the Modern Prairie Girl – PDF patterns!!!!

Modern Prairie Girl, the PDF Patterns


Modern Prairie Girl, the PDF Patterns

Howdy everyone!

I just wanted to stop by here at the marie-madeline blog and share with you that I’ve designed and am now selling 2 new PDF patterns!!  I’m so excited with how they’ve turned out and I’d love to hear what you all think about them too!

The above pattern, Sophie Bags Crossbody & Clutch, is one of my favorite bag patterns. The crossbody is sturdy and perfect for long days, while still boasting of something pretty like the gathered eye-catching panel on the front of the bag. The clutch is one of my go-to bags. Not just because it is pretty, but because carrying it feels pretty!

Here are so more pictures of the Sophie bags!

The Sophie Bags

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The Reflections Quilt pattern is a quick and fun make for anyone that loves quilting (or at least wants to give it a try!). The pattern includes three sizes: twin, full/queen & king. So everyone can have one.

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Read more and see more about my patterns over at my blog, the Modern Prairie Girl.

Reflections Quilt

Sophie Bags Crossbody & Clutch

Check out my Etsy shop, the Modern Prairie Girl!!!!

Thanks for letting me stop by and chat a spell. It’s been fun!

happy sewing, Abi

Achaia’s Etsy shop!

Achaia's Etsy Shop


Achaia's Etsy Shop

Achaia's Etsy Shop

Achaia's Etsy Shop

Achaia's Etsy Shop

Achaia's Etsy Shop

Achaia's Etsy Shop

Achaia's Etsy Shop






I’m SO excited to announce the opening of my very own Etsy Shop!!

In my shop you’ll find pillow covers hand written and hand embroidered by me!  They also feature a variety of pretty backing fabrics, full lining, sturdy zippers on the bottom of the covers for easy taking on and off, and handmade tassels on the zipper pulls.

I had a lot of fun choosing sayings for each pillow, stitching on them, and putting them together.  I hope you’ll find something you’ll love that puts a smile on your face, and a little extra beauty on your bed or couch!

xxx Achaia

PS  The listings do not include pillow forms, but if you would like to have one of those included as well, be sure to send me a convo for pricing and a custom listing!


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We have a beautiful bush that blooms with the most fragrant and sweet flowers. So in the spring, it seems like the perfect place to take some photos.

Today it’s Achaia!  xoxo Us

Say it with red and pink.



redandpinkWe girls recently had the happy opportunity to host a Valentine’s Day luncheon for the ladies at our Church!  Our Church is small on the people side, but big on the love side.



It was so fun to plan our menu.  The main course was manicotti, French bread, and salad, with three different yummy desserts — homemade Chocolate Chip Cookie, Cream Wafers, and Creamy Strawberry Dessert.

Our pastor’s wife supplied the drinks (raspberry lemonade and water).  We decorated each place with a special party favor bag, complete with candy hearts, red & pink Hershey kisses, and York peppermint patties, all tied up with red and white twine.



We dipped into our Mom’s vast (and gorgeous) collection of vintage tablecloths for all the tables, and borrowed her ruby red vase collection for all the flowers.

We had mood music on (of course).  How is it that music softly playing in the background can make such a difference??


It was such a wonderful experience for us, and a great time was had by all!  It’s amazing how taking just a couple hours out of one Saturday to spend time with others can be so refreshing.  We are already planning our next luncheon (picnic theme!), and can’t wait.

xoxo Apphia, Achaia, Abigail, & Abiah

Come see Abigail (& us) in Rogers, Arkansas! (And get your copy of Modern Prairie Sewing signed!!)






So sorry for the silence around here.  Apphia and I just got back from a wonderful week vacation in Austin, Texas visiting friends and family.  You can see some of the fun stuff we did on our Instagram…. the trip went by so fast!

This Saturday (from 10:00am to 2:00pm) Abigail will be in Rogers, Arkansas at The Rabbit's Lair selling, signing, and showing off Modern Prairie Sewing!!!  Us other three girls plan on tagging along and modeling some made goodies.  So come see us!

As you can see, Abi's been sewing up a storm….

Hope you can join us!

xox Achaia

Smile for Sophie (she’s amazing, cute, talented, and funny!)







