This is my new baby nephew Mason! Okay, technically he's not related to me at all, but only if several years of college hijinx and dragging his mom as far across the country as possible to meet his dad don't count for anything. I think they do... so he shall call me Auntie Violet :)
Yes, Auntie Violet is looking kind of rough here. I had just gotten home from my awesome coastal sewing weekend with part of my tribe, spent all of about 15 minutes transferring my sewing stuff from their car into my car, kissed the kiddos and the Mr. Craft and then floored it up to Port Angeles to greet Mason. He took his sweet time with the labor so that I could get there in time. (Note to self: Must install Photoshop and learn how to make myself look 10 years younger and 8 hours more rested.)
This might be the cutest picture taken of a baby, ever. I'm just sayin'.
And this is Mason's bedroom. I, of course, suggested an out of print collection for Mason's nursery. What can I say, I like a challenge! Riley Blake All Stars was just too perfect. It fit Stacie's vision AND mine - and that's saying a LOT. I also incorporated the leaf green Monaluna Mingle Mod Squares in there in the crib skirt and into the quilt and pillow.
After I arrived in Port Angeles and greeted Mason I headed off to sleep at his house and put together his room before the new family came home. THIS is when I realized that somehow I had only put ONE strap in each place there should be TWO on his bumpers. You know, I had only HAND BOUND all 300+ inches of the thing. *sigh*
One trip to the new local quilt shop, Sleepy Valley Quilt Company, and I actually FOUND the print I needed! Seriously, it was amazing. I was prepared to settle for just about anything neutral and there it was! So, after visiting Mason all day long that day I headed back to his place again to watch countless hours of movies and rip out all 300+ inches of hand binding, make the additional 12 straps, sew them in and REBIND all 300+ inches. Luckily Mason's momma had bought some new movies since the last time we were roommates.
I now hear from one of Mason's other faux Aunties that Mason doesn't sleep in his crib... or use his bumpers... and I'm not one to say I told you so, but... I TOLD YOU SO! Oh, that's right, I sort of revel in it. haha!
I love you Chris, Stacie, Mason and Gracie.