You have searched me, Lord, and you know me. You know when I sit and when I rise: you perceive my thoughts from afar. You discern my going out and my lying down; you are familiar with all my ways. Before a word is on my tongue you, Lord, know it completely…For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made…Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be. Psalm 139:1-3,13,16

Monday, September 12, 2011

the Latest

I decided today that it was my last day of work…I am just worn slap out. Unfortunately, partly due to my crazy genes (apparently I get it from my mom's side) and partly due to my nesting instinct, all I want to do is clean and paint and organize.  Since I am too tired and my stomach is too big to allow me to do everything I want to do I am just planning all the things I will do when I am able. These projects include but are not limited to organizing my pantry and creating some way to allow for more storage in there!, repainting and organizing my laundry room(thanks pinterest), cleaning and painting all of my baseboards and some of the trim, dusting all of my shades and window-sills, and reorganizing my craft/sewing room.  I wonder how I will manage all of that with a newborn : )  I bet Lucy(my mom) will help me…first I have to finish all of the projects I have already started including finishing making my hostess gifts for my shower this weekend (YAY!) I can't believe it is already time for my shower…I thought the day would never come---and now it is almost here! I will post pictures and info on the hostess gifts afterward, I don't want to ruin the surprise. However, I will go ahead and post some of the other projects I worked on the last two weeks.

Football Season wreaths for a house divided.

gift for a friend---monogramming and I finally learned to applique'

I used scrapbook paper and mod-podge to cover the top of this dresser for Eli's closet. planning to use a pinterest project to make drawer liners too.

close-up of the top

This closet is the most organized room in the house! Look at all those clothes! Those are just the nicer things, everything else-like sleepers- are folded and in drawers, organized by size…yes I am neurotic!

Quilt…made for Eli by me and Alicia and Olivia helped too! I love the colors-- you can't quite tell how vivid it is from this picture…lots of green, turquoise, and brown.

Is she cute or what?  she's a natural with that measuring tape  

The back is animal-print minky dot…love it!  Did I mention how many poses I get when Neil is taking my picture?

halloween onesie for Eli

That just shows you the half of all the projects I want to do.  I can't tell you how much sewing is going on over here! : ) but I will show you soon.

And finally, C-section scheduled for September 27, unless Eli decides to start coming sooner. It's definitely possible….


  1. Holy monkey that is so soon!!!! I'm so excites for you to meet Eli and be a mommy! You are just going to LOVE it!!! Your projects are so great (minus that ugly wreath, but I understand keeping peace in the home :))!! Praying for a smooth delivery and a good sleeper for you!

  2. Wow, you are one busy person! Love the dresser in the closet. Your so organized. I just fell in love with Pinterest!