today i spent a solid twenty minutes staring at and collecting swatch colors at the hardware store. after grabbing a fresh new handful, i made my selection and purchase of the color 'encompass' for our dining room (edward's newest project). saturday will be makeover day for this room as it receives a fresh coat of neutral and soft tan/brown. once home, i spent more blissful minutes (about 60 of them) choosing colors for the other rooms of the house and walking room to room taping selected ones to the walls to see which i liked best. once narrowing down the colors from a rather large pallet, i left the ones i felt i liked up on the walls so that upon walking into and out of the rooms i can continue my deduction of the colors i like least. also, it will be helpful to have edward make his selections in the same manner to help me make my final choices.
yesterday i made a trip to my favorite fabric and crafting store in bangor, joann's, and purchased far too much in fabric to make a quilt for the baby, along with some enchanting scrapbook pages for the baby book i am preparing to make, and a pattern for a snow sack as the baby will be a late fall/winter baby and will need something warm and cozy to go out in. nothing puts me in a better mood than the planning of things for this wonderous little wren who will soon be entering our lives. tomorrow will determine whether our wee one is a boy or a girl and though it makes us both a bit nervous, as it further solidifies reality in our hearts, we are both very excited to find out the gender of the child we'll be welcoming into the world.