well, i seem to be entering the dreaded super uncomfortable stage of the third trimester - my back is aching and twingey and i'm up to four bathroom visits a night, each with a lengthly period of sleeplessness directly after. last night i went to bed at 10pm and got up three times between then and 3:30am when, upon returning to the coziness of bed, i found myself unable to sleep until around 6am. boo. i can't imagine 8 more weeks of this getting progressively worse. the only, very minor, plus side to the sore back is that sitting for too long in any one position is unbearable, forcing me to get up and do various tasks all day long. the nesting thing is in full force so it's sort of working out well, lots getting accomplished but with a fair amount of discomfort and exhaustion.
i managed to finish two much needed cushion covers, using scraps leftover from the quilt i'm working on. i had a rough idea of how i wanted them to look and just randomly started sewing patchwork strips and then sewing them together. i used a lovely, soft grey/blue corduroy on the back and more of the hand-dyed grey/blue cotton for the binding. i also managed to whip up a new dog bed for baxter, which has been on my to-do list for a very, very long time but haven't been able to get any decent photos of it yet.
in happier news, i had a most lovely saturday morning with sara and emily at magnolia square market, where i had the pleasure of meeting the gorgeous allison of lark, picking up one of her amazingly sweet, knit, donut rattles and consuming a very delicious chocolate mudcake cupcake. that's better, isn't it? : )