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One down, two-plus to go; links

I've finished the first of the cross-stitch projects I'm making for FutureBaby! Of course I picked "Butterflies" to do first because it looked the simplest, but it still went surprisingly fast (just a little over two weeks). And I'd forgotten how addictive crafts can be—look! My fingers producing tangible colorful designs right before my very eyes!

(The finished version is even cuter than that picture, which is a little over-exposed or something, if I do say so myself.)

Now I will let it rest for a couple of days while I, err, hurry up and finish kicking a recalcitrant brief into submission, then I'll look for visible errors, wash it, press it, and tuck it away to be framed once I'm done with the other two. At this rate I may even be able to do that dragon alphabet—have to see how my energy holds up, but really, cross-stitch is great for when I don't feel like I have the brain cells to read or write . . .

I am so ridiculously excited about this.

While I'm posting, have a mixed-bag links dump, because they've been accumulating:

ETA: one more link: pregnancy mug shots. (ETA 2: pre-emptive comment: I am wicked tired of people discussing the size of my stomach, so please just assume I've heard it if you're moved to say something in that vein.)

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What, the ultrasound picture wasn't sufficient proof of that? =>

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Wow, go you re: the cross stitch! That was fast!

It *is* small and simple, and also I kind of overdid it a bit the first weekend . . . but yeah, I was hoping to do one a month, so this surpassed my expectations!

(Edit: the link doesn't have dimensions, but they're all in the 5" square range, give or take an inch.)

Edited at 2008-04-15 02:11 am (UTC)

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I hadn't tried it with Chad's tablet yet, because he has this thing about, you know, needing to use it for *work* . . .

You look well and happy, and I like the shirt!

Chad ordered it for me as a surprise after the unhappy first maternity-clothes-shopping trip. =>

I think the mug shots are very funny. Mostly because of the expression on your face. We will use them as blackmail material for ever and ever.

. . . how are you going to blackmail me with pictures that I willingly put up on the Internet for the whole world to see?

(I did wonder if I should put a disclaimer on the most recent ones, along the lines of "I'm not upset, I'm just really tired.")

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Love the T-shirt. I wish I'd had one -- I couldn't believe the number of people who thought it was perfectly okay to come up and touch my stomach when I was pregnant. Strangers sometimes, even.

I got that all the time when I was pregnant with Alexander. I don't know if it was because I carried him so far out in front, or what, but it was really irritating.

By the time Ernie came along, I had perfected my "Don't even THINK about it" stare. It's one thing if it's friends and family, and totally another when it's some chick you've never seen before running over to lay hands on you.

No-one's done that so far, at least. I don't actually know how often I'll be wearing that in public--we picked it for the mug shots because we needed something that could be worn consistently for the duration--but I'll be practicing my glare as a substitute.

thought it was perfectly okay to come up and touch my stomach


Hey, now I know what you look like! Awesome!

Yeah, it's the despair of our parents that we take so few pictures of ourselves when we're on vacation . . .

I love how you did the photos as mug shots! front and profile... all you need now is a little card with your name or booking number...

Well, it did seem the best way to track the expanding belly--it'll be like a flipbook by the end!--but yeah, the mug shot nature is a little silly . . .

The one with the snail is adorable!

Isn't it? I think I may do that one next, as it looks a little more complicated than the bird one, and then I can end on a medium-ish note.

Not gonna say a word about the stomach. However, I just ADORE the t-shirt.

Thank Chad for it!

You look terrific, and the cross-stitch is very cute.


Love the shirt! And you look wonderful.


Those pictures are a great idea. And that is a truly inspired shirt.

*takes notes for a few years off*

Chad could provide the source of the shirt.

We probably should've started taking pictures earlier, but in the first months I was feeling very ambivalent about the physical process, and also there wasn't much to see . . .

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It's the usual fast/slow thing I get with most things: saying "25 weeks" makes it seem to have gone by really fast, but it also feels like this has been going on forever, all at the same time.

Congrats on finishing the first cross-stitch!

You have a good haircut. :) (Just to avoid doing the pregnancy comment pile-on thing, but also because it is true.)

Heh. Thanks. =>

(I also need a trim, but am holding out for as long as possible.)


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