i'm currently working on a pile of projects, and loving it! are these all the projects that i currently have under construction? no. but they are the ones i'm most excited about. i know it would drive many people crazy to be working on so many things at one, but i love it. when i'm a little bored or creatively stumped with one project, i simply move to another.
left to right, they are: the baby quilt, strips of "i spy" quilts for mia (red triangles) and noah's (black triangles) birthdays - noah just can't get enough of "i spy" books, and so this seemed like the perfect quilt for him, and after cutting out close to 300 hexagons for his quilt, i couldn't resist cutting out another 300 or so in cute girlie prints for mia, a spring applique project inspired by an 1800s "whig rose" quilt - just because it's spring, and a "goose in the pond" quilt that is made from circa 1880s quilt blocks that i rescued from a quilt top that had been poorly put together and sashed with 1920s pink gingham - i replaced the gingham sashing with reproduction prints from the 1800s era and am now enjoying leisurely hand quilting it in a "baptist fan" pattern. whew! that has got to be an illegal sentence.
and today, my shipment of cozy cotton batting from the u.s. (I can't buy it sizes bigger than tiny wall size here in japan) arrived today, so i will be able to make all these blocks and tops into quilts!
yesterday i couldn't resist the amazing spring weather, and i took mia and noah to disney sea for the afternoon. i haven't let myself do that since i started having contractions 7 weeks ago, because of the walking it requires. we had a great time, and i haven't gone into labor yet.
tonight brock stopped at the temple after work, so i took all four kids to ikspiari for afternoon shopping and evening dinner. it feels so good to be getting out again. and it has caused contractions, but not too many.