Thursday, February 3, 2011

Puxatony Phil and some Valentine's day love

I finally made some time to sew! Thanks be to God and my lovely husband!  He recognized I was going a little nuts (hmmm... was I standing there staring at my fabric stash again?) and he helped me have some time to myself.  Bless him.

I decided to use my Millhouse Inn layer cake and I've started on this project: Charming Hearts @ Moda Bake Shop.  I found a pretty pastel purple to pair with the layer cake and I finished all the pieced hearts.  Love an easy 4 patch.  Just the sort of easy project I need right now!

I love Valentine's day decorations.  It seems like when February rolls around I'm just about to loose it with winter.  Way to go Puxatony Phil! I really hope you're right!  This is totally not quilting/sewing related, but I really enjoyed this article about getting through the winter.  Its from MOPS and oriented towards mothers of young children, but most of it can be applied to anyone at any stage of life. 

Emily was sick with her first cold this week (pour on the guilt about her going to daycare) and she's lovingly shared this cold with me.  Its been an interesting few days.  But here she is sharing some Valentine's day love (she's still holding out on letting me snap a shot of her smiling!).
I think I need to make some chicken noodle matzo ball soup!


Katie said...

Sweet Emily. Daycare will give you a whole new perspective on germs. Better make a double batch of the soup and freeze some! I do hope you're feeling better soon - the both of you. And I love your quilt project. What a wonderful hubby to see that you needed it.

---"Love" said...

Sorry you two have not been feeling well; I certainly can sympathize! Been there 2 weeks!
Glad you are getting to sew a bit; the hearts are really cute. Look forward to seeing yours. ---"Love"

Liriopia said...

I remember those days and I really feel for you, hon. So good of your husband to give you some "me" time. I am sure the quilt well be awesome.


Stacy said...

Emily is adorable and yay for sewing time!

Sandy said...

Emily seems to have grown a lot since her last photos. She is just adorable. (Is her hair curly?)
Your Charming Hearts quilt will be very pretty -- I love those fabrics.


Beth said...

Emily is growing too fast!!! She is sooo cute. I was going to ask Sandy's her hair curly???
Great project you have going. I still like the Mill House fabric.
Hope you two feel better. And what a great hubby to give you some sewing time.

seventhsister26 said...

Hope you two feel better soon;) Take it easy as possible until then;) I made a quilt similar to that one years ago. Simple quilts are always fun;)
Happy Quilting!!

canuckquilter said...

Yay you! Your quilt will be very sweet in that fabric. Aren't understanding husbands great? Make sure you keep taking some time for yourself regularly. Been there, done that, and I can tell you from experience that when mama's not happy no one else is either! Your sweet Emily deserves a happy mom :)

Fer said...

Dear little Emily! I know how hard it is when they're sick and there's nothing really that you can do other than cuddle them close.

I'm glad you're getting a bit of time to yourself, it's so very important!

Connie204 said...

She is adorable. Hope your both are feeling much better and you are able to get some more time for your quilt. It does get easier.