Whew, I’ve fallen off the face of the blogging world once again. So in case you’re interested in my mundane but busy life, here’s a 5 minute recap.
1. Finally not throwing up any more, after 2 months of feeling like I’ve got constant food poisoning. Not that I’m complaining (ok, I’m complaining a little)…we’re expecting a new bundle of joy (and tears) this fall! The pregnancy sickness basically had me on my back every night, with a new bedtime of 9 pm, and absolutely no motivation to do anything except watch the Food Network and drool at all the food I can’t eat…like this.
This also meant that projects like my new desk, the new floors in the attic, the library catalog, the crocheting, and the spring cleaning all did not get done. What I did do was pull out my maternity clothes, since I seemed to have popped a bit earlier than expected…although that could have been due to me stuffing my face thinking I was hungry when I was just nauseous.
2. It’s a big year, with a baby coming, and getting a new job! I’m super excited about my new client-facing position which moves me slightly away from the technology world. This means I am not actually an engineer by trade anymore! It also means I need a new wardrobe, which would have been exciting, except all my new work pants need to have hidden belly panels on them, which is a lot less exciting. I now have just enough outfits to last 5 days at the office…the same 5 outfits every week. I’m still transitioning over, so I’m figuring out what to wear, where to park, and how to handle all the new information coming at me – we like to say it’s like drinking from a fire hose!
3. (I received free product for this review, but the experiences and opinions are my own). I’ve finally finally FINALLY finished a crochet project I started way back in January. I’ve forgotten how fast a little crochet project can go when you’re not stopping to hang out with the toilet every night. The intent was to combine a couple of muslin baby swaddling blankets together to form a thicker yet still breathable blanket. I tried to sew the edges together but that didn’t work, so when I received a Sharp Crochet Hook, I thought that would be the perfect solution. And it was!
I worked single crochets around all 4 edges of 3 muslin blankets held together. The Sharp Crochet Hook was able to easily pierce all 3 layers of muslin without tearing the fabric apart. The combo pack included a booklet with many different patterns and motifs, but I chose to work a simple scalloped edge into my blanket, mostly because my stitches were uneven, and a scalloped edge is not too girly, in case baby #2 is a boy.
I’m so glad I found this great tool, since I definitely was not looking forward to sewing muslin layers together. If you’d like to add some crochet flair to a piece of fabric, definitely add this special hook to your collection.
4. Now that the weather is warming up, I’m finally getting around to catching up with this whole Spring thing. There’s a house and yard to clean, landscaping to trim, a lawn that needs to be re-seeded, a garden to be tilled and planted, and a couple of projects waiting in the garage. At least the attic floors are done and the desk is just waiting for some new drawer pulls. So hopefully, you’ll be seeing some of the fruits of my labor in the next few weeks!