Well, everything has gone through and Nate and I are officially home owners! We are super excited to move into our stunning home.
Nate’s scarf has been finished for awhile, but it took me forever to get pictures of it. He really likes it! The Pattern
Learning to double knit sure was a process! But, it produces a super thick, plush and warm scarf. I’m not sure if I will ever use double knitting for such a large project again (I can see it making great hot pads)! It simply takes a really long time to make, and it’s a great deal harder on the hands and wrists then normal knitting.
But, I am certainly happy I made this scarf for Nate!
Want to Learn to Double Knit (Now that I made it sound so attractive lol)??? Check out https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z0uwla1VYHQ
Tonight we tried another great slow cooked meal!
Today I finished the last of 8 lovely burp cloths.
Mark broadcloth panel with 45 degree lines 3 inches apart in both directions.
Place batting panel behind broadcloth. Top stitch one direction of markings.
Place terry cloth behind broadcloth-batting panel. Top stitch the other direction of markings.
Make binding with contrasting broadcloth 1 1/2 inch x approx. 60 inches, making 45 degree seams in binding as needed to acquire length.
Pin binding to burp cloth with right-sides facing. Taking care to fold over first end of binding.
Stitch around with 1/4 inch seam allowance. Trim layers as needed.
Turn burp cloth over. Fold under binding and pin in place.
Complete burp cloth by stitching around just on the folded edge.
In past weeks, all but two of my pairs of pants and a single pair of capris have become too snug for comfort. Although I wear skirts and dresses most days, there are days when chill or modesty make pants a more suitable option. In any case, 6 weeks is much too soon for me to entertain the notion of maternity shopping.
In my online reading, I was fortunate enough to stumble upon an affordable solution for expecting ladies, so that they can continue wearing their pre-pregnancy pants!
2 Free Maternity Bands or 1 Free Maternity Body Band ($40.00 value)
Of course, you’ll have to cover exchange insurance ($2.50) and shipping, which varies in cost depending on what measure of expediency you require.
Even with the code savings, I was able to take advantage of another promotion. I chose the 2 maternity bands and added a body band for only $10, which I’ll save for the coming months:)
I can’t wait to see if these products work for me! I’ll comment with a review later:)
Disclaimer: If talk about the “girl” issues and pregnancy freak you out. Stop reading and skip to another post!
In weeks 3-5 I experienced cramping, which at the time, I correlated with my approaching monthly. The first day of week 5, my significant other pointed out that the cramping had been going on much longer than usual. In his words, it was time to “pee on a stick.”
My monthly had been a few days late, every month since we started “trying.” So I was no stranger to the negative test let down, and I resisted testing now. Finally, by mid-day, he wore me down… and I did the deed.
The result was cryptic! There were two lines… maybe, but one was so faint, it was easier to think I was imagining it. He on the other hand, took one look at it and stated simply, “Yep, you’re pregnant,” so calmly and mater-of-factly that it felt like he’d already known. “No, I think it isn’t working. We need to get new ones.” I insisted. After a couple hours of pacing the house in restless denial, we did go to the store, but not to get new testing supplies. Instead, we picked up some prenatal vitamins to replace my daily vitamin.
Over the course of week five, my sceptaeism swayed in the opposite direct. Pregnancy was a good explanation for all the weird things happening to my body!
One of the books I’ve read over the past few weeks described the fatigue experienced in the First Trimester of Pregnancy as “Bionic.” I was so glad the author had thought to word herself that way, because fatigue doesn’t quite explain what I’ve been experiencing.
I went to college and worked as a counselor at summer camp. Fatigue is a groggy-eyed yawny sensations one feels when: one has been up half the night reworking a research paper while the juices are flowing, or keeping a homesick camper company while they fall asleep.
Bionic fatigue is when you are sitting on your bed staring at the contents of your closet wondering what won’t feel too tight today, and you wake up 30 minutes later to discover yourself still wearing pajamas, despite that fact that you just slept a full 10 hours, because no matter how hard you tried you could stay up past 8PM.
Today I am designing the birdseed pouches you want for the wedding. Let me know if we are good to start mass production in two weeks when I visit the cousins in Indiana:) I’m thinking 200 will do.
Assorted Cotton Broadcloth in desired colors & prints
Self-Healing Cutting Mat, Quilting Ruler & Rotary Cutter
Threaded Sewing Machine
Shower The Love Birds Printable & Card Stock
Paper Cutter, Tape Runner, & Hole Punch
Birdseed, Non-Acrylic Yarn or Twine
Press fabric if it is not already wrinkle free.
Cut 2 (3 1/2 inch x 4 1/2 inch) pieces per pouch.
I find a self-healing cutting mat, quilting ruler, and rotary cutter to be most efficient, but one could also draw chalk lines on fabric and cut with fabric scissors.
Placing 2 pieces together, with right-sides facing, Stitch with a 1/4 inch seam allowance, starting on one 4 1/2 inch side, pivoting with needle in fabric, to sew 3 1/2 inch bottom edge, and pivoting again to sew second 4 1/2 inch side. Trim threads.
Turn pouch right-side-out.
Cut printed tags with a paper cutter.
Cut an 8 1/2 inch x 11 inch piece of card stock into 1 doz. (2 1/2 inch) squares.
Adhere printed tags to card stock backing with a tape runner.
Punch a hole in the top right of each tag.
Fill pouch with 1/4 c birdseed.
Cut 9 inches yarn or twine.
Thread yarn or twine through punched hole in tag.
Tie pouch closed with a bow.
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Today we made slime! I was TONS of FUN and a GREAT BIG MESS:) The kids had slimy clothes, slimy seats, and the slime trail went all the way to the bathroom where they attempted to clean themselves, but applying the slime to various other items. Luckily, this gooey fun washes off fairly simply with a warm dishcloth.
I also discovered that slime is an excellent diamond cleaner! My engagement ring hasn’t shown like it does today since its last professional cleaning in January.