Friday, April 29, 2011

First picture of the first teeth

Not a very good picture, granted, but you can see them!


By the way, this is what many of my attempted close-up pictures look like.  The boy is super interested in the camera at the moment.

Perhaps overly introspective

I just stumbled upon a really interesting conversation about what people don't say, mostly in-regards to quilting or blogs, or quilting and crafting blogs.  And it got me thinking about what I like in blogs, and what I want this space to be.  I read a fair number of blogs.  Perhaps Likely, too many.  They fall into a few main categories:  craft blogs, mom blogs (primarily Catholic mom blogs), blogs from people I know in person, and geeky blogs.

I think I started this blog thinking I had to be only one of those things, with perhaps a smattering of other topics.  My day-to-day life was not all that interesting, I thought, and I wanted to keep a log of my crafty projects, and a blog seemed the perfect forum.  Craft blog it is.

But I’m not so good at taking pictures.  And while I don’t mind blog posts without pictures, craft progress posts are, let’s face it, pretty boring.  And I have this fabulous baby, and he’s pretty interesting.  So I started (sometimes) participating in Wordless Wednesday, including pictures of the boy for his adoring fans.

And now I realize, I want to share more of that side of life.  So, I thought about starting another blog for family-life stuff.  But I don’t want to.  I guess for me it’s deciding that I’m not going to make decisions about what I put on the blog based on what I think other people would like to hear about or see.  I’m going to put things on the blog based on what I want to remember.  I want to remember the things I make.  I also want to remember the way the boy rolled back and forth last night while we were talking to my family on Skype.  Not going anywhere, just going back to front, then front to back ad nauseum.

At the same time, I haven’t figured out my personal boundaries.  About the only thing I’ve decided is that the boy will continue to use his secret identity, Peter Potamus.  And I’ll attempt to not post things that will be super-embarassing when he’s old enough to have a say for himself.

11F Peter Potamus11B Peter Potamus

But more links that I think are interesting?  More in-progress photos of craft projects?  More things that are totally out of order, because sometimes it takes me a long time to get pictures loaded and processed?  More cute pictures of the boy?  Yes, yes, yes, and yes.

trading card images: Fred Seibert

Sunday, April 24, 2011

He is not here; for he is risen!

Easter joy

Isn’t he something?  Plus there’s a hat.  More on the outfit and gifts later.  Happy Easter!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Wordless Thursday: Baby helps with laundry, again

Baby helps with laundry v. 2

Day late and a dollar short on this one.  Should be back soon with some more posts (Easter pants)!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Mutual entertainment

Last weekend A. and I sorted through our closets, pulling out some of our spring clothes, and winnowing clothes that no longer fit, or just weren’t going to be worn.  Now we have a nice healthy pile of clothes to go to Goodwill or wherever, but I couldn’t help sorting through it first and pulling out some things for future projects.

Today I tore some pants into strips for a future picnic/outdoor quilt.  Luckily, my crafting companion seemed to think that the sound of fabric tearing was the. most. hilarious. thing. ever.

Fun with Fabric

I love how he startles at the beginning,  almost like this baby, who has been enjoying 15 minutes of fame lately.  Apparently his enjoyment of ripping sounds is not unique.  There are several YouTube videos (this one is my favorite—her dad rips up a job rejection letter), but they’re all ripping paper.  I actually tried ripping paper for him a week or so ago after I saw the videos, but no dice.

In the end, I ended up with a little higher stack of fabric, and the boy apparently ended up with a comedy show.