Friday, January 16, 2009

things completed.

Before you get excited, this pregnancy is not one of them. I'm sitting in my kitchen with the odd ache here and there and figuring it could be possible that I NEVER have this baby. Think about it. Recently a man gave birth to a little girl. Another, in England, was born without the hereditary cancer gene the entire family had been subjected to. It may happen. I could be the first pregnant woman who stays pregnant her entire life. Imagine all the pastries I'll get away with eating....The constant free seats on public transport...the 'getting-out-of-housework' bonus. It could work out quiet well indeed.

Hmmm...but when you think about it. There are a few downsides. Never being able to 'number two' without thinking your going to induce a hemorrhoid. Random people touching her stomach and thinking it's OK to stare at your tits because 'they're for the baby!' and of course, never being able to roll over in bed ever again without needing a small, lightweight crane. I'll push this bubs out if it's the last thing I do!

The main reason I am here today is to show you the blanket that I finally finished making for cotton socks. After many, many months, I got my shit together in the last few weeks before birth and completed this much loved project. I can't say it was the most inexpensive thing I have done (all fabrics were quality picks from Patchwork on Central) but it certainly is the prettiest. I must say....I feel a little proud.

It took me some time to pick the edging fabrics. It was so colourful in the center already and I so wanted to keep it unisex and of course vintage looking.

Patchwork on Central really came through with the goods. I was delighted!

And for the backing - we went with balloons! I just thought...'why not?'

I have to admit to being a MAJOR NOVICE when it comes to patchwork. I'm learning, and to be honest, just taking advice from other sewers, Spotlight employees and occasional internet searches. This is the biggest and the first blanket I have made to a pattern and following ALL instructions. (I tend to get a little excited and think I know it all). So....needless to say, I am loving this creation, purely because it's for cotton socks and because it was, very muchly, a labour of love.


Laura Jane said...

Its. Just. Gorgeous.

What a lovely job you've done of it. Well done.


Anonymous said...

Wow. I love it! So beautiful.

You won't be pregnant for ever. I promise. I totally get how you feel though, both of ours were late. The second one was a full FOURTEEN days late. FOURTEEN. She's three and I still feel the pain of that LOL.

Hang in there and enjoy the quiet while it lasts.

Lyn said...

What a beautiful quilt - well done.

I hope the next project (ie, cotton socks) is well on its way.

Thanks for your comment on my blog - such a thrill (the first from someone I don't know, lol.).

leslie said...

it really is gorgeous. i've seen it in person and can fully attest to it lovliness : )

now come on, cotton socks. this is getting ridiculous.