anyway, today a friend and her girls came over and while the girls were all playing we got to do a little sewing. we had a great time and the kids were great (by “great”, i mean not needing a ton of attention, i’ll admit it!). so here’s some pictures of what i got done today and the past week or so.
i finally got gracie’s quilt all pieced together and looked at it and thought it was a bit boring. so i grabbed a bunch of scraps and made a flower. it turned out pretty fun. i free-hand cut a bunch of “petals” of different sizes, then layered them on top of each other with all sorts of fun, sloppy stitches. the plan as of now is to put 5 flowers on each of the girls quilts to add some dimension and a little more contrast. i added a bit more dark brown to the flowers since i realized the quilts didn’t have as much as i originally intended.
this weekend is the women’s conference and sean is taking the girls camping (brave man!) with some wonderful, long-time friends (more like family!), so i’ll have saturday afternoon and sunday all to myself. i hope to be nearly done with the quilts when they come home, but we’ll see – watching movies and eating stuff i shouldn’t may sound more my speed.
speaking of eating stuff i shouldn’t, here’s a little pregnancy update: on tuesday i had my gestational diabetes test and failed! so wednesday morning, after fasting since 8pm the night before, i had to go in for a more thorough round of tests. that means drinking 100 grams of sugar (glucose?) in the form of a somewhat warm, thick, cola flavored syrup, then getting my blood drawn not 1, not 2, but 4 TIMES!!! i ended up at the lab for over 4 hours because they don’t let you leave between draws which are every hour. but i had a very sweet lady poking my “rolling” veins, and good news: i do not have gestational diabetes. all that said, i am feeling a bit guilty about the pound packing i’ve been doing and need to take better care of my body and baby. so after today’s grocery run of “only healthy food” (what i had to keep repeating to gracie as she asked about every sugar cereal – smart marketing having those at kids’ eye level!) i hope to turn slightly from my ways of eating whatever crosses my path, and maybe tryout that pregnancy workout video again. i did try it once, and it was really fun to do because gracie did it with me, but when lily thought throwing toys at my feet was fun, and running through my legs everytime i spread them was helpful (it wasn’t!) i gave up!
so maybe monday will be an update on my accomplishments, or failures!
have a great weekend!