Seven Items On My Mind

I am always amazed how everyone comes out of the woodwork when fabric is up for grabs!   Glad to know I can get your attention – LOL :)  Thank you for all your comments, quite  a few of you have brought tears to my eyes, and reminded me of special moments.

–> I have a poll up in my sidebar still – it looks like the 1/4″ seam tutorial has just pulled ahead of the straight line quilting tute, 2 more days to let me know which would be more helpful to you.

–>I found this rug while browsing earlier, I see a quilt.  Don’t you?  The best part would be customizing the colors!

 I really like this one too, but for a rug :)

–> I wanted to tell you that my friend Vicki is doing a Simple Squares Quilt Along, just in case you don’t have a current project or need a good starting point in quilting.

–>And have you seen Sew What! – It’s a fun blog loaded with links to tutorials around blogland!  I’ve just added to my to do list – for later :)

–> I wanted to mention the Craft Hope shoponce again, they have raised over $30K for Doctors Without Borders! Amazing!  There are still many items for sale if you are looking for away to help out.

–> After all your book suggestions, I had been waiting for my copy of The Time Traveler’s Wife via paperbackswap and now have it waiting on my shelf!  I have forbidden myself any extra reading until after I’m done writing – I tend to get caught up in a book and can’t put it down.  Not conducive to getting stuff done!  But I’m so looking forward to spending a few days on the couch with it :)

Blessings to you~

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  1. Andrea Baker February 11, 2010 at 6:30 am - Reply

    The Time Travelers Wife is a fabulous story. I listened to it on cd. It made me laugh it made me cry. I've not seen the movie yet.

    Thank you so much for the sew along link! I'm currently working on a simple table runner for our kitchen however I do want to try my hand at a full size quilt. This sew along is fabulous!

  2. amylouwho February 11, 2010 at 6:55 am - Reply

    free fabric makes people crazy! :)

  3. call me crazy February 11, 2010 at 7:08 am - Reply

    I am the same way when I get a good book in my hands! Can't put it down until it is finished, and then wish I had taken more time with it! LOL

  4. maryely1602 February 11, 2010 at 7:22 am - Reply

    You're smart to wait before starting The Time Traveler's Wife . . . it will suck you in and you won't be able to put it down!

    BTW, thank you SO much for mentioning Paperback Swap a while back . . . that was the first time I'd heard of it, but now I'm absolutely hooked!

  5. DeeRoo February 11, 2010 at 7:30 am - Reply

    Hahahaa…yep….a giveaway brings us out of the woodwork…but I promise I read every one of your post!:)

    I meant to tell you before that I really like your new header…have we seen that quilt?

    We are digging out from lots of snow…gotta go get my snowpants on and dig some more….maybe I won't be so tired later and do some sewing…….or reading!:)

  6. em's scrapbag February 11, 2010 at 7:47 am - Reply

    I saw how many had commented on your free fabric and just gave up.
    The rug would make a fun quilt. Thanks for sharing all the links. Very fun surfing.

  7. lynn ann February 11, 2010 at 8:35 am - Reply

    My husband and I have been married 30 years and only buy each other a special card, which he picks out and it fits me to a tee and always makes me cry. He was my specail gift the day we were married.

  8. jlk February 11, 2010 at 8:46 am - Reply

    I love "sew what." It's a great blog.

  9. Vicki February 11, 2010 at 8:51 am - Reply

    thanks for the link Amy!

    have a great Thursday–school's out here and it's going to get up to 39 they say!

  10. Natalia February 11, 2010 at 8:52 am - Reply

    Amy thanks for linking! Also I am like you I see quilts in everything. Rugs, carpet, curtains, landscapes. Sometimes it gets annoying that all I think about is quilts. OH well. :)

  11. I Love Baby Quilts! February 11, 2010 at 9:24 am - Reply

    Everyone delurks when free fabric is up for grabs! I'm giving away a few blocks today but I'll never get 375 comments even if I give away my entire stash!

  12. Bradie Sparrow February 11, 2010 at 9:52 am - Reply

    You are wise not to start that book… I couldn't put it down for days! Haven't seen the movie yet, but I've heard it was great too.

  13. Mary on Lake Pulaski February 11, 2010 at 10:09 am - Reply

    I was wondering too how so many people show up only for a give away. I just had one and there were many that didn't have a blog or even sew plus they are from the other side of the world.
    Can't wait to see YOUR book Amy!

  14. Purple Paisley Patch February 11, 2010 at 10:35 am - Reply

    Hi Amy

    Love the rugs, the rectangular one would love fab as a quilt, I can even picture a few small squares in a line down the centre.

