In earlier American rural life, communities raised barns because many hands were required. These events occured in a social framework with a good deal of interdependence. Members of rural communities often shared family bonds going back generations. They traded with each other, worshipped with each other and celebrated with each other. Barn raisings were an integral part of life and socializing.

In our modern American life, communities don't mean nearly as much as they did back then. It is our family's goal to bring a sense of community back to our lives and those lives that touch ours.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

I Am A Sewing Machine

We have all been very creative in the past couple of weeks. I, personally, have been very motivated to sew. Somehow the circumstances worked in my favor and I was able to not only start, but actually FINISH multiple projects. Did you hear that? I think the angels just sang "Hallelujah"! I am also going to share pictures of the twin-sized blankets I made for the kiddos. Iris's blanket is still in the works.

Maycee helped me sew an apron for her doll.
Thane's train apron
The owl plate that Spencer painted.

The owl mug that Thane painted.
The heart box that Maycee painted.

The zippered bag I made for Thane. My first zipper project!

Throw pillow for my bed. It is envelope style.

Close up of the pillow. I love this fabric.

Maycee's blanket. All of the blankets are cotton on one side and flannel on the other.

Thane's blanket

Spencer's blanket.

Waterproof change pad/sheet saver for Iris.

Waterproof change pad/sheet saver for Iris.


  1. Good work. I've got to get motivated to open my sewing machine, its been in the box since i got it for Christmas. I think i'm gunna make one of these for a wedding present. You might enjoy this site as well....

  2. Awesomeness! Makes me want to buy a sewing machine. :)

  3. I too have been sewing!!!Though I am not nearly as prolific as you. I made a pillow, two jewelry bags and a padded kindle cover. I am uber impressed by the zippered bag. Lovely work deary.