Rusting Pins

There is certainly a way to know that, maybe, just maybe you’ve had a your sewing project for too long.

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When the pin has been in your fabric long enough to rust, it might be time to finish the project.

I think so.

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Marcus Pointe Thrift Store Deals

All of this for less than $10

Have you been to a thirty store lately? If your answer is no, you are missing out on some great deals.

Shoes: $8

Fabric: 10 cent

Patterns: 50 cent

If you happen to be in Pensacola, be sure to stop by the Marcus Pointe Thrift store on “W” Street. You’ll get a card for 10% off on your next 10 purchases.

The next time you see a thrift store, don’t hesitate. You never know what gems you’ll find or how much you can save. Be sure to let me know what you find and where.

Happy Thrifting!

Erica

 

Floral Border Print Dress 

I don’t do Wendy often but every now and again she wears something that catches my eye. Loving this “Lucille Midi” by Maggie London. What do you think?

Returning In 2017

Greetings Dear Hearts and Gentle People!  Happy 2017!

It has been a long time since I have posted a blog. So many things have happened since my last post. For starters, we purchased a home and moved from Milton, FL to Pensacola, FL – about 25 miles apart.

 If any of you have ever moved, you can imagine what an undertaking that was. I had no idea I had accumulated so much stuff. That was a real eye-opener to all the fabric I’ve accumulated as well. Whew! Let’s just say, I have placed myself on a fabric shopping ban.

In April, I went  on my first cruise. I can’t wait to share that experience and the inspiration I got from there. Found time to make a graduation robe.

In June, I had the honor of being the guest speaker for a “Pink Tea”. This was a fundraiser for our local Making Strides Against Breast Cancer. Can’t wait to share my take away.

In July, I underwent a double mastectomy. I’m already a 7 year breast cancer survivor. And no, the cancer did not return. My goal was to just have reconstruction for symmetry. So I’ll have to fill you in on how we got to the end result.

In October, I had the honor of being the guest speaker at the “Pink Glove” Sunday Service, sharing my breast cancer journey.  In the same month, I was a guest honoree at the 2nd Annual Antioch Baptist Church Hope Ball and the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer (MSABC) walk, both events support breast cancer research and those affected by the disease.

As you can see, 2016 was busy and full. Bare with me as I record and fill-in the time gaps. Thank you in advance for you patience during my absence. I am so excited about my projects for 2017. Stay right here.

 Enjoy the journey.

Erica 

Christmas Bandana

I found this beautiful holiday remnant and made bandanas for the twins. It took me longer to get them still for the pic. 

I’ll Take A Window Seat

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When I fly, I try to get a window seat. I think flying is such an amazing event. I don’t know if it’s the science, the physics, or the speed. But each flight gets more and more amazing. Just look at this view from 37,000 feet.

 

 

And this…taken over the Atlantic en route to San Juan, Puerto Rico.

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Watching the sunset on my return from San Juan.

 

 

 

There is something to be said about being 30,000 feet in the air. There is no way to replace this view.

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I actually have a couple videos of lightning. Yeah, lightning. Now that was amazing and scary and beautiful all at once. That alone deserves it own blog. Especially since I used to be (still am) terrified of lightning. Once I figure out how to shorten it for upload, I’ll share that experience.

Until the next upgrade, take care and enjoy your journey.

~Erica