Friday, August 21, 2009

baby update . . .

So the babe is still in there, and we're at 39 weeks now. We had some excitement a week ago when my water started leaking. After being told to come in for an induction and then a change of mind when an ultrasound showed that the fluid around the baby was fine, it was determined that it was either hind water or a high leak that repaired itself after a few days. It was a bit of a disappointment to go in expecting to have a baby that day and going home still pregnant, but it is nice having the kitchen done and being settled back into our own place again before this babe comes home. And today looks overcast which is always welcome when you're full term in a hot Summer. Only one week to go!

a dress for Alyssa . . .

Well I'm definitely getting some use out of this pattern, this is my fourth tiered round-neck dress from Portabellopixie Gracie. I couldn't resist making one for Alyssa so that she can have a new dress for baptism (hopefully we'll still have a bit of Summer left by then). It's also my first time back in the sewing room since the reno - and wow, it felt good making something again! The fabric is from the Posh by Chez Moi line from Moda - it was on clearance at our local quilt store. Alyssa loves it and I had to bribe her to get it off after I took a couple pics - I LOVE having girls to sew for!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Kitchen cabinets are in!!

Thanks to a lot of hard work from Brad's three brothers and his Dad, our cabinets were installed this past weekend! We love them - and have been happily living in our own house again and using them (we stayed with my parents for a week while we were kitchen-less). There are so many functional and custom features about this kitchen that I love! Like the big pantry cupboard, the corner Le Mans system, the pull-out garbage/recycle cabinet, the size of the island, the wine rack and wine glass holders, all the deep drawers for my cookware and tupperware, the slideouts, the amount of drawers that I have now, and so much more! Brad put in a sink last night (after I took these pics) and the dishwasher will be functional again by the end of the day. The tile for the backsplash is on order and should come in Friday. After that, the kitchen will be finished! I'll make sure to take more pics when it's all done. So now the only thing left on our list of home improvements is that the last of the windows in the house are being replaced, but the workers are here right now so they should be done by tomorrow.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

some updated reno pics . . .

Sub-floor installed in kitchen:
Dining room floor back in and new fan:New lino put in kitchen: