Meet GigglesI am an educator and PhD. I quilt, belly dance, run, read, and try to grow things. I am a Mormon. I am infertile. I am a daughter, sister, aunt, grand-daughter, friend, wife, and mom. more...
The start of foreverBrett and I got married 9 years, 9 months, and 9 days ago.
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Probably some time in 2011 or so I got it in my head that it would be fun to make Brett a quiet book for the Hebrew Alphabet and started working out the ideas for it. Around 2014 or so I actually started buying materials for it but didn’t make much progress on the actual sewing of it. Earlier this year I decided I was tired of moving all the supplies around and I was just going to actually do it. So I did. Keep reading
This year I am sharing my talent for Momming (see the time-lapse video), following recipes, and starting projects (still working on developing the talent for finishing them). Keep reading
For reasons I can’t fully understand myself, I organized an on-line talent show for a moms of multiples group I’m in on FaceBook. I gave everyone three weeks to get their talents ready to share and then this morning set up the place for everyone to share their photos, videos, links, or whatever, of whatever talents they had. These are the talents I shared with the group (quilting, sewing, and socks) … Keep reading
Nancy Zieman died this past Tuesday after a battle with cancer. She will be dearly missed in the sewing world. I was touched that she ended this last show just as I remember her ending all of her previous shows by simply saying, “bye for now.” Keep reading
Between February and the end of June I was EXTREMELY productive. … I’m pretty sure I haven’t had a series of months that productive in a long time. I fully expect the streak to be over now that the tiny human has arrived though. We shall see. Keep reading
Around mid-September we decided to go to take the kids to the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta this year. It was a great trip. To help build anticipation I hung two “hot-air balloons” up in our house where I kids could see them every day. They are each made out of a paper lantern with an origami box from construction paper hung underneath. When we got home we did an art project to share with grandparents about hot-air balloons. Iddo’s was a multi-step project showing a close-up of a balloon. Shimri’s and Shimei’s projects were a simple portrayal of what the mass ascension was like. Keep reading
When we got married we had feathered pens at our reception for people to use two write some advice on our guest cards that took the place of a guest book. Those pens were extremely important to Brett, particularly the feather part. Important because he knew I wanted him to have an opinion on things so he chose the pens as one of those things. I needed any pens we used to be acid free and since I couldn’t find any feathered pens in the store that said they were, I decided that just meant I’d have to make our own. So here’s how I did it. Keep reading