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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 »


Quilts 4 Cancer

Posted on September 16th, by Amy in finished quilt, Quilts 4 Cancer. 12 comments

This quilt came from the laundry ready to be loved! My kids have understood, that this quilt is for someone who is sick, but at the same time they love it too. Emmalie sat next to me on the couch last night as I finished the binding, pointing out all the different monkeys, and what they are doing, or the expression on their face. Already telling the story of the quilt! It is a fun quilt with lots of stories to be woven. To quilt it I did straight lines. However, I wanted the quilting to be unique. I started with diagonals through the squares, then went back and added a cross or plus sign at the major intersections. They are hard to see from the front – here’s the view from the … Read More »


Ouch!

Posted on September 16th, by Amy in Me. 5 comments

Let me preface this post by saying – “I am a klutz!” I’ve known this for years – but what am I to do!?

This morning we got home from taking Ella to school. (She’s at the public school, and we are to close for the bus, but to far for her to walk alone)

Sophia got her hood stuck on the inside of the van door, you know the latch hook thingy.

I was already at the front door, getting it open, as she starts crying. My first thought is that the door shut on her fingers, (a big fear of mine). Not her fingers just her hood – Thank God!

Owen in arms, I start over to her, and trip on my own shoe. . . I stumbled across the driveway, only to finally fall when Owen … Read More »


Free Real Estate and a Winner!

Posted on September 14th, by Amy in give away, My kids. 6 comments

Ella pulled another tooth yesterday! Look at that toothy grin and all that open space :)I thought that this part of parenting would gross me out – but I don’t have to do a thing! Ella had gotten herself a piece of gum, and felt a root snap – next thing I knew it was out :) She’s getting so big! That makes 3 out, and 1 wiggler still in her mouth.

But I know you really want to know if you won!

Here are your random numbers:

5

Timestamp: 2008-09-14 16:09:38 UTC

# 5 is Jacquie!

Have a great Sunday afternoon ~

Amy


Legacy

Posted on September 12th, by Amy in Me, Quilts 4 Cancer. 7 comments

The question has been asked, and it is very poignant this week. “What do you want your legacy to be?” For me it is simple, I want to live in relationship with those around me, and online, in a way that is meaningful and full of love. I would like to be in deep with people, trusted, and able to trust. Considering where our family has been this year – trust, is a hurdle right now :) Any way, everything else flows together if my relationships are good.Working on this quilt took on new meaning this week. I learned that a young lady, Jessie, who has been fighting a rare cancer, passed away. We know her family a bit (long story), and I cannot imagine the mix of emotion that they are dealing … Read More »


I Am Thankful : : 3

Posted on September 11th, by Amy in Thankful. 4 comments

I am thankful for

- healthy kids.- a free country to live in.- a blogging community :)- my sweet, patient husband.- cool crisp air outside – no cooling the house, and just a tiny bit of heat in the morning.- Ella, she loves school and is a great student.

It has been amazing how my whole mindset changes, when I remind myself to be grateful for the blessings around me. Big or small I have so much to be thankful for.Blessings to you!Amy

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.


Sidetracked!

Posted on September 10th, by Amy in give away. 16 comments

But in a good way :) Usually when I get sidetracked, I forget to start lunch, and clean the kitchen instead. Today I have two quick finishes to share with you! Joe thought I was nuts pulling out my sewing machine at 10 last night – I had to see if I could translate my ideas into fabric. You know what I mean!On the left is a quilted/appliqued bookmark, complete with yo-yo flower. To the right is a small quilted wallet. My pics aren’t that great, sorry – we are having a rainy day. Here’s a little detail look:I put the Starbucks card in there for scale. There’s four generous little pockets, that will hold two cards each – or a wad of cash . . . depends on how you roll!

Here’s … Read More »


Have you seen . . . ?

Posted on September 9th, by Amy in Blog Info, work in progress. 3 comments

I know that not everyone uses blogger, but for those of you who do – Have you seen the new following feature? I’m going to try it out for a while and see. If you have all your subscriptions in google reader you can just add them easily on your dashboard. Or you can click over there —-> Follow me – k?

The other thing that I really like is having my email address in my profile! A few months ago I was emailing other bloggers trying to figure out how they got their email to come with the comments they left. I was a little crazed trying to figure it out, until I realized I already did! I set up a separate gmail account just for blogging, and added another account in my … Read More »


Visitor Fun

Posted on September 6th, by Amy in My kids. 9 comments

We spent the last couple of days catching up and exploring new craftiness for my mom! She’s been a seamstress since she was a girl, like myself, and had never made a yo-yo until Thursday. My mom found my yo-yo maker in my handy bin of sewing stuff and that sent her on a new journey. She’s had multiple shoulder surgeries and no longer enjoys sewing garments or doing much at the machine, but loves hand work! We went to JoAnn’s yesterday and purchased a yo-yo maker of her own and 20 fat-quarters to get her started with a lap quilt or pillow topper. We will just have to wait and see how far she gets :)

After eeking out nap time today, we went to the park with the kids – I love the … Read More »


Slow Down!

Posted on September 3rd, by Amy in My kids. 8 comments

Hi again! I got to sew most of my cancer quilt top together last night, I need to add the borders before I share it with you again. My weeks seem to be flying by! Our nap schedule and school schedule haven’t meshed yet, and so, my sewing/blogging time has been scrapped lately, until 8:30 or so in the evening. We’ll work it out :)

We had our first frost on Tuesday morning! It forced me to go through the extra clothes and pullout pants for the kids yesterday. It is still pretty warm in the day (65-70) and seems to be getting warmer as the week progresses – hopefully we will be in the 80’s again this weekend :) Forgive me if I’m too forward – but does anyone have any little boy … Read More »


Easy Peasy!

Posted on September 1st, by Amy in My kids, work in progress. 8 comments

I ironed and trimmed up my blocks yesterday and when I had a few moments ALONE this afternoon I laid it out! I should have a chance to get it put together soon :) We do have a special visitor coming this week, but I don’t foresee my machine being put away this time!My girls collected a few leaves that blew off the trees. Can you believe that the colors are starting to change? Well, maybe not where you are – but we’ve had enough cold nights to cause the start. (This picture is for you, Miss Amy) It’s been stormy today, nothing like Gustav, but plenty to free a few leaves. I even saw a fresh dusting of snow on a couple of mountain peaks this morning! I will try to take … Read More »





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