I have to get my butt in gear.

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 23 by jmommy08

I found out, over the weekend, that there is a 3 Day walk in Michigan. So my goal is to participate in it. It is in August – so I have a little bit of time, but not much. I have requested the necessary information, now I have to come up with a way to get the registration fee. My mother said that it is $2,000.00 a runner. Woah! Well, once I receive the information packet, I will know more. This is big and I cannot wait! I am so excited to get into this and be a part of something bigger.

On that note, I am starting Care Quilts. These are pink quilts that will be donated to local hospitals to give to women who are going through chemotherapy or have just had a lumpectomy or masectomy. As much of an avid quilter as I am, I could not possibly create all those squares, so I am looking for help! Click here for more information on what you can do to help with Care Quilts.

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Changes already?

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on January 29 by jmommy08

That’s right – I’ve changed things already. Don’t worry, it’s just the appearance.

I am going to be working on a separate charity unswap. The link is under Other Charities. I am going to be making some small afghans to send along in pink (go figure).  Check it out and contribute to yet another worthy cause.

This cause hits close to home. We were fortunate enough to bring a very healthy, happy, one week late baby girl into the world, so I can’t say that I know exactly how they feel, but my heartbreaks just thinking about the possibility of loosing our little girl.

Our Little Girl

Our Little Girl

The parents out there who go through the heartbreak of loosing their child, even if they’ve never held them or heard them cry, have got to be among the strongest people I know.

Side note: for more on trying to raise a traditional child in a modern world as well as my other exploits, view Blueberry Pie.

Intent – a statement of purpose

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , on January 20 by jmommy08

Almost four years ago, my mother was diagnosed with breast cancer.  Less than a month before she was to give me away at my wedding, she had a full masectomy.  Walking me down the ailse, she wore padded stuffies and even still had her drains in.

Let me explain something about my relationship with my mother.  She is my best friend.  Yes, I have the best friend who is my age and when I was younger, didn’t punish me for something my younger sister probably did.  But I still consider my mother my best friend – think Gilmore Girls, if you will.  She is my ally and I am hers.  So when she stepped into the ring to battle something I couldn’t tag team with her, I knew there had to be a way to help her out. 

So it took me almost four years – what can I say?  I am slow on the tag.  The good news is, she has been in remission for 2 of those years.  The bad news – I am not nearly as far along in my mission as I would like to be.

Here’s the idea; I love to craft!  Probably more so than I should – but give me a break – I sit in an office switching files around all day.  I have nothing to show for the eight hours of work I put in.  Its nice to work on something and have a finished product when all is said and done – thus my abnormal addiction to crafting.  And I’m not talking one particular craft – nope, I like to dabble in it ALL.  So I thought I would set up a shop and donate money from the proceeds to a breast cancer research group.  With the new year, came the idea of separating my blog into a crafty blog and a life blog.  Since I want to get to the point where my crafts are for my shop (with a few outside gifts and, of course, when my Baby J gets a little older, child crafts)it seemed apropo to devote my blog to the same idea.  For Mama.

Access here to see what I have dabbled in, where I’m going, and what is new up in the shop.  There might even be some bloggy giveaways and tutorials, depending on my mood and the influx of readers.  I will also include my exploits in the Race for the Cure.

So here it goes – spread the word!  Pass the link!  And feel your boobies!

Feel Your Boobies