Harley the Ravenclaw Quidditch Player

Harley let me know about a week ahead of time that one of the dress-up days for spirit week was Halloween, and she wanted to be a Quidditch player from Ravenclaw House.  She has taken a “sorting” quiz and that is the House she would belong to if she attended Hogwarts and lived in Harry Potter’s world.  She also sent me a pin on Pinterest that detailed how to take a normal cloak pattern and make it into a Harry Potter-esque Quidditch Robe.

Harley’s robe is made out of fleece, and the body of it was very easy to sew.  I used a robe pattern I already had in my LARP-ing costume stash.  I did not line the body of the robe; however, I did line the hood with silver lamé.  It was not the easiest fabric to sew with, but it worked. Continue reading

8th Grade!

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This girl here started eighth grade today, and she is so excited!  This year will mean many firsts for her, including a trip across the country to study United States History and the Colonial United States. Continue reading

Junior!

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Today was Harley’s first day of school for her Junior Year.  I have all sorts of mixed feelings about it, especially with how quickly the summer seems to have gone.  I have never had an issue with my girls getting older, and I think, in part, it is because I am so excited to see what their lives develop into and how they unfold.   Continue reading

The End of a Journey

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We are at our very best, and we are happiest, when we are fully engaged in work we enjoy on the journey toward the goal we’ve established for ourselves. It gives meaning to our time off and comfort to our sleep. It makes everything else in life so wonderful, so worthwhile.

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I started college immediately out of high school.  I quit after my first year because I just wasn’t ready to be a dedicated student, and I had absolutely no idea what I wanted to do with my life.  I went back to school a few years later and earned an Associates Degree, which worked just fine for the jobs I held. Continue reading

Oh the Memories

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Some time last Fall, my oldest daughter, Emma, asked me if I would be willing to make a quilt for her out of her old high school t-shirts, and she brought a very large bag of t-shirts over to our house for me to use.  I didn’t get around to sorting through the bag until late February, and I started working on her quilt at the beginning of March.

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