As I sit here surrounded by all my answered prayers I still find my heart aching with missing you.

Curious Indeed.

I hope you remember me fondly from time to time.



It is so stinking hot! Like over 100* every day. No playing outside for us!

Today we did get up extra early to go to the County fair. I have never been to a proper County fair. It was a unique experience. We got there at 7:30am to see the 4H Sheep show since a couple sweet girls from church were showing sheep. I am now so in love with 4H. Michael and I are already thinking about Reagan’s first projects. We are so silly. Usually when we go to the fair it is for the rides and games but this didn’t have any of that. It was amazing to get to see who won ribbons in animals, baking, sewing and other hand crafts. I am already planning what I want to enter next year. As it was crazy early for us to be leaving the house I of course forgot the camera. Oops

My current projects are quilting a HR goldfish quilt, a birthday and a back to school dress for my sweet nieces and rag dolls. I am currently obsessed with making dolls. Hopefully I will have something to show next time.

Happy 5th of July

Since I am a day late in posting…

When did my sweet, tiny baby starting looking suspiciously like a little girl?

She’s not a very cooperative model since she is always on the go.

We are wrapping up our Tennessee vacation. Actually, we are very happy to be heading home today…well, except for the 12 hour drive and all. We learned a lot on this trip…

*NEVER visit TN in July…Holy Cow it’s hot! Too Hot…like can’t breathe hot.

*Old people are immune to hot. My mother in law keeps the AC set at 77…seriously. And she carried a sweater with her everywhere.

*After having the stupid television on around the clock I am even more pleased that we gave ours away.

*I discovered I love the Justice League cartoon. I have never liked cartoons.

*My mother in law’s idea of “baby proofing” is no match for Reagan the wrecker!

*While it is very important to be diligent with the sunscreen for the child, you must also remember the sunscreen on your own pasty, white back. I am burned to a crispy critter.

*My car goes on auto-pilot when they light up the Krispy Kreme sign.

* I still get to drive through Paducah, KY on the way from IA to TN and you know what that means…FABRIC!

The most important thing we learned is that while we love our family, our “home” is no longer in Tennessee. Home is in Plano, IA and we can’t wait to get back!

Feeling ambitious

Or possibly just very brave…or crazy

Fabric? How is fabric making you feel ambitious/brave/crazy? Aren’t you addicted to fabirc?

You see while I have shown you pictures of my fabric lovelies before…never has any of the fabric been to make myself clothes. What am I thinking? I have never had the desire to make myself clothes and before now there was never a need. Someone people might refer to me as a clothes horse. However I lead a different life style now and no longer need a closet full of dress up clothes and instead need things that would look cool and funky on a stay at home mom. Yes, I know that my taste ranges somewhere between 70’s chic and little old lady. What can I say? I am odd 🙂

I plan on using a couple of the Sis Boom patterns from Carla C (you can find them at I am hoping for the best. I know that it probably won’t turn out like the vision in my head since my self imagine may be slightly distorted. You see, the Crys in my head is around 5’10, shaped like Xena the Warrior Princess and has a long willowy neck….in reality…Not.So.Much. The mirror keeps informing me that I am only 5 feet tall on a good day and shaped much more like Sponge Bob than Xena. I should replace that mirror.

P.S. I have my heart set on making a flowy maxi dress. Which I know is a mistake (see self imagine distortion noted above). You should start trying to talk me out of that now…