Go way back to November with me for a minute, will you? That's when my mom celebrated her birthday. It's also when she visited and brought me some fabric she wanted made into a lunch bag. Actually, she brought the lining and I let her pick out the outside fabrics. I told her it would be a few weeks because I needed to finish some Christmas gifts but I would have it for her before the school started again (she's a teacher, you see).
Now fast forward to today. Yes, today as in five months later today. My mom got her bag in the mail (although she was more excited by the picture Della colored for her than the bag...). She does like it though and said it was worth the wait.
I say it's her fault it took so long though. You see, she had to go and have another grandbaby come into the picture. Shortly after she requested the bag, she also found out she would be getting another grandchild sometime in August of this year. And that grandchild of hers spent its first three months of gestation taking every ounce of energy I had. Remember the two month sewing hiatus? Yep, it was that little bitty baby. With that said, I am immensely thankful for the time to rest and the new life we will be welcoming just five more months from now. I'm also thankful for the renewed energy that comes with the second trimester.
p.s. I decided on the quilt. I'm going to do the Kitchen Windows quilt. I ordered four of the print fabrics and will use 2 from my stash. I also have a gift card to a local quilt shop, so I'll use that to get my solids--charcoal/dark gray for the window panes and icey blue for the sashing. I have no clue about the backing or binding yet. I'll figure that out after I get the top finished!