Sunday, June 21, 2009

sewing-fest 2009 comes to an end.

My mom left today. It was very sad. I thoroughly enjoyed having her here. We were so productive!! And the kids loved having someone else to read them bedtime stories. I'm boring now. My daughter kept saying, "but we want Grandma Suzie to stay with us!" Amen.

Between stories and outings and eating and trips to the fabric store, we managed to get a lot of sewing done! I got my quilt-along top put together. I really like it! I sent a picture of it to my husband and his comment was, "it's really colorful. And it looks like a lot of work." Well, it was! Thank you for noticing!

I'm sure he will love it come winter and we are watching a movie on the couch and he gets cold.

I finally got a bag made for my mom - It was about time!! Part of the problem was fabric selection. Once she got here and saw this in my stash it was a no-brainer. Chez Posh by Moda. If she hadn't chosen it, I might have used it for myself!

And because she's my mom, I let her design a second set of interior pockets specially sized for her doo-dads.

You know you have a fabric problem when you load some to be washed and think, Hey! I need to take a picture of that! It looks so pretty! On second thought, maybe it's just a blogging problem I have....

I also made some delicious blueberry scones from Cook's Illustrated. They are delightful! Here are the blueberries ready to be shaped into the triangles of joy. There's some lemon zest in the dough, just in case you were wondering.

My mom loves to bird watch and so I thought I would get a feeder to see if I could get the cardinals to come and visit. The first cheap feeder I bought was destroyed by a squirrel within the first week. This is a squirrel-proof one that is really cool! The cage on the outside of the feeder is spring loaded so that when the squirrel gets on it his weight lowers the leaves to cover the feeding holes. Nifty!! And look at all the fun birds that I didn't know were my neighbors.

And this picture reminds me of the idea I had for my Notion or Two quilt!
More Sewing-fest 2009 pictures to come. You have to see the apron she made! (but I have to upload the pictures first.)

17 crafty mcCrafters commented:

sewtakeahike said...

Sounds like you and your mom made some great memories together on her trip Amy! Your quilt top turned out fabulous, I love all the color!!! I can't get enough of it!

Andi said...

Sounds like a wonderful visit.
Your quilt-along top looks stunning!!
Andi :-)

The Letteer Family said...

I like the bag and quilt. Beautiful!

MichelleB said...

Your quilt top is great! Love the bag, too. I love Chez Moi's fabrics. Those bird pictures are great.

Valerie said...

Love the quilt top -- great fabric choices. :) And that bird feeder is too cool, I may have to check something out like that for myself!

Laura Webb said...

I want that quilt! If you ever get tired of it, you know who love pink right . . . (and I don't mean Alison). :)

Twila and Jon Warner Family said...

Amy Lou,
Zo and I have taken up bird watching--spotting...hmmm--we notice a lot of robins and swallows!

And how much do you charge for your bags?

Julie said...

Sorry your mom had to leave! I love your photos!!! No matter what you are photographing, your cute kids, food, flowers, veggies, bags, quilts (by the way, very nice), birds... they always look amazing!

Jodi@SimplyThisThat n.. said...

How very cool! Love this post. ooxx`jodi

allyn said...

that last picture would make a perfect addition to your notion quilt. your mom's bag and the quilt top are beautiful. i hope you don't get too lonely without your bff, nanny, craft pal staying with you.

Amy - Park City Girl said...

Sorry she had to go! I know having an ear to bend is most helpful after a long day. Hugs

Your bag for her is great! I love that collection of fabric too, and of course your quilt top is beautiful!! Glad your honey liked it :)

kailey said...

I love your bags and quilts.

Kailey's mom.

ChatterScene.com said...

Those are very nice!

Hey I have a mommy board! Would love for you to check it out.
www.chatterscene.com

Whimsical Creations said...

I LOVE that bag & quilt!! The fabric you used in the bag is wonderful!! Love all the colors in the beautiful quilt.

Hsiao Ling said...

the quilts and bags are gorgeous...do u sell them?

Sherlene
Brunei

amylouwho said...

Sherlene,
I do! - please email me! amyhwebb AT gmail DOT com.

Debbie said...

amy soooooo cute!!! love the quilt!!! i love the bird pics...love my new camera too, trying to figure out the apeture too...didn't work as well as i would have liked...but it took awesome pics...will be posting soon...

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