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SewConnected & A Notion or Two

Posted on September 22nd, by Amy in a Notion or Two, SewConnected. 16 comments

While not fully well, I do feel much better than I did last night when I wrote my last post. Thanks for the get well wishes! We woke to frost this morning, just as the calendar says it is fall – overnight! Time to hide the shorts from the kids, so they don’t freeze and take stock of the pants and long sleeves, to plan a shopping trip. Not the worst thing in the world :)

SewConnected Block for AmandaJean.Have you seen this quilt? Or the beginning over here? It’s such a fun group project, I had a blast making this block! AmandaJean sent us the white and asked that we use scraps for the tiny house.

A Notion or Two Block for LollyLolly and her mom have been working together for the … Read More »


Please Excuse Me –

Posted on September 21st, by Amy in Me. 11 comments

While I quickly recover from a case of the sniffles. It seems to happen easily this time of year around here – the daily temperatures flux from 70 and 80 to 30 and 40 on a daily basis, and the body just has a hard time keeping up!

Ella and I stayed on the couch as much as possible, entertained with a good book, cartoons, and the regular antics of the kiddos. I’ve gotten good about excusing my kids from school, and should do the same for myself and my responsibilities. Thankfully the laundry is mostly caught up!

Hopefully I have the stamina to quilt soon, she’s basted and waiting for me :)

Amy

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Sew-n-Tell

Posted on September 18th, by Amy in sew-n-tell, work in progress. 35 comments

I can hardly believe that it’s Friday again – this week has been fast and slow all at the same time! Sew-n-tell is organized by ms. Amylouwho and all are invited to participate – yes even YOU :)

Remember those Panache fabrics? Last Friday I cut them up, and started putting them back together — the end result — a quilt top for my sister!

A peek at the details –

And my helpers –

Looks nice and sunny out, but just a few hours later we had this – he’s pointing at the lightening he just saw, and was about to run into my lap for the thunder. Poor boy – still gets to him.

However by bedtime (for the kids) we were rewarded with this beautiful sunset.Really pretty, and more beautiful in person. I hope you have a great … Read More »


Doll Quilt Received!

Posted on September 17th, by Amy in Doll Quilt Swap. 24 comments

I’ve had the best round with Doll Quilt Swap! I love making little quilts for people and of course the payoff is a new quilt for me. For those that don’t know, DQS is a secret swap, you never know who is sending a quilt your way! The fun is watching all the beautiful quilts added to the pool over the course of the 2 months. Some finish fast and others are still sewing at the deadline, so there is always something new to see! I love to leave comments as adorable quilts are posted, but rarely allow myself to believe that it could be for me.

Imagine my surprise yesterday when I opened the mailbox and found a package from Australia, containing this gem —

Nicole of Craftapalooza, has been stalking around here getting to know … Read More »


Clearing my Head

Posted on September 16th, by Amy in random. 11 comments

Hi Friends~

I feel like it’s been a while! A bunch of randomness that I need to put down —

After posting on Monday, I proceeded to not sew, but clean instead. “Operation Clean Floors” was a huge success, for about an hour, then, well you know! Kids – gotta love the messes that come with them :)

Yesterday I pulled out the machine during nap time to sew up that stack, and have just now ironed them! I will pin again and hope for a chance to sew later this evening.

Emmalie has missed kindergarten this week, so far, with a touch of the flu bug :( And so, I now need to bleach the house again, and pray that it passes quickly!

My doll quilt was received by Emma! She loves it, had commented and added … Read More »


Quality Time

Posted on September 14th, by Amy in work in progress. 14 comments

With my sewing machine – yay! I managed to find a few minutes here and there over the weekend to work on my sisters quilt. I’m hoping to have a quilt top to show you really soon! I hope you are well –Amy—————————————-

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Here We Are

Posted on September 11th, by Amy in My kids, work in progress. 27 comments

This mama is a little emotional! The first day of kindergarten is exciting and new, and a little bit hard. Sophia’s first sentence this morning was “I’m 5 now too.” She wanted to go with her sisters and not be the one left at home. We all sat on the kitchen floor for a few minutes explaining how fast the hours would go (it’s 2.5 hrs!) and that we would get Emmalie as soon as she is done, and then go back for Ella, of course.

