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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