Feb 27, 2008


Finally after about 6 or 7 months I've finished stitching Hannah's Christmas stocking. I can't believe I thought I would be finished before the holidays. It turned out to be a lot more work than expected. I am waiting until next fall to actually sew it into stocking form. I'm also going to wait until I'm a little more motivated to finish up her quilt. My next project is something I've wanted to do for awhile. I'm going to illustrate a few popular poems and stories for Hannah. My first one will be "Winkin, Blinkin, and Nod." Also below is a project I found in a quilting book that I would love to do someday. It's a quilted playmat- this one in the form of a park scene. I better get to work!

New Toys

Hannah found some new toys in the last couple of days. Two were around the house and one was a play desk we've had in the garage for a year! Hannah has also graduated from her Ducky bathtub and is now taking baths in the regular tub. She was confused when I first turned on the water and took out the duck. She kept looking back and forth between the faucet and the duck, then gave a big smile when she realized what was happening. She loves the extra space and especially loves when I let the faucet run at the end of her bath so she can put her fingers in the running water. She doesn't even mind the water draining out beneath her.

Feb 23, 2008

Lawn Mower Entertainment

Hannah enjoyed watching Dax mow the lawn today. This was me singing the Itsy Bitsy Spider to get a smile without realizing my hand was in the way. It actually turned out pretty neat.

If you look closely she is standing by herself!

No hands!!!

She abandons her cheese snack to watch the show.

Feb 20, 2008

Hair Barrette

Hannah's hair is now long enough that I put in her first hair barrette. I thought she would dislike it and constantly take it out but she just went with it. In fact, every time it fell out she looked a little disgruntled, tried to put it back on her head, and then handed it to me. I think she agreed it was about time to get the hair out of her eyes!


This is my first quilting project. I studied up for about a month before I attempted this but it's all hand sewn! Once it's finished- I haven't actually quilted it, just pieced it- it will be a small doll blanket for Hannah. My next quilt is not in the works yet but hopefully it will be more of a lap quilt size.


Later on Valentine's Day Hannah and I went to Mother Goose Time at the library . She's been
eying this huge Barney for awhile, smiling at him from a distance. She was brave enough to sit in his lap this time.

Valentine's Day

Hannah and I worked hard on Valentine's Day cards. "She" lovingly added bits of wallpaper and other oddities. Okay, I did most of the work, but she did choose colors, placement, and even (nonpatiently) had her hands outlined. We had a good time.


Dax and I took Hannah out for her first swing at the park near our house. We've since been back a few times and Hannah loves it! She has always loved the wind in her face and just being outside in general.