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15 04, 2009

What I’ve Learned As a Soccer Mom . . . so far

By |April 15th, 2009|My kids|13 Comments

In less than a month my oldest will be 9. Gabriella or Ella, as I mostly call her, is a very, very patient child. We’ve done a few ballet classes for her, and some gymnastics for Emmalie, but those are once a week commitments that hardly last an hour. You see, when […]

13 04, 2009

Calling All Quilters!

By |April 13th, 2009|Bloggers Quilt Festival|85 Comments

Have you ever dreamed of going to Quilt Market? I know that I have, last year this time I was a new blogger, and hearing about Market on other blogs just about made me green with envy! All those gorgeous quilts, fabrics, sewing machines, quilting gadgets and gizmos — all under one roof!I […]

11 04, 2009

Would you . . . .

By |April 11th, 2009|random|13 Comments

participate in a blog event that featured your favorite quilt, with the opportunity for prizes?I had a random thought which I am quite sure could become a reality, just thought I would gauge your responses here :)I pray that you are blessed in God’s grace this Easter weekend.Amy

9 04, 2009

DQS6 Sneak Peek

By |April 9th, 2009|Doll Quilt Swap, work in progress|23 Comments

This week of Spring Break has been great! No schedule, except for Owen’s naps – don’t want to mess that up :) We started the week with sunshine, however yesterday and today have been WINDY and rainy. Just as well, the colds have been going around with the kiddos – Owen and […]

8 04, 2009

I Am Thankful : : 12

By |April 8th, 2009|Thankful|8 Comments

for ~~ Grace~ Having finished our taxes – whew!~ The sunshine yesterday~ A cleaner garage~ Spring BreakYou 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.

7 04, 2009

Dreams

By |April 7th, 2009|ramblings|13 Comments

I’ve never really remembered sleepy time dreams, but in the light of day – I have lots of dreams. Little things like canning vegetables this fall, or a room just for me to sew in. Other days it’s a little extra cash to make that purchase. . . or better organization for the kitchen, […]

5 04, 2009

Really? Me!

By |April 5th, 2009|Tutorial|12 Comments

My wallet tutorial was added to the CraftGossip blog today!!! As soon as I realized I tried to go and update the post . . . I didn’t keep the pictures on my computer from that tute :( Oh well – I’m really blessed to be noticed in this big blogland!Thanks for all […]

3 04, 2009

Tutorial — Mitered Corners

By |April 3rd, 2009|Tutorial|46 Comments

Start with a small mitered corner application to gain confidence in making excellent mitered corners every time!

To start gather notions and fabric scraps to practice :

My square measures 8 1/2 inches, and the 4 strips are 1 1/2 x 12 inches. Take special note here: when making mitered corners your strip length needs to be […]

1 04, 2009

Squares Askew — Complete!

By |April 1st, 2009|Etsy, finished quilt|29 Comments

I hope that you aren’t getting bored of this pattern! I love the simplicity of it and how I’m able to show off the fabulous prints with this pattern :)

I love the back, almost as much as the front! I even used the alphabet on my machine to make a label – trying to be […]

30 03, 2009

About Ironing/Pressing

By |March 30th, 2009|learning to sew, Tutorial|25 Comments

I wanted to have a record of the ironing/pressing poll I did a few weeks back, I was about to just delete it but thought it was good information to keep! The post with comments is here :)Personally, I’m still torn – I like how flat the block is when I press my […]

29 03, 2009

Recent Happenings — Around the House

By |March 29th, 2009|My kids|7 Comments

Owen, our big boy – he’s 21 months old (or young) and not talking too much. He has three big sisters and mama to grunt and point with! We all get him :) Recently when he was asking for a snack (with a grunt) I said “Say please mama” his response is […]

27 03, 2009

SewConnected & Project Improv

By |March 27th, 2009|Project Improv, SewConnected|12 Comments

Jessica at Twin Fibers sent out vintage sheets for this months block. I hemmed and hawed trying to decide exactly how to put this block together. Especially after beautiful blocks started showing up in the group pool – everyone there has something different to add to the group! In the end […]