ramblings


What Makes a Quilt Timeless?

Posted on March 15th, by Amy in Inspiration, Me, ramblings. 5 comments

The often discussed topic of modern quilts and the variations of this very traditional art form, quilting, got me thinking about my quilts in 50 and 60 years.  What will I think of them? Will they stand the test of time, aesthetically?  It also reminded me to hurry and label the few that I haven’t so far!  I know that they will be loved and cherished long after there are holes in the bindings, and the colors have faded, but is that enough to make them timeless?

So earlier this week I asked “What makes a quilt timeless?” and had some great responses! I want to share a few of the comments, and my thoughts – I hope you will add your own too.

Queenie said – Timeless is akin to classic – trends that become style/design that stands the test … Read More »



Catching Up & a Question -

Posted on March 11th, by Amy in Me, ramblings, work in progress. 13 comments

Hi there! I was amazed to fly into Seattle last week, to clear skies!   My parents and sister met me at the airport and we made the most of the day in Seattle. We visited Quiltworks, then headed toward the water. (The question is later in the post – read on)

The Seattle/Bainbridge Ferry, and the Olympic Mountains in the distance. I always forget how much I love the water until I see it again.

Stumbled upon this shop, selling marimekko fabrics, dresses, and accessories.  Everything in the shop was beautiful, and beautifully made, but left me wishing for a fuller wallet!

On our way to dinner, my sister snapped this pic of the Space Needle, and was kind enough to share with me. Always iconic Seattle, and a fun … Read More »


Happy Monday!

Posted on February 8th, by Amy in ramblings. 6 comments

Last week was such a great blogging week for me!  Connecting with all of you about one-shoe wanderings around the house, and then our dreams, goals and believing in ourselves.  I wholly believe that for most of us, taking a risk on ourselves, is the biggest step – after that things start falling into place!

I’ve also been feeling super creative lately, thankfully my juices are flowing despite the lack of sleep and crazy amounts of piecing going on here!  I have a little less than a month to my deadline, and I can’t wait to start on a few new things after that :)

This week I have another great guest post lined up, a giveaway planned, and another Quilt Festival Feature.  So stay tuned!

Amy

PS — I put a poll up in the sidebar – I’m curious to know which tutorial … Read More »


Super Full Week!

Posted on January 21st, by Amy in Me, ramblings. 12 comments

Hi there!  It has been one of those weeks, where everything happens – all at once!!  I’ve had scheduled posts, filling in the gaps for my busyness, which is great since I have no sewing that I can share with you :( 

Tuesday I had lunch with Natalia and Amy, (I met Amy last year).  Amy came up from Salt Lake, where she’s visiting her mom, with her kiddos and we all congregated at my house.  Soup for the ladies, Mac&Cheese for the kids – we had such a blast, talking, talking, talking for 3 hours, while the kids played!   If you have a chance to meet up with a blog friend ever – I highly encourage it!  It’s nerve-wracking at first, but the jitters pass as soon as you start chatting :)

With my book my initial plan was to … Read More »


A Little Bit of Sunshine

Posted on August 22nd, by Amy in give away, ramblings. 16 comments

Thanks so much for all your encouragement this week – seriously means so much to me. After Emmalie woke up with a bad stomach ache yesterday I was prepared for the worst, but she fought it off and is back at full energy today! She got her stitches out yesterday too!

After praying a few prayers of health for our family I got to work cleaning. A little clorox goes a long ways in killing germs. I figure if I pray and don’t clean, it’s like praying for a good grade on a test that I never studied for! My girls helped a bit too, wiping down their own chairs and most commonly used light switches :)

There was sunshine in my mailbox yesterday! A while back I won a giveaway from my friend Sheree. … Read More »


Dreams

Posted on April 7th, by Amy in ramblings. 13 comments

I’ve never really remembered sleepy time dreams, but in the light of day – I have lots of dreams.

Little things like canning vegetables this fall, or a room just for me to sew in. Other days it’s a little extra cash to make that purchase. . . or better organization for the kitchen, and the kids’ rooms!

