For lack of anything else to post about at the moment...... I thought I'd share my love of the shiny new glass head pins I just purchased from Fons & Porter.
There's something to be said for not buying cheap sewing supplies. I
have to admit that I've actually been using these super cheap pins that I found at the little cheapy store up the block. Let me tell you
...... everytime I've used them has ended up with my project flying
across the room and several ugly little expletives flying out of my
mouth. Cheap pins are the worst! You can barely get them through one
layer of fabric let alone several. And they bend and then the tips of
your fingers are all purple and throbbing. Grrr! Okay, I'm over it.
^_^ Anyhoo, I finally broke down and decided to go ahead and spend the
extra money for some. good quality straight pins and ended up buying these.
Oh my beloved little pins....where have you been all of my life? These
babies rock! They glide through fabric like butter! Like buttah baby!
Okay, so I need to get a life. But buying them made my day. ^_^
Well, New York isn't that bad now. The snow has finally melted and it looks like Spring is finally trying to bloom. Well, sort of. I had a great time down in Florida though. The weather was beautiful everyday! So beautiful that I decided to stay for an additional week. So I had a full three weeks away from the cold and snow. I also gave me more time to visit with a lot of old friends and some family.
Isabella was great on the plane both ways!
She cried for maybe 5 mins when we were landing on the way there. Other than that she was the perfect traveling angel. If you ever decide to travel with your little one I totally suggest scheduling your flight during a nap time. We traveled the very first flights out @ 7 am and our seats were in the very rear of the plane. Perfect because no one likes to sit back there and if she did decide to have a little crying fit no one was back there to be annoyed. We also had an entire row to ourselves both ways. I don't particularly like to ride in the rear of the plane myself but for traveling with my wee one it was perfect. I just don't suggest flying alone with a 10 month old when the flight is more than 3 hours. More than that and it could have easily turned ugly. I was pleasantly surprised when we returned to our little apartment. My husband was steady trying to convince me that the place was an absolute disaster and that he was in total bachelor mode the entire three weeks I was away. And I believed him of course. When we finally arrived home I was greeted by the most immaculately spotless apartment I have ever seen! And as an added bonus, I guess he does listen to me every now and then. I've been complaining about our bedroom and how drab it looked. I wanted more color and for it to actually look like a female lived in it as well. So he took himself to West Elm and basically had the entire store helping him choose the right items and colors to redecorate our bedroom!! He chose my most favorite color, Aquamarine! And here is the before and after!!!
The photo doesn't do it justice, but it is such a huge improvement from what we had before. Now I barely want to get out of bed in the morning because the room is so cozy! *sigh* My Mel, you rock my socks baby! You're the best, I love you! Oh! Also, came home to find these pretty babies waiting for me in my pile of mail.
A combination of purchases from Kitty Craft and Ebay. It was the best feeling to get these because I had forgotten that I ordered them before I left for Florida. I had to make a promise to myself and my husband that I wouldn't buy anymore fabric for a little while. I'm starting to build up quite a stash. I really need to use them. I'm sure I'm not alone when I say that I just hate the thought of having to cut into them! Oh well.... you can't take them with you so I might as well get to sewing!
I am officially 21 weeks today! Yahooooooooooooooooo!!! More than half way there! Mel, Bella, and I went to have my anatomy scan on Wednesday. No, we did not find out the sex. We've decided to keep it a surprise this time. So this is our little Isaiah or Elizabeth....we call him/her Isaiahelizabeth. ^_^ Everything checked out normal so far and my doctor said everything looks great! Mommy just needs to slow down on her weight gain.....hehe. *blushes* Anyhoo, it's great to be home and it was nice to have break from the cold, from the hubby, from the INTERNET! I swear the internet just sucks the life out of you sometimes.......it grabs you by the wrist and won't let go until your eyes are all red and swirling around.