came right now, but would be otherwise just fine.  The baby gave her a big fat kick when she was listening to the heartbeat…enough to bump the doppler right on off my belly.  It was quite funny.  She said it must not have liked what she was doing.  Do we have a strong willed baby in there already?  So, that’s the update for now and I go back next week…we’ve gotten to the once a week appointments.  It is time!  Meet you soon Baby Perry.

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