Today is my birthday!  I made myself finish up a good chunk of Quilt Festival responsibilities yesterday, so that I could have the day off from the computer today, and I’m so glad!  I’ve had a great day, celebrating with the family!

Over the last few years that I’ve been blogging I’ve often felt that I’m on the right path, but last weekend, at Market, was a huge dose of confirmation.  And I thought I should share here since this space and all of you have made this journey with me!  I really like this song, and have for a while, but lately I’m not relating to it as much as I have in the past.

I feel blessed to say that I’m no longer waiting, but that my real life has begun! My life as wife, and mom has been blessed each and every day, and with my creative passions being fulfilled…Life is GREAT!  All the work that I’ve put into my blog, writing a book and now planning the Sewing Summit is coming to fruition and being well received!   Not much more that this mom could ask for.  Well maybe a laundry/housekeeping fairy – hahaha

I’ve still got a bunch of goodies to share from Market, I really didn’t want to take away from the Festival, and so I’ve waited…this week, I promise!

Thanks for being on this journey with me.

Blessings ~ Amy

By |2017-02-06T09:18:36-06:00May 22nd, 2011|Me|45 Comments


  1. Sandy A May 22, 2011 at 6:52 pm - Reply

    Happy birthday! Sounds like a perfect day to me. Hope you enjoy many more to come, too.

  2. MoeWest May 22, 2011 at 7:01 pm - Reply

    Happy Birthday Amy! It all sounds wonderful. I’m working on a quilt from your book today. I love how it’s turning out.

  3. Molly May 22, 2011 at 7:05 pm - Reply

    Happy Birthday Amy! I’m so glad you are in such a happy place right now. You deserve all the goodness you get!

  4. Natalia May 22, 2011 at 7:08 pm - Reply

    Happy birthday! :)

  5. Kthleen May 22, 2011 at 7:10 pm - Reply

    Happy Birthday, and Happy Quilting!!

  6. Linda Winters May 22, 2011 at 7:11 pm - Reply

    Happy Birthday! Isn’t it wonderful when you’re hopes and dreams start actually happening! Congratulations!

  7. Lisa May 22, 2011 at 7:13 pm - Reply

    Happy, happy birthday Amy! Congrats on grasping the life you have and embracing the joy you have found! Kudos to you! Life is happening each moment, you just have to enjoy it and appreciate everything, “good” and “bad.” So happy for you!

  8. pam cole May 22, 2011 at 7:25 pm - Reply

    Happy Birthday Amy!!!! I am soooo happy for you …..

  9. Allie May 22, 2011 at 8:27 pm - Reply

    Happy Birthday Amy!!! I can’t believe nobody got you a laundry/housekeeping fairy for the occasion….sigh. Maybe next year!

  10. ANDREA May 22, 2011 at 8:28 pm - Reply

    Happy Birthday Amy! I’m glad you’re enjoying

  11. Suzanne May 22, 2011 at 8:39 pm - Reply

    Happy birthday, Amy. It’s a great feeling to love your life. Yahoo!

  12. Michelle May 22, 2011 at 8:45 pm - Reply

    Happy Birthday Amy! Glad to hear your life is great. You deserve it.

  13. SarahB May 22, 2011 at 8:48 pm - Reply

    Happy birthday Amy!

  14. beth May 22, 2011 at 9:16 pm - Reply

    You ROCK, Amy, and don’t ever forget it ;-) Thanks for taking us along on your journey and for inspiring me along the way. Smiles~Beth

  15. beth May 22, 2011 at 9:18 pm - Reply

    Oh geez, I forgot to say…HaPpY BiRtHdAy!!!!!
    I hope you were able to spend it with the ones you love most.

  16. Julie Fukuda May 22, 2011 at 9:22 pm - Reply

    I can only echo what has already been written. Thanks so much for dragging us along on your journey.

  17. Jessica May 22, 2011 at 9:24 pm - Reply

    What a great perspective! I’m often feel like I’m waiting for life to begin, too. Working full time with a little one at home and waiting for my husband to find a job so we can switch roles. I often feel like what I’m living isn’t quite my life, if you know what I mean. But, I suppose, if I’m always waiting for life to begin, then I may be missing what I’m living right now.

