Archive | October, 2013

Cascade Quilt Top

11 Oct

I recently responded to a post on IG from Susannah Kate,asking for quilt pattern testers, and in return, I got to make this fabulous quilt top!  I LOVE it…and it was really easy to do. I can’t wait to quilt this and show you all what I picked out for the back, binding, and all.  I think picking out fabrics is such a fun part of quilting, but can also be quite maddening. These were not the original fabrics that I picked out. I totally cut the original fabrics an inch too short somehow, so I had to regroup. I actually like my color choices better this go around anyway, although I will be doing SOMETHING with the 1930’s repro fabric that I have cut up.

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It is an overcast and windy day here, so I enlisted some help to hold the quilt down so that it wouldn’t flap around in the wind.

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AND they were oh, so helpful! hehe

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Serious only for a split second, but I love it. 🙂

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Anyhow, here it is! I am proud of it. The pattern was super easy to follow too. Very doable for a beginner! Go check it out on her Etsy shop! You will be glad you did!

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The day has come…

8 Oct

To let the cats outside. I am not going to lie, I am nervous. BUT, I just don’t think we can keep them from darting out the door any longer. They are fixed and still have their claws. Lets hope that it all works out! So far, so good. 🙂

This is Charlie. He is a super sweet cat. He lets the kids drag him all over the place, and doesn’t care. All you have to do is approach him, and he starts purring. He is the more timid of the two cats. He was our “Rescue” cat. We saw him in the local newspaper, and wanted to give him a home. We already had Gatsby, and thought he might need a friend.DSC_0038

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The look on his face here makes me think of Garfield. Hahaha  He is such a good sport.

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Addison and Charlie…dirty face and all. (I just gave her chocolate.)

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They are playing “Doc McStuffins”.  MK is the doctor.

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And here is The Great Gatsby. He definitely has a wild spirit. He has been itching for a chance to get outside since the first day we brought him home.

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So, this is what’s going on here on this beautiful Tuesday! We just got back from the Great Wolf Lodge, so I have laundry to do… but at least I am doing it with the windows open while I listen to the kids play outside!

XOXO

Amber

UPDATE: While I was folding laundry, I was watching an episode of 2 Broke Girls on CBS called Kitty Kitty Spank Spank. It was so ironic.. I had to post. This was the conversation:

“We can’t become cat ladies! It always starts out innocently, rescuing a stray, then you have to get another one so that they can entertain each other while you are a work. And then somewhere along the line, four more sneak in, and you think, “We are good, we are cool. We are the cute girls with 6 cats.” And then one day, there you are on Animal Cop, screaming, “Don’t take my babies! These 27 angels is all I got!” That’s how it goes Max, once you get one, you get 27!”–Caroline

Totally reminds me of me and my friend Cassidy! haha