Sunday, October 28, 2012

Baby #2 Nursery Inspiration

I worked on a post about all I did this weekend, but I don't have pictures or too much completed work to show yet, so I thought I'd share our news about Baby #2.
It's another boy!  I had wanted a girl at first but got to the point where I didn't care as long as it was healthy, so I am happy.  I love my Sam so much, and I have always had this feeling I'm going to end up with a houseful of boys.

Here's the "mood board" I put together for the nursery:
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Either warm brown caramel or light/airy beige walls with red, black, and white/cream accents.  We have espresso furniture.  I never got a glider/rocker with Sam, so I would love one like the Restoration Hardware one pictured, but that one is not in the budget.  I love the rustic/vintage/sophisticated accents and gallery wall, and somewhere there has to be black and white gingham - will definitely be making a sheet from it.  And the quilt - I have the pattern from 2006 when it was featured in AP&Q, so I'll be making a 48"x48" version.

I've already sweet talked my 83-year old grandma into making up some hats from patterns I found on Etsy.  She is going to crochet the baby something anyways, and she'll do it better than any attempt I could make.

I'm so pumped now to work on all my projects to get the house and nursery ready for our newest member - halfway down, and methinks the second half is going to go fast!

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Farmer's Wife Update

I have finished all the blocks!  All 127(?) that I needed for my queen/king size quilt.  Here is the bottom corner put together:

I have most of the top already put together, so I just need to finish the triangles on the ends of a few rows and finish joining them.  So excited to finish this top!  Hoping to get it done before bed tonight!

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Ladies' Weekend 2012

This past weekend was Ladie's Weekend.  It's a gathering of females from my mom's side of the family, usually once a year, and it's just a great time.  We watch movies, have great discussions and story-telling around the meal table, and explore the surrounding area. 

Last weekend we went to Canaan Valley, WV.  It was (not in picture order) my (great) Aunt Becki, (great) Aunt Sandra, cousins Caroline, Ann, and Kelly, my Auntie Lin, Mom, and myself. 
It just so happened to be the peak weekend for fall leaves.  So we spent a morning visiting the Leaf Peepers Festival going on in several nearby areas. There were some craft fairs, music, and good food. 

I didn't get very many pictures of the foliage, but it was pretty.  I got a few of the ferns outside our house.  They were just so neat to look at.

I so enjoy these weekends, and I love being able to spend time with the ladies in my family.  We're all already looking forward to 2013!
(The back row is signing "mouse" because of a slight mouse problem - the only issue of the entire weekend.  And Mom is holding a chicken they got her at the craft fair because my golden retriever decided to bring my dad one of her chickens as a present while she was visiting their house over the weekend.  The chicken is fine, but Mom was a little upset for a while.)


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