The news in my world…

…is that I’m pregnant!! Needless to say, we’re very excited over here. Though it’s been a rough couple of months. Boy did that “morning” (WTF with that term?!? it’s all. freakin’. day. long.) sickness knock me out. I completely lost my sewing mojo and it has been getting me down.

But things are getting better now! I’ve been feeling better and have actually been able to get myself into the sewing room a bit more. We still have to wait about a month to know if it’s a boy or a girl and then the baby sewing is certain to start in full force!

And because I can’t post with no photo at all… Here’s a couple of ornaments I recently sewed up for an LAMQG swap.


Happy holidays to each and every one of you!!

76 Responses to “The news in my world…”

  1. Alice December 23, 2011 at 6:35 am #

    Congratulations Alissa, that’s wonderful news! I just wanted to add a big thank you for inspiring me through your blog this year. I don’t comment often, but love to read your posts. I’m wondering whether there is a UKMQG for quilters in the United Kingdom (I’m in England) and if there isn’t, whether I should look into establishing it!

  2. elsa December 23, 2011 at 8:03 am #

    Oh, congratulations, how exciting! Let the baby sewing begin!

  3. andi December 23, 2011 at 12:48 pm #

    What delicious news.
    Mazal tov!!!

  4. Allison December 23, 2011 at 1:07 pm #

    Yay for baby! Hope you start feeling better soon…I could’t bear to sew when I was first pregnant…even the smell of fabric made me gag. :) Merry Christmas! -Al

  5. ashley December 23, 2011 at 1:25 pm #

    Oh Alissa, I’m so very happy for you! What wonderful news!! You are going to have so much fun having a little one around. It truly is amazing!

    I know exactly what you mean about losing your sewing mojo – I even contemplated selling all my fabric, thinking I’d never want to sew again! Luckily it’s just a temporary feeling and you’ll be back at it in no time! Bring on the baby sewing! :)

  6. Mary Ann December 23, 2011 at 3:50 pm #

    Congratulations! What a wonderful way to start out a new year!

  7. Connie Fowler December 23, 2011 at 4:20 pm #

    Congratulations! How exciting! It will get better! :) xoxo

  8. Vanesa December 23, 2011 at 8:59 pm #

    Congrats Alyssa!

  9. Debbie-Esch House Quilts December 23, 2011 at 9:14 pm #

    Congratulations Alyssa! I’m so sorry you got the all day version of morning sickness :( I hope the rest of your pregnancy is happy and healthy!

  10. Nic December 24, 2011 at 2:15 am #

    Congrats! Hope you leave the sickness behind now you’re in your 2nd trimester

  11. Manda December 24, 2011 at 5:01 am #

    Congratulations! Have a lovely Christmas

  12. Wendy December 24, 2011 at 6:53 am #

    Congratulations!!!! Sorry you had morning sickness, I had it bad too. It isn’t easy at times, so hang in there. Happy Holidays!!!

  13. Rhonda December 24, 2011 at 9:25 am #


  14. Juli Ann December 25, 2011 at 5:03 pm #

    What wonderful news! Congratulations!

  15. Maureen from Ventura December 25, 2011 at 10:53 pm #

    OMG! Congratulations!! How exciting!! Sorry about the all-day sickness.

  16. jeanettesquiltin December 26, 2011 at 7:01 am #


  17. Lindsay December 27, 2011 at 8:00 pm #

    Congratulations, what great news!

  18. ohjennymae December 28, 2011 at 9:04 pm #

    HUGE CONGRATS TO YOU!!!! so exciting!

  19. Ulla's Quilt World December 30, 2011 at 8:12 am #

    Hi! Greetings from Finland! Your quilts are so fantastic! It’s so nice to find other quilters all around the world!
    Yours, Ulla

  20. Kate December 30, 2011 at 10:52 am #

    Congratulations! I see lots of baby quilts in your future!

  21. Susanne December 30, 2011 at 12:48 pm #

    I step away from the blogs for the holidays and look what you posted!?!? Cat out of the bag! Woot! Congratulations!
    Sorry I am so late in my well-wishes but so glad that the first trimester is over and that you can enjoy the next few months sickness free. I bet it was a wonderful holiday present for G’s family!

  22. amy smart December 31, 2011 at 3:32 pm #

    Alissa – Congratulations! I am so happy for you. (Except for that part about the ‘morning’ sickness – I hope it dies down soon.) I can’t wait to see all the baby-inspired quilts over the next year.

    Best wishes for a happy 2012!

  23. monaluna December 31, 2011 at 3:37 pm #

    Oh, congratulations, Alissa! I feel for you with the morning sickness, but enjoy the rest of the ride! And have a very happy New Year.

  24. ozjane December 31, 2011 at 7:37 pm #

    Congratulations. What wonderful news to have as you begin a new year with heaps of expecting ahead.
    Blessings for good health and the best baby ever.

  25. Alison Marie January 1, 2012 at 9:57 pm #

    Wow, that’s wonderful for you & the hubby! All the best!

  26. josie January 4, 2012 at 11:04 am #

    I am late to read to this news but congratulations Alissa, how wonderful! I am so happy for you. Your little baby is going to be very lucky to have you as a mum. Just think of all those baby quilts!!! Many, many congratulations and best wishes for the rest of your pregnancy.
    Josie xxx

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