Thursday, December 22, 2011

The Big Secret Project(s)

my project basketWell I can finally share more ... it's taken me awhile to get this far. First an unexpected surgery then weeks and weeks of bed rest. But I put all that time in hospital and at home to good use.

Remember those 1200 hexagons I planned to take to Seattle with me? Well, since we had to cancel our trip I never bothered with the bag I planned to make. Just as well because it would have been waaaay to small. Instead I tossed them in one of my Longaberger baskets, gave them a good shake to mix them up and propped it up on the back of the sofa.

BordersBefore you know it one was sewn to the other and another and another. Until I had "blocks" of 25 ... in fact I've made 20 blocks of 25 already!  So 500 of 1200 are sewn together and I'm not losing steam. I'm telling you these things are addictive.

It helps that I couldn't do anything else ... at least not flat on my back. Knitting and crochet were impossible. Applique and traditional piecing were pretty difficult too.

But hexagons? Oh yeh, bring them on!

A few weeks ago the doctor said I could get up and about more but that only lasted a week before he sent me back to the sofa again.

But ... Tuesday ... he gave me the all clear. So I really feel like I can share the progress on the biggest project of my life!

We're pregnant ... with twins ... due in June 
and we couldn't be any happier. 

We've spent a lot of time wandering and tiptoeing and cartwheeling through the clouds lately. Can it be? Is it true? Well yes! Those ultrasounds don't lie. Instead of blobs with heartbeats (which is as far as we've gotten in the past) we have two little beings bouncing around inside me! Each with a heart beating strongly, two waving arms and two kicking legs and more! It all seems so unreal.

So as you can imagine we are looking forward to celebrating Christmas with big smiles this year! I've managed to do a little bit of baking and tomorrow we'll go have tea and cookies with my old quilting gang from Mülheim. Then we're spending Christmas Eve with Axel's parents, his aunt, cousins (two) and their children (four). The traditional meal is fondue - one pot of cheese and two pots of broth for meats with lots of condiments and great crusty bread. Everyone brings a salad ... this year we're contributing Carrot & Raisin salad .. my lastest love (or is it a craving?).

So I wish you all a wonderful wonderful Christmas and the very happiest of New Years! May the sewing, quilting and crafting elves visit you in their sleep and sprinkle you with magic dust.

xox Jovita

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  1. A huge congratulations to you and many good wishes!

  2. How wonderful for you two! Just think, now you need to make little baby quilts and how fun is that! So happy for you!
    And nice hexies!

  3. Congratulations,I'm so happy for you. I wonder what the Babies quilt's will be? Mabye a larger version of Got Dot's? Just 1 giant 25" block on each quilt, with the Dot's that big you could some really neat novelty prints and use them as an Eye Spy. O.k. now I'm just rambling on..... Well, you have some time to think about it.

  4. Congratulations - I'm thrilled for you!! Take care and have a wonderful Christmas!

  5. Congratulations! Happy holidays to you too!

  6. WOW!! Congratulations Jovita. What fabulously exciting news. Can't wait to see pictures of your two bundles of joy. Get lots of rest!

  7. Hoi Jovita, wat een fantastisch nieuws, ik ben erg blij voor jullie....groetjes Janine

  8. Congratulations! What a superproject: twins!!

  9. Twins, great news! Enjoy this very special time of your life...

  10. Twins, that's great! I'm thinking you might yet spend more time on that sofa! I love your hexagon project - oh, yeah, very addictive! There are a bunch of us on who have that addiction. =)


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