Wednesday, March 21, 2012

SR/WIP-2012-W12: Oh Where Art Thou My Blogosphere?

It has been a few weeks since I last posted the wonderful news that Ziona was born!  She is my finest project for 2012 and yet there will always be more work to do to care and raise her.  I had wanted to make her baptism gown myself, but I simply ran out of time since I waited to figure out her size. It is a good thing that I did not make the gown because I had cut out a newborn size and my little girl's dress ended up being a 3-6 month sized dress (the one we bought).  [In the picture above My husband and I are in the middle, I am holding Ziona, while each set of Godparents stand to the sides.]

2012 Used by Permission
by Lisa Francis Photography 
I will not be posting a lot about my daughter on my blog because someone mentioned that Mommies end up making mommy-blogs rather than craft blogs when they focus on their children.  I do have another blog I am thinking of dusting off to allow the my friends and family to keep up with her there.  My goal in starting this blog was to work on sewing, quilting and other general crafty type things.  Since I have been away from blogging I have done exactly Zero projects!  I realized how much having the place to discuss, share and plan my projects was such a help to me in accomplishing my goals.  In a way I felt like I have accountability with my blogging friends that I cannot drum up on my own!  I also miss the inspiration I obtained from reading and/or stalking my favorite blogs.  Sometimes I was simply inspired by their color choices stirring me to try a similar combination of colors.

Cowboy Table Topper:  In pieces
Advent Calendar:  It still lingers on...

My Goals for this week:
1)  Work on Cowboy Table topper.
2)  Finish top-stitching on Christmas Advent Calendar.
3)  Finish putting together a tutorial.

Started in the past month:           00
On WIP List this month:             06
On UFO List this Month:             09
Completed past Month:              00
Completed this year:                  40
Fabric: (Includes wonky blocks)
Busted the past month:               5.25 
Busted this year:                      17.00
Stashed the past month:             0.0
Stashed this year:                     26.0
Net Busted for 2012:                -9.0

Linking up this week to:


  1. So good to see that everything is going well! I'm looking forward to seeing you back in the blogisphere!

  2. Ziona is adorable! What a beautiful photo, Shanna. Your projects are looking good! I find the same thing about the blogosphere and it's motivating factor. Looking forward to seeing you more as you get your energy back. :)

  3. welcome back, looking forward to seeing your projects... and an occasional peek at your "work-in-progress" xx

  4. I think that your current project is much more exciting than any sewing. Hope all is going well with the new little family!!!

  5. well I certainly have to agree with Needled mom that is one adorable project!

    Congratulations and Happy sewing

  6. Now that is one gorgeous baby photo!

  7. What a beautiful photo of an adorable baby girl! Looking forward to seeing more of you... but if that doesn't happen as often as you hoped, we understand!

  8. I enjoy reading some "mommy" blogging mixed in...GREAT baby picture.

    No pressure to blog, no pressure to finish projects...enjoy rocking your baby, because babies don't keep =)


  9. Hi Shanna, hope all is well with you and the babe. I just wanted to let you know that I tagged you this week - Happy Friday! :)

  10. I joined Marcia's Linking blog and have come across your site. I have enjoyed reading several of your posts and look forward to receiving future posts. I just became your 51'st Follower.
    Your daughter is Beautiful and Ziona is such a pretty name. Best Wishes, Helen

  11. She is gorgeous...may you all have a happy, full of giggles and smiles moments....

  12. I will come back later....your day is today lol

  13. Will come back another time to see your little mini quilt for the blog hop. Love all the beautiful pictures of your little treasure. Judy C

  14. HI Shanna...did I get it wrong..maybe you are not on the blog button up..please let me know ok..and I will take you down...wasn't sure..if I made an error

  15. I like seeing Ziona better than a table top quilt anyway!! Congrats!! Being a new mommy doesn't leave lots of extra time until you get a routine. Hope you are doing well, Baby Ziona is growing abundantly, and God is spreading His Blessings all over your family. 'Blessings
    Gmama Jane

  16. Hi Shanna... just visiting from The Table Topper Blog Hop hosted by Madame Samm.
    Congratulations... Ziona is beautiful!


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