Sunday, November 12, 2006

Ava Lu's room

After months of waiting, it was time to start working on Ava Lu's room. I kept telling Jim, "we have plenty of time. We'll have 6-8 weeks after we receive our referral so, if necessary, we can get everything together then."

But, on Labor Day weekend, after months of Jim strongly encouraging me to get going with the vision for our baby girl's room, we went furniture shopping with my parents. After three hours in the baby store, my dad couldn't imagine that I hadn't made up my mind on the crib, dresser and armoire! I promised my parents and Jim that I would go back to the store the following day to place the order with my final decision. And. . . we did, we ordered the furniture on Sept. 4!

Still, we needed to select the paint color and fabric to start the transformation. Weeks later, my mom and I went to Calico Corners with the fabric swatches I had selected in January of this year. The good news is that they were having a sale on fabric, the bad news is that one of the fabrics I had selected was no longer in stock and we couldn't determine the fabric name for order. After going back and forth over the course of the next few days. . . I finally selected all the fabrics and placed the orders. My mom and I (mostly my mom) are sewing now. Photos of Ava Lu's room will soon be posted.

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