January 04, 2012

Recharge

We spent the holidays in Arizona. It felt so good, the family and sun, the grapefruit off my grandparents'
tree, seeing the cactus and sunsets and grackles...


We stayed kind of far out. Like "drive to where the streetlights stop and turn left" far out. So I got a little
sewing done, thanks to my grandma's cutting table and my mother in law's sewing machine and a cadre of
aunties to keep up with our little explorer. It's the double disappearing nine patch! I'll get a better photo soon.


This sweet, wonderful, smart, strong little kid is three now. Here she is getting the full fire truck
experience from her grandad!



Santa brought me some Aurifil thread and I am going to use it up this year.


Or at least, I'll use what I can before baby #2 comes in July, after which all bets are off. Aha! That's why I've been such a cruddy blogger and emailer and doer-of-things. Because my only activities are:


Do you think I can grow a baby on pinto beans and yogurt and tangerines and chicken wings? 'Cause I'm trying.

Luckily I came home to a bunch of stuff to blog about so I'm about to pipe up after a very quiet month. I
wanted to share this quote by William Morris: "Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be
useful or believe to be beautiful". I was thinking, how nice that quilts are both! Happy 2012! I hope it's starting off grand.

16 comments:

Tiffany said...

Congratulations on Baby #2!
I love that double disappearing nine patch - so clever. I can't wait to see more of it!

P├ętra said...

I think that's a great baby growing diet you are only missing your veggies so add say brussels sprouts. We were going to go to AZ and it didn't work out soooo jealous!
Love the new DD9P quilt it really pops!!

Brenda said...

Congrats on the pregnancy! great DD9 patch.

Cheryll said...

WooHoo... congrats on the good news! :)

Suz said...

Ohh, I like your setting for your DD9 patch as well! Might be a second quilt in the planning? Congrats on the baby news and good luck with the chicken wings...

Sarah Craig said...

Congratulations, Christina! And I do love that DD9P!! Great setting.....

felicity said...

Congratulations!!!! And i love that Wm Morris quote. Need to remind myself of that regularly. I love your pie chart, by the way.

Lana said...

So Exciting!!! and yes, my daughter has been growing hers on green apples and now yogurt!!! Can't wait to see what you make for the new little one when you wake up!

Elsa said...

How exciting Christina, a new baby on the way! I was wondering where you've been ~ glad it was a fun time you were having.

Helen in the UK said...

I like the fresh look of your DDNP. Wonderful colours in the Aurafil threads - enjoy :)

Sarah said...

Yeah for sure! I grew my twins on fried chicken & strawberry milkshakes ;)

sewkatiedid said...

I grew my baby on watermelon. Sure miss that AZ sun, especially around this time of year in Seattle.

QuiltedSimple said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! I don't see why that won't work for growing a baby. And I LOVE that double disappearing 9 patch it's gorgeous!

Jeane said...

Happy New Years Christina! No advice on growing a baby here. I love your Double Disappearing Nine Patch and you even did a tutorial for us, thanks so much. I need something new and fresh.

Suzanne said...

Happy New Year! I was just thinking the other day about what the quilt your mommy friends will be making for you (I hope!).

Love the ending quote, the promise to use up the thread and the disappearing nine patch. It's good to see you back!

Mama Pea said...

Happy new year to you! I love your pie chart! I am having the same problem (no blogging time!).

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