I just finished the last portion of the Pumpkin Passport, the year-long SAL that I worked on throughout 2016. I didn’t quite finish up by the end of the year, but close enough! This was my third year joining the Frosted Pumpkins (check out Once Upon a Time from 2014 and Woodland Creatures from 2015), and it was such… Continue reading The Pumpkin Passport Cross Stitch: Finished!
I always enjoy “A Day in the Life” posts from other bloggers to get a peek into their daily lives (AKA I’m nosy), but before Amelia came along my days were a string of “wake up, eat, work, eat, sleep” on repeat. Like most Nine-to-Fivers, I was too tired to do much at night and… Continue reading A Day in the Life
Happy Friday! Once again, High Five for Friday features five highlights of the week, my way of focusing on the little things that remind me to stay grateful. 1 – Family. My aunt was in town on business and stopped by the house to meet Amelia. It was great to see her in person, and… Continue reading High Five for Friday!
Another weekly update on my current Works in Progress 🙂 Pumpkin Passport Cross Stitch I’m finally picking up the Passport again now that Merry & Bright is finished and my Q-snap is free again. The last stop of the world tour is Canada. I forgot how quickly these little scenes stitch up, especially if… Continue reading WIP Wednesday
The latest and greatest exercise craze is here: the Wiggle Worm workout! Watch the expert, as she shows you how flailing and fidgeting can be a whole-body experience designed to jiggle off the weight. I haven’t found a musical play mat big enough for me yet, so instead I’ve been walking with Amelia in… Continue reading The Wiggle Worm Workout
First finish of 2017 is in the books! The second clue of the Merry and Bright cross stitch pattern is complete, a wee bit late for the holidays, but it’s done! This was a fun project to work on during the season spanning from Thanksgiving to the New Year, even if a brand new baby… Continue reading Merry and Bright Cross Stitch
Happy Friday! Every Friday I share five highlights of my week – both as a recap and a reminder to stay grateful. This week was a quiet one at home, so I’m focusing on the little moments that brighten my daily life with Amelia. 1 – Finish. I made this hoop last summer before I… Continue reading High Five for Friday!
Looking back at my finishes from 2016 reminded me of this wee hoop from last summer just waiting for the final touches. I can’t remember what baby names were on our finalist list by that time, but we went to the hospital with Amelia at the top and it stuck! I don’t think I ever… Continue reading Spring Ring Hoop
Another weekly update on my current Works in Progress 🙂 Merry and Bright Cross Stitch I’m getting close to the end! In fact, if I can scramble to find a few more minutes today or tomorrow, I might be able to finish. This project is super cute but as January wears on, I’m getting tired of… Continue reading WIP Wednesday
2016 was a year unlike any other. Sometimes it felt overwhelmingly sad with all the news, deaths, and election upheaval, but it was also the year that brought Amelia to our family, so it wasn’t all bad. I felt off-kilter for most of the year as I navigated the highs and lows of pregnancy, birth,… Continue reading Made in 2016