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Mama Pea
Professor by day, crafter by night and weekend, Mama to my favorite girl (Sweet Pea), wife to my favorite guy (Papa Pea).
Interests: knitting, general crafting, reading, sewing, machine embroidery, traveling, quilting, learning something new every day.
Recent Activity
Hello Friends! It's been a really, really long time since I've posted. Wow. I am participating in the Journey to Nebula #journey2nebula sew along. Are you? This week, Julie, of Jaybird Quilts, who is hosting the sew along (so amazing of her to be providing us with amazing tutorials and... Continue reading
Posted Dec 6, 2020 at Peas In A Pod
HI Everyone! Well, it's been a while since I blogged. So sorry. But I'm least for a moment! (Please make sure you read to the end of the post for a giveaway opportunity!) I was recently invited to participate in a blog hop with Paint Brush Studios fabric. I... Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2017 at Peas In A Pod
I knitted this little fox a bit ago. I saw the pattern and just had to make it. The pattern is Woodland Fox by Susan B. Anderson. Sooo Cute! I love this little guy! He's going to go with a little baby quilt I'm making. (I'll show you that later.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2016 at Peas In A Pod
Recently, I had the opportunity to review a new pattern by Larissa Holland of mmmcrafts. (If you have never checked out her blog, you should. I love everything she does.) When she offered me this opportunity, I completely jumped all over it. I love reviewing patterns for Larissa, because she... Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2016 at Peas In A Pod
Hi Everyone! Just a reminder that my palette of fabric is up for vote in the March Madness Mad for Solids Bracket competition over at Paint Brush Studio still today! Here is my palette-- You can read about my inspiration for the palette here. I am in a bee with... Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2016 at Peas In A Pod
Hi Everyone! Well, today and tomorrow my bundle for Paint Brush Studios is up for vote! You may recall they are having a March Madness event, with brackets and voting for different color palettes. Read more about the event here. Here is the palette I chose (the color numbers are... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2016 at Peas In A Pod
I was recently asked to participate in a fun activity. Paint Brush Studios and Fabri-quilt, a new fabric company, is holding a March Madness event, where 16 folks were asked to choose a fabric palette of colors from their line of solids. The community will vote on their favorite palette,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2016 at Peas In A Pod
I hope you all had a lovely Easter. It's the time of year for renewal and hope. I like that about this time of year. One way I give myself hope these days is to actually finish projects--so they aren't sitting on my cutting table, nagging me. In that vein... Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2016 at Peas In A Pod
I am a member of a bee called the Mid-century Modern Bee. I love being in this bee, as there are some really talented gals in it with me. (I never quite feel worthy, to be honest.) You have to be at least 50 years old to be in the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2016 at Peas In A Pod
We do an "on-line" activity every other month for my modern quilt guild meeting. We each make one or more blocks (if you want and if you have time) according to an assignment on our blog. We put them in a pile and have a drawing. The winner gets all... Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2016 at Peas In A Pod
Hi All! Whew! It's been a busy week! Sorry it has been so long since my last post. (Better than two years, though! LOL) Had a busy weekend of sewing, too! You know you're up for some serious productivity when you have both your sewing machines going at the same... Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2016 at Peas In A Pod
Happy St. Patrick's Day! Random factoid about me: I am 1/4 Irish, 1/4 German, 1/4 Norwegian, and 1/4 Czech. I got a nice smelling package in the mail today. Sweet Pea and I both have really dry skin, and so we switched from regular soaps to handmade, goats milk soap.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2016 at Peas In A Pod
Earlier this week, I had the great fortune to take a class from Bonnie Hunter. I have long admired her, her work, and her energy! She came to Kalamazoo for the Kalamazoo Log Cabin Quilter's Guild. I took her class on the quilt Cathedral Stars. (Click on the name of... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2016 at Peas In A Pod
I was thinking I better blog again today so I can keep up the momentum! Thank you so much for your kind comments yesterday. I can't tell you how much it meant to me that you noticed I blogged and took the time to acknowledge it! It really helped motivate... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2016 at Peas In A Pod
HI Everyone, I'm pretty embarrassed! It's been over two years since I made a blog post. Life has gotten the better of me lately. As many of you know, my role at the university changed. I became department chair, and then my colleague and I received a large state grant... Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2016 at Peas In A Pod
Hello again, all! I wanted to talk about what I made for Lynn for our swap. Yesterday, I wrote about what she made for me. Today I'll show you what I made for her (click on any of the photos in this post to see them larger): Lynn told me... Continue reading
Posted Nov 26, 2013 at Peas In A Pod
Hi Everyone! No, I didn't fall off the face of the planet. I have just been sooooo busy. So much has happened in my life. Most good, some not so great (like the fact that I've been sick the last week and someone rear ended me really badly last week!).... Continue reading
Posted Nov 25, 2013 at Peas In A Pod
HI Everyone! Thanks for stopping by today! I am so pleased and honored to be part of the Love My Scarf Blog Tour! If this is the first time you have visited my blog, thanks for coming by, and I hope you take a moment to look around a bit!... Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2013 at Peas In A Pod
Hello....(she said sheepishly) I know....I disappeared again. Here's the thing. It's been really busy. We've been traveling. I started my new role as department chair. I've been meeting up with blogger friends. We got a new puppy (more on that later). Summer is whizzing past. I haven't felt like blogging.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 2013 at Peas In A Pod
Dream the impossible dream! It's awesome. I will definitely need to come out. You let me know when it's ready, and I'll be there. I will either be a guest or helper. You name it! Hugs and congratulations to you!
Toggle Commented Jul 17, 2013 on Dreaming at The Quilted Fish
That's a strong woman!
Toggle Commented Jul 11, 2013 on Craftsy and Coaching at The Quilted Fish
I think I have told you that I have a "black thumb." But I have two things that I appear to be able to grow....roses and lavender. Last year, I planted two lavender bushes along my front sidewalk. I thought they would smell so nice when someone approaches the front... Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2013 at Peas In A Pod
I've crossed off seven--count 'em, seven--things on my to-do list at work already today. I can't do the last one until I get a reply to an email I sent. So, I'm taking a break and getting in a blog post. :-) Playing catch up a little....Back in May, I... Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2013 at Peas In A Pod
Yep. I had to buy it. LOL.
I want to be going. I really want to learn illustrator..... You're going to have so much fun!