Sunday, December 27, 2009

Take A Deep Breath!

Has everyone survived the Christmas holidays? It was pretty hectic here but after it was all over with, I realized that things went rather well. We celebrated Baby's First Christmas with Lucy, my brand new niece. Have you ever seen a house full of people fighting over who gets to change a poopy diaper? lol Luckily she filled several diapers and just about everyone got a turn changing her. I have to say that I am super impressed by my brother-in-law and his daddy skills. I am also proud of my sister who always seemed short of patience while we were growing up but she has all the patience in the world for little Lucy.

I had intended to make quilts for my two cousins but that didn't work out too well. I have Emily's quilt mostly done. I still have to hand stitch the binding to the back of the quilt. Nathan's quilt however, is almost a disaster. I made a few mistakes and I am now ripping out the machine quilting stitches from just about half the quilt. It's very frustrating but fixable. I felt terrible that I couldn't finish his before Christmas and I felt that I couldn't give Emily's to her until his was done. So of course, I went and bought a few presents for them to open on Christmas.

One of the puppies has wiggled his way into my heart. I'm keeping the one Nathan named Peter. We've been calling him Peter Panda. The kids have been singing the Peter Panda Dance song to him. If you have seen The Pacifier with Vin Diesel, then you know what I'm talking about. Emily loves that movie! He is already getting spoiled. He whines if I don't let him sleep in my bed.

My Mom is supposed to make a quilt from the Baby Genius fabric line for Lucy. I promised to help her make it since she has never machine quilted before. Lucy's room needed something to hang on the wall so I mimicked a few pieces from the fabric on canvases.

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