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!!

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  • Michele

    December 22, 2011 at 9:03 am | Reply

    Congratulations! What a great gift! Glad you’re feeling better.

  • Nancy

    December 22, 2011 at 9:03 am | Reply


  • nicke

    December 22, 2011 at 9:03 am | Reply

    yay! congrats!

  • Amy Hodge

    December 22, 2011 at 9:10 am | Reply

    Congratulations, Alissa! Such super exciting news. 2012 is going to be a fun year for you! (BTW, I’ve heard several other people make the same complaint re: the misnomer of “morning” sickness!)

  • Lindsay

    December 22, 2011 at 9:13 am | Reply

    Big news–congrats Alissa! Hope you get your mojo back! šŸ™‚

  • natalie

    December 22, 2011 at 9:15 am | Reply


  • Rita

    December 22, 2011 at 9:20 am | Reply

    congratulations. Isn’t the second trimester wonderful? This says it all

  • Kelli

    December 22, 2011 at 9:21 am | Reply

    WOW! Congratulations!

  • krista

    December 22, 2011 at 9:29 am | Reply

    Congratulations! I’m pregnant with my 4th, and no kidding– morning sickness is a cruel joke. I’m glad you’re feeling better. Things will get much easier from this point on.

  • Lauren Hawley

    December 22, 2011 at 9:32 am | Reply

    I can’t wait to snuggle that little bundle while you are teaching at Sew Modern! Seriously. I’m gonna need to babysit. XOXO

  • Molly

    December 22, 2011 at 9:32 am | Reply

    Congratulations! I’m so happy for you and your husband and am wishing you all the best. 2012 is gonna rock!!

  • Vicki

    December 22, 2011 at 9:42 am | Reply

    How exciting! Congratulations, and I hope you feel better soon!

  • Amy

    December 22, 2011 at 9:44 am | Reply


  • Rachel at Stitched in Color

    December 22, 2011 at 10:01 am | Reply

    Wonderful news! Can’t wait to see you sewing for baby =)

  • Sharon

    December 22, 2011 at 10:05 am | Reply

    Congratulations! The wait is sooooo worth it!

  • kelley

    December 22, 2011 at 10:12 am | Reply

    Congratulations! What happy holiday news šŸ™‚

  • Erin

    December 22, 2011 at 10:49 am | Reply

    Congratulations! Here’s to a smooth remainder of your pregnancy and delivery šŸ™‚

  • Fran

    December 22, 2011 at 11:12 am | Reply

    Congratulations! Hope the next bit goes well.

  • Missy

    December 22, 2011 at 11:16 am | Reply

    Mazel Tov, Alissa!

  • Amber

    December 22, 2011 at 11:33 am | Reply

    Congratulations – and yes, morning sickness is more like all-the-time sickness!

  • Helen in Switzerland

    December 22, 2011 at 11:45 am | Reply

    Wow Congratulations!!! Now mind you take care of yourself!!!

  • Elizabeth W

    December 22, 2011 at 12:23 pm | Reply

    Congratulations! What wonderful news. Have a very Merry Christmas and you will certainly have an exciting New Year!

  • Meg

    December 22, 2011 at 12:58 pm | Reply

    Congrats, Alissa! Glad you’re feeling better! Oh, all the little baby things you’ll be sewing soon! šŸ˜€

  • Staci

    December 22, 2011 at 1:13 pm | Reply

    Yay! What lovely news! Nothing nicer than a sweet and precious little baby!

  • Theresa

    December 22, 2011 at 2:04 pm | Reply

    You clever thing you! Well done and congratulations to both of you. Another blog baby….virtual for us but very real for you!

  • Hollie

    December 22, 2011 at 2:04 pm | Reply

    Congratulations Alissa! Glad to hear you’re over the “morning” sickness hump.

  • Ann

    December 22, 2011 at 2:07 pm | Reply

    congratulations. What fun is ahead of you.

  • Carrie

    December 22, 2011 at 2:23 pm | Reply

    Oh my goodness…I am so very happy for you. Email me for any and all baby related questions as I have no shortage of answers and willingness to share. Trust me when I tell that you that it takes a village. My sister-in-law just did a gender reveal party (read on my blog to find out more). It was so fun. The bakery knows the gender before you do!If you want a funny pregnancy related blog look at She kept me laughing the whole time the second time around.

  • Raven

    December 22, 2011 at 2:53 pm | Reply

    Yay Alissa!!! Congrats! I must be a few weeks behind you(our third – I must be nuts)….but seriously – that first trimester made me hate my sewing machine too!! It’s such a bummer!! So glad you are feeling better!! Can’t wait to find out what you are having!! Yippeee!!!

  • Eileen

    December 22, 2011 at 2:55 pm | Reply

    Congrats! Take care of yourself!

  • Jess

    December 22, 2011 at 3:02 pm | Reply

    Congrats! Next year is the year of the dragon in Chinese astrology – which is totally awesome šŸ™‚

  • karen

    December 22, 2011 at 3:08 pm | Reply

    Such exciting news!!! Congrats and blessings on your journey!!!!

  • Kathie

    December 22, 2011 at 3:22 pm | Reply

    Congratulations!! Enjoy the holidays and pregnancy!

  • Sarah

    December 22, 2011 at 4:07 pm | Reply

    Huge congratulations Alissa. So very exciting – I remember that wait to see which colour we were getting – turned out it was one of each!! They are 4 1/2 now. Just make sure you get all the sleep you can now before bump gets too big to do so & then arrives & you’ll forget what a lie in is!!!

  • Jill@NorthStarQuilting

    December 22, 2011 at 4:45 pm | Reply

    Congratulations! What a lovely Christmas present.

  • beth lehman

    December 22, 2011 at 4:56 pm | Reply

    That’s so great!! All the best!!

