Saturday, May 12, 2012

Stash Report – Mother’s Day Week!

Happy Mother’s Day!!!  

I hope you all take the opportunity to honor someone special today who filled the need for a mother in your life.  Hopefully, that was your mom, but so often there are others who choose to step in and fill those shoes for us.  May God send extra blessings on all Moms, biological and otherwise, today!

My Mom and I have a 
special relationship – best friends 

This is us together on the beach about 5 years ago.  (Don't you just love what the beach breeze does to my hair?  LOL!!!)

We used to go to Myrtle Beach every October, just the two of us, and we'd spend a week together just playing - just like two little girls.  What fun!!!  Mostly, we played with whatever crafty thing we were into at the time.  For me of course it always meant quilting.  Mom got into painting, and this is her the year she painted flower pots.

She lives in North Carolina and I live in Tennessee, so we don’t get to see each other as much as we’d like, but we are always on the phone together, touching base on what is going on in each other’s lives and praying together for everyone in our family :*)

I’m also a Mom myself to four beautiful children, two born to me and two who adopted me when I married their father.  And I love their spouses as if they were my own!

My daughter Christy and her boyfriend Ken.  They have a home in
Savannah Tennessee, but they actually live on their 18-wheeler
which they team-drive together!  Christy is mom to Emma (16) and Sara (14)
My son Josh and his wife Anna have been happily married now for
10 years and live in North Carolina with their two children,
Reaghan (8) and Adam (5)
Don's son Todd and his wife Nikki are newlyweds!!!  They live in
Raleigh North Carolina and have 3 dogs - 2 of them very large dogs!
Don's daughter Renee is mom to Hudson (6mos) whom you've met
on my blog before - he's such a sweetie!!!  Renee lives in
North Carolina too, just down the road from Josh & Anna.
If you counted from the above pictures, then you now know that I am also a Grandmother to 5 of the sweetest little cherubs God ever put on this earth!  You saw their picture recently HERE.  And we're hoping Nikki and Todd will be adding to that number sometime in the near future - *hint hint* hehehe!!!!

As for the more mundane details of life, my stash report is definitely more balanced this week!  I FINISHED MOONGLOW!!!  Well, it is a flimsy top at least :*)  It may be a while before it is quilted, because I want to give it time to tell me how it wants to be quilted.  I also have to decide what I want to use for the backing.  I could use plain black, but I’m not ruling out trying to find a nice dark Jenny Beyer that would complement the quilt more specifically.  But the main point for this post is that I get to claim 21 yards used for this quilt!!!  That’s what the yardage requirements state on the pattern, so that’s my story and I’m sticking to it!!!  =^..^=  Honestly I'm not surprised - this was a piecing intensive quilt!!!  Pictures will follow on the Design Wall Monday post.

As for additions, yes, I bought more fabric :*D  I needed more aquas for the Eldon quilt so I could begin work on it as soon as I have some other things out of the way.  I purchased 3 yards, mostly fat quarter batiks.

Oh and by the way - speaking of aquas, did you notice that I changed the color of my blog background?  I decided it was time for a change, and since aquas seem to be my favorite color right now, that's what I went with.  What do you think?

So here are my final stash numbers for this week:

Used this week:      21 yards
Used YTD 2012:      73.50 yards
Added this week:   3.0 yards
Added YTD 2012:   95.50 yards
Net Used for 2012: -22.00 yards

Still in the RED but it looks much better this week, wouldn’t you say?  *wink*

Head on over to PatchworkTimes to see how others are doing with their stashes.

Hugs & Blessings!


  1. It is nice that you and your Mom are such good friends.
    You have a beautiful family.
    Congrats on getting Moonglow assembled! Woohoo!!

  2. Wonderful family, enjoyed meeting them through your writing. Have a blessed day.

  3. Teresa. You are WAY too young to have children that old. Just sayin. You and your mom sound a lot like me and mine! We don't live close enough together, talk frequently, and thoroughly enjoy ourselves when we do get to spend time together! What a darling, precious family you have -- a blessed woman, indeed! Happy Mother's Day, my friend! :)

  4. You are soo lucky to have a "best-friend" relationship with your mom! =)

    Hey...about the windblown hair...those Models that get photographed use BIG EXPENSIVE ones to get that great look that you have in that picture!...just think of the money you saved =D

    I LUVed seeing your great family fun...wonderful!


  5. We have 5 beautiful DGKs too! What a nice tradition you have with your mom. Show us a photo of moonglow!

  6. Somehow I missed this blog!!! What a wonderful surprise to see ths pics of Teresa and I on our beach trip. Wow, what great memories! And this year we are going again! More wonderful memories! How I thank God for all of my family and Teresa in particular because as my oldest we been together for a long time and she taught what not to do as a parent! Many blessings on all of you in her blog life!


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