Huge secret project reveal

I have been working on a secret project that has taken every bit of my time and energy the last few months.

Untitled design

But it has absolutely nothing to do with sewing or quilting!


This sweet surprise has taken my world by storm. I have been terribly ill and completely unable to sew for 7 or 8 weeks now; a pretty drastic lifestyle change for someone who sewed daily for the last couple of years.

My husband and I were pretty certain that 2 kids was enough. So certain, in fact, that we canceled the maternity coverage rider on our health insurance plan. BIG OOPS. Lesson learned: don’t cancel the maternity coverage until you’re ready to schedule the vasectomy!

Despite the sickness and the insurance woes, my household is buzzing with excitement. This child is such a gift, precisely because it wasn’t something we would have chosen on our own. Even before I took the pregnancy test I somehow wanted it to be positive. My head could give you a list a mile long of the reasons we thought 2 was enough, but my heart knew better.

One of the hardest parts has been accepting the change this will mean for my sewing and blogging. I had to mourn a little over the loss of my sewing room (which will be turned back into a nursery) and the impossibility of attending Quilt Con with a 2 month old. (I’m sure some super-moms will be there with babies but I’ll be at home taking a nap.)

I think it will be quite some time before I return to daily sewing. Right now it’s hard to imagine wanting to sew at all, but I know that’s the nausea talking.

I want to thank you guys for being a part of my sewing life for the last year since I started blogging! As soon as I’m ready to start sewing again I am sure I will want to continue sharing my projects with you.

But in the meantime, please know that I am happilyย resting &ย waiting for our Christmas baby.


37 thoughts on “Huge secret project reveal

  1. Congratulations!!! You should start to feel better soon. With my third I couldn’t even keep down water! Enjoy each moment of your new “gift”. I’m sure there will be much joy.

  2. Congratulations! My third (and last baby) was a surprise and she is so full of life and happiness that I can’t imagine what our family would be like without her.

  3. Congratulations Sarah! My niece just told me she is expecting a near Christmas baby too so I will think of you often as she progresses. I am also working on your design of the DYO Sampler so I have been thinking of you anyway. I am sure you will stay in touch with quilting and your blog in someway.

  4. A bit of a surprise for you indeed but hopefully once the sickness stops, you can start to feel more human again and relax. Sewing will always be there and so will we probably ๐Ÿ™‚ Take care of yourself x

  5. Our loss is your family’s gain. I’ve missed your blogs, but I can totally see why you needed to take a break. I wish you joy, a comfortable and safe ongoing pregnancy, and maybe a small project or two before your big production. ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. This is awesome! Congratulations!!!! I had noticed you hadn’t posted in a while but don’t sweat it – there’s a time and season for everything. I participated in your DYO Sampler project and I am loving it.

  7. Congratulations. You’ll be back to sewing before you know it and you’ll be wondering where that sweet tiny person went to while you’re chasing a 2-year old around the house!!!! Enjoy every minute.

  8. Fantastic news, congratulations. Your sewing machine will still be there when you find the time and have the energy to reconnect with it. And QuiltCon 2017 is surely going to be even better than 2015??? That’s what I’m hoping, as I’m starting saving for it now! I will miss your thought-provoking blog posts xxx

  9. What a great “project”! ๐Ÿ™‚ Congratulations. My son was also a (very happy) surprise and honestly I wouldn’t change a thing. Even if I do craft a little less than before! ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. Congratulations! Hopefully soon the feeling like crud bit passes and you will be able to get bqck to carving out some time to do the things that make you feel like you. Sounds like you are in for an exciting new advemture though!

  11. Eeee so happy for you!! ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ I hope you’ve started feeling better at least. ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m sad I won’t get to see you at QuiltCon but of course I understand!!

  12. Sorry you have been sick, that is so rough, especially with two other little ones! Hope you feel better soon and the rest of your pregnancy is uneventful!

  13. So exciting, Sarah! Sorry you’ve had a rough start, but hopefully you’ll be feeling better soon and sailing through the next two trimesters. I look forward to reading whenever you do find the time to sew something wonderful : )

  14. Congratulations Sarah! ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m happy for you and your family. I’ve been thinking about you. What a great photo you look cute. I hope the nausea passes soon.

  15. Congratulations!! Our third baby was a complete surprise, too, and I can tell you the best gift of our lives! Wishing you all the best and that you start feeling better super-soon!

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