How some mom’s seem to do it all? This is how Ella came home from a birthday party yesterday. Not only was there face painting, there was a clown who did magic and made balloon animals, a pinata, and a SpongeBob Birthday Cake! Needless to say Ella had a blast.
She did have one birthday party with friends when she was in Kindergarten, but since then I have just been too overwhelmed/poor to think about having a bunch of friends over, and have the family over later. It is enough making goodies for her to take to school for her classroom. Maybe when our kids are a bit older, it may be more possible – but I wouldn’t want them to expect major parties every year!
My kids are loved and happy – and I am … Read More »
Well – I managed to sit and have a little sewing time last night. Just me and my machine. =) I squared up my diamond quilt and add the borders. I will have to post pictures when time is more available – it has been such a busy week, and I was sewing in the dark. Not the best time for photos. I have read that a few people have named their sewing machine. At first, I kinda laughed, but then I thought about how much I enjoy spending time with my machine. So, why not? I need help though – any ideas? I think feminine would suite my machine best.
We went to the final ceremony of VBS today. I have to say that if it weren’t for the … Read More »
Hi friends – I spent the day yesterday backing up and changing computers! It feels really nice to have a fully functioning computer.
Thanks for your help with the borders – I haven’t had a chance to actually do anything yet with them but it is on my mental list. I gave up writing out to-do lists a while back – too many kid interruptions – I would get frustrated instead of satisfied, because I couldn’t get anything taken off. So, I do my best to get things done when I can. Right now I need to get off the computer (feeling a bit addicted) and get the kids out the door!
I came across a new site today that I think is really neat conversantlife – go check it out!
Later Tater –Amy
I haven’t been able to get online at all today! rrrrrr – my computer decided it was done having fun with me yesterday and has been very stubborn ever since. So I have been removing stuff and trying to clean it up a little, and now I am defrag’ing it. I have two hard drives on that computer so it could well be running overnight. . .Obviously this is not the only computer in the house, but mine is the one in the living room where I can keep track of kiddos while “working”. I use to do a bunch of work for the church, but have since found other ways to entertain myself and the computer. Doesn’t it know it is for it’s own good! Anyway, Joe has a laptop with a ton … Read More »
Well it is before noon (mountain time) and I feel so accomplished already!What a great feeling =) I’ve been able to complete and iron all but two of my blocks for Emmalie’s quilt. I stayed up a bit later last night and got some good sewing time in – deep breath – I love those evening hours, sewing in the dark – ALL BY MYSELF. Mind you, I love sewing with Ella, we have almost finished our place mat project (pictures soon). Olivia and her mom were over last night and we worked on the binding. Now I just need to get Ella to sit down and finish it.So for the rest of my day today I need to –– trim my blocks (read not a perfectionist)– sew my last two – I … Read More »
Hi again! I have been working all week to get cleaned up around here. =) My parents are coming next week to visit from the Seattle area – it has been almost a year since we’ve seen them. Nothing like company to get me motivated to really clean up. Since my Tuesday post I have cleared two more shelves and my desk! It feels good – I always breathe a bit easier when I purge.
Another kinda big task was making more baby food. Owen is eating so much that I got my stock pot out this time and made about 3 quarts of each of my recipes. Once again my house smells like soup and Owen will be well fed for the next month – hopefully =)
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Well this week started with lots of snow but has ended very nicely. Yesterday and today have been warm (mid-50’s) and we’ll take it! However, I won’t be able to plant a garden until Father’s Day – too many temperature fluctuations here at altitude.
So with Spring Break, Ella and I, with Olivia and her mom got to make 2 quilt blocks for a simple place mat. We will do the quilting and finishing soon enough. =) I forgot to pull my camera out so I will have pics for you later. We had wanted to introduce quilting in a project that the girls could use or hang up and be proud of without loosing interest. So far so good!
I have been listening to podcasts and searching blogs … Read More »
I have been to the library to borrow more books for more inspiration – I love the library! I took my girls 7.5, 4, 2.5 with me – they love books too. We looked through the aisle of books and the youngest picked out all the pink bindings that she found. While the older two looked at the covers of the books or read the title. I was pleased to find a nice selection of quilting books, with ideas on color theory, and project ideas. I am still looking through them but will let you know when I find my stroke of genius!
Amy at Priddy Creations announced a sale in her etsy shop – her creations are sweet and she just added a brand new removable camera strap cover.