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Sew-n-Tell

Posted on October 2nd, by Amy in Bloggers Quilt Festival, sew-n-tell. 3 comments

You are assuming from the title, that I have a finished project. Nope not today! I have a few half-finished projects but not to the point where I’m ready to share :)

But I did want to remind you to link up!

And remind you to spread the word —

One week until the Quilt Festival! Have you decided which quilt to showcase? It’s Quilter’s Choice, so find a favorite, special quilt to share. I’m looking forward to it! And the prizes are going to be great – 18 fabulous sponsors helping to make the event a huge success!

Any of you locals to SLC need a reason to visit Midway? Girls Night Out at Seasons of the Home is tomorrow, and I’m planning to be there :)

Have a great weekend —Amy—————————————-

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September Snow!

Posted on September 30th, by Amy in photographs. 31 comments

Over last weekend I took a few pictures of the fall colors on the mountain side – I love this time of year! I’m so glad I got to take them because today it’s snowing, and most of the leaves will probably be gone. These pics have a date stamp on them – I don’t know how to take them off of the little camera :(We are having spaghetti and homemade bread for dinner! The perfect finish for a cold day :)

I hope you are warm and loved where you are~Amy

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Natalie’s Quilt — Finished!

Posted on September 29th, by Amy in finished quilt. 30 comments

Well taking a picture outside, with only little helpers, wasn’t working today. It’s very windy – so I found the best indoor spot and snapped a quick pic of most of the quilt! Then moved to the kitchen where I have lots of good light for the rest.To see all of it – check this post out.

I worked through a couple of options for quilting, but came back to a quick stipple. I managed to quilt it in just a few hours :)We used a couple of coordinating Kona cottons to back it – do you see them peeking out?I love dots for bindings!I used the alphabet on my machine to make a label this morning too.I love the color palette and the simplicity of the design – now I just have to send it off to … Read More »


Blogger’s Quilt Festival – FAQ

Posted on September 28th, by Amy in Bloggers Quilt Festival. 14 comments

I’ve gotten a few questions, just a few, but thought I would clarify here for everyone. The Quilt Festival begins October 9. With my post on October 9 everyone will have the chance to join in the fun!

May I join in, please? :) Of course! Everyone is welcome to join!
You’ll be posting the directions of what to do again, won’t you? Absolutely! Everything will be clear October 9, but if you would like to see the spring festival for an idea of what to expect – go visit the spring post.
Help! I can’t ever make buttons work. See the box of html below the button? Put your cursor in there, press control+A, then control+C to copy ALL the code. Then go to your blog, add a html gadget and … Read More »


Blogger’s Quilt Festival – 13 days and counting

Posted on September 26th, by Amy in Bloggers Quilt Festival. 41 comments

Hi Friends! With just under two weeks left until Blogger’s Quilt Festival I’m excited to get things started!

The Blogger’s Quilt Festival is for quilters of any genre, or skill level – no matter your style we want to see your work!! The Blogger’s Quilt Festival is timed around Quilt Market especially for those of us not able to make that pilgrimage to Houston, but if you go to market you are still welcome too :)

So pick a quilt to showcase, just one, and be thinking about the story that goes with it. What did you learn, what did that project help you through, or to overcome. Did you make it for someone special, or to raffle off at an important event?

And there are lots of prizes to win too! I have a great group of … Read More »


Blog Tips

Posted on September 24th, by Amy in Blog Info. 29 comments

My disclaimer :: I am by no means an expert in coding or web design, but I am capable of making the changes that I want to my blog and thought I would share a couple of great resources!

First – Three Column Blogger has been super helpful in learning the html changes to make for three columns. I typically look through templates every six months, (google “free blogger templates”) I always come back to minima. I love the simplicity of it – just me!

Second – Web Page Analyzer is a great tool to see how long your page needs to load, and it shows you each item on your page and the number of bytes it consumes. I use this to see what little extras are eating up too much space, and make sure that it loads … Read More »


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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