Weekend Spotlight

Posted on April 24th, by Amy in give away, My kids. 462 comments

Hi there!
For this weekend, I thought we would stay here . . . it’s my 500th post, and I’m giving away a Blush Layer Cake to celebrate!!

I’m always amazed at how fast the posts add up!  I’m so thankful for each of YOU, my readers, for being here with me through it all :)

For your chance to win –
1 – Leave a comment
2 – Become a fan on facebook, and leave a comment
3 – Subscribe to this blog, and leave me another comment

Hopefully that’s quick and easy enough for all of you to want to play along :)
My Thursday was spent with these little guys :

Ella, Emmalie, Sophia, and Owen’s kitty’s – notice Owen trying to get his back?

At breakfast I asked Ella if I could make her a kitty.  I told her I knew it wasn’t the same as a real kitty, but would it help?  Her face lit up a little, and she agreed.  That led to all four of the kids picking fabrics for their own kitty, and just before bedtime, I finished closing up the seams.  They all helped to stuff them too.

They are the free Amy Butler pattern and cute and relatively easy.  The only changes we made: they have a smile, and eyelashes.  I think they look less alien like :)

I will select a winner for the Layer Cake on Tuesday, the 27th – Good Luck!
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462 thoughts on “Weekend Spotlight

  1. Oh-I'd take those kitties any day! I have allergies, too!
    Love to win your fabric-500 posts is quite a milestone!

  2. Thanks for the chance! My boys want a cat…me-not so much. These little cuties might just cut it for my little cuties :)

  3. Too cute! I may have to make one of those kitties. Kitty stuffies are the only way to go around here. All three of us are allergic.

  4. I've been subscribed for quite a while now read your posts via Google Reader. But now signed in as a Follower.
    Five Hundred is a whopper of a number of Posts. Congrats – lots of words and thoughts.

    I love these kitties, they are just too cute.
    Also think the Blush Layer Cake is yummy.

  5. oh….of course congrats on the 500th post! (I have you in google reader so I am not sure if I am also following)

  6. Love the kittys and I'm glad that their is a hand in the photo to get some perspective as to how big those babies are! I'm sure they will be well loved.

  7. And Congrat on the 500….goodness girl…I'm on about 54…I have a lot of catching up to do!

    I follow your bloggie goodness!;)

  8. The stuffed kittens are adorable! I like the way you changed the facial features. Thanks for providing the link to the patterns. I had never seen them before and will go back to look at them. Psst – does anyone really wear those fabric necklaces??

  9. Hi,
    I have been a follower of your blog for awhile and I enjoy it. I love the kitties. Congrads. on your 500 postings.

  10. Congrats on #500! I LOVE the kitties! I think those will go on my list of things to make in the coming months.

  11. Holy cow look at all the comments, lol – congrats Amy on 500 posts! Love love love your little kitty's, what a great mom thing to do.

  12. Hi Amy,
    I love kitties. We "adopted" a stray last year for a couple months but had to find him a home because of allergies. We still miss him!! Great giveaway. Congrats on all that creative blogging!

  13. Awww, what a sweet mom you are! Seriously, I got a lump in my throat. Cute kitties (and Owen's fingers)!

    Yes'm, please enter me in your drawing.

  14. I subscribe through google reader. And one random thing — the picture on the label reminds me of Watcher in the Woods.

  15. I just saw those kitties yesterday while perusing her free patterns! (I'm looking for a loose fitting tunic pattern for myself – know of one?) They turned out really cute!

    I love this blush fabric. So pretty. you are one awesome blogger and friend!!

  16. Fun kitties Amy- Congratulations on your 500th post. Hope you continue to enjoy blogging and quilting for many years to come.

  17. Congrats on 500 posts!! I love Basic Grey, fell in love with it when I was a scrapbooker, love it even more now as a quilter!!

  18. You are such a wonderful mommy who obviously loves her kids so much that you provided them the next best thing to a real kitty! I'm sad about your allergies, too…

    And yes, I'd love to win the Layer Cake! :-)

    Tammy ~@~

  19. I am a follower of your blog! I've been checking it out for quite some time.
    Thanks for all the hours you put into your blog to make it so wonderful.

  20. Love your blog, Amy! The kitties are really cute and much less hairy than the real deal. Thanks for the great giveaway!

  21. You know I would put that to good use! I was eyeing that same fabric yesterday….its calling my name. :) Congrat's on 500! -Allison

  22. Amy! Congratulations on your 500th post! I've just gone over 300 myself and I feel like I've said so much…500 is just an amazing number! Here's to the next 500!

  23. i dont know if my comment went through but I am not a 'fan' on facebook although they now changed it to "like" for the Facebook Pages (i liked 'fan' better). :) Anyway my name will appear as Jackie-Levi Davis :) heehee yes hubby and I share FB, he will never get on it. now i will keep up with you there!
    jackie (at) jackiesue.com

  24. no i dont see my comment but i saw my FB Fan post.. so this will be my comment.. HEY! :) Love the cakes, yum! your blog is very beautiful too, love the layout and design!
    Jackie (at) jackiesue.com

  25. I am a follower via email sign up, I am verified and all too. I love the kitties! What a fantastic solution! I also chage patterns and recipes to suit my skill/taste/lije too! Why not! Awesome referral to Amy Butler, I went over there and have missed some of her free patterns! YEAH!!
    Jackie (at) jackiesue.com

  26. Beautiful fabric and those kitties are adorable too! What a blessing for your children to have such a clever and devoted mommy!

