Whenever You're Ready, Sir

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Yes, this could still go on for more than a month, but we're not going to talk about that today.  Because today, we officially have a full-term, 37 week-old, decorated, little fetus.  (Henna might be more traditional, but I think Crayola makers are the way to go!)

In addition to making it to that marker, I also got his bringing-home quilt finished.  Finally.

I started this one over two-and-a-half years ago, when Nice Mom-In-Law pulled out this old quilt to sit on for firework watching on the Fourth of July.  After fiddling with it for awhile, I finally got it into usable quilt blocks a year-and-half-ago.  

And then I stalled out.

The quilt sat in my upstairs cabinet with several other unfinished orphans, until this Fall when the project--which was always intended as something special for our kiddo, even though he was merely a glimmer in my eye when this all began--developed a little urgency.

I tried to quilt it myself, but got frustrated.  Plus, I thought it was going to make my little sewing machine blow up.  I ended up farming that step out to our local quilt shop, and just before New Year's I got a call that it was ready.  The only thing left to do was the binding.Knitting

After a perplexing night of making binding tape with Sweet Husband's help--during which I declared tiredly, "I think you're kind of better than other husbands"--and an afternoon of pinning and stitching....

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....well, it has all sort of little flaws, but it's finished!

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So, our "safe date" is passed and the quilt is finished.  Small man, you may now arrive anytime you would like.  

(And not to rush you--take all the time you need, of course--but if it's all the same, sooner would be really cool....)