five.

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Babies started walking. Talking. Attending preschool. Kindergarten.

Little ones  have lived through grandparents day, Christmas concerts, MRIs, surgeries, and learning to drive.

Teens have lived through senior years and started college, first broken hearts and cross country moves, One has almost become old enough to drink that bottle of wine with you legally.

Five planting seasons. Five harvest seasons.

Two business openings. Two business moving to bigger spaces. One impending retirement.

One marriage dissolved. One marriage started.

Days and nights seamlessly connect over and over again until one day we wake up and it has been five years.

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I won’t sugar coat it one bit. It’s been a struggle to stay connected for us all through these rough first five-year without you.  Death does that. Death does a lot of stinky things between people that makes it down right difficult in this state of “nice.” Death in the long run however doesn’t win.

Death will never win.

Jesus made sure of that.

and I can almost hear my mom say… “Exactly.”

Happy Seeing Jesus day mom.

I love you.

Here’s to winning. **fistbump**

 

 

 

 

 

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they did it!

I would say that you have to have a certain amount of adventure in your being to learn something entirely new. To begin in a journey of epicness takes first steps that are often clumsy and unsure. Cradled in your heart is a desire to do all things well and perfect, but you quickly learn that it takes repetition and practice to do the things you will consider simple after a few tries.

Thankfully your guides on this journey are seasoned professionals at teaching and all things sewing. Their willingness to put their all into helping you succeed is contagious, and your journey to learn the new is exciting, fact filled, bursting with encouragement and seasoned with tons of grace.

Soon you find out that you really can sew. You really did just conquer this first step and your heart is bursting with pride as you carry your success in a pillowcase home.

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With a win under your belt you feel empowered and motivated to create more. Which is why before you leave you sign up for the next level of classes and then go home and encourage your bestie to sign up for the first one so that one day when ya’ll are good and ready you can hang out at the studio and simply do life together over a machine.

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Knowing that this whole thing would not have been nearly as possible as it was without the partnership with A-Best Sew & Vac, a local business that loves to help people sew with quality equipment. On behalf of the teachers and the students.. we thank you lots for the availability of the sewing kits and the opportunity to use amazing machines. Ya’ll really do bless us!

** our next beginner class is scheduled for October 19th 6-8  and if you have taken that class you are welcome to come join us in making a new project on October 21st 3-5.**