Friday, December 12, 2014

Ornaments and News

Welcome to so many new followers!  I feel a little overwhelmed with how many comments I have received on my two SMS Giveaways.  I hope you will enjoy visiting my blog and seeing what I have been creating.

My time to sew seems to be rapidly disappearing.  Even though I have been in denial, I am finally coming to terms with my two year old's change in schedule: she is done taking afternoon naps.  I am squeezing in what I can, but I really do better with a solid chunk of time rather than a few minutes here and there.  So I've realized with any of my holiday sewing, I need to keep things simple and try not to overdo it.  I recently participated in an ornament swap and I found this adorable and simple tutorial on Wild Olive to make a nativity ornament:

I also have been churning out these cute stocking ornaments to be small gifts for various people like MOPS (Mother's of Preschoolers) members and school and church teachers.  Last year I made lots of zip bags for people, but these are much quicker and still cute.  Tutorial is at Stumbles and Stitches.

On a personal note, I would like to share that I am expecting our third child on May 23!  We are excited and my other children are thrilled.  I won't be finding out the gender ahead of time, I love having the surprise at the end.  I feel like this explains my lack of productivity for the last several months although many people have been telling me that I have been accomplishing plenty.  I will make some things for the baby soon and I probably should get going on that before my energy really disappears!

Thanks for reading.  Linking up to Finish it up Friday at Crazy Mom Quilts.


Gwen said...

Wow, fantastic news! Congratulations!

Kathy@KayakQuilting said...

Oh my gosh, I was so excited about all the little Christmas goodies (and I still am) but then I read your last paragraph! Congratulations!!! So exciting!

KerryQ said...

Congratulations, Laurie! Adorable ornament, too

Anonymous said...

Congrats on baby number 3. Hope you are feeling well! Love the little stocking ornaments. Very sweet.

Tamie said...

Congratulations. Such exciting news.

Jenny said...

super exciting Laurie. congratulations!! just in time for summer break! many well wishes!