WIP 18/12/13

Oh my where did the last week go! I didn't get anywhere near what I wanted to get done done..what else is new, right...lol! 
Mr. P got sent last minute to Pella, Iowa for training so we crammed in as much Christmas shopping/getting nursery ready and other honey-do list things in as we could. Really who gives a guy a week notice that he has to leave the county for a week one week before Christmas with a pregnant wife at home.

I am also still in a lot of pain which makes not having Mr.P at home difficult. I can't lift my legs so getting dressed is a challenge...lol I see my Dr today so hopefully he can offer some insights into the pain I have been having. 

Okay I got off topis....LOL I did get one step closer to being finished with the baby quilt. I sewed all the rows together and squared it up. That resulted in a few 4 patches getting a little smaller, but it did help to make the quilt look A LOT less wonky. Last night I sewed on the borders and guess what.....after all my bellyaching I must say it didn't turn out too bad. Yes there are mistakes a plenty, but I can live with them. Thank you for all the support you have given me during this process, its been a challenge and a half!

Okay I should have smoothed it out more before I took the pic, but bending over with this belly isn't worth it..lol It's not quite as puckered in real life

I also started on my table runner. I know I am cutting it close, but I want to try and get it done. I am making a wonky star table runner. There is a great tutorial over at http://cathy-blueberrypatch.blogspot.ca/2013/11/wonky-wony-little-star-table-runner.html
I  have my my star colours picked.

But I cannot decided if I want to go with a golden fabric for the background

Or white?

To do list for December

Christmas Table runner:Have stars cut
Baby quilt: Making some progress as you can see above
Christmas pot holders: This will be easy I just have to start
Christmas candle mat aka the table runner that isn't working out: I have posted the start of that runner before, but I cannot see how to turn my wonky tree into a table runner...so i am going to add a few borders and see what happens.

No progress Items to date (these are projects that have appeared on the to do list for 1 or more months with you guessed it.....no progress
We bee learning jan to june 2013
we bee learning july-dec 2013
We bee learning 2012 group 2- I am still stuck on a second border for this one. I tried out a bunch of colours again and hate everything....Might just go with white
July 2011 BOM- I have made some progress, but forgot to take a pic!
Wonky Bee quilt: thinking
Bee Creative bee quilt: I only received blocks from 2 people so this quilt is on hold
International stashes: I need to sew blocks together and quilt.
Christmas qal quilt: sandwich and quilt
Fall Wall Hanging-I have started to do a bit of the embroidery
Sew Happy Geek QAL- Blocks  9,10,11 and 12 still need to be done
Table runner- I have pieced this sucker together. Now I just need to get the backing on and quilt it
We Bee Learning group one Quilt- The grey fabric for my sashing came in. Now I need to get to work
2011 BOM- Since it is 2013 you can see I am a bit behind on this one. July-dec still need to be done

I am linking up with WIP Wednesday over at Freshly Pieced and @The Needle and Thread Network.  Make sure you hop on over there and see what everyone else is working on too.
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  1. I am afraid I would have a hard time choosing between the white or the golden too! the golden makes it look woodsy and the while makes the reds and greens pop! How do the white and gold look on the table???

  2. The baby quilt is looking good. I'm so glad you're feeling happier about it. I hope the doc gets your pain sorted out quickly, that must be awful to have it all the time, and be pregnant at the same time.

  3. You really do have a full list there. I hope you get quite a few of them crossed off before the little one arrives. It's a darling quilt. As for pain? I can remember having problems walking with only one of my children and it's because he was sitting on a nerve and wouldn't move.

  4. See, this is why I disagree when people tell me being pregnant is natural. There's nothing natural about having your organs pushed around and a solid weight pressing on a nerve :)
    Hope the pain eases up a bit before you're due. A friend of mine recently had the same problem and had it right up to giving birth.
    The baby quilt is looking good too


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