Thursday, January 27, 2011

Adding music to your Crafting.

Hey Everyone!! it's been a while since i have posted, i have been a busy bee working on Tonia's baby quilt for her baby boy Chase who is due to enter the world on Feb9th, so close!!! he really could come any time now, so i really need to get it done!!!

Anyways i haven't uploaded any pictures of smaller projects i have thrown together, but i will do that after my 2 hour work day! haha.

But I wanted to share with everyone some good songs to listen too while your sewing, cleaning, or just browsing looking for something new to listen too.

My First suggestion is:
1. Florence + The Machine- Kiss with a fist.
This song is so funny anc catchy, makes me just want to get up and dace around, its good to listen to when you are frustrated with something your sewing, and just need a dance break, put it on, get up and wiggle around!! Then get back to work, good stress reliever!!

2. Adele -  Rolling in the deep. I just loooove her voice!! Its so amazing, this is a great new song of hers, and i think its a great song to listen too and sing a long with while your working.


3. Arcade Fire- Sprawl 2. Just an awesome song, I love arcade fire!!!

The Suburbs

4. Pavement - cut your hair. I recently saw pavement at a festival in Montreal, and i love this song!! Simple words so easy to catch on and sing along with! and the oo's are also fun too!

Quarantine the Past: The Best of Pavement

5.  Neon Trees - 1983. I have really gotten into them. I bought my Aunt the CD for Christmas, and burned it onto my computer before she left, and i like them a lot.


I hope you enjoy all these songs, and maybe add some to your play list!!

Do you have any songs that you listen to when your crafting/cleaning/dancing around that i didn't mention? Please share I'm always looking for good music!!

Peace & Love J-me

p.s. I hope I get the opportunity to see some of these bands when Garrett and I head out on our music festival summer adventure!!

Monday, January 10, 2011

Nine Years...Looking back..and foward :]

Hello everyone!
As some of you may know already yesterday, January 9th, was my 9 with the love of my life Garrett.

I wanted to share with some of you who don't know how we became to be, and some sappy if your not interested stop reading now! <3

I met Garrett in the 6th grade at our sisters 8th grade graduation. That's the first time I met him and i had him sign my I then met him again when we had the 7th grade fly up day, a day where you get to meet your 7th grade core teachers and the kids who were to be in your classes with you.  This is the instant i decided i wanted to be Friends with that weird boy Garrett. He came into the room with the strangest hair cut I had ever seen. It was a crown, the middle of his head was shaved, and then there was just a little that wasn't that was gelled to stick up and look like a crown around his head. (later i learned that he had been doing funky haircuts at the end of the school year forever).

Fastfoward to 7th grade,..
I had just been dumped by my boyfriend from 5th and 6th grade, and I was sad and alone... I couldn't sit with him and my old friends because i didnt want to see him. So I decided i need to hang out with some new people. This is where the "posse" formed...yes in 7th grade i had a posse haha, it consisted of 7 other people and me. Garrett was in this group. They would all make me laugh and we were all very close. I had a Big crush on Garrett but was afraid to do anything about it. We used to call and talk to each other on the phone for hours and hours (maybe that's why he doesn't like talking on the phone anymore.wooops). One time his mother was bring his sister over to a friends house and my house was on the way. She showed up at my house, and I was still talking to Garrett on the phone, and she told me to hang up and get in the car with her so I could just go hang out with him. I will never forget that! I had so much fun that day hanging out with him out of school and meeting his family, it was really nice i was there till like 9:30! It was crazy!

Fast forward to 8th grade...
I had a few boyfriends before Garrett and I started dating. They were okay, but i really still had this huge crush on Garrett. I was a Pop Warner cheerleader if you can believe it or not (6years) And there was an middle school dance that Garrett and i went to with some friends. Garrett and I spent the whole dance just sitting together, at one point he ever put his arm around me...then later on in the dance we were sitting and talking to each other and i just felt the urge to kiss him, so i kissed him on the lips, that was our first kiss. :]  the rest of the night you couldn't separate us. 
this is a picture from that dance

Garrett and i got nominated i be the  "Cutest couple that never was" in 8th grade for the yearbook, and we won...but later in the year Garrett finally asked me out! so they had to change it to: "The cutest couple, that ALMOST never was". He asked me out at lunch on a straw wrapper, and to this day i still have that straw wrapper 9 years later :-).

The following pictures are from 8th grade:

the last one is a picture from our 8th grade graduation

So that's the story of how we started dating. We used to sit together on the bus every morning, write each other notes, he would draw me pictures sometimes, and i still have all of these notes and pictures.