    Thanks for the tip about Vicki's quilt-along, it will be the perfect nudge I need to get onto making a quilt for my daughter with the Girly Girl fabric I purchased recently.

    Thanks also for the link to "Sew What", I love online tutorials.

    So, I'm now following two more blogs, arrrrghhhhh…. the list is growing out of control! ;-)

    Happy writing! I can't wait for some sneaky peaks at the book. (hint, hint)

    Kelly :-)

  15. ~Michelle~ February 11, 2010 at 11:16 am - Reply

    Or I see wall art from Pottery barn, and want to make a quilt. Or make a quilt a rug…

  16. WendyLou February 11, 2010 at 11:41 am - Reply

    Ooooh! You're right! That rug would make a very lovely quilt. Just last week, I found a quilt *hiding* in one of my baby's bibs. I'm anxious to get started on that :)

  17. Trudi February 11, 2010 at 12:19 pm - Reply

    I'm reading it now :) But wait till you're done writing! Love the rug and what a great quilt it would make too!

  18. Gran February 11, 2010 at 1:00 pm - Reply

    Having been in blogland for less then a year, I am enjoying all the links and referrals to blogs like yours. You are now on my favourites list. I love your enthusiasm!


  19. Sara February 11, 2010 at 1:24 pm - Reply

    I am with you on turning that rug into a quilt. Would it not be beautiful…I'm thinking maybe red, aqua, and white…

  20. "Lois Grebowski" February 11, 2010 at 1:58 pm - Reply

    still here… didn't play on the giveaway – hubby and I don't do VD day. We're newlyweds (9 years)… every day we count our blessings that we have each other. That is a gift in itself.


    Waiting for the Keeping the Feast book to come out in an ebook… I really want to read it.

  21. Jean February 11, 2010 at 5:29 pm - Reply

    That sounds like a good book, I hear the movie is good. Am going to check out the Sew What site. Thanks.

  22. Anonymous February 11, 2010 at 7:15 pm - Reply

    I Love,Love,Love the birdy chirps!-Oh My Golly -SO adorable. My beloved 1st bought me a little ring on a trip made of 2 hearts touching he called`slpit-aparts' that I was his other half.It was early in our marriage.Meant so much.not long after,I got very ill,lost weight-1 day the ring just flung off my hand- we looked & looked. Never found it. I was crushed. It was 1 of a kind- Made my Native American Indians.Afew years ago he got me a gold ring w/2 hearts touching 1 ruby my birthstone & 1 diamond his. my soulmate

  23. Jamie In Louisiana February 11, 2010 at 7:31 pm - Reply

    Rugs are one of my favorite inspirations for borders. I am always floating around the web looking through modern rug sites and antique sites. I also like wrought iron and tile floor sites. I have enjoyed your blog and look forward to your posts. Great Job.

  24. Debbie aka Marblesbestfriend February 11, 2010 at 9:00 pm - Reply

    Like you I see quilts in rugs (and carpet) all the time! Started a computer folder of pictures of hotel carpets and tiled floors I've taken while traveling. Family members think it's nuts.

    The Time Traveler's Wife was hard to put down once started. (Checked out from library after long waitlist.) I think the movie just came out on DVD so I'll finally get to watch it. Probably with only a box of tissues for company. Husband does not enjoy the "sappy" ones.

  25. WoolenSails February 11, 2010 at 9:23 pm - Reply

    I love to make rugs from quilt ideas and vice versa.


  26. Judy February 11, 2010 at 10:21 pm - Reply

    As a fabric junkie, let me the first to apologize for entering your contest. Yes! the fabrics are super cute and oui oui I want to win, but I feel like and I hope everyone else or someone else wins. Do you want to know why? Well girl let me tell you. The contest gets 690 to 1200 comments or more whoa. The results gets 12 comments. hahah. that's ok I understand.

    The chance to win is what it is all about.

  27. Lara February 12, 2010 at 12:26 am - Reply

    Always read your posts Amy! Sorry if I don't always comment – I am usually feeding a baby and entertaining a toddler at the same time hehe so sometimes I can't manage to write a comment. Can't wait for your book. It'll be great!!

  28. shellypmq February 12, 2010 at 12:06 pm - Reply

    Hi, Amy . . . If you get the chance, take a peek at my blog: . I’m passing on an award to you. Don’t feel obligated to continue it on, I just want you to know how much of an inspiration you are to me! Posts like this are what I'm talkin' about! Thanks, and keep them coming!

  29. Pots and Pins February 13, 2010 at 8:28 pm - Reply

    Thanks for the link to Sew What – that's the name of my quilt group – so of course I couldn't wait to check it out! STILL love, love, love your blog! xo, Nan

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