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Sunday, November 7, 2010

NO- I didn't fall off the edge of the earth!

O.K. so I took a little break from posting, sometimes it is just needed. There was no real reason for the break, I was just living life without my computer on my lap everyday. I was still sewing and creating. I caught up on some needed fall cleaning and spent a lot of time outside with the kiddos. Those of you who live in the Midwest, will probably agree that fall is too short to not take advantage of the gorgeous weather before winter comes.

So,  here is one project I finished while I was away.
I got this skirt idea from my friend Shannon. My mom has been wanting me to make her one for about 5 months now. I finally got it done. My inspiration came from...
this Guy.

 This is my youngest brother Sam. Sam left us on January 1st, 2009. My mom always says that one of her fears is that people will forget Sam and how he was so full of love for everything. This inspired me to make her a skirt that was full of memories of Sam and things he loved.
One of Sam's favorite candies.
Sam love spending the day with friends at the Down Syndrome Society's  Buddy Walk each year.
Sam had a love for all things Disney, especially the villains. Captain Hook was by far one of his favorites. We took many trips with Sam to Disney World and I can still hear him saying "HOOK!" all around the park waiting to meet his favorite villain. And cheering when he appeared at the show in front of the castle.
I think the hearts represent Sam the best. He had so many problems with his heart throughout his life and had to endure multiple open heart surgeries. He also had the biggest heart of anyone I know. He truly loved everyone. Go figure- unhealthy heart, but full of love.
Sam always enjoyed golfing with my parents and friends. He had even perfected his Happy Gilmore Drive, it was pretty cute to watch. I loved making this skirt, and hope it gives my mom the opportunity to share some great memories when she wears it.

Happy Memories!


  1. Yay! you're back!! :)

  2. LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!! The blog, the creativity, the inspiration, this skirt, your Sam. Thanks so much for sharing.

  3. looks great rhi, actually has me a bit teary eyed too. i'm sure your mom will cherish it (and look super cute in it too)