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It’s taken me two months to get around to officially announcing the birth of little Ernest. He certainly took his sweet time arriving and he was finally evicted on July 23rd. This little man is such a handsome mellow baby, and he is fitting in with the rest of the crew just fine. As for me, […]

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Maternity Leave

I’m going to go ahead and schedule this post for my due date. If the baby has already I arrived (oh, please, oh please!), I am busy recovering. If not, I am busy feeling miserable. I will be taking a blogging break for a while to bond, rest, and enjoy my family. If you have […]

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Carousel baby cardigan - pattern by Lisa Chemery, sewn by Sew Fearless


Two weeks to due date. I’ve been feeling a strong need to retreat this last week. I haven’t felt like leaving the house as much, or visiting friends, or adventuring with my children. I’ve been touchy and emotional. During one of those grouchy moments when I was literally hiding from my children in my sewing […]

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Embroidery sewn by, pattern by Alison Glass

Slow Progress

Sheesh! That was a depressing post to leave hanging out on my blog. I thought I should bump it down with a little update to say Thank You So MUCH for all of your prayers and words of encouragement. I am slowly improving. I am healing well from surgery and only need pain meds on […]

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I broke my leg. It’s strange how one minute my life is full of plans for the summer and near future – swimming with the kids, sewing clothes for myself, home redecorating ideas, gardening…. – and then the next minute all those plans are shot. We were away from home for the holiday weekend visiting family, the […]

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Sweet Relief

I had been running on pure adrenaline for so long that now that the figurative fire has been extinguished from under my family’s figurative butt at the beginning of December, I’ve been wandering around in a daze. You mean I have a husband on the weekends? You mean we aren’t spending every waking (and sleeping) […]

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Very Shannon Sally Dress sewn by

The Strong Female Character

Yesterday was Gianna’s birthday and I can’t believe what a beautiful and fascinating young lady she is becoming.  Yes, she is six years old, still a child, but grown up enough that I am getting a glimpse of the woman she is becoming. It brought me back to looking at these pictures of her and an article […]

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