Wednesday, October 29, 2008

I am trying...

I am trying so hard to make some real progress on grandma's quilt. So today I sat down at the computer while Baby C was napping, edited the photos, figured out how to mirror image them for printing, and printed the first page... only to realize that I need colour ink. They look like something the first colour printer ever would have created - full of lines, crazy colours and terribly out of focus. I'm glad that I bought some extra photo transfer paper... but not so glad that it is so expensive! Oh well, I'll try again later today if I can make it out to buy more ink and hope that it works.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Memory Quilt

I'm making some progress on the holiday crafting. Last week I went down to the Olde Crow Quiltery in Elora and picked out the fabric for grandma's memory quilt. I'm so excited, every other block will be a picture of her or her family. I'm not too worried about posting about it since at 89 she wont be anywhere near a computer any time soon. I have all the fabric washed and ironed and am almost half way finished cutting out the quilt blocks. Tomorrow I will be going through grandma's old photos for some "early years" shots... and hopefully she wont be too curious as to why I'm borrowing 60 year old photos.

Its hard to find time to get things done during the day (as I am working most nights of the week) between feeding Baby C stars and cheerios, playing with her farm and just being mom. But I love the chaos and wouldn't have it any other way.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Holiday Crafting

I will hopefully be starting my holiday crafting within the next few days. Priority #1 is a stocking for Baby C, last year she had a store bought "baby's first Christmas" stocking - I would have loved her to have one that was hand made but she wasn't set to arrive until the next year, and surprised us all by showing up 10 days before Christmas (and what a fabulous Christmas it was with her and I tucked under a warm blanket sitting in front of the tree). Next on the list is a stocking for Nick and I, a photo quilt for grandma and possibly a set of table linens and throw pillows for an unnamed recipient! Off shopping for supplies we go (that would be me and my partner in crime... Baby C!).

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Jumping In

Our latest and greatest creation is rapidly growing and is now showing. That's right, I now have 2 feet firmly planted in my second trimester and we are slowly preparing for the big day (which suddenly doesn't feel so far off). We feel so blessed and are terribly excited.

Everything else has sort of been put on hold while we try to unpack, organize and set up for the new baby. Also on the list is baby proofing now that Baby C has proven that she is extremely quick and mobile for a baby who has been crawling for about 12 hours. It is so hard for me to believe that in just 6 months my little bean head will be a big sister... and even harder for me to believe when I look at this photo of her from just 10 months ago!

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Giving Thanks

Today I am counting my blessings and giving thanks for so many things. My families good health is at the front of my mind this week in light of a friend's recent tragedy (my prayers are with you forever and always C). I am giving thanks for Baby C and Nick, our fabulously supportive parents and my grandmother whom I learn so much from every day. I am thankful for life lessons that remind me to smile and live today like it could be my last (cliche I know, but sometimes I think that cliche is ok when there has been so much heartache, despair and misfortune in such a short period of time).
I am giving thanks for good friends, and great weather. For husbands that do the dishes and love me unconditionally. For a daughter that melts my heart each time she smiles, cries or growls at me (yes, Baby C growls... I like to think its her way of getting ready for Halloween... or for terrorizing the dog). For discovery, and the privilege to watch as she explores the world around her. I am thankful for so much that I cannot even begin to express.