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new prospects.

Monday, March 4, 2013

snow! snow! snow! We finally have pillows for the couch. I know they don't really match but they will have to do for now! A view of the frozen snow covered lake in Madison,WI. We love it here!! You can't see them but there are ice fishers on the other side. Pretending to be in a mattress advertisement. :) View out the window while driving to Madison. Very pretty scenery! The Capitol. Good morning! It's Jed's birthday today! He has an interview all day but will be back to celebrate tonight. I made this cake for him the night before last and we had a pre-celebration. :)
Hello everyone! That is, hello to the few of you who are still out there reading this space. I have felt like I haven't had a lot to blog about lately, so I have been a really bad blogger! Jed and I are going through a transitional period and there are a lot of decisions that need to be made soon. Jed decided to apply to other grad schools and got accepted to a few really great ones. One is in Houston, TX and the other in Boulder, CO. Pretty opposite places! And on top of that, Jed is being interviewed in Madison, WI for what looks like a pretty amazing job. I'm here now with him for the interview. I think I would love to live in Madison, but I also know that getting his PhD is probably a bigger priority right now. So we aren't really sure yet what we will do. But it is nice that we can both figure this out together! For now we are enjoying the ride. I must say, though, I could be very happy here in Madison. It is gorgeous. I've never lived in a place where the lakes freeze over solid enough that you can actually walk across it in the winter. Iowa always had cold winters, but not quite cold enough to freeze over lakes. The drive from Chicago was also really lovely with all the white snow covered fields. At least we have a little while yet to figure out what we will do.

In the meantime, I'm busy working on a new pattern for the shop! Yes, I've decided to branch out into making sewing patterns. I have been quite slow on it right now, but hoping I can have one ready for the summer, at least until we move to our new location! For those who are wondering, I'm getting this dress from the spring/summer 2011 collection ready and it will be available through PDF download. I still have a lot more work to do before it is ready! Also, I'll continue to sew items for my shop, but I am very excited to branch out into the pattern making world!

P.S. It's Jed's birthday today! He is at his interview at the moment, but we are planning a big celebration tonight. I'm so proud of him. He has been working so hard! I love that man so very much.

12 comments :

  1. Gah, I'm so excited for your pattern. That dress is adorable!

    Good luck on the move - change is exciting!

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  2. I grew up in a small town near Madison. Seeing your pictures and reading your impressions of the city made me smile and brought back great memories. Even if you decide to go somewhere else, I'm glad you're enjoying your time there.
    Cheers,
    C

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  3. I'm so excited for you! And also really excited about the pattern, I loved the seaside dress so much, but was too slow to get one when I had the chance. I'm also trying to sew more myself, so this is just perfect :)

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  4. How exciting! New adventures and open spaces. I am quite envious and a little glad that I don't have to face so many decisions. Best of luck to you both and have a wonderful birthday celebration.

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  5. Oo, exciting prospects :) if you DO move to Madison, please let's be friends! I've been here for almost seven years and absolutely adore it.

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  6. Ohh I can't wait to have this pattern, I've been in love with this dress for a long time! Thanks!
    And Happy Birthday to Jed!

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  7. Don't worry, you have a loyal fan here from Honolulu! Love to hear about your adventures, sounds like a big one coming soon!

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  8. I'm really excited to hear you're branching out into into pattern making! I had always secretly hoped you would. I love your designs so much and would love to be able to sew them myself. ^U^

    Best of luck to you and Jed making these big decisions! I'm so glad you have such positive prospects to look forward too, no matter what direction you and Jed decide to take.

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  9. I'm SO excited about the dress pattern! It's such a lovely garment and the perfect summer dress.

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  10. The seaside dress is beautiful!
    Good luck for everything:)

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  11. exciting! I look forward to making this dress when the pattern is released! ^_^

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  12. Just a note from a little internet lurker to say that your posts are always appreciated whenever you have the time or inspiration. Looking forward to seeing the new dress pattern, and best of luck with the big decisions you have going on! My partner and I are in the midst of some similar grad school decisions, and it's been both stressful and exciting to feel like things are so much up in the air. Congrats to Jed for his great opportunities and best of luck to you both! ~ Heather

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