I've not been doing much in the sewing room lately. Blame a combination of laziness, family stuff, work, and me playing Tiny Tower on my iphone and my daughter's ipad. Now I've completely blown my cover. Oh well.Not that you care, but I did buy a new shower curtain. I hate shower curtains in principal so I'm very excited to find a shower curtain that expresses my fabric point of view. This is the photo from the catalog. The curtain was over my budget at Garnet Hill. So I went to the website like 50 times to look at it hoping I'd get over it and not have to buy it. Now I really did need a shower curtain. When we built our home I had little tiny kids and I wanted a tub on the main floor without a shower surround so it would be easy to bathe them there. And the latest shower curtain I had there was 6-7 years old and looking very tired in a Rachel Ashworth type of way. So when Garnet Hill had a sale and I had an email coupon for an additional percentage off, I had to buy the shower curtain. I realize this is more than you probably care to know.
So this is the shower curtain hanging in my main floor bath. Not as perky looking as the catalog photo but I am happy with it. However, when I took it out of the box, one of my daughters said, "Mom, it looks like throw up". Now that took the wind out of my sail. I like it but I have to admit it is a bit much. You might wonder why I didn't just make the curtain? Answer: I didn't want to. Ha.
It is completely lined, which I also like. I think it adds weight to it and even though the curtain doesn't look as spiffy as the catalog photo, I'm glad I retired that dated Rachel Ashworth model and went with something colorful. It is a big change and adds color to the bathroom. The funny thing is, of course my husband didn't even notice.
Ok, I am sewing a little. I am making clock blocks for my Daisy Cottage quilt. Because I am not a great stitcher, I went the lazy way and just printed off clock faces onto my fabric. I've been contemplating several takes on putting clocks into a quilt and since Daisy Cottage has clocks in the fabric, I thought it would be kind of fun to add a little tiny clock to my collection of growing blocks.
I have to tell you how incredibly uplifting it is to have had emails and comments about our sweet Eliza. I'm overwhelmed with the generous nature of people I don't know and will never meet and their kind words and helpful ideas and messages. Thank you all so much. Eliza had a set-back week last week but hopefully has turned a corner. She is back to bottle feeding and the nasal canula here is now off. I love this photo because you can see her eyes. She needs to take something like 100 cc via bottle before they want to send her home and right now she's only taking 1/3 of that. They use the tube to feed her the rest. She's awake more and is a very strong baby. We are all anxious to have her home so she can be held and cared for by her mother (and us). I am praying that she will be able to tolerate more milk by bottle this week.
If you read all of this wordy post, you get a gold star. Usually I try not to bore you so much.