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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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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 there... I'm Sierra!

I am from a family of all girls. I always keep a journal. John & I were married back in 2013. It was a miracle then & it is now. We had three kids between Oct 2014 & August 2018 : Joslyn Shea, J.D., and Jesse Lee. We remodeled two houses & moved three times in our first 5 years. I grew up in Missouri, but was transplanted to South Dakota. I am working on my masters at Sioux Falls Seminary as of 6.1.19.

I started Sierra Shea & Co. as a space to curate encouragement for all women toward creative, redemptive lives as daughters of the King of Kings.