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Jul 26, 2012

Finding my groove...

Jul 26, 2012
Pin It Heeeeellllooooooo!  It's been such a long time....  and after what has been a *hectic* past few months, I am finally ready to get my creative groove back!  This is the first GXQ post from my new headquarters "a little bit country"..

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*hectic* - Here's the story lately....  CrazyTown.  Absolutely crazy.  That is where I have been living the past few months.  Brief recap:  A difficult pregnancy, followed by the birth of healthy baby boy #3 (Mr. M!).  Went into contract on a new house while in the hospital, put current house on the market when baby was 3 days old.  23 showings in the first 2.5 weeks of baby's life.  In contract - packed up the entire household while recovering from childbirth.  3 days before closing in May, the rug was yanked out from under us.  Rescheduled closing 3 times = a month delay where my family was eating hot dogs and peanut butter sandwiches off paper plates and wearing the same 6 shirts over and over.  End of June = moved.  Finally!

So... here we are 1 month later.  We are finally getting settled and I've had some time to unpack my sewing room.  I am starved for some sewing time.  I haven't really done too much since January.  It's amazing what a break from sewing and blogland can do for you.  I feel totally refreshed - and have a million things I want to make.  If only there were an extra hour in the day....

So for now, I'm back.  But with a slower pace.  Mr. M demands to be held most of the time (like my other boys).  Prompted me to pick up this book from the library.


Don't we all remember OAC (One Armed Cooking)?


Well, I've tried a little OAQ (One Armed Quilting) and it doesn't work too well for me.  So I'll be working on things when I can.  These three boys can be quite exhausting, especially during the summer when there's no school!




To kick start my creative juices, I went looking for a new planner.  That's what this engineer does to get creative?  Get organized....  :)  It was meant to be.  At Target, I found this Heather Bailey planner and knew it was mine.  So I'm off to organize my ideas and figure out where I want to begin.  Here's to a fresh start.

And thanks for keeping me in your feeds while my family went through a whole lotta transitions.  See you 'round soon! Pin It

31 comments:

  1. Yay! So glad to hear that you are all doing well, though it sounds like a crazy time. Congrats on the new place!

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  2. Welcome Back!! Perhaps English Paper Piecing? Atleast you can do little pieces at a time and take it along and then set it aside to pick up baby?

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  3. I tried one-armed unpicking about two weeks ago. It didn't work very well either.

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  4. What a crazy few months! Welcome back, and enjoy your new room. :)

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  5. And I thought this last week here had been crazy! That is beyond busy!
    I saw the Heather Ross planners too - love them!
    I am going to have our baby in September and I keep on remembering more and more of the difficult things about having babies - the one armed thing is another one! Thankfully mine have been pretty good about sitting in a seat up on the counter. As long as they were eye level with mom and in the middle of the action they would let me put them down and use two hands. Good thing they are too cute for words! :)

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  6. Very glad to see that you're surviving! What's that Jurassic Park saying "Life finds a way." Meaning you'll find a way to sew trust me!

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  7. Wow, I thought my move was terrible. I remember my 3rd child was one month old and we moved into our first home. My sisters in law unloaded all the kitchen boxes that came and put it all away. I was last arriving to the new home with my baby and when I arrived all the work had been done. I've never forgotten their kindness. Rest and take it easy. And when the dust settles can you tell me if that little house block has a pattern? I love it and the DS fabric.

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  8. Welcome back and congratulations on the new little one. We have had crazy house selling issues as well, but it is finally over. Ah the Relief!

    Love the little house block! So sweet!

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  9. Congratulations on the new baby and new house! We're prepping for baby #3 here right now and we moved just last week so I know a wee bit if what you're going through, though your version of Crazytown is about five times crazier than mine is right now! :)

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  10. Welcome back! Get yourself a wrap, sling or Ergo!!! - Seriously, my ring sling made my life a LOT easier with my little one. She could be near Mama all day and I had both hands for cooking/computering etc.

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  11. Glad you're back. So far, so cute! My daughter's number 2 boy is a hold me baby too. She is a knitter, so one arm is out. Get yourself a Moby wrap, Baby B loves it and she gets to cook, clean and knit. Best thing on the market.

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  12. Glad you're back and getting settled in your new house :o)

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  13. Glad you are making it through. my little guy wants to be held all the time too.. but AT NIGHT. :( It's all a phase and we shall be quilting machines in a few months with adorable boys running around. :)

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  14. We have 3 sons. All grown now. At a crafts fair I found a sign that said Mother Work from SON-up to SON-down! AMEN!
    Congrats. Love and patience and sewing time for you! Glad all has worked out.

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  15. Yea! I'm so glad you're back. We've missed you. We moved 8 days after c-section with sick baby in hosp. These difficult times make for great stories later especially when eveything ends happy. Just do one day at a time and remember its OK to say to the older kids, "I know YOU don't need a nap but MOMMY does!" I agree with Mommarock this is the time for a little hand sewing. 10-15 minutes a day adds up fast.

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  16. So nice to have you back! I look forward to future creative posts.

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  17. Welcome back and congratulations on all the changes and the healthy Mr. M! Looking forward to reading more as you settle in and those creative juices kick in!

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  18. Yay! Welcome back Anne Marie! I cannot even imagine the craziness that you have been dealing with the last few months, glad to see everything is finally settling for you!

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  19. Wow! I'm exhausted just reading all of that. Welcome back and I'm excited to see what you have in store for the future. As a fellow mother of three boys I love getting to relive the baby days through your blog.

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  20. Welcome back! Hope you get your much needed sewing time. Once you get all organized, of course! :)

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  21. Welcome back! My Mr. M needed to be held all the time too, but now that he is 30, I sometimes get nostalgic and wish all my kids were little once again. Don't forget that the Crock Pot is your best friend!!!!! God Bless you and your family.

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  22. Welcome back!! Glad to hear that you are getting settled in. We just moved this week and I know the crazy, hectic chaos well! Best Wishes!

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  23. I had an anxiety attack just reading this! Can't imagine what your life has been like! Good luck finding your new normal. :)

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  24. Yea! So glad to hear from you! That is one horror story of a move!! Oh my!! So sorry! A move is stressful to begin with, I can't imagine all the problems with a newborn, although I did pack up a house when I was 8 months pregnant (no fun). ROFL about the one hand eating! BTDT too. I used a very nice REI-style baby backpack (like for serious hiking) when mine were teeny, and literally cooked with them on my back :-O. Whatever works eh? If I lived closer, I'd bring you a meal!! Seriously though when my 2nd was born (they're 23 mos apart), for about a year, every time the doorbell would ring, my 2 yr old would yell out "PIZZA"! It was one of his first words LOL!!! Hang in there, and try to get some sewing done!!

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  25. Glad you're back! Can't even imagine how busy you've been, here hoping things settle nicely for you.

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  26. Hey welcome back and yay for your new house and a really cool house block - and a happy healthy son!

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  27. So glad things are settling down just a bit. I'll have to take a look at that book. I'm not one-handed when I cook anymore, but goodness knows I need all the help I can get when it comes to making meals around here.

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  28. So happy to see you back!! Sounds like crazy times indeed! Hope things start to fall in place soon! Glad you are doing well.

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  29. Congratulations on your new arrival and landing safe and sound in your new home! Glad to see you back. Take your time - we will be here when life settles. That's what readers are for. Enjoy every minute with that precious one!

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  30. Anne-Marie you're incredible! Welcome back! We've missed you!

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  31. Yay!!!! So glad you are back! You've been sorely missed. Can't believe all that you got done - and baby, too. You're Wonder Woman!

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