Saturday, March 9, 2013

Checking in . . .

DH is busy moving all the clocks forward.... It will be difficult to get up tomorrow morning.  The Spring change is always hard due to the lost hour of sleep.    ;-)

Mary Jo - how is your DH doing?   Better, I hope.

Sara in FL - I'm impressed that you ran the 15k and survived to post about it.    :-D

I have news from this end.    Our son and his wife are expecting their first child in September, so DH and I will become grandparents!  It's so very coincidental that I started taking Pilates classes a couple weeks before we found out.   I needed to work on core strengthening anyway,  and now that I'll have a grandchild to pick up and carry,  'there is less chance that I'll hurt my back and neck.  What timing!

I have had absolutely no sewing "mojo" since last May, but this news has definitely jump-started it back into action.  I"ve made a small baby nightgown already (baby clothes!  so cute! LOL!), a maternity  dress for DDIL,  am currently working on a nice maternity skirt, and also FMQing a WinnieThe Pooh crib quilt kit from Keepsake Quilting.   DDIL works in a business setting and cannot wear sleeveless dresses or casual wear, which is most of the maternity clothing in local stores.   The one really nice shop that has career type clothes sells their dresses for $150 - $250 USD, which is entirely too expensive!  And DDIL is too thrifty.  Furthermore, most of those dresses are sleeveless too.  I can make a nice stretchy knit dress - with sleeves - for much less than that.

I've got to buy some fabric to bind the WinnieThePooh baby quilt, and then I'll be finished with it.  Once all the clothes are finished,  I'll start on a small pieced quilt for the little one.  And machine embroidery some burp clothes,,,, this is just the sewing inspiration I needed.   LOL

I had to mow the grass today.   The lawn is fescue and has been growing over the past month.   Fortunately, my rotator cuff problem was not aggravated by the riding mower.  I've been in Phys. Therapy for it for the past four weeks and I think it is slowly improving, but there are still some bad days.  Ugh. My golf seaon  will be delayed,  hopefully not by much.

Hugs to everyone!


At March 10, 2013 at 11:36 AM , Blogger Sara in Florida said...

So excited for you. There are some cute baby boy fabrics out there. I still hsve some leftover trains, cars, etc. pieces in blues if you need any for a scrappy quilt.
Sara in Fla.


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