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I Am Thankful : : 5

Posted on October 5th, by Amy in Thankful. 6 comments

I am thankful for ~

~ My healthy mom~ The rain that is falling – still! (it’s been about 36hrs of rain)~ My new broom! (it’s the little things, right?)~ New athletic shoes – my toes have been cold in sandals lately~ Friends and Family :) Yes, that includes you!

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.


Corduroy

Posted on October 2nd, by Amy in work in progress. 15 comments

Quilting on corduroy has been fun! Really, I’m just getting started, but it feels nice :)

What are you up to?


More Randomness

Posted on October 2nd, by Amy in random. No Comments

I realized last night that at the end of my Random post yesterday I said “Happy Tuesday” – lol! It seems the week is getting away from me. Maybe I need to keep the calendar a bit closer :)

I hope you are having a great week, honestly I’m glad that it is going fast! The last couple of weeks were really long. Blessings ~Amy


Cookie Monster . . .

Posted on October 1st, by Amy in My kids. 6 comments

More like Cheez-it Monster! Owen loves these crackers and found a way to help himself. I walked into the kitchen (after leaving for 2 minutes) and laughed, then ran for the camera :)

He’s trying to clean up his mess – isn’t that sweet!? Many times I feel that our home is quite small, but I am thankful to always have an eye or ear on what may be happening with the little ones.


Randomness

Posted on October 1st, by Amy in work in progress. 7 comments

Happy October! It is feeling more and more fallish around here :) Usually by the end of the month we have had at least one decent snow storm – not sure we are ready for it, but winter will be here before fall is officially over!

I have been a bit cryptic the last week (maybe you didn’t notice?). The reason being : my mom had a serious breast cancer scare. Thankfully her biopsy results came back yesterday without cancer! Prior to the biopsy her Dr was 99.9% sure it was a rare and aggressive form of cancer, needless to say, this has been a huge concern for our family. She has had very good care, and will continue to be watched closely for the next few months, as this cancer is easily … Read More »


Tutorial Time

Posted on September 29th, by Amy in Tutorial. 14 comments

I’m venturing into new territory today! A tutorial- just for you. . . assuming you want a new wallet of course. :) I have found mine to be a great size for putting in my pocket real quick as I run out the door to take Ella to school, or the to the grocery store. Great for those that don’t care to carry a purse, or would rather not carry an extra 5 pounds of wallet! These pictures are full page size, so if you would like to, click on the page and print out. Close instructions make sewing simpler! Have fun and let me know if you make one, or have any trouble with my directions.

Instructions without pictures:With a little time and some beautiful fabric you can create a new quilted wallet … Read More »


Bookmarks!

Posted on September 27th, by Amy in Etsy. 15 comments

I find myself smiling whenever I see them! They are just so happy :) And I am happy to be finished with all these bookmarks too. I hope each lady that receives one will be smiling as well :)

I will be shipping them off on Monday, and I am planning to add a couple of extra to my esty shop and see how they do there.

Hope you are enjoying your Saturday ~Amy


Updates

Posted on September 26th, by Amy in Me, My kids. 5 comments

This week has been a rollercoaster! I will have to tell you more on that later.

I managed to lose 2 lbs. in the midst of a busy week! Hooray :) Since my little incident last week, I have been able to slowly get moving again – I had 2 bruised knees and one shoulder . . . this week it’s just been my one knee with itchy scabs. I’m not showing pictures ’cause it’s not pretty! However, I would like to share a picture of my kids! They are the inspiration for most everything I do – whether it is laundry, cleaning up, or quilting, they give me a boost to keep going – mostly because they NEVER stop! And I love them so much :)More later!Amy


SewConnected!

Posted on September 24th, by Amy in SewConnected. 10 comments

I have been included in the most fabulous group of quilters! Each month we receive a packet of fabric and make one quilt block for another member of the group, and send it back. I received my packet this week and it so great! Rita is setting the bar pretty high for the rest of us :) She included a piece of embroidery for each block – I have to think up something fabulous! I have been working hard on my quilted bookmarks. Yesterday I finished appliqueing the stems to the front. I need to cut my backing and get them put together today :) It’s fun!

If you click the button on my left-sidebar, it takes you to the group – and you can check out pictures.


I Am Thankful : : 4

Posted on September 24th, by Amy in Thankful. 1 Comment

I am thankful for -

~ My mom~ My talents and abilities~ My healthy children~ My loving husband~ The cool, frosty mornings

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.


A Thank You & Big – Little Project

Posted on September 22nd, by Amy in My kids, Thankful, work in progress. 7 comments

Good Monday Morning! It is so stormy here thundering rain, and lots of it :) It is a nice change of pace really. And I managed to get quite a bit done this morning, which is odd, usually I slow down when it is gray outside. . .

My Thank You is to Melissa and Jaimie. A few weeks ago, I casually asked if anyone had hand-me-downs that they would part with for Owen. I am happy to say that I have been blessed with a great supply of super cute clothes for my little man :) These piles represent about a third of what I received from these beautiful ladies, the rest are waiting for Owen’s legs to get a bit longer :) Thank you both! I am so thankful for and … Read More »


Inspiration

Posted on September 19th, by Amy in random. 3 comments

Hi there! I haven’t done anything the last few days that I felt were blog worthy . . . so I didn’t. :) I was on flickr for a bit today – adding quilts to my favorites, and I realized how much I lean toward geometric quilts. I love the repetitive nature of these quilts and just thought I would share a bit of what inspires me! Hope you have a great weekend – Amy1. bento box quilt, 2. Whirlygiggles Baby Quilt, 3. Minny Muu Baby Quilt, 4. Eclipse Quilt, 5. Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show 2008, 6. Black and White Quilt, 7. Crop Circles – Embroidered Mini Art Quilt, 8. Zipper Quilt, 9. Jane Austen Diamond Quilt, 10. Quilt Show2007 052, 11. Four Seasons Quilt Swap – Spring Mini Quilt by Nikki, 12. Stained … Read More »





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