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Weekend

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was about praying. I don’t consider myself a very religious person, but every night before I go to bed, I say one Hail Mary. I say that I’m not religious, but I am spiritual. I believe that someone is out there, whoever they may be, who listens to me. “Please help Kathy in her family situation,” “Give me the motivation to keep working hard,” “Thank you for helping me out in my workout this morning.” Big and little requests and statements, these are the types of things that I say. In the morning and with a fresh and clear mind, it’s interesting to reflect on where my mind was 12 or so hours prior. Recently, my nighttime recital has centered around the subject of thank you. There are a lot of big and exciting things in the works right now and I just can’t help but be thankful for my life. It’s been 3 1/2 years since I moved from sunny Ft. Lauderdale to what my dad called, Greyadelphia (Philadelphia). I started at A and I am now and at Β M. I’m amazed at how far I’ve come, but can’t imagine what the rest of the alphabet is going to bring. Also, it’s been almost a year and a half since Madalynne because a sewing blog and just like my life, I’m utterly grateful for its path. It brought me to meet so many new people and find a place in this world that is unique me, Maddie. What’s both weird and cool is that my best friends nowadays aren’t the people I grew up with, but women I have met through my blog. I have a running email dialogue with women like Lindsey, Bekuh,Β and Anto. Do you know how awesome that is? Thank you!

Oh, and I have an exciting weekend coming up too! A secretive project that I’ve been working on is one that involved me naturally dyeing bamboo rayon and ashy purple using alkanet (a natural dye). Sallie, you’d be so proud! With the help of a blogger friend, I was completely taken out of my sewing comfort zone, but I liked it! The dress I made from the fabric is complete and tomorrow, we are photographing it. The props have been made and I’m ready for a killer, Halloween-themed shoot. Stay tuned!

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    anto

    I’ve realized that regardless of whether things are going good or bad in my life there is always something to be thankful for. To me, a grateful heart is the best way to start and end the day. I’m really excited to see the results of your dyeing adventures!!

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      Maddie Flanigan

      I just received a text today from a friend – “If you want to feel rich, then count things you have that money can’t buy.”

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    Lisa

    Can’t wait to see your dress! I’m loving your blog. I just started subscribing via Bloglovin’. Your work is really quality and very beautiful.
    In faith, I think it’s important to be intellectually honest and also to leave room for mystery. I find that gratitude is a good way to see the mysterious beauty that God has put here.
    Congratulations on all you have in the works. I can’t wait to read about your amazing adventures here.

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      Maddie Flanigan

      I’m so glad you found me. Do you have a blog? Not like I need another website to read, but I can’t help it.

      Definitely stick around. I am so excited to show everyone my steps and tips for dyeing. I’ve been working on the post for weeks!

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    Natasha Estrada

    You always have such fanciful and inspired photoshoots. Mine are something like this: *snap* here’s my item or maybe something like Andre….. can you photograph my shoes… then I surf while he gets the light tent and lights setup. All very laise faire on my part. But I’m not a groundbreaking blogger neither

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      Maddie Flanigan

      You’re a groundbreaking commenter! The best ever and the best to date.

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    sallieforrer

    Awesome!! Can’t wait to see it!!

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      Maddie Flanigan

      Check out Instagram – I posted a sneak peek. The details will be up next week. I’m so exited to show everyone!

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    F K

    That tree house looks magical! I wish I could just cozy up in there with a sewing machine, warm blanket, some Netflix, and hot apple cider. ^.^

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