Wow! What amazing baby love! I love it that there is no other craft project we can do that will generate more love, support, and encouragement than making a soft little baby. She's not stuffed with wool, but she's still plenty warm.
We are getting over the 5-day hump, you know, the milk coming in big time (ouch!) the lack of sleep for me and the 24 hour sleep-fest for Lydia, (and then she won't wake up to eat) that kind of thing. The girls are doing amazing, and we are all good. Tired, but so very happy. Thank you all for comments, it feels so good. As you can see, Liddy is already a complete crack-up. She is amazing and funny. . .we are totally in love with her and already can't imagine not having 3 girls in the house. Pete's in trouble.
This time is so surreal, I keep wondering if the Bend-The-Rules Sewing really came out last week? It's all so hazy and wonderful and such a whirl-wind.
I would love to direct you to some great book reviews/interviews from Not Martha and from Susan Beal at the Adorn Blog. These are very flattering (Thank you so much, you two!) and both give you a sense of what is in my book, if it's right for you, (I hope it is!) and provide some extra peeks inside. . . I also have a new podcast up over at craftsanity where I talk a lot about the book, (Yeah, it's a long one again.) and a bit about what it was like writing the book. Thanks Jennifer for the interview. You rock.
If you have already made some projects, please post them over on the Bend-The-Rules Sewing group on Flickr for some fun show and tell. I have received some really touching personal e-mails from people telling me how much they like the book. Thank you so much. It means a ton to me to hear all that, thanks for taking the time to write. On an apron note, I am getting great submissions for the Tie One On pocket theme and plan to get the gallery up after July 1st, but I know if it's up late, you all will be very understanding. . . ;)
Okay, back to napping, toe-biting, and snuggling.