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It's Been Awhile....but I'm still creating in my UpStairs HobbyRoom

It's Been Awhile....but I'm still creating in my UpStairs HobbyRoom

I know I've been MIA for awhile here on my blog and I could go into a long drawn out account of what's been going on....the short version is... I'm still dealing with some residual issues from my flu/virus back in January...which just slows me down with a lack of energy.....But I'm hopeful that I am starting to feel like I'm finally getting my bounce back! All the energy I'm starting to feel however is going into getting our gardens ready for a very special event happening this summer! Our son is getting married!!  It's going to be a very casual wedding happening on the bride's family property with the reception happening here on the farm under a large tent!! (side note: I'm happy to be able to report that I have found my dress and shoes for the happy day! Let me tell you that is a load off my mind for sure!!)

 Remember the 100 hexies...this is what the shed area looked like last year....grass and weeds....it's a work in progress now!!

Remember the 100 hexies...this is what the shed area looked like last year....grass and weeds....it's a work in progress now!!

The wedding reception happening here has really lit a fire under me to get everything looking good and filled in...which meant adding a few more flower beds I've been talking about adding and shopping trips to the nursery, etc....All fun, but exhausting! I joking say when my husband asks how I am feeling, "that my everything hurts", but it's pretty much true...lol, gardening is hard work....especially when you have to remove sod first.

 Trying to make it easier for the riding lawn mower and cutting the grass...by extending the stone pathway and edgings...plus it looks really cool...

Trying to make it easier for the riding lawn mower and cutting the grass...by extending the stone pathway and edgings...plus it looks really cool...

It's a work in progress...it's always a work in progress, isn't it?? But especially this year...I expanded the stone pathway (meaning I had someone else do this part, lol...my everything just couldn't do anymore sod) We still need to find more flat stones to fill it in and set some of the other so they don't wiggle when they are walked on, but it's coming! Fun Fact...all the stones in our flower gardens and walkway come from our farm property! My husband jokes that we grow them, because every year he has to stone pick the fields. So now that the flowers are in and the pathway is close to ready...all I need is a large quantity of mulch to finish this project off....

So you can see why there hasn't been a lot of extra time for sewing. That being said, it's been so long since my last post....I do have some fun projects to share that I have been working on....

Minikins Challenge continues over at Sew Sweetness on her blog...April 

  Desk Top Cubes...I had a friend send me a fantastic panel with all these wonderful quotes!

 Desk Top Cubes...I had a friend send me a fantastic panel with all these wonderful quotes!

May's Challenge was the Grab and Go Sleeve: I made mine to fit my iPad...

I also was involved in some secret sewing, pattern testing for Janelle of Emmaline Bags....I made 2 of her Double Flip Shoulder Bag...and then turned them into travel sets adding the Aeroplane Bag from Sew Sweetness, NCW from Emmaline Bags (mini) and Janelle's new wallet pattern for the Bag of the Month Club...one of which I gave to my soon to be daughter in law as a shower gift. I love adding all the bag hardware and bling from Emmaline Bags!!

I tested a few pattern for Kristy at Quiet Play too.... Staggered Star

and a sweet little change purse called Caticorn...a Unicorn Cat combo...I opted to leave the horn off of mine...you can also have a wrist strap or leave that off too...

That's if for now...I have a lot of projects that I need to get working on and some that I have started and need to finish....another Row Along I've designed for is coming up in September...so I better get my pattern written and off to the Row Along leader before the deadline!! 

Enjoy your week and Happy Sewing

New Pattern....Topographical is available now

New Pattern....Topographical is available now

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