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Posted on July 17th, by Amy in work in progress. 4 comments

DSC_0495Originally uploaded by parkcitygirl

So here’s where I am stuck! I have it basted together with a backing that I love and I purchased some green thread that works well – I think. White worked on the front but not the back and the opposite is true of cream. Green was a good compromise :) My original plan was to go straight line 1/4 inch on either side of the seams, but not all of my seams match perfectly . . . did I tell you how much I have learned in the process of making this? My current thought is to use a decorative type stitch over the seams, but not every seam – that would be too much. And I would love to be able to stipple but I don’t want this … Read More »


Winner!

Posted on July 17th, by Amy in give away. 1 Comment

I thought I would have you fooled! No fooling you though – Jaimie guessed it right off! I was inspired looking around Jo-Ann’s website when I found this – I didn’t exactly follow their directions, but that makes it more mine :) Super simple, and we’ve got plenty of t-shirts to make grocery sacs. Emmalie asked me why I was making another grocery sac. . . I told her we rarely have just one bag of groceries, usually it is 5 or 6! Understanding came over her face and she was off to play again. I have a more exciting sac that I will get off to Jaimie! :)

I have everything that I need for my diamond quilt, but now I am struggling with how to quilt it – I don’t want to mess … Read More »


Guessing Game

Posted on July 16th, by Amy in give away. 4 comments

What did I make this bag from? Guess right and I will send it to you!No it’s not a thrifted sheet. :)

OH and I put a button at the top of my sidebar – click over to enter to win a gorgeous quilt from my friend Dana!


Explorer

Posted on July 15th, by Amy in My kids. 5 comments

After paying a few bills online I walked back into the kitchen and found Owen exploring. :)In the kitchen cart that is usually full of canned goods, but happens to be empty enough at the moment for him to climb on in!After grabbing the camera and taking a quick pic, I called his name. All the sudden the space was too small, and he started on his way out. And then I saw his what his quest was all about. The elusive crayon – I always take them away, ’cause all he does is this. . .and yes he is wearing a necklace belonging to his sister.I managed to get my diamond quilt basted today, I spent my afternoon outdoors yesterday. But now I am out of thread – something that I should have written … Read More »


More Bloggy Goodness!

Posted on July 14th, by Amy in give away. 5 comments

Well, I hope that you all had a great weekend! My MIL surprised me on Saturday, she called around noon to ask if she could come and get my girls for the afternoon. After my Friday post, I was not about to say no! So Owen took his nap and then we two, (2 vs. 5 is a big difference) went out. There’s a quilt shop/foofy home goods shop about 10 minutes away, it has been there a year and it was my first visit! Sad, I know, I do most of my shopping online (2 vs. 5 again). I had a great time, not so sure about Owen. . . but he was in the sling, happy to be nearby. I am happy to say that I managed to purchase a little … Read More »


What Was I Stressing About?

Posted on July 11th, by Amy in Me. 4 comments

oh right – everything!

It’s weird how one little thing can make everything seem stressful – but it does. My younger 2 take afternoon naps usually around the same time, while my older 2 play outside. We have worked into a nice summer schedule :) Only today my girls didn’t go outside right away – just having fun inside – and so Owen was woken up. They are never quiet, and why should they be, they are kids! It just sent me today – Owen whining in his crib, and them invading my quiet time.

I got them plastered in sunscreen – and sent them out. Ah a little better.I left Owen in his bed – he wasn’t screaming just whining – he went back to sleep. Lots better.A phone call from Joe – “Don’t … Read More »


Binky Patrol

Posted on July 10th, by Amy in My kids, sewing. 2 comments

Well, here’s the extent of my creative endeavors for today! A bink connector for my little man. As we started walking a lot in the spring, Owen began tossing his bink right out of the stroller. We even found one the next day one time! I have not had much luck or fondness of the typical contraption found at Target or Wal-Mart, and being crafty would not pay for someone else’s when I was clearly able! I found the clips on ebay for cheap and got started. I used scraps from Owen’s quilt and whalaa! Until about 2 weeks later – the clip lost it’s grab, just gave up! It could have something to do with Owen yanking on it when he was not wanting it on him. . . So this … Read More »


Bloggy Goodness!

Posted on July 8th, by Amy in give away, sewing. 7 comments

Hi again! I hope that you had a great weekend – mine seemed to stretch on and on. It was hard to know which day it was :) Today I had an early morning running errands for Joe, while he worked. He’s been working so much he doesn’t have the chance to take care of things he really needs to get done. . . Dropping the girls at grandma’s and running around town makes it a treat for everyone! A package greeted me when we got back to the house. :) I love packages!

I won a blogiversary giveaway, and it is so great! Jenny sent me a copy of her “book” and a quilt.The kids made fast work of welcoming the quilt to our home! It is nice and bright, … Read More »


Happy 4th!

Posted on July 4th, by Amy in Celebrations, work in progress. 2 comments

Do you have fun family traditions for the 4th of July? We have one that we started last year – and the girls love it! Owen was a mere 2 weeks old last summer and I was in no condition to traipse about for hours, so Joe took the girls to the hot air balloon festival. It gets pretty cool (55) over night even though it has been in the 90’s all week, and that allows the balloons to have a good flight before it gets too hot. Here’s the girls last year :) There’s more pictures here.We got down there this morning with the masses – it didn’t quite work out as planned but we still had a great IHOP breakfast (a real treat) and good family time. Later, we have a bbq … Read More »


This and That

Posted on July 1st, by Amy in My kids, work in progress. 2 comments

Well I had plans to work on a new bag that I have been formulating – but I have no interfacing. Next!Remember this quilt top? I had quite a bit of fabric left so I cut it into squares – I have no idea how many or an exact plan yet, but I do have a little library inspiration, so more to come soon :)

Ella pulled her 3rd tooth out last night. We noticed in the afternoon that her big tooth was emerging, and the baby tooth was going to come out soon. At bedtime, (of course) she is worried. She heard a story recently of a boy swallowing his tooth in his sleep because it was so loose but he refused to pull it out. . . She worked on it for over an … Read More »


Finished Project!

Posted on June 30th, by Amy in sewing. 5 comments

It is amazing what a little time at the machine will do for me. I do still need a nap but at least there’s a bit of a smile with me now – sorry to be a downer earlier=) Look at the hem on this nightgown! I got this machine a few months ago, and I’m still fiddling with all the features. Previously I had been sewing on a little Jem with 9 stitch options, now I have hundreds. So with the nightgowns for the girls I have been sampling the decorative stitches – and I love this one =) The thing is the graphic for it is so unassuming – I never guessed that it would look so nice. So glad I ventured into new territory. Have a great evening – Amy


What Have You Been Up To?

Posted on June 27th, by Amy in ramblings, sewing. 5 comments

Really I would like to know! =) I keep thinking about projects I would like to start but have gotten little accomplished – hmmm. I’m working on it.I did just empty our van of trash and laundry! It is amazing how much accumulates in a short time. It hasn’t been around the house much for me to get my hands on it, so it had accumulated!I made my older two girls each a nightgown yesterday. I had been to our one and only thrift shop in town last week and found some sheets – cool and comfy nighties. Emmalie choose the dainty flowers and Ella the white with eyelet at the hem. They turned out – but not my best work. I have another to make for Sophia – practice will … Read More »





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