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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.)


glvalentine

2008-04-15 02:03 am (UTC) (Link)

OMG, there is a little BABY in there! *flails excitedly*

kate_nepveu

2008-04-15 02:04 am (UTC) (Link)

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

glvalentine

2008-04-15 02:21 am (UTC) (Link)

Look, stop trapping me in your "logic", okay? ;)

oyceter

2008-04-15 02:06 am (UTC) (Link)

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

kate_nepveu

2008-04-15 02:09 am (UTC) (Link)

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)

montoya

2008-04-15 02:20 am (UTC) (Link)

Poo, that magic pen thing doesn't work with the pen, because holding it down triggers the right button.

kate_nepveu

2008-04-15 02:54 am (UTC) (Link)

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

chomiji

2008-04-15 02:54 am (UTC) (Link)


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



kate_nepveu

2008-04-15 02:55 am (UTC) (Link)

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

veejane

2008-04-15 03:11 am (UTC) (Link)

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.

kate_nepveu

2008-04-15 04:09 pm (UTC) (Link)

. . . 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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kate_nepveu

2008-04-15 04:09 pm (UTC) (Link)

Thanks!

gwyneira

2008-04-15 03:48 am (UTC) (Link)

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.

missysedai

2008-04-15 10:18 am (UTC) (Link)

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.

kate_nepveu

2008-04-15 04:10 pm (UTC) (Link)

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.

kgbooklog

2008-04-15 06:58 pm (UTC) (Link)

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

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cofax7

2008-04-15 04:04 am (UTC) (Link)

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

kate_nepveu

2008-04-15 04:11 pm (UTC) (Link)

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

mdevnich

2008-04-15 05:17 am (UTC) (Link)

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...

kate_nepveu

2008-04-15 04:12 pm (UTC) (Link)

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 . . .

johan_g

2008-04-15 05:54 am (UTC) (Link)

The one with the snail is adorable!

kate_nepveu

2008-04-15 04:13 pm (UTC) (Link)

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.

raincitygirl

2008-04-15 06:44 am (UTC) (Link)

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

kate_nepveu

2008-04-15 04:13 pm (UTC) (Link)

Thank Chad for it!

threeringedmoon

2008-04-15 11:47 am (UTC) (Link)

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

kate_nepveu

2008-04-15 04:13 pm (UTC) (Link)

Thanks!

rivka

2008-04-15 02:15 pm (UTC) (Link)

Love the shirt! And you look wonderful.

kate_nepveu

2008-04-15 04:15 pm (UTC) (Link)

Thanks!

rushthatspeaks

2008-04-15 04:20 pm (UTC) (Link)

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

*takes notes for a few years off*

kate_nepveu

2008-04-15 04:32 pm (UTC) (Link)

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 . . .

thette

2008-04-15 07:15 pm (UTC) (Link)

Whoa, week 25 already. Where does the time go? (Though if your pregnancy is anything like mine, it probably feels as if time passes much slower for you.)

kate_nepveu

2008-04-15 08:12 pm (UTC) (Link)

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.

thistleingrey

2008-04-15 11:53 pm (UTC) (Link)

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.)

kate_nepveu

2008-04-16 12:05 am (UTC) (Link)

Heh. Thanks. =>

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

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