I was afraid when it was time for high school that i would loose him. Our middle school was merging with another middle school, and i was thinking about all the other pretty girls he'd meet and i was just a mess. But we made it work. We would meet at our lockers (they were right next to each other) between classes and kiss goodbye, and later we even  had classes together. We made it through and we walked together for Graduation.

Following pictures are from High school:

the last one is from graduation, look how short i am with all those tall guys!
Come college, and we went to schools 45 minutes apart, and both came home on the weekends to work our jobs. He would write me an e-mail every day freshman year and come visit me every Wednesday at school. We made it work.

the next pictures are from college:

We have had our ups and downs, no real big fights, but one that lasted almost a year long, a jealousy issue on my part which looking back on now i feel like it was a waste of a year, but i wouldn't change it because we are who we are today. We have grown up together as people and a couple. With out him i wouldn't be who i am today, and for that i am very grateful.

I love him soo much and i look forward to another amazing 9 years, and the rest of our lives together.

Thanks for reading, and i hope you like all the silly pictures!

Peace & Love Jme

Friday, January 7, 2011

Sew-n-tell Christmas Edition!

Hey Everyone!!! Sew-n-tell is back over at Amys Blog. I have been waiting to post about all the Christmas presents i have made until now so i can share them with everyone, and to make sure everyone has opened their gifts from me!

First i made Marylou the Emmeline Apron, When i bought the pattern and showed it to her she told me that she wanted one for Christmas, i think she may have been kidding because she asked me if i wanted her to go and buy the fabric. Well surprise, i made it for her, and i picked out the fabric all myself. She told me that she really likes it, and uses it all time!

Then I made Garrett's Sister Lauren an origami organizer from the one yard wonders book that we both got for Christmas last year. I made it for her because she thought it looked too complicated, and i had already made one for myself. I made hers a little smaller though, because i didn't have the right size interfacing.

I also made her some reusable snack bags. She works in 2 schools now as a SLP, and i thought that these would be great additions to her lunch box, and to her wallet, so she doesn't have to keep buying plastic baggies!

For my Aunt and Garrett's Mother I made folding shopping totes from heather baileys pattern. I really like this totes, and i think they did too!! With some Christmas gift money i bought some fabric to make two for myself!!

I also made my Nana a Christmas table runner, but i guess i forgot to take a picture of that!! Oh well when i get one i will put it up.

I hope you all enjoyed my Christmas sew-n-tell Make sure to hop on over to Amy's blog to check other finishes!

And just a side note....Garrett and I have been Dating for 9 years this January 9th, WOW, I might do a little something on here to look back on those 9 years either Sunday or sometime on Monday! So come on back for that!!

Peace & Love J-me

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Goodbye 2010 Hello 2011!

I know that I am a few days behind, but I hope you will forgive me! I haven't posted in a long while, but one of my resolutions is to post more often, at least once every 2 weeks. This is because I go on my blog everyday to see if the bloggers whom I follow have posted anything new, and when they haven't I'm a little sad, and I don't want anyone to feel that way about mine!

So this post is just going to be in pictures, just to reflect on last year, they are in no particular order, and there are more but it was taking a lot of time to do them! (I got this idea from Garrett's sister Lauren! thank you!)

1&2 Trip to Foxwoods to celebrate Ben's Birthday and our (Garrett and mine) 8 year anniversary!
3. My first quilt ever finished!!
4. Muse concert

1. Earth Jam at my college, where I first sold my crafts!
2. Solar fest at UNH
3. Spring time in Plymouth, my favorite! my last spring spent there :-(
4. Gogol Bordello concert!

All these pictures are from My college graduation. BS in Mathematics with teacher certification option (5-8)
This was a very exciting, and sad time for me. I miss all my friends from college!

The music festival Garrett and I attended in 2010. Osheaga in Montreal Canada.
1. Arcade fire
2.Snoop Dogg
3. Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros
4. Weezer!

1.Garrett and I Climbing Bald Mountain together
2. Celebrating my Graduation with some friends
3. Halloween, Isabella and Phineas, from Phineas and ferb. (the first article of clothing i have ever sewn...i have a lot to learn!)
4. Warm Fire

1. Painted my room from being a bring orange and yellow to a nice shade of turquoise! A much needed change!
2. A crinkle toy for the best little boy!!!
3. Bonsai Bag for one twin for her birthday!
4. Oven mitts for the other twin!

This is the summer set.... I don't know why I put it last.
1. Hanging out at Newbie!!
2. Summer flowers
3.More fun at newbie
4.more summer flowers!

I hope you enjoyed looking at my pictures. I'm really excited to see whats in store for 2011. Garrett's Sister Lauren will be getting married, and my sister Christine will be getting married! Garrett will almost be finished with school, and I will be an auntie for my best friend Tonia's baby boy Chase! I am really excited for this year and I hope it is one of my best!!

Peace & Love J-me