Single Girl Quilt // Works in Progress

My single girl pillow may have to become a single girl wall hanging. The template pieces are huge! I cut out two complete sets today (one for me, one for my sister A) while my son sat and colored and chatted with me. I realize that that is not particularly typical behavior for a little one. I treasure those quiet times we have together while the babe sleeps. She woke up as I was cutting the last piece, which was pretty great timing on her part.

And not to worry, the zen we felt this afternoon was abruptly altered. I’ll give you a few key words and let your imagination do the rest:

Me. Two kids. Saturday. Costco. 5:30. Eat first, shop later. I had really low expectations, which turns out, helped a lot. The gigantic jogging stroller that takes up 3/4 of my trunk? Not so much.

Hope your weekend is relaxing, and if not, I hope you can embrace the chaos. That is my mantra for the next week or so.

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  1. Posted February 20, 2011 at 4:10 am | Permalink

    When my kids were little, my moto was “Expect the worst, hope for the best!” Served me well. My kids are now tweens, and it’s so much easier! I’m preparing for the teen years though, which we’re already getting a taste of ;-).

  2. My Sweet Prairie
    Posted February 21, 2011 at 2:00 am | Permalink

    Sweet. I’m enjoying the past couple posts of yours. Oooooooh I miss swimming laps! I did that while pregnant with #3. It was awesome.

    I HAVE NEVER heard of a water extractor!? wow.

    : )
    swim on, and keep sewing : )
    ~Monika in Canada

  3. Posted February 22, 2011 at 3:54 am | Permalink

    Love your colors on that ring… And hope you have a great week! :)

  4. Polly Scott
    Posted March 2, 2011 at 4:03 pm | Permalink

    When I first read the title “Single Girl Pillow”, I thought – really, other people have such things? I brought four pillows into the marriage, and I still sleep with all four. I know that’s not the type of pillow you were making, but for the record, my husband wishes I wouldn’t have gone down that road:).

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