Thursday, March 31, 2011


I spent a lovely afternoon shopping and lunching with my lady friends. We had a delicious lunch at Prasino in La Grange.  It's an eco-friendly restaurant with green building practice and a focus on local, organic and sustainable food.  Most importantly, it was delicious.  We had 3 entrees, a dessert and a house-made soda.  I had the short rib tacos, which were generous in portion and very, very tasty.  My dining partners enjoyed the Margherita Wheat Flat bread, which had a very crispy flat bread layer and just the right amount of toppings, and the California Turkey Panini, which had a crispy and delicious addition of apple.  We shared the chocolate peanut butter gooey cake which was served with peanut butter ice cream.  It was plenty to share after a light lunch, but wouldn't be too large, heavy or rich for one person.  It was very well balanced, not too sweet or gooey.  I also had a very refreshing ginger lime house-made soda.

We visited two quilt shops after lunch, the Quilt Basket in Downer's Grove, and Pieceful Heart in Lisle.  Here are my purchases for the day:

These batiks are for a housewarming gift.  Much thanks to Donna for helping me pick them out.  Batiks don't come naturally to me.  I need to get some solids before I get started on it.

I only purchased one of these yesterday, the top left green print.  Eventually, these will be a Bento Box quilt, I think.

And a few random fat quarters, some flannel for baby pants, and larger piece to maybe back a baby quilt. 

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Nursery Update

Wall colors are picked - the gray and the darkest orange.  Fabrics are ordered.  
Crib and dresser are here - in the living room for now.

The closet is getter fuller.

Here are a few of my favorites.

And I heard shower invitations, which could NOT be cuter, are being mailed this weekend.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Delivery Day!

Look what the nice UPS man brought us today. 

He even congratulated me, told me about his kids - who are about to graduate from college - and brought everything inside for me.  I didn't tell him, but I think I'll be seeing him again tomorrow. 

I also got a box from my mom that included a package from my sister, nephew and niece with some adorable clothes for the baby.

I especially love the onesie with the elephant, the white dress with the big flowers, and possibly my absolute favorite, the yellow daisies.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Nursery Fabrics

I left town for the weekend to go to the CMQG quilting retreat.  I left LBK with the stacks of fabrics we have been sorting through along with some paint chips.  I came home to this.

How smart was he to combine the Kate Spain prints with the Patricia Bravo fabrics?  I hadn't gotten over using "a line" together.  I think we're both happy with the results. The ones on the left will be for the curtains, pillows, fabric boxes and dust ruffle, along with some coordinating solids.  The ones on the right will be framed on the wall and possibly used as accents elsewhere.

I'm picking up paint swatches today. 

One step closer.