Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Happy 2013!!

Happy New Year everyone! I know that I am a week or so late, but I thought I would do the famous "last year round up" anyways! 

Last year was a really crazy year for my family. I lost my brother at the end of February and the rest of the year was spent in a whirlwind of grieving and just trying to take things one day at a time. It is so cray how one person missing in your life can change everything.

One thing that did help me stay grounded was this blog. Having a creative outlet is so important to me. Sewing was so soothing and healing when times got rough or emotions were high. And having you readers help to brighten my day with a sweet comment, a "like" on Facebook, or a pin on Pinterest meant the world to me! So thank you to everyone that has helped me through this last year- friends, family, readers, bloggers, etc. I love you all and am so grateful to "know you"!

Here is to an awesome year!


  1. Ash, you are amazing in every way. Love you always :) xoxo, Rach

  2. Such an awesome year worth of projects! You use the most gorgeous fabrics for every on of your sewing. Seeing them always makes me just want to come and raid your stash!

  3. Hey, that is so sad. I found your blog just recently because I made the weekender bag and then I saw that someone that I was following on Pinterest had your bag pinned. Anyway... I decided I would follow ya and I had no idea that you lost your brother this past year. My older brother passed away five years ago and then this June my dad passed away and I completely can relate to you... I mean I can totally totally relate. I am sorry and just know it will get better over time. I think that the new year is really a new beginning and my family totally feels that and we are so glad to start fresh. I also feel ya with the sewing. I have sewn my butt off this year and it feels really good to get some stress with this great outlet. If you ever need someone to talk to send me a message :)

  4. Happy New Year Ashley, good to have you back!
    Love, Olga

  5. I just love your blog , you are truly an inspiration!! One of my goals for 2013 is to use the many tutorials I have pinned from your blog:) Your work is amazing!!!

  6. Ashley, I am a subscriber and just am reading your blog as I prepare dinner today. I clicked on your past post to read about the loss of your brother and I am so sorry. My mother took her own life 38 years ago and it still hurts. My tears right now will attest to that. Your quilts were a beautiful idea and I often think that crafting is more of a therapy than anything. God bless and may this be a better year in all ways for you and your family.


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xoxo, Ashley