Mama Martin

quilting, gardening, sewing, motherhood….

11 Dear Jane Blocks February 25, 2012

Filed under: Dear Jane,Quilts — janelmartin @ 8:31 am

During December and January I finally worked on some of the 4 1/2″ blocks for my Dear Jane quilt.  I finished 11 blocks and have many more started.  Now I just have to find the time to finish some more!

M-10 Simple Simon, G-9 Mary's Journey, G-10 Woven Meadow, E-13 Moth in a Web

G-2 Mohawk Trail, D-2 Mouse in a Mirror, E-8 Mama's Maze, E-12 Mary Ruth's Corset

G-4 Shutter Bug, A-3 Hunter's Moon, E-4 Buffalo Tree Hopper


Reading Together February 24, 2012

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I didn’t realize until a few years ago that all parents don’t spend time reading to their children.  This kind of shocked me since reading to my kids is something we do everyday, several times a day that adds up to a good chunk of our time spent together.  Both the boys love looking at books on their own.  I am excited to see their interest in books develop.  Reading is such an important skill and to enjoy reading is a blessing.


Valentine’s Day February 17, 2012

Filed under: Uncategorized — janelmartin @ 7:01 am

We didn’t really do much for Valentine’s Day this year.  Dean and I decided to buy each other a spice cabinet- very romantic, huh?  Calvin and I did make the traditional heart shaped cake.  I remember making this cake with my mom growing up.

The icing was a little runny and I didn’t have any more sugar to add to it.  Calvin enjoyed watching it puddle on the bottom and adding marshmallows to it!