The surprise of all surprises + the gift of all gifts

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I don't even know how to begin to put it all into words. I don't even know that I fully understand the full breath of what I am feeling ... Have you ever waited on something for years and years and years? Wanted and hoped and dreamed and at then mourned and grieved what you thought would never be? Only to get that very thing that your heart and soul had longed for and given up on? It's a crazy amazing. That's what I keep saying about the complete surprise of coming home from a wonderful spring break to find out that after almost 11 years {123 months to be exact} I was pregnant. {Pause, Deep Breath} If you don't know my story with secondary infertility, you can read more about it in ... Keep Reading

Contain It! Blog Hop + Giveaway {CLOSED}

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Well, nothing like a deadline to bring me back to the blog. Life has been crazy, crazy fun, but none the less crazy ... keeping me from all things blog related {same story, different day}. Moving on ... I was invited to be a part of the blog hop celebrating the one-year anniversary of the book, Contain It! English Paper-Pieced Accessories. It's written by the mother-daughter team you might recognize as Prairie Sewn Studios. Now I will admit that I was a little intimidated/un-sure of how I'd feel about this style of sewing ... BUT ... I am always looking for ways to challenge and grow in my sewing skills. Just because something doesn't at first glance look like a fit for your style, ... Keep Reading

Pink Ombre Quilt

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My GREAT-Niece recently graduated to the sweetest big girl bed and I told her mama I would love to make a new quilt for her new bed. She sent me a few quilts that caught her eye and we settled on this pin. I knew it would be easy to complete {which means it would actually get done before she was ready to graduate High School} and I loved the sweet simplicity of it ... a classic quilt that could grow with her. Pink Ombre Quilt Inspired by: Wilder & Bean Coral Peach Ombre Baby Quilt Available for Purchase The only other special request was that I incorporate a couple of the colors from the baby quilt I made for my GREAT-Niece. The bottom solid color, Coral and the binding , Mint ... Keep Reading

SSW / DIY Unisex Tee Hack

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I recently ordered a super cute graphic tee {is that what you call them? Cute words ... a typography tee might be better ... DO NOT search for graphic tee} online. I was so excited to get it, until I got it and UGH ... the words "unisex" flashed through my mind and I understood just what they meant. The problem? I'm not unisex. I'm a girl. I do not have biceps the size of my husbands, nor do I have a barrel chest, but I do have hips (that don't lie). I really, really, really tried to love this shirt. But I couldn't. Until I had an 'ah-ha' moment. I couldn't return it {should have been clue #2, following the words "unisex"} so I figured I might as well try to hack it into a wearable ... Keep Reading

SSW {Con’td} / The {Mammoth} Linden Sweatshirt

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Well I know that #selifishsewingweek is technically over, but ... rules are meant to be broken {okay, really I don't believe this, I'm a TOTAL rule follower in real life} + let's keep this party going! So today I'm featuring MY {Mammoth} Linden Sweatshirt. I say MINE because this is THE pattern to be stitching and EVERYONE has a #lindedsweatshirt. In fact, I bought fabric + the pattern many months ago {note to self - stop buying fabric & patterns when you don't have time to sew them!!}. The thing that made MY Linden happen in time for SSW was the fact that I was already sewing a sample Linden for RK. I originally planned {and bought} sweatshirt knit for my Linden, but when RK ... Keep Reading