Wednesday, July 31, 2013

WiP Wednesday: Getting Up to Date

I have had a very eventful past few weeks which accounts for my absence on the blog. First and foremost I had the baby!!! Ruby Anne was born on July 24th. I share pictures further down. My mom is also here visiting and in between all that excitement I've actually done a few projects that I haven't had the chance to blog about. This below represents the past three or so weeks of work. I'm linking up to WiP Wednesday over at Freshly Pieced because heaven knows I have a bunch of works in progress.

First, the baby!

This is Ruby Anne and me the day of her birth. She was born July 24th and was 7# 6.5oz and 19 1/2" long.

Here's my now giant family. I didn't think five kids was that many until you see them all together. We love it!

This is my favorite picture of the two of us so far. I couldn't resist sharing it here.

Here's Ruby with her quilt made from the fabric line Ruby by Bonnie and Camille for Moda. For more on this quilt go here.

 I actually managed a few finishes in the last few weeks as well. Here they are...

I made these 32 hats for the NICU babies and made cute little tags for them. On the tags I wrote about why I made them and how they could contact me if they felt the need. They were pretty cute. I dropped them off when I went into the hospital to have the baby. I didn't have the time to add the little embellishments like the ones found in the pattern but I think they are still cute.

It occurred to me that I didn't make one for my baby. Also that I didn't know if the pattern for the newborns would actually fit a newborn. It seems like the easiest thing to do would be to whip one up for the baby and see how it fit. It was a perfect fit! I ran out of yarn so I change color differently than the pattern but it's the same size overall.  For the hat pattern go here.

For her birthday, which she will be celebrating while she's here, my mom wanted me to buy some yarn and teach her how to crochet.

Here we are just starting out. It was pretty easy going since she knew how to crochet at some point it had just been so long she forgot how. Working with that base made it quite easy to whip something up.

We made these cool wrap and button scarves. You can find the pattern here.

Here's my mom with hers. We finished the same night we started and she had a nice sense of victory. Looks pretty cute too!

Here are the scarves together without our cute faces to distract you. I love how my mom did so well that if you didn't know hers was green you couldn't tell.

I also updated with a ton of pictures my self-folding hot pad tutorial. I bought six little balls of cotton yarn to make some for myself and teach my mom how to make them too. We have one done so far. We'll see how it goes this week.
Finally here's what I'm trying to work on now in between caring for myself, the newborn, my family and house. It's slow going.

I've made quite a bit of progress on my little 1.5" hexies. They look so good coming together! This is a long-haul sort of project.

I also must be a glutton for punishment because I joined up with a quilt along. The fabulous Melissa from Happy Quilting has done it again, made a pattern I couldn't refuse. The Star Surround quilt-a-long started this month and should be finished in September.

I took my mom to my favorite local quilt shop in order to buy some fat quarters to make her a triple zip pouch. That's the fabric on the bottom right. She got so excited while she was there and was loving so much of the stuff it was cute. We also got this cool little tote pattern for organizing stuff. She planning on making two (one of each size) and I will make one with the fabric on the top right. It should be fun!
 I am trying to keep my goals small and realistic. I hope to cut out the rest of the fabric for the quilt along. I only have the white left. Maybe do a few HST for that too. I also want to make more hot pads and cut out the fabric for my little tote. Maybe that's over-reaching, we'll see. Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Adorable baby hats and hexies. Congrats on the baby.

  2. Oh my goodness, you did all that *and* had a baby! :-)

    I love love love the name Ruby Anne. She's beautiful.

  3. Wow that is quite the list of accomplishments! Ruby Anne is gorgeous... Congratulations! :-)

  4. Congratulations on the arrival of Ruby! She's beautiful and it's great to see the long awaited 'baby on her quilt' pic! Your hexies look great! Looking forward to seeing your triple zip pouch too, I read the instructions and there was a bit that I didn't understand, so I haven't tried it yet...
    Lovely to see all your family and your mum too! :o)

  5. You have been busy! So glad that your mom is able to be there to help out. So fun to see the two of you together again. Congrats again on sweet little Ruby!

  6. Wow! You are one busy Momma! I feel like a complete slacker. Great work on Ruby, your hexies and your sweet baby hats.

  7. What precious photos, especially the one with your whole family. And equally precious to have your Mom visiting. Congratulations! And on a quilting note, your hexies are so cute - I keep seeing hexies around the blogs and I know it's only a matter of time before I succumb!

  8. Yay baby!! She is so sweet and I just love that picture of her on her quilt! You are getting so much done, I am very impressed. I'm not even that productive now, and mine isn't here yet :) I can't wait to see that quilt along quilt especially!

  9. Beautiful baby. Congratulations!


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