Tuesday, January 18, 2011


I have not done much lately. I'm exhausted. I know it's time for the baby to come out. I don't sleep, I hurt, I have horrible heartburn, I want to throw up, I have no patience, I could cry for any reason at any time, my throat has been dry and I literally drink water nonstop all day, etc., etc. At my appointment yesterday my stomach measured at 43 centimeters (I'll be 40 weeks on the 20th) and I've lost weight again...the third week in a row which gained me a lecture on eating since I'm also retaining water. I do eat, I eat alot, even DH confirmed this...I'm just burning a lot of calories at the end of this pregnancy. Oh this is just starting to sound like a pity post!!!

I have a gift to sew for a baby shower next week along with still having to make a diaper bag for us. I have no gumption to do either. I did finally finish the curtains for the living room. The pictures did not turn out but trying to take pictures in Wisconsin with the glaring snow through the window does not make for good least the sun is shining even though it is near zero degrees outside!

I have some beautiful Amy Butler Love fabric in my stash. You know, some of that material that is so gorgoues you just hate to cut into it. Isn't that how we end up with fabric stashes? Our material becomes art we hate to destroy by creating new art with it? These are very simple valance curtains. A double hem on all sides and I used hem tape to create the casing for the curtain rod. Actually I used blue hem tape on 1 1/2 curtains and the other curtain was finished with hot pink blanket binding (pregnancy and math do not mix when you're standing in the notions department with a 2 year old and a 4 year old).

It turned out wonderful since the color of the wall paint we mixed up ended up matching the vines and leaves on the material.

I have three goals today. To write my paper on the effects of population density and noise, to do the dishes, and to finish the laundry. Tomorrow I want to start on the diaper bag since I'll be in the hospital during the baby shower I can always send the gift afterwards.

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful curtains. I love Amy Butler fabric, too, and can relate about having my 2 year old in the cart at the sewing store as I look through patterns. Short season of life:) Hope you get all your projects done and rest as well. Found you on raisinghomemakers.