Mental Health Monday

By Andrea | September 16, 2019 | 4 Comments

Living in the rural Midwest, I often feel that mental health issues are a bit of a taboo topic. When we have mental health issues, like anxiety or depression, we don’t talk about them, because when we do, we’re told to pull ourselves up by the bootstraps and go on. Unfortunately, that’s not how having…

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WIP Wednesday

By Andrea | September 11, 2019 | 3 Comments

This week’s project is another baby quilt. It’s pieced with brightly colored scraps from a variety of fabric lines. The block concepts are from Cluck Cluck Sew’s Squares and Strips quilt tutorial, which I have made several times. However for this one, I did the blocks at half-size, so they finish at 4-inches instead of…

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Road 15 Quilt

By Andrea | September 6, 2019 | 6 Comments

I’m so excited to have finished this quilt! My sister is 38 weeks pregnant, so the baby could come any day, and I wanted to make sure that baby will have a quilt just like big sis. Fabrics 1 Charm pack of Road 15 by Sweetwater for Moda 1.5 yards of Soothing Swirl in Crimson…

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WIP Wednesday

By Andrea | September 4, 2019 | 11 Comments

I’ve taken a short break from working on my spooky fall quilt this week to do a baby quilt for my sister. She’s due to have a baby in a couple weeks, so I really needed to get her quilt done. I’d already done one quilt for her oldest, so I wanted to keep the…

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Sunday Stash

By Andrea | September 1, 2019 | 0 Comments

I made a trip down to The Village Mercantile in Boonville, IN this week and found the perfect fabric for the next baby quilt. The front of the quilt will use a charm pack of Road 15 by Sweetwater for Moda and a coordinating burgundy swirl print that I found. The back is cream yardage…

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What I’m Reading

By Andrea | August 27, 2019 | 3 Comments

While I still don’t get to read quite as much as I would like, Mil is becoming a bit more independent, which is allowing me to be able to do more things for me, including reading. I’ve been even able to finish four books in the last couple of months. Recently Finished From the Mixed-Up…

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Strawberry Jam Baby Quilt

By Andrea | August 23, 2019 | 11 Comments

One of the nice things about getting a new niece was that it gave me a reason to get back to sewing after my 2+ year hiatus following Mil’s birth. My sister-in-law is having a baby girl in October and I didn’t want to be the aunt who made a quilt for the first baby…

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WIP Wednesday

By Andrea | August 21, 2019 | 6 Comments

I’m making progress on my spooky crazy quilt, but most of the work I’ve done in the last week has been hand work, so it doesn’t feel like the same kind of progress I get when I finish a new block. I currently have 3 sections pieced together, and I now have the hand stitching…

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WIP Wednesday

By Andrea | August 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

I finished the 2 quilts in the last couple weeks, and I’m super proud of myself, but I still have many quilts that have been in a giant UFO stack for the last couple of years. With fall, and Halloween coming up soon, I decided to pull out the spooky wall hanging quilt I’d left…

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#EyeCandyProject52 – Weeks 29-32

By Andrea | August 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

Week 29 Summer TimeFor me, summer time means two things, heat and allergies. I have never handled heat well, and am allergic to pretty much everything outside, so I present to you air conditioning and weeds. Photos taken with my Nikon. Week 30 ReflectionThe reflection off of my computer glasses, which have a special coating…

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I'm Andrea, a techie living in rural America with her husband and daughter. I'm excited to share my life with you as I explore some of the great things about living in the middle of nowhere.

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