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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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

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

Redecorating the Sewing Shop!

I think I’m gearing up to redecorate the sewing shop! Since the purpose of the shop has evolved, I think it’s time for the paint scheme to evolve as well.

When it was built, I was more into scrapbooking, card making, and other crafty ventures so the color scheme is bright and fun. At the time, I was totally obsessed with blue and lime. They are still two of my favorite colors but it’s time to make a change and convert the shop to a more sophisticated color scheme. Continue reading


They say the third time’s a charm and that’s what I’m hoping.

I started this blog a few months ago, registered the domain, started blogging away and then mysteriously got locked out. I couldn’t figure it out and I couldn’t get in. As I usually do when I can’t figure something out, I enlisted the help of someone smarter than me. He wasn’t able to figure out what was going on either. Then just as mysteriously, on a whim one day I decided to try logging in and – it worked! I was about to log in, make a post, and then…I was locked out again. I just got so frustrated with the whole thing that I decided to delete it altogether and start again. The blog was still young so I didn’t lose a lot of content. So now I’m trying again. Continue reading