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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 »


Sticky Situation

Posted on June 25th, by Amy in My kids. 5 comments

I ended up cutting this out of Emmalie’s hair today – yuck! I had started with the ice and trying to pry each hair from the sticky gooey mess, with each moment Em was growing more and more upset. It was odd though – I was on the phone with my mom and she came up to me(ask me for a snack), and just hugged my leg (I have worked long and hard to not be interrupted while on the phone). I started to play with her hair, and got stuck, and she didn’t think anything of it! She wasn’t going to say a thing – just go find some more gum! Don’t worry we waited on that for a while – and then with closer supervision =)I was thinking about me trying … Read More »


Have you ever wondered . . .

Posted on June 24th, by Amy in My kids, ramblings. 8 comments

How some mom’s seem to do it all? This is how Ella came home from a birthday party yesterday. Not only was there face painting, there was a clown who did magic and made balloon animals, a pinata, and a SpongeBob Birthday Cake! Needless to say Ella had a blast.

She did have one birthday party with friends when she was in Kindergarten, but since then I have just been too overwhelmed/poor to think about having a bunch of friends over, and have the family over later. It is enough making goodies for her to take to school for her classroom. Maybe when our kids are a bit older, it may be more possible – but I wouldn’t want them to expect major parties every year!

My kids are loved and happy – and I am … Read More »


Want to join me?

Posted on June 23rd, by Amy in sewing. No Comments

I found this contest in one of my magazines, and I was wondering if anyone would like to make a bag with me. There’s some nice prizes – including fabric, and the pattern is free. Check it out and let me know what you think. Either leave a comment or email me at amy1399(at)gmail(dot)com.

I have about 50 other things I need to be doing right now – see you later!Amy


Owen’s First Year

Posted on June 21st, by Amy in Celebrations, My kids. 7 comments

1. BD, 2. bd2, 3. 2wk2, 4. 2wk4, 5. 2wk, 6. 2wk3, 7. 3mo, 8. 4mo3, 9. 4mo2, 10. 4mo, 11. 6mo, 12. 6mo2, 13. 6mo3, 14. 7mo, 15. 8mo, 16. 2mo2, 17. 2mo, 18. 10mo, 19. 10mo2, 20. 10mo3, 21. 11mo, 22. 11mo2, 23. 12mo, 24. 11mo3My intentions were to find 12 pictures of Owen, but as I looked through all my files I could not pare it down anymore than this! I love the progression of the pics – you can see him turning from a baby to a boy. =)

Owen is our sweet boy, little man, always looking for trouble and loved by all. I remember telling Joe as we drove home from the hospital last year, as a family, “Now I feel like our family is complete.” And this year … Read More »


Loose Ends

Posted on June 20th, by Amy in My kids, ramblings. 5 comments

Well – I managed to sit and have a little sewing time last night. Just me and my machine. =) I squared up my diamond quilt and add the borders. I will have to post pictures when time is more available – it has been such a busy week, and I was sewing in the dark. Not the best time for photos. I have read that a few people have named their sewing machine. At first, I kinda laughed, but then I thought about how much I enjoy spending time with my machine. So, why not? I need help though – any ideas? I think feminine would suite my machine best.

We went to the final ceremony of VBS today. I have to say that if it weren’t for the … Read More »


How Are You?

Posted on June 18th, by Amy in Me. 6 comments

I was on my way to pick Ella up at VBS today, and started to panic. Just a little. I was on my way to a different church in the area and realized that I could run into people from our church that had caused it’s demise. Yes it is a small town, and even smaller churched group.

I was thinking how would I respond to that question now? How are you? Back in January, I remember thinking, “please don’t ask me.” I didn’t want to respond to them harshly, or bawl my eyes out on a Sunday morning. I also remember, “please ask me,” I wanted to know that they actually cared about me the way that I did them. I would like to think that God has brought us through the … Read More »


Changes

Posted on June 18th, by Amy in ramblings. No Comments

Hi friends – I spent the day yesterday backing up and changing computers! It feels really nice to have a fully functioning computer.

Thanks for your help with the borders – I haven’t had a chance to actually do anything yet with them but it is on my mental list. I gave up writing out to-do lists a while back – too many kid interruptions – I would get frustrated instead of satisfied, because I couldn’t get anything taken off. So, I do my best to get things done when I can. Right now I need to get off the computer (feeling a bit addicted) and get the kids out the door!

I came across a new site today that I think is really neat conversantlife – go check it out!

Later Tater -Amy


If Only They Were Precious Stones . . .

Posted on June 16th, by Amy in work in progress. 6 comments

I have so many diamonds on this quilt top – that would be a stack of cash if they were stones! =) I have been busy at work since my last post, and I have managed to get all the piece work complete – whew! Next will be trimming and adding a border.I think that is the plan – would anyone suggest adding the border then trimming? I’m still learning =)

My original thought had been brown strips for borders, because I thought it might help ground it, but there’s lots of brown and it feels dark. So my current plan is to use one from each of the color groups and add to the scrappiness. Which one do you like?This is the back side of the top – I think it is really cool … Read More »


Withdrawls

Posted on June 14th, by Amy in ramblings. 3 comments

I haven’t been able to get online at all today! rrrrrr – my computer decided it was done having fun with me yesterday and has been very stubborn ever since. So I have been removing stuff and trying to clean it up a little, and now I am defrag’ing it. I have two hard drives on that computer so it could well be running overnight. . .Obviously this is not the only computer in the house, but mine is the one in the living room where I can keep track of kiddos while “working”. I use to do a bunch of work for the church, but have since found other ways to entertain myself and the computer. Doesn’t it know it is for it’s own good! Anyway, Joe has a laptop with a ton … Read More »


So Far – So Good

Posted on June 13th, by Amy in work in progress. 6 comments

I was able to spend a bit of time sewing off and on today – I take what I can get. =) This is the current layout that I have worked out. What do you think? I tried a couple of different ideas, even took pictures for a different perspective, but this was my favorite. I really like, really I do. I feel that I have been a bit hesitant, not knowing what the end result will be. And I haven’t had a lot of time to work on it this week. Being able to lay it out today helped, a good idea of what is to come. I have a few diamonds that did not get matched very well, so I am saving those to fill in the gaps at the … Read More »





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