27 February, 2012

For Peanut


This pretty stack NEEDED to be pulled last week. Not for a deadline, although there is that. Not for secret project, although I can't fully share it yet for reasons which will become shortly evident. Mostly, just because I had to. I've been overwhelmed and swamped with things that HAVE to be done. That meant I wasn't playing, I wasn't sewing just because. And I could tell. I was getting cranky, antsy, and frankly a bit bored with the necessary bits of life.

So I decided to pull a pretty pile of fabric and play. Look at all those solids! Well, for me they are a lot of solids. I pressed, I cut, I sewed, I played, I sewed, I pressed, and in my spare moments of time over two days I had a baby quilt.

And I felt so much better!

Not a moment too soon, either. It helped my sanity as our reno kicks into a very mess part and the pregnancy gets closer and closer to the end. Oh, and because this is destined to be a baby quilt for a new niece or nephew due to arrive any day now. See, there is a deadline and a sort of need for secrecy.

Look at us, my sister and I, getting SO CLOSE to the end we're giddy. Yeah, that's it.

11 comments:

The Art of Homemaking said...

I love that photo of your sis and you. You look amazing!!! And the quilt...of course its just perfect.

Suzanne said...

It goes beautifully with the picture on the wall. Yippee for just because sewing.

Fareen said...

I love that pic of the two of you! The quilt is beautiful.

Esch House Quilts said...

What a wonderful picture of you and your sister! Both times I was pregnant, one of my sisters was too. Fun!

brown robin said...

You are both so beautiful! I love that you are both expecting at about the same time and that you're holding (the girls) because you're laughing so hard with your sister. Life is good, indeed! Quilt on, girl.

CitricSugar said...

Beautiful - the quilt and the pregnant sisters. :-)

PS. Did I read an article you wrote about getting to know a butcher?

elle said...

You and the quilt are looking good, Cheryl.

Josie McRazie said...

and how comes the King sized...! LOL

Lynda Halliger-Otvos said...

You glow with that specific shade that means you are working on a Big project: I can't wait to see the end result of this pregnancy. Babies born while mama's laughing receive a great dose of hormones (I forget which ones) and those Littles have been known to smile and chuckle early in their development.

Best wishes for you and your sister as you travel this new path.

CarlyMaria said...

I love that picture of you two! I have to admit, at this point I am checking your blog half just to see if the baby is here!
The quilt is beautiful too!

amandajean said...

LOVE your fabric pull!

and it was SO fun to see the photo of you two together. it made me smile.