Minding momma

A Sew-in We Will Go
January 13, 2017, 6:18 am
Filed under: crafted, Life

girl-sewing-googleimage from google

That’s going to be me!  I am clerking at my LQS store today, and in between customers, had sewing on a binding.  Then tomorrow, It a Sew-In!  Just in time for this weekends poor weather forecast, I will be warm and dry sewing with two of my new, dear friends from the quilt store.

It’ a mini retreat kind of thing.  I am so scatterbrained about what to take though.  I have too many projects going on and way too many ideas for others.

Ever get yourself in such a place that you can’t focus on one thing because of the sheer number of things around you?

Looking for a good planner to print
January 12, 2017, 8:56 am
Filed under: crafted

I need a good UFO or project planning page to print.  I have seen the one on Moda Bake Shop, and the one from Pixels to Patchwork.

Anyone seen one for 2017 that is a mix of checklist and actually planner like places for swatches?

thanks for helping me out!


Block 3
January 8, 2017, 7:55 am
Filed under: crafted

I am sewing along with the 182 Day Solstice Challenge from Pat Sloan.

Here are two versions of Block 3 I did.  One with lights are focus, one with darks as focus.

Which one do you like better?


Block 2
January 2, 2017, 5:05 am
Filed under: crafted

Continuing with the 182 Day Solstice Sew Along with Pat Sloan, I completed a navy and white block 2.  I tried at least 4 blocks to get those points correct, and unsewed a lot of times in the process.  I finally decided this one was good enough for me.  And maybe when my skills have improved later in the year, I will revisit this block and try again.


Happy New Year! Welcome 2017!
January 1, 2017, 7:05 am
Filed under: Life


What a night ushering in the New Year.  First we had an early celebration with a dear new friend and her family.  Wonderful food, laughter, and meeting some new people.

Then we watched the whole Mariah Carey implosion – played a few rounds of Catch Phrase – and enjoyed a late dinner and snacks with a super family from church and part of their family.

2017 is bringing repairs to a vehicle with rust damage…. are just blessed that no one was hurt, it was caught in time, and we are able to have a rental until it is fixed.


A bunch of birthdays, and ultimately, a High School Graduate who is college bound.  (boohoohoo mom tears)

From our family to you, Happy New Year!  May it abound with health, happiness, and prosperity for all of us!


Counting Down
December 29, 2016, 7:13 am
Filed under: Life

pocket-watch-vintage-image-graphicsfairywhimage from Graphics Fairy

The year is winding down and lots of people are doing the recap blog entries.  Some have shared their resolution/goals for the New Year.  I am in a state somewhere between the two.  I don’t really remember this whole year without looking back through my calendar and posts.  So much happens in a month, I lose track of it all.  I know next year will seem even faster as the countdown to a high school graduate in our house it taking place.  Bittersweet year ahead.  So proud of her and the young lady she is becoming, so hard to think of letting her go off in a packed car to college.


Christmas Bells Ringing
December 26, 2016, 8:44 am
Filed under: crafted, Life

I was blessed this year by my in-laws to get a ring, that I asked for and picked out of course.

I think it is really nice, I love blue and it is a cross…it is a little taller than I imagined and it will take a week or so to adjust to it, but I love it.  Ignore the unpainted nails please.

ring  It is available on line if you want one of your own.  And quite affordable.

Hope you had a Merry Christmas.  I am off to do some sewing today.  I decided to go ahead and make a Christmas top too for the Pat Sloan sew along I talked about at the end of last week.  Just can’t shake that holiday spirit!  So a quick stop for some fabric on sale today, then another churn dash block should appear sometime this week.

Happy New Year! if I don’t see you before then.