Omigosh, I forgot how time consuming having a little one in the house was. Factor in the craziness of summer and here I am blogging almost 2 months after my last post. Summer has seen it's usual stitching slow down, although I do make it a point to get to stitchy night to get out of the house once in awhile! Not quite up to going to a friend's place to stitch just yet, my energy level is still day to day, and I hate showing up somewhere only to turn around an hour later. At least at the community room no one seems to notice ;)
I have been getting some stitchy gifts lined up and of course Lily's first stocking! I was so excited when the fabric arrived Friday. Alex and I decided on SB's Mary's Stocking. If she were older I might have chosen one of the ones with the hand dyed threads but where she's little I'm scared of christmas goodie covered finger prints that'll need to be washed! Now to go back to debating the Lily or Lillian labelling.
Life here is great, although Alex is starting the Emo preteens, combine that with adjusting to a sibling no matter how much he claims to adore his sister is making me pull out whatever hair was left after the whole postpartum shedding mess...I swear anything I stitch has a red hair in it :/ Lily is starting to sleep better, or at least nap better. She gets up between 4-7:30, and depending how late she sleeps, usually goes for a morning nap and lately we've been getting an afternoon nap, hooray! There are quite a few things I'd like to reorganize around the house before I go back to work so the house will be in basic cleaning mode without that 'elephant in the room' feel. It's nice to have a chance to recharge the old batteries to have the energy to start tackling said projects :)
Lily also had her first photoshoot a couple of weeks ago. A good friend of mine pointed out that the second child hardly ever has their 'own' pictures so we made a point to get at least one done with just Lily and went all out to capture her sweetness. No cookie cutter portraits for her. Needless to say I LOVE her pics. We had the very talented Faye Kingston come to my parent's home when we were on vacation to snap up our little cutie.
Little Miss Lily