Saturday, October 31, 2009
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
The appt with my midwife yesterday went well. Here are a few things that she said (that totally surprised me.)
1. "This baby isn't that big"- Wow, how great would that be? She's thinking 8lbs something oz. That sounds great to me seeing as both Layton and Timber were over 9lbs.
2. "Your labor is going to go fast" - Really? Because Layton was 25 hours and then a c-section and Timber was 8 hours of labor with pitocin and then 2 hours of pushing. But her words were, "When you go into labor you need to make a b-line for the hospital."
3. "Your going to go into labor any day now." - Well, I guess if you considered the next 2 weeks "any day" then I'd say that's right. Maybe she was just trying to make me feel better.
So here's our plan. My next appt is November 3rd. That's if I don't go into labor before then. And trust me, I'm praying that the next trip I make down there isn't for an appt! But, if I must, then on the 3rd we'll probably set up an induction for sometime around the 6th. Which is fine by me. I think that by November 6th I'll be ready to be induced if Mason hasn't decided to come on his own.
Monday, October 26, 2009
Friday, October 23, 2009
This handsome big brother who's in 7th grade already! Yikes! Time goes way too fast!
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
The first is a panel from the Flag Day Farm collection from Minick and Simpson. I bought it because it was on clearance but once I got it and opened it I was surprised at how perfect it would be for a table runner on my kitchen table. So, that's what it'll become. The other fabric is from the American Primer collection. I've had it before and loved it so I got some more.
Here's the fabric from the Stitchin' Post for Mason's quilt. I love how it came in a jelly like roll of 4.5" fabric. That makes it possible for me to do something else than a patchwork quilt. Not quite sure what I'm going to do yet though. Any suggestions?
MMMMMmmmmmm, the new Heather Ross Far, Far, Away fabric. It's ridiculously priced but I love it and just bought a little for quilt for Timber.
Have I ever said that I love, love, love, love, love fabric?????
Sunday, October 18, 2009
Also, I received my caramels that I talked about here and I am in awe!! Beth at Have It Sweet is AMAZING!!! (yes, that did require all capital letters because it's that good) She even sent a sample with my order of her chocolate caramels. So then I went ahead and ordered these and these and these. If you order any from her please be warned that you will be hooked and will never want to buy caramel from anywhere else......ever!!!
Oh, and the caramels never made it to the muffins, they were gone long before I could actually whip up a batch.
Thursday, October 15, 2009
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Canned goods (i.e. jams, pie fillings, tuna, cakes)
Aprons for the ladies
a quilt or two
possibly some handmade kitchen towels (if I get my toweling from Moda in time)
What else can I do? I know that there are thousands of options out there. I certainly need a few things for the men folk. What are some handmade things that you'll be giving this year?
Saturday, October 10, 2009
2 cups all-purpose flour (spooned and leveled)
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups sugar
3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
1 large egg
1/4 cup molasses
1.Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt. In a shallow bowl, place 1/2 cup sugar; set aside.
2.With an electric mixer, beat butter and remaining cup of sugar until combined. Beat in egg and then molasses until combined. Reduce speed to low; gradually mix in dry ingredients, just until a dough forms.
3.Pinch off and roll dough into balls, each equal to 1 tablespoon. Roll balls in reserved sugar to coat.
4.Arrange balls on baking sheets, about 3 inches apart. Bake, one sheet at a time, until edges of cookies are just firm, 10 to 15 minutes (cookies can be baked two sheets at a time, but they will not crackle uniformly). Cool 1 minute on baking sheets; transfer to racks to cool completely. Store in an airtight container up to 4 days.
Thursday, October 8, 2009
Oh I love any of the Green Fairy quilt patterns, but the other one is beautiful, too. I'd love to win one!"
I love that 2nd pattern!"
Isn't that weird how that worked out? It must have been meant to be! Congrats Deb! If you can send me your info I'll get you the Green Fairy Quilts Pattern!
Congrats Shannon! Get me your info too and I'll send you the Schinbbles pattern! :)
Thanks to everyone else who entered. I'll have another giveaway before the end of the year so make sure that you check back in!
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Now I only wish she did an extensive line of felt food because I would buy her out! :) Here's her shop link to view other items.
Here's the next item I'm lusting over...I'm hoping to buy the kids a wooden kitchen for their Christmas present and this toaster would compliment it perfectly!
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
Today I'm canning pears (maybe green beans too) and hopefully I'll get some more sewing done. I think late nights with my machine are in my future. Mason's quilt is not done. Um, not even close. I still have to finish up my Christmas quilt for the shop. I have 2 quilt tops that are almost ready to be quilted- they just need the backing and batting cut out first. A Christmas present quilt who's top is almost done. 5 more aprons to make. More Yo-yo garland to sew since the last one sold in just 2 days. And all to be done in less than 20 days! I guess I'd better get to sewing and off this computer!
Monday, October 5, 2009
I also started work on a new Christmas quilt using Deb Strains "Winter Song" fabric collection. It is turning out so gorgeous that I'm sort of secretly hoping no one buys it from the shop so that I can just keep it! (Those quilts are always the ones that sell the next day after listing them!) I could always buy more fabric and make another one for myself but I personally just have something against making the same quilt twice.
I'm also working on a top with some blocks that I won from Cathy's blog. Luckily I have some extra fabric from the same collection on hand here at the house.
Why all the quilting all of a sudden? Well, Gavin is gone hunting! :) I don't know why, but that seems to free up some more of my time! Tee hee.