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Posted on January 30th, by Amy in ramblings. 14 comments

Hi Friends~Despite my lack of posting – I’m still here, and it has been a productive week – just not with my sewing machine! Family first – right!? They will always be first in my book – even if I feel like pulling my hair out every once in a while :)

~ I made lots of phone calls to other mom’s in Ella’s school, and delegated costume projects. Whew! For a week or so I was working out what was needed and the best way to get them all done. I think the costumes will be really cute – that’s a whole other post though.

~ We had a parent-teacher conference yesterday – Ella is such a great student! All E‘s :) (E is for excellent in her school) And she’s reading … Read More »


A Notion or Two – January

Posted on January 27th, by Amy in a Notion or Two, Tutorial. 16 comments

This block has been a growing experience for me! After seeing all the blocks the past couple of weeks I felt stuck. Amy really wanted wonky, and no 90 degree angles, with a appliqued birdie. I’m still working on breaking out my box – this was a great push!

In the end I thought of a bird, through a window – here’s my translation :I’m pleased with how it turned out. Hope you do too, Amy!

Hope you are well ~ Amy


Chelsee’s Quilt!

Posted on January 26th, by Amy in Jenna. 8 comments

Remember Chelsee? She worked like a feign to make a quilt in a week. Being that she had not used a sewing machine, rotary cutter, seem ripper or pins – we were really impressed with how fast she picked it up! Here’s a couple of pictures that her and Jenna took – back at school – I love the backing fabric that she chose!Isn’t it so pretty!? Chelsee is pretty certain she will quilt again! yeah – glad to have another convert – he he :)

I had my stitches out this morning – now I just need it to finish healing. Though it could be a while as it is on the knuckle. . . I may put a picture up, if I’m brave.

Blessings to you ~ Amy


SewConnected – January

Posted on January 23rd, by Amy in SewConnected. 17 comments

I have been sitting on this fabric all month – and the last week haven’t gotten sew much. Last night I ignored the dinner dishes and set to work after the kids went to bed. January is Tracy‘s month – she has a green living room and is making a quilt to coordinate. I love the luxurious fabrics that Tracy sent! I really wanted to highlight the silk somehow – and this is what I came up with. I hope you like it Tracy! The quilt is going to be fantastic – you can check out the other blocks over on flickr.

Now I need to get my other block done for Amy . . .

Hope you are having a great Friday!Blessings – Amy


Have you seen this!?

Posted on January 21st, by Amy in random. 15 comments

It’s on my calendar for tomorrow! I googled it to see if I could find an explanation. Nothing. Then I looked to see the artist name again – just in case. . . Susan Branch. Looks like she’s a quilter too! She even has some free patterns on her site. So if you happen to need a reason to go fabric shopping – my calendar says to go visit!

Blessings to you ~ Amy


Bloggy Friends

Posted on January 20th, by Amy in a Notion or Two. 11 comments

I live in Utah. There seems to be ALOT of bloggers in Utah. I’ve never met up with a blogger from Utah – but I did meet Amy of Mommy and Beyond today, and she lives in Virginia!We’ve been “friends” for a couple of months now, and recently got in thick with Dana and a Notion or Two. After a bit of deliberation, we decided to meet at Elaine’s – fitting right!? Ella was back at school today, so we had 5 kids between the two of us – we hung out downstairs in the sale section for a while, out of the way, getting to catch up. And $1.00 fat quarters down there too! I know I said spending freeze . . . just a couple :)

After about an hour the … Read More »


Baby Doll Quilts

Posted on January 19th, by Amy in Etsy, finished quilt, My kids. 18 comments

After seeing my pictures from Christmas, a friend on Facebook asked for a doll quilt for her little girl. At first I thought about doing 1 or 2, but I seem to work in threes when it comes to doll quilts! I couldn’t weed out my fabric selections – so three it is :) I love this combo and so another kitty cat quilt. Emmalie wanted to keep it – of course!

Sock Monkeys for dolly’s. I put a blue chambray on the back, and I love how the little faces are framed out. cute!

I think this little one may be able to be labeled improvised. The quilt I had made from these fabrics previously were fat quarters, and the remaining bits were strips, cut to the same width. Some I … Read More »


6 Takes

Posted on January 18th, by Amy in random. 9 comments

There’s been a couple of items that I have intended to post about – and have forgotten or run out of time. . . so here’s a few quick takes to keep us current :) And a few links too!

~ A week or so ago Jacquie introduced a new project – Project Improv. I jumped on board a bit hesitantly, as I do like to draft blocks and have a plan for my quilts. But I am excited to step out of my comfort zone! I have a aqua/red block to make and get to Jacquie soon.

~ A Notion or Two – Dana invited me to join her bee before Christmas. . . I couldn’t resist! Doing block and mini swaps has been a great way to try something new. I have received … Read More »


Guest Blogger

Posted on January 16th, by Amy in Blog Info. 4 comments

My dear friend “Miss Amy” from college asked me to write a post for her today :) She even went to the trouble to post pictures from school of her and I! Go check her out – and her fabulous etsy shop!

Thanks friends, and have a great weekend ~Amy


Frosty Fog

Posted on January 15th, by Amy in ramblings. 8 comments

This morning was good. Not as much rushing about to get Ella out the door to school :) These January mornings are pretty cold, and lately the fog has been dense! We are up around 7:30 each morning – just as the sun rises too, this morning I managed to grab the camera and catch the moon before it set. The fog creates these ice crystals on the bare trees. My favorite winter feature! Later in the morning I enjoyed watching it being blown off. I don’t even notice the breeze – but there is enough to scatter the little crystals.

And because you seem to enjoy the view as much as I do – Mt. Timpanogos at sunrise. The sunsets are beautiful – but I rarely have the chance to capture it … Read More »


I Am Thankful : : 10

Posted on January 15th, by Amy in Thankful. 3 comments

for ~

~ modern medicine – even though it costs too much here in the US.~ a long weekend from school (end of quarter, and MLK)~ my husband, Joe, he loves us all so much, and works so hard for us.~ a lack of pain in my finger~ God’s love for me – and you!~ healthy kids – we’ve barely had the sniffles thus far this winter.~ the warm sunshine

You are welcome to join me in being thankful! I would love to know the blessings in your life – leave a comment and let me know :) Or post your own list.


I’m It!

Posted on January 13th, by Amy in tag. 10 comments

I was tagged last week by a new friend! The MooreMagnets Blog has a great etsy shop and a fun blog :) Check her out! I try to play along with these in a timely manner – I always appreciate getting to know fellow bloggers through these memes :)

first… here are the rules:

Link to the person who tagged you
Post the rules on your blog
Write six random things about yourself
Tag six people at the end of your post and link to them
Let each person know they’ve been tagged

Random me -

1 – I seem to have a hard time being aware of my fingers/body. . . I got three stitches this evening, left hand, middle finger, knuckle – I was trying to give Owen a hair cut. Now his hair really needs help, and I have … Read More »





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