It’s Beginning to Look…

Like I don’t blog here anymore 🙂
All joking aside, another year down, another triathlon or two in the books.  I love training for those races, but man, it eats up my sewing time.

The family update: My family and I have had a fun summer and fall!  We’ve taken several family trips, had a few local getaways camping and to hot springs, and enjoyed our Montana summer and beautiful fall.  My oldest boy started kindergarten this fall and has already lost his first tooth!  My youngest started sleeping (through the night) at the end of the summer, has been at the same Montessori preschool this fall, and is becoming quite the entertainer. The sleeping has been a huge change for us.  I think it had been 5 years since my husband and I slept through the night.  I am finally feeling like a human again without the aid of high amounts of caffeine to function!

Besides the gym bag, I really haven’t done a whole lot of sewing.  I trained for another Ironman 70.3 that was in June, followed up with some local races, and just haven’t made the time for my sewing.  Not that I don’t have numerous projects that I want to get done.  No excuses, I just haven’t gotten to it.  Here’s what I have been up to:

I made a toddler backpack for G’s first day of preschool back in February.  The only modification is the zippered pocket on the front.  img_2207 img_2211

A Peek a Boo Lullaby Line baby gown for a gift.  img_2483 img_2482

And I am currently working on a quilted tree skirt for Christmas for our tree.  It’s my own design, with inspiration from Pinterest.  It has 8 blocks of quilted trees on a white background.  The backing will be red, as will the binding.  I love how it’s looking! This is just a teaser until I get the whole thing done 😉img_2787

And with that, it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

Cheers and happy crafting!

~Ingrid