Thursday, January 5, 2012

Circle of Life [First 2012 TTT!]

I had LOTS of blogging plans for this week...so much to share and so many ideas to post about!  I hope 2012 is going to be a big year for MRL.  I'm planning on joining forces with Kelli to promote a Drama Free 2012 and some stash upcoming giveaways.  Plus, Erin and Lucy and I have been throwing around a few ideas for a QAL...hee hee...

But, life tends to throw a wrench in our best laid plans, and unfortunately my grandmother has been admitted to Comfort Care (like hospice) this week so the fam and I have been a bit scattered to say the least.  Instead of dwelling on that though I'd like to share some good news with you all.  News that I've been so excited to share for awhile now!  Especially because it is news that greatly influences my Sewing Plans for the 2012 Year!


Please meet Baby No. 3!  It has been a bit of a difficult pregnancy with a few minor complications so far not to mention a total surprise.  Hahahahaa...but we are very excited.  I am about 17 weeks now and if all goes well we will meet the newest family addition in June.  He/She will either be a Miss O or a Master L...time will tell.

Anyway - this is why I've been so exhausted, migraine-prone, repeatedly sick, and non-sewing as of late.  I am so happy to share the news and now that I'm solidly into my 2nd Trimester I am starting to get the itch to sew some baby items!

So...any ideas on what I need to start creating???  I know I definitely need to make a...

Baby Quilt
I've made a quilt for each of my girls so it is an obvious requirement for No. 3.  I'd love to use this collection of Cloud 9 fabric...but I am not sure if it is too girly.  I am kind of waiting to find out the sex of the baby to know what to use.  But, I just LOVE this specific pattern with the two girls over the stroller...it reminds me of my girls!

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I am so excited I finally got to tell you all and I can't wait to hear your ideas of what Baby No. 3 might need.  In the meantime, if you have any brainstorming going on in your hood do share your Think Tank ideas and link up below!

- rebecca lynne




Feel free to rattle off anything that has been brewing in your creative heads.  It can be anything, quilting, home improvement, fashion, crafting, DIY gifts, cooking...whatever you have recently thought "hmmm, you know what I should create" is perfectly appropriate for the Think Tank.  Have a blog?  Grab the Thursday Think Tank button displayed on the right.  


Thursday Think Tank


Please leave a link to your T.T.T. on your blog in the linky party below or leave a comment with your Thursday Think Tank ideas!



20 comments:

Erin @ Missy Mac Creations said...

YAY! Congrats. Very, very, very excited for you, J and the girls. x

Jules said...

oh wow!, congratulations thats wonderful news.
happy new year. i have been a slack blogger/reader (blaming the holidays) so i am glad i spotted this!.

Heather D. said...

Congratulations! So exciting.

Pat said...

Woohoo! Congratulations!!!

piecemealquilts said...

I'm so glad you're in my Must Reads folder, or I would have missed this - CONGRATULATIONS! Even if baby 3 is a boy, you must work a little bit of that fabric into it, pink or not. It's adorable, and fitting.

As for what to sew, I just finished a couple of appliqued t-shirts for my cousin's little girl's first birthday. They were a special request because she loved the onesies I appliqued for Hadleigh's baby shower last year. A little embellishment is a lot of fun and provides almost instant gratification.

Katie said...

Congratulations!

I think even if it's a boy you need to include a bit of that print. So perfect for the new baby. Since I don't have any babies, I have no idea what they need. If it were me, I'm sure I would be sewing and knitting up a storm.

Does this mean you're not returning to work as well?

Kelli said...

So glad I decided to check your page! Just flew home yesterday. Scattered here as well, but for different reasons.. CONGRATS! Sooo excited for you!! Can't wait to find out if it's a boy or girl, I agree that you should work little bits of that into whatever you make. Perfect fabric! I am a bib and burp cloth maker, so you might need to send me your address in the future, after you find out what you're having. *wink* :o) On a different note, so sorry to hear about your grandmother. :/ Take care of yourself. xo

Pam said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! Wonderful news...

Issabella The Cat said...

Oh wow! Congratulations I'm super happy for you guys!!!
Appliquéd baby grows seem to be the way forward :D

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

Rebeccca I'm so excited for you!! Congratulations to you and your family :)
ooohhhh you can make loads of cute baby things - yeah! Are you going to find out the gender at a scan? ooohhhh it's so fun!!
I'm linking up a finish, hope that's ok! Not much thinking but some doing!!

Jodi said...

Congratulations!! Wow, a no. 3 surprise...I'm so terrified of that happening to me! (Our first was a surprise!) My little secret is that I'm working on a pattern for my Drawstring Quilt! (Shhh!) So you could make one of them! I'll keep you posted! :) I really hope the rest of the pregnancy is smooth sailing, that your excitement keeps growing and your ailments settling. Jodi. xx

Jill Chapman said...

Wow! How exciting! You must be so thrilled.

How about making a cute animal mobile for the baby and a fab diaper bag for yourself.

Catherine said...

congratulations-hope you're over the worst of your sickness now

Snoodles said...

Yahooooo! Congratulations, and lots of bouncy excitement! I think I would sew lots of adorable burp cloths and things like that. Put absolutely cheery prints on 'em! That way, boy or girl, they'll be fun to use and re-use! LOL

Archie the wonder dog said...

Congratulations to you, J, Miss E and Miss V!! (And Miss Portia, too, of course!) I hope you start to feel better soon xx

Patti said...

Rebecca, Rebecca! Such a cute little tyke or tykette!! So happy that you shared your wonderful news! Congratulations to all of you.
I'm sending hugs and prayers for you and your grandmother.

Toni said...

I think that is about the most perfect little ultrasound that I've seen! All of ours have looked much more tadpole-y. Congratulations! I hope by now the worst of it is over. Can't wait to see what you start making for the little babe!

Erin @ Billy Button Design said...

Ah how did I miss this!!!! Congratulations and oh just imagine what you will come up with to make for the little one. Oh how exciting!!!!!

Janine said...

CONGRATULATIONS! How wonderful! Fancy me missing this TTT - I haven't caught up with this year yet :)

FabricDonkey said...

Congratulations on the surprise baby! How exciting! I think you should definitely at least include that print in the baby quilt, even if it is a boy.