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The Simple Quilt That Almost Took Me Out
Hey Loves!

I'm reluctantly writing this post because honestly,  I didn't get much done last week.   Life happened!   I did manage to do a little sewing that I'm extremely happy about.

So, let's get to it.   Quilting has always been amazing to me.   BUT, I don't think that's my thing and I'm a stay in my lane kind of girl.   BUT, I was recently introduced to a wonderful fiber artist, Sharmie from Digital Sphinx Designs.  Her quilts will inspire you to want to at least give it a try.

I decided to give a basic quilt pattern a try.   It has been a pain for weeks.  Nothing,  and I do mean nothing lined up! So, I thought of a possible visual diversion. Tried it after I got some feedback on the idea and the correct term for what I wanted to do.    And I think it worked.

I learned that those really gorgeous quilts take a lot of work.   There's cutting,  measuring,  design,  attention to aesthetics, ironing, sewing,  sewing,  and more sewing.  I'm toed and the quilt isn't done.   I'm only done piecing the top together.  I'll share all the details when I'm done.

I cannot imagine working on those big intricate quilts.   I'll just stay in my lane.  A small, simple one every once in a while is enough for me.

When life gives you lemons,  make lemonade.   Drink it slowly so you can savor the experience.

Until next time,  Smooches!
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Hey loves!

It's been a very exciting couple of weeks. I left a job I loved for an awesome career opportunity.   My oldest son was accepted into an international baccalaureate school. My husband fulfilled a promise to purchase us a home.  I can't tell how many awesome things have happened since we closed.

Just when I thought the excitement was ending, I got this email:

Say what?! Me featured?!  For the prom dress I made for my niece?! Remember this one:

Click here to read about it.

I'm sew excited that my beautiful niece wearing a dress I made is being featured I a blog read by seamstress all over the world!

I don't know how to describe these last few weeks. I just call it OVERFLOW! And I'm thankful!

Thanks for reading!

Until next time, Smooches!