The New Logo

The new logos are up on the new site! Head on over and check them out!

Now that the move is official and the logos are finalized, I won’t be writing on this blog anymore.

Please save the new website to your favorites, and follow me on bloglovin’ and on social media so you can keep up with the newest “goings on!”

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See you soon!

The Move..

Needle Knows Design is officially up and running!

A couple weeks ago I made an announcement. Like many other things I attempt to pursue, they do not turn out the way that I plan them to. So I have spent a couple weeks away from the blog-partly trying to organize the new site, working on designs to sell, and working on the rebrand items including the logos and colors.

While I still do not have all of that worked out, I cannot keep putting off the launch of the new site.

So take a minute and head on over!

Something new on the way…

Last week I picked up the paper…something I never do!

On the front page was a headline that caught my eye. Reminding me of some current activities in my own life, I started reading the article.

As it turns out, a new business has opened in my area. A new business with a similar trade. With a similar name.  So similar in fact, I was very upset. So upset that for a moment, I allowed myself to think that this venture of mine really was not going to get off the ground at all.

But sometimes in life God gives us people at the right time to be in the right place to say the right things. Just such a moment came about for me. My sweet friend made me get up and get to brainstorming a new name! When I really started thinking about it, this actually is a really great thing for me! The short version is that my business is expanding to encompass more than I originally envisioned – and that’s an awesome thing! So I need a name that reflects that new vision.

So today,after a week of searching and brainstorming… in another one of those well placed moments, one of my friends shared her thoughts… The heavens opened, doves floated down and I think I could hear the sounds of cherubs singing…

Well not really but almost!

So I am beyond excited to share that, although it is very sad to think about, Stitches, Seams & Sass will moving aside to make way for …well, you’ll see.

On June 1, the new site will launch! I’m

planning a give away and some other cool things that you will NOT want to miss! So stay tuned! It’s going to be epic!!!

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Springing Into Summer (See what I did there?!)

This year is the first year in a long time that I can remember having a true spring. Cool mornings, warm afternoons, a brisk twilight – too brisk for bugs. (If you’ve known me for more than 10 minutes you know about my sincere dislike of bugs.) In NC we don’t usually get spring for more than…a day. But this year, Spring lasted right up until a week or so ago!

But today, man! 90 degrees! Now, I happen to like hot weather…well until it gets too hot and then not so much. right now it’s beautiful outside and I’m so glad to be able to get out and enjoy it.

So I have been MIA for a little while. In a word guaranteed to give you chills and make babies cry… “Statistics.” Continue reading

Today started like any other day…

April 13, 2015

Today started like any other day. Any other Monday. Slow and tired, begging to go back to sleep.

Today I left pretty much on time but took my time getting to work. I just wasn’t in a hurry even though I knew I would be a couple minutes late.

Today I pulled in the driveway like any other work day. Grabbed my bag out of the car. Locked the doors and made my short walk to the building.

Today I greeted my co-workers, asked briefly about their weekends, and unlocked my office door. Plugged in my computer and completed a couple habitual tasks before sitting down to begin my day. At 8:07 a.m. I texted my husband to let him know that I was safe at work. About 8:10 I called my supervisor to respond to her voicemail.

Then we heard the tones from the PA system. It sounded like someone was trying to speak on the system but we could not tell what they were saying. We both commented how odd it was that they were going off when we had no notice of a test. We hung up and I checked my phone for the text message that I thought was my husband.  Continue reading


Easter is always a busy time for everyone. We did manage to get LM to his first Easter egg hunt on Saturday! It seems like every year someone is sick and we have not been able to go until this year. I didn’t get sick until Sunday. 😦 But in the midst of all the busy-ness, I did manage to get a couple projects done! Continue reading

Breaking in the Silhouette!

Oh what a week! Last week was super busy and this week has proven to be almost as busy! Plus the week before Spring Break so there is so much to get accomplished before having a few days off of work for Easter. Thankfully, I had today, Good Friday, off and will have Monday off as well. I am debating on taking Tuesday and/or Wednesday off too since hubby will be home those days. He has to go back Thursday and Friday for make up days due to the winter weather from earlier in the year. Oh decisions, decisions! Continue reading

100 Day Challenge

Well this is not what this blog is about but I have decided to get in shape and get healthy. Now if you have known me for more than 10 minutes, you know that I have said that more than once even since January. But I looked in the mirror this weekend and I did not like what I saw…at all. Not because I feel like I need to be thin or slim or anything unrealistic but because I want to be healthy and strong. I want to be able to run around the yard with my son and not get winded or tired. I want to be able to look in the mirror and know that, even with all my imperfections, I am strong and independent and proud of myself. Continue reading

The Liebster Award

I’m totally honored! Damaris over at STYLED2Z nominated me for the Liebster Award!!! I have to admit, I was not really sure what it was but I did a little bit of research and the Liebster Award is given to new bloggers by other bloggers who have been nominated to receive it. It is an oportunity to show some love to your fellow bloggers, drive some site traffic and recognize the effort of others! And since I am just starting out with my blogging, this is a really awesome thing for me! It means that someone else besides me not only knows where my blog is, but that they might even have read a few words! Eek!!! Continue reading

Choosing a Quilt

For some strange reason I have become fascinated with quilting all the sudden. I have always had an interest but this has begun to border on an obsession.

Saturday I went with my mom and sisters to a quilt exhibit in downtown Goldsboro. It was really neat to hear about the quilts and their histories. The experts there could look at the fabric and the pattern and give an idea of the time period and where it came from. It was amazing to see these quilts that were over 100, some even 150 years old and what great condition they were in. Continue reading