Thursday, September 15, 2005

Time flies when your're having....

Two months? Not possible. I keep thinking that I'll have time to write an update and get to all my other things....Lucy still isn't that into her crib. Since I last wrote she has 4 more teeth. That seemed to take forever. Last week she got a stomach virus so we're still recovering from that as well.

As for me, I'm still doing all my stuff. The smocking has been put on the back burner while I work on a couple of quilting projects, one is a block of the month and the other is a crib blanket. I also am working on a cloth book for Lucy. Very cute. An episode of Simply Quilts was devoted to the topic and I thought it would be fun to try. You can learn more about cloth books at

I started teaching a knitting class at a local yarn shop. The class is for moms with little ones - we even offer babysitting. We'll see how it goes. It's great to be teaching again plus I love being in a yarn shop!

Well. Lucy's off exploring. Must find her. More later.

Sunday, July 17, 2005

heirloom sewing here I come

I stopped into the Little Sewing Studio in Hamilton Square, NJ last Thursday to pick up my supplies for the smocked bishop dress for Lucy. Oh, I am so excited to start this. It was hard not to buy fabric for many more projects but I think it's best for me to take it slow, I am in the middle of two knitting projects as well as a number of sewing/quilting projects. But the fabrics and the lace - oh just too beautiful for words. Hopefully I will pick up the skills quickly so I can move onto the next project. It will be great to have my mother here in a few weeks as she is an excellent seamstress and will be able to help be get some projects started and finished.

I often wonder what it is that draws me to these different needles arts. Right now I think I'm enjoying picking up new sewing and quilting skills just to have an excuse to get out of the house All these classes are something for me to look forward to and make me take time out for myself. Plus, it's interesting to read a pattern and figure out how to put something together - perhaps it will keep my brain from turning to jello.

As for little Lucy, she abhors her crib now. In fact, I think her whole room is horrid as far as she is concerned. She's in our bed, peacefully sleeping with my husband looking over her while he reads. Sigh. Tomorrow is another night....

Wednesday, July 13, 2005

smocking and finding time

Lucy finally fell asleep in her crib tonight. I actually don't mind having her in our bed but I just worry about her waking up and crawling right over the edge. She's asleep in the corner with both hands hanging out over the edge. so sad.

I found the most fanastic heirloom sewing shop yesterday in Yardville. Yeah!!! I can hardly wait to start smocking. I learned last year when I was pregant and visiting my parents in Oklahoma City but I couldn't find a place around here to get help with projects. My first garment is going to be a bishop style dress from the most recent issue of Creative Needle. Oh, Lucy will look so cute in it!

Well, since I have the time I think I'll cut out the fabric for next month's block.

Friday, July 08, 2005

New mother woes

Well, it's Friday night and my little Lucy Rose is still crying. 8 months old and scared to death of her crib. We've tried everything but usually she ends up in our bed. The long and short of it is that I haven't had time to do much sewing or knitting. So, not too much to post. Hopefully she'll rest soon so I can get a few stitches in. I just need some time to myself to unwind and feel productive.

Tomorrow my quilt block for the block-of-the-month is due. Thankfully I finished it yesterday. Eager to see what the next block will look like.