30 11, 2009

Gift Ideas for Quilters

By |November 30th, 2009|random|22 Comments

I’ve got a nifty list of gift ides, dream products for quilters, and a few must have’s too!OLFA Rotary Circle CutterLarge Self-Healing Cutting Mat — Mine is on it’s last leg!Instant Design WallSuper Satchel Thread Box10 Yards Moda Muslin Bleached WhiteGingher 8-Inch Shears — I mostly use my rotary cutter, but having a great […]

27 11, 2009

Cath Kidston Love!

By |November 27th, 2009|Inspiration, Thankful|13 Comments

I love my blogging friends! Andrea found this while shopping and thought of me – it’s a Mending Kit in adorable Cath Kidston form! Thank you, Thank you Andrea!!Love all the colorful bits and there is a built in pin cushion.And how-to booklet to get started with.Also Cath Kidston related – I have […]

25 11, 2009

I Am Thankful : : 17

By |November 25th, 2009|Thankful|11 Comments

for — my family, they are crazy and fun making every day an adventure!- my blog friends, you all encourage me to keep going with my creative passions!- A warm and safe home.- good friends to celebrate with.- the inspiration I find everywhere!The list could keep going on and on, I am blessed beyond measure […]

24 11, 2009

Basics Tutorial: Squaring Fabric

By |November 24th, 2009|Tutorial|34 Comments

All the patterns say “Square Your Fabric” but what does it mean!? Often when it has been cut in a shop, it comes to you less than straight, and before you can easily use your rotary cutter you need to get a straight edge to work with!

This piece had some extra funky folds in it, […]

23 11, 2009

This Week

By |November 23rd, 2009|random|16 Comments

feels a bit hurried! And it’s just Monday morning – I don’t think that’s a good thing. I had fun over the weekend, out by myself shopping – I met Marie and Pamela down at Tom and Lucy’s Art Shoppe, and started Christmas shopping for my kids! I know – I […]

21 11, 2009

Books Suggested To Me – by You!

By |November 21st, 2009|books|36 Comments

You all are a bunch of readers! I asked and you recommended a lot of books. Now to find some time to read a few :)Here’s the list –The Time Traveler’s WifeThe Hunger GamesSomeplace to Be FlyingThe Lovely BonesThe Story of Edgar SawtelleHave a New Husband by FridayWater for ElephantsDown the Common: A […]

20 11, 2009

Links for you!

By |November 20th, 2009|give away, sew-n-tell|7 Comments

I have a few links that you must visit -1 – A giveaway! Penny has amassed a great giveaway, I don’t want to spoil the surprise – but it’s good! And if you haven’t signed in on the petition to reprint flea market fancy, you can do that at the same time […]

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 […]