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19 11, 2009

Basics Tutorial : Unpicking Stitches

By |November 19th, 2009|Tutorial|27 Comments

In our discussion last week tutorials about some of the basics were suggested. And after yesterday’s post this seemed like the perfect place to start! I don’t remember learning this, I’m guessing it was learned as girl and has been ingrained since. (I learned to sew garments at 10)On the wrong […]

18 11, 2009

How many times . . .

By |November 18th, 2009|sewing|61 Comments

are you willing to take a seam out and re-sew it? As I sat at my machine taking a seam out for the third time today, I got to thinking – am I the only one that does this? I’m guessing probably not, but I have referred to myself as “anal Amy” on […]

17 11, 2009

Saving Sammy: Curing the Boy Who Caught OCD

By |November 17th, 2009|give away, review|58 Comments

I’m excited to have a chance to review Saving Sammy, by Beth Maloney for TLC Book Tours. While the content is serious, the book is well written and a real page turner!From TLC Book Tours –“Sammy’s mother, Beth, already coping with the overwhelming responsibility of raising three sons alone, watched helplessly as her middle […]

16 11, 2009

Daily Life – Moments

By |November 16th, 2009|moments|18 Comments

Our days are sometimes jumbled but often look something like this –6:30-7:30 amI get up! It depends on how late I stayed up the night before, but when possible I like to have a little quiet time, and coffee to wake up, before everyone needs something. I usually take a moment to turn […]

14 11, 2009

Machine Tension

By |November 14th, 2009|sewing|13 Comments

Kandra had a question about her tension on her sewing machine –I do have a question about sewing… About a year ago, when I was a TOTAL newbie (now i’m just 2/3 newbie)to sewing and quilting, we bought a Janome sewing machine. However, the stitches are made on the BOTTOM of the fabric… so if […]

13 11, 2009

Sew-n-Tell

By |November 13th, 2009|Me, sew-n-tell|23 Comments

I must say – your response to yesterday’s post has been amazing! Thank you for all your answers and questions, and being so encouraging. I will take my turn after I show you this –I finished this one off in a mini quilt – it measures 8″ square. I love it! […]

12 11, 2009

I would LOVE to have your input!

By |November 12th, 2009|random|87 Comments

I’m in deep. And I can’t share a thing – but I want to keep connecting with all of you! I’m wondering what you would like to hear from me. Do you have questions about me, our family, sewing, quilting, parenting – anything!?I’ve been toying with the idea of posting “a day in […]

11 11, 2009

Quilt Festival Winners – Housekeeping

By |November 11th, 2009|bag, Bloggers Quilt Festival, pattern|7 Comments

I have heard from some of you, but if you have not received your prize – please email me or leave a comment! I would love to help get things squared up for you :)I also want to let you know that this pattern is still available in my sidebar – I had to […]

10 11, 2009

Around the Web —

By |November 10th, 2009|Blog Info, give away, random|5 Comments

A few things that have come through my inbox recently!From Lark –We’re very excited to announce an online Quilt It! Contest running from October 15 to January 5. The contest will be open to the public and invites crafters to create and submit a photo of a quilt. And there’s a cool catch: the quilt […]

9 11, 2009

Embroidery Color Wheel – Stitches

By |November 9th, 2009|embroidery|22 Comments

Are you making a color wheel!? I would love to know if you are :) leave me a comment or email me and I will make a list in my sidebar, so I can keep up with you!A quick project recap — In this post I showed you my large color wheel done […]

8 11, 2009

Quilt Scene Inspiration

By |November 8th, 2009|Inspiration|11 Comments

After seeing the cover of this magazine online – I had to have it!! I waited and waited, a coupon came up to use via the Interweave store, and I went for it. If I were to buy it now I would go see Kathy. So glad to have this mag in […]

6 11, 2009

I Did It!

By |November 6th, 2009|Uncategorized|15 Comments

Some of you probably remember this post where you strongly encouraged me to join the local Quilt Guild. I finally went last night!! Thanks Natalia for the invite :)I met a fun bunch of quilters and learned a little too. The show and tell was so much fun – but of course […]