Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Really?? It's All About Me??



Welcome to the Quiltmamas blog. We are a tiny little blog that chronicles our bee group - the Quiltmamas. We are a diverse group of ten ladies and we love to sew and chat! I maintain the blog and have hijacked it for a couple of days to participate in All About Me. This is my first blog hop and I'm grateful to our fearless leader, Madame Samm, the hop cheerleader, Marlene from Stitchin by the Lake and especially Amy Bradley for her terrific pattern.

I tried to think of the things that describe me or define me as an adult. Besides being a wife and Mom, which I love, what else is there about me? Three things came to mind:

1. Being a quiltmama - being part of this group of wonderful women and creating quilts has been such a blessing in my life. I don't know where I'd be without them.

2. Being Irish - I am extremely proud of my Irish heritage - talking about that could take up a whole post....moving on....

3. Being a parrothead - I love Jimmy Buffett's music - and his fans are known as 'parrotheads'. It's not just the music that's appealing - it's the flip-flops, sand in my toes, nowhere to go and all day to get there, umbrella drink mentality that goes along with it.

So without further ado....All About Me!


Note the umbrella drink, the flower in my hair, my beach bag and my hawaiian shirt (Don Ho would be proud of my collection of shirts!) Sure and there's a sprinkling of shamrocks too!


The creativity in this blog hop has been nothing short of amazing!! Please visit today's other 'hoppers'!

QuiltMamas - that's me!


Thanks for stopping by.......enjoy your hop around the blogs and celebrate the creativity......peace.


76 comments:

Judy B said...

Love your Parrothead Mama quilt! Just 2 cute. Thank you for sharing.

Farm Quilter said...

How adorable!!! Your umbrella drink, flipflops...Jimmy would be so proud! You did an awesome job of showing us who you are with your biased babe QuiltMama!!! Your creativity knows no bounds!

Martina said...

Oh how lovely! Love the beach and the shirt, sooo cute!

becky said...

Love your parrothead lady really enjoy the individualization put on the blcoks so much fun Thanks Becky

Susie Q said...

Hi Jean Love your interpretation of the mini me. Love the summer feel as it is so cold here at the moment, summer seems a long way off. Thanks for sharing. Susie x

lorene said...

Oh I want to be on that beach! Love how it all turned out. Blog hopping is fun, isnt it?

charlotte said...

Love your Quiltmama in Margaritaville.

Britt-Inger said...

Your quiltmama is fantastic. Love her. Thanks for sharing

Britt-Inger said...

Your quiltmama is fantastic. Love her. Thanks for sharing

Sharon said...

Oh how refreshing..soon it will be time for the beach. You did a wonderful job telling the story of you...

Madame Samm said...

Hello Jean, well you have done it ....you will see...totally whimsical and yes soooo you...love the details...

Did you know Stash Manicure hasn't been around for over 3 years now.... It is someone elses blog, the name was purchased!

JoyceLM said...

So cute - thanks for sharing.

Jeanie said...

Your Quilt Mama knows how to have a good time on the beach! thanks for bringing her to the hop!

Judy Cooper Textile Images said...

Very creative quiltmama.

Cindy said...

The umbrella drink is a hoot! Love it! Thank you for sharing!

Deb C said...

Awesome job! Congratulations on being one of the three selected for the day!

Anonymous said...

Love It, Love it, Love it

Dolores

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

too cute!!! I love how you made it your own.

Cathy said...

How cute and so..sew...you!! Jean - you did a great job!! I don't know where I would be without the Quiltmamas's either!!

Tammy said...

Very cute. Love it...And I love Jimmy Buffett music too.

Sowing Stitches said...

I was doing real good dealing with spring fever ...until now....forget spring...I want summer and the beach! :)

gpc said...

Adorable! What a cute "me"! :)

Teresa Nance said...

Your All About Me project is super! I love the Hawaiian shirt! Great job!

Dee said...

Love your Parrothead Mama quilt, being from MN and winter dragging you trasported me to the beach for a minute.

Cher said...

love, love your version! I would vote for you to be first place :-)

Linda said...

How adorable!!! I would love to be right there with you!

Vicki H said...

OH MY!! I LOVE it. All the embelishments are wonderful. Great job, thanks for sharing.

Carol Swift said...

Your YOU turned out so cool! Makes me want to head to the beach. :O)

Patty D from NC said...

one of my favorites so far.

Michele said...

Oh my I just love it! Great theme idea.

Agnes B. Bullock said...

This is great- love the shamrocks!

Charlotte Thompson said...

Love your Quiltmama and Jimmy Buffet also. We got visit his new casino all the time. Very relaxing.

Connie said...

This is just too neat! My girlfriend is a parrothead too! Thanks for sharing.

Linda J said...

So cool, especially on a cold winter's day. Your ME can transport you to the beach immediately. The dimensional sun and the palm leaves---well done!

Gwen said...

Very creative rendition! I think it's cool how you even included the shamrocks--looks it really is all about you! Great job!

SIMPLESEW said...

I love it, I love everything about the beach, cute Idea

Nellie Duclos said...

