23 11, 2009

This Week

By |November 23rd, 2009|random|16 Comments

feels a bit hurried! And it's just Monday morning - I don't think that's a good thing. I had fun over the weekend, out by myself shopping - I met Marie and Pamela down at Tom and Lucy's Art Shoppe, and started Christmas shopping for my kids! I know - I have a bit (LOT) [...]

21 11, 2009

Books Suggested To Me – by You!

By |November 21st, 2009|books|36 Comments

You all are a bunch of readers! I asked and you recommended a lot of books. Now to find some time to read a few :)Here's the list --The Time Traveler's WifeThe Hunger GamesSomeplace to Be FlyingThe Lovely BonesThe Story of Edgar SawtelleHave a New Husband by FridayWater for ElephantsDown the Common: A Year in [...]

20 11, 2009

Links for you!

By |November 20th, 2009|give away, sew-n-tell|7 Comments

I have a few links that you must visit -1 - A giveaway! Penny has amassed a great giveaway, I don't want to spoil the surprise - but it's good! And if you haven't signed in on the petition to reprint flea market fancy, you can do that at the same time :)2 - Michelle [...]

19 11, 2009

Basics Tutorial : Unpicking Stitches

By |November 19th, 2009|Tutorial|27 Comments

In our discussion last week tutorials about some of the basics were suggested. And after yesterday's post this seemed like the perfect place to start! I don't remember learning this, I'm guessing it was learned as girl and has been ingrained since. (I learned to sew garments at 10)On the wrong side of fabric, place [...]

18 11, 2009

How many times . . .

By |November 18th, 2009|sewing|61 Comments

are you willing to take a seam out and re-sew it? As I sat at my machine taking a seam out for the third time today, I got to thinking - am I the only one that does this? I'm guessing probably not, but I have referred to myself as "anal Amy" on more than [...]

17 11, 2009

Saving Sammy: Curing the Boy Who Caught OCD

By |November 17th, 2009|give away, review|58 Comments

I'm excited to have a chance to review Saving Sammy, by Beth Maloney for TLC Book Tours. While the content is serious, the book is well written and a real page turner!From TLC Book Tours --"Sammy’s mother, Beth, already coping with the overwhelming responsibility of raising three sons alone, watched helplessly as her middle child [...]

16 11, 2009

Daily Life – Moments

By |November 16th, 2009|moments|18 Comments

Our days are sometimes jumbled but often look something like this --6:30-7:30 amI get up! It depends on how late I stayed up the night before, but when possible I like to have a little quiet time, and coffee to wake up, before everyone needs something. I usually take a moment to turn on my [...]

14 11, 2009

Machine Tension

By |November 14th, 2009|sewing|13 Comments

Kandra had a question about her tension on her sewing machine --I do have a question about sewing... About a year ago, when I was a TOTAL newbie (now i'm just 2/3 newbie)to sewing and quilting, we bought a Janome sewing machine. However, the stitches are made on the BOTTOM of the fabric... so if [...]

13 11, 2009

Sew-n-Tell

By |November 13th, 2009|Me, sew-n-tell|23 Comments

I must say - your response to yesterday's post has been amazing! Thank you for all your answers and questions, and being so encouraging. I will take my turn after I show you this --I finished this one off in a mini quilt - it measures 8" square. I love it! I decided my larger [...]

12 11, 2009

I would LOVE to have your input!

By |November 12th, 2009|random|87 Comments

I'm in deep. And I can't share a thing - but I want to keep connecting with all of you! I'm wondering what you would like to hear from me. Do you have questions about me, our family, sewing, quilting, parenting - anything!?I've been toying with the idea of posting "a day in my life" [...]

11 11, 2009

Quilt Festival Winners – Housekeeping

By |November 11th, 2009|bag, Bloggers Quilt Festival, pattern|7 Comments

I have heard from some of you, but if you have not received your prize - please email me or leave a comment! I would love to help get things squared up for you :)I also want to let you know that this pattern is still available in my sidebar - I had to update [...]

10 11, 2009

Around the Web —

By |November 10th, 2009|Blog Info, give away, random|5 Comments

A few things that have come through my inbox recently!From Lark --We’re very excited to announce an online Quilt It! Contest running from October 15 to January 5. The contest will be open to the public and invites crafters to create and submit a photo of a quilt. And there’s a cool catch: the quilt [...]