And here's my cute little boy - one week older (5 weeks now). Spending time with Grandma Sheila at Starbucks.
Here's a look at the whole quilt.
And here's a close up of the little heart buttons. My husband says to me "did she cut out all of those little squares and sew them together?" So I had to explain to him about strip piecing. At least i'm assuming she strip pieced it.
I feel so remiss in my posting lately! I want to post more, but my day is filled with my usual activities, that take me a little bit longer since there are periods of feedings (made more complicated by the process I have to go through to starve off this yeast infection), periods of holding to calm crying and someone is staying awake for longer periods of time. ...oh, and my husband is sick, making me wonder who the "baby" really is. I did make it down to my sewing room for a little bit the other day. I sewed a receiving blanket together, I will post pictures soon. I'm also about half way through my pattern for the diaper bag! Yea! Photoshop is just a little harder to operate with one hand.
Make sure and watch my friends new blog: Giddy For Paisley. She has lurked around here since I started mine - often commenting (this is my "twin" by the way). I talked her into buying a sewing machine some months back and she's taken to sewing like a fish to water. I just keep luring them in to my addiction. Ignore my cheesy, "I'm-a-little-tipsy-because-she-keeps-bringing-me-new-glasses-of-wine-when-I-lose-mine-for-the-umpteenth-time-at-my-wedding-reception" smile. Here's a better photo.
I'm coming along with my diaper/baby bag pattern. I still hope to have it done by Monday. Photoshop will take me the most time.
Brice had his two week check-up today. He is doing great...even above his birth weight. Guess that means he's getting enough to eat. Doctor even said to let him sleep at night. What doctor says that anymore? Good thing, cause i'm not waking him if he wants to let me sleep.
I finally finished sewing together the burp cloths that I had cut out just before Brice was born. I have 4 of the monkey and 4 of the ducks. These are from my burp cloth tutorial, they are just so quick and easy and they are my favorite burp cloths. I definitely recommend making these for expectant mothers.
I had several of you say you'd like to help me out with testing my bag...so once it's finished i'll email out an electronic copy. My goal is to have it done before next Monday. But, of course, that will depend on the cooperation of Brice. We seem to be suffering from yeast infections - me in my nipples (OUCH!) and him in his mouth (thrush). So we have a doctors appointment in the morning for him. This could explain the spitting up and gas problems, too. The photo above is of his blow out I mentioned in the last post. Gross, I know...but they can't ALL be pretty pictures.
Here is the great little pouch...and inside were some great chocolates! I ate them up. Yum!
And she included some great fabrics! Both of these are just perfect! We always refer to my stepson as our little monkey, so the monkey fabric will need to be made into something for him. And the other swatch will be made into something for Brice. I've been collecting different, colorful, boy-ish fabrics for a few months now to make a great quilt for Brice, so i'm sure this will go into that. I'm thinking fussy-cut.
And here's Brice sleeping in his crib while I vacuumed the kitchen. He's sleeping on the sheet that Grandma Sheila made him and wrapped in the blanket she made him. He later spit-up all over it and himself necessitating a bath becuase of how bad it was. Poor kid.