Saturday, March 2, 2013

I Am Overwhelmed... the generosity of online sewing friends!  I seriously do not know what to say.  I can't believe how awesome kbenco is.  She claims I won a mystery prize on a giveaway she had on her blog.  I received the most wonderful package in the mail the other day.  When I opened it, I was totally overwhelmed by just how awesome this little corner of the blogosphere is.  Who would have thought an online friend on the other side of the world would knit the most precious little cardigan for my almost-here baby girl?

 Kbenco, you rock.  I love it.  I especially love that dusty pink color.  And the smocking magazine made me smile.  I presume that's so one day I, too, can make the formal dress of my daughter's dreams :)   I can't wait to put my little girl in to that cardigan.  So much so, that I practiced on piglet.

J says that the pig in clothes creeps him out.  But it makes me laugh.  My aunt knitted that pretty little hat. 

I would also like to say thank you to little betty who, out of the blue, sent me an email congratulating me on my upcoming arrival.  She also sent me her baby bonnet pattern, which she sells here.  I am super excited about making cute bonnets this spring and summer.

And I want to thank Sown Brooklyn for her giveaway during Sew Grateful Week.  I won my choice of pattern from Victory Patterns.  I chose Nicola, if you were wondering and I can't wait to make it up when I no longer have this gigantic belly.  Sewing blogland is awesome, y'all.  Seriously.

In other news, I am also overwhelmed..... by this.

Yes, that is my bedroom.  I have gone in to some sort of crazy hormonal nesting mode.  We decided we better go ahead and finish our bedroom before the baby gets here.  It was the only room in the house (besides the bathrooms) that has not been redone since we moved in (two years ago).  In fact, it didn't even have baseboards until this past weekend.  J is working hard trying to get it all done.  I am the supervisor.  We are camping out in the guestroom with piles of clothing and other various things all around the house.  I had to clean out my closet.  My closet.  The only room in our house that is not turned upside is the nursery.  I guess that's the most important room right now anyway.   

I'd be lying if I said I wasn't a little worried that the baby will arrive before we've moved back in to our room.  Baby better stay put for at least three more weeks!


  1. I'm glad you like it :), I think lots of people are looking forward to your baby's arrival.
    When I was a new mother in the USA, with my family all on the other side of the world, people I had only just met gave me beautiful things for my baby girl, which made me feel very grateful and welcomed, besides you totally won that mystery prize, how can you doubt it ;).

  2. How lovely that baby jacket is! Piggy looks very cute, but I am sure your new arrival will look even cuter!

  3. Isn't it lovely how amazing people are when you're expecting? You deserve it - hope you get all your nesting done and a good relax too

  4. Oh wow, that little cardigan is adorable! Good luck with the bedroom and the coming few weeks.

  5. Oh that cardigan is the cutest. kbenco is a kind and generous soul :)

  6. What a lovely gift! I guess you'll just have to accept that you are awesome, and we like you. Learn to live with it! ;)
    Good luck with the bedroom!

  7. Wow, I knew Kbenco was awesome before, but now she's skyrocketed to a whole new level of awesome! And LOL @ your nesting phase, hope you get everything done before the little one gets here!

  8. The cardigan is awesomely cute! Your daughter will look great in it. The nesting thing is common too. I won't tell you what I did before my second daughter arrived! *LOL* Soon, she will be here soon!

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  10. I hope you´ll finish the bedroom makeover in time! I have to say I don´t really get the nursery... We simply put babies to sleep into parent´s bedroom :). Maybe it´s only for daytime napping?

    1. She'll be in a bassinet in our bedroom every night for a while. The nursery will be her room when she's a bit older. But maybe sometime daytime napping, too!

  11. How gorgeous! What a lovely gift! Good luck with your remodeling project-- hope it goes quickly and smoothly!