April 30, 2012

Baby Fabric

A very happy Monday to all!!

I've been absent without any explanation, I know, but hopefully you all know by now that I have an excuse.  We learned last week that we are having a BOY, and I'm still in shock!  I really thought it was a girl!  He's an energetic little boy, too... he kicks his mother non-stop (especially at night.)

Anyways, I thought it was about time I shared the fabric I'll be using for my son's quilt, since I think I promised to show you over a month ago.  We picked this before we knew what our baby would be, but because I had in the back of my mind that it was a girl, we also selected ribbons to go with the fabric.  Which I will not be using now. 

The large fabric is extremely soft fleece, and this will be the back of the quilt.  I think I need at least one more fabric for the front - perhaps a brown, perhaps a tan.  Definitely not more polka dots; even though we tried to pick unisex fabric, it now looks somewhat feminine to me.  Darn it.

I also have a quilt pattern to share, which I made a few weeks ago for a good friend, but first I have to put it into a format that can be easily downloaded. 

In the meantime, I hope everyone has a lovely week!

~ Sarah

April 5, 2012

Vicarious Cherry Blossoms

I love the time of year when things start blossoming.  It makes my energy level blossom, too, and I start to look forward to the months ahead: months of long evenings, warm days, cooking out, and flip flops.  Delicious.
Some of my favorite blogs have been posting about cherry blossoms lately, and I just stare and stare at their photographs until I can imagine myself in them.  Where I live, you might see the occasional cherry tree, but I love that some places are just covered in blossoms this time of year. 

Here are some for you to vicariously enjoy, too. 

Annual Cherry Blossom Picnic - Such Pretty Things

Cherry Blossoms - The Preppy Pink and Green Puppy
Found here

What a delightful time to celebrate new life!  I hope you all have a lovely Easter.

~ Sarah