Sunday, March 21, 2010

The Nursery and Shower

It took longer than I planned to get this posted here, but better late than never. I'm finding the weeks getting a bit tougher physical wise and I tend to crash more when I do get home from work. Its looking like this coming work week will be my last week before I stop for a year! Yep, here in Canada you get a year off of paid maternity leave!! Yippeeeeeeeeee!!!!

I can't wait to stay home now. I'm now into my 36th week! It is getting sooooo close now! The room is done, err well I never did get to make the crib skirt as I just don't seem to have it in me right now. What sewing I am doing is something that requires next to very little brain cells! But I'll get to that project shortly.

Right now I want to share with you some photos from the Baby shower last Sunday and the nursery itself.

We had a wonderful turnout at the shower with 20 guests! And ooh the food!!!! To start with, the night before myself, Mum and Theresa got to work with setting up the living room and dining room for the shower day. Next Theresa and I got to work on decorating the cake! We started getting the buttercream icing made and icing it around 8:30pm. By midnight we finished it! Yep 3 1/2 hours making the cake look pretty!! Ahhhh but it was worth every minute of it! Look how it turned out!!!!

I received some absolutely gorgeous gifts from everyone and for those of you who follow my blog and was at my shower... THANK YOUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU!!!! Little William is going to be the happiest well dressed and cleaned baby in the neighbourhood! He received some gorgeous little outfits, sleepers, onesies, a Winnie the Pooh Bath tub with toys and lots of cleaning stuff to make him smell nice! He got some nice little toys and books to entertain him while he is in his car seat or hangin' out with Mommy and Daddy.

He got this great EliteII diaper disposal unit to cut down on the stinky poopy diapers

and his God Mother gave him a FABULOUS Play Pen!

Here is Trevor, his Mum, myself and Alexi

Myself, Trevor's sister Denise and their Mum

As for the Nursery, well its a bit messy right now as I'm still trying to sort through all the gifts we received last week and decide where to put everything. This week I have to cut out the liners for the bureaus, wash the clothes and put them away in the bureaus the way I want them. By then things will start looking a little bit more organized and less chaotic!! The stroller (which Trevor's parents gave us) will be moved out of the room to put my rocking chair in its place.

The Jungle Boogie wallhanging is finally up and I just LOVE how it looks in the room! I'm so happy how it turned out!

As for this week in the sewing room, I mentioned earlier how I decided to work on something completely and utterly mindless... well here it is! Back last year I mentioned on my blog how I decided to get to my scrap fabrics and make a Crumb Quilt. I got the idea from Bonnie's website and blog Quiltville. She has some FABULOUS ideas on how to use up scraps! Well my crumb quilt top is almost complete. The main part is all sewn together I just need to work on the borders. I decided in all my insanity that I would make a crumb border!!!! Yep I told you I was nuts!!!! I need to come up with a name for this crazy quilt I'm working on as I'm sure I'll be heading to the mental institute and admitted to a rubber room once I'm done!! LOL.. Any ideas on what I could call this crazy venture I'm getting myself into????

Well I think on that note, I'm going to head back to my sewing room for the rest of this relaxing Sunday afternoon to work on my crumbs. The day is just beautiful and sunny here and I would rather be outside for a walk, but these days I find my legs are shot and lots of belly pressure so I'm staying in and resting as much as I can. I decided when it came to supper tonight I would pull out the good ole trusty slow cooker and throw everything into one pot to cook itself. Tonight I am trying out a new oriental roast with potatoes and sweet potatoes! If it turns out good, I'll post the recipe!

Til next time!

Quiltingly Yours


Quilting Queen said...

You hand in there girl...the time will go faster than you realize. Looks to me like you are ready. There's nothing greater fun than a Newfy get together...for whatever reason. Makes me homesick..
Best wishes...

Maria said...

Looks like you have everything you could need for little William. Love the colours of his nursery and your wall hanging is gorgeous.

Take care and I am looking forward to meeting William when you post photos on your blog.

limpingalong said...

Last time I put a "roast" in the crock pot (exactly like yours) it didn't fully thaw out so I just braised both sides and put it in still partially frozen. Later, when it was done, I discovered I had just cooked two thick rib eye steaks that were frozen together. They tasted good but it was a really waste of good steak!

limpingalong said...

Thanks for sharing your shower with us! It looked like great fun.

Annmarie said...

Quilting Aggie - that's how I know you from The Quilter's Message Board! I've been following your blog for a loooong time & just had to tell you how happy I am for you. You & Trevor will be the BEST parents. I hope you find time to keep blogging after William is born - I look forward to watching him grow thru your posts. annmarie

Unknown said...

Ahh! so sweet. thanks for sharing your day with us all out here in blogland. yes, it's amazing how wonderful it is to live in Canada. We pay for it, but it's still the best place to be.
I remember being so tired too and anxious to get to the end of the pregnancy.