Moving right along…
Dom continues to delight and amaze us (and of course, try our patience!). His hitting issue seems to have gotten better, though still occurs from time to time. His vocabulary continues to grow with funny variations on things. He now calls bananas “bamanas” and M&Ms are “Benny M’s”. I forgot to mention last month that he was obsessed with Mickey’s Monster Musical (the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Halloween special) and we watched it so much (he continued to ask for it through all of November. I recorded it on the DVR in October but deleted it once the month was over). His alphabet and counting are improving and he’s saying more in order than out, which is fun to hear.
He loves to use the big MegaBlocks and loves to build towers, just to knock them down (what kid doesn’t?). He likes to have other people build with him, but of course, he happens to need every block we pick up.
November is my birthday month so he kept saying “Happy birfday mumma” which I loved but then had to keep explaining that mumma’s birthday was over. I had the week of Thanksgiving off from work and that Monday was my birthday and we had such a great day. My husband had to work, but Dom and I walked down the street to a local restaurant for breakfast, did some playing, he had a nap, and then we did a little shopping. After hubs got home we went out for dinner (he had taken me out to a birthday dinner just the 2 of us the Saturday before). Though a far cry from how I spent some birthdays in college, I loved spending the day with my little guy and it was a perfect day.
I’ve started using the monthly coloring table pages as my Facebook cover photo each month, so if you’re friends with me on Facebook, you’ve already seen November’s artwork:
Books completed: 2
Books in progress: 3
Year Goal: 24/24
Historical Fiction Challenge: 8/5 (Completed in August)
What’s in a Name Challenge: 2/6
I still have a few books in progress, so I’m thinking I’ll get at least two more finished by the end of next month.
Sewing projects completed:5
Sewing projects in progress: 2
Sewing projects to start: 4
It was actually a pretty productive month as far as sewing was concerned! I completed 4 of the initial pillows on my to-do list (see below) and have 3 more to do. Originally, there was only one left, and I actually have the fabric and everything, I just need to make the stencil for the letter. The other 2 are for friends are having babies soon (one is imminent and the other is due in January but I can’t make them until I know the babies’ names! One set of parents is keeping it a secret until the baby is born and the other is being surprised by the sex of the baby). The 5th item I completed was one of the pieces to my #stitchingsanta parcel, so I’ll keep that a secret for a bit longer. 🙂
The items in progress are the Colette Sorbetto tunic, but I’m not sure I can really call that “in progress” since I haven’t done anything in a long time. The 2nd item is a Rita Blouse (Charm Patterns by Gertie). That one has all the pieces cut out for my muslin and I sat down to start sewing it, but of course, that’s when Dom decided to wake up from his nap. 😉 I’ll be posting about each of those eventually, so you’ll see lots more pictures then. For now, here are a couple of pictures from the Rita Blouse:
Sewing projects to start are the 3 initial pillows mentioned above and 1 more item for my #stitchingsanta parcel. That one needs to take priority because I’ll need to send that out soon!
Knitting projects completed: 0
Knitting projects in progress: 1 (2)
Almost done with the hat for my friend’s baby. I haven’t done much with it recently, but I am more than halfway through. I need to get back into my routine of doing a bit of knitting on the chair/couch after I’ve put Dom to bed, that’s when I made the most progress on it. (the 2nd item is still the hat for me — but now I’m struggling to remember where I left off in the pattern, and I think I was following a digital copy on my Kindle Fire, so didn’t make a note of where I stopped…)
I’m pretty pleased with the progress I made in November and I’m looking forward to finishing my parcel for #stitchingsanta as well as the rest of the letters and making progress on my Rita muslin. I have the last 2 weeks of the year off from work, so I’m hoping I can use some of that time for some things! (Though I’m hoping to get my #stitchingsanta parcel out the week of December 11th).
Bring on December and Christmas! (but maybe not too soon….) 😉