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Secret Project

Posted on February 2nd, by Amy in work in progress. 14 comments

My football diversion for yesterday was these little piles . . . but that’s all I’m going to tell you! Until a later date :)

Blessings ~ Amy


Life

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.





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