So yesterday I sat off and on when possible to finish the binding by hand on Emmalie’s quilt. By late afternoon I had finished – my hands were numb at that point so it was a good thing! It went straight to the wash, for the puckery finishing touch. I took it up to Em as she was trying to go to sleep – she looked at me with huge smiles, “I love my quilt – thank you mommy.” She melts my heart everytime =) We had a photo shoot with the quilt this morning -A few of my favorite details . . .One happy little girl!
Owen is walking?! Last week he had his 11 month milestone and it seemed to be the day he decided to walk. He has been practicing for at least 3 months – one, two steps here and there, occasionally a third. Then it turned into five and six steps at a time – until finally this last week he has been walking across rooms!My girls all walked by their first birthday but Owen has been a bit early in the movement department in relation to them. Either he really wants to chase them or he just has a bit more coordination and muscle. He’s just too much fun. Of course he is happiest when I am sitting in one spot so that he can play with me watching on. So here’s a few … Read More »
We have been in party mode around here. First, my birthday was a great day, family, fun and shopping! The three greats. I went to the outlets and got all stocked up for summer. I had been thinking back to last summer and remembered that I spent it indoors, in sweats with a newborn. So the summer duds were very timely =) Second school is out – hooray! Ella is already looking forward to 3rd grade with a couple of best friends. We am so happy that she loves school, it makes getting her out the door much easier. So now to fill up the days with all 4 at home, and work around the nap schedule! It all will work, we just need a few more art supplies, and another … Read More »
Thats how my girls say it – I thought I would give it a shot!
Yes it is my birthday – I am 31 years young and happy to be in this place in my life. I have 4 beautiful children, (that’s all too) a loving husband and I am content with life =) My kids are loving and obedient – most of the time, it helps when I pay attention to them – ha ha!Today I am looking forward to some relaxation, yesterday we did a lot of the food prep for dinner tonight with friends and family, and just need to clean the floors. I also get to do a little clothes shopping, by myself! I have been working on losing my baby weight over the past few months and it is summer! I … Read More »
Hi again! I have been busy around here – I have been considering adding quilting to my quilt ever since I saw this post. Not being comfortable with my free-motion stippling yet but wanting to put the lines on something – I decided to just go for it. I am so happy that I did! It is not perfect. I don’t think I will ever do it again, but as someone learning and not afraid to go outside the box – I am so happy with it! Just trying it has given me more confidence – I would probably encourage someone to do it if their quilt needs more texture. I love the way it feels under my hand! My quilt on the machine
Finished productDetailsMaybe you should try something new too! … Read More »
Usually I feel a little whiny after a long Monday – not today! The sun was warm and bright and it was the last Monday of the school year. Just writing it makes me smile, no more Monday alarm clock, no more pestering Ella to get ready before school, we just have to make it through 3.5 more days! That is totally doable.
Yesterday I purchased dirt. My raised bed for vegetables was looking a little low, and it is warm enough at night now to support veggies – yeah! So I dumped the couple of bags I bought and mixed the compost all over and I felt like a kid playing in the mud pies we made on occasion growing up. (Washington, on the Olympic Peninsula is very rainy.) I probably wasn’t nearly … Read More »
I have been so bloggy today! I have gotten other stuff done around the house, I promise, but just wanted to share a post I ran across today and thought was worthy of passing along. Have a great night and check out this link.
On Leaving Comments
Earlier this week I was tagged by my friend Jennifer. A round of ‘like to get to know you better.’ So here goes!
~The rules of the game get posted at the beginning.
~Each player answers the questions about themselves.
~At the end of the post, the player tags other people and posts their name, then goes to their blogs and leaves them a comment, letting them know they’ve been tagged and asking them to read your blog.
What was I doing 10 years ago?In 1998, I was a Junior in college. I met my husband that year and was extremely busy studying and working. Vanguard University was my home for 4 years, while I poured over books and made great friends.
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Hi there! Just a quick post to show you the completed top. I loved putting this together – it was so fast and simple. It measures 52×78″ – not quite twin, but I am happy with it! My plan now is purchase backing fabric and batting – then get to quilting. Until then I think I will be practicing new forms of quilting – I am ready to move past the straight line quilting I have done thus far.Hope you are having a great weekend -Blessings – Amy
Well it is before noon (mountain time) and I feel so accomplished already!What a great feeling =) I’ve been able to complete and iron all but two of my blocks for Emmalie’s quilt. I stayed up a bit later last night and got some good sewing time in – deep breath – I love those evening hours, sewing in the dark – ALL BY MYSELF. Mind you, I love sewing with Ella, we have almost finished our place mat project (pictures soon). Olivia and her mom were over last night and we worked on the binding. Now I just need to get Ella to sit down and finish it.So for the rest of my day today I need to — trim my blocks (read not a perfectionist)- sew my last two – I … Read More »
Happy Birthday Ella! I am so proud of my Ella girl. She is a great big sister, a super student, a good friend, and a big helper to me.
At 8 years old I can hardly believe where the time is gone! I have learned so much about being a mom with Ella, and so much about myself. I have learned that the main purpose of our children is to grow and learn in the process. So even though I don’t always do everything right, my ability to learn on the go, and God’s strength, helps me through this season of life. I love you Ella! May God continue to bless you in the coming years.Yes that is a bb gun in her hands! She enjoys the great outdoors with her daddy … Read More »
I would sew all day long. =) I have been busy with my family and Ella’s Birthday (tomorrow) but I did manage to decide what to do with that set of fat quarters I bought on Friday. I have 12 coordinating prints that I am adding lots of white to, in order to make a twin size quilt for Emmalie. Amandajean has posted a few pictures of a quilt from Happy Hour – I didn’t buy the book but have figured it out – more or less. I like math, so it just takes a little time and a calculator, if possible. =)I have been cutting and here is the two blocks I made yesterday – in just a few minutes. Hopefully I will have a quilt in the … Read More »