Baby Girl is ONE

How do you write a blog post to commemorate your sweet baby girl, your last baby of all, turning ONE?!


The first step is to avoid it because:  all the feels.  And maybe if you avoid it, it won’t happen.  She won’t grow so dang quickly (heck, that goes for both of the babies).  But no, time marches on and the biggest hope of all is that she will grow into a wonderful young woman.

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Life, Sewing

Goodbye 2016, Hallo 2017

Well, here we are friends…it’s 2017 already!  I’m starting to see what people mean by the years starting to race by.  The challenges from day to day with our wee lad sometimes make days go slowly, but damn did this year fly.

Speaking of Cheeks, this was definitely his year on Mama’s blog.  Here are a few of my favorites:


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Oh my Darlin’ Cheeks

Your first birthday has now come and gone.

Cheeks is one

I would be lying if I said the day you were born wasn’t one of my scariest and most painful.  Maybe admitting that makes me a bad mom, maybe it just makes me human.  I am thankful to be in a place now where I have found more peace with how you entered the world.

Cheeks is one

I also had a spot o’ trouble coping with the delay of your birth, which was 15 days after you were due.  Irrational is a nice way of describing my behavior.  Your poor dad.  It was kind of no wonder you didn’t want to come out and meet your (possibly literally) crazy mama.

Cheeks is one

But as I sit and contemplate your first year, thinking about how much you’ve grown and learned, and how very much you have yet to, I feel the prickle of tears.  It has gone so slowly, yet so quickly, this first year of your beautiful life.

Cheeks is one

To say that I treasure you is the understatement of the century.

You are the best decision we have ever made.

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On Buying Fabric

I have a problem.  I’m addicted to buying fabric.  OK, and if I’m being honest, patterns are a bit of a problem, too.

I realize that many of you have similar “problems.”

Look at all of the fabric I’ve received in the last week from Girl Charlee and Fabric Mart:


I actually had an order come from Mood, too, but that is for a very specific special project that shall not be named, and the fabric shall not be photographed and shared until later.

And you know I’m not sewing at this fast of a rate these days.  Nor have I ever, really.

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