Archive: February 2012

It’s 5pm on Wednesday, and I have been cooking pretty much every waking hour since Monday around 10am. I’ve prepped and frozen about 30 dinners, canned 6 jars of homemade marinara sauce, frozen 2 more of bolognese, and gone through somewhere around 30 pounds of meat from our weekend at Costco and Whole Foods. Our freezer is full to bursting, and I love it. This is all to prepare for the arrival of H Sprout and the expectation that neither Adam nor I will have it together to do much cooking for the foreseeable future. But we can throw things in crockpots or stick things in the oven!

But let’s not talk about how I’m feeling physically.

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Today Adam and I hung this tree from Couture Decals in the baby’s room, and I’m in love with it. Jayne did such a great job helping me customize the design to match our color scheme and style. I’m only posting photos of the tree, but some of the birds are scattered around her room, I’ll post those the next time I update the overall progress on the nursery.

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There is no rhyme or reason to this playlist, I just haven’t made a new one in 4 months. And these are the songs I’ve felt like listening to lately.

  • Cough Syrup-Young the Giant

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Other posts on this project: H Banner Pt. 1.

It’s all finished and hanging in the nursery, and I love how it came out.

After I fused the letters onto the background fabric, I satin stitched all around them. My Bernina doesn’t get as dense a stitch as I wanted, but I actually still love the way it looks.

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I posted about Adam’s Union Jack quilt back around Christmas, but I never posted about the other present inspired by that project.

This was actually meant to be sort of Adam’s new dad present, but I was so excited about it I gave it to him for Christmas. My brother-in-law Morgan, while helping me with the backing fabric for Adam’s quilt, mentioned that he could change some of the station names on the London tube map if I wanted. And that gave me the idea to create a print for Adam, something completely separate from the quilt, with notable London spots from his life. Adam had a print of “The Great Bear” in his apartment when we first met, and it was destroyed last summer during the hurricane when our basement flooded. We’d also been talking about making some kind of family tree to put in H’s room. So when Morgan told me he could tweak the map, this seemed like the perfect plan.

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