As I started to write this post, my mind drifted to so many adventures I have had over the past eight years. It really is hard to believe that eight years have passed since I decided to write this blog and share snippets of my life with you. So many things have changed and yet, at the same time, so many things remain the same. It's funny how one's path can wiggle just a little as they grow older, while others have a path that twists and turns down many rabbit holes. Mine is definitely the latter.
I still am passionate about my Folk Art Fusion and creating designs to teach you. Here's a sneaky peeky of Bridgette Butterfly, the Botanist, hee,hee,hee. She is a new class coming in 2016. I have found that my passion truly is in teaching and not being a pattern designer. Inspiring others to be creative brings me more joy than pumping out pattern after pattern to try and sell to stores.
Bunnies are forever my loves, but I simply can't bring myself to get another one at this time. Harrington's sudden passing in June took a HUGE chunk out of my heart and it still hasn't healed. I miss him so much. Thank goodness Hannah is doing very well and is just as precious and sweet as ever. I can't wait for her to have her beautiful room in the new house. It will also be a spot where I sit and stitch, or draw, or work on my laptop. I am really looking forward to that.
Speaking of the new house, here is
what our house will look like. It's an adorable Craftsman cottage. David
will have an extra garage space for his Camaro, which makes him super
happy. In fact, the entire garage area will be his "Car Cave." The
window way up high on the rear elevation is my new studio, which will
look out over a pond. There is tons of beautiful natural light that
will pour in through that window. I know it will be a truly inspiring place
to design my Folk Art Fusion.
have been major delays from the county permitting office and we are now
three months behind schedule. So, it looks like we won't be in our new
home until the middle or end of January instead of November 18. We are
very sad, disappointed and truly sick and tired of living in this
storage shed of an apartment, but at the same time, we are grateful we
will have a nice new home to move into. Our hearts go out to all those
who have lost their homes to flooding and fires this year. It's so very sad.
My darling Sabrina has taken on the duties of Office Assistant. Every morning she reviews my calendar and lets me know what I need to accomplish. ;)
I think back to a year ago when she came into my life with the "Cuddle Puddle." Remember Miss Tiggy Wiggins and DK?
This is the two of them before they went to their new home. They were sooooo adorable!!!!!
Well, here they are now all grown up. I got to see them in Virginia when I was there in August. Tiggy is small like Sabrina and looks just like her except she has white markings where Sabrina has brown.
DK, who is now known as Deeks, is a big boy with gorgeous markings like his brother, Shamus. He is still the sweetest.
Here he is with his beautiful mom, Jen. I am so grateful she adopted them both. They love being together.
Blogging has changed so very much over the past eight years and I find I miss those wonderful days of sitting with my cup of tea and visiting all my friends in blog land. Most everyone is using Facebook now and I find I do the same. However, I am not ready to give up this little diary of my life as I still have many more adventures to share with you.
So today I will celebrate my eight years of blogging with a giveaway. This gorgeous calendar was designed for National Nonwovens by Tammy De Young of Plum Creek Collectibles. (Sorry my photos aren't that great. It has rained here for three weeks!)
There are twelve applique patterns, one for each month, which can be made with wool or regular quilting cotton. You fill in the dates on the calendar.
To enter the giveaway, simply leave a comment on this post. Sabrina kitty will use the random number generator to select the winner next Wednesday, October 14th. This giveaway is open to all our friends around the world.
Thank you for following along with me all these years through email, Blog Lovin and Blogger (sign up to follow on the right side bar). You are truly a blessing to my life and such an inspiration for me to continue my adventures down the rabbit hole.
Light, love and hugs to you,