How will you be celebrating today? I hope you will be sewing up a storm!
I am sure there will be sewing at some point in the day. Fabrics have been chosen for various projects ( always) and I am looking forward to some one on one time with my machine.
Earlier this week, I spent time making Tall Tale Book Blocks. The free pattern is by Kate Basti and can be found here.
I used a variety of fabrics for my blocks and the pages of the books are made with up cycled men's shirts or seersucker slacks. All of my blocks are paper pieced using +Aurifil thread.
This block is the story of my son. My first child. My baby.
This one is the story of my baby that was 29 on St.Patrick's Day. I know...I know...how can someone SO YOUNG have a 29 year old? Well, that is easy...I got pregnant!
I was not supposed to be able to get pregnant but it happened anyway ( doctors can be wrong just so you know). I received a + pregnancy test and acceptance into Hospital Corpsman school on the same morning. I had the highest score that had ever gotten to test into the school. I was told I had to make a choice. I could have a baby or go to school. I could not do both.
I said thanks but no thanks. When you are 20 and told that you will never be able to have a baby naturally, it is a game changer, a life shaker. I knew that I wanted my baby more than anything.
I had no idea how much that one decision would change the rest of my life.
The baby boy that was born March 17th is my everything. I would never have and will still never trade my time with him for anything else is the world. He shifted my views on the world, on love on relationships. He has taught me the meaning of love, forgiveness and has known more loss than I will ever understand.
All of the choices made in life are made based on what we know at the time.
The boy in the in the book is my boy, my love and my dream come true and the best St.Patricks Day gift ever!
The second block I made was a fun one remembering the times I had with my two older boys while they were growing up!