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Catching up

Posted on March 9th, by Amy in random. 5 comments

I’m so glad that so many of you love being moms too! I am so blessed to have my little ones in my life – and to be home with them. I do know that there’s times when I would love to escape to a deserted island! Just every once in a while :)

It seems that I’m off the hook for the “smee-shirt” Ella informed me the same day I had planned to go shopping for supplies that it was taken care of! All that scrounging for ideas with no need – it will come in handy in the future I’m sure. She’s my first in school :)

Ella is super excited about the program coming up – NEXT WEEK – it seems she’s been talking about it all year and now it’s finally here! … Read More »


Mommyhood

Posted on March 5th, by Amy in My kids. 28 comments

I thought I would share a few reason why I love being a mom :)

~ Spontaneous hugs, the kind that knock you over.~ Slimy kisses from my boy.

~ Watching my determined Ella shovel the sidewalk, so that they all can ride bikes/scooters.~ Seeing pride on their faces with each new accomplishment.

~ The precious moments when they get along, and I am assured that they do love each other.

~ Snuggling with a book with them for the 5th time in a row.

~ The fast pace that they keep, after winding down I fall into bed asleep. (as long as I’m not tortured with creative ideas!)

Of course there are many more reasons, and a few deterrents for those of you yet to be moms, but we are looking at the positive :) Do you love being a mom?

Blessings to you … Read More »


Doll Quilt Swap 6

Posted on March 3rd, by Amy in Doll Quilt Swap. 9 comments

This last week I stumbled on to John’s announcement that DQS was taking sign-ups for the next round! I quickly made way over to flickr to get in on the action. Having done a few swaps in the recent months I was hoping to get in with DQS as they always seem to have beautiful doll quilts for each other. There is no theme, but it is a secret, so you have to “stalk” your partner without them know you are creating for them – fun!

Here’s a little inspiration that I found on flickr . . . all the flowers and birds . . . pretty sure I’m ready for spring to be here :) We still have piles of snow, with a north facing home, it sticks around longer even though it has been warm … Read More »


Moody Monday

Posted on March 2nd, by Amy in random. 11 comments

Not me – thank goodness! The skies. Even though we have a serious winter here – it is mostly sunny, not too much of these overcast days. A good trade off in my opinion :)

Time to get my bloggy butt in gear – I can’t believe I haven’t posted in a week!

Most of the costumes for Ella’s production at school should have been dropped off at school this morning. Speaking with the other mom’s about them has been fun, and challenging – it’s rarely quiet around here :)

The one giving me trouble is a red/white stripe tee for “Smee” – of course I thought this would be the simplest! ugh. Short of paying $21 on Amazon I haven’t found a good cheap shirt that will do – so I’m thinking I … Read More »


A Lesson in Patience

Posted on February 23rd, by Amy in bag. 25 comments

This past week I’ve been waiting. Not all that patiently I might add – you could ask Joe, he’s a good sport – thankfully :)

To ease my impatience I set to work to make a new bag for myself! There’s nothing like a new bag, to hopefully welcome spring sooner than later. . . we seem to be having a bit of a thaw at the moment here, but the piles of snow are not fast to melt.

I had won fat quarters of Anna Maria Horner’s latest line Good Folks a while back, and Beki’s pattern for the Short & Sassy Handbag – put them all together – and whalaa! A new bag that makes me smile :)

Beki’s pattern was simple and fun to create – if your in the market for a … Read More »


Recent Winnings :)

Posted on February 18th, by Amy in give away. 16 comments

I’ve had a bit of a lucky streak again lately! Within days of each other I had won a pile of Farbenmix patterns from Fabric Hound and a pile of charms from Angela! These patterns may be the ticket to get me to sew clothing for my girls again. The last thing I made for Ella is here. It’s been quite a while! Aren’t the patterns cute!?

The charms may become coasters . . . not yet decided – but they are so pretty to look at! Thank you to Angela & FabricHound!!

