Tuesday, May 5, 2015


Wow. Friends. Things have been intense around these parts. Not bad intense, per se, just intense. And life promises to be more so in the next year. Yikes!

I have been sewing, but it's not the super exciting sort. Lots of handstitching on my Gypsy Wife quilt. Some hemming and clothing repair. Some EPP. A bit of work on the linen dress that might kill me. AND, I finished a quilt top for my nephew, but you'll have to wait until Friday for that. I'm calling it, "When Hazel Met Andy", aka "I Love You 152 Pieces". I never name my quilts, but I'm pretty stoked about this one.

However, the most exciting news by far has been the addition of my newest baby. I'm calling her Stella. I love her so. freaking. much. I do love me my Agatha, and I will always love her. There's something about sewing on an old school machine that makes my heart swoon. Knowing that my husband's great grandmother taught her two daughters to sew on it? Super cool.

BUT STELLA. Not only is she a Tula Pink Bernina, but she's loaded with all sorts of awesomeness. Friends, we're talking a knee lift. We're talking needle up/needle down. We're talking an extension table. But not just that! Stella has a LIGHT THAT WORKS, people. (I never thought I'd get so giddy about a light, but after sewing on a machine that's over 60 years old, the small stuff is thrilling.) There are about twenty kajillion more features that I haven't acquainted myself with, but Stella and I are destined to be close.

Is she my best birthday present ever? Um, yeah. 


  1. Hooray for awesome birthday presents!!! I look forward to the quilt top reveal. :)

  2. Woo hoo - that's so exciting. Enjoy :-)

  3. Congratulations! Finally, it's a GIRL! Lots of luck and special moments with your newest addition! And the best part is no extra diapers to change! Xo

  4. Happy birthday!!! What a awesome gift for such a sweet person and it's pink!!!! I can't wait to see what you create with it!!!!

  5. wow wow wow! happy birthday!

  6. that sewing machine makes me squeal! SUCH FUN :D


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