Tuesday, May 20, 2014

B is for Baby Boy, Blanket, Bib and Burp Cloth

Rough year so far. We had a family funeral out of state the second week of March and bid farewell to my beloved mother-in-law. Missed a week of work. Then our youngest daughter was married in our back yard the last week of March. So much fun celebrating with a small group of family and friends but it was at our home so lots and lots of sprucing up and organizing and decorating and cleaning. Missed a week of work. Two weeks later, I'm at work feeling flu-ish. Ended up with lots of lovely symptoms that led to walking pneumonia/bronchitis/viral infection. I had more medical tests than I can count, several dozen doctor appointments, spent a night in the emergency room. Missed four weeks of work. Spring 2014 will be remembered as one of my not-so-favorite seasons, even though the wedding was beautiful and amazing.

So the last thing I posted was the cute little pre-quilted alphabet blanket that needed a simple binding. Much later ...

Also with the green gingham-checked fabric, made a burp cloth lined with flannel and backed with a cute navy blue print with white stars. And a bib with my first attempt at appliqué (the baby's name starts with a Z). Both are reversible.

One of my smile.amazon.com** purchases made during the delirium phase of the illness (if Hubby knew I was ordering stuff online while out of my mind, he'd have taken away all my devices) was a KAM Snap Setter. I've fought with the metal snaps pliers forever and I like the idea of the plastic snaps. Ruined a few snaps and took a little bit to understand how much pressure you have to put on these pliers to flatten the prong, but once the snap is in correctly, it is terrific! Love it!

Glad to be on my feet again, back to work and looking forward to quality time in the craft studio.

So many projects, never enough time.

** I order occasionally from Amazon and have found out that they have a philanthropic site (smile.amazon.com) that allows you to choose your charity of choice. Then when you order using the smile.amazon.com site, a percentage of your purchase benefits your chosen charity. 

Mine is SOS Rescue Baton Rouge, an amazing animal rescue group in Louisiana run by wonderful people! 

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