my chair

This is one of a pair of side chairs I purchased off craigslist over the summer. You can read about it here.  This is the before pic:

 I figured they looked easy enough to recover myself, so I finally found some fun fabric and finished the one of the two.  The fabric is from the amazing Australian fabric designers, Umbrella Prints.  It was a total splurge for me when I ordered it a few months ago, so it’s nice that at least one of the chairs is finished and I can see it daily.  I love the print, it’s fun and versatile at the same time.  Someday I’ll make some spiffy patchwork pillows to add to the fun.

[yep, this is me in my chair, I’m that cool]

Things are still pretty bumpy here, I’m starting back full-time at my job this week.  It should be interesting. I wish I didn’t have to, but that’s the way life goes I guess.  I’ve definitely learned a lot in the last couple weeks, more than I ever could have imagined.  Anyway, hope you have a great Monday…


i am thankful

I know Thanksgiving was yesterday, but I still wanted to write up a list of things I’m thankful for
family, friends, my job, neighbors, my home, my dog, blogging, sewing, my sister-in-laws, and most of all my girls:

[they’re posing with some goodies from my friend Jeni, thank you Jeni!]

I hope you all had a wonderful day yesterday surrounded by your favorite people. Thank you for reading! And I also want to add a huge thank you to everyone who purchased my patterns during my sale, it brought this little mama tears of joy, thank you.


thank you and a 2-day sale

Thank you all so much for your sincere and kind emails and comments about my last post.  I really feel uplifted by your thoughts and prayers and knowing I’m not alone in life’s struggles.  I do want you to know that we’re all physically okay and I am so thankful for that.  I have become really aware of how many people really do care about me and my family, it really is amazing.  But for now I’m taking things one day at a time…

I’m sure you’re all planning your Thanksgiving day festivities and maybe even plotting the route to your favorite shops on Friday, but I wanted to have a little pre-holiday sale.  I’ve never done one before, but having some money to pay a few bills would be a relief.  So please stop by and enjoy $2 off any pattern of your choice!

Just use the discount code: holiday2011 at the checkout. 
All done, thanks so much for your support!!
2 days only.  🙂  Thank you for your support.