Sunday, December 5, 2010

I'm back! - with pillows and an announcement!


First things first - many of you have guessed that I am evidently not the best secret keeper. Baby #2 is on the way! Of course I was trying to wait until the recommended 12 week mark to make it public, but I'm just too excited! We've had our first ultrasound and everything is looking good so far. We're ten weeks along now (although I look more like I'm twenty!) so that puts the due date right around the first of July. I'm feeling pretty good lately as long as I get myself to sleep early. I'm usually a night owl so the ten PM bedtime isn't my favorite, but it seems to be keeping me from falling asleep in my one paltry half decaf cup of coffee in the morning.

Consequently I'm way behind in some sewing projects, especially bees (sorry Chris, Leslie and Angela!) but I'm working on it, and the above picture is the beginnings of my pillow for this round of the Pillow Talk Swap. My partner is down with bright colors and coal solid sashing so I'm hoping this will turn into something that will make her happy. I have a habit as using my swap partners for guinea pigs for new designs and techniques, and this round I decided to bust out the curved hexagon star template I bought after seeing these beautiful blocks by Amy awhile ago. The stars aren't the easiest to pull off, but if you're familiar with curved piecing it's definitely do-able. I'm already mentally drafting a "falling stars" quilt.

Although I am always mailing my swap pieces off on deadline day, I'm always paired with partners who are on the ball and get my present to me very early!

Look at this gorgeous pillow Lori made for me!


She did such a beautiful job with the design and craftmanship. I love the bird fabrics!
And as if the front wasn't lovely enough, check out the back:


Isn't it lovely? The cream and soft pastels look perfect in Lucy's room. Thank you again Lori for all the love and effort you poured into this piece!

Before I go, I just have to do a bit of bragging. My husband Mark was just featured in the latest issue of the Wine Spectator! It's a very highly regarded magazine that has the largest distribution of all the wino publications, so this was quite a honor. He's the big handsome one in the middle, and the photo was taken at our tasting room in Woodinville, Washington. I am one proud wife!


I hope you're all enjoying the beginnings of the holiday season. I've actually been getting a bit of sewing action in lately so I'll be back soon.




38 comments:

  1. Yea! I hope you're feeling well, and Baby -- you keep growing big and strong! :)

    WE're currently in the "seeing what happens" stage (which means I'm reading way too much in to every possible "symptom" and counting calendar days)... I doubt I'll be able to wait until 12 weeks either.

    Congratulations! (and to the hubby too)

    I can't wait to see what you make! :) and woo hoo for that cute pillow.

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  2. Congratulations!! :D

    Love those stars, you have a very lucky partner!

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  3. Yay! What wonderful wonderful news! I'm so happy for you. And I know what you mean about looking more pregnant than the first time around. My stomach muscles are soooo accommodating this time :)

    Love those curved stars - they look very tricky.

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  4. congrats! you are about a month behind me :) my tummy popped right out from the word go this time... sadly those stomach muscles are long gone!

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  5. Congratulations - love those stars!

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  6. Yay! Congratulations! Those stars are great but scary...don't think I'll be tackling anything that complicated for some time.

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  7. Congratulations!!! Such great news!

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  8. Congratulations!!! (And does your husband have tall single brothers..lol) The stars are awesome..one lucky partner.

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  9. Oh congratulations Megan! I'm so excited for you and can't wait to see all the lovely little baby things that you make! Will you be finding out the sex?

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  10. Congratulations to you and your husband!! That is wonderful news!

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  11. Congratulations on the newest addition to your family! The stars are beautiful!

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  12. Congratulations on your new little one! What wonderful news!

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  13. Congratulations on the baby to come! You have one very hunky hubby, lucky girl! Love your blog!

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  14. What fun news. Another baby!! Good for you. I all goes well. Those stars are so cute. You have a great looking man also, LOL!!

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  15. CONGRATULATIONS! I'm due on July 4th with my 2nd!!! glad to see you are feeling well because i've been feeling terrible and barely able to sew. can't wait to get back into my projects...so happy for you!

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  16. Congrats to you and Mark!!!! How exciting!
    Did you tell Lucy yet? I'm sure she's going to love being the big sister!

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  17. ooh, a big congrats to you and mark!!

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  18. congratulations megan!! I was hoping this was the news you had hinted at a couple times! hope you're feeling well!!

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  19. those stars awe gorgeous, this is going to be another kick-ass pillow for sure (i need to get myself one of those rulers). the pillow you received it pretty also.

    the next year is going to be full of more baby quilts and blankies, I can't wait to see them all. I am so excited for Lucy, she will be a big sister!!! I love being a big sister, I think it's definitely one of the highlights of my life and I am sure it will be the same for her too (although I didn't really feel that way for the first 15 years, it kicked in when we became adults, lol).

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  20. Yay!!! I'm so excited you decided to finally share! Every time you sneak a hint or someone asks I want to say something, but stop my fingers since it wasn't my secret to tell ;) I know exactly what you mean about a bedtime, being a night owl myself, but hopefully your body will let you stay up just a little later soon enough. Or, if not, at least you'll get extra rest to make up (yeah right) for when sweet bebe keeps you up! So excited for your family--you're going to have so much fun, especially seeing Lucy with her new baby. Hope you're feeling fabulous, mama!

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  21. Congratulations!!! What wonderful news. Enjoy your pregnancy. Now, what are you going to make for a baby quilt?

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  22. Congratulations to you and your husband on the baby! An expanding family is always so exciting.

    Also congratulate him on being a "rising star". Very high praise indeed!

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  23. megan, congratulations!! what wonderful news! i'm so excited for you.

    i'm hoping to work on my pillows tonight, too ... i'm feeling way behind!

    congrats to mark, too. so cool to be in that magazine.

    ps. did you see that lizzy house is teaching at pcna? i wish i could come back!

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  24. Congratulations! First of all on Baby #2 - very exciting. And then the gorgeous pillow, blocks and husband's success:) Lots of excitement at your house!

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  25. So happy for you, Megan! Take good care of you "two"!

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  26. Congratulations Megan! My DIL is due with their first about the same time so I'll keep track of both of you.

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  27. Congratulations! Soooo excited for you and your family!

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  28. well aren't you full of great news!!! Congrats on the new addition, and a big conrats for hubbs making the wino mag! That is so awesome!!

    Your star/hex blocks are so rad- I've never seen this before- just lovely!

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  29. Oh, Megan, congrats! I am so happy for you! I was wondering if that was the reason for your sewing break. So happy for you, my dear. :)

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  30. congratulations!!! to both of you!!

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  31. Congratulations!!! I was just wondering a teeny weeny bit if there was a good excuse for your recent absentness from blogs and not feeling 100%. So glad that it IS indeed GOOD! :)
    Congrats to your Hubby too... for both the Magazine feature and the baby! :)

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  32. Oh megan how exciting. I can't wait for baby number two. Hopefully things get settled in the next year to make it happen. I am so happy for you. Take care of yourself little lady :)

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