My lounge and I have become the bestest of friends this week - since last Sunday I have had a terrible cold and a horribly annoying dry cough which is passing sooo slowly because when you're pregnant you can't take any of those fantastic cold + flu medicines that either dry you out or make you sleepy, either of which would be a godsend at this point in time.
We went camping last weekend which was a long weekend with some friends, and after two days of good weather on Sunday the sky opened and there was torrential rain and gale force winds. All around us tents were flattened or blown away completely, luckily ours was still standing. Although that did mean we had to pack it away in the rain - all good fun though. All the best camping stories have some sort of 'what were we thinking' component to them don't they?
So instead of having a productive long weekend and week sewing wise, instead all I have achieved is catching up on some boxed DVD sets I got for christmas last year (Bewitched and Mad Men) and straining my stomach muscles from all the coughing. I even wasted two work free and Anna free days at home laying on the lounge. Oh dear, this is a dreary story isn't it?
But to cheer me up, and to liven this blog post up, check out this huge box of patterns my parents picked up for me in some small town op shop in the middle of nowhere on their recent holiday:
These are mostly 1950 and 1960 vintage, and unbelievably most are in my size too! Plus there are lots of cute kids patterns too. What an absolute score, far better than receiving a souvenir t-shirt or hat for sure. These are my favourites:
And thank you all for your comments on the last post - I am so touched that so many of you are sharing in our excitement about the next addition to our family. Suzanne your comment about me being brave enough to go for #2 made me laugh, because for the first 12 months after Anna I swore I would never have any more children, then the next 12 months I swore I would only have another child if Anna started sleeping more and stopped being so tiring, and it's only in the last 6 months that I have come around to thought of going through it all again. It's my husband that is the clucky one - he wants three children and this combined with him turning 40 this year meant he was eager to have another.
We have decided to opt for another surprise delivery again, so we'll all have to wait until late March to see whether I'll be sewing little boy or little girl clothes. I don't mind either way what we have, although a little bit of me wouldn't mind another girl - their clothes are so much cuter to make than little boys. I only just told Anna yesterday that mummy is having a baby, because she has no concept of time and the next 5 and a half months are really going to drag out for her. I wanted to leave it longer to tell her, but she overheard me telling one of her daycarers and she understood straight away what was happening. She is very excited, always kissing and hugging my belly which is cute, and she seems convinced it's a little girl. Hope she won't be disappointed if a little boy comes out!
And as for morning sickness, I'm too sick with my cold at the moment to be able to tell if it's still hanging around!
Happy sewing everyone, hope you're all more healthy than I am at the moment.