Thursday, September 23, 2010

Happy Birthday Mom!

A little bit early, but I made my mom a quilt for her birthday. Caleb got to help a lot. :)
I was dreading the pinning part, but I couldn't remember why. Then once I started pinning, it hit me that the last time I pinned, I was over 40 weeks pregnant with exceedingly swollen feet.

Caleb surprised me at how well he was able to pull off the wrapping paper. It was absolutely hilarious to watch! He'll be in great shape for Christmas.
He got his whole body into it, hands pulling, feet pushing. He's such a big boy - and the scale agrees with me! At 3 months and 4 days, I had the chance to weigh him on a baby scale and he popped out 17 pounds and 11 ounces. Zowie! We're just about to start using 9 month clothes in a few weeks.

The quilt was 9 blocks by 12 blocks, so I made 12 rows of different quilting styles. Just having fun showing off to Mom what I'm capable of doing.
I was crazy, started the quilting Wednesday night, finished Friday morning and had the binding sewn on by Friday noon. Then I spent pretty much every moment Mom wasn't here hand stitching the binding down. Got it done in time! But I was prepared to give Mom some thread and a needle to finish it herself if I had to. :)

A tall brother makes an excellent quilt holder. At 3.5 months, Ben was 20 pounds and 5 ounces. So Caleb isn't the largest baby for my side of the family. We do hold hopes that Caleb will be over 6 feet tall as an adult.
Happy Birthday Mom... three weeks early! I'm sure it'll look great on your couch and will be snuggled with plenty of times. :)


Monday, September 06, 2010


I've hit a couple milestones. First, my blog reached 6-figures of visitors. :)
And yes, thanks for stopping by!

Then I finally finished my first quilt since Caleb was born.
The batik snowball and 9-patch.

Backing fabric, using a hand dyed piece.
If I don't use my nice fabric now, when will I use them?

A close up of a corner.
It went off to a friend who gave me a portion of her cloth diaper stash. I wish her happy cuddling! :)

And I'm afraid every blog post will now have a shot of Caleb in it, one way or another. ;)
He's really learning how to grab and hold onto things now. He was in the kitchen either watching me do dishes or Chris and I cook. We try to include him in most of the stuff we do.