Thursday, December 1, 2016

- How it might go

Patch #336 Or not


There may be a baby girl on the way, but knowing Meg there's apt to be more coral, peach, and raspberry than cotton candy pink in her future.

And even though I didn't report it yesterday (being more concerned with birthday matters), I did manage to finish the October strip of patches ...


with this one for October 31


which was (un)originally going to be "Driest October on record" as we had zero inches of rainfall. Fortunately, as I contemplated the long-ish blank hole at the end of the October strip, "A long dry patch" came to mind instead.

And even though I declared myself "back on track" in early November, I fell into a pit of despond after the election that has me further behind than ever. With the end of the year looming, I'm hoping I can pull up my boots and get moving on finishing both the November and December patches, starting with this one for November 1


But I've learned (the hard way) not to be overly optimistic, so we'll just see how it goes.

[Note to Hazel: the last two patches are both yellow linen ... which is why I share your despair about late afternoon lighting]

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

- The big reveal

We first got the news on August 19
but I was asked not to say anything, so I just stitched pale pastels to remember the day.

Then this past Monday, official word was received. With Meg's birthday just two days away, she requested a special vanilla vanilla cake (her long-time favorite first documented here

So the candles were carefully placed with G's assistance: 
"M" for Mommy/Meghan ...


then lit (with a serious flame-thrower) ...


sung over ...


and blown out. 


But it was G doing the wishing ...


because he had been told that the cake would reveal whether he will be having a baby brother or a baby sister ...


and he discovered ...


there was pink icing inside ...


Wish granted! A new baby sister will be arriving in April. 

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

- One more

October 28 Peaceful paisley


Then birthday shopping in Gruene for Meg's birthday.

I'm determined to finish the October patches before the end of November, but I'm cutting it awfully close!

Monday, November 28, 2016

- Two more

Okay, so not yet done with October, but I'm two down and two to go.

October 25 Saltbox


October 27 Pink muhly


And just two days to a big reveal ...