Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Food, Flowers, and Paint Chips

Here is some proof that we occasionally still have yummy breakfasts:
Blueberry pancakes, grapefruit shipped fresh from Grandma and Grandpa, cottage cheese and more blueberries!

 Birthday flowers that I've been enjoying.
 And this week we've spent a fair bit of time looking at colors and running to Home Depot for samples and swatch cards.  We are getting ready to paint the exterior and are trying to narrow down colors.
 I baked some pretzels for sustenance in the midst of the color process!
 The pretzels and the apricot sorbet, below, are recipes from our new Vitamix cookbook.

Monday, March 11, 2013

Getting Ready For Baby

I realized I never put up any pictures of the finished moses basket liner and matching blanket I made.  The liner is toile, with a little polka-dot ruffle and ties.  The blanket is a soft fleece, with a cotton backing (same fabric as the tan medallions), and the little blue dot fabric as a ruffle and decoration.

Here is another special little baby item I hope to use.
One of my grandmas knit this beautiful baby sweater set for me, before I was born.  It is wool and has shrunk some, hopefully not too much to use!  I'll wash it gently and try to block it out a bit.
The lace is intricate, and there is a pretty, shiny thread in the yarn!  I'm so glad glad to have this little keepsake.

Here is the stack of newborn size nighties, sleepers and undershirts, that should be good to get us started, whether boy or girl.
I'm getting more and more excited to meet this little one!