Today’s Big News

Good morning!  Today is October 3rd, which means two things.

1.  Exactly 2 weeks from today is my 33rd birthday.  I promised myself that I would open the Sewing by Moonlight Etsy shop as a birthday present for myself.  I don’t very many items to stock in the store right now, but I keep waiting for the “right time,” so I’m just going to make it happen!

I would love it if you would come over and Like the Sewing by Moonlight Facebook page and stay updated!  I think I’ll have to have a Grand Opening Giveaway, so stay tuned for that!

2.  Today is my guest post on KludyMom.  It’s not sewing related, but I talk about one of my biggest personal challenges as a stay at home mom: understanding that being “mom” is more than enough contribution to my family.  It’s one of the best gifts I can give my children, but I still struggle with the fact that I am educated and ambitious and “just” a mom.  You can click over to KludyMom to read about it, if you’re interested.

4 replies
  1. Manda
    Manda says:

    Girl. We are simpatico. I have a grad degree-with lost of loans that must be paid back. Silly since we are only on one income. I’ve been asked to make a couple of quilts, and I don’t know if I have the time. But, I could pay back loans, I could pay for swimming lessons. But being “just” a mom is draining on time.

  2. lisa
    lisa says:

    I enjoyed your guest post very much. I was fortunate to have a full year of maternity leave, but I was definitely going a bit stir crazy by the time I went back to work. And in a high pressure technical job, I would love to spend more time teaching my daughter…but on the other hand we can afford to send her to a very good school where she is learning things I might not have been able to teach her. Sorry, a bit rambling, but I wanted to let you know I appreciate your thoughtful view and that it makes me reflect on my own choices, which seem to be working for us. a

  3. CheezyK
    CheezyK says:

    Woohoo! I’ve added your shop to my favourites so I can keep an eye on it. Well done for taking the leap. Oh, and in case I miss it at the time, have a happy birthday!

  4. katie @swimbikequilt
    katie @swimbikequilt says:

    I loved your post. I relate to so many things. The MA degree that isn’t being used, the long days, the desire to do more. Thanks for being honest. And happy birthday! You are 9 months older than me. 🙂

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