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Wednesday, August 26, 2015


It has been three...yes 3...months since my last post. I know that sounds like an admission in a 12 step group there a 12 step group for bloggers?  I'm not and was not trying to stop blogging....I so desperately needed a break and time to attend to my business. 

 IHAN isn't my only Biggest and Best  Business is raising 2 sons to become great men, friends, employees and spouses.  Oh yes, one more thing..... taking care of myself so as not to spend any more time with medical professionals that are not related to me or friends.

You want to see all the sewing I've done in the past three months?  I'll show you if you promise not to have to promise FIRST.   I didn't hear you....louder please.... (now your family in the other room thinks your nuts for yelling at a computer screen and I'm laughing my bum off :)

Embroidered key chains to hold the boys thumb drives for was so time consuming and difficult...NOT.  Twenty minute quickie and I'm hoping this helps them to locate and not loose their thumb drives. 

First Day of School 2015 
The boys and I also have done some needle felting this summer....
Zachary made a snake....
and gave it a leash...wasn't sure if he planned on walking the snake or dragging it... but he had fun making it.

Aaron made a little character with fun eyes....our first attempts at needle felting.

The base of mine was started at the 577 Fiber Arts Show in June and I brought it home and finished it with the boys.
Can you tell what it is?  Use your imagination....and squint a little if necessary... .I wanted it to look like a fairy looking up in the night sky at a glowing moon.  I gave her a red pony tail and a multi-colored wing.  Are you asking yourself...what is the white and blue?  In my imagination....those are her legs stretched out and she is wearing leggings.  If you can't see it well....squint more...a whole lot more....until you can't see it at all and can only remember what I "said" it was....giggles.

Play Time is at the Toledo Museum of Art and we certainly played! 
There is quite an amazing piece of art that has been crocheted and isn't actually considered art until humans interact with it.  It was SOOOOO much fun!

 Swinging in the clouds.

They played so hard they needed a drink of water.  Clearly Zach played the hardest....after all he split out the seat of his pants!

No fancy quilting to show off....just some of what I've been up to in the last three months.  Now the boys are back in school, I've got my fingers crossed and I'm hoping to get back to the joys of stitching.



  1. So funny, I was thinking about you this morning! Good to hear you're enjoying the family!

  2. Playtime is always complete when you bust your britches (or wet them, as the case may be!!)! Welcome back! :)

  3. Welcome back. You have been missed! I too have been out of the loop. Lost Mom in April, so just getting back into the swing of things.

  4. Good to hear your well and taking care of yourself and family first. I'm just starting to get back out into the world after losing my Dad in April. Life is really different without ones parents and it has taken time to find my footing. It does make me realize how important family is and thankfully I have 5 brothers who have really stayed in touch.

  5. Your boys are so cute and they are growing up so fast. So good to see you back online :-)

  6. It's very good to see you, dear Kelly - and boy are your co-workers getting big!!! Love your needle-felting!

  7. Oh my Aaron and Zach have grown. Sounds like the entire IHAN family has been busy this summer. Good to hear what you are up to.


  8. Wow, the boys look like they grew up a lot through the summer. I'm glad you're taking good care of yourself and taking some time for the important things in life.

  9. Glad you are back and what handsome young men!

  10. Summertime with two small boys doesn't leave much time for sewing or blogging, does it? Wishing the boys a wonderful school year and you a very happy sewing season! ;o)

  11. Kelly, like me time flies, we put our love and efforts into our children/grandchildren and forget to blog. I still peep in on you from time to time and WOW! Those boys are growing like weeds!


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