Sunday, September 21, 2014


 My baby's official due date was the 17th, but as I have been told first babies are often late and our little one is no exception. This past week I have kept busy with last minute cleaning and preparations, even though I have been ready for about a month now! : ) I always seem to find one extra thing to sew or organize.
The photo above is our baby's room. If only you could have seen how this room looked a year ago, even less than a year ago, you would be surprised. When Adam purchased our house and began renovations he discovered that many of the old plaster walls were crumbling. This room was truly the worse! Adam spent countless hours re-plastering the walls and ceiling of our baby's room, then painting, insulating the ceiling and he even had the old window replaced. I am so pleased with the end results.
 Last month my sister Rachel hosted a perfectly fabulous baby shower for me. The day following the shower I had so much fun washing the little clothes and tucking them into the drawers.
 Here is the view from the baby room window. I sewed the curtains from some lovely lace I found last year. The lace pattern is flowers and butterflies.
 One of my recent projects has been to hem piece of flannel and make receiving/swaddling blankets. After quickly hemming the edges of the pink blanket I decided to add a little embroidery. I had been given some vintage baby iron-on transfers and thought they would be just perfect!
Another way I have been preparing is by praying for our baby and collecting scripture verses to take with me the day I go into labor. Here are some wonderful resources I found: 14 Scriptures to Pray Over Your Unborn Baby and Preparing for Childbirth: 12 Scriptures of Comfort & Encouragement

Another way I have been preparing is by trying to eat healthy, take my vitamins, walk and drink red raspberry leaf tea. Here is a link to an article I found very interesting: Red Raspberry Leaf Tea ~ Danger Or Help?
 Isn't this fabric adorable! I have always loved the artwork of Beatrix Potter, so when I found this fabric I could not resist! It is a simple cotton that I decided to quilt. I like the extra texture the quilting adds.
You may have noticed the little rocking chair in the first photo. It is a barn sale find that Adam and I purchased quite awhile ago for $5. It sat in the garage for about a year in need of some repairs. Adam did a great job fixing the loose arms, cleaning the wood and giving it a good polish. Once I found the Beatrix Potter fabric I knew that would make the perfect seat cushions. : )
And to close this post a photo my sister Hannah took the day of the baby shower.

"Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward."  Psalm 127:3


  1. What a nice room! I like everything very much and especially the small chair with Beatrix Potter's fabric. Already it stays less in order that you have him in your arms, for me it was one of the most wonderful days of my life. An embrace. M. Carmen.

  2. What a beautiful nursery you have put together, Sarah! I love all of the whimsical touches with Beatrix Potter. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this exciting time, and will look forward to the news of your baby's arrival!

  3. The baby's room looks lovely! Praying for you and your baby! All the best!

  4. Oh Sarah...first babies tend to be a bit late :) the room is just perfect for the little bundle of joy... congratulations Sarah. m.

  5. Oh Sarah, I am positively giddy for you! As I read your sweet post and looked at the precious pictures I couldn't help but smile from ear-to-ear! Your baby room is darling and I love all the pink! I also love the old photo/painting you have hanging above the dresser, it's beautiful!

    Thinking of you, dear one, and lifting you and the baby up in prayer. Yes, those first little ones tend to be late (my baby arrived 6 days late), but their timing is always perfect :)

    Hugs to you, Sarah!

  6. How exciting! Baby's room is *precious* beyond words and the Beatrix Potter fabric adorable :) Our first was 2 weeks late too... Just gives us extra time to do last minute preparations :)

  7. Oh Sarah, it's beautiful!! You did a fabulous job with this! Won't it be wonderful to have a baby living it! I'm so excited for you! My husband and I have started working on a nursery for our little one as well. Even though we don't know it's gender yet (we decided to wait and be surprised ;D), it's so much fun deciding what will go where and then making little things to make it sweet and dainty. You are both in my prayers!

    Love, Hayley T.

  8. Your little one's room is beautiful. It is so fun to sew for babies! Love your Beatrix Potter fabric. My first nephew was born a few weeks ago, it is so exciting seeing the next generation!

  9. Hi Sarah,
    The baby's room is so sweet! (I still have my Jenny Lind crib, which I used for all 7 of my children. :-) )The curtains are just beautiful, and I love the Peter Rabbit cushions, and Jemima Puddle Duck. I'm a Beatrix Potter fan and made a quilt for my first granddaughter from some Potter fabrics. ( Beautiful embroidery on your receiving blankets! You both look so happy, and you are just lovely, Sarah. I know you are getting anxious by now.
    Prayers for delivery and all the best,
    God bless,

  10. Your baby's room is beautiful! What a lovely job you have done. :)

  11. Dear, What a lovely room! I was just thinking about you this morning! It will be so wonderful to finally hold her and love on her! You and Adam look happy and blessed! I get such a kick out of those tiny clothes, remember to keep her favorite little outfit! I also think that rocking chair was a great find!
    Yours, Roxy

  12. Beautiful!! I love the curtains, the Beatrix Potter fabric, everything! The pink flannel blanket is especially sweet and pretty. I think you have created a wonderful, serene little nest for your baby. Blessings!!

  13. Sarah, your baby room is cozy and has such a warmth about it! You did such a beautiful job decorating it. What a wonderful place of sweet joy and bonding it will be for you and your precious baby. The painting above the dresser is beautiful, and it was so sweet to see all of the little clothes in the drawer waiting for your little one to wear them. Everything looks so lovely, perfect for your baby.

    I am praying for you and your baby, dear friend, and that you will have a blessed and wonderful birth experience and a safe one. Blessings and best wishes for your delivery♥ What an encouragement your scripture cards will be and what a beautiful thing to have visual reminders of the Lord giving you strength during your labor.

    I am so excited for you.
    Hugs to you,

  14. So excited for you! Love the curtains and everything you two have done to make her room ready for her arrival. Blessings to your family! Christina

  15. How exciting! The baby's room is adorable! I love the curtains and the chair and all the perfect little things that fit right along inside it. How warm and cozy you made it look. I'll be praying for a safe and quick delivery.


  16. This is a beautiful post, you both have made a wonderful room for your precious baby. The cardigan on your previous post is beautiful too.
    I wish all three of you so much happiness, there will be so many moments to treasure.
    We have eight children, your post has brought back so many memories of getting things ready.
    I am so excited for you.
    Many blessings Michelle

  17. The nursery is absolutely lovely. I have always been fond of Beatrix Potter. We are expecting our sixth blessing at the end of October. I never tire of washing baby clothes and getting things prepared. A friend typed up a prayer booklet for me when I was expecting our last little one. It helped during labor! I found your blog through the Homemaking Link-Up at Raising Homemakers. I am so happy I did.
    Praying for the arrival of your sweet baby,

  18. What lovely home you have here on the web. This is my first visit but I've bookmarked it to visit again. Your nursery is so sweet, I like the curtains. Sending up a prayer today for your delivery. <3

  19. Hi sweet Sarah! Just wanted to pop in and say I have been thinking about you :) I hope all is well, dear friend. Sending hugs your way!

  20. Been thinking about you and wondering how things are going:). Pray all is well there.

    1. Thank you Christina! So grateful for your prayers!! : )