Adventures of a Novelty Fabric and Selvage Obsessed Quilter

Glad you stopped by!

I am a busy wife and the mom of 19 year old twins, a boy and a girl who are Sophomores at Syracuse University.

I have been quilting since the spring of 2008. I love novelty fabrics, colorful and unique.

Selvage quilting is addictive! Who knew the "junk" we cut off and threw out would be what I now save! I started a new tradition when I travel--visiting quilt stores! I particularly enjoy going to stores that have been named in the Quilt Sampler Featured Shop Lists-

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Kindle cover for Iris!

Iris is our cruise travel agent,
and my first kindle cover customer!
I love how this came out,
and I hope she does also!

Monday, January 24, 2011

Saturday, January 22, 2011

No sewing today

but I spent a great day with my kids!

My husband is in AZ until Tuesday
with his Dad visiting his brother Joel
 and our sister in law Lisa.

Matt had a basketball game this morning.
He had a great game and even made a 3 point shot!
Woo Hoo!

This afternoon, Marisa and I went to get her
new pointe shoes,
then went to Kohls, where she
found some awesome stuff!

Tonight, the 3 of us went to
the Cheesecake Factory!

It doesn't get much better than a day like this!!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Snow coming, again!

School just called,
90 minute delay in the morning.
This shouldn't be nearly as much as the others

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Mrs Bobbins

Am I the last quilter in America
to discover this delightful cartoon??

Created by Julia Icenogle

Mrs. Bobbins on Pickledish

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

My daughter, the scholar!

My daughter was honored tonight
at her school as a
Distinguished Rebel Scholar!
She makes me so proud!

Monday, January 17, 2011

Sunday, January 16, 2011

The BIG 50!

Last night, we had a party to
celebrate Marc's 50th birthday!
We are so lucky to have amazing
friends and family to celebrate with!
The big surprise was that
Marc's brother from AZ 
flew in for the night and
 he had no idea he would be there!!

Friday, January 14, 2011

Prep Day!

Tomorrow night, we will celebrate
my husband's 50th birthday
with a party at our house
for friends and family!!!
Busy today getting ready!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Snow, again

Snowed overnight, but only 6-8 inches,
School was closed, and
we have a 90 minute delay tomorrow morning.
Our street was plowed by 9:30 am,
and we were able to get out for a while this afternoon.
Much better than the storm asfter Christmas 
when we were snowed in for 4 days!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

I guess I am a grown up now-

I went to the eye doctor last week,
and wasn't suprised to learn that I now need distance glasses.
I have been wearing readers for the past 8 years or so.
Today I ordered progressive bifocals.
Marisa and I went, and she was a huge help.
The ones I chose are by Vera Wang, and I love them.
They are a lovely amethyst color.
They should be in to pick up in about a week or so.
side detail:
The side arm has four inlaid stones

Monday, January 10, 2011

Mike and Molly

My other must see show
of the week!!

Love it!!

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Big Bang Theory!

I recently purchased the dvd's of
seasons  1, 2 and 3 of this wonderful show.

My daughter and I watched
seasons 1 and 2 while we were snowed in,
and we are working our way thru season 3 now.

It is one of a few shows I look
forward to watching each week.

Anyone else a fan?

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Marisa's Winter Recital

Our daughter Marisa has been
a student at the Dance Den
since she is 2 1/2 years old.
They have a winter recital for
those students who take pointe
and performance level classes.
It was held tonight, and since she is
a senior in High School,
this was her final winter recital.

We always have an ice cream cake
from Jersey Freeze for celebrations!

She did an amazing job, as always,
and her smile lights up the stage!
We are so proud of you!!!

Friday, January 7, 2011

Chicago Lost and Found

I just saw this this morning on
Paula Deen's Facebbok page.
I think it is beautiful!

Here is what Paula had to say about it:

The folks over at Chicago Lost and Found can
sure make something out of nothing!
Did y'all see that amazing tree skirt featured in the
new issue of Cooking With Paula Deen magazine?
Well, they made that out of old silk ties!
 It's so beautiful and I'll be using it this year under my own tree.
Lend me a hand and help supply old ties to this wonderful organization
 that helps teach kids a craft and puts others to work.
Go to to see
 where to send them, or order one for your own tree!

Thursday, January 6, 2011

New light has arrived!

So happy with how it looks!!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

2010 Finishes! A look back!

I accomplished alot in 2010,
but hope for more in 2011!!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Fabric Trends magazine

I picked up the latest issue today;
I know what I will be doing tonight!!

Monday, January 3, 2011

Fabric for my first custom Kindle Cover order!

Outside fabric                               Lining

I am happy to say I have my first order!!
It is for my cruise travel agent, Iris
so luggage fabric is perfect!!

By the way, if you need a cruise travel agent,
she is awesome!!
I'll be happy to give her contact information!

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Blinded by the Light- NOT

3:00 this morning, the floor lamp
in our family crashed to the ground,
and broke into a million pieces.
A quick trip to Home Depot
was unsuccessful.
2 hours later on the internet,
and a replacemant is on its way!

While I was shopping,
I finally ordered lighting for my sewing studio!


But wait, there's more!
The ceiling light in our hallway
needed a lightbulb.
Marc took off the cover,
and while we were out,
we picked up a new bulb.

We got home, and he went
to install the bulb.
He promptly discovered a piece
had broken in the fixture.

Off to Home Depot tomorrow
for a replacement fixture!

Hopefully, three is the charm!!

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Romero Britto

With the help of the crew,
Brazilian artist Romero Britto
brings the crew quarters to life
with this colorful mural
aboard the Allure of the Seas,
 Royal Caribbean's newest ship

The Allure is home to the first
Britto Concept store at sea, with
Britto artwork, posters, giftware
and even luggage for sale.

I can't wait to shop there one day!!