My kids


No Sewing – But Lots of Busy!

Posted on September 12th, by Amy in My kids, The Sewing Summit. 3 comments

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 »



Catching Up

Posted on September 11th, by Amy in My kids, The Sewing Summit, work in progress. 9 comments

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 »



Off to School!

Posted on September 4th, by Amy in My kids. 6 comments

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



Little Things

Posted on August 27th, by Amy in My kids, sewing, Thankful. 10 comments

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



Family Life In Photos

Posted on August 8th, by Amy in My kids. 4 comments

County Fair!

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!

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I’m getting started on my challenge today.

How are you doing on your goals?

Looking forward to seeing your progress!

Amy



Free Weekend

Posted on July 16th, by Amy in My kids, sewing. 5 comments

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.

Amy



Five

Posted on June 21st, by Amy in Celebrations, My kids. 9 comments

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!

Amy

 

 



Moments

Posted on May 15th, by Amy in My kids, work in progress. 5 comments

I’m so excited for Bloggers’ Quilt Festival to start this Friday! All the details are coming together, and I just need to write the post! In light of all those details, and the busy birthday/mother’s day weekend, I have a few moments to share in pictures.

Our birthday girl, had a fabulous weekend, complete with an Avenger’s date with daddy, pizza and movie night with friends,  and a Kindle from the grandparents! Her cake really was the icing on top!

We attempted to make a kindle cover, but I failed to enough to add enough seam allowance.

Yesterday I managed to match up the last couple of pieces to my blocks, now I just need an hour or so to sit and sew. Maybe today?

I’ll let you know…happy quilting!

Amy



Almost 12

Posted on May 1st, by Amy in finished project, My kids, sewing. 13 comments

Ella will be 12 in less than two weeks – I have a hard time wraping my head around that number still!

Anyway, she has a violin concert at school this week, and requested a purple skirt.

Nothing too busy, she said, and was immediately drawn to my Kona stash.

45 minutes later we had a skirt, and a compromise – I had to add a little print.

She’s happy, and it was a fast project!

Both make me a happy mom.

– Amy

Fabrics: Kona, Thistle, Amy Butler Lark, Floral Couture



Catching Up

Posted on April 26th, by Amy in My kids, work in progress. 6 comments

My days this week have been scattered!  With soccer filling up a few nights, and beautiful weather pulling us outdoors – I’ve had a hard time getting to the computer to tell you about it all!

Yesterday I gave Owen his summer haircut – he wasn’t excited about it, but it HAD to be done!  And looks so handsome on him.

I spent a bit of time sewing up some triangles, trimmed from a different project too.  In the end I wasn’t as excited about it as a table runner as I wanted to be,  and moved on before I finished it.  I think I need to play with the setting before I sew the blocks together.  It will be cute!

I’ve also made about 350 flying geese this week!  I … Read More »


Weekend In Pictures

Posted on April 23rd, by Amy in Inspiration, My kids, work in progress. 7 comments

Scrappy flying geese in progress:

Emmalie waiting to get back in her soccer game:

Sophia and Owen hanging out on the sidelines:

New linen fabric:

Charm pack of Bella:

The week is off to another busy start!

Happy Quilting~ Amy



Owen’s Haircut

Posted on January 5th, by Amy in My kids. 12 comments

The other day Owen agreed to a hair cut. This boy has been refusing to have his hair cut, and it was hanging in his eyes! We figured if long hair was the worst of it for now, then fine, no biggie.

But when he finally said yes, I went for it!  Joe and I both have thick hair, so it follows that Owen does too, and getting through it all was a challenge!  Thankfully he sat still long enough, and came out with a pretty good haircut.

This was Owen a couple weeks ago entertaining himself with a pair of scissors and some paper.  I was sewing at the table and he had a blast adding to my mess!

This week of back to school is going fast and dragging by at … Read More »





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