Thursday, August 04, 2011

some progress....

I found a quilt pattern I want to make! Maybe I will get sewing again! (or not....I need my own space!) It's Now and Later in American Patchwork and Quilting's latest mag. you can see an image of it here (anyone else feel a sense of familiarity with that web site?) but I want to do it in pinks and greens, and whites, with maybe a little yellow. Have I ever told you guys how the girls will be in a bunk bed before too long. I want them to have coordinating but not matching quilts. Meaning I want them to have quilts that have the same fabrics, and similar features but are not the same. I might do this with a stacked coin rendition, like the one I made off the Moda Bakeshop. Those colors would be their "most the year" quilts. I want to make them Christmas quilts too. Eventually I want to be able to change out their quilts with more holidays, but for now that is what I want to have for them. Have I told you how holiday decorating obsessed I become? Even on my very minimal budget? Oh my!

I have not heard back from the townhouse place, the 11th is the day everyone has to give notice by. I do have a lead on a place that is only one bedroom, a little further from work, but VERY reasonably priced. I might be willing to make it work for that price, as long as there is a washer and dryer available. I also have a call in to an agency that helps people find services and apply for services.I am looking for child care assistance and referrals mostly but I am going to see if they have any other suggestions or programs for me. I am not going to be one of those people who is "on the system to use the system" but rather accepting help to get back on my feet, start fresh and excel from there. But you know that about me. I don't take the easy way out!

H turns two tomorrow! TWO!!! I miss babyness but am so proud of her and thrilled by her latest developments. Her language has exploded over the last month. I think part of it is the security, part of it is we have three adults talking with her more, reading to her, and encouraging her to try, and part of it is where she is in her normal childhood development. So wonderful to watch and hear! And now she tells us her favorite things, all start with the letter B....my brother B, Bear, Book, Ball, Blankie, Baba (cup....any cup) Bobbies ("coffee" aka milk in a Starbucks cup) and Baby. Interesting eh? She also tells me when she needs a diaper change, sometimes moments before she needs it. I see potty training on the horizon!

just FYI Joanne at Splitting Stitches is having a give-away....1/2 price on quilting, and she already has such amazing prices....go enter!

I am off to read my book....I have two more ready for pick up!

6 comments:

Katie said...

That quilt is great and will look great in the colors you've chosen. It looks like it should go together fast, too! So find a space and some time and sew! You know you'll feel better once you do. :) Good luck with the apartment, babysitter and all else you find.

Beth said...

It doesn't seem possible that baby H is TWO. How did that happen. Sounds like she is doing well. I look forward to hearing all the things she says. ( R too of course).
All my best to you on your ongoing process of getting settled in a new place. Hope the townhouse works out for you...sounds like a good fit for you and the girls.

Country Log Cabin Quilter said...

I love 2 year olds and do not consider it the "terrible twos!" They are so cute at that age and beginning to talk - adorable! Good luck with your plans.

Joanne Lendaro said...

WOW!! Can't believe she's going to be 2 already...it sure when by quickly. Hope the condo place calls...thinking of you!

Marsha said...

The quilts will be great in those colors, sounds really pretty! Kids grow so fast, it is hard to believe H is two. Happy Birthday to her. R must be turning into quite a big girl, too. Hope the apartment works out soon. That's one more big step for you. Good luck and I hope you get some time to sew.

seventhsister26 said...

I am so happy for you;) Making it work is great;) I know the thing about getting help while you need it...done it in the past myself for a short time;) The quilt ideas will start pouring in as you get more comfortable with your new life;) Tell the two year old Happy Birthday (that starts with B too)
Happy Quilting!!