Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Passing Time

I'm 3dp5dt.  For those blessed enough not to know what the heck I'm talking about, it means that I am 3 days post a 5 day transfer.  Not much is going on in my uterus, as far as I can tell.  I'm feeling little crampy-pulling-twitches intermittently, but not much else.  Paul (and if you know him, this is even funnier) says that the embryos are suckling on uterus teats.  I'm pretty sure I don't have uterus teats, but it's a funny visual anyway.  I hope that our babies have his warped sense of humor.  That's one of the things I love most about him.

Since I don't have a huge, exciting baby update for you, I thought I'd show you a little tree skirt project I finished last night. 

Without further ado:

It came from Pinterest originally, but I followed the directions here.  I cheated and used 3 inch strips of fabric, because I have a 3-inch wide ruler.   The whole process took about 4 hours (and lots of burned fingers), but it was so worth it.  I love it! 

If you choose to attempt this, please use a painter's drop-cloth as your base.  Do NOT buy two yards of canvas at Hobby Lobby for $8.99/yard.  Also, I've read that flat bed sheets from Wal-Mart make excellent fabric strips as opposed to cotton batiste purchased for $6.99/yard.  Learn from my mistakes- don't turn a $20 project into a $50 one, I beg you.    :)


  1. It's super cute, although hot glue and I are not friends. I'd be tempted to 'cheat' and use the sewing machine. :) I love the candy cane feel of your tree skirt!

  2. What a cute tree skirt! I am * hoping* to make mine this weekend, too.

  3. A good way of passing time, how nice. I rarely have the patient for these things. But I do have a tree waiting to be decorated.

  4. OK, I now have an absolutely bizarre image in my mind of uterus teats. I think I'll probably be randomly laughing at inappropriate moments all day long!!

  5. Hi Mary Margaret,
    Your tree skirt looks good! Thanks for the advice about walmart flat sheets. Thinking about you and your transfer (and uterus teats)!
    xo Susan