Once again the last couple weeks have flown by without a blog post. I have been busy “nesting” and working on lots of quilt projects. My nesting has involved cleaning out closets (which doesn’t make for a very interesting blog post), taking down the Christmas decorations, and freshening up my decor with a few brighter quilts. I have also spent way too much time on the internet looking at baby nurseries (which once again, doesn’t make for a very interesting blog post).
(click here to see the Gypsy Girl Pattern)
I started the nesting process last fall when I needed to keep myself occupied while we waited for test results. I was really craving bright light and colors at the time, so I repainted several rooms in the house, including my front entry.
Both the yellow and the red have been lightened and brightened. I ordered a new rug from Company C. I find it really hard to find rugs that are just the right colors, so I was excited to find this one. I wanted it to match the Secret Garden fabric (by Sandi Henderson) that I had been collecting, with the intention of making a new quilt for my entry. After getting sidetracked several times, I finally got the borders on the quilt and it will be the next quilt on my quilting machine.
I added a few colors to the original Secret Garden line, just to make it blend better with my rug. I added the darker red, darker blue dot, and the browns. It added the extra pop of color that I was looking for.
(BTW – the pattern is called Modern Day Diamonds and can be found in my Living Large book.)
As I am working on my quilts, I am continually taking pictures of the process – either to remember the placement of the fabrics or to audition different design elements. I find that if I don’t have a picture, I won’t remember it! Lately, all of my pictures have had a funny addition at the bottom of the shot ~
Yes, that would be the “bump”. Remember a few weeks back when I was trying to get it to show in the photo? Not a problem anymore. What a difference 4 weeks will make!
I am currently at 22 weeks and we just had another ultra sound yesterday. We are so happy to say that everything looks really good! I was shocked to find out that the baby is in the 90th percentile for weight (though of course, that can change). I guess there was a good reason that the bump has expanded so much in the last month!
We also found out what we are having – the doctor is 95% sure that it is a boy. The baby didn’t give us a” perfect” shot of the goods, but there were several shots that can really only be explained by being a boy.
So, in case you were wondering, on Joel’s side, we will have a total of 6 girls and 2 boys (counting just the grandkids. Joel has 3 sisters and no brothers, so that would skew the numbers a bit).
On my side, we have just the opposite with 2 girls and 6 boys. The slightly scary fact, is that all 6 of those boys will be 5 and under when our baby is born! Life is gonna get crazy!!!!
Either way, we are just so excited to have good news to report and didn’t care what it was. We couldn’t wait to share our news with all of you! (and start taking name submissions, if anyone has any good ideas ;-) )