I never actually published this post. I blame the flips. But regret nothing.
A bunch of stuff has happened since last I posted some two months ago. Here's a little tour:
|We went to a baseball game. Go Nats! This was back when there was hope for a winning season. The Rupper seems to know that no good can come from this team.|
|This hair happened and was hilarious.|
|I painted this. So proud and a little tipsy.|
|We enjoyed the Memorial Day Parade in my hometown.|
|4 hours in the ER, 5 stitches, and 1 clumsy baby.|
|On our flight to California. What an angel.|
|Summer time and living is easy.|
|Why aren't we still there.|
|The Rupper reluctantly enjoys the beach.|
|Home from vacation and met by a flat tire. Insult to injury.|
|The Rupper's attends his first birthday party. There were reservations about the ball pit.|
|More summer fun.|
|Let's not forget why we're here... the crafting. Quilt top for Baby Girl RFL.|
|Binding will have to wait for another night.|
|Here's a little tease of the quilt top for Newest Corlette - hot off the presses today at 11 lbs. 4 oz. Yowza.|
The last pic is of a full Pieces of Candy creation. The Newest Corlette has been assigned the butterfly as her spirit animal, so of course I wanted to create a quilt accordingly. I scoured the internet for the perfect fabric and came up with this:
Keepsake Quilting - butterfly themed batiks that came as a part of my stash inheritance. It was too perfect to pass up - all the coordinated fabric I would need (backing and binding included) to make a cute little quilt. And the sentiment was there as well - my mom knew the Corlettes and had in fact made a few gifts for MJ - a little sweater and adorable pair of pants. I think she thought of her as kind of a starter grandchild.
As always, I love making things to share with my friends and family, especially when there is a baby involved. Let's be honest, there's always a baby involved. I love working on these projects, feeling thankful that I have people in my life that I can inflict my obsession upon, and looking forward to getting to know whoever this little person will become.