August 28, 2012

Nesting in Evangeline's Room

A while back, I snapped a few detail pics in Vanny's room. 
I'm eagerly anticipating visits with my new bestie, Evangeline.
Jess is crafting, sewing and preparing a wonderful little "nest" for baby Evangeline Handy!
We both agree that it's much more fun to craft for somebody...namely Vanny! 
Yesterday, I purchased a sewing machine for my birthday!  Jess helped me unpack and gave me the abridged version of how-to-sew-for-the first-time-since-making-heart-shaped-pillows-in-jr high so I could start sewing right away, instead of  reading every word of the instruction booklet for 3 hours before ever turning on the machine educating myself via the Brother Sewing Machine Instruction Manual.  For such times, I'm thankful to have an experienced sewing machine operator as a friend.  What does a beginner pick for their first project, you ask? A cozy quilt for Evangeline!
Dear Jess, thanks for arranging, encouraging, pinning, baking cookies, staying up too late, ironing seams, providing band-aids and talking me down from advanced quilts on my first attempt so we have a chance to finish this century. Dear 7x7 block quilt, we're dominating you! 
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Craft Project Links: house pillowfox pillowombre vases

4 comments:

  1. Love this so much! I really wish we were all neighbors, but at least I can share the fun via super-informative blog posts! Love you little nesters!

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    1. Glad to report and blog such informative posts for you, Honey! I'll have to start two blogs when Vanny comes along if Jess doesn't kick off a baby blog! hehe. Love you too!

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  2. i bought a sewing machine about six months ago...got my Maw Maw to show me how to use it....and haven't used it since! haha! but really wanting to...just intimidating that machine!

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    1. Christin, just go grab some fabric and sew your little heart out! My sewing machine's arrows and numbers at least give me a little hint here and there. Definitely needed a guide aka Jess for sure! Bet your maw-maw would love a gift crafted on your sewing machine for Christmas!

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