Thursday, May 28, 2009


I'm here, I really am!  Things have been a bit crazy in the house of Shmoo, but I have not forgotten about all of you quilt sewing blog readers.  

We graduated the class of 2009 on Sunday.  I shed far too many tears.  We cleaned out the dorm, had a little graduation lunch with my most favorite girls from the dorm, and then.....we hopped in the car and headed to Maryland to see one of The Shmoo's Godmothers. She works at an all girls school outside of Baltimore, and many is it different than what I'm used to. 

However, we are here, on vacation, and loving every minute of it.  The Shmoo has 2 new cats to chase/ play with, and J has never been to the DC area.  We braved the National Aquarium in Baltimore today, and it was wonderful.  It was quite possibly the most expensive day trip we have ever taken ( $55 for the Aquarium tickets, $20 for parking- come on now people, and $48 for lunch), but the most fun too.  Tomorrow will take us back to Baltimore for the Children's Museum, and Saturday we are off to the Zoo.  

Grades are due by 9am tomorrow, and instead of writing comments I am writing to you all:-) That's the way it should be if you ask me!!!

Well, I wish you all peace filled weekends, and I will be back next week with a zillion photos of all the sewing I have been up to.

Until then...Peace be with you. 

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Mother's Day....

To every mother out there. I hope that you feel loved, appreciated, and valued on this beautiful day.

Peace be with you!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Overdue Thanks

Oh do I have some overdue thanks.  My mailbox has been over flowing with swap packages, and
my manners have been poor in the " Thank You" department!

The first goes out to Andrea who made me this beautiful table topper for the Spring Swap.
I love it, and cannot wait until we find a new home to use it 

The next goes out to Hermione who was my partner in the Seams to Me swap.  Although I don't have a photo ( I know, shame on me), I wanted to thank your publicly for the beautiful bag she made me ( the Taxi Tote) from Anna Maria Horner's book.  It will definitely be used quite a bit this summer for the trips to the pool and lake this summer.  

And finally, a  THANK YOU to Jennie for the beautiful quilt for the Doll Quilt Swap 6.  I am a huge dot fan, so this could not be more perfect.  She also included 30+ 6" charm squares of Amy Butler fabrics, the coolest coloring/ sticker books for The Shmoo, and a lovely card.  I have to admit that I have not hung this beauty on the wall.  Instead, it is living in my car so that I see it every day.  That may sound a bit strange, but I spend quality time in my car bringing The Shmoo to and from school.

On another topic I have joined 2 more's an addiction, I'm aware! 

 The first is Amanda Jean's Quilt-a-long where we make 1 nine patch a day for 10 weeks.  This will be the new quilt for J and my bed once we move.  It will be scrappy, completely from my stash, and hold many, many memories.  These 9 patches are a bit addictive ( I've made 24 in the last 7 days).  Here is my first round of blocks:

The second is Quilt Around the World hosted by SummerSadie.  I will keep you posted on how things are going in swap world...cause I know you are interested :-)

Peace be with you.