Thursday, 16 August 2012

Oops I Did It Again

I am the worst blogger. Possibly ever in the entire history of blogging. Certainly in the circle of bloggers I follow!

My entire life I've been this way with keeping a journal though, so I don't expect it to change any time soon. I got through fits and spurts where I write a ton, and then a few weeks or months where I don't write and totally forget about it.

Life with The Toddler and the hubs has been lovely. A turned two at the end of June and a few weeks after that she and I spent three whole weeks away from hubs visiting my side of the family. It was fun and exhausting all at the same time.

I had about a month off sewing. Thankfully the sewing machines didn't rust.

There are large families of spiders hanging out in the corners of my sewing dungeon so I've been avoiding going down there as much as possible. Spiders scare the poop out of me. Figuratively speaking, of course. The only one in the house who poops herself if A.

And speaking of potty is much more difficult than training. Before vacation A was doing awesome. Zero accidents, waking up dry most of the time from naps and nighttime, actually telling me when we were out that she needed to go. I made the mistake of putting her in pullups while on vacation. I was totally petrified of her peeing on some relatives couch.  And so she "forgot" her training. It's going slowly. I'm out of towels by the end of the day most days.

We're also working on cutting out naps. Because if she naps, she doesn't need to go to sleep until midnight. Literally. The hubs and I are exhausted.

On the sewing front, I'm working on a memory quilt using clothes worn by a baby boy. It is my favorite that I've done to date. I'm going to call it Oorah Love:

This is the spread of clothing, blankies, hankies, and even a map of Okinawa!

A few blocks...this was little boy's come-home-from-hospital onesie:

A pair of camo footie pjs:

A lovie-sized blankie:

And the cutest little pjs I've ever seen. The Something's Fishy applique was on the butt and the 3D fishies were the feet. Oh My Goodness!

An overall view of the finished top. I still have to quilt it,  hopefully in the next couple of days.

Once it's quilted I'll take a gazillion photos and have plans to do a quickie tutorial on how to do the footie blocks.

So yeah, that's all for now. I really need to do a catch-up post, before I have to do a catch-up for the catch-up!


  1. It is so adorable. You could not have picked a more awesome fabric choices for the delightful clothes! Is the map for the backing?

  2. it's so so so cute! great idea! :)