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New Cut!

Posted on May 29th, by Amy in Me. 44 comments

I’ve been cracking up with all the comments I’ve had the last few days! A few of them really are plain gross too – next time I may think a little harder about the sort of comments I ask for :) I was hoping to not get bored – that’s all!

Today I finally managed to get a haircut – I’ve been overdue for a couple of months. It feels really nice to have it all cut off again! I’m not at all attached – can you tell?Yes, I know there’s root’s in there – I’d rather buy my color in a box and spend the rest on fabric – Thank you! At least you can’t see most of the gray right now :) A fun bob to get me through the coming summer. … Read More »


Giveaway Day!

Posted on May 27th, by Amy in give away. 511 comments

The lovely ladies at Sew, Mama, Sew have done it again! Visit the Sew, Mama, Sew blog to find the launch point to many amazing giveaways – I know I will be :)

I am giving away this bag! Everyone loves a bag, or knows someone who does! This bag is all fabulous Wonderland fabrics. If you are new here – you will notice lots of Wonderland :)It is made with interfacing and batting, quilted to give it the yummy texture, and comfortable to carry. Unless of course you overstuff it! I never do that :)It’s loaded with pockets too! phone, sunglasses, pens . . . however you like!

**To win this gem, leave me a comment, and if you dare – tell me the most random, funny, or gross item found in your … Read More »


A Notion or Two – May

Posted on May 26th, by Amy in a Notion or Two, Bloggers Quilt Festival. 8 comments

May is almost over! Can you believe it?

Jenny asked for a modern block for her boy. I had been thinking how I could play with an hourglass block and then found a picture of wall molding that caught my eye. And so I interpreted it for fabric and the fabrics made it playful!

On a completely different note — Mr. Linky has been having technical difficulties. A few of you have commented that the links are gone, but by the time I get there they are back. . . I realized I could export the list and take it off of their server! DUH :) So now they are permanent fixtures/links on my quilt festival post! Click away my friends :)

I’m participating in Sew Mama Sew’s giveaway day tomorrow . . … Read More »


Evidence of a Great Weekend!

Posted on May 25th, by Amy in Celebrations, My kids. 30 comments

I hope that you all had a great weekend, near or far! I have lots of pictures to prove my weekend was a blast!

Coldstone icecream cake–Owen eating it –

Outside on the new patio–

Owen eating the dirt–

From my little vegetable patch – I know most in the US are already eating from their gardens or getting really close! Here in the mountains if I plant too early the frost gets it – this is the usual weekend for the seeds to go in! They were planted today :)

Joe and I got to go out for dinner on Saturday — we had a great night on our own. And look what I found while browsing Barnes & Noble! Love all the eye candy in this book.

By birthday fabric! You guessed it :) I’m hoping to … Read More »


Tutorial — Quilted Bible Cover

Posted on May 22nd, by Amy in Tutorial. 73 comments

Before we get started – today’s my birthday! I’m 32 years young, and I bought my own present! Any guesses?? Don’t think to hard :)

This is what we are making to celebrate my day!

Simple and easily personalized for anyone on your gift list, but don’t forget to make one for yourself too! To start gather your materials -

I used two fat quarters and a bit of white for the lining, (you could use a third fat quarter) batting and interfacing. For notions you will need your pins, cutting mat, ruler, rotary cutter, iron/ironing board, and a fresh needle in the sewing machine.

Get everything cut in the beginning then it goes together pretty quickly.
From your exterior fabric cut – 12 x 18″ 2 – 4 x 14″ 1 – 1.5 x 18″
Interior fabric cut – 2 – 11.25 x 10″ … Read More »


Just Checking!

Posted on May 21st, by Amy in Bloggers Quilt Festival. 9 comments

I have heard from a few of the winners, but want to check in with the rest and make sure you received your prize from the Quilt Festival last month! If you would take a moment to comment or email me and let me know I would really appreciate it!

