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Home Machine Quilting Show

Posted on May 10th, by Amy in random. 1 Comment

At the last minute I discovered that there was (still is today) a Quilting Show down in Salt Lake, about 45 minutes and 2 mountain passes away. I packed up Owen and asked Ella if she wanted to join us as she has been learning to quilt on a place mat that we almost have finished. She jumped at the chance and so we took off.I have been to gem faire but never a quilting show – there was so much to take in! We started by looking at the quilts that had been entered in the competition – so beautiful! I didn’t get to take pictures of every quilt (there had to be at least 200) but I think I got around 50 photographed, they were favored by Ella or myself. Here’s one of … Read More »


Mama’s Got a New Bag!

Posted on May 7th, by Amy in bag, sewing. 3 comments

I can’t believe it has been a week since I told you about my bag experiment! It has been a bit busy around here with warm weather, (we hit 73!!!) being outside with the kiddos. Love the sunshine! Today we had our first official Thunder Storm – a good 25 minutes of grumblings. When we first moved here nearly 6 years ago – I was so frightened by these storms. I am happy to say that I was cheering for the rumble today – it is so amazing to think of how these storms are orchestrated. Wow!

On to my bag! I have determined that this will stay with me and not go in the etsy shop as my iron left a stain – you probably won’t be able to see it but I … Read More »


Look at what I got!

Posted on May 3rd, by Amy in give away, Me. 5 comments

I forgot to tell you on Tuesday I responded to a offer for free fabric – and emailed in time to get in on the action! I never win anything – the last few months I have commented all over blogland, to no avail. But Valori Wells designer for Free Spirit was giving Olive Rose fat quarters to the first 18 people to email her. Just when I was needing a fix too! They came today – I am so excited. Of course my girls want to know what they are for, I have to figure that out still. I will keep you posted if I come up with anything. Thank you Valori!I also got a haircut today! I was a bit overdue, pretty sure I last had it cut before Christmas. … Read More »


Happy Day

Posted on April 30th, by Amy in bag, work in progress. 1 Comment

Hi again! Our date night last night was great! Park City in April is very quiet, (ski bum, USA) so many of the nice restaurants put 2 for 1 entree coupons in the local paper, and we ended up at Ghidotti’s. It was a very nice dinner, with excellent service – we were one of three or four couples the two hours we were there, like I said very quiet. Joe and I had a nice time just being together and enjoying a bit of peace without our lovely kids. Owen did great without me, but was super excited when I walked in the room, and then he tested me all night, making sure I was still here. =) He’s a sweet, and smart little guy.

The last few days my sewing machine has … Read More »


Tackle it Tuesday

Posted on April 29th, by Amy in bracelets, Tackle it Tuesday. 3 comments

Well I have done a lot of housework over the last few weeks, and I woke up with my eyes itching, and sneezing, so I don’t dare go outside and weed/prep garden beds. I don’t thrive on Benadryl, or I should say my kids/house wouldn’t! So my tackle for today is getting sweet little bracelets posted in my shop. =) I have been too busy to create recently and feeling the need to sit and relax with my beads. Here’s a few pictures of what I’ve been up too!Clicking the pictures will take you to my shop.

Also very exciting – Date Night Tonight! Owen is 10 months old and we have not had a date without him yet. He and his big sisters will have fun here at the house with … Read More »


Mommy Moments

Posted on April 27th, by Amy in give away, My kids. 1 Comment

I have been catching up on all the posts I missed this week with my parents in town. One of the first posts I found – after yours, of course! – was a photo contest in honor of mother’s day. Over at 5minutesformom you can get all the details to enter too! $1000 Amex gift card – from Eggbeaters. Why not enter – right?

Two pictures – I had to post the second. We all know that “imitation is the highest form of flattery.” And this is one moment where it paid off for me. You always hope and pray that they pick up the good stuff from you not just the bad! Owen was two months old at the time this picture was taken – just waiting for me while I got the girls ready for bed. As … Read More »


Fun with Grandpa, Grandma AND Paint!

