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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 »


Wylde Woman

Posted on August 30th, by Amy in Award. 4 comments

Thank you to Melissa at WhatKnot! She has gracefully bestowed the Wylde Woman Award to me.Isn’t it beautiful? The artist that started the award (recently) painted this beautiful piece to pass around to those who inspire us.

“Purpose of the Award: To send love and acknowledgment to women who brighten your day, teach you new things and live their lives fully with generosity and joy.”

I would like to send this award to Jacquie. You have a way of bringing a smile to my face, and spark my creativity often, with your posts and comments here – Thank you!


Let’s just say . . .

Posted on August 30th, by Amy in Quilts 4 Cancer, random. 3 comments

I’m so thankful that this week is behind me! I won’t bore you with lame details but I just haven’t had enough time for myself, or to sew or blog this week. I could have posted a thankful post a couple other times, but couldn’t get myself to the computer long enough to post. :) But having it on my mind that I need to be thankful has been a huge blessing to me, in the midst of my stress. Oh! And I did manage to loose 1.5 lbs this week too! I have a tendency to run into the kitchen when I get emotional – so that’s huge!

I did cut my cancer quilt earlier this week, and I just sewed the blocks this morning! It’s super simple half triangle squares. … Read More »


I Am Thankful : : 2

Posted on August 26th, by Amy in Thankful. 3 comments

For ~

1~Hugs from my kids2~A loving husband3~A clean kitchen floor4~My sling, it allowed #3 to happen :)5~The sun on my back – it feels so nice.

Hope that you are blessed this evening -Amy

Explanation here


A Sunday Finish on Monday

Posted on August 25th, by Amy in Award, finished quilt. 5 comments

My day is finally winding down – I still don’t feel like we are in our school routine yet. Hopefully this week will prove me wrong :)

I finished this little beauty yesterday and it made it through the wash today. I know that I’ve said it before. . . but I love the puckery goodness as it comes from the wash. It measures 32×34 inches, I found that these little quilts are great for privacy while nursing too. They don’t collapse on the baby’s face.

Here’s the back – the entire quilt is scraps, so it’s just extra bits sewn together.

I am ready to get started on my cancer quilt – I really need to whip it up!Have a good night ~Amy

PS – I almost forgot that I received another award! Sherri gave … Read More »


Summer Sweets

Posted on August 23rd, by Amy in Baking, Jenna. 8 comments

I realize that I’m usually posting about my quilting adventures . . . this week seems to have taken a turn toward family life. All I have to say is that it’s me and what has been on my mind. :) I did get to piece a back and quickly quilt this top. So I just need to trim and add a binding – really it should be that simple but coming up with the time to myself has been a challenge. Day by day – right!? We are all feeling much better, thanks for all the caring words :)As you have probably gathered, I also love to bake! This is my favorite summer dessert, oddly enough today was the first time I have made it this summer. It could have something … Read More »


Independence

Posted on August 22nd, by Amy in My kids. 5 comments

Tuesday. The first day of school. Every year I’m emotional, and Ella’s excited. She’s has missed her friends, and classroom learning all summer, but sending her into “the world” on her own – it leaves me a mess! We pray as we drive to school each morning that she would be safe and have a great day of learning – on Tuesday I just about lost it, yep, while driving. I quickly regained composure and finished our prayer together. She is all smiles, ready to get on with her day. I give her a kiss and hug as she rushes out of the van. She turns around for one last smile and wave, as the door closes between us. This episode has repeated each morning this week – except for … Read More »


Please Excuse My Absence

Posted on August 21st, by Amy in My kids, ramblings. 7 comments

An innocent summer cold . . . has turned into a bit of a problem. Including 4 sick kids and one sick mama, just in time for Ella to start 3rd grade. :)

As we are working back into our school year routine, I feel busier than previous years and I’m hoping that things will settle here real quick! Hope you are having a great week!Amy


Tiny Bits Quilt Top

Posted on August 18th, by Amy in work in progress. 6 comments

I have a finish at last! I’ve been calling this my “Nod to Random” – what do you think?I’m really looking forward to working on the cancer quilt – it will be a simple and hopefully quick finish :) Did I tell you that they were giving those kits away for people to just bring back? It’s a great way to get people involved!

Jenna’s working on her binding, with less than a week left here, I’m excited for her to see the finished product!


I am Thankful : : 1

Posted on August 18th, by Amy in Thankful. 4 comments

In light of my recent funk, and other stuff that doesn’t get posted here. I’ve decided I need to be more aware of the blessings in my life! I have put a good bit of thought into the idea lately that I need to be content where God has put me, and the best way I can become content is by being thankful for the blessings that He has given me.

I am thankful for : :

1 : My husband, who loves us and works hard to provide for us.2: My children, who are healthy and love each other.3: A safe home, with air conditioning (yep, it’s hot again).4: The ability to be home with my kids.5: Support of our family and friends.

You are welcome to join me in being thankful! … Read More »


Uh – Oh!

Posted on August 16th, by Amy in My kids, work in progress. 6 comments

The last couple of days have started to feel like fall!

I’m not ready.

I’ve woken up yesterday and today huddled under our down comforter (no quilt there, yet) with that cool crisp air that reminds me that it will be cold before I know it. I was just telling you how hot it was here, and now all the sudden I have to rummage through the closets looking for pants that fit all the kiddos. My girls are probably fine, but Owen doesn’t have the same hand-me-down ability as they do :)

Oh well! It will most likely be hot again next week, but the nights will continue to be cold. So I need to begin to prepare myself now. This is my favorite picture of all 4 kids outside last winter. They were sitting … Read More »





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