Saturday, February 25, 2012

Previous February Posts

Unfortunately I don't have much to blog about lately.  This is not because I am not busy, but rather because I am SUPER busy but I have to wait to share any "real" news with the public!

Bear with me over the next few weeks while I tackle some big business plans and find my way out of the piles of papers and big decisions that lay ahead. 

In the meantime, I thought I would reminisce over some of the tutorials and tips from Februarys' past. 

Back in 2010 I posted my first blog tutorial!  It was for this hot pack, backed with minky, it is super great for all of your normal heating pad needs.  No really, I use mine on a weekly basis.  Sometimes just because the bed feels chilly at night, I will heat up the pack and throw it under the covers.  Then when I am ready to crawl in bed, my spot is all toasty warm!  

Little man has even requested his own, so I am down to just one extra around here:

Another favorite is this hand towel redo from February of last year.  This little towel is still going strong after tons of washing and looks great in the bathroom:

Another tutorial from last year were these pee-pee covers...for baby boys.  I actually have a stack of about 20 to send to my sister right now, who just had her first baby!  (Sorry Meg, I haven't sent them yet.  I will do it on Monday!!!)

I also started my Faster Piecing  series in February of last year:

If you haven't seen my tutorials and tips from years past just click on the links on the menu bar or click here:

Sewing Tips

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentines Day!

In case you missed it, this is a great tutorial project from last year that I made up for Valentine's day:

In other news (I feel like this line should have some sort of theme music attached to it), I did a guest post on Chef Sharon's blog on the 9th!  You can go see it here:

Sharon features a different designer each month and does a giveaway along with it.  This month is Sandy Gervais (who designs for Moda Fabrics if you weren't sure) - you can enter the giveaway on Sharon's blog by following the link on my guest post!

Things have been busy, busy here!  Lots of stuff going on.  More patterns being written, tested, proof-read, etc. I have some fun pictures to share soon too!  My little guy had got his first Valentines from friends yesterday along with a cold, so I'm a bit sleep deprived and wondering who is going to come do my dishes.  Oh wait, no one?  Guess I will go do that now then -  and dinner?  Really?  My family wants to eat? 

Hoping to jump on #talknt tonight if I can find my computer again after cleaning.  You should come and join us! :)

Happy Valentine's Day!

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Announcing My New Nephew!

Josiah Alister was born yesterday afternoon.  A health 7 lbs 4 oz and 20.5" long!
My sister is quite a trooper!  
She endured 37 1/2 hours of labor and delivery.  All the while not allowed to have an epidural because of a very low blood platelet count.  

I am so proud of her and my (apparently stubborn) nephew too!

Even though I was far, far away I felt like I was able to be a part of everything.  I harassed everyone at the hospital with text messages and phone calls getting nearly hourly updates.  Then passed those updates along to other family members.  Definitely thankful for technology!

I think one of the most amazing things is how close I feel to the little guy that I haven't even met yet.  I love all of my nieces and nephews but this is the first nephew I have on my side!  There is something about your own sister (someone you grew up with) having a baby that is a different kind of exciting!

The other interesting thing is how much our little guys look alike at birth.  My sister and I must carry some strong dominate traits because our little guys do look pretty similar.  
My little guy was born almost 4 years ago and the phone pics were not as high quality back then! 

I have some truly amazing pictures of my little guy's birth but this is the only one that positions him the same as my nephew for the comparison.

Anyway...Congratulations to my sister, her husband and baby Josiah!

My little guy is also VERY excited about his new cousin (he doesn't realize that babies don't do much)!

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