The Sewing Summit
I hope you had a great weekend, we’ve been busy around here!
First, Grandma came to town, and the kids have been eating up her attention! Everyone was happily watching the Lorax here :)
The girls played their last soccer games too! Just in time for the freezing temps too – on Thursday Emmalie and I emptied the garden of tomatoes and zucchini to save what we could.
I even squeezed in a quick finish! This is my sample for my Sewing Summit class this Friday…I’ve got lots to do to get ready to be gone this weekend – cross your fingers for me – k?
More soon – Amy
Yesterday I cut and prepped fabric for three projects!
Fabrics for my Sewing Summit class arrived earlier this week, and so I need to make a sample! All the blocks are cut, and ready to sew. Fabrics are “Handle with Care” for Robert Kaufman – super cute!
I need to make a bunting for a mixer at Sewing Summit – the Salt Lake City Modern Quilt Guild is hosting an evening of fun, and a few of us were asked to make buntings to personalize the restaurant space. I cut the pieces from a Sassy Layer Cake. Fun times!
Finally, I cut all the pieces for this dress – for myself – I haven’t sewn a dress for myself in years! The pattern is Simplicity 1800, and the fabric … Read More »
Fall soccer started yesterday, we spent two hours at the ball park watching Sophia (#5 above), and Emmalie play.
Emmalie’s game ended just as the sun was setting at 7pm, (way too early!) and we hurried home to eat dinner, finish homework and get everyone to bed. It’s so fun to watch them run around, having fun, and growing as players too – but I’m glad it’s a quick season, over the course of a month.
I spent my free time yesterday working on my Sewing Summit class, which is all full! I’m excited to share what I love, and foster self confidence in a few more quilters :) If you happened to not get in the class – email me, we’ll see what we can work out in the … Read More »
With the kids all in school for 2.5 hours (Owen is done by 11:15 am) I’ve been working into my own routine. Mainly including a bike ride after taking them on their bikes to school. It’s so nice to plug in my headphones and push myself to keep going up, I have a nine mile route that has a good climb in a couple spots – a great challenge! The picture above is our valley, and the view while out on my bike.
Owen had a little homework – drawing his family so his class can get to know him better. I LOVE these first drawings!
I spent all of Sunday canning pears – my feet were aching, but I’m happy to have it done!
I’ve been using Frippery to make a sample for my … Read More »
I’ve been storing up some fun news that I need to share with all of you!
Even though I’m not involved in the nitty gritty details of the Sewing Summit, I’m excited to be included in the teaching staff! I was planning to be there already (of course!), and being able to teach new, or aspiring quilters the in’s and out’s of the quilting basics is going to be a blast. I love seeing understanding on a face when I explain some of the more challenging aspects of quilting! Be on the lookout for registration details in the next month for the Sewing Summit and join me!
Girls in the Garden Blog Hop – Pat Sloan has asked a few friends to share our take on her patterns recently released! Join us next week for inspiration and giveaways as we explore all … Read More »
Where to begin? The weekend was better than I could have imagined. Many thanks go to our gracious sponsors, including Baby Lock, AdornIt, Moda Fabrics, Warm & Company, BurdaStyle, and Delish Mag to name a few! Without the support of these companies and the staff within them we would not have had as successful a weekend. If you haven’t yet, be sure to visit each of them! I’ve always been of the mindset that “it takes a village” to do all sorts of things in life, and that rings true for the Sewing Summit as well!
I have lots of pictures, at the same point, not enough pictures! If you joined us for the weekend please add to the flickr group so we can all share and enjoy them.
First up is my progression of the … Read More »
Hi Friends! I’m still in recovery mode, but wanted to check in with you and let you know – WE DID IT! I’ll have a recap (or two) coming later this week, but have this fun picture.
Saturday night 11 pm in the Baby Lock Sewing Room – and that’s just one quarter of the room!
I have a book tour including a giveaway for the morning.
See you then!
This week we are making final preparations for The Sewing Summit! I’m so excited that the weekend is here finally!With that I will be sharing one photo each day – I hope you enjoy!
I put in a few hours assembling and sewing these goodies over the weekend. I’m so impressed with Grace! She is happy to sew, sew and sew some more.
I went through 6 bobbins, half way through I decided to clean the lint out, and make sure she stays happy. It was simple to do too!
The needle cover slides off, giving you access to the bobbin case, without a screwdriver. As someone that can sew through 6 bobbins in half a day – that’s a bonus! Also, notice the directions on the top of the needle cover – following the arrows, you don’t have to bring your bobbin thread up before sewing, she’s ready to go! And there’s a small blade at the end of the arrows so you have a manageable length for the … Read More »