Minding momma

Back at work
March 28, 2017, 7:03 am
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Scheduled post.

Spring has come.  Many projects are being worked on.  To keep me in fabric…I am taking on hand work again.  Very reasonable rates for hand bindings.  Also can square up quilt and machine attach binding before hand work if desired.

contact me at email listed on the “about me” page.

Retreat Weekend
March 25, 2017, 12:06 pm
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IMG_0392My friend at the retreat lent me a machine!  I’ve been stripping all morning.  Here’s a peek at my jelly roll race.


A sew-in we will go
March 24, 2017, 8:32 am
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Scheduled post.

girl-sewing-googleImage from google

today is the spring quilters retreat!  I wonder what I chose to work on, and if I will accomplish anything at all.

lots of laughter, strings, and a few needle pricks ahead

Happy Spring
March 20, 2017, 7:38 am
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IMG_0353I’m trying to post from my phone, it is a bit challenging.  I don’t think I will do this often.

just wanted to wish everyone a sweet start to spring!  Other than rain, it is my favorite season.  Easter, everything budding, grass returns to green, my birthday, sunny days, longer days, not too hot yet, love it!

the “City of Bridges”, known for its 446 bridges
March 16, 2017, 5:47 am
Filed under: Life

all files from Google images.

My grandmother was always known for saying, “bloom where you are planted.”  I don’t know who originated that quote, but I remember my grandmother lovingly when I hear it from anyone.

Have I done that in our 4 years here?  NO!  I think longingly of our home at the coast, I daydream of our time and friends in Texas, I count the days until I can get back down to visit Myrtle Beach.  But enjoy the city I’m in, can’t say I have ever given it a thought.  Especially on a snowy day like this one.  I’m not the only one.  My daughter is heading to college at the end of this summer.  She knows how many weeks it is until she gets out of high school and out of this town.  My son, hates winter here, especially.  He constantly asks when we are going to move, when are we going to the beach again, and why do we have to stay here.

Did I cause that?  Not directly, but with my actions, and my attitude?  Probably.  I look at the pretty, postcard, perfect images of the city.  I know they are filtered and enhanced.  Because I look at the city, and it is not that shiny and bright.  But I also see it through it my dull, unimpressed eyes too.  I am not looking for beauty, so I don’t see it.

I live just south of the city.  People in this area, hate to cross a bridge or go through a tunnel into town.  Tomorrow, I have to do just that to take my daughter to another doctors appointment.  I know the city is full of museums, restaurants, sporting events, concert venues, and numerous other attractions.  I have no desire to see any of them.  Get in, get out, get home.  When will I embrace our adopted city?

I must be feeling melancholy as it approaches the anniversary of my moms death.  And of course, as I mentioned, the upcoming high school graduation.  I feel a stirring in my chest, to change my outlook on life here.  It is where we landed.  It is not permanent.  It is where, we believe, God wants us for now.  So how do I go about changing my feelings, and influencing my children’s?

Where would you begin???

Retreat Signup
March 14, 2017, 6:15 am
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Today is your last chance to sign up for the March Retreat!  It is a small one this time, with lots of fun games planned.  Should be plenty of space for everyone to stretch out.  And I believe there are only two rooms left at the retreat discount.  I can hardly wait.  I have so many things to work on, I cant decide what I am going t be taking along.  If you are interested, call Jenn today!  Quilters Depot.

Charity begins here
March 13, 2017, 5:32 am
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It is time for Confession of a Fabric Addict annual charity quilt drive!


I intend to make a kids quilt for the second charity she lists.  Both John and I have bosses who are going through chemo right now.

I will be looking at my stash today to determine what fabric I can pull and what I need to buy, if any!  I am hoping not to spend anything on the top.  A mini challenge!

Will you visit her site and consider choosing one of the charity’s to make a quilt for?