Finish failure!

Well my friends, as my Grandmother would say, it seems as though my eyes were bigger than my stomach when I listed the wips I had hoped to finish in my last entry.  My productivity has come to a screeching halt.  
38 years old + 38 weeks pregnant + 35 lbs extra + 35°C = misery!  
The only thing I accomplished this week was a pair of mini Maryjanes to bring my little girl home from the hospital in.  And these were done at nighttime, when it's possible to be upstairs in my house!  Other than that, I really just hung out on the sofa bed in the basement rec room, napping and trying to become nocturnal!  I figure that's the only way I'm gonna finish the projects I have going before she gets here.  
Oh well.
Here are the shoes.

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!

First Anniversary!

Hey all!  Today is my first wedding anniversary!  I was trying to find a picture to commemorate the occasion, but I couldn't decide on just one.  So here's a little wedding recap for you!


 the bride

 the dress

 the place
(small beach town outside of Rome)

 the groom

the ring

the kiss

 the couple

the joy 

 the rice

the beach 

 me and my girls

 him and his boys

the wave
(his sister, him, me, my brother and his fiancé)

 the fireworks

the cake topper 
(made by my super talented maid of honor jen)

the first bite

the mr. & mrs.
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