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Before & After ~ First Holy Communion Dress

Before & After ~ First Holy Communion Dress

It started with a dress I wore nearly 10 years ago. When I married my husband. My wedding dress. Could it be made into a First Holy Communion dress? I wondered. How wonderful it would be! Could the dress that I wore on the day Greg and I began life together be transformed into a dress my daughter could wear on the day she receives Jesus for the very first time? Sacrament to sacrament. Grace to grace. Passing on. Tradition….

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Busy Bee

Busy Bee

You may or may not remember this post, where I began my quilting voyage. I didn’t get very far last summer. But I was OK with that. I figured the project would be an ongoing journey, a work-in-progress, because, well, it could be. My mom had other plans in mind, though. Plans I knew nothing about … Let’s just say she was a very busy bee this fall/winter. What could be in this big, red box? Ta-da! A beautiful, scrappin’…

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Teddy Bear Memories

Teddy Bear Memories

As you may recall, my mom and I are sewing quilts out of my step-dad Russ‘ old shirts as a remembrance of him … Well, my mom wanted to do something special for her grandchildren for them to remember him by, too. So, she (with the help of my aunt) came up with the idea of teddy bears. One day this summer we ventured out to the mall to the Build-a-Bear Workshop. The trio each selected a teddy bear. From…

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Quilt Update

Quilt Update

Mom and I continued to cut squares out of Russ’ shirts, before she headed back to Florida last week. We decided to get all the shirts cut into squares, before we started laying them out to create a quilt pattern. But I couldn’t resist … I insisted that we play around with it a bit … and it was so exciting to instantly get a glimpse of what the quilts will look like! We are going to try and make…

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Hip to Be Square

Hip to Be Square

I used to love that song by Huey Lewis and the News. I was 10, and I thought it was such a catchy tune. I never knew any of the lyrics back then, just the chorus. (Can you see me bobbing around repeating that one line over and over again?!) But I recently looked the lyrics up just for fun, and I thought, “What???” Don’t worry, they’re not bad or anything. But I don’t think they’re very hip either. (LOL)…

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My (Sort Of) First Sewing Post

My (Sort Of) First Sewing Post

So, I haven’t sewn anything, yet. But I’m close. Really, really close. My mom and I are making a memory quilt out of my step-dad Russ’ old shirts. He wore a lot of plaid ones (note photo on sidebar =) So, it’ll mostly be a plaid quilt with a few other prints sprinkled about, and probably some more solid material to fill it in and balance it out. (We still haven’t determined the size, so instead of one big quilt,…

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