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[Apr. 19th, 2010|10:28 am]
Whole lotta labia.
We had a super productive weekend. Got most of the big basement cleaned up so that we know what to put on craigslist, what to give away, and what to trash. There are even some things going with us. I got tons of boxes packed upstairs but until I can get them staged downstairs I won't really know what's left to do.

I'm sorry I've kept quiet about the house.  I haven't really wanted to deal with the idea of explaining what happened if something went wrong.  And I have trouble handling all of the "this is how we did it" stories I'm getting at work already and didn't want to have to get that cranky face on LJ too.  We close tomorrow and if all goes well *knock wood* I'll put up pictures tomorrow night.  It's not perfect, but it's perfect for us and it gave us a happy feeling the first time we saw it.  Plus, the neighborhood is awesome and there's a zip wire out back.  Can't beat a zip wire.

The allergies kicked my butt in the basement, though. And I think that knocked down my last defense against the Spring allergies. I woke up Sunday feeling like I'd been hit with a brick. Steve was an angel about getting Chloe out of the house for a while so I could keep being productive. Got some cleaning done upstairs and some more packing and even more packing.

Chloe and I took a three hour nap (not together, that would have been nice but she's not much of a snuggler) and then after we got up I set in to finish some stuff. I finished her Easter basket (plan from Moda Bakeshop), I finished my first Million Pillowcase Challenge project (adorable, still needs the threads snipped) and one other one that we'll get to in a minute. I made good progress on a couple more blocks of Chloe's fancy schmancy quilt, that's lots of hand sewing and very relaxing. And here's the little darling herself:

Barefoot and wandering around the backyard at Grammy's house. I love that dress on her, it's smocked and I have a serious addiction to smocking.

And here below is the other project I finished:

I taught myself to do Cathedral Windows after Mom and I got frustrated at not being able to figure it out (I don't deal well with that, it becomes a matter of principle at that point!) and made a 14x14 pillow for the spare bedroom at the new place. I think it's 4 windows by 4 windows. It turned out to be a GREAT way to use the Delft Remix stuff from Studio E that I got for Christmas. They're all such wonderful prints but hard to put together because they all blend into each other. I love how they're displayed in this pattern. The pillow needs the threads clipped, I hate that job, but I'm really pleased with how it turned out.

The other thing that happened this weekend is that I got sucked into Knockoff Wood. I spent hours on the site, on the Facebook group, and in the Flickr pool. I've decided on my first couple of projects, and to support me my husband got me this:

That's right. In my family we say love with nail guns. Three of them. And an air compressor. Nothing says love like a gun capable of firing a 2 and a half inch nail right into your eye socket.   Preferably from a moving car.

[User Picture]From: morienmacbain
2010-04-19 02:38 pm (UTC)
What a fantastic picture of the girl! I want a BIG one of that for my room.

Nercous about the walk-though. What the hell!

Here come the kids...

Love you!
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[User Picture]From: make_your_move
2010-04-19 03:28 pm (UTC)
I'm so happy for you guys. Give me a text when it's all signed, said and done - so I can say Woo Hoo!

Lovely picture of C-monster. I can't wait to see all of you again - the girls were asking about C the other day.

Hugs and deep breaths. Tomorrow is going to go fine and soon you'll be in your new place. Let me know when moving day is and I'll see if I can come up and lend you a hand!

Hugs and kisses XOXOXOXOXO
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From: starfishchick
2010-04-19 03:48 pm (UTC)
Consider wood up here knocked and looking forward to photos/stories when you have a chance!
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[User Picture]From: the0neru
2010-04-19 04:06 pm (UTC)
You are awesome. So is your husband. And I can't believe how BIG Chloe is!
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[User Picture]From: bittibuddha
2010-04-20 12:42 am (UTC)
Every time I think I could not possibly love you and your wee family more, you go off and do something like this (beautiful pictures of little girls in smocked dresses, quilted cathedral windows, nailgun zombie porn references, etc.)

you're making it very hard for me missy.
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[User Picture]From: yellow_oranges
2010-04-20 01:12 am (UTC)
omg that's Chloe?! I remember when she was an increased waistband for her mama, a bulge! And now she's styling wearing a hat even. Gorgeous.
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[User Picture]From: camperamy
2010-04-20 01:43 am (UTC)
Gosh Chloe's getting so dang big!
Love the delft windows pillow...beautiful!
Miss your face ~muh~
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