Some days my dreams are in my sketch book, wanting to become quilts. And once again these are the dreams that keep me from sleeping :) All in due time – I hope.

Today was our first day of Spring Break – there was lots of sunshine, and little girls playing outside (still in down coats, but it was sunny) I should have done the pile of laundry that has accumulated in our bedroom, but no, I added a massive … Read More »


Life

Posted on January 30th, by Amy in ramblings. 14 comments

Hi Friends~Despite my lack of posting – I’m still here, and it has been a productive week – just not with my sewing machine! Family first – right!? They will always be first in my book – even if I feel like pulling my hair out every once in a while :)

~ I made lots of phone calls to other mom’s in Ella’s school, and delegated costume projects. Whew! For a week or so I was working out what was needed and the best way to get them all done. I think the costumes will be really cute – that’s a whole other post though.

~ We had a parent-teacher conference yesterday – Ella is such a great student! All E‘s :) (E is for excellent in her school) And she’s reading … Read More »


Frosty Fog

Posted on January 15th, by Amy in ramblings. 8 comments

This morning was good. Not as much rushing about to get Ella out the door to school :) These January mornings are pretty cold, and lately the fog has been dense! We are up around 7:30 each morning – just as the sun rises too, this morning I managed to grab the camera and catch the moon before it set. The fog creates these ice crystals on the bare trees. My favorite winter feature! Later in the morning I enjoyed watching it being blown off. I don’t even notice the breeze – but there is enough to scatter the little crystals.

And because you seem to enjoy the view as much as I do – Mt. Timpanogos at sunrise. The sunsets are beautiful – but I rarely have the chance to capture it … Read More »


Incidentals

Posted on December 10th, by Amy in give away, ramblings. 4 comments

So far this week I’ve been a little pressed for time to quilt. I did make simple doll quilt tops for my girls, for Christmas – they need to be basted and quilted. I am hoping to do so this evening. . . but I have to wait for them to go to bed :) I did manage to get my little swap quilt off in the mail – I will have to show you later this week

I made a simple Christmas card yesterday – I’m thinking about making 20 or so to send off this week. Not a very good pic – sorry.Just this morning I switched to Google reader. . . I had been procrastinating this. I had to be all caught up and make a current export of subscriptions, (I had … Read More »


A Quick To Do List

Posted on November 18th, by Amy in ramblings. 11 comments

It may only be Tuesday, but I feel my week quickly getting away from me! So I thought I would post what needs to get done and hopefully be able to check it off.

- finish the binding on my swap quiltie, photograph and mail.- quilt the tree skirt, I’ve had it pinned together for a week now – I need to sit down with it.- continue sewing with scraps.- cut fabric/interfacing for bookmarks.

Looking at it here, it doesn’t look like much, but I have another “to do” in my head. Cleaning. I feel like a few areas in our home have been ignored long enough and I need to pay some attention to them.

With that, I’m off to get started! Hope you are having a fabulous day~Amy

Oh and look over here – I think I … Read More »


Please Excuse My Absence

Posted on August 21st, by Amy in My kids, ramblings. 7 comments

An innocent summer cold . . . has turned into a bit of a problem. Including 4 sick kids and one sick mama, just in time for Ella to start 3rd grade. :)

As we are working back into our school year routine, I feel busier than previous years and I’m hoping that things will settle here real quick! Hope you are having a great week!Amy


What Have You Been Up To?

Posted on June 27th, by Amy in ramblings, sewing. 5 comments

Really I would like to know! =) I keep thinking about projects I would like to start but have gotten little accomplished – hmmm. I’m working on it.I did just empty our van of trash and laundry! It is amazing how much accumulates in a short time. It hasn’t been around the house much for me to get my hands on it, so it had accumulated!I made my older two girls each a nightgown yesterday. I had been to our one and only thrift shop in town last week and found some sheets – cool and comfy nighties. Emmalie choose the dainty flowers and Ella the white with eyelet at the hem. They turned out – but not my best work. I have another to make for Sophia – practice will … Read More »





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