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A Quick Quilt

Seven months is an awfully long time for me to not blog. I have a huge stock of photos; there are just so, very, many things that I have to tell you all about. There’s recipes and sewing, a new business and diet, fresh ideas and plans. Frankly, so much has happened and is going on for us right now that I am caught betwixt not knowing where to start and not having much time to share things. I cannot honestly blame the 7 month absence on writers block in relation to a birth story; a large part of the blame also rests squarely on the shoulders of all the many changes taking place around here. I vow to share all of it with you as time goes on around here, but tonight, well, I’m going to keep things light.

Some good friends of ours recently had their first baby. I was invited to a great shower for the mama to be, and I sat in a house full of amazing company while wearing a sleeping baby in a sling. The week before the shower I spent evenings sewing and quilting a baby quilt for the expected little guy. I’m happy to report that he came, as expected, and is ADORABLE.

I had some help doing a final lint roll of the quilt from a sweater clad little boy. I’m thrilled that he loves his hand-me-down mama knit so very much. It actually was sweater weather when these pics were taken, but he’s been known to come out of his room wearing it, backwards, of course, when it’s 90+ degrees outside!


A quilt for a shower

I was thrilled to be invited to a baby shower for a friend. Her baby boy is due at the end of September, and he will be her first. I feel honored that she has sought out my advice on many topics recently, and I dove head first into creating a quilt for her little one in the middle of last week.

I will confess that the project was finished this morning just two hours before the shower, but I am encouraged by how quickly I was able to get this done. That fact alone might make it possible for us to get ready for Christmas as early as we need to this year with our own new little one on his or her way.

Finished size on this one is around 40 by 60 inches or so; I did not take time to measure it this morning, so this is a pretty rough estimate.

Happy weekend everyone!