I've always wanted space to sew. When we moved here and I was able to carve out my corner, I went a little nuts with all the ideas I had of how to best use the space. Of course ideas only go so far, and I ended up being creative with what we had. It … Continue reading Revamping my space
The blog has been pushed to the back burner. I think about it a lot and I think about things I'd like to share, it's just not happening. So here I am, with apologies and determined to post. Friday sewing days still happen as much as we can make them, and there has been so … Continue reading Life, sewing, more life.
We have had such a crazy few weeks here at the Perona house! Jude started Kindergarten, and adventure he's been soooo ready for. We are on our second week and I think he's doing well and likes it, but I really cannot get anything out of him regarding his school day. I'll ask what he learned … Continue reading School Already?
Just like that, half the year is gone. So much has changed. When I started this site, I thought it would be an easy thing to hop on here and write about my quilting journey every few weeks. I think having been someone who thought being a stay-at-home mom was going to leave me with … Continue reading Getting things done.
Happy New Year! I know most of my circle was pretty darn happy to see 2016 end, and there are parts of it I was definitely ready to leave behind, but... This beautiful girl came crashing into our lives this year, and every second we've spent as a family of four has been amazing. I'm … Continue reading January Shenanigans
If it's any illustration of how my year has been, I was half done with Ellie's Christmas stocking when she was born in January. It was still unfinished at Thanksgiving. It's been an amazing year, but a very busy one! Now we are staring down Christmas, and it's time to finish up a whole mess … Continue reading Holidays!
I've always said that if I ever had a girl, you'd be able to see her from space because of all the glitter, tutus and bows she'd have. Our family is cursed with incredibly bald babies, and I was sure Ellie would follow the tradition. Turns out she has hair, but not enough that … Continue reading Girl Problems
When my Grandfather passed away years ago, I did what I do, I threw myself into a project. In this case I spent the 48 hours following his passing whipping up a queen sized quilt. Sewing is a way for me to partition out whatever is going on, and allow me to feel productive when … Continue reading A Drunkard’s Path
Wow! It's been awhile. The holidays have come and gone, and how the heck is it almost March? I had all these great plans for projects through the holidays, including my triumphant return to machine quilting nonsense. Best laid plans, right? Insert list of excuses.... here: I was too pregnant to fit under my kitchen … Continue reading New Year (Late to the party)
Mr. Destruct-o finally understands things. Like trick-or-treating (although at first he did the trick-or-treat thing and then ran into a strangers house to chase their dog) and Santa. He will also no doubt be more interested in decorating our tree when we put it up. Or as most young children do, decorate, undecorate, redecorate, destroy. … Continue reading A Tree to Save Your Tree