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 there... I'm Sierra!

I love to blog, plan, organize, decorate, teach, research & be creative. I’m a farm wife & mama of three kiddos: almost 6, 4 and almost 2. We love to live and work in rural South Dakota. A few years ago we remodeled a house & we call our home The Peacock Ranch.

I am earning a Spiritual Direction Certificate from Sioux Falls Seminary & I put my masters in English/Mass Communications on hold at South Dakota State University so I can focus on being a mama in a pandemic! In the meantime, I’m enjoying reading more & writing here on the blog.