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Secret Subject Swap June Take 1


Welcome to Take One of June’s Secret Subject Swaps. This week, 12 brave bloggers picked a secret subject for someone else and were assigned a secret subject to interpret in their own style. Today we are all simultaneously divulging our topics and submitting our posts.

Here are links to all the sites now featuring Secret Subject Swap posts.  Sit back, grab a cup, and check them all out. See you there:

Baking In A Tornado

The Momisodes

Dinosaur Superhero Mommy

Just A Little Nutty

Follow me home . . .

Moore Organized Mayhem

The Insomniac’s Dream

The Sadder But Wiser Girl

Stacy Sews and Schools – ME!!! 

Menopausal Mother

Not Everyone Can Be A Mermaid

What is your oldest piece of clothing, does it still fit, and why do you still have it?

It was submitted by: The Most Awesome, the Queen of Secret Subjects and Flies…..  Karen from Baking in a Tornado

At first I was stumped. I have been pregnant 5 TIMES!! My weight has been up and down and up and down. I change sizes more than the kids change channels… Then I thought, well, I have some shoes I’ve had for a while. But even those I give away after a few years…. Hmmm… Then it hit me. There’s one item of clothing that I have had for 20 YEARS!! Yes! 20 YEARS!!!!

Mountaineers 006

My WVU Mountaineers Football jersey!!!! It still fits (just not as loosely as it once did) and I wear it a ton during football season. 😉

This jersey has seen some up and downs… Some wins and some loses….. Some players and coaches come and go…. It has seen A LOT!!!

Hmmm… maybe IT should do the Fly on the Wall. LOL

Speaking of gaining and losing weight (I think this fits with the topic). I have been back on the Atkins Diet for 2 wks now and I am down 9 lbs!!! YIPPPPEEE!!!!!!!

I am done with the meds that make me gain weight. I am done with the birth control methods that make me gain weight. I am done with eating my feelings!!!!  I am taking control of my body again!!! I managed to have 3 kids without adding more than 10 lbs. After I had Deanna I was on the Depo Provera shots for a year. I gained more in that year than I ever did while pregnant with the kids. I went off it after that. It had completely messed up my system and doctors thought that I would never be able to get pregnant again. HA! Thankfully they were wrong! 7 years later I had Cailey. After I had her I went on Atkins and lost 45 lbs in 3 months. I managed to keep it all off until I got pregnant with Colin. Now, I had my tubes tied AFTER having Cailey. No, I didn’t have it reversed…. So, after I had Colin, it would have been a more intense surgery for them to try to tie them again. Instead of going through all of that I used the Mirena….. BIG MISTAKE!!!! It happens that anything that disrupts my monthly… ummm… visitor, also makes me gain weight. Fun. Add on top of that the fibromyalgia, depression, and medications and you have a major weight gain.  More fun… I’m not nearly brave enough to say just how much weight I gained… Maybe one day once I can put all of  this behind me… I am still entirely too vain to put it out there. LOL But I’m trying very hard and it’s a lot of work. Don’t ever let anyone tell you that it isn’t. It’s an uphill battle all the way.  I don’t know if this will ultimately have anything to do with the fibro but it sure couldn’t hurt.

Wish me luck!! Send prayers!!!

Shew! It feels good to get some of that off my chest. 😉

Now for some smiles to lighten the mood!

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And Even MORE Sewing……


 

SHEW!! I have been in a sewing marathon!! LOL

This is the bag I made yesterday –

Sewing to Rebuild 1008

 

And here is what I made to go in it –

 

Sewing to Rebuild 2004

 

Since I don’t have any size 4 little boys I used Squiggly Twigs Designs’ Quick Pants pattern.  (I just LOVE seeing Cailey at the top of that page! LOL)

 

 

I also made a football from this tutorial –

DIY Fabric Football from Made by Joel

 

 

Here is mine –

Sewing to Rebuild 2006

 

YAY!!!! I have now made 2 toys!!! YIPPEEE!! I can’t tell you what an accomplishment that is for me!! 😀 I was so scared to try toys!!! Now, that football isn’t the best in the world but I am still proud of it and I hope the little boy that gets it will love it.

I think I may try my hand at a doll for Cailey at Christmas. Maybe…. They still scare me a little… LOL

 

Now, on to the next bag, toy and clothes!!! Hmmm… I wonder what I should pick next…..

 

HAVE FUN SEWING!!!!!

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