Saturday, November 03, 2007

Another week goes by

And we are still waiting for the new baby to make her appearance. Amazingly, she has held on longer than any of us expected. Amy Sue is at 36 weeks now, and her doctors have told her they will induce when and if she makes it to 38 weeks. So whatever happens, just two more weeks to go!!!

This week was Halloween. Here's a picture of Alana in her special outfit. The first trick or treater's came to the door, and Alana saw the costumes and freaked out. She ran crying from the room and refused to go near the door again all evening!!! So we drank hot cider, and ate candy and enjoyed our quiet evening at home.

I finished the last Shepherd's Bush ornament in the series this week. There were alot of thread changes so it seemed to take a long time to stitch, but I am happy with the way it turned out. I need to get busy now and figure out how to sew all these ornaments together into a banner. The hardest thing will be going to the fabric store and finding the right fabric to sew it together with. Time for such things is basically non-existent right now.

My next project, which I hope to start today, will be another smocked dress for Alana. I picked up a couple of ready made ones last March at the sewing expo, and I need to get going on them before she outgrows them. I want to do the pink one first, and will spend time with my smocking plates today to come up with a pleasing design. It's a bishop style dress, and I am thinking probably white or dark pink smocking.

1 comment:

Von said...

I hope Amy Sue is able to rest peacefully while she's waiting for Gracie to choose her time, or for that magical 38 weeks to arrive. :)

Congrats on finishing the last of the SB ornament series! Good luck in finding a wonderful coordinating fabric for it. Maybe you have a great quilting store nearby that will have something. Joann's doesn't often have anything inspiring.

Can't wait to see what you choose for the bishop dress! Here's a smocker who is very prolific; you might enjoy visiting her blog: