I’ve been keeping my eyes open for plain clothes to embellish for Gorgeous Girl, and picked up a plain little shirt a few weeks ago. I was planning on cross-stitching a fish to it, but realised that she would outgrow it before I got that done (I’m going to buy one two sizes too big to do that). So I dug through the stash and found some very cute cat fabric in the scraps that Syko sent me when I won a prize on her blog a while ago. In a very short time I had this:
Thank you Syko! I love how it turned out, and I have some plans for the rest of the cats.
In quilting news, I am down to single digits!! 8 and 1/2 blocks to go, the end is finally in sight.
Whenever I have a few spare moments I’ve been cutting blocks for me leaders and enders project. I’m cutting 2 inch squares, but whenever I come across fabric that’s too small for that it’s getting cut into one inch squares. I’m not sure what I’ll do with them, either a square in a square or a postage stamp type quilt. I’ll wait until I’ve amassed a whole stack and then have a play with the little ones. The two inch squares are for a disappearing nine patch in blue and white. Because it’s part of the guild’s scrap challenge I’m using only my own scraps and scraps that other people have very kindly given me. The test blocks have worked well so far.
Here’s Gorgeous Girl’s weekly photo for 8 months:
The ground was wet when we went out to get the washing off the line, so she sat nicely in the basket for me.
We have decided that waking up to feed every 2 hours in the night at 8 months is an inappropriate sleeping pattern and so have started sleep training this week. We are keeping a sleep diary for a week to establish a base line and have instituted a bedtime routine – bath, book, bed. We are also trying to cut back on the number and duration of sleeps during the day. Once we have the baseline sorted out we will begin to reduce the night feeds by a minute each night so that she gets used to going without the milk. Hopefully she will then begin to sleep through.
Wish us luck, it’s going to be a rough couple of weeks. 🙂