Just Breath…

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!

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Jess Abbott the Sewing Rabbit is the founder and creative director behind the me sew crazy blog, as well as SewSet.com, 5 & 10 Designs, GNO Events, and co-editor of STYLO. She resides in Virginia Beach with her husband and 3 children.
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  1. says

    I ordered the knit fabrics, too! A different set, since I don’t have girls. Mine are still sitting in the closet…I did wash them so they are ready to go!

  2. says

    Everyone needs breathing space ocassionally. And I am the one that works outside the home while my husband stays at home with our 3 little ones. And let me tell you, it is awesome. It is not a lifestyle for everyone, but it has worked great for us.

  3. says

    I love the fabric, and the dress/shirt looks so adorable!
    Enjoy your breather. It is important to everyone to have down time.
    I can’t wait for November now! I am looking forward to your new series!

  4. says

    I am totally with you. Take a much deserved breather, and enjoy your time with your kids. Your dreams will always be there, but those little ones grow so fast. I love the fabric, and i’m going to check out Lil Blue Boo now…

  5. says

    I completely understand!! I am right there with you!! I am so glad that everything with your craft night went so well – and I cannot WAIT to see what you have in the works – cause it is going to be awesome! :)

  6. says

    I know the feeling Jessica. Enjoy your time off with your kids, come back refreshed and ready to chase those dreams. Looking forward to the series too :)

  7. says

    I totally understand! My 6 year old is getting so big, I feel like it was just yesterday that he was crawling around. I’m currently on fall break from my fashion classes and I have decided to just enjoy time w/him this weekend and play legos and any other thing he wants. Sometimes just taking some time to listen and play w/them makes them feel super special. Glad you’re taking the time for her, she’s gorgeous! Can’t wait for your kids series. I just posted a review on a jacket for a boy if you’d like to check it out:) btw: I have a new sewing blog if you’d love to check it out also! Trying to get the word out to fellow sewers & bloggers I love!
    Enjoy your time off,

  8. says

    I’ve been doing a little of that too! :) And we’re about to go explore the smokey mountains this weekend!!! Family time is so precious! :) Looking forward to your reveal in November!!!

  9. says

    I could’ve written this same post…seriously. It’s funny how sometimes a week off is all you need. Take care, catch ya on the other side! :) Though unlike Melissa, I’ve now got the Faith Hill song “Breathe” stuck in MY head…not so pleasant. Ugh. Thanks a LOT, Jessica. ;P

  10. says

    it’s good to take a breath here and there! (ditto Kristin, now I’ve got Faith Hill’s song in my head, lol!) I think us bloggers can get so caught up in staying new and current that it can totally drain us! and our families as well! Enjoy your break!

  11. says

    Hi there! Oh Lord… I feel ya. It kills me when my littlest one grabs my hand asking me to come when all I want to do is just finish that one stitch. *sigh* We all need breaks… we all deserve a break, so take it! Everyone will still be here doing the same thing. Oooo, I’m curious to see what’s in store for November!

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