Friday, November 28, 2014

Giving Thanks

"In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you." 
-1 Thessalonians 5: 18

"That I may publish with the voice of thanksgiving, and tell of all thy wondrous works."
 -Psalm 26: 7

Not only on a holiday called Thanksgiving, but every day, in everything.
Giving thanks.

Thankful for God's unspeakable gift, His love, mercy. Salvation through Jesus Christ. 
Thankful for family. And the beautiful bond that Christ has given us.
Thankful for friends. That I love dearly. 
Thankful for my sweet Church family. 
Thankful for all the gorgeous people that God has placed in my life and has allowed
me to love. Because, truth be told, I really love to love.
Thankful for laughter & smiles. 
Thankful for hugs. Lots of strong hugs.
Thankful for joy.
Thankful for singing and the joy & laughter that follow.

 Happy Thanksgiving!  We have so very much to be grateful for!
Love, Abi

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Another Modern Prairie Girl! {Karen}

This adorable lady was so excited when she heard Modern Prairie Sewing was out! Her husband surprised her with a copy on their 25th wedding anniversary!!!! How awesome is that?! I signed her special copy when I went into JoAnn Fabrics yesterday. My sisters were with me and we all signed the front cover of her copy of Modern Prairie Sewing. Thanks, sweet Karen, for your joy and smile every time we come into JoAnns!   xo Abi 

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Modern Prairie Sewing Trunk Show, Style Show, and Book Signing!!!!!


Today was awesome!!!!!!! 
Thanks to Mary Elizabeth and all of her amazing folks at The Rabbit's Lair!!!!!  And to everyone who came by to visit, THANK YOU!!!!!!!  I was so excited to meet you all!  My sisters came with me and we had a terrific time showing off the goodies made from Modern Prairie Sewing. It was a thrilling experience to sign copies for excited little girls and sweet ladies. (Yes! I did sign books. But we kind of forgot to get a picture of that.... oooops!)
I need to do more of these trunk shows!
They are fabulous!
Love, Abi

Thursday, November 20, 2014


Mom & me. Photobooth fun. When we went shopping, just the two of us, on my birthday. And talked. And laughed. And just enjoyed being together. My mom is the greatest and I love her so very much. (But you knew that already, didn't you?)

I'm still sewing away over here! You'll be at The Rabbit's Lair this Saturday, Nov 22nd, right?! I'd love to see you! 

xx Abi

Monday, November 17, 2014

Just a lot of Betty pouches...

And over 30 Betty Pouches later......
I'm a very happy girl.
But still swimming in fabric.
And still more things to make.
See you next Saturday, November 22nd,
love from here, Abi

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Pieces & Letters Pillowcase. S is for ?

Pieces & Letters Pillowcase ready to go show and tell at The Rabbit's Lair in Rogers, Arkansas on the 22nd of this month!!!!!! I'm so excited!!  I'm sewing up a storm over here and could use some help with fabric suggestions. I will try and keep you updated with how my progress goes. And if you don't hear from me, it's very likely that I'm up to my eyeballs in gorgeous fabrics and thread and can't manage to make it to the blogging world.
What I absolutely love about this project??  It's sew simple! A perfect beginner project.
And since I just decided to make a letter I'd never done before, you can decide what you want the S to stand for. Let me know what you think it should be!
XO's from here, Abi

Monday, November 10, 2014

Modern Prairie Sewing at JoAnn Fabrics

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C&T Publishing-Stash Books: Modern Prairie Sewing. With this book you will discover that sewing does not have to be complicated. This book contains twenty cleverly thought-out projects develop technical skills and include the author's secret sewing tricks to guarantee success. Author: Abigail A. Long. Softcover; 128 pages. Published year: 2014. ISBN 978-1-60705-878-6. Imported.


Hey everybody!  Modern Prairie Sewing is now at JoAnn Fabrics.  If it's not at your store, ask about it!  They're selling it online now.  And better yet - it's a whopping 40% off!!!!! 

xoxo Abi

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Flea Market Findings

We are big flea market shoppers.  Not only is it the joy of finding something worthless and making it use-able and fresh, it's spending the "hunt" with some of your favorite people. The immediate bond when we all decide to collect vintage lamps, old chairs, or wobbly tables - and all at the same time. We're crazy that way, but we wouldn't trade it! 

What are you looking for these days at flea markets?  And if you're not a big flea market finder, why not?  Tips or tricks on how to really get a bang for your buck?  Please let me know!

Big Love, Abi

Monday, November 3, 2014

Goodreads Modern Prairie Sewing Giveaway!!!!!

I'm hosting a giveaway over at Goodreads!!!!!!  And I'm giving away 5 brand new, beautiful, best-page-smelling copies of Modern Prairie Sewing!!!!!! 

The giveaway doesn't end for a while yet, but go ahead and get your name thrown in the hat!!!! 

xoxo Abi


Book Giveaway For Modern Prairie Sewing: 20 Handmade Projects for You & Your Friends

  • Modern Prairie Sewing by Abigail A. Long
    Modern Prairie Sewing: 20 Handmade Projects for You & Your Friends
    Release date: Jul 01, 2014
    Five copies of Modern Prairie Sewing, signed by author Abigail A. Long. She's more than happy to write a special or unique note in the front cover of…more
    Giveaway dates: Oct 28 - Dec 01, 2014
    5 copies available, 165 people requesting
    Countries available: US and CA
    Closed to entries in:27 days and 14:17:33