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WiP Wednesday

30 May

After almost a month off from blogging i am back! May has been an extremely busy month for us with our wedding anniversary and Mother’s day I felt like we were always on the move. Of course I can’t broadcast here when we leave town so that’s another reason why I took a little break. We went up North to stay with my in-laws Mother’s day weekend and also celebrated our anniversary with a night spent away from the kids. It was quiet and relaxing and I missed the kids at the same time. I’ll have to organize my pictures from that long weekend and post them. We are also heading into Caleb’s last couple weeks at Preschool for the year and have started speech therapy with Gavin. I feel like we have done a lot of driving and a lot of packing and unpacking between this month and last. I have been pretty tired most nights and instead of blogging I have just been curling up on the couch with my hexies and DVR. We went through a rough patch with bed time as well and that pretty much zapped me of all energy. I count on that little bit of time after the kids go to bed and before i go to bed as my time to sew, or watch tv, or just plain old relax, so when that time that i so desperately need to myself is spent trying to get the kids to sleep, i start to unravel. I actually did reach that breaking point a week ago. And so my husband who was at work heard the desperation in my voice, came home from work early, took the boys out of the house for a few hours and let me regroup. Those hours they were gone finally gave me the recharge I was needing. At first I felt guilty, like I was a bad mom for needing my space, but then I had to tell myself that it’s ok to need some time alone. I am still me after all and I need to do things for myself sometimes and that’s OK. So for 2 hours straight, I sewed, and sewed, and sewed. It was my therapy. I was able to finally piece together my granny square quilt top and since then I have started hand quilting it. Here’s a little sneak preview

I am in love with hand quilting with Perle cotton. I love it. It is so soothing and relaxing to just sit and stitch away. The more i quilt the more consistent my stitches become. I really am not concerned with it being even and perfect, I think it gives it more personality if it’s a little wonky. I thought I had to use a hoop or frame to do this but after a lot of search on the internet I found that I could do it without, so that’s what I’m doing. And here’s a little update on my hexies

I love watching this grow. It’s a good thing I’m in no hurry to finish this because I think it’s going to take a long time to finish! Well, that’s my month in a nutshell. I’ll try to start editing my pictures from our trips and post those this week, all depends on how these little monsters behave 😉 Now I should go and see why my boys have been so quiet in their room, usually means they are up to no good!


5 down…

16 Mar

…15 more to go. I finished 2 more blocks of my granny squares quilt tonight making a total of 5 completed blocks. We put the boys to bed early since they didn’t take naps, well, I should say attempted to put them down early. They played until we finally took Caleb out of the room so that Gav could fall asleep, so during that time I decided to whip out a couple blocks. If I make at least 2 blocks a night I can finish them in 7ish days, maybe even have the quilt top completed in a week and a half if I hunker down and just sew. That means I need to get on it and order my Pearl cotton to hand quilt this baby. Right now it’s on sale on Joann.com so I’ll probably be placing that order tomorrow!

Funny story to share-at least I think it’s funny. The other morning Caleb woke up and said he had to go to the bathroom around 7ish. So I hear him go into the bathroom, close the door, flush the toilet and I think maybe I dozed off for a few minutes because the next thing I heard was Gav in his room yelling. I thought hmmm, he usually doesn’t do that unless he is alone in his room. So immediately I know Caleb must be up to something because he is quiet and obviously not in his room like he’s supposed to be. So as I’m getting up I’m calling his name and I hear him walking out of the kitchen saying “What mommy?” all sweet and guilty like. I ask him what he was doing and he said nothing. I had my suspicion as to what he was doing so I told him to open his mouth and sure enough, inside his mouth stuck in his teeth are little flecks of chocolate cookie. He had moved a chair to the cupboards and gotten a Thin Mint Girl Scout cookie out from where I had put them the night before, which he had seen me do. I couldn’t help but laugh. He laughed too, more out of relief that I wasn’t mad. How can you get mad at that? As soon as I told my hubby what he did we had a good laugh and he laughingly told Caleb that he can’t do that. I was just glad he had only eaten One cookie as opposed to the whole box because those are my favorite cookies and I would have been bummed if he hadn’t left me any!