Hi Jean- I love your "Parrothead," and didn't realize what it meant. Your embellishments are fantastic and I adore your little version of the AB pattern-it's refreshingly different!. I have some old Don Ho records-LOL! From California, thanks for sharing.

Patty said...

GREAT JOB! i like your gal. I would like to be her today.

Thearica Burroughs said...

Too stinking cute!

Gmama Jane said...

Where is my "lost shaker of salt"??? A friend and her husband after having lived 60 yrs. in the midwest, just retired, and moved to Key West!! Bought a bungalow and she now runs an online newspaper there! She they both looked at each other 5 yrs ago after having visited key West, and said, "Let's Do It". I wish to be so spontaneous to become a parrothead in real life!
Blessings
Gmama Jane

patchouli moon studio said...

How cute are YOU! Love the beach scene and all your little touches.

Needled Mom said...

Very cute and deserving of a top prize today.

MooseStash Quilting said...

OMG this is just too darn cute. I am singing his songs in my head now, and it will likely stick with me all day! See what you've done! LOL!

MooseStash Quilting said...

OMG this is just too darn cute. I am singing his songs in my head now, and it will likely stick with me all day! See what you've done! LOL!

Consuelo said...

Our fearless leader does it again. Way to quilt MamaJ! Sew proud of you. YOU ROCK!!!!

Consuelo said...

And in your honor, Jimmy on the iPod all day!

karen flick said...

Sweet!! Don't we all want to be on the beath....snowing still in Indiana...trees are frosted with snow!!

carla said...

Hi!! Wow!!! I want that life!!! Wonderful!!! Too cute and fun!!! Thank You

Suze said...

You certainly captured the feel of being on the beach. I appreciate your taking time to participate; tell us a tad about yourself; tell about the process; and inspire us. I adore the fabrics that you picked for the quilt. This an awesome project.

tink's mom said...

So very cool. Don't know which detail i love the most. Right now I'm stuck between the flip flops and the purse. Wonderful job. Thanks for sharing yourself with us.

Mary said...

Great job. Congratulations for being in top 2 today.

Gill said...

I love the way you personalised your quilt!
Thank you for sharing!

Brenda said...

Such a brilliant creation! I love it. Thanks for sharing and inspiring.

BizyStitches said...

Parrethead... made me laugh. Love the "ME" quilt. Thanks for sharing.

OhioLori said...

My goodness!!! You are sure a creative Quiltmamma!!!! Love your beach scene!!! :)

Kathy H said...

How cute! So glad you could use all those things about you in your quilt.

Pierro said...

Rosemary B here:
This is the cutest You I have ever seen, oh my goodness, wonderful quilting and all of the special additions. Well done!

Di said...

Umbrella drink, Hawaiian shirt ... it's all just too cute and funny! Great creative thinking.

Lori said...

Jean...way cute!! What a great post also! Hopefully Iwill see you tomorrow for bee right?

Lori said...

Wow Jean..just saw you made top 2!! Great job!!

krislovesfabric said...

Great job, I love Jimmy Buffet too so fun to see this today :)

Createology said...

This is such a unique and fun version of Ms. Biased. I adore this! Such a fun hop. Creative Hearts are Happy Hearts...

StitchinByTheLake said...

How absolutely wonderful! I love every single thing about this. :) blessings, marlene

sandra said...

She is so super cute, il love it.

Lou said...

Great creativity!

Elizabeth said...

Don Ho and Jimmy B would be proud! You got in all the right stuff, down to those cute green flipflops! Love the flower in your hair! Great job!!!

Caroline said...

LOVE your beach mama! Love the flower in the hair. This whole things is so me! Love the beach! Love all things Irish, too! I made a King-sized rainbow Irish chain quilt several years ago. Beast of a quilt! And I cheer on my family at Irish Dancing competitions as often as possible. :)

Good job!

ShirleyC said...

Now you are just too creative! I love this!

Emily C said...

Love the beach lady. very summery.

Quiltsmiles said...

Jean, Thanks so much for sharing a bit about yourself in this blog hop. I'm another Irish heritage quilter who loves Buffet's music and had the enjoyment of sipping Margarita's at Margaritaville, in Key West Florida several years ago. Jimmy Buffet's music studio was even on a tour I took.
Your Parrothead for the all about me hop is cute and very creative. Jane

Sue said...

looks great, love the shirt!

Scrapbook-ChickADoodle said...

This is amazing! Love the details, down to the changes of blue in the ocean. Reminds me of Maui. Great story. Thanks for sharing.
Congrats on being one of the chosen.

PatSloan said...

your beach theme rocks!! This is such a fun hop, my day is here http://blog.patsloan.com/2013/02/its-all-about-mmm-me-you-who.html

Robin said...

Oh, to have beachy weather right now!!!! Your gal looks fantastic. I love all the little "bits" you added. Great job!

MoeWest said...

A parrothead quiltmama sounds like a wonderful thing to me! I love your fun quilt! Jimmy Buffett's book A Pirate Turns 50 is a great read.

Bente-I like to QuiltBlog said...

-this is absoutely fantastic, thanks for sharing!
Bente