Chit Chat

High Five for Friday

Another Friday, another high five! Sharing five highlights from the week is my reminder to stay grateful for the little things.  1 – Grandparents. Amelia loves a visit from her grandparents, and so do I! 2 – Jeni’s. I’ll take any excuse for Jeni’s ice cream, and my friend Emily’s birthday week was a good… Continue reading High Five for Friday

Craft Chat

Sweet as Pie Cross Stitch: June 2017

I thought I was taking a break from yearlong cross stitch projects, but those sneaky Frosted Pumpkins caught me at a weak moment by debuting a new mystery SAL during my birthday month… and the thought of chronicling my 30th year with adorable kawaii pies was too cute to resist! So here I am again… Continue reading Sweet as Pie Cross Stitch: June 2017

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WIP Wednesday

Another weekly update on my current Works in Progress 🙂 Sandy Orton Summer Sampler I think I’ve finally decided how I’m going to stitch up all four of the Sandy Orton samplers. Since I started the Summer sampler right around the first official day of Summer, I’ll stitch on it until the end of the… Continue reading WIP Wednesday

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The Struggle is Real

Amelia has been mastering the highly advanced skill of sitting up from a lying down position, and it’s so funny to watch her contort into position. If she’s crying instead of napping, it’s usually because she’s sitting up in the crib and can’t figure out how to get back to laying down. The struggle is… Continue reading The Struggle is Real

Book Chat

Book Chat: The Gatekeepers

It’s Monday morning, let’s get into some book chat! I’ve never followed politics so closely as I have since the 2016 election, so this book was right up my alley. Next up… The Gatekeepers: How the White House  Chiefs of  Staff Define Every Presidency, by Chris Whipple “If it’s between good and bad, somebody else will deal… Continue reading Book Chat: The Gatekeepers

Chit Chat

High Five for Friday

Happy Friday! I’ve been sharing five highlights of my week for five years, and no matter how small the moments may be, they remind me to stay grateful.  1 – Father’s Day. Sam’s first Father’s Day was fun for all, although Amelia didn’t get to enjoy a cupcake. We got to FaceTime with both our… Continue reading High Five for Friday

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TBT: Engagement Scrapbook

Every once in awhile I visit my dusty Drafts folder to see what gems I started writing once upon a time and never finished… and usually I delete, delete, delete. A few drafts have lingered over the years, and with my eighth anniversary on my mind, I decided to share the following (very) rough draft… Continue reading TBT: Engagement Scrapbook

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WIP Wednesday

Another weekly update on my current Works in Progress 🙂 Sandy Orton Summer Sampler Talk about a throwback WIP! To give some background, let’s flash back to a post I wrote in 2010 when I was still living in MS: I have written before about my beloved grandmother’s cross-stitch, her only “win” ever, which now… Continue reading WIP Wednesday

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Citrus Biscornu Cross Stitch

I love sharing finishes, and today I actually have a FFO (Fully Finished Object) to share! I’ve had this Citrus Biscornu pattern from Satsuma Street Designs for a couple years, and I even had button options all picked out for it, but I finally got around to starting it in May.If you’ve never heard of… Continue reading Citrus Biscornu Cross Stitch

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Round Robin Quilt: Round 4

This year I’m participating in my first-ever round robin. The idea is fun: start with a square or strip for the center, then pass it around a group of quilters, each adding to it (borders or blocks or whatever they want) and passing it on to the next person each month, until it makes it… Continue reading Round Robin Quilt: Round 4