Saturday, October 2, 2010

A Day Outside, a Day Inside.

Yesterday Ingrid and I had the best day.  We went to the park and brought lots of snacks so we could stay for however long we wanted, we ate lunch outside, I even folded laundry outside while Ingrid was off in the trees in her own little world.  It was crisp and cool and sunny, totally fallish.
















Then today we woke up to rain.  I'm not necessarily against going out in the rain, but it makes it way harder for me to get the motivation to do anything outside.  Luckily Brendan had it in his head that he was going to take the car in to get new brakes, and he was going to take Ingrid.  You can tell he doesn't have to run errands with her very often because he thinks of it as an adventure rather than a chore.  Bless him.

So, while they were out, I put on some music and started cutting up the new fat quarter bundle I got for half off at Joann's the other day.  I have always wanted to buy one but it was the first time I ever have.  I just love how they match up the colors and all the prints go together nicely.  I looked at the LOTUS BRICK PATH pattern on the Amy Butler site and made my own version.  It turned out really cute, and it's backed in pale green fleece so it's super comfy! 























I was going to make this for another pregnant friend but I got selfish.  I just couldn't stop looking at it, I loved it so much!!  So it's for Otis.  The first thing I have made for him.  I made Ingrid a quilt when I was pregnant for her, too, but I wasn't nearly as good at sewing as I am now, so it's kinda crappy.  Oh well, she's got other blankets I've made, and it's a nice keepsake for her.

I also watched the movie Babies today.  How cute!  It was really good, and Ingrid liked to watch it with me for awhile.  I'm very thankful I don't live in Nairobi, where they wipe their baby's poo on their bare knee and then rub it off with a corn cob...Anyway, both good days, one out and one in.

5 comments:

Mommy, Papa and the 'Nuts said...

I was excited to see the coat...but this really is adorable! Good job you!

Carly said...

That Quilt is awesome! I watched Babies too..I agree! Funny how most of them never even wear Cloth Diapers,but go naked!!

MaryAnne said...

That quilt is beautiful!

I REALLY want to see the Babies movie...

Jami said...

Cute pictures, love that sweater on Ingrid. Great quilt! And I forgot to tell you that I watched Babies with my mom a few weeks ago. I loved it! I'm gonna try the corn cob technique with #2 for sure :D

lynxymama said...

LOVE the quilt, LOVE IT! i also love the strawberry blanket that i am using as a changing pad for harry! you are a sewing GENIUS!