Minding momma

I need to what?
April 4, 2017, 2:41 am
Filed under: crafted, Life

Oh my goodness, oh my goodness

My friend and co-worker at our LQS had a death in the family yesterday, so I got the call that I will be covering her class tonight!  Say what?  I have to teach a machine applique mug rug…….if you are new, I am a hand piecing nut.  I have never machine appliqued, I have only begun to sew on a machine since I started at the shop last summer.

Oh my, oh my.


The Countdown
April 2, 2017, 4:51 am
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April is also the month we celebrate the anniversary of my birth!

I went to one of the big box fabric and craft stores yesterday, and treated myself to a buggy full of craziness!  I don’t know when I thought I would get around to these projects but I shopped like I had no stash.  Love sales plus coupon pricing.  Over the next week, I will show you my purchases and let you know what project(s) I had in mind when I picked them up.

I am also going to be giving away some of my previous purchases. Gasp! I just grabbed some of it because of the great deals offered, but I am never going to finish everything and my tastes changes almost daily!  Good for the store, bad for my wallet and storage space.

Stay tuned to enter, and have a great week!

Sadness settled in
April 1, 2017, 5:20 am
Filed under: Life

google images

O mom, how I miss you.

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???

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?

Senior Banquet
March 11, 2017, 7:52 am
Filed under: Life

There’s the girls.  Senior Cheerleaders being celebrated at the annual banquet.  It is hard to believe we have attended four of these, and this is the last.

What a gift to have been given, cheering for one year on the Freshman squad, one year of JV, and two years on the Varsity squad.  She really pushed through some injuries and other personal challenges to stick it out.

Her father and I are so proud of her for making it to this day.  What a great high school cheerleading career!