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22 : : Good, Clean Fun!

Posted on July 22nd, by Amy in My kids, photographs. 19 comments

I saw on a blog somewhere last week, about a feature in Family Fun of these fun bubble creations! Yesterday we put them to work inside :)

I have no mop, just a steamer for cleaning floors, our air has been out :( so I have put off cleaning the floor more than usual. The girls were enthusiastic to help, and even mop it up with cleaning towels when we were done. And yes – I was even sliding around in my shorts! Just beware to not slide too much if you try it – Ella has skinned knees today.



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21 : : Our Mornings

Posted on July 21st, by Amy in Me, photographs. 14 comments

Since school has been out, I’ve been working on my own morning routine. Which means going to bed prior to midnight :) Now that everyone sleeps through the night – I have no excuse! A new stroller arrived yesterday, I have been saving for it for a while, and now regular walks are part of our morning routine!

Hope your day is going well ~Amy—————————————-

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20 : : Zig-Zagging

Posted on July 20th, by Amy in photographs, work in progress. 8 comments

The Zig-Zag Quilt-Along is underway on flickr!


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19 : : Quilting Bees

Posted on July 19th, by Amy in a Notion or Two, SewConnected. 12 comments

July blocks for SewConnected and A Notion or Two! If you are interested in getting involved in a bee – there is a flickr group designated for swap blocks and an ongoing discussion for those wanting to get involved.

Yes, Henny – it’s different in that it is just a block, and made from the fabric a group member provides. :)


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18 : : Inspiration is Everywhere

Posted on July 18th, by Amy in photographs. 15 comments

Kelly asked a while back . . . “Where does your creative inspiration come from?”

If it’s too little you can click to enlarge :)



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17 : : Green Weekend

Posted on July 16th, by Amy in photographs. 7 comments

My weekend will include this, and this in the backyard. :/

And the kiddos – of course! I hope you have a great weekend :)Hopefully I will get some crafty time in too :)



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16 : : A Finish!

Posted on July 16th, by Amy in finished quilt, photographs. 43 comments

I have to tell you up front – I’m going to stray from my picture format for the month. I just have to gush about this quilt, and the journey it has taken me on!

The making/piecing of the top, was straightforward and a breeze!More of the challenge came when it was time to select thread for quilting, decide on fabrics for the back, and mentally preparing myself to quilt it!I knew that it needed curves and movement in the quilting – it was crying out for it. But I was determined to have a solid plan before setting to quilt it. In the end it was Cheryl’s comment that made everything click for me!
“Take one of the floral patterns from your fabric and use as an inspirational repeat. You could do it in each block, or as … Read More »

15 : : Studio Blog Tour

Posted on July 15th, by Amy in photographs. 22 comments

What you don’t see it!? Well it’s lunch time :) My “studio” is put away!My sewing machine is tucked away on the floor.

My fabrics safely stowed away from grubby fingers :)That chest holds fabrics, batting, interfacing, rulers, the cutting mat is behind it, and my tools/notion box is on top! That is my computer chair on the right too :)When nap time rolls around, and the girls go out to play – I pull everything back out again! The iron sits atop the yellow shelf and the board to the right of it. There’s speakers on the shelf too – always some tunes on while quilting :)

Kristina wants to know–– What do you use your space for?
My space is the kitchen table, so it has many uses! We eat 3-5 meals a day here … Read More »

14 : : Park Day!

Posted on July 14th, by Amy in My kids, photographs. 9 comments

Somehow they all found themselves on the swings at the same time :)

The huge slide! Owen went down a few times, then froze up at the top and I had to go rescue him. The stairs are much worse on the way down!—————————————-

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13 : : Blessed

Posted on July 13th, by Amy in photographs. 18 comments

My friend Kelly was cleaning out her stash and blessed me with some beautiful fabric! Thank you Kelly!!


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Posted on July 12th, by Amy in quilt-along, work in progress. 24 comments

4 1/2 spools of thread9 bobbins3 quilting needles6 hours of quilting time (roughly)

It’s done!! I am so excited, and proud to have this accomplishment under my belt. I will probably never do it again – but I am happy to have quilted this “monster quilt” myself :) I’ll show you more of the quilting once the binding is on and it has been washed – I can’t wait!!



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12 : : Sisters

Posted on July 12th, by Amy in My kids, photographs. 12 comments

An after dinner swim – it’s been hot!


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