I was reminded of when Ella went to kindergarten, Sophia was 3 months old, and Emmalie was 20 months. Thankfully Joe was a Pastor at the time, and worked from a home office. But still, it was a lot! It was also the first time that Emmalie reacted … Read More »


Flea Market Fancy

Posted on September 10th, by Amy in random. 5 comments

Just a quick note!

The Flea Market Fancy petition is gaining in number (nearly 500), if you haven’t been over there yet – go! Denyse Schmidt actually signed it recently too! Also, there is a poll giving you a voice as to color WHEN the line goes to be printed again – I’m just trusting and hoping :)

Pretty please – go sign the petition.

Thanks – you all are the BEST!

Amy

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Back to School

Posted on September 9th, by Amy in My kids. 20 comments

Going back to school is not only emotional for mom – it’s hectic! In the last couple of years I have developed routines with Ella to make sure we get out the door on time. And now getting ready for Kindergarten, Emmalie is getting in on the action!

Much like the chore list, I make checklists for the girls of everything that they need to do before going to school. This may seem really basic, but I have found giving them the checklist eliminates the need for me to constantly question/nag, and gives them a little control. Who doesn’t love to be in charge of them self!? Also, Ella makes her own lunch – this helps to ensure she actually eats it, as she made the selections and put it together herself.For Em I used pictures … Read More »


Our Weekend

Posted on September 8th, by Amy in My kids, photographs. 7 comments

It’s been busy here! My sister came to visit with a friend and stayed at a hotel in Park City – that means pool time for the kiddos! And Joe took the long weekend off to go backpacking up in the Uinta Mountains. Now that we have settled down again – back to our routines – I can tell you about it :)

This is my favorite picture that Joe brought back – so much beauty up there! He went with his Dad and brother Zach (who spends a lot of the weekends here) so the three of them enjoyed hiking and being in the great outdoors.

Some fun shots of the girls at the park with Aunt Natalie —and lounging around here at the house.

Owen is very serious with new people – we were glad when he … Read More »


Sew-n-Tell

Posted on September 4th, by Amy in Doll Quilt Swap, sew-n-tell. 37 comments

I’ve been working to finish up my doll quilt all week. It needs to get in the mail Monday! But I think I will admire it until then :)

I’ve titled this quilt “Flowers for . . . ” I will have to update you with who the flowers are for once it is received. Now I just need to wait and see what arrives in my mailbox! That’s the best part! Getting a quilt just for you that you had no part in creating :)

Here’s a detail shot – I added a few beads to give the flowers in the center some sparkle, and hand-quilted the entire thing. I don’t know how some of you only hand-quilt, my fingers hurt!

If you have something to sew-n-tell head over to Amy’s blog and link up!

Have … Read More »


Homemade Tomato Sauce

Posted on September 3rd, by Amy in In the Kitchen. 8 comments

After Joe and I married, we both decided we didn’t like our moms spaghetti sauce very much. One used a jar of sauce and added fresh bits, and Italian sausage, and the other used canned tomatoes with browned hamburger. Neither was bad, but we figured that their must be better! This sent us on a journey of trying and tweaking many recipes.

Ingredients1 head of garlic1/4 C Olive Oil2 large onions3-4 T dried basil (1 bunch of fresh, chopped)1 T dried oregano1 T salt (to taste)1/2 T black pepper1/2 – 1 tsp chili pepper flakes – this will add more heat as it simmers1 tsp fennel seeds – crushed2 T balsamic vinegar10# can stewed tomatoes (if using fresh, blanch, peel, core and de-seed)

Roast garlic in oven at 350 for 1 hour.
Warm olive oil in large dutch oven, … Read More »





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