  • Jake

    December 22, 2011 at 5:07 pm | Reply

    Congratulations Alissa! Enjoy every moment!

  • Michelle in NH

    December 22, 2011 at 5:43 pm | Reply

    Congratulations & Best Wishes for a happy & healthy little one!

  • Sam - BC, Canada

    December 22, 2011 at 6:55 pm | Reply

    Congratulations! I was incredibly sick with my daughter for 21 weeks – but once that passed I felt wonderful! I enjoyed every moment thereafter – you soon forget once the baby arrives. It truly is the most wonderful experience & one to cherish – I missed sewing time but it comes back…until as I’m finding baby #2 comes along & you miss the sewing machine again šŸ™‚

    Enjoy your pregnancy & congratulations!

  • Caitlin T.

    December 22, 2011 at 7:06 pm | Reply

    Congratulations! I’m sure your baby will have lots of amazing quilts to sleep under and play on!

  • ara jane

    December 22, 2011 at 7:39 pm | Reply

    congratulations, alissa! as a relatively new mother myself, i can say that it is a wonderful, amazing journey. and i never had morning sickness, i had night sickness. seriously, every night the queasies hit me hard. but don’t worry, it passes!

  • Karen

    December 22, 2011 at 8:08 pm | Reply

    Congratulations! Awesome news.

  • MBMeadows

    December 22, 2011 at 8:49 pm | Reply

    Congratulations! How exciting! It’s so hard waiting those weeks before you can find out the sex. My lifesaver when I have had morning sickness is ginger ale and having a Luna bar with me at all times for those oh-could-pass-out-right-now moments! Hope you get over the sickness hump soon and enjoy the second and third trimesters!

  • Elle

    December 22, 2011 at 9:12 pm | Reply

    Congratulations! That is wonderful news, indeed! We need more future quilters brought into the world! :). Glad you are starting to feel better…doesn’t it seem unfair that the sickness is usually in the first trimester when you don’t really want to announce WHY that person’s lunch, etc., is making you want to hurl!?! I’m not looking forward to that part of the process!

  • Rachel

    December 22, 2011 at 9:23 pm | Reply

    Congratulations! It will all be worth it when you hold your baby for the first time!

  • Emily

    December 22, 2011 at 9:54 pm | Reply

    I’m so happy for you! You and Gavin will make wonderful parents. Yay!

  • Linda

    December 22, 2011 at 11:31 pm | Reply

    Congratulaions! Now begins a wonderful period of your life. Morning sickness passes and you will have fun sewing and preparing your nest for the new arrival. Happy Christmas!

  • Krista - Poppyprint

    December 23, 2011 at 1:09 am | Reply

    Wonderful, exciting news! Baby quilts to stay at your house! Yippee. Hope the barfy bit is behind you now. I feel your pain (even though it was 13 years ago, I remember it all too well).

  • Debora

    December 23, 2011 at 2:38 am | Reply

    Congratulations! That’s a great way to start 2012!
    Hope you feel well soon (I know what you mean, with my son I saw the toilet every morning, with my doughter every evening)
    And offcourse happy sewing once you know it’s a boy or a girl! So much fun!

  • cauchy09

    December 23, 2011 at 5:42 am | Reply

    hooray!!! congrats!

  • Alice

    December 23, 2011 at 6:35 am | Reply

    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!

  • elsa

    December 23, 2011 at 8:03 am | Reply

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

  • andi

    December 23, 2011 at 12:48 pm | Reply

    What delicious news.
    Mazal tov!!!

  • Allison

    December 23, 2011 at 1:07 pm | Reply

    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. šŸ™‚ Merry Christmas! -Al

  • ashley

    December 23, 2011 at 1:25 pm | Reply

    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! šŸ™‚

  • Mary Ann

    December 23, 2011 at 3:50 pm | Reply

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

  • Connie Fowler

    December 23, 2011 at 4:20 pm | Reply

    Congratulations! How exciting! It will get better! šŸ™‚ xoxo

  • Vanesa

    December 23, 2011 at 8:59 pm | Reply

    Congrats Alyssa!

  • Debbie-Esch House Quilts

    December 23, 2011 at 9:14 pm | Reply

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

  • Nic

    December 24, 2011 at 2:15 am | Reply

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

  • Manda

    December 24, 2011 at 5:01 am | Reply

    Congratulations! Have a lovely Christmas

  • Wendy

    December 24, 2011 at 6:53 am | Reply

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

  • Rhonda

    December 24, 2011 at 9:25 am | Reply


  • Juli Ann

    December 25, 2011 at 5:03 pm | Reply

    What wonderful news! Congratulations!

  • Maureen from Ventura

    December 25, 2011 at 10:53 pm | Reply

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

  • jeanettesquiltin

    December 26, 2011 at 7:01 am | Reply


  • Lindsay

    December 27, 2011 at 8:00 pm | Reply

    Congratulations, what great news!

  • ohjennymae

    December 28, 2011 at 9:04 pm | Reply

    HUGE CONGRATS TO YOU!!!! so exciting!

  • Ulla's Quilt World

    December 30, 2011 at 8:12 am | Reply

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

  • Kate

    December 30, 2011 at 10:52 am | Reply

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

  • Susanne

    December 30, 2011 at 12:48 pm | Reply

    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!

  • amy smart

    December 31, 2011 at 3:32 pm | Reply

    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!

  • monaluna

    December 31, 2011 at 3:37 pm | Reply

    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.

  • ozjane

    December 31, 2011 at 7:37 pm | Reply

    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.

  • Alison Marie

    January 1, 2012 at 9:57 pm | Reply

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

  • josie

    January 4, 2012 at 11:04 am | Reply

    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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