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It is very cold here in South Dakota, so I’ve been spending quite a bit of time indoors.        DSCN1813

That would get pretty boring in a hurry if all I did was watch TV. Thankfully, for graduation my mother gave me my own sewing machine! For years, I have just borrowed my her machine. A few months ago, l I learned that for her college graduation gift from MU, her parents gave her a sewing machine. That was the machine my sisters and I’d learn to sew on. I’m a little (okay, a lot) sentimental so I wanted to continue the tradition and asked for a machine for graduation, too. Meet Molly. My Baby Lock sewing machine.

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I waited to get my machine until I moved up to South Dakota. That was my mom’s fabulous idea when I need to service the machine I’ll be able to do it right up the road instead of having to haul it back home to Missouri.

Getting a new sewing machine is kind of like getting a new car! It takes awhile to get used to all the features and its a little slow-going a first – but I’m looking forward to it.


  1. Kathy Hasekamp

    Just discovered your blog, great stuff, I look forward to reading more! Keep at it, that way everyone ‘at home’ can keep up with your exciting new adventures. 🙂

    • Sierra Shea

      Thanks! I’m happy too keep up with everyone at “home” too. Enjoy your blog as well.



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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!