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 »
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 :)
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
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
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 »
Jenna spent the day here again – and managed to finish her quilt top! Doesn’t it look great?!I have been off my computer the last couple of days so I need to go catch up in bloglines and see what you all have been up to -See you soon!Amy
My Joe turns 30 tomorrow! Yes I am about 1 year older than he – this has been the source of tons of jokes. The day that I turned 25, I was over the hump and nearly 30! When I finally turned 30 it wasn’t a big deal :) Now it’s his turn! We celebrated last night with some family and friends, and we are doing it again tomorrow! Schedules! Deep down I’m really glad to celebrate his birthday twice – it is such a special day why not spread it out a bit. Plus it is more reasons to bake!For the crowd last night Joe requested lasagna. I have an incredible spaghetti sauce that is a staple through winter, but rarely make lasagna – it’s a lot of work! … Read More »
First off – Hello to all of you who have visited via Quilting Bloggers! I will have to go check out more of your blogs :)
I kept two baggies full of tiny triangles from when Jenna was cutting the corners off of her snowballs. I just couldn’t watch all those beautiful scraps go to waste! So now I have put together a couple of blocks so I can hopefully decide where to go next with them.
Did I mention how tiny they are? These completed blocks are 3″ and 2 1/2″ – almost square! Right now I am leaning toward the hourglass. For a couple of reasons, less room for trouble, and I really like the pattern they create when put together. I’ve been wanting to do an hourglass anyway but I really wanted … Read More »
I have so enjoyed sharing my quilting projects here – but the last 24 hours Jenna has been over working on her very own quilt. I have to say having someone to chat with and share quilting info with has been a blast! And today she is super excited about her progress :) She told me earlier – “I knew it would eventually become something, but I never thought it would look so good!”Jenna goes back to school later this month and has been working full-time, I was starting to get concerned that we would have enough time together for her to finish. But my faith is renewed in Jenna! She stayed up past 2 last night ironing all those corners down. We got the pattern laid out while Owen was napping this morning … Read More »
I cut out the same night I posted my first star block these three. I have been working on them as able since and I’m excited to show you :) I’ve been using little scraps from my bin so they are all different and fun. My girls have been asking for place mats so I may just add more to the sides and then quilt them for the girlies. . . have to wait and see!I found this pin cushion via another blogger – Darlene at Quilting Daze, recently asked for help making one and I decided I needed one too! Here’s the tutorial we used – sweet and simple – my favorite quick project.Thanks for stopping by!Amy
My friend Katie is having a giveaway! And the best part is that her giveaway is helping earn money for their adoption. If you would like to have a little extra to spend at Amazon – go check it out! Fun for you, and good for Katie :)
I just finished my first block from AmandaJean’s star quilt-a-long. So fun! Honestly, I’m sorta glad I only started now – I don’t have to wait for next week to start the next! It may seem like I’ve done nothing more than blog and quilt today but I assure you my family is not malnourished nor is the house in complete disarray. But I must be going – dinner must be made :)