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Sue Mattson

I agree with you, Kelly. Childhood is short and it should be cherished and remembered to have something to reminisce about in the future, also it is the foundation of one's growth. My mother used to help me when preparing for prom night at San Francisco with my boyfriend (currently my husband) from the gown to the other details. If I remembered it correctly, the prom was done outdoors with the tables and chairs under a huge tent (that the school got at the tent rentals), and it was buffet style.

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I'm inspired with each and every post. Thank you for being so open and honest about your life and experiences raising teenagers.


Cathy Johnson

It makes me happy to see your projects, Kelly. It reminds me of my mom. Also, I completely relate with your emotions regarding your much that it makes me cry. I get so much from reading what you write and share. Thanks!


Hi, I love a chance! Nice pics! Great projects...Im a beginner so these are good for me to start I think...tyvm for a chance #5859 Cher


Pinning and graduation are over. Will send pictures later. Michaels brother couldn't make it from load was big this week. Grandma, Grandpa, Aunt Nicole and of course Michael & I made it to pinning. Kelli was thrilled to get her Vet Tech pin. She was the only one in her class to walk (graduation). That was so neat. She was the 6th student to walk (they line up on a first come basis). When her name and degree were called her two instructors came forward and gave her a hug. Very few instructors came forward last night. So it was real special that these two came forward. Oh, I forgot to tell you Kelli made Honors (her grade point was 3.7 she missed high honors by .15 points). We were so proud of her.
We went to the cemetary after her pinning to show Grandma in Heaven her pin (her idea). She wanted my mom to be a part of her day. We took her some pink carnations because those where my moms favorite flower. We also visited an old friend who will be 81 this September. My kids have been told to call her Grandma because when we moved next door to her I was in 8th grade and lived at her house more than at mine. It was real nice seeing Ede again. We don't see her very often. Didn't see my sisters while in Yakima this time. My older sister, Willi, just went back to work after a year of being off due to illness and back problems. My younger sister, Kathi, her pit bull was having puppies. Maybe next time. this time was all about Kelli and doing what she wanted to do. I am so proud of her. She has acommplished alot. She goes for her federal test next Friday. Will let you know how she thinks she did next week, it takes up to 3 months to get the results. Love Randi


Oh man Prom photos take me back! Great RAK, thanks soo much!!

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Katie W.

Those are sooo cute...I'd love to win since my sewing machine died.... :( Love the prom pictures...such a cute couple! Thanks for the chance to win!

Jenn Jarvis

I only wish I could do something as nice as those! My machine can't do that and even if I had a machine that could I would need LOTS of lessons first. Thanks for the chance to win!
Jenn J #2219

Janeal Smith

Great projects, wonderful blog! I stumbled across your blog a few months ago, and was instantly drawn in. You are truly a gifted writer--I'm inspired with each and every post. Thank you for being so open and honest about your life and experiences raising teenagers. I'd love to enter your drawing...even though you don't know me, is that OK? My e-mail address is Thank you! Beautiful prom pictures!

colleen F

The projects are just too cute. We are going to file the information in our
4-H project idea folder. These are perfect for Home Improvement projects for 4-H. Thanks again for being so inspiring with the project idea.

Colleen #2970


Some very fun projects. It makes me wish that I still had my USX to use but I am really not a sewer or a fabric type of gal. Great work on showing us how to use our tools on multiple items!!

Amy So

Just popping in to say hello! Miss you and hope you're doing OK. Glad the prom went well, even though you planned it all!


great pictues! you should be so proud of the wonderful projects that you created! I love the use for the shape templates!!!


Awesome sewing and very creative.

Debby Lewis

Carol N

I love the project on Fiskars summer school using the Fiskars templates for applique. Even though I'm not much of a sewer, I though I'd try this. If they come out well, they might end up being Xmas presents. Thanks.

Carol - Fiskateer 6158

Carol N

The instructions for using the Fiskars Templates for applique are absolutely fabulous. Even though I'm not much of a sewer, I think I'm going to try this project. Thanks.


Great projects & ideas for using the Fiskars Shape Templates. You did a fabulous job! Thanks for sharing your ideas.
Diane aka doverdi Fiskateer #1329


I love all the different projects you do, and these are no different. You may actually have inspired me to try my hand at applique (where did I put that sewing machine?).

The prom pictures are beautiful. I LOVE the dress! You're a great Mom, and someday your kids will look back and realize just how wonderful you are (if they don't already know!).

Beth Williams#2906

Gorgeous-sure brings back some precious memories. Thank you for sharing.


Your projects for Fiskars are amazing. I am just starting to sew so these projects were a great inspiration to me.
Tona Fiskateer #4437

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