  27. Thanks for the chance. I have 11 outside cats I feed/trap/fix, so don't think I need to make any stuffed ones. Those are darling for your kids.

  28. What fun to have a mom who can just whip up a whole kitty family when you want one!
    The giveaway is lovely. Thanks for the opportunity!

  29. I'm so proud of myself! i sucessfully put you button on my blog!!! YIPPY!!! All by myself, I'm like a little kid learning to to tie there shoes. I've tryed it a thousand times to place the bottuns for stuff and aobut 2% of the time it works.

  30. Wow 500! Congratulations! Thanks for sharing with us ! I'm a dog person not a cat person, but your 4 kitties are super. Thanks for the info that it is a free pattern on Amy's blog. Looking forward to the next virtual quilt show:)

  31. Awww, I love the kitties. Congratulations on 500 posts. I love reading your blog, you always have something interesting to say!

  32. congratulations on your 500th post, The kittens are cute, and these are about the only type I could be around because of allergies.

  33. wow….lots of comments…

    Love your blog.. and would love the chance to win the layer cake. I have never owned one…

  34. 500 posts! Wow! And a layer cake is a great prize, my fingers are crossed. Those kitties are great, and I see by the little hand in the pic that they are a great size. So cute!

  35. I have a charm pack of this that I have been making into a table runner. It just might have to evolve into a lap quilt if I win!

  36. Congratulations on 500 posts!! WOW! That is really something. I love reading your blog, you always have so many different things to read about, it's wonderful!

  37. Wow! 500 is quite the milestone. Congratulations. I'd love a chance at the layer cake and know just what I would do with it.

  38. I can vouch for how awesome that layer cake is :D I'm sure I could find "something" to do with it!
    I love those kitties! Reagan is my stuffed animal girl. She has names for every single one. :D
    Congrats on 500! That's awesome!

  39. Hi Amy……
    I'm a follower too……..
    thanks for another chance to win :0)!
    can we ever have too much yummy fabric?

    Happy sewing

  40. Congratulations, Amy, on your 500th post! Wow, what a ride it's been. I love all the thoughts and inspiration you share with your readers.

  41. Congratulations on your 500th post! Thank you for sharing your milestone with us with your giveaway. The kitties are adorable and I have 3 granddaughters who would each enjoy receiving one if I win the cake. Thanks for your inspiration.

  42. I'm a fan on facebook, and left a comment there too. Forgot to mention your kitty collection is adorable. I made one of those a couple years ago – such a fun project!

  43. Happy 500 Amy! Seems you are always hosting a giveaway of some sort! Keeps the blog active and thriving. Take care.

  44. I subscribe and follow your posts through Google reader. Both the new site and the old one. I need to get that straightened up.

  45. 500 posts….I know that is a lot of writing :) I past 500 during the Anniversary Celebration. Hard to believe we have written so much ay?

    You have a wonderful blog and I look forward to 500 more posts!!!


  46. The Blush fabric is really pretty. I also like the cats. I will try to make one for my granddaughter. Thanks for the giveaway.

  47. Congratulations on your milestone!! Wow, that is a lot of posts! Thanks for the chance to win. I love blush and a layercake of it would be fab!

  48. 500 posts! Time flies! (I think I have 20…) I'm a blog follower and a Facebook follower. Will post/comment for those too!

  49. Don't know what number post I started watching your blog, but I always get a kick out of your posts. Oh, it was the Bloggers Quilt Festival last spring!

  50. Happy 500 Amy, love reading your post everyday. I have been a subscriber, now I'm a follower and you are a fan on my facebook. Looking forward to many more post.

  51. Hum something is going on, I already posted and it is asking me again. Love your post, I am now a follower already a subscriber and you are now a fan on facebook. Keep up the great posting.

  52. Layer cake, yummy!! I love it! Thanks for the chance to win and CONGRATS on your 500th post. You inspire me :o).

  53. Love your blog, I've learned so much from you. Thank you for your wonderful tutorials. I am a fan on facebook, I follow you on Twitter and am a subscriber to the blog. Does that sound like I'm stalking you a bit? I'm not…I just enjoy your stuff so much.

  54. Hi Amy,
    I am a subscriber of your great quilting blog and I love it! I checked out your facebook too and made a comment! Hope to be a winner of that lovely fabric!

  55. At this rate you might get 500 comments to celebrate 500 posts. Congratulations! And, thatks for the nice prize: Perfect, whether on a fabric diet or a food diet. Rewards! Yum!

  56. Congratulations on your big 500! that's a LOT of writing – I've followed you for several months now, always a pleasant visit – love the ways you enjoy your kids, thanks for sharing.

  57. I'm always amazed when bloggers reach such a milestone! Congrats!
    Those kitties are so adorable, I'm going to have to check that out :)
    Thanks for the chance to win the awesome layer cake, I already have something in mind for it!

  58. Congratulations on 500 posts! That amazing! You have a wonderful blog. Thanks for all that you share with us! Hugs Ariane

  59. Happy 500! I'm looking forward to Quilt Festival, too. It's been fun following the transformation of your blog. *grin*

  60. I am a follower.
    I love that they picked out their own fabric for the kitties. It makes them feel so good to be in the process with you!

  61. I really like that fabric line. Thanks for the opportunity to win. And of course, happy 500th post! That's a big milestone.

  62. Hope I am not to late for your giveaway. Congratulations on your blog anniversary. I have been a follower for a while and enjoy reading your blog and getting inspired.

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