Tonight is the first night that we've ever spent alone without BOTH kids. Weird. Before we had Alex, Lily would occasionally sleep over at a grandparent's house, but this is the first time that both of them are away. Hmm, this is Alex's first time away from home, I hope he is doing well. This is a little preparation for when I'm away at the hospital having the baby. The kids will most probably stay with my inlaws during that time, as Matt will stay in the hospital with me.
We had a nice evening. We enjoyed a nice dinner out, followed by ice cream sundaes at home. I'm most looking forward to sleeping in tomorrow morning. Ah, no little face staring at me at 6:30 am asking if she can watch TV (she still asks even though I've given her permission in advance).
I did absolutely no crafting today. After running a few errands this morning I took a nap then got ready for this evening. That's it.
This is what I finished up last night - my first official piece of textile art, I guess that's what you'd call it. I'm really proud of it. I wish I could say that it was my own composition, but it isn't. It is my interpretation of a landscape painting I found while browsing images of playrooms. I enjoyed picking out the fabrics, but it really didn't come together until I found the stripe I used as the border. The frame I picked up at Target on clearance. I love the darker wood with the bold colors of the art. The wood also matches the furniture in the nursery. I'm thinking of going back for another frame or two in case I decide to make a series of these compositions. I think I've finally found my medium - I enjoyed making this more than I thought. It really is a great project for me at the moment because I did most of the hand stitching laying in bed at night. Yes, I'm finally putting my feet up.