Monday, July 27, 2009

Baby Shower! :-)

Ben and Nathanael leaving before all the ladies arrive. Haha

Some shots of the adorable decorations. :-)

My dear friend, Melissa's, profile. I hope she doesn't mind too much that I included this pic, but I wanted to have one of her, since she put so much hard work into making the shower lovely. :-)

Jesse, who also helped make the shower a success. :-)

Julia Korda, me and Tanya ( Julia's sister in law)

Jesse's cheesecake was SO good!

All the lovely guests, except Melissa, who was taking the photo.

Opening the thoughtful presents. :-)

My friends, Melissa and Jesse, gave me a beautiful baby shower last Saturday morning. It was held at a local cafe/gift shop. Melissa did a wonderful job on the decorating and invitations, and Jesse's cheesecake was simply divine. :-) We also played 3 cute shower games, which everyone enjoyed. Lots of laughs. Haha And, of course, opening the gifts was very fun. :-)
I am so thankful for all the time and work that went into making the shower such a special time.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Decorating the hallway with my latest "finds".

This table and mirror came from a discount home wares store ( Home Art). It is the perfect size for the wider area at the start of our hallway. And it camouflages the outlet for our ducted vacuum system. :-)
I just found this beautiful lace at a local coffee/cafe and gift shop. I love it because it has an antique look to it, and is so soft and drapey.

My friend, Melissa, spotted this pitcher and bowl set in a thrift shop window for only $5! Of course, I went in and bought it. :-) The doily was also a thrift shop find about a year ago.

A close up of the lace detailing.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Peter Rabbit baby quilt- finished!

The Peter Rabbit/ Beatrix Potter quilt I have been working on for our new baby boy is now finished. :-) I hand quilted all the blocks in the main part of the quilt and part of the borders, then machine quilted the corner blocks and the other parts of the borders that needed more quilting. I was planning to hand quilt all of it, but I wanted to save time since I still have the crib bumper pads to make. They will be made of the same fabric as the border on the quilt. :-)
I am now 31 weeks or 7 months along in this pregnancy. So, not that much time left! Especially considering that it's very likely that the baby will be born at least a couple weeks early. Nathanael was born 3 1/2 weeks before his due date, and he was already over 7 pounds and didn't seem like a "preemie" at all. It's exciting that the time is drawing near for the new baby to be born, but I do have quite a few things I want to get done first. Ben thinks it is taking forever, but I think the time goes by fairly fast. Haha