Sunday, September 25, 2011

Been away a while.....

I have been away from blogging for so long, I just couldn't get to it.  I assume everyone understands how sometimes life just simply gets in the way of all the extra "stuff" we do.  Life definitely threw me some curve balls this summer, both good and bad, and now I am back.

The best curve ball I got was some very unexpected news.....
I am expecting our third baby and am now 3 months pregnant.  Our youngest is 9 and our oldest is 12, so you can see why I refer to the news as a curve ball!  I feel pretty good now, but the last two months have been challenging.  I still have days where I just feel awful, and I assume that will not stop until after we meet our new little one.  Late March or early April is when this baby is due and we are all so excited about it.  I will be better about sharing updates now that I am feeling better.

As for the bad news of the summer, well I already shared the flooded basement saga.  It is mostly back together now.  The other news I won't share, because I am back and that is what counts.


This is a new project that uses my Daisy Dance line and it is very cute in my opinion.  It is a pattern for a Mug Rug and and Table Topper and the inspiration for the design was SPRING!  The pattern is available through a "workshop" that you subscribe to for $20.  Really it is a great deal because you get 4 different seasonal table runner patterns and mug rug patterns to match.  Where else do you get 8 patterns for 20 bucks?  You can find out more info about it and order it here at the Patchwork Posse site.


Aside from this, not a lot of sewing has been getting done.  I do look forward to finding out the gender of my little one then I can begin sewing for him/her.

What's next for me????  Well here are a few of my plans in the works.....


  • I have plans to post a tutorial on here about how to do an EASY and FAST Cathedral Window.  This one doesn't require hand sewing or waste fabric the way the old fashioned way does!  
  • I also plan some more tutorials as I have been remiss in getting any on here.  
  • I am working on getting my new fabric Daisy Dance on my website and for sale
  • I am also working on a new and improved website so it is more user friendly and updated!  That is sorely needed, so it really is a priority!

10 comments:

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Congratulations!!! This baby will be such a blessing to you and your family. I know! We had our last baby when my other two were 7 and 10. What fun our little guy brought it our household :-)

Karen said...

Congratulations on your baby news! Hope you have a healthy and uneventful pregnancy and birth.

I'm looking forward to seeing your tutorials and hearing how you're doing.

Hugs, Karen

Sandie ~call me crazy said...

Congratulations! What fun to look forward to. :-)

Quiltin' Sandy said...

Hi from Australia, Kari! What lovely news- Congratulations!! Looking forward to your tutorials, too! Sandy. :)

Nancy said...

Congrats on adding to the family!

Our third was born right after our oldest graduated from High School and our youngest graduated from 8th grade... lol AND I was almost 40 AND had had my tubes tied 5 years PRIOR!! Talk about a curve ball...I felt like I got hit with the ball! lol

Cheri C. said...

I am so happy for you!!!! Such exciting news... and for me... I want to do Cathedral Windows and you know I need easy... so, I can't wait for that. I love your new line and miss running into you out in UT... I haven't been able to go to any shops around here as they are too far away or close at 5??? Do they NOT know I work??? 6 days a week!!! Oh, well... again, Congratulations AND I'm hoping for April 6... my b-day!!

Beth said...

Congrats! Glad to see you back. Hope you feel well most of the time.

A.J. Dub. said...

Congratulations Kari! How exciting!
I look forward to seeing the tutorial.

Mishka said...

Congrats on the baby news Kari. Hope you start feeling better soon.

Moose on the Porch Quilts said...

Wow! I just read your crazy news. Congratulations and good luck! Hope market went well for you!