Friday, December 28, 2012


I am in heaven. :)  I get to hold and take care of and love this precious baby every day! 



Monday, December 24, 2012

Our Sweet Little Christmas Gift: Evelyn

Evelyn Margaret

Born December 20th, 2012

We were blessed with an uncomplicated labor and delivery, and a very healthy baby girl!

She looks a lot like her daddy...

Thank you, Lord, for entrusting us with such a precious treasure. 

Merry Christmas!


p.s. These beautiful photos were taken by my sister Jennifer.  Thanks Jenny!

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Susanna's Coat

Ah, the joys of forced project finishing!  I need this sort of pressure more often.  Hehe.

So today I worked on finishing my sister Susanna's coat.  We began work on this coat last fall--Susanna designed it, and we used a vintage McCall's coat pattern as our base for the draft, modifying as we went along.  I am happy to say that it is almost finished, with the exception of being hemmed!  

The coat has a very "swingy" feel to it.  She wanted it very simple and sophisticated.  

Here are some pics.  I have not steamed or pressed anything yet. :)

Susanna decided that she did not want any buttons. :)  

Once it is finished I'll try and get some photos of Susanna actually wearing it!

Have a lovely day,

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Quilt Top Finished!

I've been borrowing my sister's machine (because mine is still not working properly), and she informed me yesterday that she needs it back for awhile.  This prompted me to get my butt in gear and work on a couple projects--Evvie's nursery rhyme quilt and my other sister's coat (which we began work on last year and I still haven't finished).  Hence a long day of sewing today, and much progress!

Evvie wanted to be in the picture. :)

The finished quilt top!

I love this square. :)  Cute little Humpty Dumpty!

The top is definitely not perfect--I have never been a very precise person, and there are a few squares here and there that aren't matched up perfectly.  But all-in-all I am happy with the result!  I am also very happy to say that all of the fabric used in this quilt top was thrifted or auctioned--I don't think I paid more than $3 for all of the materials combined.  Gotta love that!

Oh, and in case you were wondering, you can download this adorable nursery rhyme embroidery pattern HERE from 

In other news, I am still very much pregnant and hoping that that will change in the very near future.  Evvie has dropped, but her little feet are still firmly lodged in my ribcage--I think I might have permanent bruising there! ;)  In all seriousness, though, I am very very excited to meet Evelyn and begin my journey as a mother. 

I hope this December finds you all cozy and warm and having fun with winter projects!