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9/25/09
Baby doll...



A small baby doll quilt for my friend's little girl. Quite fun. I got a new walking foot the other day, so this gave me a chance to try that out more. Not much new here... oh I guess something I've excited about. Started a new bible study with a friend in town. Looking forward to the weekly recaps together after a week of daily devos on our own. And more so seeing where God leads us and this study. I'm finding myself getting more eager for the little one to arrive. Don't quite know what to do with myself as I wait some days. I've still got a month to go! My sweet tooth kicks in every now and again. Made homemade carrot cake- with cream cheese frosting as well as banana bread the other day.



9/18/09
A new addition...



I'll be honest... I wasn't excited for this to enter our home... I knew it was old, a bit beat up... and in the end just a old school keyboard organ. But it has grown on me, and I find myself gravitating towards it, sitting down and trying to play through the old song books I've had lying around waiting for their melodies to be played. What's even more fun though is that D plays it quite a bit too. It's fun to hear him sit down and play something, whether from a book or just his head. Just having a way to play music (and not a radio/cd/computer) has been a good thing. I have the old books from my grandparents house... with old time songs and hymns. The hymns are my favorite part. In the end it's a keeper.



9/15/09
Peace is a person...


A blog, I'm really finding to be a blessing... an entry from her site that I hope will speak to your soul today.
Peace is a Person
holy experience




9/14/09
Another one almost done!


This was quite fun to put together. Once I remembered my jean stash and the orange squares, this came together really fast. It's a gift... a long overdue gift. With the baby coming, I'm on a rampage to get little projects done while I can dedicate whole days to projects. It's kind of crazy how motivated I've become. Even stuff like getting dishes done or the menial tasks I didn't like doing, I'm just doing. I guess that's what you call nesting huh? :)

I really liked the randomness to it... I liked using all bits of scraps that I cut off from other sections I put together. These are some of my favorite sections.



And now I have an excuse to go thrift shopping tomorrow to find a good back for this. :) And now, if my walking foot comes in the mail... I can play with it on this one.



9/11/09
It's done!







9/10/09
The weekend...


So my dear parents were here this past weekend. It was so nice to have them around. They are so eager to help with projects when they are here. I feel bad sometimes how hard they work, especially since I can't chip in and go right along with them. They did all the yard work on Saturday... all the stuff that's been bugging me. So wish we would have taken a before picture... and I haven't even taken an after picture. But I'm certainly enjoying it. As I mentioned before, my dad and D put together the crib. And then my mom had a genius idea for my dirty unfinished counter top... contact paper.

I know it sounds weird... but it's working so far. As long as we treat it well, I'm hoping that it will last for a bit until we have the resources to permanently finish that off. It's really nice not having that moldy spot next to the sink staring at me anymore. And for only $5, I'd say it's pretty sweet deal!
On on to the rest of our weekend... it surrounded around corn.

So D and the youth group were generously given a small cornfield. It really wasn't all that small though... just compared to the large fields of corn it seemed small. :) 3 of them on Saturday picked seven rows and ended up with a back end of the bus full. Well they tried to sell as much as they could Sunday morning after church. They maybe sold a third of it 1/3, gave away another 1/4 to those that bought some. It was quite hilarious... my parents ended up with 12 quarts of canned corn by the time they were done with what they got. Plus they had taken a couple bags for friends of ours too. Their car was plum full. I'm thankful they did, cause we ended up with the rest. It filled the backend of our car up full. So what did we do with it? Well... Monday in Montpelier, there happened to be the rodeo. So D and S (our new house and ministry mate) took it to the rodeo... got little kids to shuck it with them... got a roaster from a neighbor in town... cooked it up and gave it away during the benefit supper that night. It was great! However, we still had a third of it left over. So that night D and S stayed up and shucked the rest... and D stayed up later and cut it all off the cob. So it's finally gone!! :) I had corn dreams that night. It was just so much! So about half stayed with us and the other half will be served at Wednesday night youth suppers. I groan ever time we see a corn stand now... :) But in the end, I'm thankful for all of it. One less thing to buy... and once again, getting to see the hand of God working through our lives in little ways.




9/6/09
Baby pics...








9/5/09
Baby projects...


Received many old baby comforters. I wanted to cover some of them... so this is the first of the duvet covers to be made. I love this whirlygiggle pattern. I have so many scraps myself, and this works perfectly with them. Color!

A boppy... or nursing pillow. Found a pattern here: Nursing Pillow Pattern

I've been told I should make some covers cause the little one will get them dirty pretty fast... so that's on the project list too.
And the final baby project... the crib... I was told that we aren't moving it... ever. :) In essence, it wasn't easy to put together. And it won't fit through the door, so there will be some discussion about that in the future. :) In the meantime, pretty happy with it so far. E will test it out soon enough.





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