Friday, April 15, 2011

Non-complaints and Random Quilt Progress Pictures.

I've been feeling very complainy lately.
I don't like being complainy.
So I thought I'd share some things that aren't complaints :)
Just to make myself feel better... about myself.

(first 4 finished blocks out of 25 needed for this quilt)

Willow calls frisbees 'roast beef'.
Like, "Mom, you wanna play roast beef outside?"
I love it.
I don't ever want to forget that.

(5 completed blocks... it takes a while, so each one is a major accomplishment in my book, bear with me!)

And, if she wants two of something
(i.e. cookies or snacks- basically anything I don't want her to have more than one of)
she asks if whatever it is can have a 'best friend'.
How can you say no to that?
And she says it with the most adorable look on her face.
Like there's actually concern for the cookie without a friend. And its feelings. I love it.
Your cookie wants a best friend?
Damn good reasoning to me for two cookies.
Nobody likes a lonely cookie.
That's what BFFs are for.

(8 finished blocks! That's almost 1/3 of the way done! Oh, and that's Willow's cookie with its best friend...)

I'm making progress on lots of things around the house.
I love house progress.
It's the best kind of progress.
And tomorrow, our BFFs are coming over to help rearrange the whole place.
I'm talking beds being transferred from room to room, picking up random furniture from 86 different places, moving a whole bunch of crap that's been just waiting for some muscle...
Or more than just one muscle-y Hubby and pregnant me :)
I'm excited.
That's also what BFFs are for.

(Just a picture, because I'm loving how these blocks are turning out! Just 17 more to go.)

I will show lots of pictures when it's done, because I've been prepping for months now.
Seriously, months.
I've been collecting furniture, painting rooms and furniture, making things, brain-decorating...
Oh it's going to be fun.

Willow has never had a lovey.
You know, like a favorite blankie or stuffed animal or something like that.
I want her to have one.
So, I asked her what kind of lovey she wanted.
She told me she wanted a zebra-mermaid-monster.
Looks like I'll be making the lovey myself because I'm pretty sure nobody sells one of those.
Yeah, so I'll keep you posted on that.
A zebra-mermaid-monster, what have I gotten myself into?
This could either be the cutest or the scariest lovey of all time...

(That fabric there on the right is a sheet from TJMaxx that will eventually be a bedskirt, or part of it, anyway.)

I've decided to give myself a nearly impossible budget for turning the entire upstairs into
Big Girl Room/Nursery.
$200 bucks.
I just decided that about .003 seconds ago.
Basically, I just want to see if I can do it.
I might be setting myself up for failure, but who knows? I may just be able to pull it off.
Wish me luck.
It's a pretty big room.
And it needs to be painted.
And it needs furniture.
And it needs rugs.
And it basically needs every other thing that makes up a Big Girl Room/Nursery.

I'm thrifty.
I've got ideas.
So, we'll see.
You want to be kept up to date on that, too?
Well, too bad, you don't have a choice because I'm going to update you anyway :)

So far I've spent $5.55.
That includes a can of pink spray paint I bought on a whim for some idea I had in my head and a vintage sheet I plan on using for the back of a quilt I haven't made yet.

Yeah, this is going to be interesting...


  1. I agree with Willow; everyone/thing needs a BFF. Even a cookie! As for decorating the big girl room/nursery on a budget, you have already proven that you can do ANYTHING you set your mind to.

  2. Thanks Aunt Peggy! I think such a small budget will make me think harder and come up with better stuff... that's the plan, anyway :)


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