Tuesday, May 24, 2011

One Busy Weekend

Update on my knitted blanket: I am now at 18 3/4 inches. I have to get to 40 inches. I have a goal of having it finished by June 15th. Thanks Pop and Mama C for a precious soft blanket for Charles. I know it was wrapped before you got to see it so I thought I would post it for you.

This Weekend we celebrated graduation in Carroll. We are very proud of our seniors. Best wishes for very bright futures. Thanks for inviting us to share in your special weekend. Here is Patrick with some of his graduating Seniors.

Side note: I am 28 weeks here.

Patrick's backyard project.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Radom Updates

This is the first time I have gotten to really dress up during my pregnancy. So of course I pulled out the pearls and heels. I am 27 weeks in this picture.
Patrick and I all fancy for band awards night.

This is how far I am on the blanket I am making. I have 12 inches down and about 28 inches to go. Each row is fun and has eight different types of stitch changes in each row. Lots of counting and the little markers help out a lot.

Here is a close up look so you can see the pretty detail, or what I believe is pretty.

The bathroom update: Everything is finished and looks great. See for yourself.

The ceiling above the shower looked really bad because before we moved in the bathroom did not have a fan to help remove the moisture. Also, the door got a new white paint job too.

The side wall lower panel had a big brown spot that needed to be painted over and fixed. Now it is all a pretty white.

The cabinets were also given a new paint job. I am really happy with what Patrick accomplished in this bathroom.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Oh Well

I had some really cool pictures to share of Patrick and I from Band Award Night, a picture update on the really cool blanket I am making, and I also wanted to share pictures of our newly painted bathroom. Well the bathroom was about two-three weeks ago. I just now had some time to work on updating the blog, and our little connecter to upload pictures is at the High School!!! Oh well I guess all of this will have to wait until Monday or Tuesday.

I would like to say happy birthday to all of our friends and family that have had a birthday recently. I am extremely sorry if I forgot to mail a card. My brain seems to have been removed from my body lately if I don't write down a to do list it doesn't get accomplished. So that everyone gets a happy birthday or happy anniversary:
May 12- Dianne (birthday)
May 13- Addison (birthday)
May 15- Elizabeth (birthday)
May 19- Chris and Lottie (anniversary)
May 23- Patrick (birthday)
May 25-Bill and Mike (birthday)
May 26- Jake (birthday)
May 27- Kim (birthday)
May 29- Alex and Pat (anniversary)

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Nursery So Far & Handmade Knits

The top is of a blanket I am making. It involves two different cables, moss stitch, and seed stitch all on each row. So far I am very happy with it but it is taking me awhile. I hope I can be finished before August. I only have about 37 inches left. The next photo is of a baby bath cloth I am making. I plan to finish the top part out in blue.

This baby bath cloth has two little feet in it. I learned how to bobble to make the toes. Look closely and you will see the feet.

This is the blanket I made before finding out that our baby was a boy. It is supper soft so I hope he likes it.

Me at 24 weeks on Easter Day! This week has been extremely busy so I don't have a picture of week 25. Hopefully I will get one before Wednesday because that is when I become 26 weeks.

Patrick has been working hard in the nursery. He has spent the last two weekends making sure the walls and trim look nice. Yesterday he put up blinds and curtains. We have a topper too but some adjustments need to be made first.

Thank goodness we paid the 10 dollars to get the company to put the bed together! Take a look at what we have so far and part of the process. Sorry that there are not as many pictures of the painting process but I tried to stay away. The Crib

Dresser/Changing Table. The little side portions on top come off when we no longer need them.

A nice shot of the room from the entry. A few pictures down and you will be able to see the prints up close. The awesome chair. This chair is super comfy and rocks and turns. I know I will be spending many hours in this spot. The crib all decorated. We just staged it for some pictures. The lion is from Auntie M and the cute little rattle blanket is from Mrs. Pam. The front toys are some of my nephews old toys... it is a secret...don't tell him. The dresser -we have already started organizing some of the things we have inside and as you can see on the outside too. The following prints are of WWII fighter planes. These prints were the inspiration for the whole room.

Upcoming post: The Bathroom