Monday, June 7, 2010
I have never been a sewer. A failed attempt at making a nighty in junior high home ec left me somewhat scarred. I thought I was doing so well, zipping right along on the sewing machine, that I was genuinely surprised when I held up the finished product and realized I'd managed to sew the neck closed! It looked like a giant pillow case with arms! Not my proudest moment. I think Home ec was my worst grade in all of junior high! It probably didn't help that Lydia and I also got in trouble for eating an entire box of Ritz crackers that were supposed to go into a recipe...but Ritz have always been a weakness of mine!
So I was a bit unsure when I decided to look up easy hand sewing projects I could make for Caleb. I decided the baby blocks looked simple enough so I headed to Fabricville to pick up some felt and spent my free time today working away. I must say, I'm quite happy with the result. The corners aren't exactly square and as long as you don't look too closely at the stitching, I think it turned out ok! Maybe there will even be more blocks to come! I don't know that I'll be able to branch out much further than that, but we'll see.
On the sleeping front, we've had some major improvements. Caleb has had a 6 hour stretch of sleep for the past 3 nights. He wakes up every 2 hours or so after that, but the nights are much easier and I feel much more rested. I had a chance to talk to a few other moms at the 'Rock n Rhyme' class we went to today and they all had similar stories of frequent waking at 4 months. The class was great, lots of moms and babies singing songs. Caleb was quite enthralled. I'll try to take a photo during next weeks class!