Monday, April 8, 2013

hey, i'm still here!

I see people post how they're "bad bloggers" when they haven't posted in a week or two.  Um, yeah, it's been about 8 months here.  I officially win the bad blogger award, k?

As is expected with such a long absence, much has happened in those 8 months...

-we moved!  As my last post way back in August says, we closed on our house and officially moved in.  Glad to not have to move again.  I just love our house, we've been painting, refinished the floors, decorating, planting and much more.

In my succulent garden, my favorite, sempervivum arachnoideum "cobweb"

-I'm recently unemployed.  I work freelance, my job finished, the season is over, there is no more work for me :(  I'm patiently waiting for the next season to start and jump back on but of course it's delayed.  I really miss all my coworkers and actually having a job, but in the meantime, I'm working on numerous home projects and trying to find other work-just in case.

-and probably the biggest happening since the last time I posted:  our household is expecting!  Yes, another sewing blogger that's pregnant :)  I'm a little over halfway at 20.5 weeks, to be exact.  And it's a boy, which blows my mind.  For whatever reason, I was convinced I would only produce girls.  But a wee baby boy?  We're beyond excited :D

In other news, I'm changing the name of this blog.  It's been bothering me for a while that I don't actually host "sew alongs"  and the name is quite dumb if not.  (I naively thought I would do lots and lots of sew alongs in my new blogger career, bahahah).  The new name is and in about 24-48 hours, this blog should redirect...if I did everything correctly.  

I know everyone is switching readers right now (I went with bloglovin) and honestly, I'm not sure how the name change will affect that.  After the new name goes live, I would suggest just inputting it into whatever reader you use.

I'm glad to be back and hopefully my few readers haven't given up on me--I have been sewing!!  And, I actually have pictures already, so stay tuned!


  1. Welcome back, and congratulations! :)

  2. hello! Glad to you see you virtually as well as in real life.

  3. Congratulations!!! Great news :-) You look soooooo beautiful!

  4. A baby! Congratulations! I'm so happy for you!

  5. Congrats! How exciting! Glad you're all settled into your new home!

  6. Congrats, Jill! I kind of thought something was up when I saw all the Pinterest pins ;)

    1. Ha, yeah, I had the board on secret for a long time, then said screw it. Funny, I was pregnant when I met you, just didn't know it yet :-D

  7. Thanks everybody for the congrats, I feel all warm and fuzzy!