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I've been quite busy the last two months, it's been hard to find time to post. I gave birth to my daughter, Aivleen, on August 30, 2011 at 5:30pm. She was 7lbs. 8oz. and 20 inches long. Before I had her I was able to finish Mermaids, the second of the set of three Country Cottage Needlework designs I am stitching for her room. I finished that on August 7th. After I had her I was able to finish her birth record on September 10th. All I had left to do was the date and birth info which couldn't be done until she was born of course. I finished everything else, including her name, a couple weeks before she was born. I never thought I was going to get it done in time but I am so happy I did. I would have been really disappointed in myself, not being able to get my own daughter's birth record completed. And just yesterday I finished stitching a UFO from a couple years ago, Simply Halloween. It's very difficult to find free time now with the baby, and when I do, it alternates between sleeping and stitching. I'm not sure what I want to work on next. I did start the third stitch of that set, the ballerinas. I could work on that or... I thought about pulling out one of my larger stitches, maybe one of the tigers or the wolves. Or I could work on another fall/halloween stitch since it is that time of the season and I do have quite a few. I need to make a decision quickly and get going before the baby wakes up ;P.

Simply Halloween - Waxing Moon Designs
2x2 on 28ct. Monster Mash Cashel Linen


Bumblebee Birth Record - Donna Giampa
1x1 on 14ct. White Aida


Mermaids - Country Cottage Needleworks
2x2 on 28ct. Blue Opal Metallic Cashel Linen

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I haven't been on here in over a year, so much has changed. I got a new job which I just recently got laid off from lol, I met my now fiancee Ron, we're having a baby girl, and we just recently moved to Nashua, NH. Throughout the past year I have been stitching but not consistently up until recently when I got laid off. Working six days a week, over time everyday was a little much while being pregnant, I was too tired to do anything else. I went on maternity leave two weeks ago and while on leave my job laid me off. I wasn't really planning on going back so I don't feel too badly. So now I'm just waiting out the last couple weeks until my due date, August 20th, keeping busy with stitching things for the baby's room. I have a couple finishes and a couple things I am in the process of working on now for her. Here are the finishes waiting to be framed.

A Popcorn Kit - Blueberry by Vervaco
1x1 on 16 ct. Ivory Aida

Princess Parade - Country Cottage Needleworks
Stitched 2x2 on 28 ct. Opal Metallic Yellow Cashel Linen

And here are the projects I am working on now. The baby's birth sampler which I found in a magazine a few years ago and saved. And another stitch by Country Cottage Needleworks, Mermaids, that is the 2nd of three that I am making to be a kind of set to go together. The third is Ballerinas which I have all kitted up ready to go when Mermaids is done.

Bee Birth Sampler - Donna Vermillion Giampa
Stitched 1x1 on 14 ct. White Aida














Mermaids - Country Cottage Needleworks
Stiched 2x2 on Opal Metallic Blue Cashel Linen