Monday, February 9, 2015

Baby Quilt #1....quilted

 First of all, I would like to thank you all for the encouraging comments and emails on my last post.  It is hard to completely change your eating habits and exercise but as I mentioned due to health reasons I really have to stick with it. me, it is NOT easy but I'm doing it.  :)  

I actually got some sewing done!  :)  I quilted this baby quilt that will be a gift for my sister at her baby shower on the 28th of this month. 
 I think she will really like it.  :)  I did get the binding finished after taking this photos.  I did the binding in the darker pink. 
 I did a simple stipple/meander on it.  Nothing fancy but I just needed it quilted so that I could move on to another one. 
 I quilted another one Saturday, I will post about it next time.  That's 2 down and 2 more to quilt and that is not counting the puff/biscuit quilt that I am still working on.  I also need to paint the nursery for her.  I think mom is going to help me.  Then my sister decides that she wants one wall painted with chevrons!  :(  I told her that she was killing me!  LOL!  My sister ordered the bedding for the crib and has all of the wall decor bought too.  Mom and I are going to paint the nursery and I am going to paint the chevron wall and mom is going to sew the valances for the two windows.  A ton of things to do but it is sooooooo worth it!  

My sister is doing well so far with her pregnancy.  She is 30 yrs old and this is her first child.  We are all very excited.  Chantal has a slight heart condition so the doctors are watching her closely.  So far everything is great, she is just extremely tired.  Of course, it is normal to be exhausted during a pregnancy but the doctor said that her medication and heart condition just drains her energy.  She is still working 40 hours a week.  She goes today for another echocardiogram.  We are praying that the results come back good.  Her due date is April 20th.   


Michelle said...

The baby quilt looks wonderful....and so soft! I know your sister appreciates all your help. Take care of you and have a great week!

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

good luck to your sister, working 40 hours and the rest of it no wonder she is tired - she must need to go home and put her feet up at the end of her work day

Deb A said...

Hope your sisters tests come back good and she continues with a healthy pregnancy. Looked back at your post (how did I miss that?). Good for you! If you want a workout/walking buddy (check in to make sure we do our walks daily) let me know. I am trying to loose 15 for health reasons (and try and get off the cholesterol meds I got put on in November.). Keep at it and great job on turning things around. Hugs to you girl. I just got my walk in and love my fitbit. Might be something to look into to gauge your heart rate and sleeping.

Janet O. said...

Great job on the baby quilt.
I'm cheering you on with your lifestyle changes. It is hard stuff, but it will be so worth it.
You are a good sister--I'm afraid I'd say that stripes were as far as my painting services stretched. : )
Hope the pregnancy continues to go well for your sister!