Monthly Archives: June 2013

Writing. Someday.

As you may or may not have noticed over the past few weeks, I haven’t been writing much at all.  I’ve been keeping up with my Color Book Tutorial/Sew-Along, I’ve posted a few KIOS posts, I’ve put up some cute … Continue reading

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Color Book Tutorial/Sew-Along, Part 5: Adding the solids to the page corners

This is Part Five of my Color Book Tutorial/Sew-Along.  For an introduction to this tutorial plus the finished book and links to all the other parts of this tutorial, see this post. To finish our pages, the last step is … Continue reading

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Linguistic Firsts (from this past week)

First Joke: “It’s a joke, Mama.  Why did the chicken cross the road to get to the park?” pause. laughter!   First Prayer: “Jesus, Baby Mark nurse, sleep.” pause. [I whisper, “If you’re finished, you can say ‘Amen’. “] “Amen!” … Continue reading

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Merry, Mary, Marry

How do you say, “Merry, Mary, Marry”?  Do all three sound different to you?  They do to my sister-in-law, who grew up in South Jersey.  She recently posted a video of her saying them and indeed, when she says them, … Continue reading

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Color Book Tutorial/Sew-Along, Part 4: Preparing the solids and pages for the corners

This is Part Four of my Color Book Tutorial/Sew-Along.  For an introduction to this tutorial plus the finished book and links to all the other parts of this tutorial, see this post. To finish our pages, the last step is … Continue reading

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Fine, Have Some Tummy Time

Mark seems to love being on his stomach.  Sometimes, he rolls over almost as soon as I lay him down on the floor.  I just leave him that way until he fusses at me and then I turn him back … Continue reading

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May Sewing: One More Baby Blanket

Kelly and Drew are having a baby girl!  Hooray! When choosing fabric, I like to look at the couple’s baby registry to try to get a feel for the aesthetic of the mom.  Kelly’s registry gave me a cool, calm … Continue reading

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First Pigtail!

Ellie’s hair has finally started to grow! Today she wanted to look like me (a common theme these days) so I pulled her hair back into her first pony tail! Those are fussy faces because she didn’t like it and … Continue reading

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Jam Making Party

To my friends in Baltimore:  I’m planning on making strawberry jam next Saturday, June 8th, in the morning.  If you want to learn how to make strawberry jam (or any kind of jam for that matter) and/or if you want … Continue reading

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