Tuesday, 7 February 2017

Baby on Board

Hello, and a Happy New Year to you! I hope you have had a lovely one so far - can you believe we're already into February? - and that the rest of the year brings you much fun and happiness.

This year will certainly be bringing me joy, all going well, in the form of a baby girl! I'm so happy to share that we are expecting our first baby, due early July. It's very exciting, and a little daunting, and I've been rather preoccupied with all things baby and pregnancy related since late last year. Understandable, right?

In quilty news, I am working on a new pattern that will suit baby girls, baby boys, or anyone else really. I'm thinking I'll call it Cloudy Skies. Here's a little peek at the mini quilt:

That adorable little cloud with the umbrella, as well as the raindrops, are images I stamped using Derwent Inktense pencils, with a stamp set from kikki.K. I had such fun stamping and colouring it, I will have to rummage through my stamp collection and see what else I can use in my quilts.

As well as working on this new pattern, I'm planning on starting on the Farmer's Wife Sampler blocks again. It will be wonderful to get that very long-term project finished, and I have a feeling that, come the middle of the year, I'll have somewhat less time for sewing! Best get a wriggle on now, right?

Bye for now,

Hope x


  1. Congratulations!I do hope all continues well with your pregnancy and you have a lot of fun using your crafty skills to 'build your nest'!

    1. Thank you very much Allison. I'm pretty sure there will be some baby-related sewing in my future :)

  2. Congrats!! Very exciting news :) you may find that when the little one sleeps you can sew!! Only sew if it'll lift you up to feel happy and content, don't stress yourself out during a time when you might be tired from the baby :)

    1. Thank you so much! And thanks for the good advice - I'm sure extra stress will not make anyone happy!


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