As a Mother’s Day present to my mom, I bought tickets for Hannah, my mom, and I to go see Sleeping Beauty with the New Jersey Ballet. They were doing matinee performances at Mayo Performing Arts Center this past weekend, and it seemed like a great chance for a first ballet for Hannah.
Fresh fruit season is coming in the Northeast. I’ve still got blueberries in our chest freezer from last summer, and I’m working on ways to use them up before all the delicious new stuff makes an appearance. These were an attempt to create a cookie with fruit that Hannah would eat. I don’t like raisins, and blueberries seemed like a great oatmeal cookie substitute so I hit up Pinterest for some recipes. And Hannah loved them…except she just ate around the blueberries. Listen, life with a picky eater and food therapy graduate is a roller coaster of trial and error.
A lovely friend of mine had twins last week, a boy and a girl. I’d meant to give these to her at a quilt guild meeting last month but couldn’t make it. I made them using my own fabric crown tutorial, and I adjusted them to fit newborn heads. These will adjust from 13″ to 16″ circumference, and they’re reversible. Although twins are usually pretty tiny, so it may still be a while before their little heads fit them.
Seriously, I am just finishing things left and right. LIKE A BOSS. I finished Maggie’s wedding quilt and got it in the mail (photos once it’s reached its destination). I finally mailed off a magazine quilt that had fallen through the cracks. I also mailed off a handmade gift for a new mom friend (again, photos later) that should’ve been delivered last month.
I like Mother’s Day. I’m still pretty new at it; I’ve had a great one, a not-so-great-one (poor destination choice), and an out-of-the-country one. So I’m still figuring out what to actually do on Mother’s Day to celebrate, and this year I feel like I’ve gotten the closest to what I want out of the day. First, here’s how I got to this realization.
I have to admit this to myself, overall. April was not too shabby. In the thick of things April (and really March, too) felt like a hill we’d never get over. There have been work/life balance stresses and Hannah preschool stresses, and having a three-year-old stresses. When Hannah turned 3 in March it was like a switch flipped and an obstinate, boundary-pushing, bedtime-hating little stranger appeared. We’ve also been sick in waves, and none of us were getting any sleep for at least a couple of weeks.
Other posts on this project: Victory Gardens Quilt Pt. 1.
I finished this little quilt for Hannah Thanksgiving week, but for some reason I just never got around to posting photos. I don’t think it was any real reason other than the holidays kept me busy and then there was too much snow to take it outside for photos.
It’s coming along so much! I finished the top before we left for Las Vegas, and I made the backing when we got home. It’s all sandwiched, and I started on the quilting this weekend. That will be a time task, I’m doing different motifs on every square. And actually, every part of each square.