16 04, 2009

Quilt Festival – Spring 2009

By |April 16th, 2009|Bloggers Quilt Festival|522 Comments

***The Quilt Festival is now closed and no longer accepting new links***Welcome to the first online Quilt Festival! I'm so glad you are here! Get a cup of coffee or tea and stay a while. There's lots to see and many places to visit. I look forward to getting to know all of you a [...]

16 04, 2009

My Favorite Quilt – Quilt Festival

By |April 16th, 2009|Bloggers Quilt Festival|83 Comments

I've posted about this quilt before - but I decided I need to set a good example for all of you and post about it again. :)Before I started this quilt, I had been sitting with my sketch pad trying to figure out diamonds and the best way to accomplish them for a week or [...]

15 04, 2009

What I’ve Learned As a Soccer Mom . . . so far

By |April 15th, 2009|My kids|13 Comments

In less than a month my oldest will be 9. Gabriella or Ella, as I mostly call her, is a very, very patient child. We've done a few ballet classes for her, and some gymnastics for Emmalie, but those are once a week commitments that hardly last an hour. You see, when Ella started Kindergarten, [...]

13 04, 2009

Calling All Quilters!

By |April 13th, 2009|Bloggers Quilt Festival|85 Comments

Have you ever dreamed of going to Quilt Market? I know that I have, last year this time I was a new blogger, and hearing about Market on other blogs just about made me green with envy! All those gorgeous quilts, fabrics, sewing machines, quilting gadgets and gizmos -- all under one roof!I know that [...]

11 04, 2009

Would you . . . .

By |April 11th, 2009|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

9 04, 2009

DQS6 Sneak Peek

By |April 9th, 2009|Doll Quilt Swap, work in progress|23 Comments

This week of Spring Break has been great! No schedule, except for Owen's naps - don't want to mess that up :) We started the week with sunshine, however yesterday and today have been WINDY and rainy. Just as well, the colds have been going around with the kiddos - Owen and Emmalie are really [...]

8 04, 2009

I Am Thankful : : 12

By |April 8th, 2009|Thankful|8 Comments

for ~~ Grace~ Having finished our taxes - whew!~ The sunshine yesterday~ A cleaner garage~ Spring BreakYou are welcome to join me in being thankful! I would love to know the blessings in your life - leave a comment and let me know :) Or post your own list.

5 04, 2009

Really? Me!

By |April 5th, 2009|Tutorial|12 Comments

My wallet tutorial was added to the CraftGossip blog today!!! As soon as I realized I tried to go and update the post . . . I didn't keep the pictures on my computer from that tute :( Oh well - I'm really blessed to be noticed in this big blogland!Thanks for all the love [...]

3 04, 2009

Easy Mitered Corners!

By |April 3rd, 2009|Tutorial|48 Comments

Start with a small mitered corner application to gain confidence in making excellent mitered corners every time! To start gather notions and fabric scraps to practice : My square measures 8 1/2 inches, and the 4 strips are 1 1/2 x 12 inches. Take special note here: when making mitered corners your strip length needs [...]

30 03, 2009

About Ironing/Pressing

By |March 30th, 2009|learning to sew, Tutorial|25 Comments

I wanted to have a record of the ironing/pressing poll I did a few weeks back, I was about to just delete it but thought it was good information to keep! The post with comments is here :)Personally, I'm still torn - I like how flat the block is when I press my seams open, [...]

29 03, 2009

Recent Happenings — Around the House

By |March 29th, 2009|My kids|7 Comments

Owen, our big boy - he's 21 months old (or young) and not talking too much. He has three big sisters and mama to grunt and point with! We all get him :) Recently when he was asking for a snack (with a grunt) I said "Say please mama" his response is "neeeee" - while [...]

27 03, 2009

SewConnected & Project Improv

By |March 27th, 2009|SewConnected|12 Comments

Jessica at Twin Fibers sent out vintage sheets for this months block. I hemmed and hawed trying to decide exactly how to put this block together. Especially after beautiful blocks started showing up in the group pool - everyone there has something different to add to the group! In the end I framed out the [...]