hello world

Why, hello there! Remember me? I have to tell you all that it feels like ages since I was here. Like, physically and mentally here. Those posts back in April, May, June, July and August – sure I wrote them. But to say that I was all there and into it and feeling it? Nah. Friends (and don’t you dare say you aren’t friends because I need friends) its been a journey these past few months. A journey to get to the present. Wow. Did I just say that? Don’t take me too seriously now, but I will say that I’m here today. Right here, in this moment. Feels good.

My parents recently bequeathed me an iphone. I’m going out on a limb here to tell you that I haven’t had a cell phone for a few years now. How ever did I manage? I tease, but hello Instagram. Its like my new favorite thing to do. I have a fun sewing project to share more in depth next week, but here’s some gramming from this week.


This is serious people. I’ve actually finished a project! A coat no less and I would like to add that I finished it in pretty record time. I mean, at the rate I’ve been going with stuff these days, this was nothing less than miraculous. Excuse me while I give myself a pat on the back.

Hope you’re about to have a great weekend. Three cheers for TGIF!



21 thoughts on “hello world

  1. SUNNI! We’ve missed you! Will be following you on IG.

    Now, how in the holy heck did you last years with no cell phone?!?!

    Love the coat and hope to see you more around here. More importantly, hope everything is going nice and smoothly!

    1. Cell phoning is pretty fun! Surprisingly though, I did last a few years without one. When Mr. AFS and I decided to get rid of them we both had pretty simple lives that just didn’t require them. I don’t know. It was an interesting lifestyle and makes it so that I can enjoy having a cell phone now but that its not a replacement for the individual whose right in front of me. Goodness, that has happened to me more times than I care to admit. “Cell Phone Zombies” – that’s what my mister and I call those!

  2. Here is another pat on the back for you from me! I love your newsletters! I so admire your personality, your so cute remarks, perfection in your sewing projects! Keep up the good and funny at times, stuff! So refreshing. Ta Ta to you too. Doris

  3. Can’t wait to see your new coat! You have been missed, but I know life has been challenging for you since you took on the store. I completely understand about not having a cell phone. I have one, but I don’t use it much. I’m here to tell everyone that not only is it possible to go through a day without yakking on your cell phone, it is really quite nice! People all over the world get along without having a phone to their ear all day. Just sayin.

      1. Thank you Becky & Nakisha! I do think cell phones are nice and convenient. Just in the few weeks of having mine I have noticed that it is somewhat easier to run my business. But I will say that it is possible to run a business without having one – even in today’s world. Ha ha!

        I think cell phones can be great tools, but I do find that all too often they replace personal contact with people. And I don’t even mean the person you’re talking to on the phone. I mean the person you’re talking/texting on the phone whilst trying to have a conversation with the live person right in front of you. That’s happened to me more times than I care to admit and I’m always left with the sad feeling that I didn’t matter enough to have their full attention!

  4. I don’t have an iphone nor know what instagram is…I do have a cell phone that I try to keep some minutes on though.
    Love the jacket…It looks warm and cozy! 🙂

    1. mary, I have to say that I didn’t really either until a few weeks ago! Iphone scmiphone. And instagram is really just another way to waste one’s time – though fun! Ha ha!
      And the coat it so warm and cozy. Truly I can’t wait for its first outing!

  5. Dear Sunni great to hear from you. I’m sure that the break from the pressure of constant filing of your newsletters will have done you good, and I hope that you are able to continue on where you were this time last year, plus, of course, the bricks and mortar shop!
    Believe it or not I am writing this on my iPad while on holidays in Canada, (I’m from Ireland) but I never use what we call my mobile phone. I find that it ties me down too much and is a time waster. However they are great toys — just like this one!

    1. Oh gosh, I hope I can get to where I was last year too! You know, I was just thinking about that. Sigh….I’m going to get back to that or my name will be mud! Yes!

    1. Hi Zynthia (awesome name!)
      The wool is from my store. I don’t know that there is enough left to make another coat, but it will be in the shop soon enough. Yay! We’re actually off to photograph wool coatings to put in the shop today, so expect my full stock of wool coating to be in the shop sometime this week.

  6. Hi Sunni

    Good to see your post!
    I’m liking that plaid skirt you’ve posted there.
    Have you got a little more info on that. I assume it’s one of your creations?
    PS. Your skirt vent lining tutorial was just the best, and it helped me with something that at the same seemed like a magical, impossible,unattainable art. Thank you!

  7. I read your posts and relate to them, so much. My husband and I opened a restaurant shortly after we were married – he’s a chef, and a very talented one, but my goodness. The stress that owning a business caused both of us – and I wasn’t even that involved, compared with him. It’s been a long, hard road… and we’re one of the lucky ones, we’re doing really well and are thriving. It’s caused a lot of a toll on both of us emotionally, however, and we’ve just split up as a result of the pressure that it caused on our relationship.

    I don’t know if you’re in the same boat, but I can hear in your tone the same notes that mine had during the most stressful times of that period. I might be missing the mark, but I just wanted to give you a virtual hug. I feel like you could use one right about now. I don’t really have any words of advice, but man. I know how hard running a business is. You don’t know me from Adam, I don’t think I’ve ever even commented here before, I’m a long time reader though, but I think I understand a little (but not all) of how stressful things must have been for you this past year or so.

  8. I’ve missed your posts, but have been ‘off blog’ myself. Love your work in plaid. You’ve made me look very closely at anyone wearing plaid to see if their checks are properly lined up!

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