Monday, November 24, 2014

Horizon quilt in the making...

I'm making a new quilt from the Horizon line by Kate Spain and Moda. 

I started with charm packs of Horizon and some bleached white charms.  Sewed them together all around the edges (Jenny Doan's HST method)

Then I (by "I", I mean Mat;) cut them diagonally

And I (really, I did this) pressed them open...

 and voila!  Half square triangles! (HST)

There are many different layouts...

We decided on diamonds... But there are still different layouts!

I took a vote and it seems like I'm going with the final layout :)

Such a fun quilt!  I'm totally into HST :)

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

The hormones are starting to get to me...

I'm moody and bloated.  I forgot all about this!  I'm only on Estrace now... it will get worse as I prepare for the actual transfer and after, adding lupron and Progesterone into the mix... not to mention an oral contraceptive (OC) which last time completely screwed me up.

THis time we're going to ask for a different one, hopefully it will be better.

All this for baby!  How could we resist when the first is this cute :)


And yes, that's a quilt top I finished last night.  The pattern is Cut-Up and the fabric line is Papillon by Moda.  I did it with 5" charm squares, not 10" squares...

It's the same pattern that I made for our twins we lost.   Freedom and Liberty quilts

I'm teaching Daughter to appreciate quilts!

Monday, November 17, 2014

2 years in the family!

We adopted this little cutie two years ago! 

When we adopted her she was tiny!

And now we're going to go back to get a sibling!  Crazy!  A few short years ago we had no idea how or if we would have children.  Embryo adoption is such a blessing!

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Good weather for quilting!

Igot a lot done this weekend!  

I pieced my MILs Christmas present (that she requested from a magazine)
Not quilted yet, but it will happen soon enough. 

And I finally got the binding sewn onto the piano runner.
Above is a pre-binding shot... Below with binding.

I'm so excited about all the stitches my new Janome MC 6500 can do!  Fun!

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Daughter's first homeschool day at the library!

We went to meet some other homeschoolers in the area, but the librarian set out some crayons so that Daughter and the other toddler there could participate. 

It was great!  They made dream catchers. Daughter colored... And wandered... And colored some more. It's nice that they have a homeschool day program at the library. 

There was only one other family there, with 5 kids. The mom was very nice and said that more families are usually there. I'm looking forward to next month!

No thanks

I went to get Daugter out of her crib this morning. She was standing, smiled, and said quite clearly "no thanks".

She really did want to be picked up.  But it was just totally cute :)

She loves to read :)

Sunday, November 9, 2014

It begins!

I start my Estrace tomorrow!  

Our mock transfer and consult is only a month away :)