Oh the birthday crafting preparations are going strong! A new birthday banner has just joined the birthday pile. I am very excited about this project. Especially since we can reuse this item for all of our celebrations to come! I talked a lot about how important celebration traditions are to me in my last post, that for fear of sounding like a broken record, I will restrain myself from elaborating on the topic again!
This project really stitched up nicely! Aimee Ray's book Doodle Stitching The Motif Collection was one of the first embroidery books I bought. My friend taught me how to embroider using this book, with simple stitches. Mostly back stitch and chain stitch. Right now embroidery and the pace of it seem to really be fitting for our pace at home right now. Especially during nap times. I find it the perfect opportunity to slow down and reflect on the day's events. On Liam and how he is growing and changing so much. This little boy is walking and eating table food and my oh my, he said his first word. "Woof" - for dog. How cute is that! Oh be still my heart! I can't keep up.
A birthday banner, a crochet garland, and pictures of this little boy's first trip around the sun. Simple decorations but filled with so much love. Can you feel it little boy? How loved you are. I am so excited to decorate a little space for him that I have to stop myself from wishing that Monday would get here already. Because that isn't the right attitude. Cause what oh what will he do and surprise us with before his actual birthday comes? I am so determined to be here in the present. To be here in the now. To enjoy each hug and kiss and every little exclamation of "woof". Yes Liam. Woof. Doggie.
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