A Solid State of Affairs…

So, I think I mentioned that I hadn’t sewn in months, and then I realized that was a fib. You see, I had signed up to play in the ‘For The Love Of Solids Swap’ over on Flickr. I was assigned Colleen, who was assigned me. It was really fun to make something for someone I actually knew in real life, but also more challenging. What if I made something rubbish? Would I be forever ostracized?

I managed to come up with this. It was actually sewn while visiting my sweet mom in FL and I will confess I needed her help. The top pillow is my taffy go round tutorial I posted over on Leona’s blog. The bottom was supposed to be the back for the top. It is pretty improv-ish, but I loved how it turned out, so I added a bit of hand quilting and sent them on their way!

For The Love....

You see I haven’t really been feeling up to sitting up, or standing up. Or just being up…But that is all over and I am THRILLED to announce that our little family is about to grow, again!

Ready Or Not

So, now that the first bit is over, I can get on to sewing again! Because, come Easter, I will have a new little one to adore and that sewing machine may find itself on the back burner again!

ps: do stop over at Penny’s for today’s awesome new tutorial (the world’s cutest trivet!) and giveaway!

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21 Responses to A Solid State of Affairs…

  1. 1
    Amy says:

    Congratulations to you and your family! What wonderful news :)

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    Tiffany says:

    Whhhaaaatttt?!?! Congratulations! That is such exciting news and def. worth ignoring your sewing machine for :) Other than being sick, ugh, hope that part is over with!

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    Heather says:

    Congratulations on the baby-to-come!!

    The sewing is beautiful. I love the little whirly bits. Very cute! How could your partner not love this??!!

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    Rebecca says:

    Congratulations! Love the pillows. :)

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    Heidi says:

    Congratulations! I could stare at baby ultrasound pictures all day (and have for two pregnancies). Our twins are 17 months and I am finally finding a few moments here and there to sew, Christmas is coming and there are gifts to be made! :) I envy your going to be growing bump, happy days!

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    Becky M says:

    congratulations! I totally understand, my little one is due in February and I couldn’t sew most of the summer. It feels so good to be back up and moving again doesn’t it!?

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    Jeni says:

    Love your solids projects! Such yummy colors! :)

    And Congratulations!!

  8. 8

    Congratulations!!! I love your pillow covers. Both are so pretty.

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    Katy says:

    Congrats, and love your taffy go rounds

  10. 10
    Cindy Sharp says:

    What exciting news. Im just a tad envious of the adventure before you. (My family is mostly grown now and the baby factory is closed.)

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    Congratulations! Babies are the biggest ”time-wasters” but it’s the best time you’ll ever ‘waste’. My sewing machine practically went into storage as my first 2 were 19 months apart!

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    Georgia says:

    Congratulations! Happy, happy news! :-)

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    Lindsay says:

    Congrats Amanda!!

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    Lee says:

    Such happy news! Congratulations!

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    Kirsten N says:

    Congratulations Amanda!! And I love your 2 pillows too:)

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    nicke says:

    oh congratulations! how fun to have a new baby to kiss and smell. they always smell so good. my husband and i always said “he/she smells like heaven”.

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    Lindsey says:

    Aww!! Congratulations!! I had to look at what blog I was reading for a second, I’m waiting to hear the results of an embryo transfer I had last week, and I’ve googled and read way too many baby blogs. This is such exciting news, how wonderful!!!

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    Cori says:

    Congrats!!! I’m your newest follower from http://www.createdbycori.blogspot.com

    Would you follow me back? Thank you!

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    VickiT says:

    OOh how exciting for you and your family. Congratulations on the new little project that you are working on. Easter will be a very fun time for you all.

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    Linda says:


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    Ruth S. says:

    Congratulations! Babies are a piece of heaven in your home.