needleandspatula Finished! Yay for naptime :) 1w

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needleandspatula Finally finished this neglected quilt top and am basting for the first time in I don't even know how long... Woohoo! 2w

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needleandspatula Nap time sewing for the win! Made Esther this swim getup today and she wore it to the park to splash, worked great. #dailyesther #latergram 3w

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needleandspatula Doesn't really capture her huge grin the whole time... She stood there and grabbed the water like this for prob 15-20 min. Such a water baby! #dailyesther #latergram 4w
  •   afewscraps So cute. We love playing there! 4w

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needleandspatula An older kid let her borrow their baby stroller at the park today and she pushed it around for probably a half hour, until I had to take it away because it was time to go. Guess we may need to get her her own! #dailyesther #doingeverythingjustlikemommy 1mon

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needleandspatula Earlier today... Still working on not making goofy faces when having my picture taken with baby. Bridal veil falls #latergram #dailyesther 1mon

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needleandspatula Happy baby #dailyesther 1mon

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needleandspatula More walky mcwalkerson (now carrying 2 bags). Dress made from upcycled t-shirt #dailyesther 1mon

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needleandspatula Speaking of walking... #mmmspoons #dailyesther 2mon

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needleandspatula Finally really walking and she loves carrying around his little produce tote bag... So cute! #dailyesther 2mon

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needleandspatula Help mamas! Esther is climbing everything lately (still not walking but she's not letting that slow her down). Seems like she is starting to try to figure out how to climb out of her crib, I am so not ready for this. I know crib tents are not safe, are there any other options I am missing to keep her in there a bit longer?? I know ultimately the answer is big girl bed and childproof her room but I'd like to buy time if I can. Thanks for any advice/commiseration. Meanwhile we're heading to urgent care this Koenig to find out if she has food stuck up her nose. #toddlers 2mon
  •   marci_girl To buy time we would just surround crib with pillows too... But yes, the inevitable is big girl or toddler bed. 2mon
  •   marci_girl Oh and make sure everything that could be an aid in climbing out of the crib is taken out, like stuffed animals and such. 2mon
  •   swimbikequilt You hopefully have time before she climbs out! But yeah. Good luck. One of my kids was a crazy kamikaze climber so he got out of the crib early. This sounds silly, but the other one was pretty controlled, so we kept her in for a while... 2mon
  •   cerecerosenthal We put ours in a sleep sack and they can't climb out. They're made by Halo and you can find them all the way up to 5T! My 2 year old can climb anything but still can't get out of the crib bc of the sleep sack. Love it! 2mon
  •   ambernoel226 Is she climbing out for something specific? What about putting a few books in there to occupy her? She might chew them up, but what's a little extra fiber? I like the sleep sack idea too! Also, both my boys LOVE excessive praise - maybe walk in and catch her still in the crib and prose her to high heaven for staying in bed? 2mon
  •   sheldon_brungard If you still have the crib bumper in, take it out. My daughter used hers as a step stool to the the height needed for getting her foot over the rail. 2mon
  •   needleandspatula Thanks for the advice mamas! He actually isn't that close to climbing out yet, she was just starting to try so I think I will turn up her a/c, put her back in the sleep sack and then keep an eye on the situation. Good to have lots of ideas to try if I need them! Feeling less freaked out now that I've had some time to calm down and put it in perspective... 2mon

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needleandspatula #thisquilterinspiresme @nataliesabik is always surprising and inspiring me with her beautiful and creative quilts! 3mon

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needleandspatula Farmers market day = fresh spring mix, strawberry, pistachio and goat cheese salad for lunch. Yum! 4mon

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needleandspatula Ok friends, this is random but I'm wondering if anyone can help me figure this out. I have been getting these holes in all my tshirts on the hem right where my pants button/belt buckle is. I'm wondering if there's something in one of my belt buckles that is reacting with the fabric somehow or if it's just abrasion. Does this happen to anyone else? Driving me crazy!! 4mon

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needleandspatula Took Esther to a park with an awesome fountain today, she ha the best time! #dailyesther 4mon

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needleandspatula Ok pdx folks - anyone planning to go to the heather Ross book signing at powells tomorrow? I am hoping to make it :) 4mon
  •   bextini I wish I could!!! I'll be at work. if anyone is going would you be willing to buy me a book and have it signed and I will paypal you money ASAP??? 4mon
  •   wholalacrafts I'm hoping to as well but need to catch a ride! 4mon
  •   westcoastcrafty Andrew will be out and I have the kids :( I have her book and would LOVE to get it signed if anyone could meet for a coffee & handoff today.... ? 4mon
  •   perfectionnotincluded Yes!! (As long as my husband gets home in time to watch the kids.) 4mon
  •   needleandspatula I'm about 90% that I'm going, so @westcoastcrafty if you want to try to meet up this afternoon we could - prob around 4 or 4:30 ish is best for us (post-nap). And @bextini if I make it I'm happy to get a book signed for you and you can PayPal me after 4mon
  •   needleandspatula @westcoastcrafty or if you wanted to come over during nap time (12-3ish) that works too 4mon
  •   bextini That would be awesome! Thank you!! Should I private message you my # so you can text me either way? @goldwillow said she would too IF she can go! So you can both be my back up!! 4mon
  •   needleandspatula @bextini yes pm me your #! I will keep an eye out for @goldwillow too 4mon

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needleandspatula Got out for a great hike with my cutie today to the aptly named triple falls. Feel so lucky to love in a place where I can drive to let's of gorgeous hikes within 45 min! #dailyesther 4mon

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needleandspatula On the plus side, I get to hang out with this cutie. Even if she barely napped today. #dailyesther 4mon

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needleandspatula She loves to sit in (and on) her little bin. #dailyesther 4mon

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needleandspatula Happy Easter from my bunny! #dailyesther 5mon

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