Monday, April 7, 2014

Two Lights State Park...

I think spring is finally here in the northeast!  
It was above freezing and the sun was out so we went to the ocean.

Enjoy the photos, 
they were taken with my iPhone 5s

Enjoy your day,

Sunday, March 2, 2014

February Update….

I have to say since my girls started High School; time has been flying by, way too fast!  It seems between all the school activities and sports I haven't had much time for sewing.  

Winter Carnival 2014

"Fighting Crime since 1999"

I belong to two bees, Stash Bee  - where I'm the 
Hive mama for Hive #9, I've been apart of this bee since its conception.  

On Instagram I belong to a bee that goes along with the book Modern Bee.  
#moderninstabee2014 Hive #4
February Triple Star Block

That's all I've had time for, time goes by too quickly and before I now it my girls will be driving and won't need me as a taxi and I'll have time for sewing once again.  But for now I wish I could slow down the clock just a little, the house will be too quiet when they're gone.

Coastal Field Hockey
Team 2A took 1st place in their bracket!

Enjoy your day,

Sunday, January 26, 2014

January Update...

I thought I would share with you the block we'll be making in January for Stash Bee Hive #9. I'm the Hive mama and January is my month.

I found this quilt over on Moda Recipes called Lattice Bones

These are the bones I've made, went a little crazy.  
They're super easy and fun to make.

I haven't spent as much time sewn lately.  I've been making more time for physical fitness, since I started this job two years ago - I sit most of the day and plus there is lots of food- around I've put on twenty pounds.  In the past I've always been very active and fit and to be so out of shape and squeezing into my clothes is making me very frustrated.  So I decide I needed to make the time for me.  I'm working out 4 to 5 days a week.  I'm doing weight lifting and intervals on the treadmill.  It feels so good to be active again, I haven't seen the scale move downward yet but I can feel the muscle in my legs are getting tighter and my stomach doesn't feel as bloated.  I'm trying to choose real food over processed prepackaged product.  

It has been very cold here in the northeast, it feels like the never-ending winter!

What are you working on?  Are you making time for you?

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Fabric Sale……...

Are you on Instagram??  Have you seen there's going to be a huge Fabric/destashing sale starting Wednesday January 15th starting at 9PM EST.  (#thegreatfabricdestash) Mark you calendars, I have lots of fabric, patterns, books that I'll have up for sale.

My first finish of 2014 is this plus quilt that seems like I've been working on forever.  I Finally have the binding sewn on!

68" x 88"


Back close-up

Front Close-up

Listed in my Etsy Shop.

Enjoy your day,


"Two things define you. 
Your patience when you have nothing, 
and your attitude when you have everything."

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Cat Quilt-Along...

Have you seen all the cats showing up on Instagram? 
Elizabeth Hartman of Oh, Fransson came up this this quilt pattern.
  She's hosting a cat a day for 25 days or you can buy the pattern.
I made 42 cats for this quilt top.

When I saw the cats, I thought what a great idea for my mom for christmas, and I had two weeks to make it, I can do this!  So I remembered how much she liked the color combo of the black and cream "plus" quilt and my mom loves cats.  

I little peek-a-boo from my helper!

The machine quilting is not perfect but it is what it is.

I added a wider border around the cats, and then added 2.5" squares to make it bigger.
The finish size is 56" x 68"

I found this feather fabric that I thought was perfect for the backing.

Now I need to come up with a block tutorial for Stash Bee, I'm Hive Mama for Hive #9 for 2014, so excited for another round, we have a great organizer, Danny over at Mommy for Reals.  Thank you Danny for stepping up and taking over your doing a great job!

Wishing you and yours safe and happy holidays!

Sunday, December 1, 2013


Belated Happy Thanksgiving to those of you who celerate.  
I hope you had a wonderful day doing whatever makes you happy and thankful!  

Our thankful tree. 
We each wrote down what we were thankful for, ranges from iPod to toilet paper.

 Not much going on on the quilting department over here, I seem to have tendinitis in my elbow, so have been taking it easy and laying off cutting fabric.  

I have this quilt top done 

and this was going to be the back.  
When my mom came over for thanksgiving, she saw the back and loved it.  
So I'm now going to make it into a quilt for her.  

I did finish the dog bed.
Muslin liner holding all the scraps of fabric.

I did add a layer of batting to the top and quilted it.  
 25" x 36"

Have you been to see Catching Fire the second movie in the Hunger Games series?  I've see it twice, first time I went with 15 of my daughters friends for her friends 15th birthday party.  Lots of fun! 

Yesterday I took my my mother, three daughters and My granddaughter. 
 It was just as good the second time.

They were thrilled to have their photo taken!

I have been doing some knitting, I'm a cold weather knitter and I only like make small things, too impatient for knitting anything too large.  So I've made a hat for my grandson.

Photos of my grandson, Greyson.
Greyson and Mojo 
Mojo was not hurt in the taking of this photo!

Greyson - 5 months

I feel very grateful for the people in my life, the roof over my head and the food in my belly, the clothes on my back and of course toilet paper!

Thanks for stopping bye, what are you thankful for?