Thursday, May 21, 2009

allergies = unhappy pregnant woman

I do not like allergy season! at all. Today is actually been the best day so far but still, this is the fourth day I've had them and I'm afraid to go outside! I hate taking drugs, not just recreational - yuck- but allergy meds... I feel all weird and yes, hate them. So, since I have been attacked by allergies since Monday night, I have not been able to do much at all. My house is a mess, I miss my family, and it has been beautiful outside and I haven't enjoyed it one bit.
Monday night was also devastating - My sewing machine broke! :( It is sitting at the sewing shop right now, waiting to have an estimate done.
The really sad part is that I was stitching the rest of the binding onto a quilt and had only 1.5 sides left before it would be finished. This quilt was for a wedding gift - TOMORROW! it will not be done, so they get a card, (I will finish it!)
On a side note worth mentioning, my husband is amazing and brought home muffins from Muffins-n-More. I have a weak spot for their pumpkin spice, cream cheese muffins. yum!
Well, I was on a sewing tear right before the machine died. Here are some things I did manage to finish before my machine went out on me.
The first is an apron I made for a newlywed friend of mine. and the second is a brooch I made to wear at their reception... yes a broach! And here is Addy and Aaron all dolled up for that night:
I have muffins to finish now!

Friday, May 8, 2009

Hello there. Here is a little bit of an intro~

If you do not know me, well, I'm Natalie. I stay at home with my daughter, Addysen, and I like to make things. I am incubating another baby who will *hopefully make an appearance in about 5 months. I love, love, love my husband........................... I was going to school for a bachelors in art, which I am only 11 classes shy of. As of last Tuesday, I am no longer enrolled though. I will finish some day, whenever I'm done making babies. This last semester as really made it obvious, (to me anyways), that I am good at making thinks with my hands... not drawing or painting though. Which is why during the last week/ 2 weeks, I have found my love of sewing again. It has been about seven years since I have made a blanket, until today that is, I finished my first. The sad thing is, it is not even for me ): We have a wedding reception tomorrow to go to and it seemed like a good idea at the time. Now I want to keep it. It's just really pretty. I do hope it is appreciated~ I <3>
<-------'The Kiss' - Constantine Brancusi (my reproduction)

It is allergy season right now. I hate allergy season. I hate the way my nose feels like a sneeze is coming on... and about 2 hours later is still feels like that.

On the other end of that- I love to garden. Although I had 5 classes last semester, I managed to plant about 80% of what I would like to this year. I still would like to get some of those hanging tomato plants over on But my sunflowers are in and budding, (my favorite), and I still need to dig up that last rose bush... (when we moved to this house, there were four monsters called rose bushes that were about 6 feet tall. We have since dug out all but 1.)

That's all for tonight. I've made a pretty good dent in this so far, (I think.) Goodnight and God bless**********************