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My Creative Time

Posted on September 16th, by Amy in random. 9 comments

Hi there! It’s been one of those weeks! I just haven’t had much visible creative time. I’ve been creative, just in different ways! I’ve been designing quilts, looking at fabrics (feeling them too!) and trying to make a few decisions. I believe my choppy days, contribute to the lack of sewing, AND I spent a lot of time on this quilt last week, and have taken care of the ignored floors and laundry this week. It never ends! Once our routines get a bit more settled, or I set myself a deadline, I will be on track again!

Another creative outlet baking:

Peach Cobbler! We had some fresh peaches, grown locally, and they were turning too fast to eat. I found the recipe here. It was delicious!

Hopefully this weekend I’ll … Read More »


Quick Takes

Posted on August 29th, by Amy in random. 3 comments

Hi there!  I hope you are having a good weekend, I’ve been busy sewing trying to meet my goal, and keeping up with the laundry!  I just have a couple of things to mention real quick -

- Tomorrow you will have 24 hours to post and link on my blog to be entered in the giveaway for the One Week, One Thing Challenge.

- I added Week 8 to my shop if you have been quilting along with me and wanted to have that!

- Just a few more hours to enter the “What We Have” giveaway.

I’ll be back tomorrow so we can link up and share our met goals!

Amy


Collection of Thoughts

Posted on June 3rd, by Amy in Bloggers Quilt Festival, random. 18 comments

I’ve felt a little absent this week…seems I have needed a little time off the computer.  Big surprise there!  I guess I feel a bit of a let down after the big push for the Festival – I’m glad every week isn’t like that, but it is fun when it comes around :)

Did you add your quilt from the Festival to the flickr pool?  It’s nice to see them all in one spot, but I’m still planning to get around and read all of your stories that go with them.  I made a mosaic of just a few of the submissions to the Festival last week.

1. Flower Power, 2. 100_3808_edited, 3. my sister’s quilt, 4. Scrappy Log Cabin, 5. Zen Mini Quilt, 6. It’s done! Community Gardens, 7. the storyteller, 8. Alex’s quilt, 9. Turtle quilt, 10. Wheels Quilt Front, … Read More »


Help!

Posted on April 21st, by Amy in random. 16 comments

Joe found this sweet kitten in our garage!  We put up signs, hoping that a neighbor lost her, and will claim her soon. But Joe and the kids are quickly falling for her -

Kitty

I’m super allergic, and can’t handle cats on the counter.  She’s already box trained, super lovey, and obviously loves kids.  She’s got the loudest purr too!  Anyone within an hour of Heber Valley want a kitty!?  I’ll meet you half way…

I really want to see her go to a good home :)Amy—————————————————Next steps:Subscribe to Amy’s Creative SideShop with AmyFollow Me on TwitterBecome a fan of Amy’s Creative Side on FacebookEmail me


My List

Posted on April 20th, by Amy in Bloggers Quilt Festival, My kids, random. 7 comments

My must do list, continues to grow and shrink!  Never seems to go away though.  I know I’m not the only one  with this issue – am I?

I have two additional quilt tops pieced for my book, need to add borders to one and get them to Natalia, so she can work her magic!  So my list this week includes prepping the backs and writing the rest of the patterns, and all that goes with those.  (I’m loving my new pins!  The little patchwork set are so teeny and work great!)

I’m also making plans for the next installment of Blogger’s Quilt Festival – facebook friends were telling me yesterday if they have a quilt ready.  Do you!?  I’m getting things together for the end of May – I’ll let you know when we can start spreading the word.  It’s going … Read More »


Bits and Pieces & A Winner!

Posted on April 12th, by Amy in give away, Me, My kids, random. 15 comments

I’m feeling a bit scattered!  I have lots of things that NEED to get done and a few that I really want to get done – isn’t that how it usually goes?  I had a couple of hours to myself Friday evening and decided to cut into some fabric for this bag -

The fabrics are Amy Butler Love, and I love it!  Sadly my machine has been overused in the last 6 months, and needs a tune-up. I have no problem piecing, but multiple layers of fabric and interfacing – not happening.  So that’s going back on the bottom of the list, until I can part with my machine long enough to have it serviced.  Just imagine no pins holding the lining in place and that polka dot strap attached on the sides :)

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This is the big news in the … Read More »


Two Years . . .

