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Big Announcement!

Happy Wednesday everyone!  Ooohhh, I’m so happy to be posting to my blog today.  With everything that’s been going on, the opportunity to talk about anything sewing related makes me all giddy inside.  I haven’t sewn a single garment since August.  I thank ALL of you for your support and prayers for CEMO.

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Now for the Big Announcement!  I was contacted by a representative of the Baby Lock Sewing Machine Company on May 18th about a possible collaboration.  Needless to say, I was quite excited about their interest.  After several conversations back and forth, we came to an agreement and I’m so happy to announce that, on July 15th, I signed with Baby Lock as one of their newest influencers.  Aaaahhh!!!  I’m still so EXCITED to say that!  Shortly afterwards, we went away on a great vacation to celebrate my husband’s retirement. My plan was to announce the new collaboration after returning home. However, I never got a chance to do that because as soon as we returned home, my husband received his diagnosis.

It’s been 4 months since I signed with the company and this is my first opportunity to post about it.  I am extremely appreciative of Baby Lock for their patience with me.  While I’m dealing with my family situation, they have shown extreme compassion in allowing me the time I need to get back in action.  They understand my priority is my husband’s care and for that I’m grateful. Because of how they have handled my situation, I am confident that I’ve signed with the right company.  Any company that values family is alright with me. The Baby Lock Sewing Machine Company has earned my great respect.

Big Announcement!

I met up with Christine and Katie while at the Mimi G Style Conference in June and was able to test drive and choose the two machines that I wanted.  I chose the Soprano Sewing Machine and Evolution Serger.  For those of you who own these machines, you already know how awesome they are.  I’ll be sharing more about the machines and some of the features at a later time. Also you’ll definitely be seeing these machines at work in my future YouTube tutorials. I have great things planned for the future and will move forward as time allows, while caring for my husband. Thank you, in advance, for your patience as I slowly return to blogging.  I have my next pattern and fabric ready to go.  As soon as I get a free moment, I will be sewing my first garment using my new Baby Lock Machines.  Oooooh Happy Days!!!  Thank you Baby Lock!

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Anita Morris

Anita is the Author of STEP Into It, Overcoming Trials That Lead To Purpose. She is also an Online Sewing Instructor for beginner sewists. She is passionate about helping women to step into their purpose by walking in the calling on their lives. She hosts a popular YouTube channel where she helps women to become confident in their sewing skills.

This Post Has 193 Comments

  1. Gina Green

    So Happy for you!!
    I purchased a Destiny II a year ago and it’s still in the box !!! I was living in GA at the time I received it and had to move back home to OH to take of my elderly mother. I’ve had to do a lot of cleaning up and painting at the homestead Now I’m in the process of fixing up the basement for a sewing / craft area so I can get my Destiny out of the box!!! Said all that to say this PLEASE PLEASE create a STEP BY STEP instructional YouTube video on Destiny II like you did with the Soprano You are So detailed and professional and let’s not talk about that HAPPY SMILE you have. OMG! Your Spirit comes through the TV. You can tell the Spirit of GOD is upon you. Continue to be BLESSED!!!

  2. Yvonne Thompson

    Anita, congratulations!
    Glory to God … He is awesome!

  3. Marie

    My will take my babylock evolve out of the box
    Ready set go!
    I am so excited that you will be using babylock as a demo
    Congrats to your signing with them
    Be bless

  4. Cynthia

    I want say congratulations on your new venture with Baby Loc. I also want to say that my family is praying for your family. Lastly, I want to thank you for bringing back the love of sewing into my life:)

  5. Sandra

    Congratulations Anita! May God continue to bless you and your family. You are in my prayers!

  6. Margo

    Very happy and excited for you. Continuous prayers for your family.

  7. Yvette

    Anita, I’m so very happy for you!! You are so deserving!! Congratulations!!
    Continued prayers for you, your husband and your sons. God bless!!

  8. priscilla

    That is awesome news, I look forward to seeing what you create with these machines. Prayers for you and your family!

  9. Bridget

    Pardon me while I run out and buy a Baby Lock. Never even looked at ’em (Janome girl), and I do not know Anita personally. But she publishes a darn good blog which has helped me as a sewist and as she said, who doesn’t want to do business with a company that can put aside metrics for the sake of family. Anita, I will keep praying for you, your husband, and your family. Remember to sew…I know that connecting with something that is just YOU is critically important right now. Thanks for being you.

  10. Brenda

    Congratulations and continued prayers for you, Cemo and your family!

    1. Betty Miller

      I use all of your designs and love using them ! Waiting for designs to go into my sashings ‘nnup

  11. Kaye Jones

    Congratulations, I’m a new follower and learning how to sew from your videos. My prayers are with you and your family! I’m praying for total healing for your husband. God Bless

  12. Gayleen

    Congratulations Anita! They couldn’t have picked a better person.

  13. Joyce stevenson

    Congratulations, I am happy that you are back.

