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Sunday, December 19, 2010

Ack! Beatrice is here!

Here she is on Monday, Dec. 13th: 0 days old.

8lb-10oz (whoa!). 20.5 inches long. Lots of brown hair! Hooray!

Friday, December 10, 2010

Done with Dots!

"What?" you say! Yes, Horst is still in there. Here we are at 40 weeks + 3 days.

Since I'm still just waiting around for her to show up, I had time to put the last few polka dots on the border of this quilt top. So it's done! I don't think I'll take up the quilting just yet, though. I don't feel quite mobile enough to set up the batting/backing sandwich; plus I have to think about the quilting pattern. That was a lot of applique!

Now I have two pretty big tops that need to be quilted plus a full-size quilt that's just tied that needs to have new batting and get quilted and bound too. I think that means I'm not allowed to start a new quilting project yet. Bummer.

Thursday, December 2, 2010


Sorry the photo is sideways! Here's the blanket I knitted. It's pretty uneven and the seams are ugly on the back. I'm just glad to be done with it. We can use it for whatever I guess, maybe in the stroller or on the floor.

I am more excited about finally learning to do quilt bindings properly. I took a class Tuesday night and here's my practice piece. I used a piece of practice hand-quilting and some leftover polka-dot fabric for the binding. Now what can I use this thing for?

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Ready for Horst-Maria

My awesome mentor from my summer job at Lockheed Martin sent us these furry leopard Gap booties for Horst (temporary funny unborn baby name from Swiss-German book on pregnancy for expectant daddies...). I love them, they're so tiny and fun!

So now that we have these and the carseat is installed I guess we're ready! Time to take some brisk walks around the neighborhood to get things going :) Tuesdays and Thursdays are my usual swimming days - I think tomorrow will be my last swim. The due date is Dec. 8th, but I would feel just fine if she decided to come sooner!! Are you listening Horst?