Friday finish update

Hi all.
Sorry about the disappearing act, but I was sick for the last few weeks with a nasty cold, and without being able to take meds it really knocked me on my ass!  This week my appetite's back (I had been subsisting on watermelon and yogurt), and my energy level is slowing getting back to normal.  

Slowly I've been getting back to my To Do list, so here's a little update on what I've done.  

A few colorful things to put up in the nursery...

I got so excited when the postman delivered this beautiful bundle of Terrain in flannel (purchased from Flannel Queen) that I got right to work on a rag quilt for the baby.  I actually managed to finish sewing it in one day!  I thought "Man I can crank these out as Christmas presents for all the babies I know!"  Um, that was until I got to the tedious fringe-cutting part!  That step is taking much longer... 

 I don't usually go nuts over one collection, but I really love Terrain.  In fact I have been ordering yardage from all over the internet with the goal of making another queen size quilt for us.  I know it might seem ambitious (naive?) with a first baby on the way, but I figure after the first few weeks of settling in I will have time to do a block here and a block there.  Famous last words...!

I finished the crib skirt too!  Doesn't quite touch the floor but I still love it!  (Nina thought it was a portrait session...)

I also did the cutest load of laundry EVER!...

As I am 37 weeks, I decided it was high time to get started on my hospital suitcase.  Here's Olivia's half...

And since little Matilde had her one month birthday yesterday, I whipped her up a pair of baby MaryJane's using the pattern I got from Petit Boo.  Can't wait to make a pair for Olivia's homecoming shoes!

Last night I couldn't get to sleep, so at midnight I hopped up, started rummaging through my scrap box, and put together the beginnings of another hand-stitched pillow.  Does anyone else love working with scraps as much as I do?

Ok well that's it for now.  
Objectives this weekend are to finish the black-out curtains for the nursery, finish the scrappy pillow, finish the cross-stitch birth record, and make some baby MaryJane's for my own little one.  

Have a great weekend!


  1. You are taking nesting to new heights! I cannot believe your productivity. I'm getting excited to meet Olivia! All the best with your to do list and THE BIG EVENT coming soon. That does seem like a lot of baby clothes to take to hospital. How does it work there? Do you stay for a few days? Here they kick you out the next day if mom and babe are healthy (but many people have endless struggles with breast feeding b/c they've had so little support getting started), but I've heard in Australia you get to stay for a whole, glorious week!

  2. Ma siamo uscite troppo maleeeee!! perĂ² le tue scarpette sono favolose! grazie mille panciona:)! Stefy & Maty

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