Thursday, September 13, 2012

HobbyMommy Launches CheeryHere!

Oh, how I've missed this space!

I have a new project in the works and I'm ready to spread the news!  My aunt Betty and I have joined forces.  On Friday, September 14th we launch. . .

our Etsy Shop

and our new website

We provide handmade table mats / mug rugs with embroidered sentiments designed to save your table while providing a bit of inspiration during those everyday moments!

our signature table mat

We hope you'll visit us at for more on how we are LIVING A CHEERY LIFE! 

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Last weekend was beautiful and we spent much of our time outside.

I stood outside staring at a mess and decided that my "herbs gone wild" garden had to change... My herb garden started the spring my mother became ill. I put in a few herbs... some mint, lavender, sage, rue, chives, basil, lemon balm, and oregano. The following spring I brought bricks from my parents' old walkway and bricked the area into a nice raised bed, installed landscape fabric, and rearranged my herbs. I added some others. The mint eventually went crazy. (It is hard to believe that so much could come from one little pot.) I eventually relocated it to the back of the garage. I continued each year to tweak the herb space and eventually things became crowded. The landscape fabric, I finally realized, was not properly placed and I had a natural disaster. The lemon balm was sprouting everywhere and the weeds were embedded in the landscape fabric. It also seemed that I had neglected cutting things back in the fall. I dove in... I put on my gloves, dug around a bit, grabbed the landscape fabric, and just started pulling, ripping, and rolling. Very quickly, I had the bed cleaned out. Some herbs were sacrificed. I might have heard some cries! I replaced the herbs. I planted the butterfly bush my family gave me for Mother's Day in the center of the bed. I added a variety of other perennials that attract humming birds and butterflies too. We even planted a money tree from my Grandmother's. (Simon & Annestelle are still trying to figure that one out!) I am looking forward to the blooms that will assist Mary in blessing our yard this summer!

Happy Hobbies!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

A Random Return...

Finally, back to this place!
(Thanks Nicole, for the little nudge.)

Kept away by...
a new job/career (part-time, but time-consuming, so much to learn)
the many activities of my darling little people (music lessons and practice, school activities, first reconciliation, so much more)
strep throat (Annestelle has had it 3 times since Christmas)
the piano I'm learning to play (learning to play has been one of my little dreams)
the Nook and many books (can't read enough these days)
another birthday (39 this year)
a trip to WV (another fantastic EASTER at Spider Ridge)

Had a lovely Mother's day here...
walked the Mother's Day 5K with my Simon,
had a nice lunch with my family, &
relaxed the afternoon away!

Hasn't been much sewing or knitting...
made an apron
finished knitting a shawl
de-cluttered my hobby space

Feeling settled into this new season of life and I'll be back soon!

Happy Hobbies!

Friday, December 31, 2010

SSCS Gifts...

Don't you love it?
This was the gift received from my swap partner, Kate.
Thank you so much Kate!!
It is pretty and perfect and just what I needed!
I made my little people bags for our weekly trips to the library and now I get to have a special library bag too!!

The partner I sent my gift to was another Kate

This quilt is called Dazey Daze from Debbie Mumm!

Kate posted about receiving it here.

Sincere thanks to Chookyblue for hosting this swap again this year!

Happy Hobbies!!

Friday, December 24, 2010


Everyone can be a child at Christmas.
Everyone can celebrate with glee.
Everyone can make a Christmas wish list
And gather 'round to decorate the tree.
Everyone can watch for Santa's helpers,
Darting in and out as good elves should.
Telling Santa Claus if we've been naughty,
Letting Santa know if we've been good!
Everyone can wonder at a snowfall
Blanketing the hills in winter white
And enjoy the spirit of the season
Or the moonglow on a silent night.
Everyone can know the special magic
Of waiting for St. Nick on Christmas Eve.
Everyone can be a child at Christmas;
All we have to do is just believe.
~Jan Miller Girando~
Merry Christmas friends!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010


Christmas Sewing...

Here is a picture (not the best) of one of the sets of applique towels I'm sending off to one of my favorite families this Christmas!

The towels are from Target and the fabric is from my stash!

More Christmas sewing to come...

Happy Hobbies!

Thursday, December 2, 2010


Some decorating...
I decided to get into some holiday decorating yesterday.
My original plan was to do just a bit of decorating each day.
I was just going to do the mantle, but I emptied that box and had things put up in about 10 minutes. I decided to keep going. So, one box at a time, I emptied and placed item after item.
Finished and tidied up in less than an hour!
That's it!
(I've finally learned, that if you box everything up just so the year before, it really is just that easy!)
I spent the rest of my day just smiling!
Simon & Annestelle were ever so excited when they came home from school!
There were reindeer games!
And, before bed, the question...
"When will we put up and decorate our Christmas trees?"
Now for today... more Christmas making!
Happy Hobbies!