Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Works in Progress: Accidental Hiatus

I have been away from the sewing machine for far too long. But, it's been for a pretty exciting reason; my biggest work in progress these months past is a person! 

In November, Mr. RLQ and I learned we were expecting our second child, and in February the ultrasound technician told us we are having a boy! Cue visions of snips and snails and puppy dog tails, of dinosaur quilts and little homemade vests. 

Of course, those things have had to remain mere visions for quite a while - starting in Mid-December, I got a case of all-day "morning" sickness that knocked me down until well after the first trimester was over. In fact, I'm in week 26 now, and still on anti-nausea meds (admittedly, a smaller dose than I was on at week 14). But just as exhaustion followed me around with baby A, "occasional morning sickness" seems to be my nagging companion with our as-yet-unnamed baby boy. 

But, despite the setbacks, I was able to get unbury my sewing machine this weekend, long enough to make a (much belated) birthday present for a friend. Below is a preview: the gift itself is still in the mail.

The collection is Under The Sea for Northcott fabrics, and I can't wait to reveal the finished product. It sure was refreshing to sit in front of my sewing machine again.


  1. Ah congratulations on the baby and getting your sewing machine out, pregnancy can be hard work, here's hoping you feel a lot better soon

  2. Oh dear! That a hard couple months. Well, you know what that means - smooth sailing once the baby is born. Congrats!

  3. So glad to see you blogging! Here's hoping the trend holds up.