Passing Down Crazy

Because Sometimes the Best Thing You Can Give Your Kid is an Addiction…To Yarn

I Love Mondays!


I love Friday afternoons, because I know that we have the weekend to hang out as a family.  But I love Mondays because the kids are back in school and it’s quiet.  And you know what?  They’re usually ready to go back.

I had a really nice 45th birthday.  These showed up from Honey:

We went to the first service at our church, which we don’t often do.  Nobody here moves too quickly in the morning, including the dog.  I thought it was interesting that the sermon was on “Purpose”.  As a mom, that’s been an ongoing question for me.  I know my purpose is to raise my kids to be decent human beings.  But does laundry have to be so boring?  So I’ve been questioning my purpose a lot lately.  At 45, my life is probably half over.  The flip side of that is, I’ve still got half of my life left.  So what am I going to do with it, besides take up space?  I believe God has some things for me to do, and I’m trying to be more open-minded about what those things might be!  I’m pretty lazy, and I like my life to be simple.

OK, that’s about as philosophical as I get.  I don’t do serious very well!!!

I started something.  Oh, get over it!!!  I can if I want to.  It was only a sock.

The pattern is Loksins.  The yarn is Hazel Knits, colorway Beach Glass.  I purchased it from Woolgirl.  I know I’ve mentioned it before, but I love ordering from her.  Everything comes wrapped in bright tissue paper.  It’s such a fun package to open.  And she ships quickly too.  I’m also in her sock club.  But I really don’t spend much money with her!?!

I also worked on my Swell quilt.  I cut and sewed the borders together.  There are three borders, which total 1416 inches, or 118 feet, or, better yet, 39.3 yards.  Here’s a sneak peek, because I’m still not done.

This may end up being my all time favorite quilt.  The gingham just makes me smile.  The fabric is Moda Swell by Urban Chicks.   I ordered mine from Fat Quarter Shop. The pattern is mine.  It’s such a difficult one…not!

I also got an awesome birthday gift from Honey.  He ordered a piece of artwork for me.  I love oil paintings!  I’ll post a picture as soon as it shows up.  I think you’ll be surprised!

Thank you to all of you who left comments wishing me a happy birthday.  It was!

Today, it’s back to real life.  Quilt to border, laundry room to dig out, sheets to wash, dinner to make, and sunshine to enjoy.  Oh, and one kid needs to go to the eye doctor.  She can’t see!

Oh, I also forgot to tell you about the wood floor in my sewing room.  What wood floor?  The guy came on Tuesday and put in half of the floor.  On Wednesday, he moved my cutting table to the other side of the room and scratched the whole floor.  He had to rip out all of the wood he’d put in and start over.  He also had to order more wood.  It will be finished tomorrow.  Therefore, I’m sewing in my dining room.  I don’t need to tell you what a mess I’m making there.  Our whole kitchen, dining room, and family room area is open, so it all just looks messy!  I’m just messy!

I’m off to wallow in my messes!


Author: mariajhmom

I'm a wife, mom, quilter, knitter, and spinner. I blog at

2 thoughts on “I Love Mondays!


    The flowers are beautiful.

    Another lovely quilt, too!

  2. Happy Birthday! Good grief you are a prolific quilt maker….did you manage to quilt the red white and blue top already??? My favorite part is the piecing not the quilting…..but that’s just me! Love the colors in the new top, too!

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