Wednesday, 9 January 2013

in suspense WIPs


Here's a little round up of what I'm working on (not a full WIP report because it's too depressing!)...

I have attempted some short stints at my machine and quickly appliqued this robot, using this tutorial. I'm not making a quilt of them though, just a cushion and hoping to have it finished very soon.



Then (because I've had the pieces cut out for ages and I love this block) I wanted to make the Tippecanoe blocks for the How Far Will You Go? QAL - this was the straw that hurt the pregnant lady's back though and I've only managed one of four, the rest will have to wait until the bump has gone!


So back to EPP on the sofa and block 30 of my rose stars:




I just love getting post from far away and in an envelope from Australia I got another lovely Bee feather, this one is from Debra - I cannot wait to put all of these together!



Then this afternoon I had 2 fabulous visitors! My wonderful friend Rachel and her daughter, this was the first time I'd met her beautiful daughter (carrying a cute hedgehog bag!) and she so kindly made these beauties for the baby:



How gorgeous are they?!! So sweet of her. She had also made some scrummy biscuits (devoured by me and later hubbie!!) and Rachel gave me a jar of marmalade, which I will sample in the morning! I feel spoiled by these lovely treats, thanks ladies!!

We spent a nice time chatting and they really are so down to earth and funny. It was fun to have some company and hopefully they'll be back soon to meet the little one :)

Speaking of the impending arrival, my biggest WIP, I had a midwife appointment today and she suggested bouncing on one of those exercise balls to get the head engaged fully (it's hovering a bit apparently). So I will be spending the evening doing that!

Due date is tomorrow, husband is trying to point out that it's not officially late yet (doesn't help!!), but I hope it arrives within the next week so I can avoid having a sweep. Please send 'get out now baby' thoughts my way ;)

Linking up:


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32 comments:

  1. Heck I was all set to be sympathetic until I realised you've not even reached your due date, I went over by 14, 12 and lastly 9 days! It has to come out, my number 3 was quick after an evening on the exercise ball! Can't wait to hear....xx

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  2. aieeeeee - sweep! *shudder*
    I have my fingers crossed for you :-D

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  3. Sending you "baby come soon vibes"! X

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  4. Baby - out! Read that aloud to the impending arrival please. It might listen.

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  5. I like the tippecanoe lock...believe it or not it was one of my first attemps at pieceing a block....it never was finished so maybe I need to go back and revisit it :0)

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  6. Thx for that, I had just taken a rather large mouthful of beef stew, when I read the word sweep and nearly choked on it! Brought back some memories from the 2 sweeps, most unpleasant. I feel for you, I was desperate for the baby to come out in the last few weeks, you get so over not being able to be comfortable. Sending baby out (safely) vibes***** Ange : )

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  7. Sending you 'Get out QUICK' thoughts :D

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  8. Get out baby, you have cute little booties to wear!

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  9. Love the tippecanoe block! Sending encouraging 'come out and play' thoughts to bubs!! It won't be long now.....I hope!

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  10. The robot applique makes me smile! I love your EPP!!!

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  11. Lovely to see you today, and to meet the bump! maybe next time we will meet the baby.

    Come on baby, time to come and play!

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  12. It was lovely to meet you today, and I'd love to come back and meet bump when xie emerges - come on baby, out you come!

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  13. Sending lots of positive thoughts your way x

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  14. Happy thoughts, and wishes being sent your way :o)

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  15. After Nat and Sarah, we're just waiting for you now! Sorry - that doesn't help does it? Happy bouncing (there is other 'bouncing' you could do *ahem* - perhaps that's a midwife euphemism for 'it' *ahem ahem*). Love the booties!!!

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  16. Love the Tippecanoe block!

    Oh hope bub arrives soon - the waiting is so frustrating!

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  17. I love the Tippecanoe block! Sending 'come out baby' thoughts your way x

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  18. Good luck L! Mine were overdue so I'm offering no suggestions (none that worked anyway!) Jxo

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  19. I'm in the overdue baby club too...both my kiddos were late. Dang kids. Sending lots of positive thoughts your way <3

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  20. Hope the baby doesn't decide to stay in for another fortnight, like they do!
    Keep bouncing!

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  21. Hope the bouncing works!!!!!!!! Positive thoughts winging your way. Di x

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  22. Good luck with the ball, sending immediate evacuation thoughts!

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  23. These blocks are all gorgeous. LOVE that robot. The fabrics in the Tippecanoe block are perfect. Your pp is wonderful. I wish you a speedy and safe labor. Good Luck.

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  24. Hang in there! You're in the homestretch, and it'll all be worth it.

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  25. Those are adorable... Good luck!

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  26. oh wow any day now! how exciting! cute robot and can't believe you are managing to do any sewing. love those little booties they look so soft and that feather too. Mine is a WIP for you.
    I love the exercise ball thingy when I was in labour with Emma it was awesome. Thinking of you and that all goes well and quickly.
    Collette xx

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  27. Come on baby, come to to mama! Hoping you have a cute bouncing baby soon!! Love your robot!!

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  28. Am sending a virtual eviction notice - hope I don't have to send in the bailiffs!

    Love the tippecanoe!

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  29. your orange and aqua block is stunning!

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  30. Your blue and orange block is just spectacular! Absolutely beautiful.

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