Amanda is a Hamilton, ON based watercolour painter, sewing instructor, knitter, mother, and generally crafty person!

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Waiting for the Baby & Embroidering Things

Waiting for the Baby & Embroidering Things

What a cute face!! I embroidered this picture after seeing the work of PartyO'Clock and Hooplastitch on Etsy. Except like all things Etsy, I felt like I could make it myself (plus, I have the time right now, since I am just sitting here, trying not to think about how uncomfortable I am, and waiting for the baby). Sooo.... having never embroidered really anything, I dove right in. And totally failed my first attempt. (Something crazy happened to the eyes... I don't know. It was unfixable.) The second go round I smartened up and did some outlines first, then some "base layer" stitches to show me the direction of his hair growth, and it all worked out MUCH better. I am so happy with it! It is definitely going up on the wall somewhere in our house. 

It was definitely weird to attempt some realistic looking eyeballs. It's been so long (like more than 5 years?!) that I am not surprised my first attempt was a failure. Maybe I am getting too reliant on the cartoon eyes. 

So how are things going with the baby, you ask? Well, I keep thinking I am about to have the baby and I keep being super wrong. But the baby herself is doing great! She moves all the time and has dropped down and is ready to come out (ish... since she isn't actually coming out, maybe she wants a few more days/weeks?... let's say that I am ready for her to come out and leave it at that.) I don't have any cute photos to show you because I am now living in some black maternity yoga pants and a ponytail, and I have no intentions of leaving the house or looking cute until she is ready to come out. My tailbone, hips, and lower back are all feeling the heat these days and I alternate between the recliner and sleeping (and sneaking junk food past Jay), and that's about it. 

So hopefully my next post is all about the baby and not just embroidery pictures of the cats. But I am getting going on the cats because... there is nothing else I feel like doing. (Seriously. Jay is doing more nesting than I am at this point. Probably because he can still do things like put on shoes by himself and bend to pick things up!) Everybody think happy, going-into-labour-super-soon thoughts in my direction! My due date is in a week and one day. 

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