Tuesday, December 22, 2015

One Month Left!

One month from today, on January 22nd, I'll be having a c-section to deliver our newest baby. :) Everything has looked beautiful so far and she's very active. I've had ultrasounds nearly every week and non-stress tests as well. We have baby things down from the attic and collected from friends and I haven't gone through anything yet. Once Christmas is here I can settle down to it.

I hope everyone in the South stays safe this week what with the expected storms. We're only forecast to get garden-variety thunderstorms and rain.

Here are some photos from yesterday's ultrasound:

Little fingers!

I'll get some photos of the Christmas-y stuff around the house and post them tomorrow. My to-do list is slooowly winding down.

Friday, December 11, 2015


As promised, finally a blog post!

miniature yarn skeins

Things have been the usual busy around here. I've made quite a number of toy censers, among other things. It still amazes me to see them listed for sale at St. Tikhon's! I'm finally able to start working on family projects which is a relief. I haven't made one single thing for the baby yet, but that is on my list as soon as Christmas presents are done.

Christmas wreath earrings

Speaking of which, there's not much time left. I'm 33 weeks this week - only six weeks left until delivery. Six weeks is sounding like a very short time! When I get boxes of Christmas things out of the attic (today or tomorrow) I'm going to get down boxes of baby things too. I gave away so many things after Catherine outgrew them that I'm not entirely sure what I have.

Today is cloudy and cool Certainly not cold, especially for December. It's supposed to be in the upper 70's today and tomorrow with thunderstorms on Sunday. I put a coat on a week or so ago, but haven't worn it since. We keep seeing notices that the overall forecast for the southeast is for a colder winter than usual, but I haven't seen any signs of it yet. Of course, technically it's not winter yet.

Miss Moppet in fedora

The Christmas decorations around the house will be a bit lopsided. We're definitely doing the "there's a two-year-old in the house" look. It was decided that we will put the tree on the floor this year (last year it was table-top) but leave off all breakable ornaments. The ones within a small one's reach will be fabric and wood. At least I think she won't try to eat the lights. I think. I'm not sure what to do about stockings since we have weighted hangers for them that we put on the mantle. Unless we want a trip to the emergency room we can't put them out until just before bed on Christmas Eve. Ah well - small price to pay!

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Free Shipping!

I'm so sorry it's been so long since I've posted anything! It's been extremely busy, what with me trying to get shop orders wrapped up so I can focus on more local concerns. I promise I'll do a real blog post soon!

I just wanted to quickly post that I've put up a coupon code for free shipping on anything in the shop, good from now through Saturday the 12th: Christmas2015 

Right now the time has passed to order made-to-order items and have them guaranteed to arrive for Christmas, but you have a few more days to order ready-to-ship items. Right now these are the things that are ready to go out:

  *Reversible, button-closure tote bags - 2 in stock
  *Knitted doll outfits - 2 in stock
  *Baby knits - 6 assorted items in stock
  *Crib quilt and softie - 1 in stock
  *Toddler items - 5 assorted items in stock
  *Miniatures - 12 assorted items in stock, including many for Christmas