Friday, July 18, 2014


Hand embroidered pillow made from Moda Mochi Linen in Natural and Sew Modern Essentials thread collection by Aurifil.

7 months have past and a lot has happened. So much that I am finding it difficult on how to start this post. This blog, as are many blogs, is a way for me to release my thoughts, experiences, inspirations and my creations. If for nothing else, just to get things off my chest. And just maybe I can help inspire others that have similar interests or going through similar events.

In January, Aurifil released my new thread collection, Sew Modern Essentials. This was very exciting! Modern colors great for any project. More on this collection just might have to be in a separate post. ;)

In February, Hubby and I celebrated our 15th wedding Anniversary. 15 YEARS! I am very fortunate to have found such a wonderful and supportive partner to share my life with.  We also celebrated his 35th Birthday. For all you doing the math... yes, he was 20 when we got married.  I was 18... best decision I have made EVER!

In March, at work we launched our new look of The Moda Cutting Table blog. Fun, colorful and easy to use. Be sure to follow the blog and the Moda Facebook page to stay current with all our updates with Moda and United Notions.

In April, I was featured as Aurifil's Designer of the Month and shared my block inspired by my Great Grandmother. I also celebrated my 34th Birthday... I had my cake and ate it too!

In May, Our oldest daughter turned 9 years old. Where does the time go?? She is getting to be such a big girl and a HUGE help around the house. Very proud of the little lady she is becoming. 

Since the beginning of the year, I have been struggling with what we now know is Multiple Sclerosis (MS). With a positive outlook and starting the treatments, I am beginning to feel like myself again.

I've missed blogging. I am inspired with my new journey and I am anxious to start sharing again.


  1. What a cute pillow. You have had a very busy year with much to be thankful for, I know you will make the best of this new hurdle in your life. ((hugs))

  2. That surely has been an eventful first part of the year for you! Congratulations on your anniversary, but congratulations especially on feeling about your marriage like you do, after all those years!!

    So good to hear the you've come to terms with the MS! I wish you all the energy and strength to deal with it!!

  3. It's nice to see you still being busy! I have noticed the space from your blog, I have also been dealing with my own issues as of late, Since January, I have had to change and stop everything that I love. Severe pain in my hands and arms, so no quilting, no knitting, no to pretty much everything, my kids have had to take over more housework, I had to stop working with my husband, and as of now, I have been told fibromyalgia, I had initially thought it was MS, but my doctor would not test for it.
    You are a very strong woman, and you will still do amazing things, keep your head up, and keep moving on, I am learning my new way of life now too, I still hope to hear from you from time to time on your blog, keep shining :)

  4. So sorry to hear you have MS. I too was told this last year the same thing. It takes awhile to come to terms with it. Everybody MS is different and you will learn how to deal with yours. It sounds like you have a wonderful support system in place and that's a very good thing. Just take all the time you need to wrap your head around the MS thing. We will all be here waiting for you!!!!

  5. Your gratitude in the face of this challenge is a beautiful thing. Thanks so much for the inspiration that goes far beyond quilting. My prayers are with you and your family...

  6. Wishing you strength and support as you deal with MS. Knowing your diagnosis will arm you and your medical team...a cure is at hand, from what I understand. My sister has MS, too, and I pray for continued success in treating it!

  7. Angela, keep a positive attitude. You have many blessings. Use your creativity to keep your mind and attitude up! I have been living with MS for five years. My quilting keeps me happy! Prayers to you and your family.


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