I've started thinking — a lot — about the new baby's nursery. Thing is, we don't actually have a nursery for him/her. Still need to find the house that extra room is in. But when we find it, and I'm optimistic we will, I'll be all set with my paint picked out and my bedding made! We found the perfect blue for Oscar's room and now I'm on a quest to find the perfect creamy yellow for the baby's room. I want to have a yellow and white room with some red accents in a simple country shaker sort of style. Obviously very influenced by my small collection of old Martha Stewart Babies magazines which is where these images below are from.
The fabric from yesterday (American Jane Building Blocks by Moda) just jumped out at me at the quilt shop and demanded I stop all that other real work and start making baby things straight away. I have a simple quilt idea started that I'm trying to get out real quick and then I can go back to stitching up the Winter Stitchettes. In other serial news, Make-a-long has been delayed unfortunately. I went to my local yarn store to pick up supplies over a month ago and found it closed for good. A very dismaying trend here in Oak Park as taxes and rents go up and up and all the small shops are put out of business. So I ordered my yarn from Patternworks and I'm still waiting (and waiting and waiting) for it to arrive. I was hoping to knit over Christmas but no luck. I may have to venture outside my burg.
In other news, if you haven't started bidding yet get in there... The Kim Family Benefit Auction starts today and they have so many beautiful things up for auction.