What’s New?

I think Samantha has fully recovered from the croup.  We have one more day of antibiotic, but her cough is mostly gone.  She is still very thirsty, which I noticed started when she was sick.  Or maybe it was just my asking if she wanted water every few hours when she had to take medicine (she learned the word “ew” which I still don’t know how that happened).

Last weekend on a whim, I bought some Hello Kitty panties at Target.  I had a few extra minutes, and I knew we’d need them one day.  To my surprise, she really likes them.  She wants to wear them.  So, we had LOTS of cleaning up last weekend.  We stayed mostly in the bathroom, so it wasn’t horrible, but we went through 4 pairs in 1 hour.  I guess it’s all that water…  I know she just wants to wear them because they’re new and different, but she hasn’t put it together what happens when she doesn’t wear a diaper.  I know she’ll understand soon enough.  Speaking of such:  she’s in her crib right now (supposedly sleeping) saying “change diaper change diaper.”  I’ll have to check that out.

We showed the house twice this week and once last week!

I made the Buttercup Bag a few weekends ago, as introduced to me by Lettie.  It’s too small for me though.  I chose a fabric that was a bit thick so it wouldn’t be too flimsy, but it’s still pretty flimsy.  It’s a red houndstooth, so how cool is that?  It was fun to make.

I’m still in the market for a new diaper bag.  However, I have seen several diaper clutches recently.  I think I’ll try to make one.  I definitely have the diaper clutch itch.  And on top of that, I’ve started baby #2’s stocking.  That’s right.  I’m seriously not motivated though.  I thought by starting it in January, I’d have a full year to complete it.  Although that’s true, it doesn’t mean that I have any desire to sit down and work on it for a year (even though I know that is what it’s going to take).  I worked on Samantha’s a lot during the last Olympics, so I thought this would be a good time.  However, I think I had put most of the effort into it already, so I was in the final stretch and was actually pushing to get it finished.  I pulled out my work-on-it-bag so I could store all my stuff without it being all over the living room.  A cross-stitch work-in-progress was in there (forgive the foreign language, I couldn’t find it anywhere else).  I knew it was there, but I hadn’t looked at it in a couple of years.  I was surprised at actually how far I’d gotten on it!  I thought about picking it back up too, but again, no motivation.  I had stored it in the hoop, so now it’s all creased, but I think it should be ok.

So, that’s what’s new.  No pictures.  I think I took some on my phone this week, but haven’t transferred them to the computer yet.  Sorry.  Gotta go get Squirt up since she has decided not to take a nap today.  Fun.

Finally, Happy Birthday, Alex!

3 thoughts on “What’s New?”

  1. WHAT IS UP WITH THE DUTCH LINK? Seriously, we are Americans here.

    I don’t get the diaper clutch. Are you supposed to put diapers and wipes in it, then carry it in a handbag? Maybe your Buttercup bag could be converted to a diaper clutch: chop off the handle and sew in a magnetic snap closure.

    This Christmas stocking looks cute. I think you should work on it Lizzie style and let it hang over your head for at least 2 years before deciding to sit down and finish.

  2. The WIP cross-stitch is probably about 7 years old, so I’m guessing no one stocks it anymore. I couldn’t find it anyway else on the interwebs.

    I won’t carry a diaper clutch in my purse because I carry a small purse. Always have. I envision that it will be separate for when you need something, but don’t need the whole diaper bag. (I would use it in a restaurant, walking around the zoo, etc.)

    I did work on the stocking a few nights ago. It’s not so bad. I hope it doesn’t take me 2 years to finish though. How’s your ravelympics project going? Nearly finished?

  3. Or you could go with Lettie style where you put it off until December and then frantically work to finish it by Christmas Eve.

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