Monday, February 21, 2011

Better Late Than Never - and a giveaway!

{Tomorrow} WHOOPS!
Tomorrow is a week late! Better late than never!
  • The recent blog move
Recently I have been spending much time with Tara Jones

Tara and I have been friends since we were four.
Yes. Four years old. Kindergarden.
Somewhere, Tara's mom has a photo of Tara, myself, Sarah, and Lisa in Kindergarden
She has another photo of Tara, myself and Lisa at our graduation ceremony from College.
As I said, we have been friends a LONGGG time.
She is now our family photographer.
She take AH-MAZZ-ING photos

These are from our shoot in August.
As I said, AH-MAZZ-ING photos.
[These are protected by Tara's copyright - Please be respectful.]

So, with spending time with Tara, we get to the
  • Recent projects
One of them is a custom photographer's camera bag.
It came out REALLY cute - and she has all the pictures.
When she gets back from showing it off in Vegas, I will post them.

Another project is part of the Style Stitches Monthly Bag Challenge 2011
(You should check it out. Really. EASY instructions to follow)

February's bag{s}
(yes I made two!)
  • A new photo or two

Adrianne The Ham
Adrianne & Auntie Louisa with Diego the Snow cat
Adrianne and paint dots - sure am glad I took her WHITE sleved shirt off her first!

Did I mention that my kid is a HAM??
  • A fundraiser
On December 1, 2010 2 year old Malyia Jeffers, daughter of Kelseyville High School Graduate, Ryan Jeffers, contracted a serious bacterial infection that invaded her blood stream and caused all of her major organs to shut down. She has been on life support and dialysis while the medical team works relentlessly to save her life. She has undergone amputations of both feet and her left hand and some fingers on her right, from the effects of the virus, and has more surgeries scheduled.

On March 12, 2011 we will be holding a fundraiser for Malyia.
 All you can eat Pizza for TEN BUCKS. Thats it.
If you are five and under, Five bucks.
Pizza, salad, and soda.
I am also collecting raffle prizes.
Every penny made will be turned over to the Jeffers family
who have lost thier home as well as Leah and Ryan both being out of work.
Malyias Road to Recovery has a great gallery of photos
that really show what the family is going through daily
The family has set up an emergency fund to help pay living expenses
and outstanding bills that are not covered by insurance.
 Donations can be made at any branch of Wells Fargo Bank.
The account number is 760 6768 435

A humanitarian project
{this will be in the next posting}


Leave me a comment telling me what you have directly to your right -
and if you are a scrapper, quilter, or crafter
Lets have a giveaway.
For another entry tweet about this, tag me @jmmaxman, and leave me a comment here.
How does some yardage from my stash sound?
So, that is two entries per person.
Lets throw in a third - are you a follower?
Tell me so!
{UPDATE! Winner will be drawn via on Monday February 28th} 

Friday, February 11, 2011


The First Bloggerversary of

How exciting!
Linda has been gracing us with her thoughts and projects
Go on over and help her celebrate!

Tomorrow will be a LENGTHYYYY post re:
  • The recent blog move
  • Recent projects
  • A new photo or two
  • A fundraiser 
  • A humanitarian project
See y'all on the flip side!


PS. Dont forget to be a follower!
25 and there will be a giveaway!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Mental Block

I will admit it.
I have a serious mental block.
No, really.
 A SERIOUSLY serious mental block.
I keep thinking, I need to post on my blog.
I sit down.
I open my laptop.
I pull up blogger.
I have no desire to write.
I mean none.

Who knows.
But now the secret is out.
It isnt because I dont want to share -
Because believe ME!
I like to talk.
I like to share.
I like to converse!
It isnt because I have nothing TO share -
THERE IS TONS to share!
I just dont know why.
I want to sew.
I want to create.
I want to write.
I want to share.
I just have NO ambition to write.
Maybe, hopefully, this funk will be over soon.

On another note...
My baby sister, Justine, Toad turned 16 today.

Isnt she cute?
All snuggled in her snuggle blankie that I made her for Christmas...
I <3 her.