Have you ever felt just so insane with how much you have going on? Every now and then I feel like I am just trying to stay afloat.

As I am sure every single one of you can attest – your family will always come first and foremost in your list of responsibilities and priorities. And it always breaks my heart when I need to tell my kids to hold on while I finish an e-mail/phone call/seam. But I also understand reality, and sometimes this is just the way it is. I have had more and more of those moments lately. And I hate that.

I am working towards a goal. I have dreams, BIG dreams. And I am blessed to have a family that supports me in all that I do. My husband jokes all of the time about when he will be able to stay home with the kids while I go out to work, and you know what? Why not. I will always shoot for the stars.

Do you see those eyes? Those are the eyes that matter most to me. The eyes of my three children. They see all that I do, they take it all in, and they are looking at every single little detail. On one hand, I am happy that she sees the drive that her mother has for following a dream. But I also need her to know just how validated she is, just how loved she is, that she is a person of worth. That she means the world to me, and will always be my number 1 priority. To raise her to be the woman God created her to be.

So over the next week I will be taking a breather…

After the whirlwind of Sewing Summit and the Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores Girl’s Night Out, and leaving my kids for the first time, planning for SewSet, and losing my external hard drive. I just need a moment to breath – be with my kids, and get my sewing mojo back.

Don’t go too far though because I’ve got big things planned coming up soon which I cannot wait to share with you. Including a really fun KIDS Series in November!!!  I am so excited over this, can’t wait to let the cat out of the bag.

And in case you are wondering why I am showing off these photos…

I receive Ashley of Lil Blue Boo‘s newsletter, and the other day she had a flash sale for some of her studio’s excess knits. Anyone who knows Ashley, knows she rocks the socks off the knits scene. I was all over it.

This one was probably my favorite.

Thanks so much for stopping by, and until next time…

Happy Sewing!