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Monday, December 2, 2013

[via my Instagram]

I'm a happy girl right now.
I've been working hard for about a year on something I can't WAIT to show you and now I'm enjoying some down time with my family.

Thanksgiving was wonderful.  All I had to take to the family feast was a chocolate dessert.  So I chose my (new) go-to favorite Hot Chocolate Bundt Cake.  And since I didn't have to work all day in the kitchen I was able to get all my Christmas decor up Thanksgiving Day.  I even squeezed in a little nap!  I didn't feel too bad about it though since I got up at 5:30 am to hit the gym!

One of my brothers came to Utah from the Northwest so I hosted a little get together at my house with my parents, my two brothers and their families.  It felt like being "home again".  It was the perfect way to spend the holidays and I even received an early Christmas gift from my SIL!  This beautiful deer silhouette:

I honestly (honestly) have no idea how she knew I have always loved those!  And guess what - she made it herself!

She also gave me a giant safety pin for my sewing room!  
I swear I don't think I've ever verbally expressed my deep obsession with either of these two things to anyone! But thank you, Brittany!  You know me well!

Hey.  What's that you say?  The new Love Patchwork & Quilting magazine is also staring you right in the face!  Yep, that's right.  Someone sent me a copy to review and it has been such a fun treat.  I'm loving all the eye candy in it.  Love Patchwork & Quilting also has lots of modern projects, tips and ideas from some of todays most popular bloggers!  It's a great mag for all of you trendy quilting peeps out there! I'm especially loving the plus quilt on the front!  Have I mentioned that I really want to make a low volume/bright contrast quilt one of these days?  Whose with me on that? 
Well.  Now that I've met my deadline I actually have some projects that I can start showing you again!  I've been squeezing in a little "for fun" quilting so I hope you'll stay tuned!
Happy quilting!
~ Amber


  1. I scored that magazine the other day ; ) Looking forward to your future posts. Always love what you do

  2. Looks like you had a wonderful Thanksgiving and you're all ready for Christmas! Can't wait to see your surprise! {cough}book?{cough} LOL!

  3. Where oh where did the Giant Safety Pin come from... I want one!

  4. Lisa,

    I don't know!?! Maybe Hobby Lobby or Tai Pan Trading (here in Utah). If I find out for sure I'll let you know. I have seen them at Ballard Designs too.

    Thanks for stopping by!

  5. Yay for you on finishing your deadline!! I can't wait to see the final product!!

  6. Yay for you on finishing your deadline!! I can't wait to see the final product!!


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