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I am obviously very excited about Panotone’s Emerald and the Color of the Year: Emerald Challenge for sewists (that’s a real word, I promise!) and quilters. However, I can understand a person’s hesitancy if they don’t normally love green.


So, as encouragement, I wanted to show all the places I have seen the emerald color during the last two weeks. I’m tellin’ you…emerald is everywhere. I hope you are seeing it too!

This emerald colored shirt is called Bow Beautiful. My friend Courtney has an clothing business called Cowgirl Crush and just last week I noticed this pretty blouse in her spring line up. The shirt is for sale here.


Here’s a photo I snapped on my phone while shopping at JC Penny in Columbia, Missouri. This photo is right on the way into their store. Its huge – floor to ceiling.


Then, inside JCP I saw a whole rack of emerald green separates. There were skirts, cardigans, jackets and sleeveless blouses. This grouping seemed to have a more turquoise hue.


Finally, I saw these cropped dress pants. Wouldn’t they be cute with a black shirt and flats? Simple & chic.


I hope this is a little emerald inspiration for your projects for the Color of the Year: Emerald Challenge. I’ll be sharing pictures of my quilt-in-progress soon. I have started cutting out the pieces, but no sewing quite yet. There’s 134 days until the contest deadline!

Thanks for reading, Sierra Shea


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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!