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Scraptastic!

Posted on October 14th, by Amy in random. 13 comments

I’ve told you that I read lots of blogs – right!? I love to visit the bloggers that visit here especially :) it’s so fun to have a social life like this! Otherwise I would be really, really isolated. I always comment, especially when I see a giveaway and . . .

I won Kristina’s giveaway and got this: in the mail today! It’s her recent collection of scraps, but there a few fat quarters in there too, maybe even a 1/2 yd cut or two. I know, I’ve been SOOO lucky lately! Everyday I check the mail with much anticipation :) There’s so many different, beautiful fabrics in the mix, that I have yet to purchase. Garden party, Pop Garden, Charisma and so many more.

My only … Read More »


Giveaway

Posted on October 14th, by Amy in give away. 2 comments

Pigtails and Snails is giving away this gorgeous quilt that she designed herself! I love it and would love to win it! :) Go leave her a comment for YOUR chance to win!


My Week : To Do

Posted on October 13th, by Amy in random. 7 comments

I hope that you had a great weekend! We were forced to slow down a bit with frigid temperatures and a couple of stuffy noses, bit I like that pace. I finished up my custom bracelet order (I will ask Mendy, if I can show pictures), and almost completed the roman shade for my friend.

~ I have a new plan for my SewConnected block – soon I have do it!

~ I would like to start the tree skirt this week too!

~ Of course I have too keep up with the kids, and their runny noses as well.

~ Ella has Thursday and Friday – we are planning to go camping :)

~ I have some decisions to make about my machine. . . I’m thinking this. any thoughts? I bought my other … Read More »


7 Random Facts

Posted on October 11th, by Amy in Me, random, tag. 3 comments

I was tagged last week by Summer, and have been a bit remiss in posting – oops! I always love reading the random meme’s about others so figured I better play along.

Oh, and it started snowing about an hour ago! It won’t stay, but it is still crazy to see snow on the trees with leaves :)1 ~ I greatly dislike feet. Especially bare feet touching my bare feet.

2 ~ I’ve been feeling extra domestic lately. Planning menu’s and whatnot – it seems that fall is here!

3 ~ I really need to recover my ironing board.

4 ~ I enjoy flavored creamers in my coffee – usually fat free.

5 ~ TV I like : Project Runway, Top Design, 30 Rock, The Office, The Amazing Race, The Locator, What Not To Wear, ‘Til Death.

6 ~ … Read More »


I Splurged

Posted on October 8th, by Amy in work in progress. 9 comments

Well just a little :) Fat Quarter Shop has Christmas fabrics on sale, and I have been wanting to make a new tree skirt for a couple of years. So I just did it! :) I drafted it out already, I just need to get a few other projects off my list before I start. I also bought a panel to make a table runner, such a fun and quick project, but I’m going to cheat! I’m being realistic – the weeks keep flying by around here. In other news: I spent an hour or so, ripping out the quilting I had done on my corduroy project. I wasn’t happy with the quality of quilting my machine was producing. :( After having my thoughts confirmed by Amanda Jean, I’ve … Read More »


Banana Bread

Posted on October 8th, by Amy in random. 10 comments

Our local grocery takes ripe/bruised bananas and marks them way down. All 4 of my kids love bananas, so getting home with a bunch of bananas can be challenging, many times I’m left with 1, especially when we are walking. And so I have a hard time passing these up!I usually feed them a few and then make banana bread with the rest. I stocked up big time :) I’ve been a little unhappy with one recipe and decided to try the stand-by that I grew up with – it was better than I remembered. The crust is just the right golden color, and crunchy, while the inside is moist and delish.I thought I would share the recipe – I love how simple it is, and on the low-fat side :)

Banana Nut Bread2 1/2 C … Read More »


Colors of Fall

Posted on October 6th, by Amy in random. 18 comments

It has been so beautiful here! I had to share pictures of the changing leaves – here’s a big dose of fall for those of you living without “seasons” :) This is by far my favorite time of the year, when I can hear the leaves crushing under my feet. I will go out of my way to crunch a few more! What is your favorite fall activity?

Our weekend was very, very wet. But I love the aftermath! Beautiful snow capped mountains. The valley we live in is surrounded by amazing peaks, this is the most photographed for it’s jagged edges. The best part is – I can see it from my kitchen! All winter long I watch the storms come in and out of the valley based on these mountains. … Read More »


I Am Thankful : : 5

Posted on October 5th, by Amy in Thankful. 6 comments

I am thankful for ~

~ My healthy mom~ The rain that is falling – still! (it’s been about 36hrs of rain)~ My new broom! (it’s the little things, right?)~ New athletic shoes – my toes have been cold in sandals lately~ Friends and Family :) Yes, that includes you!

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.


Corduroy

Posted on October 2nd, by Amy in work in progress. 15 comments

Quilting on corduroy has been fun! Really, I’m just getting started, but it feels nice :)

What are you up to?


More Randomness

Posted on October 2nd, by Amy in random. No Comments

I realized last night that at the end of my Random post yesterday I said “Happy Tuesday” – lol! It seems the week is getting away from me. Maybe I need to keep the calendar a bit closer :)

I hope you are having a great week, honestly I’m glad that it is going fast! The last couple of weeks were really long. Blessings ~Amy


Cookie Monster . . .

Posted on October 1st, by Amy in My kids. 6 comments

More like Cheez-it Monster! Owen loves these crackers and found a way to help himself. I walked into the kitchen (after leaving for 2 minutes) and laughed, then ran for the camera :)

He’s trying to clean up his mess – isn’t that sweet!? Many times I feel that our home is quite small, but I am thankful to always have an eye or ear on what may be happening with the little ones.


Randomness

Posted on October 1st, by Amy in work in progress. 7 comments

Happy October! It is feeling more and more fallish around here :) Usually by the end of the month we have had at least one decent snow storm – not sure we are ready for it, but winter will be here before fall is officially over!

I have been a bit cryptic the last week (maybe you didn’t notice?). The reason being : my mom had a serious breast cancer scare. Thankfully her biopsy results came back yesterday without cancer! Prior to the biopsy her Dr was 99.9% sure it was a rare and aggressive form of cancer, needless to say, this has been a huge concern for our family. She has had very good care, and will continue to be watched closely for the next few months, as this cancer is easily … Read More »





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