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Blogger Award :)

Posted on November 12th, by Amy in Award. 4 comments

My friend at No Crying Over Spilled Milk is spreading the love, go check her out, unless your hungry . . . she has a picture of a candy bar up at the moment :) Yummy!

Part of the award is sharing more about myself, that doesn’t necessarily end up here regularly. Here goes!

Seven things I did before…1 – Fit kids shoes at Nordstrom2 – Financial Aid Officer3 – coordinated events big and small4 – publish weekly bulletins5 – and monthly newsletters6 – kept the church financials7 – had more trust in people (I’m working through this)

Seven things I do now:1 – Change diapers2 – pick up after Owen, sometimes his sisters too.3 – lots of dishes/laundry4 – blog5 – quilt/sew6 – drink coffee7 – purge paper clutter

Seven things I would like to do:1 – sleep in on Saturday … Read More »


Go See Dana!

Posted on November 11th, by Amy in give away. 2 comments

My friend Dana is giving away these 3 quilts! You have all week to go leave her a comment and she has instructions to give you even more chances. And maybe we can share if you win!?Amy


Flutterby Squared

Posted on November 10th, by Amy in finished quilt. 16 comments

Another finish for me – in less than a weeks time too! I purchased a queen size batting on ebay and have made great use if it so far :) It’s sold at our walmart, of course, but it is surrounded by tons of construction right now and getting there and out again is more headache than I care to partake in. So check out this store if you are in need – they always add a quilt label to the package too. Enough rambling! I called it Flutterby Squared since that’s what it is – squares – what I love is that it’s not boring. The squares are different sizes and it keeps it interesting :) I drafted this out of necessity – based on the fabric I had on … Read More »


Sewconnected – November

Posted on November 8th, by Amy in SewConnected. 6 comments

November 2008 SewconnectedOriginally uploaded by parkcitygirl

Since the little ones did not sleep in at all this morning – I set to work on this block for Buffy after breakfast. The medallion print has been featured in many of the blocks and I think the finished quilt will look great!

Happy Saturday :)


A New Look

Posted on November 7th, by Amy in My kids, work in progress. 16 comments

Not the blog! Owen :)We have been going back and forth about how to cut his hair for a month or so. . . I finally just grabbed my scissors and went for it! Our girls were bald until they were 2, and never a haircut before 3, and our boy has a full head of hair! This is a pic of Owen in all his messy glory – he loves to rearrange, anything and everything. I am working on the book shelf with him – it’s too much to have it unloaded 2-3 times a day. Mostly board books they can’t really be hurt, but I don’t have enough floor space to ignore the pile. You can see how long his hair was in this picture too – in his eyes, and … Read More »


As Promised

Posted on November 5th, by Amy in finished quilt. 14 comments

I decided to call this – Bold & Bright Baby Quilt. It is already listed in my etsy shop. I’ve wanted to have quilts in there all along but this is the first finish without an intended recipient. :)Love all that puckery goodnes! The snow has been coming down all last night and this morning – I love how still and calm it is outside as the snow insulates the ground. I also love how bright it is! Open the curtains and there is plenty of light for great pictures. We’ve had about 6 inches accumulate so far :) I was also reminded of the inconveniences of snow – messy roads, our van was piled high and I couldn’t find the scraper (I did find my gloves), and it takes longer to do … Read More »


Moving On

Posted on November 4th, by Amy in finished quilt. 5 comments

Hi friends! It has been an eventful morning :)

~ I finished the binding on my current quilt project.~ The snow is finally flying!~ I voted.~ Our water has been turned off for a couple of hours – thank goodness I got my shower first!

Here’s a quick pic of my quilt – it hasn’t been washed yet, as the water is off . . . I will have to show you a few more details once that has been done.I used a thrifted sheet for the backing, and a variegated thread to quilt. My goal in quilting this one was to have as few loops as possible, and to spread it out a bit. I’m happy with my progress – hope your having a great day!

Amy


Bookmarks Again

Posted on November 1st, by Amy in sewing. 13 comments

The box of scraps that Kristina sent me – has been taunting me! I am not quite ready to start into another quilt top, and a quick finish sounded nice. So I auditioned scraps for bookmarks! 3 of the 4 will end up in my etsy shop once I take individual pictures of each. (I’m not so fond of the black and white) Once again I find myself smiling when I see them :)

Hope you are having a great Saturday! We have a foot of snow on the way tomorrow – should be fun. But we have to wait and see if the weather people know their stuff!

Amy


Updates

Posted on October 31st, by Amy in My kids, random, work in progress. 5 comments

Thank you all for such nice and wonderful comments about my Olive Rose quilt!

I love it, in fact my mom loves it too! Today is her birthday and I managed to surprise her with the quilt. She called me up last night delighted by the package in the mail, it has a new home where it will be treasured. That makes me smile, knowing that it will be loved! Also my mom has continued to have good news about the possible breast cancer. She had a lump, near the surface, removed last week, and the pathology came back cancer free! She will continue to be monitored closely in the coming months but thankfully she is able to celebrate her birthday without the threat hanging over her head. Happy Birthday Mom!

I did … Read More »


Olive Rose – Done at last!

Posted on October 27th, by Amy in finished quilt. 21 comments

Looking back through my blog archives, I found that I started this quilt in July. Never thought it would take me until the end of October to get it quilted and bound, but other projects kept coming up! The corduroy backing adds an extra layer of texture to the quilt, and a little more heft. I would highly encourage you to try quilting corduroy – it feels amazing!Quilting this piece was a delight! No broken threads, no frustrations – I was/am so thankful. I am still learning how to free-motion so this is not a perfectly quilted quilt. However, I try to not even think in terms of perfection – it is too high a standard for me, for anyone really, and I do not want to breed perfectionism in my kids. … Read More »


I Am Thankful : : 6

Posted on October 27th, by Amy in Thankful. 4 comments

for ~

~ God’s grace~ Friends~ Wet kisses and bear hugs~ Satisfaction in a completed project (it’s in the wash)~ Good music – it can minister to the weariest soul

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’ve been dreaming. . .

Posted on October 24th, by Amy in Uncategorized. 9 comments

My new machine arrived yesterday afternoon. I had to wait a couple of hours to plug it in and try it out real quick before getting ready for a dinner guest.

First I did a decorative stitch, just to see, then a straight stitch, to see how fast. Then I dropped the feed dog to see how it liked free-motion. It’s beautiful! Straight from the box, it didn’t want to stop. I made loops, random stipple and stars, all without any threads breaking, no need to stop. It’s so smooth and quiet. I finished the scrap I was working on and told Joe in the next room “like a dream” I am so blessed to have gotten this machine!

Today I finished my top for the tree skirt. My first attempt to … Read More »





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