Sunday, July 25, 2010

Robbery, ultrasounds, and quilts- oh my!

Things have been at a quilty stand still over the past week.

First my next door neighbor's house was broken into and she was robbed.  We live in a suburban area and this took us all by surprise.  Luckily, she wasn't home and they only took jewelry, but I've felt disturbed ever since.  My husband and I were home at the time of the robbery.

Then I went for my 22 week ultrasound.  Everything is fine with the baby, but they found that I have placenta previa- a condition where the placenta covers part of the cervix.  Luckily, in my case, it is only a partial coverage and I was told that 90% of the time it will resolve.  In the meantime, I'm to watch for any bleeding and am on "pelvic rest" which means I can't lift more than 20# or do anything strenuous.  I go for another ultrasound in one month to monitor the situation.  Things could be soooo much worse, but I feel very nervous about things.  At least 90% is about the best odds you can get. 

So I've only done a little sewing.  Someone I used to work with commissioned me to make a baby quilt for her sister.  She told me she wanted dogs and that she "is sure" that her sister is having a girl, but they haven't found out the sex.  She didn't want to shop so I went out on the hunt for fabrics.  Everything was pink or blue.  Now if you're not sure, you would think pink would be the wrong choice right? So this is what I came home with:
I sent a picture to her of the fabrics and didn't hear back.  So I went on to make the quilt top.

Then I heard back from her in a nice email tactfully telling me that she wanted something more girly. Ugh.  She didn't know I had made the quilt top, and I want her to be happy with the quilt, but why would you want pink fabrics if you're not 100% sure???  So I told her I would just wait until the baby is born in a few weeks and then we can either re-shop or keep the fabrics.  If its a girl I'll save this quilt as a gift or donate it. Lesson learned!

After that, I didn't feel too quilty, but  today I felt the urge to hand quilt and got out "fireside chat"- my oldest UFO! It was supposed to be fall colors for last fall.  Well, hopefully it will be done for this fall! hahah!  We'll see :)

Sunday, July 11, 2010

A whole mess of stuff

Its horrible when technology turns against you!  Keep your fingers crossed for me that my computer stays working. 

I received more of my blocks and some goodies.  They're gorgeous!

First the postman delivered Marsha's blocks and a little ornament.  Beautiful!

Then I got Mary's blocks, more embroidery thread baggies, and a magazine.  I am so touched at her thoughtfulness!! 

And then came Ann's blocks, a magazine and chocolates.  Do you think there are any chocolates left? :)

Thank you all so much!!

This week I hit the halfway mark of the pregnancy and I'm enjoying the 2nd trimester and the return of my energy!  I finally finished up the baby's quilt.  The minkee did not appreciate being quilted so its a little wonky, but its so delightfully soft that I'm OK with it. 

Hank is still unaware that it is not for him. 

I also made a nursing pillow "boppy" look-a-like.  (Also from the book Simple Sewing Projects for Baby by Lotta Jansdotter).

Which Hank also thinks is for him

Poor guy,  if only he knew how much things are going to change!!

I LOVE the flannel fabric from Riley Blake.  I've been eying her latest line, Colorful Christmas, for a baby Christmas quilt. 

Other randomness just for fun- I've been  in baking mode.  These cranberry orange scones with orange glaze by Ina Garten are DELICIOUS!  It could be that I'm just hungry all the time now, but I really thought they were yummy.  Who's coming over for breakfast? :)

Now I'm off to eat some more of these, drink my one cup of decaf a week, and catch up on all your blogs!