~ About Me

Just to give the readers a brief oversight on how this ledger came about.

I have been quilting on and off for over 15 years now. Over the past 10 years I have done many things, online groups and ventures with quilting. The result was overspending, over stocking supplies, projects and miscellaneous notions. So, as I have sorted through my life over the past year and I rediscovered my love and interest in this art form on a more “zen” level for me.

I started in June 2006 with a UFO list of over 100 items and removed ALL my stash out of my house (of course gave it to good causes). I have continued to weed through my UFO’s and stash over the past year (even with the challenge of getting a job at my local quilt shop).

The idea for this blog’s theme is my love for being a pirate. I think it’s a fantasy I love to throw caution to the wind and being blunt outside myself. I remember in 9th grade doing the Pirates of Penance on stage and discovering The Pirate Movie (not a high quality flick, but one a lonely teenager loves to daydream too) started my pirating fantasies.

I discovered a new culture with Renaissance Faires and found a new home to play and dress up like a pirate! My home faire is Maryland, but I have visited and traveled to many other ports on the East Coast. I even now belong to a ship with a fun crew. It’s all for socializing with and meeting new people.

When I’m not ripping out stitches, I’m mom to 4 (2 in college, 1 high school, 1 7th grader), married over 20 years to a retire air force man and mom of 3 kitties and one puppy dog. I currently work 4 days out of the week at my local quilt shop teaching classes, doing their website, and fondling fabric on a regular basis.

So, sit back enjoy and please be an active reader. I encourage suggestions, ideas, and praises. Comments are booty for us blogging pirates at heart.


Meeting Mark Lipinski in Houston, 2007

A few of my favorite things. . . .

I figured it was a good idea to do a more detailed kinda post about my likes, dislikes and other info, especially being I sign up for swaps and it would help others in creating fun things for me! So, here’s a happy break down of some of my favorite things:

A few of my favorite things:

~ Color – Purple, lime, turquoise, jewel tones, fall colors
~ Fabrics – batiks, halloween, beachy
~ Flower – sunflowers
~ Hobbies – Quilting, computering, gardening & photography
~ Things – Cats, herbs, candles, tiki-beachy things
~ Season – Fall & Spring
~ Holiday – Halloween
~ Drinks – water, wine, tea, coffee, Starbucks
~ Food – spaghetti, grill cheese with tomato soup
~ Candy – dark chocolate, Dove chocolate, Godiva
~ Car -my blue Sebring Convertible
~ Magazines – Quilter’s Home, McCall’s Quilting (both I already subscribe to)
~ Vacation Spot – Key West
~ My Faith – Self Spiritual
~ TV Shows – 4400, Super Natural, Eureka, The Dresden Files, Star Gate (all of them), CSI Las Vegas, Old and New Dr. Who – scifi is my favorite channel 😀
~ Movies – (I watch these ALL the time, especially when I’m sewing) Mostly Scifi & Fantasy, Pirates of the Caribbean, LOTRs, Grease, 10 Things I Hate About You, Knights Tale, Kingdom of Heaven, Count of Monte Cristo, Everafter, Princess Bride, Harry Potter, Narnia, She’s All That

I don’t have many dislikes….really besides Brussels Spouts and mustard greens (both the only veggies I won’t eat).

Really though I’m easy going and love surprises. Think I need to make this a link on my side bar for future referencing 😀



  1. I wanted to let you know that I just found your website. (I saw a reference on a friend’s blog site) I look foward to reading more you your “ramblings” and visiting to look at your pictures, etc.

    Thank you for putting together a wonderful site!


  2. I never realized how much piracy and quilting have in common! Actually I too, love to attend the Renaissance Festival although mine is in Texas. My hubby and I dress up every year and I have several patterns for “someday” costumes. Your blog is very cool and I plan to add you to my own blogroll. Thanks for sharing your quilting pirate adventures. (I just remembered I just watched Pirates of the Carribean last night.)

  3. Giggle…I was looking over your blog and for some reason I had missed this post! Pirates are cool! I love to read historical romance novels and my favorites are the ones with Pirates in them. I think they are sooooo cool. When my oldest son was about 4 he said he wanted to be a Pirate when he grew up. He just loved Pirates and at that time the toys were hard to find. Anyway, I just wanted to let you know that I really enjoy reading your blog and I enjoy the friendship that we have.

    Thanks Kristie! I enjoy yours as well, I love the outdoors through your eyes and home and heck your babies are cute too boot! 🙂

    One day, I’ll come to Paducah and we can meet 🙂

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