Wednesday, October 26, 2011

{WiP} Wednesday

It's already Wednesday? Ugh.

I totally forgot until I read Randi's post for {WiP} Wednesday.

I pretty much have nothing done, all the same Ws in P are still Ws in P.

Mostly because of this.

THIS is the work I've been progressing for 15 weeks now.

And, man, has my body taken a beating. Whew. Pretty much the last half of August, and the entire month of September and the first half of October were spent barely surviving each moment of each day. Somehow I barely managed  (and still somehow barely manage!) to feed my family, make sure we all had clean enough clothes, and that the girls had clean underbottoms. That was my expectation and high standard for each day. Exhaustion was at an ALL TIME HIGH!

Sewing? Not so much.

I did a few things, like quilt the quilts for the homeless family at the long arm. When I was doing the first two, the tension was off, I was SUPER sick, and I just felt HORRIBLE horrible horrible horrible. I actually laid down on the floor in the fabric shop and cried. It wasn't terribly humiliating because the long arm is in a back room, but still. I wanted to be in bed, not at the long arm!

But I survived!!

Here's a picture of me quilting the two boys' quilts. I'm not sure if this saved much time, but I sewed the two tops and the two backs together so it was like quilting one big quilt on the long arm. Then I had to spend time un-sewing them, but that's okay. All that's left is the binding.

Two, two, two quilts in one!
Sorry the lighting is so harsh, I used my phone, and couldn't make that light go away. Anyway, that's it for me.

Those are my Ws in P. I think I completed a few bee blocks, too, but can't remember. Mommy brain...

I'm linking up with Lee at Freshly Pieced for her weekly {WiP} Wednesday post.

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced


  1. Ugh, sorry your WIP has been so draining, hope it gets less demanding for a while!

  2. Congratulations! I hope you feel much better soon!

  3. Congrats! Hope you are feeling better already...

  4. Congratulations!!! How exciting for you!!!

    Although, I don't envy the process one bit ; ), I know the out come will be divine!!!

  5. That's the cutest WIP ever you are growing! Give yourself a break on the other WIPs and I hope you feel much better soon!

  6. Oh Melissa!! Congratulations :o) Such and exciting time in life...I know it probably does not feel like that right now, but it is :o)

  7. I think your WIP tops all of ours, all put together.

    Making a baby is the best, but how come we women always feel so horrid while doing it? Just doesn't seem fair (and my youngest is 27 but I still remember the crushing fatigue and the slightly green feeling for the first trimester). I'm hoping that soon things will get better and you'll be able to regain some energy.

    But from a grandmother's perspective--bravo to you and take whatever time you need to take care of yourself and your family, as quilting will be there when you're ready to do it again.

    And yes, congratulations! The world is a better place because babies come to remind us of what's most important. Hang in there!

    Elizabeth E.

  8. You have the ultimate WIP...congrats!

  9. this is the best kind of wip! i hope your pregancy-sickness is slowing down. it's not fun trying to chase little ones while you don't feel good!

  10. You are a quilting fiend! I need to get back on the bandwagon.

  11. I was wondering if you had a long arm. I am so jealous!! Love that design and wow.. your quilting minky!


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