Wednesday, February 18, 2015

making Hearts

As of Thursday morning, I'll be 38 weeks pregnant.  Every day I practice hypnobabies (self hypnosis for relaxation in childbirth), which keeps the baby's birth quite a lot on my mind.  With my birth history, this baby could arrive any day or, instead, we could have two weeks longer.  But, she is already at zero station (right at the cervix or "fully engaged") and things are happening down there, so...!

making Hearts

Honestly, I think I'm in the best place about it all, better than I've ever been.  When I have a lot of Braxton Hicks contractions I get so excited, "Maybe this will be the night!"  I actually love giving birth, and I think I'm better prepared than ever this time to enjoy it.  But when I wake up the next morning and find myself able to laze around in bed for an extra 10 minutes and ponder all the things I could accomplish in the day - well then I feel so at peace that I'm still pregnant.

making Hearts

Today I made hearts.  I've turned all my fabric choices into applique hearts and pinned them back up to their 7.5" square backgrounds.  Now they will wait to be hand sewn postpartum.  When I get the itch to play with fabric, I can MAKE from my bed or the sofa, baby and all my resting necessities close at hand.

making Hearts

Sounds lovely.

29 comments:

  1. Love the color combination you have chosen here! Beautiful!

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  2. HI, wishing you all the best at your Baby's Birth!
    Neat Quilt Project too>Thank Goodness for Stitching!

    msstitcher1214@gmail.com

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  3. Those are so cute! Wishing you a healthy birth experience :)

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  4. Best of luck during the labor! I'm so so excited for you and your family! Lovely hearts!

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  5. The hearts are lovely and a good hand stitching project.
    Well you are in the home stretch now--no premature birth in your picture--that's a good start.
    Are the best--I look forward to pix.

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  6. I wish you all best possible health and joy.

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  7. I wish you all best possible health and joy.

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  8. I love the color combo you are using.

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  9. I love the color combo you are using.

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  10. oh Rachel! I am so impressed with you! I remember when I was about to give birth you said you liked giving birth and I wondered if it was because you had some distance from it! ha! But look at you, 2 weeks away from your due date and you're looking forward to it. you go, girl! i hope you'll tell us all about it! ;)

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  11. I'm so very happy for you. I love how you are working on craft projects that are baby friendly. It's nice to be able to enjoy the best of both worlds. :-)

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  12. Cute hearts and good luck with the baby.

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  13. I wish you all the best and a very safe delivery of Eleni for you and for her. I will keep coming back to see what the latest is and to continue to be inspired but I also will be happy that you take a break and enjoy the moment with your expanded family. Hugs from New Zealand

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  14. Sounds like a wonderful plan! I'll be thinking of you and sending good thoughts and prayers your way. Thanks for your inspiration!

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  15. Oh how exciting. I loved being pregnant, and I loved when it was time to give birth. I hope it all goes well for you. Lovely hearts too!

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  16. Darling hearts and I love how you cut the excess ~ helps for turning!
    I loved being pregnant too ~ only once for me ~ it was one of the happiest times in my life when my son was born.
    Have a fab birth!

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  17. Yes, they will be the perfect relaxing project that will also keep your mind and hands busy while you let your body rest and recover. And they are so pretty too!
    You are 38 weeks now Eleni so feel free to make an appearance at anytime, we all want to see your sweet face!

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  18. This is such a sweet quilt. Thinking about you today and wondering when we will hear the "big news". :D

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  19. Wonderful! You seem to think of everything! Such sweet times to enjoy and look forward to!!!

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  20. A lovely heart quilt for a new baby - best wishes to you both :)

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  21. Thank you so much for sharing about your pregnancy, birth stories and baby makes! I am 34 weeks with my first and have found everything you have shared to be so helpful and inspiring. Wishing you a happy birth! I love the idea of prepping a hand sewing project for postpartum. I may just have to do that. My other plan is to sort scraps :)

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  22. Oh Rachel! I am bubbling with excitement and joy for you! Come baby Eleni! We await the news of your safe and wonderful arrival.
    The hearts are just beautiful, Rachel. I love how they face each other! xx

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  23. So excited for you and your family! I also love your hearts! Is there a tutorial or pattern i can get for those? I have never done applique but those hearts make me want to try it! I LOVE them!

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    1. Thanks! These exact hearts are actually a part of my Penny Sampler quilt, a project made for my Penny Sampler class. That class is likely to be run again sometime in 2016 or 17 =)

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  24. Beautiful fabrics and colors for your heart quilt. May you have a wonderful delivery.

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