Sunday, April 25, 2010

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Thursday, August 27, 2009

moving #2

this is amanda
this is my new blog

Thursday, May 21, 2009


I'm moving blogs. Blogger is really hard for me to use. I need more self-explanatory websites. WordPress seems to be easier.

This is the new page. Click on over and see what I made today!! YAY!

6 days til the Thomas' arrive! 9 days til we move to Louisville! HOME SWEET HOME!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009


Does anyone know why my machine might be doing this? I'm free motion quilting and using Coats and Clark white thread. The top thread breaks after a few stipples. It's like it thins out and eventually breaks. I've changed my needle, adjusted the tension up and down (when I adjusted down a #, the bottom threads were super loose), changed to a different type thread, oiled the gears....what is going on? Any other suggestions? I know in free motion quilting the tension should be lowered some- how low do you usually go?

Any help is appreciated! Thanks!

Friday, May 15, 2009

yippie do da day

This describes my day: watched the birds and played with my cutie cousins.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

bad news...

I am about to eat my last cup of country club ice cream ever.   

Thursday, May 7, 2009


If blogging was a game, Tara would win.  Next week I will have all kinds of cool stuff to show you guys.  All because of Tara, of course.  She is going to teach me EVERYTHING she knows about sewing - all in two and a half days!!  Yeah right.  She knows way too much.  

This weekend is going to be busy with family and graduation.  Then Sunday evening Nate leaves for his hike til Thursday.  We haven't spent that much time away from each other in about ten months!!  Yay for marriage, boo for away time.  I'm glad we don't get tired of each other.  I guess thats what 5 years of a long distance relationship will get ya.  

I'm not sure why I just blogged any of that.  I just want to keep up with Tara.  She is beating me at being awesome.  

Another shirt.

How 'bout that french braid?!?!!!!!! I'm so happy my hair is long enough to braid.

And there is our camera- now you know why my pictures are always really dark or blurry...our camera is a little old and the operator isn't all that technologically savvy.

Simplicity 3835 again. I used the 3/4 sleeve and tie thingie instead of elastic short sleeves. I wish you could feel how soft this fabric is. It's not knit, it's woven, but it is as soft as knit. It kinda looks like denim but I promise it doesn't feel that way!

It's obvious that I'm out of my internship. I sew more, therefore I blog more.

Thanks for the recipes, friends =) I love simple recipes.

Simplicity 3835

This pattern is so simple! I finally found it at Wal-Mart for $7. This fabric is from the stash my cousin's grandma gave me. It's sort of seersucker with blue and pink plaid. I'm going to make another one today with some AMH fabric- it will be gorgeous, I'm sure!

If you go to pick out a pattern at the store, remember to check what size you're getting. I got home and saw that I had picked up the 12-14-16-18 size and thought I picked up the wrong one. But I didn't, I wear a 12 in sewing pattern size--- Check your measurements!