Is is really mid-week already? I meant to check in here on Monday...never quite made it. Thank you for all for kind and understanding words about the messes around here. I hate it when it gets that bad...its hard to know where to even begin. I don't function very well in a really messy house. Thankfully, my girls are getting really good at helping out. We tackled it together and had it all cleaned up before Carl came home. Whew!
So with all the chores behind me...I had PLENTY of time to relax over the weekend. I took in Season 2 of The Tudors. All 10 episodes in two days! I always vow to pace myself, but I just have to watch the next episode. A whole lot of sitting. I cringe when I admit to watching that show. I find it to be a bit racy, but the time period fascinates me. I don't think it is super accurate in terms of actual historical record...but the costumes and jewels alone are enough to keep my attention. I think that we should all start wearing crowns and corsets again. Don't you?
My hands kept busy during the movie making a few happy little green coasters. I made and gave away a bunch of these coasters at Christmas. I wanted to make some for myself...but you can't sit on the couch watching TV and sit at the sewing machine at the same time. The beauty of crochet- totally lazy.
Have I told you that my brother and his wife are expecting their first baby in June? This is beyond exciting for me. I have to keep my cool though...not everyone enjoys discussing birth as much as I do. All you have to do is say the word "cervix" and my brother will leave the room. He's pretty cute. I'm not sure that they are going to find out the sex of the baby before it arrives, so I'm doing my best to keep things neutral. I used up some of the left over celery yarn on this little hat.
(Thank you Laurel for sharing your baby with me. She is a perfect sized model)
I sort of made up the pattern for the hat. The pattern for the Mary Jane shoes can be found in this booklet.
Speaking of babies, December was a very quiet month at the birth center- an aptly timed respite. January and February promise to be filled with a bit more action. Just have a look at all these bellies waiting in the wings. (My winter quarter childbirth class- 2 couples not pictured).
Hope your week is going well and I hope your messes are disappearing!