Posted on April 24th, by Amy in My kids. 3 comments

So it goes without saying this has been a busy week. I have so many blogs to catch up on – but find myself here for a few minutes and thought I would give you a few snipets of what has been going on!

Our girls love Grandma & Grandpa – they always bring presents! Yesterday Emmalie had to help Grandpa get something out of the trunk of his rental car. She was barely able to control herself when she saw a brand new princess bike – just what she “always wanted.”She had a blast riding her bike off and on – as adults would go outside with her. Grandpa even outfitted her with elbow and knee pads – just in case. Now once summer is in full swing (one more month of school) we … Read More »


Preparations

Posted on April 18th, by Amy in ramblings. 1 Comment

Hi again! I have been working all week to get cleaned up around here. =) My parents are coming next week to visit from the Seattle area – it has been almost a year since we’ve seen them. Nothing like company to get me motivated to really clean up. Since my Tuesday post I have cleared two more shelves and my desk! It feels good – I always breathe a bit easier when I purge.

Another kinda big task was making more baby food. Owen is eating so much that I got my stock pot out this time and made about 3 quarts of each of my recipes. Once again my house smells like soup and Owen will be well fed for the next month – hopefully =)

I hope … Read More »


Awake

Posted on April 18th, by Amy in Me. 2 comments

I had been formulating a different post in my head – but now as I am trying to sleep, my mind is full of words unwritten. I started my blog to connect with others and promote my etsy shop, but find myself drawn to sharing more of my personal journey. There is so much more to me, and my family than what has been posted here previously and now I feel so strongly the need to share.

You see in January my husband I were hurt. We were betrayed when a covenant bond was broken in our church. Where he was the pastor and shepherd to a small congregation. When things got difficult a few members of his board decided that the church would be better without him/us and in our “best interest” opted … Read More »


Tackle it Tuesday

Posted on April 15th, by Amy in Tackle it Tuesday. 5 comments

So I have been reading this blog the past couple of weeks and decided to jump on board with Tackle it Tuesday today! With Owen taking a longer than usual nap – I jumped up and grabbed my camera. That’s part of the accountability of it all – actually posting what you did – fun =) Since Owen crawls around and puts everything in his mouth – I have to keep the floors clean, and I cannot cook dinner in a dirty kitchen – so I do my best to keep up with it as the day goes, but I have a hard time being motivated to do the other stuff. (btw – I haven’t unloaded the dishwasher yet today)

My before shots:We have this space on either side of the sink and above it that gathers … Read More »


A Full Week!

Posted on April 13th, by Amy in ramblings. 1 Comment

Well this week started with lots of snow but has ended very nicely. Yesterday and today have been warm (mid-50’s) and we’ll take it! However, I won’t be able to plant a garden until Father’s Day – too many temperature fluctuations here at altitude.

So with Spring Break, Ella and I, with Olivia and her mom got to make 2 quilt blocks for a simple place mat. We will do the quilting and finishing soon enough. =) I forgot to pull my camera out so I will have pics for you later. We had wanted to introduce quilting in a project that the girls could use or hang up and be proud of without loosing interest. So far so good!

I have been listening to podcasts and searching blogs … Read More »


Camera Lessons

Posted on April 9th, by Amy in bracelets. 1 Comment

Hi again! I had to learn how to use our camera in light (or lack of light) of all the crummy weather around here. We have a nice DSLR but until yesterday I just used the auto features for everything. I built myself a mini studio and enlisted my husbands assistance for getting the initial settings created on the manual mode. Brand new territory for me!

After a lot of trial and many errors I got a few good pictures – hooray! I had made these few bracelets the other day and had to wait until now to get them listed. Aren’t the baby ones adorable? I just love how sweet they look. My girls have so many bracelets – I seem to find most of them tucked away where they … Read More »





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