8 months

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Hazel is 8 months old now and on the move — making a beeline for anything that belongs to Max (much to his dismay! He thought it was bad a month ago, but now she’s that much faster!) Hopefully someday they’ll share and play nicely together?

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And a couple cute sibling photos. So glad I’ve been taking the time to get one each month – it takes a lot of work (and lots of bribes, usually!), but I’m looking forward to seeing the full years worth of photos.

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the week that… wasn’t?

Well, the week is over and I got absolutely nothing done. It was mostly filled with challenging children (the oldest, especially… yikes!), and was one of those weeks to just get through.

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I pulled this old (old!) work in progress out to have something pretty to look at during this trying week. I found it recently and am looking forward to getting it finished! (and it will give me another chance to work on my curves… many of those up there are not quite as nicely rounded as I’d like!)

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And I won’t lie, these new stash additions which arrived in yesterday’s mail are a bright spot in this week. Leah Duncan’s Meadow is so beautiful and has me wishing I had ordered the whole collection!

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And Lotta Jansdotter’s Mormor line contains some great colors – purple! always lacking in my stash – and really lovely patterns. Those florals on the white background are a favorite for sure.

Quilt pattern is Christina's Retro Flowers, which can be found here.

I ordered the fabrics shown above from Hawthorne Threads, though the Meadow & Mormor lines can be found at many great shops now, including those of many of my sponsors (in the sidebar!).

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handsewn.

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These photos are from our vacation at the end of last year, but I just realized that I never got around to posting them. With the weather the way it’s been around here -  cold and snowy – I’ve certainly been dreaming of Florida, so it seems only appropriate that I should post these forgotten photos of the sunset + the beach + quilt blocks(?!).

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All handsewn (and quite wonky as a result!)

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And a nice reminder of a great time spent in one of our favorite places.

[I'm not one to voluntarily sew quilt blocks by hand, but I must admit that it was an interesting experience. At the time I found I really liked doing it, but now that I think back about it, I'm wondering if I just enjoyed it because it filled my need for sewing while I was away from my sewing machine. Someday I'll pull them out again to see if the experience is still enjoyable!]

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