We welcomed our newest baby boy just before 1 AM on Sunday, November 2, here at home as planned. He was about 10 days early, and weighed 8 pounds, 2 ounces and measured 20 inches long. Labor was a little longer and trickier in spots than we expected, but the real excitement came at delivery. Thinking it would be a “little while longer” the midwife went downstairs to use the restroom and while she was gone, my husband caught a baby! with our doula and a grandma looking on.
I have lots of sewing projects to share and will try to get caught up here in the next few weeks!
I finished up an order this weekend (placed before my break, ahem) for 20 bibs made from bar towels. In almost 9 yrs of parenting, I’m sure I’ve seen bibs like this, but now I’m wishing I’d HAD bibs like these. Pull over the head…no snaps or ties. Pretty clever, eh? Nope, not my bright idea. These are for a customer who just had her first baby, a little boy. The white bar towels bibs may be neat-o, but I decided that he also needed something cute, so I made a little drooler bib with his initial.
Here’s a close up of the bib. The elephants and huts is acutally a knit…I wanted the bib to be soft…and it’s backed in blue flannels with darker blue stars. And in between the above picture and this one, I added a snap…somehow I skipped doing that before the photo shoot.
That’s all for today. I’m trying to clear out some stuff in my sewing room and tidy it up, put away new stuff, etc. I’m hoping to be sewing again tomorrow!
I’m still here! I haven’t been sewing hardly at all for the last couple of weeks, but I did manage to crochet a lovely bag that I listed at RetroFemme last week:
As to the reason I’ve been under the weather and not sewing much, it’s nothing too surprising for us. A pretty regular occurance around here. We are expecting a new baby!, around the middle of November, if all goes as we hope and pray it will. This makes baby number six for us and we are just as happy and excited as we were when our first was on the way.
Though I will say, I was a little more excited when I wasn’t suffering from round the clock “morning” sickness and then a bad cold on top of it!
I do have sewing plans for this week. A custom bag from the Joel Dewberry Sparrows line. An apron from Katie Jump Rope. A dress for my oldest daughter. Listing a few more things at Etsy. Hoping I can keep the saltine cracker crumbs off the fabric. 🙂
And a little giveaway on Thursday for my birthday. Check back for more details tomorrow.