Sunday, December 30, 2007
Sunday, December 23, 2007
Once again I wanted to thank all my sweet bloggy friends. I really have come to love your precious comments and emails. I wish you all a very merry Christmas! I hope it is full of memories. I can't wait to hear all about your holiday. I have had such a good week already. Friday we baked cookies in our PJ's at Nana's house (my mom). I took a few pictures of my little angels, they were so proud of their cookies.
OK all you sewing mamas here is a close up of Maddie's yoke, I crochet it in white and beige.
This is the crochet insert in Molly's dress. I love this shell design.
And the sleeves, I crochet lace to match the insert. The design is the same shell as Maddie's yoke.
Tuesday, December 18, 2007
Monday, December 17, 2007
I only held him for a second then they took him. He was not breathing good, so he had to go to the NICU. At four weeks early he was 7 Lbs and14 oz and 19" long.It was four days before I held him again. I will never forget that feeling. He had pneumonia. In all the early pictures my nose was red from crying. I never knew till then how bad you could miss someone who was right there, I just needed him in my arms.
Ben was just as upset as me but he held it in a lot better. Thanks baby.
Our new family of four!He was finally moved to a crib where I could hold him all I wanted during visiting hours, and boy did I take advantage of that!
He then became another "doll" that I could dress up and play with! When we finally made it home after 9 days in NICU, we had a lot of sleep to catch up on. And that's just what we did! Ben was so good about letting me rest, I have no idea how he made it through going back and forth between me and Timothy. He was perfect! We had to try it! We just needed to know if he would fit! This was Ben's idea in case you were wondering!
Saturday, December 15, 2007
I have recently added a meter to my blog and wow! I never knew so many people would care what I have to say! Thank you! I wish you would all leave me a comment from time to time, I love hearing from you, it's so encouraging. There are a few people who comment but I have no way of getting back to them. Like Sheila, she always leaves the sweetest comments. I have so many sweet mamas who stop by. It's hard for me to believe anyone but my own mama would want to read anything that I wrote, with my horrible grammar, and bad pictures! God has blessed me with so many sweet friends. I want to thank you all for your friendship and support. I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas! I will be pretty busy till after Christmas, but I will be back soon to show you Christmas dresses, hopefully some handmade gifts, and lots and lots of family pictures. As part of my Thank You I wanted to share some old pictures of Molly's arrival. I hope you enjoy.
Sunday, December 9, 2007
Friday, December 7, 2007
Monday, December 3, 2007
Molly drew me a penguin and wrote "I love mama" underneath. I loved the penguin so much I decided to put it on a shirt for her. She was so amazed that her drawing was on a shirt! She tells everybody "I designed this shirt, want me to draw you one?", she's so sweet. I know it's dirty, she was outside playing when I took this picture. I have been making ornaments and I think I'm addicted. Hehe! I just think they are so cute. The one with "mama" on it is going to be a little apron.
I have been wanting a quilted tree skirt, so I finally made one! I cheated. And I am going to teach you to cheat too! I started with a quilt-not a very warm quilt, which is why we never used it. I think this quilt was a full size, maybe twin? I can't remember! Nanny do you remember? Yes.... Nanny reads my blog, and she got this quilt for me ON SALE! All of my store bought quilts came from Nanny, she takes care of me :) Then I laid my old tree skirt over the quilt being very aware of the design. Keep the center front of your tree skirt on the center of the quilt, Make sure the center hole of the skirt, is in the center of the quilt (mark it with a water soluble pen). I then cut the skirt out using my old one as a pattern. I took the binding off the quilt, and used it around the tree skirt. I am lazy so I just pinned mine in back but you could add ribbons. I think another edging would be pretty too (instead of the binding) like wide crochet lace or those trims with the fuzzy little balls. I love the way this turned out! After a day of decorating and sewing we are finally done! Sorry about the dark pics, we had no daylight! Have you noticed that Maddie has to be in the middle of everything I am doing whether it's a picture or sewing she's right there in the middle!