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Hi there!

I hope you had a wonderful weekend. Ours was pretty quiet. We should have been planting corn, but the weather has just been so odd.

On Sunday morning at 9 am when I headed out the door to church (late!) I could see my breath. It was 36 degrees. That’s just not corn planting weather.

I’m more of a cowgirl than a farmer, but…even I don’t get excited about planting crops when everyone is still wearing their insulated bib overalls.

Since it was so dang cold, I decided to sew after church. All my relatives and friends in Missouri were planting flowers! Jealous! I couldn’t plant flowers, but I could still think about them.

I finished this little flower off into a pillow for our bed.IMG_9859

In March, I wrote about how I was unsure of how to finish this project and a sewing friend suggested I try machine appliqué. It worked! I’m not a pro, but within 20 or 30 minutes this little flower was secure.

Best part – I didn’t even have to change my thread. I already had a light yellow in the machine.

To make the pillow, I used this wonderful tutorial from the Happy Housie. It is an envelope pillow, which allows for easy washing.  IMG_9804 IMG_9807Best of luck with flowers, gardens and sewing in the next few weekends. I sure hope I get to get outside and plant some flowers, but until then — I suppose sewing them will do!


  1. Laurel wilson

    Nice job on your flower pillow. The fabrics you used are fun too.


    • Sierra Shea

      Thank you Laurel – they are from the “pot luck” line.


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Hey, I’m Sierra Shea! I am so glad you are here. 

Where do I start with writing to introduce this blog? At the beginning, I suppose: I’ve been writing on various platforms online since 2013. I started blogging shortly after moving to South Dakota.

I am a mother and a maker at heart. I’m so grateful to be married to John and mother of three: Joslyn, J.D. and Jesse.

I am a self-taught decorator and designer. I am a brand new shepherdess and a Spiritual Director.

I love living in South Dakota, even though the winters & the wind can be a near-daily struggle.

Blogging is a grounding force in my life and it helps get me out of my head, unstuck and moving in the directions I always hoped I’d be going!