• Crazy Kids

    99-Cent Couture

    Sabrina loves making her own costumes for all the themed parties she attends in college, and her favorite place to get the materials is at thrift stores. Basically, she re-purposes once-loved outfits, usually of the '80's persuasion. Recently she acquired another one of these garments – one that was a size 16 (she's a size 0) jacket and skirt, with…

  • Family,  Hodgepodge Cottage

    New and News from Bre!

    Bre has been so busy with her Hodgepodge Cottage designs lately, and I wanted to take a quick moment to share her newest releases with you all! She's got them coming out during the online Needlework Show on April 19th, and I couldn't be more proud of her. And to think, it all started with my grounding her as a…

  • New Designs

    Coming Soon

    I love George and Martha Washington.  My love for them started last year when I was searching the internet for a new pattern to stitch for my mom for Christmas. I stumbled across Threads of Gold's MA Dutch Sampler (which I ended up stitching for her), and was immediately drawn to the tiny horse-and-rider motif. Suddenly, I found myself on a…

  • Crazy Kids,  Family,  Travel

    Spring Break

    For Sophie's spring break this year, she begged Mike to take her to Great Wolf Lodge in Kansas City, Missouri, so he took a couple of days off work and we loaded up the car and headed out. And since no Stewart trip would be complete without Mike longing to climb every single hill we passed, we had to pull…

  • Critters

    Seven Sins and Nine Lives

    Tilly has become quite spoiled living here. So spoiled, in fact, that I sometimes catch her in embarrassingly gluttonous situations when she thinks I'm in another room in the house. Witness, if you will, her shame… So caught up is she in her greed, she cares not that I'm watching her… So I leave her to indulge herself bc I…