A month or so ago Sophie, asked if we could come out to her house and model some vintage wedding dresses for her.  Sophie is a super talented, cute, happy, funny photographer, who also happens to be a fabulous friend.  Of course, what could we say but "yes!"?!

Above you'll find some of the results.  We also got to model with Sophie's sister (Hi, Clara!!)…..  You can see all of them over at Sophie's blog!

We had an awesome time dressing up and roaming around the property looking for the perfect spot!  Thanks, Soph, for inviting us!


Happy birthday to our Abs!




Dearest Abigail~

What a wonderful surprise to be blessed with a 3rd daughter!  You have always been so full of life, love, and laughter.  I truly value your zest and your tremendous loyalty.

May The Lord Jesus Christ continue to guide and direct you all the days of your life.

I love you, Mommy


Happy 22nd birthday, Abs!  We love you so very much and know we are so blessed to have you as a partner-in-crime.  Thanks for being a great sister.  We are so excited to see what God will do in your life this next year!

xoxoxo Apphia, Achaia, & Abiah

Happiest of birthdays to our beautiful Mommy.



Happy birthday, Mommy!!

All we can say is that we are the MOST blessed girls on the planet.  You are the best Mom ever!  There's so much we want to say, and so much we can't say.  We've been together through thick and thin, and nothing has changed.  We are still crazy about you!

For so many years you've been our teacher, our example, our Mommy.  As we've gotten older you are now our best friend and confidant.  Thanks for all the years you've loved us, taught us, and showed us.  We feel we would be extremely blessed if we only lived up to being half of the woman you are.  

To the best Mommy ever, we wish God's richest blessings on you.  Here's to many more years celebrating you!

With all our love, your girls,

Apphia, Achaia, Abigail, and Abiah

Scenes of Summer.










So sorry for the silence around here these past months.  Our summer has come and is going so quickly.  We ended up with lots of memories that we want to hold onto forever.

In July we got to take our annual Indiana trip, which happened to be some of the best two weeks ever.  We were refreshed and encouraged, while we relaxed, visited lots of friends and family, went flea marketing, put up about 13 dozen ears of corn, got our hair cut, went shopping, sang, laughed, and drank quite a few Mountain Dew icies.  We were also so happy to have our brother Joe there for a few of the days!

And speaking of Joe, a few weeks ago we had the opportunity to spend a hot (humid) Saturday with him.  We watched him work (amazing – especially in that hot forge!), and fed almost the entire school with homemade pizzas.  We've spent lots of fun weekends with him, and can't believe school is almost out!  Joe's been able to meet some awesome people, and we are so thankful that we're able to call them our friends now too.

Oh, and we girls have also taken advantage of matching a couple times.  Which is funny, considering that Mom would match us ALL the time when we were little (and we didn't always like it).  Now, we have actually done it on purpose a couple of times, including a 'maxi dress' Sunday.

Some of the most exciting news this summer was the launch of Abigail's book, Modern Prairie Sewing!  It's been amazing watching her promote it and exciting to read the good reviews from happy seamstresses! 

We feel so blessed to have gotten to meet some wonderful people over this summer that have become fast friends.  We've loved getting to do things with them including a shopping day, movie + snack fest + kayak adventure, and photo shoot fun. 

We do have good news for you…. our birthday bash starts Monday!!!  We will plan on sending out newsletters so if you haven't signed up, you might want to so you can keep up to date.  Lots of inventory-ing going on around here.

Not much else has been going on, except lots of reading and watching Perry Mason before bed.  Hope your summer has been as good. xoxo

PS…. Have you spotted that badge on the top in the sidebar??  Coming soon!!

Modern Prairie Sewing now available!!


It's true, it's finally here!!!  Abigail's book, Modern Prairie Sewing, is now available for purchase!  Here are some places where you can get your book fix….

Amazon (By the way, Abi has three 5-star reviews on Amazon!  She about died.)

Barnes & Noble

C & T Publishing

And, if you'd like to carry Abi's book in your shop check out your wholesalers (this is the only one we know of so far that is carrying it, but be sure to ask!)….

Checker Distributors


Of course, if you are a NOOK fan, you can get it that way too!

We are so proud of our girl!  She really has done a fantastic job on this beauty.  (And we definitely aren't saying this because we got to land on the cover.)

Enjoy your day!