Saturday, April 21, 2012

R.J. is one month old today. I have yet to master the fine art of "sleeping when the baby sleeps" and am quite tired as a result. I wish I had the idol time to sit and stitch, but as soon as I put him down I'm up doing dishes, laundry, or trying to tidy up the house.


Thursday, March 22, 2012
No TUSAL photo this month. Not only have I not had time to stitch, we had a major life-changing event yesterday that is preventing me from being home to even photograph the reclaimed pasta jar.

Raymond Joseph Phipps
Born March 21, 2012 at 6:11pm
9lbs 4oz, 21.5in

The Nursery

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Wipocalypse - Update #3

Thursday, March 8, 2012
Seeing as my husband and I have been in a mad dash to finish the nursery before "Peanut's" arrival, I haven't accomplished a single stitch this past month. So, rather than post photos showing a lack of progress, I've decided to post a floss toss photo of a project that has yet to be started: Peanut's Birth Announcement.

This kit, from Symbol of Excellence Publishers, is titled "Disney's 101 Dalmatians: Pup & Teddy Bear". As usual, I'll be substituting the included white aida for something a bit nicer, in this case Silkweaver's "Dusty Blue" 32ct Lugana. I'll be adding Peanut's name and birth info under the puppy to make this into a birth announcement that matches our 101 Dalmatians themed nursery.

February TUSAL

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

It's TUSAL time! Here's my reclaimed pasta jar next to my newest ultrasound photo (taken at 35 weeks). Stubborn kid wouldn't let us get a proper shot. You can see most of his face, though his arm is up over his chin. He sleeps like his daddy!

Wipocalypse - Update #2

Tuesday, February 7, 2012
I've been trying my hardest to stitch away at the "Baby Monkey Birth Announcement". I want to get it finished and gifted before I start the birth announcement project for my own baby, who's due in a little over a month. 

As you can see, I've made quite a bit of progress on the second sock monkey. Like his partner, he's a time consuming pain in the butt due to constant color changes. I can't wait until he's finished! The rest of the project is mostly words, borders, large blocks of a single color, and random floating bi-color shapes, so that should stitch fairly quickly. The monkey-head safety pins in the upper corners will take a bit of time, but shouldn't be nearly as difficult as another full-bodied monkey.

January TUSAL

Monday, January 23, 2012

Happy Year of the Dragon! It's the first new moon of the year, meaning it's time to post my first TUSAL photo. Here's my reclaimed pasta sauce jar next to my favorite ultrasound photo (taken at 18 weeks; I'm currently 32 weeks along).