Thursday, June 30, 2011

dear, Aria

It's crazy how quiet it's been in our house this last week.  I can hear the fish tank bubbling, the wind blowing, even these keys a-tippity typing just now.  I've been thinking of you, of course.  And Liam.

fabrics she chose

Do you remember these - the fabrics you chose before setting off on your trip?  I hope you don't mind that I added just a few more that I thought you'd like.  And that white stuff is batting to make your desk chair cushion nicely soft.  I took some time off from working on "my book project" (shhhhhh)) to make it for you!

for Aria's new chair

I had thought I'd make a log cabin design, but I didn't after all because that Go! baby cutting machine we'd played with wanted to get involved.  So, instead, lots of little squares.  You know how I said that I wasn't sure that the fancy cutting machine would really be faster?  I was wrong.  It's waaaaaay faster.

Go! baby cutting in layers

I was even able to cut several layers of scraps at once.  The fancy cutting machine is definitely here to stay!

dear, Aria

Do you know what I added after this?  What's your favorite stitch?  Yep, zigzags!  I quilted it with zigzags just for you.  Hope they make you smile!

 simple crochet ties

Tied it on your chair the other day.

for Aria's new desk chair

Do you like it?

I started missing you and Liam on day one.  I guess because two weeks really is a long time. But I know that you're having a blast.  Make sure to enjoy the sparklers on July 4th!  Oh, and tell Liam that he's next!

Love you so much,

Mommy

18 comments:

  1. You are so sweet, Rachel. What lucky kids . . . you actually made me get a little teary-eyed. :)

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  2. This is one of those posts that just had to be, no matter how sentimental. I know she will be thrilled to see it! Of course, she doesn't read my blog, but I'll tell Grandma she needs to see today!

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  3. So perfect! She will love it!

    And you may have cinched my *needing* to purchase a GO!. I've been wavering, wondering if it "really" makes a difference. So, obviously, yes! Thanks for the help!

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  4. awwww! how very sweet. love that cushion.

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  5. My grandson and I cut out 2 1/2" triangles on the Go Baby. He had a blast for all of a half hour. He is five. What can I say. He even helped me pick out fabric. It was so much fun. I am sure you daughter had a great time helping you pick out fabrics. She will be thrilled with the result.

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  6. Sweet letter.

    You're making me think I "need" to get a Go Baby!

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  7. Aw! Aria, you have a sweet Mommy! Hope you really love on her when you get back!

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  8. Oh my gosh, that was so sweet!!! And the chair cushion was cute, too.

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  9. The chair cushion is adorable, and so is this post. I'm sure she misses you, too!

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  10. So, so sweet! You're making me cry! Michael has been gone for 2 weeks and will now be gone for another 2, so I feel you! :)

    It turned out so super cute!!

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  11. Awww, so sweet. It's turned out so lovely. I'm sure your little lady will love it when she returns home.

    2 weeks with no kids... can I say that at this point, it would be pure bliss??

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  12. Love the pink and yellow combo! And I know how you feel-- my little baby (age 15) is coming home this weekend after 3 weeks away at camp. It's just not the same without them.

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  13. You're such a good mommy :). BTW - I have that exact same chair! I find it a little hard and a cushion like that would be awesome - definitely will be trying something like that out soon.

    -Q from JAQS Studio

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  14. Oh this is so sweet! What a good and wonderful Mom you are!

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  15. Cute. You are a wonderful mom.

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