24 February 2016

his story












Only the cat will sleep in the baby's crib at the moment, while baby is content to sleep in his little bassinet in the middle of the living room. Morning, noon and night he drifts off to sleep and we walk around him, picking him up when he starts to stir and coo. (The cat likes to lay beneath this bassinet and paw at his diapered butt through the layers of cloth when she thinks it's time that he should wake up. I'm constantly shooing her away. Strange kitty.) The dog is always at the edges of everything. Nosing her furry face and paws into every photo.

I put together a shutterfly book about our journey to Logan, my pregnancy and his birth. It was a fun exercise and I got a lot of closure from it. It's like I couldn't relax until I knew that part of our life was documented and put somewhere where we can look through it and remember. We intend to read the book to Logan as he grows. I've already flipped through it what seems like a hundred times.

We've also been reading other books. Right now Logan seems to scan the pictures on the pages, but I think he's reacting more to the tone and cadence of my voice than anything else. I so want him to love stories and reading.

Lots of projects in the works, but some are nearing completion. I've got the baby sweater out today and I'm knitting the final length of sleeve. Then I only have to block it, photograph it and put it away for future use. I'm going to have some yarn leftover and I can't decide if I should make some mitts or a hat. If I make the mitts I can look at the color turnovers and contrasts all the time when I'm wearing them. That may be the way to go.

I laid out my star quilt in the middle of our living room last week and basted it together following these instructions on Amanda Jean's blog. Her tutorials are so helpful. I had a lot of fun with the back of the quilt - it's in the background of the photo with all of the baby books. I grabbed a bunch of random squares and sewed them in a strip up the back. I'm going to machine quilt this blanket in a spiral starting in the center. I just need to go out and buy a walking foot for my machine. Hope this goes okay. I can picture exactly how I want it to look in my head and I really want it to turn out that way. I intend to bind it with bright magenta fabric.

 I've also got to finish my tweed baby blanket because the baby shower for my friend is coming up soon. I'm excited to clear my crafting plate so I can start and/or finish other projects.

Happy Wednesday!

Jill

12 comments:

  1. I laughed out loud when I scrolled from the first picture of Logan to the second. What a joy! And what beautiful quilts. I love the old fashion influence on your modern creations.

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    1. Thank you, Becki. That picture sequence makes me laugh too.

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  2. Beautiful post! Logan is a sweetheart!

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  3. Aw lovely photos of him :) And your quilt is beautiful, fabulous colour palette :)

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  4. Hello again. Love the quilt backing and the row of squares, nice detail. Little Logan is a doll! I can see why the cat paws at him....

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    1. Thanks Jennifer! The row of squares is one of my favorite parts!

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  5. I am just loving your star quilt - such a divine colour combo. Good luck with the quilting, I am sure if you take it slowly it will turn out how you imagine. The photo of Logan laughing is just gorgeous, takes me back to when my two were babies.

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    1. Thank you, Julie! I'm going to take the quilting slow and make a practice piece so that I hopefully make all my major mistakes on that. Logan seems to be growing so fast. I'm taking a lot of photos because I know he's changing every day and before I know it he'll be a big boy.

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  6. he is a cutie! I love shutterfly and have made books before. It's hard to narrow down the photos!! love your quilt!!

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    1. Thank you, Karen! I agree about the pictures, I uploaded about 100 and only could use 24. That's okay, I'll make another book sometime.

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  7. I am beginning to feel very agitated at not having written down my little guy's birth story yet and he's three months yesterday. I need to do so before I lose all of it...Logan is truly divine. And he's so happy! Isn't that Dada book funny? Harmon likes to look at that one, too.

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