First off, I want to give a great big THANK YOU to Gina for this fabulous painting that she made for Ava. Oh, how I LOVE it. I adore whimsical children's art, so this suits us perfectly. It fits right in with the nursery that Ava has never slept in. Gosh, I can hardly express how much I love this!!!
As you can see from this photo, I never did get around to making that bumper pad. Oh well, an unfinished nursery is nothing new to me. Now I need some more things to hang on the wall - that painting looks so lonely!
Last night I got the chance to spend a little time at my sewing machine, so I whipped up this black skirt. It is the same pattern as this, made from Burda 08/2005. The pattern is made for a woven, but I made this out of matte jersey. To do this, I didn't sew the darts and added an elastic waist. I think it works fine in a knit. The only problem is that the skirt is a little big. I guess I over estimated. Once I am a bit smaller I'll take it apart and make it fit. I'm too lazy to worry about that now.
See??? I still have quite a baby belly, especially in the upper abdomen (how did that happen?). Please remind me never to wear that shirt again! What was I thinking when I left the house this morning??? All it does is emphasize the largest part of my body - YIKES!!! I didn't mean to chop off my head, but it was my first time using the self-timer. My face is the only part of me that looks decent, LOL!
This morning I had to do a two hour glucose tolerance test to make sure that my gestational diabetes has gone away. The only good part about it was that I had a little time to myself. Lily and Alex went to my mother-in-laws and I brought Ava with me. I wore my new skirt to the appointment and was reminded at how much I like this pattern. I love the curve and the 'swish' factor at the hem. While there it dawned on me that this skirt would look really nice in linen. Linen is so summer! So after my blood was drawn Ava and I ran to Hancock's to pick up some linen. The selection was poor, but I bought some white and beige linen. I think these will be some fine skirts. They're in the wash right now, even though I should be doing "real" laundry.
This is my other work in progress. I'm in the mood to play around with patch work. With summer here I am in love with the cool blues and greens. It will be interesting to see what this becomes.
I have more to share, but I'll save that for later.