Hello All!

Posted in Uncategorized on November 1 by jmommy08

I appreciate anyone who has popped in here recently, but I have come to the realization that I barely have enough time to update one blog, yet alone two – so please feel free to see everything I do and am able to get on and share at my other blog:

Blueberry Pie

I will be deleting this blog shortly.  I apologize to anyone who may have looked forward to following me on this.  I just have to be realistic.  Thank you!



Posted in Uncategorized on May 28 by jmommy08

So, the time I have spent away from the computer (in nearly all aspects except for work) I have spent brainstorming and I have some plans. Hopefully, said plans will pan out.

First plan: My friend is having a baby in August. My plan is to make an ABC quilt, a breast feeding bag containing breast pads, lanolin oil, etc, and a baby care bag containing vapor rub and bath (essentials for us when Baby J got sick) and maybe some other things.

Second Plan: Mom’s birthday is September 21. I would like to take her to Amish Country as her birthday gift. I was looking at staying here on Saturday night.  There seems to be lots to do in that area and we have only skimmed the surface to date.  So we’ll see about that. 

Third Plan: A shopping cart cover.  I have some leftover home dec fabric from the couch and I think I’m going to make a very simple shopping cart cover out of that and some extra fabric I have. 

I know I spend a lot of time planning.  Unfortunately, that seems to be all I have time for (since I can do it while I’m doing the mundane things I do at work).  At some point, I hope to start posting finished products.  I also hope to be able to post more often.  I have to get used to this Mommy thing someday, right?  I would give anything to be a stay-at-home-mom and not just so I can get more things done.

Well, the storm is getting pretty bad, so I guess I should probably hop off of here.  I was going to go take a shower, but I’m worried the thunder is going to wake Baby J, so I think I’m just going to head up to bed.  Good night and good luck!

Happy Saint Patrick’s Day!

Posted in Uncategorized on March 17 by jmommy08

Here’s to the little bit o’ Irish in everyone!  Hope everyone has a happy and safe St. Patty’s Day!

Mint Chocolate Chip Monday

Posted in Uncategorized on March 17 by jmommy08

As I was sitting enjoying a delicious bowl of mint chocolate chip ice cream with my lunch today, I looked down and realized…it’s green!  What a great green it is too!  So that is my green for Monday…mint chocolate chip ice cream green.  Delicious!

Green Week Part One

Posted in Uncategorized on March 15 by jmommy08

Hooray!  Green week is here!  I thought I would start the week off with a couple things I see almost everyday (and dread seeing because that means I’m at work).  However, since they’re green, I will include them.  We’ll move on to happier things as we get closer to Friday!

Happy impending day of gloom…also known as Monday!

I Finished Something!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on March 11 by jmommy08

Oh my goodness! I finished something last night! I finally got my planner done. It came out really nice, but I lost a 1/4″ somewhere, so I couldn’t add a nice edge around it. But it’s still pretty.

I consider it a prototype if you will.  I am planning on making more and putting them in my shop.  Maybe not calendars persay (since it’s March), journals, maybe.

Of course, it doesn’t fit in my purse. Oh well.

Don’t forget!  Green week is next week.  And after green week I’m going to start a photography challenge.  It’s the ABCs of your hometown.  I am hoping to get some people involved with this.  I am putting together a photography book for Baby J with the ABCs of her hometown, so I thought everyone could join in with me.  Let me know if your interested!


Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 6 by jmommy08

I think that term is straight out of the eighties. Oh well. The bummer of the day is that we won’t be able to do the 3 Day this year. Bummer! I can’t bring Baby J with me and since we’ll still be breastfeeding, I can’t leave her for three days. So my sister and I, and possibly our mother, will definitely be doing it next year. Which means we have a whole year to fundraise – we should definitely be able to do it.

I have pictures of some recent quilt squares on my cell phone (because I forgot to take pictures of them before I went to work and I mailed them out from work). I have to figure out the SD card and get all of the pictures off my cell phone and onto the computer.

Other than that, most of my crafting has been planning at this point. I am very much in the mood for spring and desperately want to make a spring quilt, but I keep telling myself I have to finish Baby J’s quilt first.  It kills me that I am only planning – but financially and time-wise I just have not had the means.  Okay, I’ll admit my entire life at the moment revolves around my five month old, but that’s allowable – they grow up WAY too fast!

Anyways, I found this tutorial while tootling around and I just LOVE it! I have some great ideas in my head that incorporate the basics of this tutorial and some freezer paper stencils. Of course, I have never put a zipper in in my life, but you have to start somewhere.

I came up with a great idea to make a calendar for myself this year and I have all of the pieces ready to go, but I haven’t sewn them together. It is my goal to do that tonight, unless my mother decides to come down this weekend. That will change my goal.

Well, off to work! Thanks for all the comments about Baby J and the site! Let me tell you, I actually have a “site idol” if you will…someday I would love for my blog to be like this.

Since photography is an art, I’m going to be hosting my own green week – inspired by the above mentioned blog – but I thought it would be more appropriate to host it the week of St. Patty’s Day.  So tune in then to see some green.  If you would like to join me in celebrating St. Patty’s Day through photography, let me know and I will link to you throughout the week too!