Monday, April 18, 2011


Well the nursing cover is finished, minus the button and hole.  I thought I had a pretty white button for it, but can't find it.  I'm heading to the city on Wednesday for a prenatal appointment with my midwives, and to do some shopping.  I'm going to use a 50% off coupon to get a new pretty white button from Joann's.  If this child comes before then, I'll just pin it or something.  I'm not too worried.  I probably won't even use it until we start going on outings. 
My frustration lies in my hands being swollen.  It's extremely difficult for me to accomplish sewing tasks when my fingers don't want to work! I've cut way back on salt, and drink lots of water but they're so stiff.  I'm trying not to complain too much about it, because I can still wear my wedding band.  It's tight, and leaves a little mark, but it's there.  I'm a night time sewer as well.  I sew during the day, but I find it much easier to focus at night when I don't want to be working outside.  My contractions keep kicking up at dusk, and trailing off in the early morning.  This is not exactly helping my to-do list, but hey, there are contractions! I'll take it!
I've been working with my cranky sewing machine because I can't manage to sew through velcro or elastic by hand right now.  I have all the covers (11 I think) cut out both shell and water proof liner, with the velcro tabs attached.  The gussets are about half finished having the elastic applied.  All that's left is stitching the gussets to the covers, and finishing the edges with more elastic.  I really am ready to be done working with all these modern fabrics and notions.  I have a true dislike for them, but it is teaching me patience.  Especially after sewing on 6 gussets last night to realize I had the seams going the wrong direction. 
Well I need to get to my list of chores, the main one being cleaning the stinky chick's box (they're inside with us until it warms up).  I'll introduce them soon, hopefully.  Also, if anyone wants a more timely update of  what's going on birth-wise, or just in general feel free to add me on facebook.  If I don't get around to posting something, my husband sure will.

Friday, April 15, 2011

which would you choose?

Still no baby! I'm going a bit nutty with waiting, and the phone calls and messages from friends every day asking where the baby is aren't helping my patience.  I've been cleared to do as much activity as I want because I'm measuring 2.5 weeks ahead and the midwives are predicting that this little bundle isn't going to be so little!
My sewing machine is having issues with the tension or something, and for the life of me I can't figure it out.  It only happens if I use a newer Coats and Clark spool of thread. The thread doesn't come smoothly off the all of a sudden will spin like crazy and several inches will come off and wrap around the medal spindaly-thing that holds the spool.  My husband is going to take it in to a repair shop as a birthday gift for me, but the nearest repair shop is almost an hour away.  Needless to say, we're waiting until we have another reason to head in that direction. 
I've been hand-sewing some, but not too much.  I've finished the nursing pillow cover, and will have my version of a hooter-hider finished tonight.  I have burp cloths and diaper covers left to finish at some point.  I don't know which is more important to have right away.  I have 2 diaper covers that were given to me, and quite a few hand towels that could be used as burp cloths.
Which would you recommend I work on next?