~ my warm home – it’s cold here.~ bloggy friends – the support and encouragement I’ve found here has been amazing! I’m even thankful for those of you I don’t know yet, I only hope I’ve inspired or blessed you while reading my blog.~ my family – even though they are far away (Hi!)~ a new haircut! I haven’t taken a picture that’s good enough to share YET. . .~ my errand day yesterday – I got it all out of the way, before the major storms! And now I can stay home a clean/sew today. The kids are thankful too – all day in the car was a tad much :)
You are welcome to join me in being thankful! I would love to know the blessings in your life – leave a comment and … Read More »
I managed to get these quilted tonight. Fun and fast little doll quilts, these will be wrapped up and under the tree for our girls. Can you guess which one is for which of the girls? Ella, Emmalie and Sophia have numerous dollies, we even weeded out a few last month, they were happy to pass them on to others that may not have dolls. If you would like to make your own doll quilts, AmandaJean has a quick tutorial for the dolls! Mine look nothing like hers, but she did inspire me!
So far this week I’ve been a little pressed for time to quilt. I did make simple doll quilt tops for my girls, for Christmas – they need to be basted and quilted. I am hoping to do so this evening. . . but I have to wait for them to go to bed :) I did manage to get my little swap quilt off in the mail – I will have to show you later this week
I made a simple Christmas card yesterday – I’m thinking about making 20 or so to send off this week. Not a very good pic – sorry.Just this morning I switched to Google reader. . . I had been procrastinating this. I had to be all caught up and make a current export of subscriptions, (I had … Read More »
I hope that you had a great weekend! Mine was busy as usual, and good family time too.
We set up our tree during the week, my skirt looks just right under it! Yes, we have a fake tree. . . while living in Southern California, we were in campus housing (Joe was working on his MA), and for insurance purposes no real trees were allowed – so we went to the local walmart/kmart (I don’t remember which) and got a little tree, for our little apartment, and still use it every year! I’ve been batting the kids away from the tree since Wednesday – Owen just had to press his luck, and see if he would get into trouble for touching. It’s made for a little extra activity on my part, just keeping track of … Read More »
I was so excited when the mail box had a package for me today! I have been patiently waiting for my mini quiltie from my first swap. Remember this little gem? I mailed it to Lucinda, while she mailed me thisand this! Having grown up in the Northwest – green and brown have been favorite colors for most of my life. And since having baby girls – pink has grown on me a lot! I even wear it now :) She wasn’t sure about the first and made a second – then sent both! How sweet!All the little details in this quilt are so fun and whimsical. My girls ooohed and aaaahed over it for a while – I’m putting it out of reach, so I don’t loose it to … Read More »
I’ve watched this swap happen month by month – never really got involved. . . but holiday favorites – they have been on my mind lately! The last 5 or 6 years Jenna and I have spent an entire day baking, or making candy – depending on how adventurous we feel, and how many recipes we want to try. :)
This is a recipe that we found last year and love.
Cran-Crazy CookiesImage is from bhg.com :)
Super yummy cookies with whole wheat flour – I hope you try them.
I made these for a birthday girl! After my last post about bracelets, Jennifer requested one for her daughter, but when I showed her my samples, decided to have two made. One will be for Christmas :)The little box was intended for gift cards, but I’m always looking for a way to present bracelets. I love the box and it was super easy – and I’m not a paper person :) I will definitely use the pattern again.
If you are interested in something like this for yourself – let me know! There are many different styles of letter beads available for a delicate or chunky bracelet – depending on you!
If you haven’t been to Sew-Mama-Sew today there is a huge list of giveaways – just in time for Christmas gifts! I would have joined in … Read More »
It seems that the months keep flying by! I blame Thanksgiving being late in the month for the surprise of December, and the first being on a Monday doesn’t help. Over the long weekend I made a table runner to coordinate with our tree skirt. I had purchased a panel, but after being half finished with the quilting, I decided I hated it, didn’t want to use it, and ripped it all out! It was too large a panel for my table. I took off the squares that I had added to it, and cut them a bit to make it more in scale with my table and the size that I wanted.This is what I ended up with – simple and fun! The day before Thanksgiving I decided to set this aside and make … Read More »
I spent some time adding bookmarks to my etsy shop last night. I was thinking I would like to offer you, my friends a deal. How about buy 2 get 1 free!? If your interested just let me know that you are a blog reader and I will adjust your invoice!
Have a great afternoon~Amy
I got word from Lucinda that my two-color quiltie made it to her the other day. Now I am free to share it with all of you :)It was a bit dark the day I took pictures – I had to get it in the mail or I would have ended up keeping it and making something different to send! The pattern is called Wedding Bouquet – I had stumbled on an abandoned site with tons of free blocks – I really liked the flower and it was just two colors!I had borrowed a book from the library last time that had a lot of influence over this quilt. Creative Quilting with Beads – it was a fluke I even picked it up. I had Owen in my arms, and Sophia following me (the older two … Read More »
It seems I have avoided this place for much of the week. This year has been full of ups (mostly our children) and downs. As you know I am always thankful for the big and little blessings in my life – I AM blessed. But this Thanksgiving was different – in so many ways. I didn’t want to be a wet blanket for anyone else, and haven’t been sure how to express myself – so I didn’t. We were blessed to be with good friends for the holiday, and there was tons of good food too!
I guess I miss our church family most of all. Being around a table of 20+ people, young and old, coming each with something delicious to share. It’s been that way for 5 years, and now being here … Read More »
I probably could produce three different posts out with all that I have to say . . .
First up – I finished our tree skirt! I love it :) It is just over 40″ square. After seeing a couple of others a bit smaller around blogland, I thought it may be to big, but why go to the trouble if no one will see it under the tree!I opted to add a tie to the center – it’s festive :)And I quilted stars randomly – I had to find a good one – they were not all this happy.
Now I can’t wait to start decorating for Christmas!
Next up – My new loot!
These fat quarters and thread are from the Freespirit giveaway. I have no idea what they will become but they sure are pretty to look … Read More »