Wednesday, May 27, 2009

the newest member of our family.... Basil.

Here is Basil. He is my baby chihuahua who is 7 weeks old.
We tryed to weight him, but the scale wouldn't register, so I guess he is under a pound.

He has already won my heart. I love him. He will be making his first camping trip this weekend too. I'll let you know how he does on my camping blog when we get back.
I made a really cute bakit doggie harness to sell on Etsy. Of course it fits a chihuahua. This is Chile, He is about 8 or 9 pounds.

And I told you awhile back I would show you Miss Ward's end of the year wall hanging quilt. Miss Ward is Jonah's teacher. I finished quilting it. The end of the book says" teacher, teacher what do you see?". So I added a photo of Miss Ward at the bottom. Isn't she cute and she is as sweet as a button.

Progress is still coming along on my gerger flower quilt , ( no photo this time). I am getting about one block quilted a day. But I am leaving to go camping tomorrow. So 4 days without quilting on it.
Happy Sewing, Amy

Sunday, May 24, 2009

A shout out to.....

Mary !!!!! Thank you so much. Mary bought and brought in some Heather Ross fabric for me. She had heard (from me) that I collect Heather Ross fabric and I couldn't find the cute dogs on blue anywhere. So next thing I know she is bringing me some. Thank you again Mary!!!!
I still can't believe I have it. It's one of my favorite fabrics ever. Barri from 'Bareroots'!!! Thank you so much. My boss, Joyce and her daughter , Phoebe went to Quilt Market and met Barri. Who gave them the latest BOM from 'Bareroots' to give to me. Can you believe that??? She reads my blog and sees that I Love 'Bareroots' patterns. Thank you, Thank you Barri. I hope to one day meet you myself in person.
Such sweet people out there!! And how wonderful it is that they are some how in my life.
My boss also brought back another ' Bareroots' pattern called "camping quilt". Now you know I had to have it. I just don't know what to start first .... the BOM's or the camp quilt.

Thank you so all those sweet people out there. You just don't know how happy you have made me. Just to even know that you thought of me. :o)

Thursday, May 21, 2009

another post

I have been sewing like crazy because I am stuck at home with my baby boy who just had surgery. But I am getting alot done. I started quilting my gerber flower quilt.

I got 2 of the blocks quilted. I am hoping to get 2 blocks quilted a day. hahaha. we'll see.
And this is something new I just started...... it is a 'LissieB Cre8tive' pattern called ' Be Creative'. my boss brought it back for me from Market. I'll post a photo of the pattern a little later. But this is grass......

Can you tell? :o)

just a little peak

I finished the top,... now for the batting, backing and quilting. :o)

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

surgery and progress

My baby boy had his tonsiles and adnoids out and tubes put in his ears Monday. He is doing great.

Progress is.... I finished my 1st block .... in the BOM I am doing.

Here is the progress on my "shop" challange quilt. The black sashing it lying there so I can just see what it will look like.

And here is my row robin so far.... I think I am done with it for now.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

stitchery and pin cushion

I worked on two stitchery BOM's on the camping trip. ( camping trip blogged here.) The first on is the Shabby Roses by Elefantz.
And the 2nd one is the stringybark farm by MissyMack.
We stopped by a flea Market on the way home and I found a pin cushion. I collect antique pin cushions, so I was so excited.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

My new blog

Is all about our camping trips. Campin~Amy. We camp once or twice a month from the months of April thru November.

We camp in our VW bus, and our new teardrop trailer. Here are the kiddies on the way to a camp trip.

This is in MD on the Shore. This bus is our old one. Her name was 'Papa Smurf'.

'Everybus', not sure which year. Some buses lined up. There is usually 175 buses at this campout.
I will just be posting about our trips and our buses. This weekend we are off to PA, hope it doesn't rain too much. I'll be taking some embroidery work with me to stitch on the way up and back. :o) Can't wait to show you.... later.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Is he not the cutest thing.....

My husband found him in our back yard. After we got pictures of him, Jeremy ( my husband) put him on the porch and he took off and flew up in a tree. So no harm was done to the cute baby bird.

My shop challange quilt top coming along slllloooowly.

And I am getting ready to start quilting my son's teacher's quilt. This is her end of the year gift. I used the 'Brown Bear' panel. I'll show the whole thing when I am done. :o)

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

row robin

Just a quick little photo of my row robin so far. I worked on it a bit today. It is still not finished though.

Monday, May 4, 2009

teacher appreciation week.

This week is teacher appreciation week at school. Today Jonah picked a beautiful daisy flower out of our yard to give Miss Ward, his wonderful teacher.
Here is a sneak peak of my row robin. (sorry , my brain is just kaput) I don't know if I have mentioned my row robin yet or not. The quilt group I am in is having a row robin. We are starting this month.
So I need "my" row done my the end of May. Actually the last Monday in May. Does it look like grass and sky? I am going to go with a camping theme. Go figure, hahaha.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Back from our trip (photo heavy)

Can you guess where we went..... we ate A LOT. I gained 5 lbs on this trip. ( pictured is me, my husband , my brother, his wife and his mother in- law).

We met a lot of characters like Donald and Daisy... ( I am in my PJ's in the photo.)

I got to sunbath a bit and even got a little burned.....

There were fireworks at night....

We got to meet Mickey Mouse the Pirate....

My whole family went with us.... this is my dad para sailing. My husband and daughter went para sailing too.

I met Captain Jack Sparrow, my favorite.....

We stopped in the Bahama's....

Ate warm chocolate chip cookies and milk in bed every night.

We had to have a drill in case something happened....

My son and nephew's first time on an airplane.
We had so much fun, the best time. Yes... we went on the Disney Cruise. :o)