January 15, 2016
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.