Knock, knock, anybody home?

So yeah, this blog space has been inexcusably quiet over the last few week. But I have an excuse!

Here it is:


So, prepare to see a lot of maternity and baby sewing around here over the next several months! While I would LOVE to try out my new Charlotte Skirt pattern, or maybe the Thurlows that are on their way to me (I fell victim to Tasia’s birthday sale), I’m 100% certain they won’t fit over my pregnant belly.

On the upside though, pregnancy has given me a reason to purchase all the remaining patterns from my BFF Megan Nielsen!

Pregnancy is precisely why it’s been so quiet around here lately. I am not an oh-pregnancy-is-so-fabulous-and-I-glow-and-feel-AWESOME woman. In fact, when I meet one of those women, I fluctuate between whether to strangle her or recommend a good shrink.

Instead, I spend my first trimester exhausted with morning sickness (though it wasn’t so bad this time), and the remaining 6 months with heartburn, food aversions, poor sleep and bloating. Awesome.

Still, I’ve never been pregnant during the summer so I need maternity clothes. And I fully intend to make them!

The other reason for the silence is because I’ve spent the last couple of days here:


Yes, that is a hospital. At my 7-week ultrasound I was diagnosed with a large mass on my left ovary. I was scheduled for surgery to remove it on March 15, but I woke up on Thursday with abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting. To the ER we went, and the whole timetable moved up 2 weeks. It was surgically removed this morning. All went well and baby is doing good.

I managed to test a couple of patterns during this first trimester, and I have a Megan Nielsen Ruched Maternity Skirt 3/4 done. I had hoped to make this announcement with that pattern review, but I just haven’t had the energy to finish it yet! Hopefully soon. Well, as soon as recovery from this stinkin’ cyst will let me!

Happy sewing everyone!

0 thoughts on “Knock, knock, anybody home?

  1. Congrats! And well wishes for a speedy recovery! I bought and made three Ries and love it – I’m still modifying them to a non- pregnant figure so I gifted them to an expecting friend. Adorable pattern, and they only take a few hours, cutting through hem.

    1. Thanks so much! Rie is one of the patterns hanging out in my stash and I can’t wait to try it out. I have some funky jersey set aside specifically for that pattern. Thanks for commenting!

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