My youngest had her first birthday over the weekend. This is a picture of her screaming at the cake - she looks distressed because we aren't giving her a piece of cake fast enough - seriously. You can easily see the handmade bib I made for the occasion:
I am just glad I have "survived" this past year- having a second baby was much harder for me than I had anticipated. It took me about 6 months to come out of what I am sure was postpartum depression, nursing her was horrible at times, and she still isn't sleeping through the night consistently. Just trying to keep it real here folks - of course she is a delight and I love her to pieces - but motherhood is hard! Since she is a leap year baby - we celebrated her birthday on the 28th and the 1st. Dinner with my parents and cake and presents were prescribed for one day and the next morning- I snuck away to longarm a quilt and finally redeem a manicure gift card I had stashed away.......
This quilt was Charlotte's main present as well as a doll and a stuffed lamb. She now has about five quilts- it's just too fun to sew for a girl!
The administrator of the Pantone Emerald Quilt Challenge suggested I enter this into the contest, so I am linking this post up with her challenge here. It measures 47 x55 and the pattern is Cub Crawl by John Adams from the Fat Quarterly book. If you have made a quilt recently with green in it (and it's okay to have another color too) - consider entering - it's easy!
Here's a progress shot of the Little Apples Hexie quilt that will also be Charlotte's someday, these string blocks are too fun: