Its week number two of this single parenting gig. I’m going at it as the only adult in charge, but I’m so thankful my husband is only a phone call away. We’ve spent the entire time he’s been away battling sickness. Me and the kids. All sick.All that to say crafting has been different -slower- […]

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  • Dalia

    I found your blog quite a while ago, because I have my own little boy to sew for. I just wanted to say that your last post touched me a lot, even though I didn’t come round to comment. You and your husband are quite brave and I am so glad it is working out for you! You have beautiful children!ReplyCancel

Sunday marked the beginning of a long transition. Justin left at 1am to travel to our new place in Tennessee. Going into it, its all been so fast, but I knew it would be incredibly hard. The longest I’ve been apart from him was when he was working six days a week doing two full […]

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  • i love that blouse! i am going to have to look into making it. all the prints you chose are adorable. i’m glad you have sewing to keep you busy during this transition. xo.ReplyCancel

  • Sarah

    Hang in there! I’m rooting for you.ReplyCancel

  • emily

    you’re a rock star!!!ReplyCancel

We’ve made it another time around the sun, and I’m in that nostalgic state of looking back on 2016 with my feet moving ahead to 2017. How about a recap? January The beginning of 2016 brought many things. First, it provided a small respite from the craziness of the holidays. It meant a short rest […]

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  • What a great post! All the best to you and your growing family in 2017!ReplyCancel

  • Wow – what a yer you have had, and what an exciting and probably scary new you you will have. All the best to you and your family. Thank you for such inspiring quilting and colourful photos throughout the year too.ReplyCancel

  • Jo-Anne Flink

    WOW!! Good luck to you and all your family. I really hope everything improves for you.ReplyCancel

    • Thank you, Jo-Anne! We will miss you. Olivia likes the dogs that have been here, but they are no match for Darcy. ReplyCancel

  • Meredith. What a post. Thank you for your honesty. I have been in your shoes. We had 5 children and my hubby lost his job. He was out of work for 10 months and in that time we had another baby. That got the neighbors talking! God always provided in some way and when things looked hopeless, a door opened in another city and off we went! It was very hard and there was no money, but still we moved forward. Our children remember those times and are grateful for their upbringing. Blessings on you and your family. So excited for youReplyCancel

    • Thank you so much, Carla. Thank you for sharing some of your story too. I know we aren’t unique and I’m thankful for the wisdom and advice from others who have been where we are. I’m confident the Lord will take care of us and put us right where He wants us in the right time. ReplyCancel

  • Emily

    Unbelievably excited for you and your family Meredith. The future is bright and full of possibilities. Hugs!!ReplyCancel

  • Best of luck with your move. I hope 2017 is a great year for you!ReplyCancel

  • What a roller coaster of a year it has been for you and your family! I’m so happy to hear that your prayers have been answered. Best of luck with the move :)ReplyCancel

That title sounds far too serious. Liberty Courthouse is the quilt I made for a dear friend of mine who was so long overdue to receive a made-by-Meredith gift. Every year at Christmas I pick one person who will be the recipient of a big handmade thing. I mean, I normally give out smaller things […]

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  • Lauren

    Beautiful… and that hand quilting is amazing as always!ReplyCancel

  • it’s beautiful! i am sure your friend will treasure it.ReplyCancel

  • B.Bailey

    I think it’s a beautiful work of art. I love how you used a lot of prints and love the colors and scrappiness – set off by your gorgeous hand quilting.ReplyCancel

The thing I really love about sewing/knitting/crafting is that there is always something new to learn. You could choose never to repeat a project and you wouldn’t run out of options. I think that’s why it appeals to both adventurous people and those who like to stick to their routine once they learn a particular […]

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  • As someone getting into knitting more seriously I cannot recommend adding Elizabeth Zimmerman and Barbara walker to your library. You will learn so much about knitting and garment construction, those women were/are true geniuses.

    Also, as for the length, you can change that. Unpick or cut off your bind off, frog your rubbing if you want to keep the ribbing the same length, pick up your loose stitches and knit some more. It’s more time consuming but a lot easier to seamlessly add length to a knit garment than a sewn one.ReplyCancel

  • you did a fantastic job, meredith! so cute!ReplyCancel