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!
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!
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.
Fabrics: Kona, Thistle, Amy Butler Lark, Floral Couture
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!
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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
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!
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Over the weekend we finally squeezed in a camping trip! After school on Friday, we packed up and drove an hour away to find a camp site in the Uintah Mountains. It’s amazing the beauty that is so close! Everyone enjoyed sleeping in the tent, fishing, hiking and smores! I am so thankful to have had a great weekend with the family. To see full size images visit my set on flickr.
Since returning home I’ve been working on finishing up a commissioned quilt for a new baby! I’ll share the finished project, once it’s complete and shipped off tomorrow.
I hope your week is off to a great start~
We made it to the first day of school, and everyone was on time! Yay! It always feels like a big accomplishment the first few days of school. To simplify the process, everyone was excited, so they popped out of bed and rushed downstairs to begin the day. It’s so hard (as mom) to realize that they are growing up, and becoming so independent. So I try to focus on today, and not think about Ella driving in 5 years, or Owen starting Kindergarten next year. Just today. Praying that they all have a good day, and ready to do it all over again tomorrow!
This was their one serious picture, here’s a more animated one :
Told you they were excited!
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Hey there! Yesterday I finally had a chance to sit and sew — and it felt so good!
The methodical process, of piecing, pressing and making decisions as I work is like magic. And I never tire of the process. I know you can relate to that idea. Now my little ones are gathering around, to ask if they can sew as I pull out my machine. Yesterday, I had to tell them that I needed to sew, and they would have a chance later this week! I’m so happy that they are asking though!
This is a commissioned quilt that I’m working on for a new baby. Actually for now, I’ll be waiting to hear the baby’s name and birthday, so I can embroider the special details into the quilt top, then quilt … Read More »