Words from Ella as she came inside from playing at 4:45pm. Yes, the sun has already set here by then. While they were outside I whipped up a batch of these yummy pumpkin chocolate chip cookies. Well technically my mixer did the grunt work, but someone has to operate it – right? And I let each one have a small cookie before dinner – I wasn’t able to wait myself either. Yummy :) And here’s their smiling faces to prove it!Ella – always ready with a pose and smile.
Emmalie – I had to ask her to open her eyes – her smile is that big!
Sophia – she likes to roll her eyes at the camera – or is it me? Pretty sure it’s the camera!
And Owen! Who happens to … Read More »
It may only be Tuesday, but I feel my week quickly getting away from me! So I thought I would post what needs to get done and hopefully be able to check it off.
- finish the binding on my swap quiltie, photograph and mail.- quilt the tree skirt, I’ve had it pinned together for a week now – I need to sit down with it.- continue sewing with scraps.- cut fabric/interfacing for bookmarks.
Looking at it here, it doesn’t look like much, but I have another “to do” in my head. Cleaning. I feel like a few areas in our home have been ignored long enough and I need to pay some attention to them.
With that, I’m off to get started! Hope you are having a fabulous day~Amy
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In a nutshell . . .
~Dinner at friends’ house, playing games, and letting our kids run a little wild.
~ Sewing with scraps~ Owen figured out how to put olives on his fingers – all by himself, and it was his first time eating them.
~ Cleaning/picking up the house. Multiple loads of laundry and dishes in the dishwasher.
~ A mini quilt for a swap. I’m dying to show you the whole thing! I’ve had so much fun working on it :) I joined this group a few months back when it was started up – and haven’t had the chance (or I’ve been too intimidated) to participate. The challenge was two-color, and these are the two colors I decided to work with.~ A 500 piece jigsaw puzzle with my girlies. Within minutes Emmalie and … Read More »
I just finished up cutting all my strips this morning. I probably could have finished yesterday, but I took a little slice off my index finger . . . that slowed me down – a lot! Watch those fingers people! I just got caught up I guess, thinking I had it all together and wham, ouch. Thankfully I didn’t get any blood on the fabulous fabrics :)
I counted them – 263 pieces. I know, your thinking – it’s a scrap quilt – just sew it! I’m a planner – I can’t help it :) It should be a queen size by the time I finish – that’s exciting, especially as it is all scraps!
Bookmarks: The four that I made two weeks ago, have all sold! Thanks for your encouragement to put … Read More »
I’m cutting!I know that I mentioned a coin quilt . . . but a block I drafted a while back really needs to be created. I will share more later :)Amy
for~ my faith~ my husband~ my kids~ our safe home~ trials that make me a stronger person
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.
My friend at No Crying Over Spilled Milk is spreading the love, go check her out, unless your hungry . . . she has a picture of a candy bar up at the moment :) Yummy!
Part of the award is sharing more about myself, that doesn’t necessarily end up here regularly. Here goes!
Seven things I did before…1 – Fit kids shoes at Nordstrom2 – Financial Aid Officer3 – coordinated events big and small4 – publish weekly bulletins5 – and monthly newsletters6 – kept the church financials7 – had more trust in people (I’m working through this)
Seven things I do now:1 – Change diapers2 – pick up after Owen, sometimes his sisters too.3 – lots of dishes/laundry4 – blog5 – quilt/sew6 – drink coffee7 – purge paper clutter
Seven things I would like to do:1 – sleep in on Saturday … Read More »
My friend Dana is giving away these 3 quilts! You have all week to go leave her a comment and she has instructions to give you even more chances. And maybe we can share if you win!?Amy
Another finish for me – in less than a weeks time too! I purchased a queen size batting on ebay and have made great use if it so far :) It’s sold at our walmart, of course, but it is surrounded by tons of construction right now and getting there and out again is more headache than I care to partake in. So check out this store if you are in need – they always add a quilt label to the package too. Enough rambling! I called it Flutterby Squared since that’s what it is – squares – what I love is that it’s not boring. The squares are different sizes and it keeps it interesting :) I drafted this out of necessity – based on the fabric I had on … Read More »
November 2008 SewconnectedOriginally uploaded by parkcitygirl
Since the little ones did not sleep in at all this morning – I set to work on this block for Buffy after breakfast. The medallion print has been featured in many of the blocks and I think the finished quilt will look great!
Happy Saturday :)
Not the blog! Owen :)We have been going back and forth about how to cut his hair for a month or so. . . I finally just grabbed my scissors and went for it! Our girls were bald until they were 2, and never a haircut before 3, and our boy has a full head of hair! This is a pic of Owen in all his messy glory – he loves to rearrange, anything and everything. I am working on the book shelf with him – it’s too much to have it unloaded 2-3 times a day. Mostly board books they can’t really be hurt, but I don’t have enough floor space to ignore the pile. You can see how long his hair was in this picture too – in his eyes, and … Read More »
I decided to call this – Bold & Bright Baby Quilt. It is already listed in my etsy shop. I’ve wanted to have quilts in there all along but this is the first finish without an intended recipient. :)Love all that puckery goodnes! The snow has been coming down all last night and this morning – I love how still and calm it is outside as the snow insulates the ground. I also love how bright it is! Open the curtains and there is plenty of light for great pictures. We’ve had about 6 inches accumulate so far :) I was also reminded of the inconveniences of snow – messy roads, our van was piled high and I couldn’t find the scraper (I did find my gloves), and it takes longer to do … Read More »