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Summer Sweets

Posted on August 23rd, by Amy in Baking, Jenna. 8 comments

I realize that I’m usually posting about my quilting adventures . . . this week seems to have taken a turn toward family life. All I have to say is that it’s me and what has been on my mind. :) I did get to piece a back and quickly quilt this top. So I just need to trim and add a binding – really it should be that simple but coming up with the time to myself has been a challenge. Day by day – right!? We are all feeling much better, thanks for all the caring words :)As you have probably gathered, I also love to bake! This is my favorite summer dessert, oddly enough today was the first time I have made it this summer. It could have something … Read More »


Independence

Posted on August 22nd, by Amy in My kids. 5 comments

Tuesday. The first day of school. Every year I’m emotional, and Ella’s excited. She’s has missed her friends, and classroom learning all summer, but sending her into “the world” on her own – it leaves me a mess! We pray as we drive to school each morning that she would be safe and have a great day of learning – on Tuesday I just about lost it, yep, while driving. I quickly regained composure and finished our prayer together. She is all smiles, ready to get on with her day. I give her a kiss and hug as she rushes out of the van. She turns around for one last smile and wave, as the door closes between us. This episode has repeated each morning this week – except for … Read More »


Please Excuse My Absence

Posted on August 21st, by Amy in My kids, ramblings. 7 comments

An innocent summer cold . . . has turned into a bit of a problem. Including 4 sick kids and one sick mama, just in time for Ella to start 3rd grade. :)

As we are working back into our school year routine, I feel busier than previous years and I’m hoping that things will settle here real quick! Hope you are having a great week!Amy


Tiny Bits Quilt Top

Posted on August 18th, by Amy in work in progress. 6 comments

I have a finish at last! I’ve been calling this my “Nod to Random” – what do you think?I’m really looking forward to working on the cancer quilt – it will be a simple and hopefully quick finish :) Did I tell you that they were giving those kits away for people to just bring back? It’s a great way to get people involved!

Jenna’s working on her binding, with less than a week left here, I’m excited for her to see the finished product!


I am Thankful : : 1

Posted on August 18th, by Amy in Thankful. 4 comments

In light of my recent funk, and other stuff that doesn’t get posted here. I’ve decided I need to be more aware of the blessings in my life! I have put a good bit of thought into the idea lately that I need to be content where God has put me, and the best way I can become content is by being thankful for the blessings that He has given me.

I am thankful for : :

1 : My husband, who loves us and works hard to provide for us.2: My children, who are healthy and love each other.3: A safe home, with air conditioning (yep, it’s hot again).4: The ability to be home with my kids.5: Support of our family and friends.

You are welcome to join me in being thankful! … Read More »


Uh – Oh!

Posted on August 16th, by Amy in My kids, work in progress. 6 comments

The last couple of days have started to feel like fall!

I’m not ready.

I’ve woken up yesterday and today huddled under our down comforter (no quilt there, yet) with that cool crisp air that reminds me that it will be cold before I know it. I was just telling you how hot it was here, and now all the sudden I have to rummage through the closets looking for pants that fit all the kiddos. My girls are probably fine, but Owen doesn’t have the same hand-me-down ability as they do :)

Oh well! It will most likely be hot again next week, but the nights will continue to be cold. So I need to begin to prepare myself now. This is my favorite picture of all 4 kids outside last winter. They were sitting … Read More »


I’m Truly Honored!

Posted on August 15th, by Amy in Award. 7 comments

Well Marrdy just made my Friday! I was already having a good day too :) It’s quite a bit cooler out and no rain this week, so we packed up and spent an hour or so at the park. Everyone is happy and tuckered out! But Marrdy a fellow Utah blogger has given me this award! This is my first :) I’m so glad that you enjoy reading Marrdy and I hope you do give quilting a try – I really enjoy it!Oh! and as Marrdy is local she’s picked up on my name, Park City is actually just up the hill from where we live. I started using the name parkcitygirl as a sign in and it has stuck! We are up there all the time and feel more connected … Read More »


Nine Years

Posted on August 13th, by Amy in Celebrations. 13 comments

Today is our wedding anniversary! Nine years ago today, Joe and I were married :) We were both relieved that we were actually married, the weeks leading up to it were hectic and fun. I thought that in honor of our day I would share 9 things about US. . . 1 – We met while on a three week missions trip with our school. I had just finished my Junior year and Joe his Freshman.

2 – We didn’t really get along, or even like each other at first, but married just a year later!

3 – We are both the oldest child in our families, which played out in #2, and we have our moments day to day where it is obvious. :)

4- We wrote letters for three months and got to know one another, … Read More »


Another Project

Posted on August 12th, by Amy in Quilts 4 Cancer. 4 comments

I was recently searching for local shops online and found Elaine’s Quilt Block. While on their site I discovered quilt kits for cancer patients. I managed to get to Salt Lake and pick one up! It is complete with pattern and backing fabric – should be no trouble at all :) And it is Funky Monkey fabric! Really cute – needless to say I am excited to work on this project :)


Tiny Bits

Posted on August 12th, by Amy in work in progress. 4 comments

Here’s the mess that I have created for myself! Tons of tiny hourglass blocks :) I really have had fun working with them, there’s just lots to work with. And here’s the layout:I had considered making it random, but with only 4 different blocks, it wouldn’t end up very random. And I am a concrete sequential and random is hard for me! I believe I have enough to make a baby quilt 36″ square. And then I can send it off to a friend with a new baby :)

Happy Tuesday -Amy


Work In Progress :)

Posted on August 10th, by Amy in work in progress. 6 comments

I have spent a good chunk of time yesterday and today pinning. Pinning while watching the Olympics! Good clean fun – now I just need to peel myself away from the tube and get to the sewing machine.There’s about 150 sets awaiting sewing – I like to keep everything at the same stage of “production.” I guess it brings a bit of continuity to a project for me :)

Have a good evening and thanks for your encouragement yesterday!Amy


Off

Posted on August 8th, by Amy in Me. 5 comments

This week I’ve just felt – off. No real explanation, just off. My sewing machine was put away for a whole week! That could have something to do with it. . . but more of me thinks it has to do with life circumstances and changes. School is around the corner here (19th) and the summer seems to have flown by! So much that I wanted to do with the kids but haven’t done, for one ($) reason or another. I have also felt a bit isolated lately, since January I haven’t really had many mom type friends here locally to share life with. My family is my life, I cherish each waking (and sleeping,) moment, wanting to enjoy this time in our lives. I’m not really sure where I’m going with … Read More »





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