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Showing posts from March, 2020

Life Update

We're okay.  I try to be thankful for the things that are good; our income is secure because Gunnar is essential personnel. I'm glad that as a stay-at-home mom, I'm equipped and prepared to not only care for all of our children, but to homeschool* them and ensure that their education continues in spite of everything. I'm relieved that we are all young and healthy right now and generally low risk. I'm grateful that the rain has cleared up and that my kids can spend so much time in our backyard, or riding bikes, or in the sprinkler. I'm thankful that Gunnar's job gives us access to food and supplies whenever we need them.  The world has shrunk, in some ways, and I can stay positive when I focus on what has become my whole world--my house, my yard, my kids.  But sometimes I traipse on over to facebook or reddit or CNN and the world explodes open and my heart starts to pound and my head spins and holy shit I am NOT okay.  I'm terrified for all

Toddler Sunday Dress - The Final Version

I finished Rosemary's beautiful Easter Dress and I am SO happy with it! Several weeks ago I was looking for more Catan Hex fabric and stumbled upon this beautiful Dear Stella fabric yardage at my local quilting store. I didn't find any fabric for my hexes, so I spent way too much money on this instead. Since it was so expensive, I made a wearable mock-up of it out of some cheap fabric from Joann's that I had in my stash, and I'm glad I did. On that one, the button placket is wacky, the underlining is bulky, and the tulle I added to make it puff out a bit was in the wrong spot so the skirt has a little bit of an odd shape. This one, other than one slightly wonky buttonhole, is exactly how I wanted it! I'm really proud of my sewing skills with this one, and it looks great on her too! Check out those awesome pin tucks! This took a lot of trial and error on practice fabric pieces! Also check out that tongue--she is my little spice all right!  I b