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Christmas Eve 2016

It's hard to believe that 2016 is coming to an end.  So much has happened this past year. It was such a busy year of brides, wedding and alterations!  I got the opportunity to go to Quilt Market Salt Lake City, it was such an amazing experience.  I met SEW many amazing people.

Luke left for a 2 year mission trip to Chile.  Josh graduated high school and left for college in August. Mari and I started "The Sewing Studio" - teaching and inspiring SEW many in the Art of Sewing and Quilting!!

Spending the end of 2016 in St. Louis Missouri what a rich history this area has!  Enjoying the time off and the site seeing and the many quilt shops.  The Quilted Fox was a wonderful shop that had over 6,000 bolts of fabrics - it was a quilters heaven!  The Quilted Cottage was in St. Charles but they were closed today but will be open on Monday.  I can't wait to make it back there Monday.

What a GREAT way to spend the end of 2016!

An Entrepreneur at Heart!

I can remember at an early age I wanted to make my own money. One summer I decided to run an ad in the Thirty Nickel for "PET SITTING" and "LAWN MOWING".

I landed a weekly mowing job and many pet sitting gigs.  My mom would take me to the bank each week and I would deposit money into my account and see my money grow.  It was so cool to see my money grow.  I was even able to open a CD Money Market Account while I was still in high school.

I think that entrepreneurs are truly born!!

Sewing An Art Form of Self EXPRESSION

Why I believe that SEWING is AN ART of SELF EXPRESSION!!  I have been sewing most of my life.  It truly has been a form of therapy for me.  I love teaching the art of sewing and especially to the young and the young at heart.  You see the young are so much more willing to think and SEW outside the BOX! They aren't hung up on PERFECTION so their art reflects a part of them whether it be style, color, feelings or all of the above.

Taking whole cloth and turning it into ART of SELF EXPRESSION!!  Sometimes it's hard for people to communicate to express what they might be feeling or what they are going through.  What if...they could play with cloth and create something that gives them a sense of accomplishment.

As I have said many times I think we all have an inner child that wants to come out and play! What better way than creating and transforming fabric into ART!!  Fabric can be transformed into clothing, a quilt or even 3 dimensional art.

When I teach a student I always tell t…