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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 »


A Football Diversion

Posted on January 12th, by Amy in embroidery. 21 comments

The weekend was full of football around here. Was it the same for you? My shoulder had been hurting (I think I slept weird) so I opted to not quilt and do some embroidery.Emmalie checked in with me often for a status update: “How many more flowers, mommy?” It was fitting that her fingers be in the picture :) I found a vintage transfer on flickr – and quickly taped it up to the window. That’s the most professional way right!? I had fun, while Joe watched football, and I even learned a few new stitches too!

Here’s a question for you – When I first learned to do cross-stitch (as a girl, with grandma) I was taught to use two strands of floss. A book I have reccomends all 6 … Read More »


Emmalie Turns 5!

Posted on January 8th, by Amy in Celebrations. 17 comments

I was trying to get here yesterday! Too much activity in my house :) I’m behind in responding to your nice comments about the quilt top – thank you! I get such a boost sharing here.

Emmalie had a great Birthday – thank you for your birthday wishes for her! A few pictures from our birthday celebration :)She was exasperated with daddy for taking her picture. I have a few with just her spoon!The birthday cake – Emmalie asked for a butterfly cake (I already had the pan) with rainbow frosting. I’m not usually quite this artistic with the cakes but I pulled it off :) She loved it! In fact she was just asking me to print this picture so she could have it. Em has a way of … Read More »


My Scrappy Solution

Posted on January 6th, by Amy in work in progress. 34 comments

I stalled out on this quilt around the holidays, but I am so excited to have gotten the top completed!The body of the quilt is all scraps from this win, and I purchased the cream with a little brown flecking for the corners. I wanted something to tie it together but not quite solid, and not too feminine in case it ends up on our bed. I don’t have a destination for this one, it is a quilt from my sketch pad that needed to be reality. I may add borders, but I have to think on it.All the blocks are different, there’s something new everywhere you look! There were a few fabrics that I only have one strip of in the top – like that little owl print below :)***Today is Emmalie’s 5th Birthday! … Read More »


Looking Ahead

Posted on January 4th, by Amy in Me. 10 comments

I’m not one to set resolutions. I do have goals, but they have been formulating much longer than the week prior to New Years’. I’m sure there are many of you that can relate. I thought I would share my goals here and look back next year to see how far I’ve come -

- First and foremost I want to be the best mom and wife that I can be to my family. Even when it means putting off this post until the 4th :)

- I have many quilt designs that I want to make, and see in reality not just paper.

- I think I may want to learn to crochet. . . maybe with felting yarn!?

- And I want to do more embroidery.

- I need to learn how to take better care of my … Read More »


December Swap

Posted on January 2nd, by Amy in Swap Til You Drop. 7 comments

DSC_1302Originally uploaded by parkcitygirl

In all the holiday hubbub I nearly forgot to show you this little gem! Sewwunderful created this sweet little tree quilt for me. I love all the little details and the stripes are really fun.

If you would like to see more of the mini quilts created in this group go here. I’m constantly amazed at the brilliance of the work within the group!


Blogger Love

Posted on January 2nd, by Amy in give away. 3 comments

I won again! Jodi, of Simply This, That and the Other, hosted a giveaway for Sheri, who has just started a blog up recently. She made this great Christmas table runner, there’s lots of sparkles on it, which is hard to see in the pictures. I love it! Thanks Jodi and Sheri!


My Disappearance -

Posted on January 1st, by Amy in Jenna. 11 comments

- was due in part to teaching Chelsee to make a quilt of her own! Last summer I talked my sister-in-law, Jenna, into making a quilt for herself (she needed a project). After returning to school Jenna was met with shock and awe of her craftiness, and a few envious friends. Chelsee is her best friend from high school and asked if she could make a quilt while on break. Here’s the top, you may recognize the pattern from the quilt in my etsy shop, a nice quick project. We worked off and on for three days to finish the top. She needs some batting and we hope to quilt it next week sometime.

I have blocks waiting for me to iron them right now, and I’m hoping to have a top this weekend … Read More »


Happy New Year!

Posted on January 1st, by Amy in Celebrations. 6 comments

I can’t believe I’ve been away for the last 5 days! I have some major catching up to do :)

How are you? I hope that you had fun ringing in the new year – we watched a couple of movies and relaxed, nothing crazy!

I took down my 2008 calendar this morning. My first thought was to just toss it, since it’s been a tough year. . . but then I thought a little more. As I looked through it I was reminded of so many good things. Owen’s first tooth, first birthday, Joe turning 30, our 9th anniversary, dinner with friends, and so much more – and thru each of those things God’s goodness!

I am very thankful that it is a new year, and quite hopeful for a great year, but last … Read More »


Sledding Fun

Posted on December 27th, by Amy in My kids. 8 comments

I have to say upfront – I don’t have any pictures. . . I know not good blogging etiquette! Getting all 6 of us out the door in snow gear is all I’m going to say :) That and our camera is big (dslr) and could easily be hurt – which would not be good. A pocket camera is wanted for these occasions, but a luxury for us at the moment . . .

We had a blast! The snow is waist deep for Joe and I, with each step you sink to the knee – especially challenging for the little ones, but worth it! A 50′ hill with little bumps built in for excitement! The girls have all been sledding before and got right to it once the path was forged. … Read More »





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