Thursday, December 16, 2010

Christmas fun :)

Presents are mostly done so now I get to play :-) Who knew disappearing nine patches were so much fun!
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Sunday, December 5, 2010

Ellie's sweater too...

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sweaters are done :)

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Saturday, October 30, 2010

Blogger's Quilt Festival

Amy's Creative Side - Blogger's Quilt Festival

This is my first time participating in the Blogger's Quilt Festival and I am very excited. Unfortunately I have not completed the pinwheel quilt so I had to pick between ones that I have already finished. And I could not decide on a favorite! It is so hard! So I finally decided on this one:

This is Zoey's baby quilt. I try to learn something new with each quilt that I do. You can't see the binding in this picture but this is my first attempt at a real binding. It is also the first quilt that I machine quilted, using my husband's grandmother's machine and walking foot...just a simple stitch in the ditch but its there :) I love that I used only fabrics from my stash in this one and the colors worked well for her as a baby. She is almost three now and it's amazing how children and taste in fabric change ;)

Friday, October 15, 2010

current projects

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so we've been a little busy...

And I've been neglectful of my poor little blog. October so far has been exciting or at least more exciting than we are used to around here. We were invited to tag along with Zac's parents and little siblings for part of their vacation to the outer banks :) I don't think there will ever be enough words to describe how excited the kids were. And still are...we've been home almost a week and Charlotte spent most of the day teaching us a sea turtle class. Very cute and confused about the little demonstration we went to at the aquarium but she definitely loved it. We also got to ride the ferry to Ocracoke and actually got to go into the bottom of the lighthouse there. And of course we went to see the Cape Hatteras lighthouse too. But mostly we sat around and took the kids to play in the sand. Zoey liked the beach but not the ocean and after much convincing Charlotte stood in the waves with Zac for a good twenty minutes, after which she decided she liked when the waves covered her toes with sand :)

While we were gone Miss Ellie turned 1! So exciting to have a party at the beach. She is walking and attempting to talk and climb. Keeps the mama busy...

Not as much crafting has been happening as I would like...but with three small children underfoot I guess I have to be realistic;) I have been slowly knitting my way through a sweater for each of the girls and I am almost done with my first sock so I guess I am making progress. Hoping to get some sewing time in to finish some quilt projects. I have a lap size IPinwheel quilt, a toddler quilt for Ellie and some table runners in progress and a whole list of want to do's, which has grown especially since I just won a layer cake and thread from Debi over at Quilting with Debi. I am so excited partly because it's my first layer cake and also because it's moda's hello betty me some 1930's prints.
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Friday, September 24, 2010

Friday, September 17, 2010

blogging from my phone

Just wanted to say that I am still here and crafting while corraling the crazies but I have new phone and I can access the internet and my blog from it so I will try to be better about posting.
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Wednesday, July 7, 2010


These are some of the projects that I have actually completed this year. I have finished others but for some reason I do not have pictures so I will try to locate all/most and get some pictures. I finished one quilts so far. Zoey needed a larger one for her bed so that was first priority and I took advantage of having Zac snowed home to get that knocked out. I have another one in the works that was supposed to be part of a quilt a long that I think ended in May...I have 4 out 12 blocks complete...oops :P I also started and have nearly completed a small hand pieced quilt will be a wall hanging or table topper when I finally get the borders on and get it quilted.

One of the biggest and maybe most exciting accomplishments (or at least I think its exciting, most may not agree) is that I have taken up knitting. I have made a hat, a washcloth and fingerless gloves. Yes, I know there are no pictures, I will get there someday. My current knitting wip is a sweater for my Ellie-bug. I will get some in progress pics of that too. My plan is to have one for each of my girls done by the time we go to the beach in October, hopefully I am not being overly-ambitious :)

Our family height/growth chart-- since we rent I didn't want to lose our record of this so I made a movable growth chart that we can hang in future homes :)

Cloth Napkins - 1st attempt, slightly small but usuable for the kids

Zoey's toddler bed quilt

Geraldine the Octopus- crocheted for my octopus loving Charlotte

And the bear was a gift for my sister's little girl on her 2nd birthday

Catching up- post #1

January & February we had a lot of snow and so we spent our time playing inside :)

Sunday, July 4, 2010


So sorry that I have been m.i.a for so long. I knew it had been awhile, guess I didn't realize quite how long. Time flies when you're sleep deprived I guess. It's been a busy year so far. Lots of crafting, Zoey turned 2, Charlotte is 4, Ellie is almost 9 months and getting ready to walk. And my camera ceased to function properly. However, I now have a new and improved one which means tons of pics :) I think that I will try to post highlights from each of the past few months and then get back on track with updating regularly. Hope you all have a wonderful 4th of July and I promise to be back soon :)

Monday, January 11, 2010