I realize that my blogiversary is coming soon! (and 200 posts) Hard to believe that it’s nearly been a year of cultivating friendships and clearing the creative cobwebs from my brain. I feel so blessed to be here :)

Joe … Read More »


Happy Valentine’s!

Posted on February 14th, by Amy in Celebrations. 11 comments

My sentiment for the holiday – “Love isn’t love till you give it away.” I pray that you are blessed with love today and always!

I found this bowl in a catalog that I still get, I’ve stopped most – too many trees, theirs is always packed with charming tidbits of days gone by, and I love it all. Although I’ve yet to buy anything – it’s all too nice for this house :)These towels are pretty adorable too! I put links into both of the pictures if you are in the mood to shop :)

I’ve been quiet here – sorry. I’ve been feeling the effects of a snowy week, without much sunshine, and I’m not used to that around here. And I’ve felt inclined to snuggle up with a book(s) instead of quilting. Have … Read More »


A Notion or Two – February

Posted on February 9th, by Amy in a Notion or Two. 19 comments

I had a productive day with my machine! I opted for these fast finishes, as my ideas had been stealing my sleep. Don’t you hate that? All I really want to do is sleep, and my brain is too busy thinking up stuff to create! I know, you feel my pain :)

My wonky log cabin for Amy. Well kinda wonky. . . Next time I may leave the rotary cutter in the box and use scissors. Old habits die hard.

Amy asked that we applique or embroider a bird to the block – it’s a big block 16″ – so I went for a different style with more stature for the piece. Makes me think of a crow on a wire . . .

The rest of the blocks are starting to … Read More »


SewConnected February

Posted on February 9th, by Amy in SewConnected. 7 comments

Let me start by saying how thankful I am for each of you. I’ve been a bit slow in responding to your comments – sorry. My secret project has been eating up my free time, and brain space :) I appreciate all your comments and kind words, and I will be getting to my reader to visit you soon – I promise!

This is my SewConnected block for Stefanie, a proud new mama to a son! You really should go congratulate her :) Stefanie sent solids to make a quilt for her boy – aren’t the colors great!? Don’t look too close at this block you will find lots of little things that don’t make much sense! That’s why I like having a plan and drafting out my blocks – less … Read More »


I Am Thankful : : 11

Posted on February 6th, by Amy in Thankful. 9 comments

for ~

~ my creative mind – it’s fun to explore :)~ God’s provision for our family.~ Kleenex – we’ve had the sniffles.~ bloggy friends who encourage me.~ sunshine, the sun shines especially bright when it is really cold here.

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.


Quilting Community

Posted on February 6th, by Amy in review. 1 Comment

I love, and am so thankful for this community of crafters in blogland! I have found another community, just for quilters – My Quilt Patch.

They host an interactive quilting website, including forums, and master quilters sharing their knowledge. My Quilt Patch is a members only site, with a small monthly subscription fee, (this keeps advertising on the site to a minimum) but they offer a free trial month – so you can check it out and decide if it’s a good fit for you!

My Quilt Patch has galleries to display your creations, lots of articles to encourage you as you learn new techniques and styles. I found free patterns and project there too!

The quilters forum is a great area to ask questions and share from your experiences, and they seem to have lots of new and fun … Read More »


Confession of a Quilter

Posted on February 5th, by Amy in a Notion or Two, random. 23 comments

I have never made a log cabin block. Never – of any sort! This is one of the most basic quilting blocks I have yet to make. I browsed through flickr and found a few extraordinary examples of how amazing these blocks can be. 1. I found a quilt top today!, 2. my new log cabin, 3. Crazy Log Cabin quilt… HPIM0342, 4. log cabin

Have you made a log cabin quilt? I would love to hear your experiences, tips and tricks! I received in the mail last week a collection of vintage sheets for A Notion or Two swap for Amy. And she wants wonky log cabin blocks! I’m pretty sure I can figure this out – but having help is so much fun!

Hope your having a great day!Blessing ~ … Read More »





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