Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Roman Numeral 9

This month Roman turned 9 months old.

At his 9 month appointment he weighed 18 lbs 9 oz  and was 27 1/2" long.

He only gained 1" in height and weighed less at his 9 month appointment than he did at his 6 month appointment. My milk was also starting to dry up even though I continued to breast feed him. Come to find out, when I pumped to see how much he was actually getting, I was only able to pump approx. 2 oz of milk. :(  The doctor thinks that is why he did not grow much so I stopped nursing and started him up on the Sensitive Similac Formula. He has been doing great on the sensitive formula (lactose free) and you can already tell a difference in his weight.  We go back for a 10 month checkup just to make sure he is gaining his weight like he should.

Till next month...

Monday, September 24, 2012

100 Quilts for Kids

Hi and welcome to my stop on the 100 Quilts for Kids Blog Hop. This is such a wonderful charity event and I am so grateful to be a part of it.

100 Quilts for Kids is an annual charity quilt drive co-hosted by Katie Blakesley of Swim, Bike, Quilt and the DC Modern Quilt Guild.
The idea is simple:

Make a quilt or 2. Donate it to a child in need, locally if you can.

Here was my challenge... who do I make a quilt for? This was harder that I thought it would be until I was inspired by a friend to make my charity quilt not just for one child but for a school of children.

When a child does not feel well at school and needs to take a moment to rest, take some medicine or even to do a breathing treatment, they want to feel comforted. So, I decided to make a quilt for our Elementary School Nurses office. This way the kids can have a warm quilt to cuddle up with while receiving treatment from the school Nurse. Nurses with quilts are magical, they make everything feel better!

The quilt I chose to make for our elementary school was from my Baby Gears pattern.
Gears make clocks work, just like the teachers and nurses in a school.  Teachers and nurses spend a lot of time with our children throughout the day and become an integral part of a child's life. So, make a quilt for your local school and provide a piece of home for them to cuddle up to.

Get more information about the 100 Quilts for kids event here.

Swim, Bike, Quilt
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If you missed some of the stops on the blog hop, here is the list:

July 2: Lynne @ Lily’s Quilts

July 9: Dana @ Dana and Thread
Sarah @ Confessions of a Fabric Addict
July 16: Lee @ Freshly Pieced

July 23: Katy @ Monkey Do
Erin @ Sewing Summit

July 30: Dana @ Old Red Barn Co
Heather @ Olive & Ollie

August 6: Jessica @ Twin Fibers
Holly @ Bijou Lovely

August 13: Leigh @ Leedle Deedle Quilts
Heather Megan @ Quiltstory

August 20: Melissa @ Happy Quilting

August 27: Jeni @ > In Color Order
Miranda @ One Little Minute

September 3: Ellen @ The Long Thread
Faith @ Fresh Lemons Quilts

September 10: Elizabeth @ Oh , Frannson!
Anne Marie @ Gen X Quilters

September 17 Cheryl @ Dining Room Empire
Jane @ Quilt Jane

YOU ARE HERE.... September 24: Angela @ Moda Home Mom
September 25: Sara @ Sew Sweetness

Friday, September 21, 2012

Q&A and Giveaway at

Be sure to check out my Q&A and enter to win my giveaway of patterns over at Craft Buds.
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Find out a little about my book writing process and what I look for when picking fabrics that work for boys of all ages.

Plus, don't miss all the other fun events they have going on this month for Craft Book Month.

Craft Book Month

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Tip Junkie Silhouette Cameo Giveaway

This is a must have! I am dying to get my hands on one of these so I can electronically cut my own designs.  Hand cutting is so NOT cool anymore! Got to get me one of these... or maybe WIN this one on  Tip Junkie!  WISH ME LUCK! You can enter to win it too Wait... no on second thought. You really don't want to win this one. ;) {that might make my chances of winning harder.}

$325 Silhouette Cameo Bundle {giveaway}

Friday, September 7, 2012

Desperate need of attention...

My Workroom.

It's my very own space where I work, design, create, sew and anything else I feel like doing in here.

It has been a little neglected with the organization lately and it needs a good cleaning.

Crossing my fingers that I can give it the attention it needs this weekend so my mind can be a little less stressed.

Mess = Stress in my life.  Need to get my room back in order. {not to mention the rest of my house, too.} :)

What are you doing this weekend?
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