January 13, 2012

The Best Birthday Gift Ever!

Mine and the Hubby’s birthday was January 3rd. We decided to give each other a 3D/4D Ultrasound as our gift this year. Our appointment was today.

Here is a little sneak peek of Hartley Grace and her adorable chubby cheeks…

31 Weeks 4 Days


I all ready love this little girl so much, at times I think my heart may explode!

The ultrasound tech said she thinks she may have a little dimple on her left cheek. I was thrilled to hear this. There were 2 things I wanted this little one to have, a hooha and a dimple!

I am almost 32 weeks along. Hard to believe it will be just a few short weeks until she arrives. In the mean time I have been sewing away. I am currently making an adorable little quilt to hang over the back of the chair I plan on having in the nursery. I will post some pictures soon!


January 3, 2012

Blame it on the Nesting!

I was able to get another WIP almost finished yesterday. I have been working on the Pinwheel Sampler I think since the summer of 2010! WOW that seems like forever… Yesterday I pulled it out. Made the last 2 blocks (the one with the most cutting). Cut all the sashing and got it all pieced together.

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I would be quilting it instead of writing this post, but I need to find a backing for it. Thinking I may go to Target and look for a matching sheet to use as the backing for this one. I thought about white (because I have TONS, but I also see this one getting A LOT OF LOVE so decided against white. I don’t have the patience to get online and look for the perfect matching fabric (if any even exists at this point after waiting so long). So a sheet seems like a nice, inexpensive, quick alternative. I will be putting this one on my Bernina Quilt Frame to quilt. It will be the first one . I am nervous, but excited to play with my new toy (that has also been waiting to be used since the summer of 2010) LOL!

I only have this and my other quilt along quilt to back and quilt then all my WIPS will be FINISHED!! WhooHoo Smile

I have so many projects I want to make and can’t wait to feel like I have the freedom to do so without all the unfinished ones hanging over my head…from now on I am going to try and only do 1-2 at time…


January 2, 2012

Goodbye 2011, Hello 2012

2011 was an excellent year for me, and quite honestly I am finding it hard to imagine my life getting any better than it has been this past year. Yet, I know it has to because this is the year I will be welcoming a sweet baby girl into our family!

I have lots of great memories for 2011. Here are a few of my best moments

  • Getting engaged to the love of my life!
  • May 30th, moving in and and starting a home with him.
  • July 4th, finding out that God had answered our prayers and was blessing us with a baby of our own.
  • July 9th, that 1st kiss as Mrs. Scotty Thornton!
  • October 18th, that split second I realized our little blessing from God was going to be a sweet little girl!

2011 (the end of 2011) also brought me several finishes as far as quilting and sewing goes. In the past month I have managed to

  • make 4 scarves (Christmas presents).
  • 2 aprons.
  • Finish my Bliss quilt.
  • Make Hartley’s 1st quilt.
  • Fill my first custom baby quilt order.
  • Sew a wall hanging to frame fro Hartley’s nursery.
  • Catch up on my VIBee Blocks.
  • Frolic Imagination in Bloom quilt finished!



That is a lot of sewing in a month! I’m going to blame it on Nesting Smile