A week ago we went camping. Came home, and unpacked everything but the camera. Thankfully pictures stay on the camera, until I’m able to get to them! This summer has been all about keeping up with my kids, while trying to get my work done too. Camping was great, because I could no longer work, and just enjoyed our family time. Here’s a bit of a picture overload for you – it was beautiful up in the mountains! The stream we camped near: Big climbing tree on our campsite: The meadow we were camping in: Fishing in a nearby lake: Bald Mountain, above the treeline at 10,000 feet: I love the play of light and shadow:
Just a few of my favorites :)
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Hi there! I’ve been trying to gather my thoughts and post all week, and couldn’t quite get it together – so it waited. I hope you all have had a great week! I took the time (FINALLY!) to do some website maintenance, which didn’t take as long as I had imagined, and why I had put it off for so long. If you can’t find something specific, drop me a note and I’ll see if we can find it :) Part of the reason for the updates is Blogger’s Quilt Festival is coming -
I’ve added the code for you to grab in the sidebar, add it to your sidebar or next post, and spread the word! It’s going to be great :)
I’ve been secretly working on this quilt the last few months, for my sister-in-law, Jenna, … Read More »
Our school year is off to a great start, with all four of the kids excited about their teachers and classes! As usual getting through the first day is always a gamble – I’m never sure how exhausted or energetic they will be after the fact.
This is their after school picture this evening. Since Ella is out of the house before the rest wake up, it’s hard to get everyone together before school, but I’m so glad to have this one after. I’m excited to learn along with them this year – it’s never dull around here for homework time :)
Sophia was NOT interested in my taking her picture with her new messenger bag this morning, so I saved that sullen face for you. I just finished this bag for her yesterday, … Read More »
Every so often there’s a moment, where everyone is happy in the same space. I am reminded to hurry up and record the happiness in my heart and with a camera when possible. I love these little people and they are growing up so fast!
I hope your week is off to a great start – don’t forget to enjoy the little moments of happiness in your day!
Hey! It’s been too long :) Blogger’s Quilt Festival was a huge success – thank you to everyone that entered quilts and shared their stories. It means so much to learn about you, and how you create! The details are all wrapped up, for now, and I’ve got a few pictures to share, along with current happenings.
With the end of the school year, there were lots of field trips! I went with Owen to the zoo, and had a blast, while making sure that my five charges stayed together too! The local zoo is going through some major renovations, and had Lego exhibits set up as well. The boys were particularly taken with the polar bear, they kept asking about how many pieces…it was a great day, and a major milestone, as my baby is done … Read More »
Hi friends! Are you ready for it? Just a few more days, and all the fun begins!
I’m working on my posts, to have multiple linky’s ready, it’s a chore now, but I think it will be easier later once you start linking up. Remember, there is a main post, that will remain at the top of my blog for the duration of the Festival, but to see the quilts, and link up you will need to click the link to visit each category. Each quilter can enter two quilts, in separate posts, and categories.
Ella turned 13 yesterday! We had a fun and full day (not to mention weekend!) with family and friends.
I can’t believe how time flies! It seems like we were just learning the ropes of parenthood the other … Read More »
When I originally pieced this quilt top, I called it my Scrappy Solution…four years later it’s quilted! This pattern actually made it’s way into Modern Basics, as Twisted Bars, if you are interested in making your own.
I had thought I would add a binding then show it off, but it won’t be happening this week. Getting all the details into posts for Blogger’s Quilt Festival is taking up my sewing time. Here’s a few details in the quilting -
I did loop-de-loops over the main area of the blocks, and in the corners where the square is formed I tried a few different things, before I decided to quilt the graduated loops. I’m having fun quilting with the Crown Jewel! Of course, I did pin this top three times before I … Read More »
Hi there! I disappeared last week, but I’ve been working on lots of good stuff! First up is a video tutorial for the Quilt-Along :
I hope that this is helpful for some of you! If you don’t have a pattern yet, click over here for a free download. This is the ruler that I used in the video, I’m really liking it! And the papers are here – Enjoy.
Yesterday we celebrated Emmalie’s 9th birthday – I am so blessed to be her mom! I look forward to seeing her grow and blossom into a beautiful young lady, next year she hits double digits…where has the time gone?
Tomorrow Modern Basics II starts shipping, and I will be sharing more about the quilts in the book soon, for now I need to stock up on shipping supplies.
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There’s always lots of little things to be doing, I’m so glad that yesterday’s sewing time (thou little) was spent doing something that I hope, will offer comfort.
In case you missed this info in my last post;
Pillowcases can be mailed to:
Quilters Corner, 312 Danbury Rd, New Milford, CT. 06776
I’ve been teaching my girls to cross-stitch, and loving the bits of bonding we are sharing over thread. I found these kits locally, and we’ve swapped out the thread for Aurifil colors that I had on hand already. 12wt is so nice to stitch with!
Today, I need to work out teacher gifts, quickly. Tomorrow is the last day of school before the break!
Blessings to you,
I hope you had a great weekend, we’ve been busy around here!
First, Grandma came to town, and the kids have been eating up her attention! Everyone was happily watching the Lorax here :)
The girls played their last soccer games too! Just in time for the freezing temps too – on Thursday Emmalie and I emptied the garden of tomatoes and zucchini to save what we could.
I even squeezed in a quick finish! This is my sample for my Sewing Summit class this Friday…I’ve got lots to do to get ready to be gone this weekend – cross your fingers for me – k?
More soon – Amy
Fall soccer started yesterday, we spent two hours at the ball park watching Sophia (#5 above), and Emmalie play.
Emmalie’s game ended just as the sun was setting at 7pm, (way too early!) and we hurried home to eat dinner, finish homework and get everyone to bed. It’s so fun to watch them run around, having fun, and growing as players too – but I’m glad it’s a quick season, over the course of a month.
I spent my free time yesterday working on my Sewing Summit class, which is all full! I’m excited to share what I love, and foster self confidence in a few more quilters :) If you happened to not get in the class – email me, we’ll see what we can work out in the … Read More »
With the kids all in school for 2.5 hours (Owen is done by 11:15 am) I’ve been working into my own routine. Mainly including a bike ride after taking them on their bikes to school. It’s so nice to plug in my headphones and push myself to keep going up, I have a nine mile route that has a good climb in a couple spots – a great challenge! The picture above is our valley, and the view while out on my bike.
Owen had a little homework – drawing his family so his class can get to know him better. I LOVE these first drawings!
I spent all of Sunday canning pears – my feet were aching, but I’m happy to have it done!
I’ve been using Frippery to make a sample for my … Read More »