Class of 2004 and Winning at life

Yep, there we were, ten years ago, jamming out to “Yeah”, “I like the way you move” and a whole gambit of songs that were so great…at the time! (looking back I think 2004 could be classified as the year of Usher) 😀 Well it came time for us to all meet again this summer. I’m not going to lie, I have been having anxiety over this. Not because I was afraid to meet up with the rude people I went to school with or run into an old boyfriend (I didn’t date anyone in my grade at my school!); but because this was a 2 part event that cost me $60 a person to go and I had a feeling it was not going to live up to my expectations of what a $60 a head party should be.* I believe the planning for this all started earlier this year, and from the way things kept changing and the communication seemed to be less and less clear, my anxiety was only getting worse…and it was actually a little worse than I expected. The only saving graces were that I saw a couple of my friends I hadn’t seen in a long time, (Facebook really doesn’t make up for being miles away) I got to laugh with my friends about silly high school things that I didn’t even realize happened, (If any of you are reading….OMG IT’S TAN TAN!!) and of course people that I didn’t like that were always so well put together were no longer so put together and I felt like I was winning at life. 😉 So that’s that!


Please Note: in 2004 they had not invented a flat iron!

So not only am I winning at life (at least in my head anyway!) I won a giveaway on Instagram! Okay, just about any time I see some sort of giveaway I try to get in on it. I don’t even care what it’s for, I just want to win. A fat quarter bundle? Maybe a cute crochet bee and some other bee things? How about a rug mug? I WANT IT! So you can only imagine how excited I was to actually win something. The best part is I didn’t even realize I entered!


WHO WOULDN’T WANT THAT LITTLE BE?!?! Oh and there were other things too…but that BEE!!!! Didn’t win. 😦


uhm HELLO?! Look at those beautiful bundles!!!! Again…didn’t win 😦


woah what!? Look at that!!! Didn’t win…again… 😥

A few months back Kate & Birdie Paper Company posted that if you were making things with their fabric to use the hashtag #kateandbirdiehandmade so they’d all kind of be in the same “spot” instead of #kateandbirdie #winterslane #bluebirdpark etc. So…since I absolutely love everything I have seen by Kate & Birdie, I had all kinds of things to tag in my instagram! I didn’t really think anything else of it, and bam! Two weeks ago they post on their instagram that me and 3 others had won a bundle of their new fabric line, Autumn Woods! So I waited patiently for my package to come in, and Monday it got here!!! It’s so beautiful!


I am such a softy, this little note seriously almost made me cry.

As far as sewing goes, I am STILL (omg) working on these three bags.  Very little sewing has been done between cleaning and packing up our house.  I think most people would think we’re going about this all backwards, but I think it will be so much easier to get moved since over half our stuff is already packed.  I do know that when I finish up these three bags that my sewing room is going to have to be packed away, too.  So then I won’t really be able to sew for a while… 😦  The bright side to this is that when I do get to really sew again it will be in my new home in my sewing room that is not also a guest room. 😀  Hopefully I can get a big bulk of these bags done tomorrow at my guild meeting.  We’re having an open sew and sharing out Michael Miller Fabric Challenge entries.  I’m pretty excited to show off my pillow…it’s just so comfy!

Are any of you doing the Fabric Challenge?  I’d love to see your entries!  Tag me on instagram! @sewfluffincute I’ve seen some entries that blow my pillow out of the water!  But…for a years worth of free Michael Miller fabric?  It’s just another giveaway for me to enter! 😀

Until next time, happy sewing everyone!

*Just a little note: This event was planned in such a way that a lot of people got upset over it, there is an alternate reunion being planned that I think is only $10, so it wasn’t just me.  I will not be going to the alternate reunion because it’s 4 hours away from me, I have to plan my trips down there and it’s not going to work with how busy we are right now, and because of one of the people that is involved in planning it, and when I asked other people they said they wouldn’t go for the same reasons.