Meet Rachel of Family Ever After

Hello! I am Rachel. It is truly an honor to be making an appearance on BERNINA’s blog today. I have a history with BERNINA machines… my mother sewed many outfits for me on her BERNINA, I learned to sew on a BERNINA in college, I taught 8th grade sewing in a classroom of 24 BERNINA machines, and my husband bought a BERNINA for me to sew on when we were newly-weds. I love BERNINA, and it is a privilege to sew with such a wonderful machine.
 
Family Ever After, my blog, is my outlet for “continuing education.” I was a Family and Consumer Science Education major at BYU, and I love using my major every single day, to take care of and benefit my family. Basically, Family Ever After is a mish mash of sewing, crafting, food, family, travel, gardening, clogging, pictures, my thoughts, and a few fun series. 
A bit more about me
My husband I and grew up in South Dakota, and we have 2 daughters and 1 son (ages 7, 5, and 3). My family is everything to me! I’m very passionate about letting my kids “help” me do projects, and if it wasn’t that way, I’m sure my blog wouldn’t exist!
 
 
Last year, I had the opportunity to attend the Sewing Summit as a speaker in an intimate setting about behind-the-scenes blogging. I was beyond elated (and nervous!) to learn that two representatives from BERNINA would be in attendance. It was the highlight of my experience to meet Amy and Olivia.
 
 
A few of my favorite sewing projects
 
 
 
 

Webbing and Lace Belt

 
 
 
 
I’m in the process of making 2 quilts. Here’s the progress I’ve made on my ruffle-top quilt.
 
 
I love designing and sewing Halloween costumes for my kids…
 
… like this rollie pollie.
 
 
…and Annie.
  
 
 
 
 
 
I’ll be sharing some exclusive projects for WeAllSew and some fun tutorials with you soon. I’m so excited!
 
The last thing I want to share is that I’m having a sewing competition on my blog!!! It’s called “Sew-vivor,” a spin off the show “Survivor.” If you love to sew, come check it out! I’m honored to have BERNINA as one of the sponsors. Auditions are being held from February 27-March 11, 2013!
 
 
I’d love to connect and become friends with you! www.familyeverafterblog.comfacebookpinterest And they live… Family Ever After !See you there!
 
Have a great day! Rach H
 

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