Here we are with week 3 of the 2019 Sunday Lately series! If you are new to Sunday Lately, it is a weekly series for the Blogger Tribe featuring three prompts to get us writing and sharing our stories from the past week. Each blogger can interpret these topics however they choose in their post. Then we all link back to Katy to share with each other. This week we are talking about losing, pairing, and surprising.


I have been in this sewing funk since the first of the year. I haven’t cut a single piece of fabric until this week. I had a lost sewing mojo even though I keep finding all sorts of inspiration and things I want to make. This week I completed my entry for the Sewing Bee (see Pairing) and I completed a pattern test for Bella Sunshine Designs (affiliate link). I am actually working on a second pattern test for BSD today.  Both are fantastic and getting me to sew things I have never sewn before! Which, honestly, isn’t much. I will post more about those patterns once they are released though.


Last week I talked about entering the Pattern Review Sewing Bee. I ended up not using any of the fabrics or patterns I had pulled out. Nothing called to me. Then I remembered that I had these fantastic coral jeggings that I don’t wear often because I don’t have much to wear with them. I went looking for neutrals instead and found the super soft gray lightweight sweater knit that I paired with McCall’s 6844. I knew I wanted to add some more visual appeal to it so I drafted pockets and handstitched sequins and pearls to them. You can read my full review here.


Do you know how surprisingly easy it is to make ice cream? I didn’t! For Christmas Eric and I got the ice cream maker attachments for our Kitchenaid Stand Mixer. Last Sunday I made French vanilla ice cream to test it out. No joke, it was some of the best I have had.  Today I am making cookie’s and cream while Eric is baking a giant cookie bar.  It should be a pretty good combo.

Eric is typically a fan of anything chocolate, peanut butter, and nutty in his. I, on the other hand, don’t like any of those things in mine. Give me fruit in my ice cream any day. The only exceptions to that are cookies and cream, salted caramel, and marshmallow. I have started a Pinterest board just for ice cream recipes to try this year.  The top of my list is a lemon batch and a peaches batch. Do you have any good ice cream recipes?

Check out the FB Blogger Tribe group for a list of future Sunday Lately topics. I hope you will join us! What are you losing, pairing, and surprising with this week?


  1. Um. I feel you. I’ve made a few things but I just don’t feel like sitting in front of the machine these days. Inspiration abound, but to actually do it…
    Plus, I love the outfit AND the ice cream. Can I come live with you?

  2. I haven’t been able to sew anything for weeks now! On Saturday I found some patterns finally that I am now planning to make. But it’s probably gonna take a few more weeks before I get to cutting the fabric, not to mention sewing.

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