About Me

Welcome to my "new" diet ;) This blog will chronicle all of the crazy things I do to keep myself from diving into the pantry and devouring 8,000 calories in under 5 minutes flat! At this moment, quilting is my new "diet pill." For those of you who don't know me, I am a DIE HARD Lifetime Member of Weight Watchers and will always stand by and follow their plan. They are the BEST and they just plain ROCK!!! I have just found over time, that having a hobby really helps me battle stress (a BIG problem for me) and boredom. Now, before you can ask, "How can a woman with six children be bored?" ...it happens to the best of us.  It turns out that housework and laundry just don't lure me away from the cookies like playing with pretty fabric :) So read on the see what in the world I get myself into.

While I am not new to sewing, I am new to quilting.  I started quilting in mid January 2012 because my sweet hubby had to have surgery again and we were housebound for a long while.  Quilting has be a wonderful thing for me.
On a more personal note, I am married to my high school sweetheart.  We've been married for nearly 22 years.  We've got 6 beautiful children, 3 girls and then 3 little boys.  My husband and I both grew up in the Bay Area in California.  We come from large families and our parents made it look so fun we thought we'd do the same :)  My oldest two are in college and my baby will be starting first grade soon.  Life is always an adventure around here and that is the way we like it! Oh, I am a stay at home mom, a job I'd always wanted, but was SUPER surprised at how challenging it can be ;D

I like quilting better than housework so I have rules about quilting.
#1 I have to do my chores before I can quilt!
#2 I have to shower and be dressed...real clothes, no jammies.
#3 I have to know what I am fixing for dinner.
So far they are working... the laundry still seems to get out of hand no matter what I do... but it's always been that way ;D

Read more about me and my quilting story HERE.


  1. Nice to "meet" you! I had to chuckle because I am a WW member as well and for me, too, theoretically quilting should distract me from eating... and it does... but BLOGGING is still possible with a cookie in my mouth, unfortunately:). I found your blog through the Get Acquainted Monday at Plum and June. I look forward to following your blog!

    1. Nice to meet you too :) So true! I can eat while blogging as well :( We need to come up with a face mask to prevent unauthorized consumption ;)

  2. Hi Marion - I popped over from your pinwheels post on Quiltstory. Great family portrait - you are doing so well to be a mum to so many different ages. I am about to dive in and see your finished projects because I like your quilty blog background. Cheers, Fiona (ooo I am hosting 'Get Acquanited on the 26th of July)

  3. Oh, way to go! Your list of rules are really perfect...and realistic! I am a new follower of your blog. Quilting has been my passion for some time, but you have truly impressed me with what you have accomplished already just this year!

  4. Marion... are you not leading WW anymore? My friend and I went to your old blog (Melting Marion) and that's how we found this new blog. I quilt, too, but I don't blog very well. I am behind posting several quilts on my site...

    For a beginning quilter, you sure have done a lot already.

  5. No, sadly I resigned from ww last year due to family needing my 100% attention. I'm so glad you found your way over here :)

  6. Wow I admire you,I'm a mom of two just two for now lol.My daughter is 5 and my son is 20 months.I homeschool them and also an Army wife.I love to sew but time seems to be so restricted and every time that I want to sew my children want to play with my machines.so glad to meet you and read your blog,God bless your family!

  7. What a cute family you have! We'll have to get together soon. I'm glad Heather pointed me to your blog. Oh and I've done WW off and on a lot thru the years ... that's awesome that you are/were big into it.
    I love the rules you have. But the jammies one ... that's tough!! Sometimes I feel like I lose a full hour or more of quality sewing time if I choose to shower during precious nap time! ;)

  8. That is a fabulous family picture! What a beautiful family!

  9. Love this family pix, and glad to meet you and hang out in the free-sew area


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