Moving On…

I’ve been keeping a couple of secrets lately. And I am so excited to be able to spill the beans on one of those secrets right now. It’s just a little news… News that Jeff and I are super excited about!

We are packing our bags and traveling cross country soon because…

We’re moving to Seattle!

…in just a few weeks! It’s been kind of a whirlwind, but I am thrilled to be moving to the west coast. We’ll be headed to “The Evergreen State” sometime in mid-September.

Everything will remain the same at Papernstitch (blog and exhibition site). ย We’ll just be in a new place. A place with a vibrant arts and crafts community and lots more. Can you tell I’m excited?

Now, since I’m moving to a totally new state, I need a teensy tiny bit of help…

Do you live in Seattle? If you live nearby, give me a little shout in the comments below. I’ve only been to Seattle a few times, so any tips you can share would be greatly appreciated (events, shopping, great food, etc). And if you’re looking to squeeze a new friend into your crew there, I’d love to meet up when I get settled in. Have a cup of coffee or a cupcake or something?

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yes, as Clarity stated above, you will experience a longer stretch of gray skies and rain, but stay for one whole summer and you’ll fall head over heels for this city. =)

p.s. seattle ppl have issues with driving in extreme weather conditions. (first rain fall of the year = traffic, first snow day = traffic. pretty much anything weird falling from the sky = traffic. oh, and anything above 90 degrees = traffic. but the last one rarely happens so you don’t have to worry.


I live about an hour outside of Seattle. You’re just in time for a beautiful autumn, lots of fresh apples, then more rain than you ever thought possible! Welcome!!


Congrats on the move! Love finding new spots to call home. I went to college in St. Augustine, so I’ve been to Jacksonville, and I have to say Seattle seems like a good move for you!

Good luck with the move and looking forward to see you the design and style of your site & products adapts to the rainy climate ๐Ÿ˜‰

Jessica Newell

don’t worry, we’ll welcome you to seattle, brittni! update us once you’re in the city and all settled! i’d love to meet up with you! ๐Ÿ™‚


oh man! for real?!! that’s is soo awesome! i’m from seattle and can certainly help you with any questions you need answered. you’re going to love it here brittnit! i’m so excited to have you join our little wonderful town.

feel free to send me an email if you’re curious about anything. =)


This is AWESOME! I am super excited to hear that a handful of you actually live in Seattle. Can’t wait to move (should be mid-September). We can all meet up. ๐Ÿ™‚


Well, there actually IS a bridge into Magnolia, but it’s not an island – ha!

Shannon of ** Happiness Is...**

Oooh fun! Welcome to my city Brittni! I live in the Magnolia area, it’s beautiful, very close to downtown and the heart of Seattle, but feels private and neighborhoody. It’s almost like an island without a bridge. My backyard park is Discovery, and I can walk across the Locks to Ballard. I’d love to meet ya where you’re here, just holla! ๐Ÿ™‚ xo

Shannon of ** Happiness Is...**

Hey, Brittni! Great news!! I live in Seattle รขโ‚ฌโ€œ you’ll love it! Let me know when you are due to arrive. Hurry รขโ‚ฌโ€œ summer weather is gorgeous right now.



My sister in law lives in Sammamish, it’s beautiful there. Have fun and try not to get too stressed with the move. :0)

Kathryn Dyche Dechairo

So thrilled for you. Living in So. Oregon, you get the full flavor of all the Pacific Northwest. Congrats and enjoy Seattle!!!!


Diana Foree

Hi Brittni, and welcome to the Pacific Northwest! I have been in Seattle for almost 2 years and love it. There is a very dynamic art and handmade community here. I can tell you all about our fabric and art supply stores! Feel free to contact me when you get here, I’d love to hear from you and meet up.

Jenny B.

I live in Seattle! I love living here. I’m more than happy to share info and make a new blog friend! Email me ๐Ÿ™‚


Thanks Jenny! I will definitely email you. ๐Ÿ™‚ I had no idea that you lived in Seattle.


OHMYGOSH!!!!! YAY!!!! I am so excited and I’ll totally take you out for cupcakes!!! We just moved back to Seattle after five years this summer. Just email me and I can help you with whatever you’d like to know!

Jenny @ Hank + Hunt

Thank you Jenny and Dina. I will be actually be in Seattle. South Lake Union is where our apartment is. BTW-I have heard so many great things about etsyRAIN.


That’s great! I actually moved from Seattle to Buffalo, NY last year and miss many things…which part of Seattle are you moving to? Downtown or a surrounding city? Tacoma, WA is a nice place to spend time also…if you have a chance take the Underground Tour…I didn’t know the underground history until finally taking the tour after living is Seattle over 20 years! It’s also nice to take the ferry over to Bainbridge Island – it’s a beautiful marina and waterfront park. And also Alki beach is great for walks (or roller blading) in the summer. If you have any specific questions, let me know! ๐Ÿ™‚


Awesome! I live in the Seattle area (in Redmond). It’s a great city and definitely has a fantastic art scene. There are some fun artsy groups- I am part of the etsyRAIN meetup group and that has been a great way to connect with other creative people.

If you have any questions or just want to hang out, feel free to contact me!


I know, I liked that too. Thanks Vanessa.


Aw shucks, I liked knowing you were in my own back yard. However, congratulations on the big move! I’m excited for you!

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