Category: My kids
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.
More soon … Read More »
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 »
His sisters started school almost two weeks ago, but today is the first day of Kindergarten for Owen! He was nervous and shy, didn’t want me to take his picture at home even, but still excited. And the play dough on the tables put him right at ease after hanging up his empty backpack, and finding his name tag.
I’m a bit emotional, and amazed at how fast they grow up, Owen started walking, and had his first birthday on my blog even. I’m just so proud to be his mom!
So now I have the next two hours to…I’ll find something to do!
Blessings ~ Amy
Going back to school last week reminds me to slow down, and be thankful for the little things.
Little things, like happy, healthy kids.
Family and (furry) friends.
Kids that like to learn and go to school.
And the one left behind this week, happy to have extra hugs, while mom makes the adjustment too.
I’m always thankful for a simple project to tackle while relaxing with all of them too!
What are you thankful for?
Blessings ~ Amy
White knuckles at the top!
Some of us were too queasy to join in the fun.
Joe had a birthday, we celebrated with Rainbow Cake and baseball.
Everyone had fun until they were worn out!
I’m getting started on my challenge today.
How are you doing on your goals?
Looking forward to seeing your progress!
I love my family! Joe decided this last weekend would be a good one to go camping. My schedule (of deadlines) is such that I wasn’t free enough to join them, so he and the kids had fun without me!
Unfortunately, the weather was rather gloomy, and it rained a lot. Thankfully they all had lots of layers and warm clothes, at 9500+ feet it’s cool up in the mountains, especially with the rain.
It was a great free weekend for me to power through some sewing, and spread out around the house as much as I needed to.
How was your weekend?
Today I’ll be catching up on laundry, and sewing more.
I know, things have been quiet here…I have my reasons, and one of them is this little guy!
Owen is five today – it hardly seems possible, yet I am so thankful for the joy that he brings to our lives.
Hope you are having a great week!