I’m working on a tutorial for tomorrow :)

See you then -Amy


Freshcut Pincushion

Posted on May 19th, by Amy in finished project. 30 comments

I took this -and made it this -So fun! I love Dresden plate ruler/template thingy! Takes all the mystery out of them :) If you look back at this post I have more information about it, and the pattern I used for the pincushion.

ETA: the link to the pattern is here! I didn’t realize it was hiding :)

My Wonderland fabric just keeps on giving! I promise I didn’t buy that much – just love using up all the little bits :)

This is what Emmalie was working on while I sewed – “I’m organizing for you!” she tells me. I understand where the anal/perfectionist comes from, aahhmm, I just hope she outgrows some of it before it keeps her from enjoying anything less than perfect. Such a sweetie, and all the while … Read More »


What are you working on?

Posted on May 18th, by Amy in work in progress. 13 comments

After a week full of everything but sewing, I’m ready to relax with my sewing machine! We had a great visit with my parents, the girls were especially sad to see them go, but promises of phone calls and more visits have helped.

Yesterday Joe had a day off finally – and we headed for the hills! Well the mountains, really. We headed to Timpanogos for a family hike. We’ve collected two backpack carriers for such occasions, Owen and Sophia were happy to be on our backs and not on the path! There’s tons of trails up there, many still covered in snow, but about a mile in is a beautiful waterfall, bursting with all the melt-off of spring. Wish I had a little camera to have captured it, but sometimes the hike makes … Read More »


Take a few moments -

Posted on May 16th, by Amy in Blog Info. 7 comments

To check out these blogs -

First is Laura from Snip and Snail, she has gotten involved in a very special project that honors mothers who have died in childbirth. As a mom with 4 healthy children, and 4 uncomplicated pregnancies it’s easy to forget that things don’t always go as planned.

Laura’s posts are beautifully written with emotion that is real – and pouring it all into her quilts as well. Go read this one, and then this one. There’s room for lots more quilting volunteers, Laura has all the links in her posts.

Second is Craft for Health. I was impressed by how many of your favorite quilts helped you through very difficult times in life. This blog is encouraging all forms of craft, and is looking for more stories of how quilting has been a … Read More »


Quilts Quilt

Posted on May 15th, by Amy in HMQS. 15 comments

Remember this?I just found the designer Lori Holt, her blog is over here, and I found the pattern available in an etsy shop!!

I know someone asked, at least one, but post here is quicker right now than sorting through the email. I will get back to my regular habits soon :)

Happy Quilting !Amy


Hmqs Experience

Posted on May 14th, by Amy in HMQS. 10 comments

First – my parents have made it here safely and we are having a great visit! Mom loves her Bible cover too :) Ella’s birthday yesterday was a whirlwind of activity, with birthday shopping and cake baking – she’s such a blessing to us!

The most asked about quilt in the comments was “A Mother’s Love” – It received 1st place in Applique and was pieced by Joyce Stewart, and Ann Seely, and quilted by Sue McCarty. I did a tiny bit of research online and found that Joyce and Ann are sisters and have a book published together, but I did not find a pattern for any of the blocks. It is entirely appliqued – that much I remember – absolutely stunning!! I think of all this is my favorite too – so much love … Read More »


Check, Check!

Posted on May 12th, by Amy in finished project, random. 31 comments

That’s me getting stuff done! I opted to do the sewing and then focus on the nitty gritty :)

For my Ella girl:Tutorial found here. I’m sure I didn’t do it just like the tute, I printed the pdf and went for it – next time I may go have it blown up a bit :)

A Bible cover for my mom : If anyone’s interested in a tutorial, I could be persuaded, well maybe next week. . . Funny thing, I purchased this fabric and have had the measurements since Fall! I guess I wanted to be able to give it to her in person :)

= laundry, laundry, laundry= make Ella a monster= birthday cake= birthday treats for school= make Mom a Bible Cover (shhh!)= declutter my desk= plan a menu= blog about the HMQS – I … Read More »





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