Monday, August 22, 2011

Miss Molly

Our newest self rescuing princess has arrived. Margaret Ivy was born on Thursday August 18th at 12:46. Miss Molly has so far been one of our quietest and easy going babies but since she is only 5 days old I will wait to see how her temperament and personality turn out in this zoo. The big sisters are ecstatic that she is finally here and there is much debate over who gets to hold her next. Ellie seems to think its her full time job to hold the baby and gets quite offended when she is passed to the next sister or Mommy takes her back. But everyone is slowly adjusting to having her here and Mommy in recovery mode.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

An Exciting Year...

apparently so much so that I forgot to blog about it. Ooops! My goal is remedy that in the next few weeks but since it is about to get more exciting we shall have to wait and see how it goes.

I guess our most exciting news of the year is that Baby #4 is due to join us in about 16 days. According to the ultrasound it is another little girl. But after Charlotte and the 80% sure she was was a boy thing I'm always somewhat hesitant to believe them 100%. So while waiting for her to join us I have of course been busy crafting. And most of the projects have been baby or new house related.

We bought our first house in March and I have been working to make it feel like home. So far I have painted the living room, kitchen/dining room and part of the hallway with the help of Zac and his sister, Olivia. My daddy is building me a pantry and I am about 1/3 of the way done with a rug for the living room. Slow progress but any progress at this point is wonderful. Thankfully this pregnancy has been somewhat easier than the others so I'm a little more mobile.

The girls are loving the new house. We can see cows out our back door, a hot air balloon has landed in our yard, and Zac fenced in an area for them to play. We have added a puggle to our family too. Most days its iffy on whether that was a good idea or bad idea but she is cute and sweet.

So I will be back soon I hope with baby, project and kid updates :)

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Wordless Wednesday

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Thursday, December 16, 2010

Christmas fun :)

Presents are mostly done so now I get to play :-) Who knew disappearing nine patches were so much fun!
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Sunday, December 5, 2010

Ellie's sweater too...

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sweaters are done :)

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Saturday, October 30, 2010

Blogger's Quilt Festival

Amy's Creative Side - Blogger's Quilt Festival

This is my first time participating in the Blogger's Quilt Festival and I am very excited. Unfortunately I have not completed the pinwheel quilt so I had to pick between ones that I have already finished. And I could not decide on a favorite! It is so hard! So I finally decided on this one:

This is Zoey's baby quilt. I try to learn something new with each quilt that I do. You can't see the binding in this picture but this is my first attempt at a real binding. It is also the first quilt that I machine quilted, using my husband's grandmother's machine and walking foot...just a simple stitch in the ditch but its there :) I love that I used only fabrics from my stash in this one and the colors worked well for her as a baby. She is almost three now and it's amazing how children and taste in fabric change ;)