Monday, June 11, 2007

He's Here!

Jackson Matthew arrived Thursday evening weighing 8 lbs. 2.6 oz., 21 inches long.

I got to see him for a few minutes right after he was born. Friday I went straight from work and got my hands on him! Doesn't he look enthralled with every word I said?

Here he is enjoying his first day home. I've got a portacrib set up and ready for him - I am so ready for this!

Thursday, June 07, 2007

The Waiting Game

Justing hanging out waiting for the little one. Laura's water broke last night but no contractions yet. They went to the hospital this morning and now I just have to keep myself busy.

I really need some summer tops. If I wanted a baby doll top I'd be in business but after considerable hunting I came up with two patterns I like. Simplicity 3786 has several variations. I'm using the View B (the bottom left) in a medium weight sage green eyelet. I also like the one with the tucks and cap sleeves (upper right).

Simplicity 3790 is for stretch knits only. I'm going to make the large view in a bright teal with white inset. What I like is the inset goes from seam to seam so you can use a nice summer weight knit but have extra coverage for the front.

We had to reschedule the tie dyeing at school but finally got a chance to do it last week. The kids were great and we got some fantastic results, especially considering we used 50/50 tee shirts. I printed out the folding directions from ProChem and the electric bunching gave the best results. Unfortunately I returned them before taking any pictures. I did dye a few but they were squirt and dash as I was busy helping them.

I do have a problem though with the dye stocks that were left over. I showed the kids how to use the syringes to fill up cups and then use those to pour, squirt, etc. Naturally, kids being kids, I saw them using syringes to squirt on the presoaked fabric and then put them back in the dyestock. I know they must have touched the fabric occasionally. I have quite a bit left over. Is it all ruined?