Where Have I Been?
I finally finished the binding on our memorial quilt. I'm not a traditional binder-er because I like to get things done soon after I've started them. Ana from Rearranged Design did a little interview about it if you're interested in the story. I'm really happy with how it turned out and have had it hanging around the living room all week.
RVA Art Walk party with this fun girl. As you can see we take our roles at RVA very seriously.
I ate a lot more of this stuff! I ended up ditching the buy it by the slice method and had Brett bring home a big melon. I cut it in half and used a mini scoop to dig out little watermelon balls for easy snacking all week long. But they probably won't last that long.
This beauty was a snag at my favorite flea market, S.T.D. (I know, I know). Elsie and I took 'Margot from N.Y.' and her sister, Rachel, to browse the aisles this weekend while they were in town and this one had my name written all over it. Except really it's just going to my MIL's Etsy shop sometime soon. I'm really picky about which quilts stay at my house but I can't resist a great one in good shape when it comes to finding it a new home.
I'm not sure why I don't have ANY photos of Margot and Rachel's visit so I stole one from Margot's flickr stream. Margot is moving here, btw. Just kidding, she's not, just kidding, she's got a lease for the house next door, just kidding, just kidding. Just kidding. (Margot, you're the funniest!)
Sebastian, Brett and I also managed to go swimming at my SIL's pool, went to a Springfield Cardinals baseball game, had a pizza picnic in the park with our Shatto friends, hit up the farmer's market, and snagged one fabulous mid-century sideboard off of Craigslist.org. The previous owners were going to burn it if no one wanted it.
While that may sound ridiculous to anyone who knows anything about mid-century furniture and that this is a Brasilia piece by Broyhill circa 1960's (don't I sound educated), I can see how something from your parents' house that is now taking up too much space in your garage can make itself into a nuisance. Plus they lived in the country and you know how people in the country like to burn stuff. I would. Thankfully we managed to free it from it's prison on Farm Road 176 and have found it a nice place in our living room. I've been searching for a vintage sideboard for months now and feel so lucky to have this one in our possession.
Our midwife is coming Wednesday afternoon for our monthly check up. We'll hear the heart beat, she'll check my food log, ask me lots of questions and measure things. I'll finally be able to tell her I'm feeling the baby move! These last two days I've felt the gentlest nudges from inside and while they aren't strong and regular, it has put to rest those small worries that were creeping in after the first trimester signs stopped.
I broke down and called the ultrasound place to see if they could let me come in a week early but they were booked solid so unless someone cancels, I'm going to have to be a patient girl.
It's officially Wednesday now. I should go to bed. We've got the windows open and it's raining outside. No tornado sirens tonight please!