Thursday, September 29, 2011

Projects from the Summer

(Please pardon Blogger's weird spacing of my photos and such...not sure what's going on.)
This summer has been full of projects for friends and family who were having babies.  I made three nursing covers...

This is the cover I made for my SIL, Katie:

The green one I ended up keeping for myself:

Here is my favorite one.
 My SIL, Katie, hired me to make a cover for one of her friends.  She wanted something neutral so I chose linen with a few of my favorite neutral quilting fabrics.

These are my replication of some fabulous burp cloths my sister, Katie made for me when Ethan was born.  I have loved them so much I asked her if I could make a few to give as gifts.  If you are looking for a great gift to give at a baby shower you should check out Katie's burp cloth sets.  They are incredibly soft!

My favorites.  I love a fancy embellishment.

And these fabric cubes take the cake.  Katie (my SIL) hired me to make these also.  I was so pleased with how they turned out.  I love the fabric color combination.  I hope the momma and baby who received these loved them too!
Thanks to my family, I also had the opportunity and blessing to make jam and can peaches, salsa and tomatoes. I was also able to put some corn in the freezer for the coming winter. It's a lot of work, but there is so much satisfaction that comes along with it, especially when you can taste summer in the middle of winter :)

(Just love the color of these peaches and jam)

So, that sums up most of my craftiness this summer.  This winter I REALLY want to focus on quilts for the kids rooms.  I've been talking about it and thinking about since I was pregnant with Lucas.  Think it's time I did something about it?  I hope I have some progress to share before the year is out.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

9 Months

I promise this blog isn't all about Ethan!  Although, in my opinion he is cute enough to have a blog all about him ;)  It's just been so crazy the past few months I haven't taken the time to blog about anything else!

Bub-Bubs, as I like to call him, hit the 9 month mark today and it blows me away how quickly time has passed!  My sweet boy is crawling like a mad man, following me everywhere.  He's pulling up and has a mouth full of precious little teeth... and the pediatrician told me yesterday he is getting his one year molars already.  Code for high alert for biting, for this momma!  Everyday, I'm am reminded of what a precious gift and addition he is for our family.  I am so, so thankful for him.

In other news, we have finally kicked off our first official year of homeschooling.  We are doing a mix of Classical Conversations through a local coop and Sonlight.  I know a lot of moms turn the CC work into full time curriculum, but I decided to put emphasis on Sonlight and we are really enjoying it so far.  We are also incorporating Math-U-See and Explode the Code.  Since I'm kind of a newbie I may find that we are taking on too much, but that's the beauty of it all. We can tweek things as we go.

In other great news, I recently put my notice into work to change my hours to per diem.  For now I will work every Monday, but I'm so excited to grab my Fridays' back for my family.  This has been a goal for us since Lucas was born 6 years ago and we were now finally approved for an individual insurance policy.  I can't believe we are finally to this point!  Eventually we may get to the point where I can work even less.

I miss blogging so much!  I'm hoping I'll be able to post more frequently soon.  I have a few posts that are partially finished just to show some of the things that went on around here the past couple months.