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I put my sewing machine and all my quilty patchwork works in progress away the other day in a nesting frenzy. I sew on the dining room table, and while I keep my things pretty tidy while I’m working in there (we have to eat at the table too!) it was just stressing me out a little bit having “stuff everywhere.” So I packed it all up until after baby gets here.

But I can’t just… not make stuff. So I’ve picked up my cross stitch again. It’s nice and small and portable and easy to hide away when I’m not working on it. And it’s fun to work on while laying on the couch with Greg while he watches TV.

I stitched up a super cute floss bobbin from The Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery’s Bobbin Party! pattern. This guy is going to make his way onto a zippy pouch once I decide to pull the sewing machine out again.

And I’ve picked up the lovely Winterwoods ABCs Sampler from Alicia Paulson again. I started with the boots because they are just the cutest ever! Everything about this kit is gorgeous. I especially love all the hand-dyed, variegated flosses. Everything Alicia makes is the most beautiful thing I’ve ever seen. If you’ve never read her blog, you should. It’s one of my favorites of all time.

I’m putting this and a knitting project into my hospital bag for when baby decides to get here. I’m dreading my hospital stay for some reason. Maybe I’m just nervous about the whole labor thing. I’ve been in the very beginning of “active labor” for a few days and it hasn’t been very fun. It’s going super slowly and I’m really tired and yucky feeling, which is different from last time. I just want things to get going and to get on with it! Come on baby, I want to kiss you and smell your head! ♥

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  1. June 11, 2012

    oh man. i have been thinking about you so much. those last few weeks are torture. just get plenty of rest and enjoy this time as a family of three. i can’t wait to see that baby! here’s to a speedy and lovely birth!!!

  2. knitty34 #
    June 11, 2012

    Love that little floss! Need to pull out my winterwoods again soon. Keeping my fingers crossed for you that it all goes smoothly :)

  3. Carrie #
    June 11, 2012

    Everything you make is the most beautiful thing I’ve ever seen! The little bobbin is so adorable. Wishing you the best!

  4. June 11, 2012

    You are so so so talented!

  5. June 12, 2012

    That’s so cute! He will look lovely on a pouch :)

  6. June 12, 2012

    Oh my goodness, “smell your head”! I hadn’t thought of that in what seems like a ling time but I always do it when I hold a new born. :)

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