  14. Vivian

    Congratulations! I’m happy to see that you are back. Missed you,, but I understand why. I look forward to reading your blogs and watching you videos. Baby Lock is lucky to have you!,

  15. Doreatha

    Congratulations Anita! You are such an inspiring woman. I can’t imagine what you and your family have gone through these past few months. Continue to be encouraged and best wishes with your new venture!

  16. Tawanna

    Congratulations Anita!! This is awesome.

  17. Lena Grip

    Dear Anita,
    I have recently discovered your tutorials on Youtube and I am very fond of them and looking forward to seeing and learning more of your future projects. You are a very good teacher!I live in Sweden so your tutorials are reaching World wide. I also pray for your husband.
    My best regards
    Lena Grip

    1. Anita Morris

      Thank you so much dear Lena! I’m so glad you like the tutorials. Thanks for your prayers!

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  19. Michelle

    That’s AWESOME Anita!!!!!!!! Congrats.

  20. Ms. Sheila

    Congratulations Anita!!! Glad to hear the good news about Cemo. God got you and your family. Stay Strong as you are. Looking forward to your next tutorial, when your time permits. God is Awesome!!

  21. Karen Derbes

    All such wonderful news Anita!!!! God is good!!!! Great to hear that your husband is doing well, and I can’t wait to see what you have planned to show us! You are perfect for Babylock, such an awesome company, Congratulations!!! SEW EXCITING!!!!

  22. Twanna Crockam

    Praise God from whom all blessings flow. I am blown away with your IG page. So professional looking and your makes are spectacular.

    Praise God for doing what needs to be done in your life and your hubby. He is faithful. He is doing a great thing.

    Congratulations on your new opportunities with Baby Lock and the new machines.

    I’m looking forward to Future postings. Be blessed. Stay blessed. You are blessed. #IJN


    1. Anita Morris

      Thank you so much Twanna! You be blessed too!

  23. Verla

    So glad to hear your husband is recovering!!
    Stay strong!!

  24. Gwen

    Congratulations and I will continue to pray for your husband

  25. Catherine

    Congratulations I look forward to see you back on YouTube

  26. Brenda Johnson

    God is doing great things in your life, I’m so happy for you and all your success. GOD MAKES NO MISTAKES… You’re blessed my sista ☺

    1. Anita Morris

      Thanks Brenda! God makes no mistakes! Amen!

  27. Linda L

    Hi Anita: Such great news for your family. I just love when God pours out his blessings. Go ANITA CEMO AND FAMILY.

  28. Peggy

    ? Hi Anita. WOW! I can’t tell you how wonderful it is to see that beautiful smile, and a big, big CONGRATULATIONS!!! ? I’m soooooo happy for you and always praying for your family.

    1. Anita Morris

      Ooohhh, thanks so much Peggy!

  29. Tarah

    First of all – so happy to hear that your husband’s recovery is going well. Secondly, it was good to hear of your collaboration with BabyLock. I can’t wait to see what you make on both of those fantastic machines. God Bless and continued prayers for Cemo.

  30. Dineen and Dina

    Ooooh! CONGRATULATIONS SEW SISTER! Continued blessings to you and your blessed family! Praying without a ceasing! ??❤️?????

  31. Robin

    That is awesome news. Congratulations and continued prayers for your husband and family.

  32. Sherry

    CONGRATULATIONS!!! What an awesome opportunity. Continued prayers for Cemo.

  33. Shirley

    Awesome, congratulations, continued prayers for Cemo, can’t wait to see what you create!

  34. gale

    Congratulations Anita,

  35. Darlene

    Congratulations Anita! This is such a blessing and so well deserved. Baby Loc is blessed to have such an awesome seamstress on their team. I know this is the first of many things to come. I know I will have some Anita By Design patterns to add to my stash one day in the future. Congratulations again!!

  36. Giuditta

    I am so excited to hear this news; Baby Lock simply couldn’t haven chosen a better influencer — and a more lovely person! — for its brand!

    This is especially pertinent news to me, because I have had Bernina sewing machines for 40 years and recently made big changes in my own sewing room. Last year, I finally made friends with serging with the addition of the wonderful Evolution Baby Lock serger. Because of that excellent experience, just last month, I took the enormous step of purchasing the Baby Lock sewing machine. I have been a little worried that this machine is more geared to quilters, so please tell BL that I am so happy to see a garment sewer using one. I am looking forward to being inspired by your use of the new machines!

    1. Anita Morris

      Awesome Giuditta! So happy to hear about your new purchase Evolution Serger! I’m so excited to get started using it and making some magic.

  37. Florence

    “Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting;but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised. Honor her for all that her hands have done, and let her works bring her praise at the city gate.” Congratulations Ms. Anita! So glad to see a post from you. While we have missed you posting, we understand why. I will continue to pray for you and your family.

    1. Anita Morris

      Oh Florence! Thank you so much!

  38. Kris

    Fabulous- you are so well respected with your talents and it shows!!! Continue prayers for your family.