Posted on March 16th, by Amy in random, Thankful. 65 comments

Today, is my two year blogiversary!  I am amazed at how time keeps on ticking by, and I’m so thankful for the community online.  I’m constantly inspired and pushed to be more creative, and encouraged in the adventure of motherhood – I LOVE it!

Looking back at the last year, I’m overwhelmed –

Last year about this time, I was mulling over a big idea, and figured out how to pull the Blogger’s Quilt Festival together.  I love that we can all get together in one place and celebrate our love of creating!

Little did you know, I was also putting the final touches on a book proposal.  Which I never would have considered for myself – but God put the desire on my heart and I believed in myself enough to pitch the idea and sign the contract!  It still seems a … Read More »


Weekend Update

Posted on March 13th, by Amy in random. 19 comments

Hi Friends!  I hope you are having a good weekend, with or without your sewing machine :)  I’ve been making a few changes to my blog, and actually got out of the house by myself today!  Yes, that is an accomplishment around here.

—–I’ve caught up on my reader a little bit this week, one item that was brought to my attention is V’s block collection effort.  She needs as many of these sweet house blocks as possible by April 30th, and she’s worked out a giveaway for participants too.  (I know how much you love fabric!)

The blocks will be made into quilts, for a non-profit organization in New York – the need is real and our help is a tangible way to reach out.  V has instructions for the blocks – just round up some scraps and make up one, … Read More »


Taking it Easy

Posted on March 9th, by Amy in give away, random. 14 comments

I’ve enjoyed getting to know people on twitter in the last few months and, recently, Jody had a contest over there.  Look at what I won –

These fabulous fat quarters arrived last week, and I’m loving them!  Those flowers in front are Woodland Delight, and some cute Christmas fabric.  Thank you so much Jody!!  

Those of you that commented yesterday, will be glad to know that I did not do any housework!  Just laundry, and I made dinner for the first time in two weeks – Joe has been taking great care of us :)  I pulled out a couple magazines and took care of a few emails.  I’m taking it easy!  

I hope you are having a good day~Amy—————————————————Next steps:Subscribe to parkcitygirlShop with AmyEmail me


Catching up . . .and Rosebud Quilter Giveaway – Winners!

Posted on March 8th, by Amy in give away, random. 16 comments

-  mostly on rest, snuggling on the couch with the kiddos, and tv.  Thursday I visited the doctor, my cold was not getting better – turns out it was a sinus infection and ear infection. . .thankfully, I now have time to rest up, and I am feeling a bit better with medication!

-  Joe called me crazy – I was sketching a new design already!  My creative juices are flowing – I can’t help it :)  Don’t tell him about the three more in my head.

-  My house needs a deep clean.  I like to purge papers and whatnot, every other day or so.  The piles are deep – it’s time to purge!  and the floors are sad.  I figure little by little I will make my way through the house this week.  After I get my energy levels back … Read More »


All in the Details

Posted on March 4th, by Amy in random. 41 comments

As I write, it is 12:30, I should be in bed!  But I’m getting details together.  I likened writing a book to planning a wedding, to Natalia the other day.  So many little details that will never be perfect, but the day comes and you go through with the plans.  I’m so thankful for editors who know what they are doing!

I have 12 finished quilts, bound and washed.  I love each and every one!  Picking a favorite will be impossible – sadly you all will have to wait quite a while to see them – sorry.  I’ve actually pieced 15 tops in the last two months – there were a couple of fabric choices that I made, and did not love.  And so, I started over!  I figure I must LOVE it for it to make the cut :)  In … Read More »


My Immediate Future –

Posted on February 25th, by Amy in My kids, random. 55 comments

Lots and lots of inches/feet/yards of bindings!  I like to roll my binding on a ruler like Natalia, and then I’ve learned I can wear it like a bracelet while attaching it to my quilt top.  This keeps it from getting twisted, or tangled.

Here’s a tip for you –

I sew my strips together this way.  I’ve tried cutting them on the 45 degree angle, but usually mess it up!  So my easy solution is to sew, then clip away the seam allowance.  Most of the time I don’t mark it, just eyeball it and move on to the next bit :)

I’m sure there’s a few of you shaking your finger at me – I’m okay with that – this is what works for me.  :)—–In other news, my Emmalie is sick with pneumonia :(  She’s had a couple of … Read More »





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