Monday, January 3, 2011

I Actually Made Something...

Hello everyone! I hope you all are having a wonderful start to a new year. If you've read any of my past few posts, you've probably been expecting to see more projects posted. However, the last few months have been grueling. I've been working full time, attending college classes, and have been pregnant on top of it all. Well, the attending classes is over for now so I will have more time for sewing again. I have three classes to do until I finish up with my Bachelors degree in nursing. Thankfully, they are all online so I can do them on my own time.

As I get bigger and bigger, I'm not feeling particularly fashionable. So I haven't made anything to wear. I have finished this Christmas quilt though that I started in 2009. It's from "Quilt" magazine, December/January 2009. It's called "Flakey Friends". Although, I mostly sew garments I do quilt on the side especially when I get into a rut. I finished this one on January 2nd- just in time for next Christmas... LOL!!!

I have also managed to crochet two baby blankets as well. Don't have any pictures of these this time.

In pregnancy news, I just started my 29th week. I can't believe how fast the time is passing. I think I've been incredibly blessed and have had a relatively comfortable and uneventful pregnancy so far. I've put on 17 pounds- the doctor does not want me to gain more than 20... we'll see how that goes! We are keeping the gender a surprise so sewing for the baby hasn't happened yet. I could make unisex items but it's much more fun to make girly things for a girl and boyish things for a boy!

With only 11 or so more weeks of pregnancy left, I don't know if I will actually make anything that is for maternity. I might start making some post pregnancy items although I don't know how long it will take me to get back to my pre-pregnancy weight. Maybe some knit items so I have some give will do the trick.

I don't have any fantastic resolutions to post. I want to be a good wife, a good mom, and a good friend. I want to be healthy and active. And of course, I want to sew more.

Thank you for sticking with me during my sewing drought. And I love all of your kind, encouraging comments. Until next time...



  1. Glad you have had an uneventful pregnacy. I think that's great news!

    Keeping the gender a surprise, huh? I did not have it in me to do that. lol. How exciting.

  2. It's looking great on you! I totally understand the drought having just gone through it.

  3. What a cute quilt! You're looking great! I don't think I'd have it in me to keep the gender of the baby a surprise... good for you. How special he or she will be!

  4. I gained 45 pounds when I was pregnant with my son, then lost 55 pounds while nursing during his first year. So, personally, I wouldn't sweat if you go over the 20 lb limit your doc set!

    Hang in there. You look great. Just 11 weeks to go!

  5. Congratulations! An uneventfulnpregnancy is the best kind. Im trying to figure out how one is supposed to control weight gain during pregnancy. In my recollection it just happened or didn't ;). (I actually stopped gaining my last month with my second. No idea why, still ended up with a healthy baby in the end.) Those sound like good resolutions to me :)