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Would you . . . .

Posted on April 11th, by Amy in random. 13 comments

participate in a blog event that featured your favorite quilt, with the opportunity for prizes?

I had a random thought which I am quite sure could become a reality, just thought I would gauge your responses here :)

I pray that you are blessed in God’s grace this Easter weekend.

Amy


Catching up

Posted on March 9th, by Amy in random. 5 comments

I’m so glad that so many of you love being moms too! I am so blessed to have my little ones in my life – and to be home with them. I do know that there’s times when I would love to escape to a deserted island! Just every once in a while :)

It seems that I’m off the hook for the “smee-shirt” Ella informed me the same day I had planned to go shopping for supplies that it was taken care of! All that scrounging for ideas with no need – it will come in handy in the future I’m sure. She’s my first in school :)

Ella is super excited about the program coming up – NEXT WEEK – it seems she’s been talking about it all year and now it’s finally here! … Read More »


Moody Monday

Posted on March 2nd, by Amy in random. 11 comments

Not me – thank goodness! The skies. Even though we have a serious winter here – it is mostly sunny, not too much of these overcast days. A good trade off in my opinion :)

Time to get my bloggy butt in gear – I can’t believe I haven’t posted in a week!

Most of the costumes for Ella’s production at school should have been dropped off at school this morning. Speaking with the other mom’s about them has been fun, and challenging – it’s rarely quiet around here :)

The one giving me trouble is a red/white stripe tee for “Smee” – of course I thought this would be the simplest! ugh. Short of paying $21 on Amazon I haven’t found a good cheap shirt that will do – so I’m thinking I … Read More »


Confession of a Quilter

Posted on February 5th, by Amy in a Notion or Two, random. 23 comments

I have never made a log cabin block. Never – of any sort! This is one of the most basic quilting blocks I have yet to make. I browsed through flickr and found a few extraordinary examples of how amazing these blocks can be. 1. I found a quilt top today!, 2. my new log cabin, 3. Crazy Log Cabin quilt… HPIM0342, 4. log cabin

Have you made a log cabin quilt? I would love to hear your experiences, tips and tricks! I received in the mail last week a collection of vintage sheets for A Notion or Two swap for Amy. And she wants wonky log cabin blocks! I’m pretty sure I can figure this out – but having help is so much fun!

Hope your having a great day!Blessing ~ … Read More »


Have you seen this!?

Posted on January 21st, by Amy in random. 15 comments

It’s on my calendar for tomorrow! I googled it to see if I could find an explanation. Nothing. Then I looked to see the artist name again – just in case. . . Susan Branch. Looks like she’s a quilter too! She even has some free patterns on her site. So if you happen to need a reason to go fabric shopping – my calendar says to go visit!

Blessings to you ~ Amy


6 Takes

Posted on January 18th, by Amy in random. 9 comments

There’s been a couple of items that I have intended to post about – and have forgotten or run out of time. . . so here’s a few quick takes to keep us current :) And a few links too!

~ A week or so ago Jacquie introduced a new project – Project Improv. I jumped on board a bit hesitantly, as I do like to draft blocks and have a plan for my quilts. But I am excited to step out of my comfort zone! I have a aqua/red block to make and get to Jacquie soon.

~ A Notion or Two – Dana invited me to join her bee before Christmas. . . I couldn’t resist! Doing block and mini swaps has been a great way to try something new. I have received … Read More »


A Full Weekend

Posted on November 17th, by Amy in random, work in progress. 7 comments

In a nutshell . . .

~Dinner at friends’ house, playing games, and letting our kids run a little wild.

~ Sewing with scraps~ Owen figured out how to put olives on his fingers – all by himself, and it was his first time eating them.

~ Cleaning/picking up the house. Multiple loads of laundry and dishes in the dishwasher.

~ A mini quilt for a swap. I’m dying to show you the whole thing! I’ve had so much fun working on it :) I joined this group a few months back when it was started up – and haven’t had the chance (or I’ve been too intimidated) to participate. The challenge was two-color, and these are the two colors I decided to work with.~ A 500 piece jigsaw puzzle with my girlies. Within minutes Emmalie and … Read More »


Updates

Posted on October 31st, by Amy in My kids, random, work in progress. 5 comments

Thank you all for such nice and wonderful comments about my Olive Rose quilt!

I love it, in fact my mom loves it too! Today is her birthday and I managed to surprise her with the quilt. She called me up last night delighted by the package in the mail, it has a new home where it will be treasured. That makes me smile, knowing that it will be loved! Also my mom has continued to have good news about the possible breast cancer. She had a lump, near the surface, removed last week, and the pathology came back cancer free! She will continue to be monitored closely in the coming months but thankfully she is able to celebrate her birthday without the threat hanging over her head. Happy Birthday Mom!

I did … Read More »


Scraptastic!

Posted on October 14th, by Amy in random. 13 comments

I’ve told you that I read lots of blogs – right!? I love to visit the bloggers that visit here especially :) it’s so fun to have a social life like this! Otherwise I would be really, really isolated. I always comment, especially when I see a giveaway and . . .

I won Kristina’s giveaway and got this: in the mail today! It’s her recent collection of scraps, but there a few fat quarters in there too, maybe even a 1/2 yd cut or two. I know, I’ve been SOOO lucky lately! Everyday I check the mail with much anticipation :) There’s so many different, beautiful fabrics in the mix, that I have yet to purchase. Garden party, Pop Garden, Charisma and so many more.

My only … Read More »


My Week : To Do

Posted on October 13th, by Amy in random. 7 comments

I hope that you had a great weekend! We were forced to slow down a bit with frigid temperatures and a couple of stuffy noses, bit I like that pace. I finished up my custom bracelet order (I will ask Mendy, if I can show pictures), and almost completed the roman shade for my friend.

~ I have a new plan for my SewConnected block – soon I have do it!

~ I would like to start the tree skirt this week too!

~ Of course I have too keep up with the kids, and their runny noses as well.

~ Ella has Thursday and Friday – we are planning to go camping :)

~ I have some decisions to make about my machine. . . I’m thinking this. any thoughts? I bought my other … Read More »


7 Random Facts

Posted on October 11th, by Amy in Me, random, tag. 3 comments

I was tagged last week by Summer, and have been a bit remiss in posting – oops! I always love reading the random meme’s about others so figured I better play along.

Oh, and it started snowing about an hour ago! It won’t stay, but it is still crazy to see snow on the trees with leaves :)1 ~ I greatly dislike feet. Especially bare feet touching my bare feet.

2 ~ I’ve been feeling extra domestic lately. Planning menu’s and whatnot – it seems that fall is here!

3 ~ I really need to recover my ironing board.

4 ~ I enjoy flavored creamers in my coffee – usually fat free.

5 ~ TV I like : Project Runway, Top Design, 30 Rock, The Office, The Amazing Race, The Locator, What Not To Wear, ‘Til Death.

6 ~ … Read More »


Banana Bread

Posted on October 8th, by Amy in random. 10 comments

Our local grocery takes ripe/bruised bananas and marks them way down. All 4 of my kids love bananas, so getting home with a bunch of bananas can be challenging, many times I’m left with 1, especially when we are walking. And so I have a hard time passing these up!I usually feed them a few and then make banana bread with the rest. I stocked up big time :) I’ve been a little unhappy with one recipe and decided to try the stand-by that I grew up with – it was better than I remembered. The crust is just the right golden color, and crunchy, while the inside is moist and delish.I thought I would share the recipe – I love how simple it is, and on the low-fat side :)

Banana Nut Bread2 1/2 C … Read More »





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