Posts Tagged ‘Wicket’

Chevron &on quilt 

It’s finished! It only took me a week to add the binding. No big deal. 

Since I already talked about the quilt in past posts, I’ll make this one picture heavy. 

 The quilt measures just under 60 x80.  I used scrap binding. And I am sure glad I had that laying around. I hate making binding tape. I think I plan on ordering some from etsy for any future quilts.  

I was planning on taking pictures of the quilt outside. But yesterday and now this morning it is wet and rainy. Floor pictures will have to do.   

 Since the quilt is done I magically love it. The binding really pulls it all together.
And of course Wicket loves it.  

And Rohan really loves it. 


Bernard Embroidery Throw back Thursday

Today I have my weekly doctors update. Hopefully we get some exciting news about when Baby Rohan will be getting here. Ill be sharing that update tomorrow.

But for now we have in the way back machine one of my favorite embroideries. It is still on my embroidery wall too!

I call him Bernard. But he is a simple cute bunny.

At the time he was the most complicated embroidery I had done.



Even Wicket got in on the fun.

It took me a while to finish Bernard. A week maybe? Im unsure.




He sure is cute.




I had made his mate Hank for a friend of my who has a bunny named Hank. I made Hank first and wanted my own bunny. Thats how Bernard came about.

His name is from Rescuers Down Under, Bianca and Bernard are the two main characters. Ive always loved that movie. One of my favorites growing up. And I always loved how Miss Bianca said Bernard. Bernaaarrrd.




More finished pictures of Bernard for your viewing pleasure.

Celebration Day

Three years ago Mr Porcupine and I got married! Three years ago our little Wicket was born!

Celebration day! 🙂

We got engaged on my 26 birthday while we were vacationing in France. Super fun! 11 months later we were married. We had a tiny wedding of only family. All squeezed into my parents house. We both wore clothes we already owned. No fancy wedding dress here! 🙂 We also had found our wedding rings in an antique shop- Mr Porcupines has the name Ellen Dobb engraved on the inside. From the little research we did we found that she was an indentured servant from southern Wisconsin. We love the little history of our old rings.

The wedding cake was made by my oldest sister. Right before the wedding one of my parents dogs took a nice big lick out of the side of the cake! Oops!

We had a lot of fun. 🙂




Today is also Wickets third birthday!

I think this is the first video we took of her. She still plays with her bones this way too!

So tiny!

Wicket Blanket

Best wedding gift ever! <3 <3

Snow Day!

This snow storm is pretty comparable to the 2011 snow storm. Except luckily this one happened on the weekend and people didn’t abandon their cars on Lake Shore Drive, They even happened during the same dates.

During that storm we had a roommate that thought it would be a great idea to take his camera and bike to the lake and take pictures. He said it was a terrible idea after he got home. I don’t even think he got any good pictures.

This time around we live on a tiny narrow street and park our car in the back alleyway drive way. Our car is covered in snow- same with the drive way and the alleyway. There is no way we are digging ourselves out to drive the car.

This is just out of our doorway. If we hadn’t spent time during the storm shoveling the area around the doorway we would be stuck inside of our apartment. The snow here- even though it is shoveled up come above my waist. I think our total snowfall was somewhere around 18-20 inches.



The view from our gate, looking down the walkway. That walkway is just as wide as I am. The dogs are only able to walk one at a time.



The view from the street. At least you can see the Hancock tower.



Wicket loved the snow storm. She wanted to run and play. Animal however was super against going outside. So glad today is better.




I have a few sewn thing planned for this week so it wont all be about the snow storm. 🙂

The snow storm did allow us to put together a baby registry for baby Rohan. So it was at least helpful in that way.

A mistake of sorts

The post I had planned today didn’t go as planned.

I had this maternity shirt all planned out. Had my fabrics picked out, made my pattern with craft paper. Cut out my precious fabrics and sewed that beast up. Well it turns out it still needs a few adjustments.

I think I made a muumuu. A tent that could be a muumuu. Im not sure what to call it. But you can surely call it unattractive and weird fitting in all the wrong spots. I know this is from being pregnant and sewing up my first maternity shirt. But why does it have to be with precious fabrics! Why couldn’t the sewing gods just let this one work out.

So luckily enough. I think the back panel of the shirt works just fine, but the front panel needs the work. Needs more style. More pleats. More ruffle. More something.

Here is what I can show you of the back.



Any advice I would love to hear it.

So instead of sewing yesterday I played dress up with the dogs.

As you can see only Animal likes to play dress up. Wicket has one hoodie that she likes and thats all she wants to wear. None of this dress up business.



They did get cookies after the pictures were taken. These dogs do not work for free.

I also got some reading done. I have this small goal of reading 12 books this year. That is only one per month. I think I can do this even with having a baby in the middle of the year.


This month I read Sarum:The novel of England by Edward Rutherfurd.  This book outlines the entire history of England and follows many generations of a few families that lived over the centuries. There are families that I loved and a family that I just hated. He made it so easy to hate them. This is one book you keep going back and thinking about the families.

Ive read one other book of his a few years back, “New York, The Novel” and I ate that up. I love historical fiction. I think it is an easy way to read history and at least peak your interest at some of the events that have happened. When I bought Sarum I also bought a few other of his books. So expect to see those in the up coming months.

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