Hi again! I have been busy around here – I have been considering adding quilting to my quilt ever since I saw this post. Not being comfortable with my free-motion stippling yet but wanting to put the lines on something – I decided to just go for it. I am so happy that I did! It is not perfect. I don’t think I will ever do it again, but as someone learning and not afraid to go outside the box – I am so happy with it! Just trying it has given me more confidence – I would probably encourage someone to do it if their quilt needs more texture. I love the way it feels under my hand! My quilt on the machine
Finished productDetailsMaybe you should try something new too! … Read More »
Usually I feel a little whiny after a long Monday – not today! The sun was warm and bright and it was the last Monday of the school year. Just writing it makes me smile, no more Monday alarm clock, no more pestering Ella to get ready before school, we just have to make it through 3.5 more days! That is totally doable.
Yesterday I purchased dirt. My raised bed for vegetables was looking a little low, and it is warm enough at night now to support veggies – yeah! So I dumped the couple of bags I bought and mixed the compost all over and I felt like a kid playing in the mud pies we made on occasion growing up. (Washington, on the Olympic Peninsula is very rainy.) I probably wasn’t nearly … Read More »
I have been so bloggy today! I have gotten other stuff done around the house, I promise, but just wanted to share a post I ran across today and thought was worthy of passing along. Have a great night and check out this link.
On Leaving Comments
Earlier this week I was tagged by my friend Jennifer. A round of ‘like to get to know you better.’ So here goes!
~The rules of the game get posted at the beginning.
~Each player answers the questions about themselves.
~At the end of the post, the player tags other people and posts their name, then goes to their blogs and leaves them a comment, letting them know they’ve been tagged and asking them to read your blog.
What was I doing 10 years ago?In 1998, I was a Junior in college. I met my husband that year and was extremely busy studying and working. Vanguard University was my home for 4 years, while I poured over books and made great friends.
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Hi there! Just a quick post to show you the completed top. I loved putting this together – it was so fast and simple. It measures 52×78″ – not quite twin, but I am happy with it! My plan now is purchase backing fabric and batting – then get to quilting. Until then I think I will be practicing new forms of quilting – I am ready to move past the straight line quilting I have done thus far.Hope you are having a great weekend -Blessings – Amy
Well it is before noon (mountain time) and I feel so accomplished already!What a great feeling =) I’ve been able to complete and iron all but two of my blocks for Emmalie’s quilt. I stayed up a bit later last night and got some good sewing time in – deep breath – I love those evening hours, sewing in the dark – ALL BY MYSELF. Mind you, I love sewing with Ella, we have almost finished our place mat project (pictures soon). Olivia and her mom were over last night and we worked on the binding. Now I just need to get Ella to sit down and finish it.So for the rest of my day today I need to — trim my blocks (read not a perfectionist)- sew my last two – I … Read More »
Happy Birthday Ella! I am so proud of my Ella girl. She is a great big sister, a super student, a good friend, and a big helper to me.
At 8 years old I can hardly believe where the time is gone! I have learned so much about being a mom with Ella, and so much about myself. I have learned that the main purpose of our children is to grow and learn in the process. So even though I don’t always do everything right, my ability to learn on the go, and God’s strength, helps me through this season of life. I love you Ella! May God continue to bless you in the coming years.Yes that is a bb gun in her hands! She enjoys the great outdoors with her daddy … Read More »
I would sew all day long. =) I have been busy with my family and Ella’s Birthday (tomorrow) but I did manage to decide what to do with that set of fat quarters I bought on Friday. I have 12 coordinating prints that I am adding lots of white to, in order to make a twin size quilt for Emmalie. Amandajean has posted a few pictures of a quilt from Happy Hour – I didn’t buy the book but have figured it out – more or less. I like math, so it just takes a little time and a calculator, if possible. =)I have been cutting and here is the two blocks I made yesterday – in just a few minutes. Hopefully I will have a quilt in the … Read More »
At the last minute I discovered that there was (still is today) a Quilting Show down in Salt Lake, about 45 minutes and 2 mountain passes away. I packed up Owen and asked Ella if she wanted to join us as she has been learning to quilt on a place mat that we almost have finished. She jumped at the chance and so we took off.I have been to gem faire but never a quilting show – there was so much to take in! We started by looking at the quilts that had been entered in the competition – so beautiful! I didn’t get to take pictures of every quilt (there had to be at least 200) but I think I got around 50 photographed, they were favored by Ella or myself. Here’s one of … Read More »
I can’t believe it has been a week since I told you about my bag experiment! It has been a bit busy around here with warm weather, (we hit 73!!!) being outside with the kiddos. Love the sunshine! Today we had our first official Thunder Storm – a good 25 minutes of grumblings. When we first moved here nearly 6 years ago – I was so frightened by these storms. I am happy to say that I was cheering for the rumble today – it is so amazing to think of how these storms are orchestrated. Wow!
On to my bag! I have determined that this will stay with me and not go in the etsy shop as my iron left a stain – you probably won’t be able to see it but I … Read More »
I forgot to tell you on Tuesday I responded to a offer for free fabric – and emailed in time to get in on the action! I never win anything – the last few months I have commented all over blogland, to no avail. But Valori Wells designer for Free Spirit was giving Olive Rose fat quarters to the first 18 people to email her. Just when I was needing a fix too! They came today – I am so excited. Of course my girls want to know what they are for, I have to figure that out still. I will keep you posted if I come up with anything. Thank you Valori!I also got a haircut today! I was a bit overdue, pretty sure I last had it cut before Christmas. … Read More »
Hi again! Our date night last night was great! Park City in April is very quiet, (ski bum, USA) so many of the nice restaurants put 2 for 1 entree coupons in the local paper, and we ended up at Ghidotti’s. It was a very nice dinner, with excellent service – we were one of three or four couples the two hours we were there, like I said very quiet. Joe and I had a nice time just being together and enjoying a bit of peace without our lovely kids. Owen did great without me, but was super excited when I walked in the room, and then he tested me all night, making sure I was still here. =) He’s a sweet, and smart little guy.
The last few days my sewing machine has … Read More »