26th Birthday

My birthday was March 5!  I’m officially entering the “late-twenties.”  I’ve survived a quarter of a decade.  By know, I should officially be considered an adult.

As you get older, your body starts to fail you.  That’s exactly what happened on my birthday.  Not my “official” March 5 day, but the day I had chosen to celebrate with all of my friends.  Instead of partying at the OU Women’s Gymnastic Meet (where one of our gymnasts received a perfect 10!), I ended up in the emergency room hooked to an IV.  I cried all the way to the ER knowing I was going to miss my birthday celebration, and knowing all my dear friends had cleared their Friday night to be with me, but I wouldn’t be showing up.  It was miserable.

Though I had all the symptoms of appendicitis, I didn’t need to undergo emergency surgery!  Such a blessing.  And I’ve recovered quite well.

Despite my hospital visit, I had a fabulous 26th birthday.  My parents came to visit the weekend before to purchase me a brand new sewing machine!

I’m sure some of you are asking, but wait!? Did you get one for Christmas?  And the answer is yes.  Yes, I did.  But, it was a previously owned machine, and wasn’t worth the cost to get it fixed.  Instead, my mom and dad just decided I should get a new one.

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Soon after Christmas I purchased a sewing book that teaches beginners how to make 25 different dresses!

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My goal this spring/summer/rest of the year is to make one of each!  We’ll see how that goes.  It’s not as easy as it looks.  And I don’t have near enough supplies at this point.  My wonderful husband Chris did find a hand full of goodies to fill my sewing box!  His gift to me was sewing accessories.  And lots of them!

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I had everything I needed to get started…except fabric!  With some of my birthday money from my Grandma and Aunt and Uncle, I went to the local Hobby Lobby to see what I could find!  I completely fell in love with all the patterns and colors.  Their Spring collection is fabulous!  I definitely didn’t have the budget to get all that I wanted, but I’m off to a good start.

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I have five lovely options to choose from, and so many ideas!  I’ll get to make my very own clothes – one of a kind!  It’s been a while since I’ve sewn anything, but the Stitching Post, where we purchased the machine offers free classes.  When school is over this April, you’ll know where to find me!!

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I’ll keep you up-to-date with my new creations and make sure to show off my hard work.


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