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January 15, 2016

I'm Ba-aaaaaaaack!



Hi again! Things have changed just a *little* bit since I last posted in 2014. Most importantly, I have a new little member of our family to introduce to you! But we'll get to that. So where have I been? Well here's the past two years in a nutshell: I had my daughter, quit my full-time corporate job, and had to take a part-time job working nights and Saturdays 4 days a week, which effectively destroyed any free time I had to sew. What little time I *did* have was dedicated to being a sewing minion for other people on Etsy so we could afford to pay our crushing mortgage until we could sell our home. I kept up all of this while caring full-time for a toddler and being pregnant with our son, who was born in September of last year. By the grace of God, we sold our house right after he was born, and now I don't have to work outside the home anymore. *phew* Because let me tell you, I was about to drop dead.

And that's it! I'm finally getting my creative sewing mojo back, and shutting down my Etsy shop because, quite frankly, I might shoot myself if I have to sew one more order for someone else. It's time I sewed what *I* want to sew. Here's to a new year and having free time!

Oh, and before I forget, here's what you all really want to see...meet Plaid Baby #2! This little (well, 'little' compared to an adult. 'Hulking' or 'swarthy' might be more appropriate words if we're comparing him to other 4 month old babies...) guy was born in September of last year. For the record, I do not recommend anyone being full-term during the hottest months of summer in New Orleans. Imagine living on the Equator, and then someone sets you on fire. That's about what it feels like.


9 comments:

  1. Welcome back!!! I'm so glad for you that you get to sew what you want again. :D Can't wait to see them.

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  2. So glad you are back, Kaelin! I thought you slipped off the edge of the earth. Look at that cute little face - so cute. And that you get to sew what you want now? Such a bonus! Lovely little family picture. You all look happy. I am up to the same stuff up here in Alaska - sewing and tomato growing. Had a great growing season in the greenhouse, growing tomatoes, green beans and pickling cucumbers. Pickled lots of beans and cucs. Nancy

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  3. Yay! Glad to see you back in my blog roll Kaelin :)

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  4. Love your blog, makes, and sense of humor. Would love to see more posts from you as you make what your heart desires.

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  5. Aw, what a cutie! Welcome back! I'm so happy for you being able to sew what you want to sew now! I can't wait to see what you've got up your sleeve!

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  6. So glad you are back and that things have come around for you and your family. Such a cutie he is! Looking forward to you posting again and seeing some great projects coming in this wonderful new year.

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  7. Welcome back! And oh my - how cute plaid baby #2 is!! Congrats!

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  8. Welcome back! And congratulations!

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  9. Welcome Back! Your family is lovely. Good for you making the adjustments and sacrifices to get to the point where you are now. So glad you will have time to quilt again! You had fun ideas and a great sew along. I'm looking forward to being inspired.

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