  18. Jen B. May 22, 2011 at 10:26 pm - Reply

    Happy Birthday!

  19. Mary on Lake Pulaski May 22, 2011 at 10:29 pm - Reply

    Happy Birthday Amy!

  20. Ellie - Craft Sew Create May 22, 2011 at 11:13 pm - Reply

    Congrats Amy, what a wonderful way to feel, so happy for you! Happy, Happy Birthday!! Keep doing what you’re doing, we love it!

  21. Lynne May 23, 2011 at 12:10 am - Reply

    Happy birthday – thanks for BQF; as a novice quilter it really inspired me! Unfortunately, I had to stop checking out the quilts part way through; I was being overwhelmed!

  22. Elisabeth May 23, 2011 at 12:16 am - Reply

    Happy birthday, Amy! It’s wonderful that your life is so happy and fulfilled.

  23. Eleni May 23, 2011 at 12:34 am - Reply

    Happy Birthday Amy:) May you life will always be filled with joy and happiness:)

  24. Valentina May 23, 2011 at 1:33 am - Reply

    Happy Birthday, Amy! In my family we passed a by-law that states Birthdays are celebrated for 3 days– enjoy your days and thank you again from the bottom of my heart for organizing such an inspired and inspiring event! many blessings to you, and like we say in greek:” May God grant you many years!”

  25. Teje May 23, 2011 at 2:20 am - Reply


  26. Edit Takacs May 23, 2011 at 2:47 am - Reply

    Happy Birthday Amy! Greetings from Hungary. Thank you for conduct of the festival. Great job.

  27. jane May 23, 2011 at 3:40 am - Reply

    Happy birthday, Amy, and congratulations on all your success!

  28. sukie May 23, 2011 at 6:21 am - Reply

    Happy Birthday!!! My son is born on May 22nd. . he spent the day holding a barf bucket. Hope you had a awesome day!

  29. LT May 23, 2011 at 10:57 am - Reply

    Happy Birthday and congratulations! We’re all looking forward to more of your thoughts and wonderful ideas!

  30. Becky in Georgia May 23, 2011 at 11:19 am - Reply

    Happy Birthday, Amy! What a wondeful place to be and for you to know it. You’ve dreamed, worked hard and are enjoying the rewards. What an inspiration! Thank you!

  31. LoriD May 23, 2011 at 11:20 am - Reply

    I just had a birthday and feel the same way, but for different reasons. It is great!! Happy birthday!

  32. Georgie May 23, 2011 at 1:41 pm - Reply

    Love that song, and love that your’re so content with your life path! Another favorite of his is “Beautiful World” — he just makes me happy!

  33. Cindy May 23, 2011 at 1:53 pm - Reply

    Happy Birthday (a day late!)!! Your blog is truly appreciated and it’s great to read that your life is unfolding in such a beautiful way. It’s always good to hear/read happy things in a world full of craziness. May your blessings continue!!

  34. Tilly May 23, 2011 at 2:21 pm - Reply

    Many happy returns! Hope you’ve had a wonderful day,x

  35. Tina in San Diego May 23, 2011 at 4:51 pm - Reply

    Happy belated birthday, Amy. You’ve enhanced my life, to be sure.

    Tina in San Diego

  36. eileen May 23, 2011 at 4:59 pm - Reply

    good luck amy! you certainly deserve good things for all the kindness you send to all of us who take part in and/or enjoy the festival. it’s also my little grandson’s 2nd birthday…he beamed everytime we’d say happy birthday to him and answer “older” when we asked him how old he was.

  37. Victoria May 23, 2011 at 5:52 pm - Reply

    Happy Birthday, Amy! Congratulations on all your much deserved success, and may you keep feeling that you are right where you should be, and may it always be a happy place of joy and contentment!

  38. Marshall May 23, 2011 at 8:38 pm - Reply

    Happy belated birthday Amy!

  39. mommymae May 23, 2011 at 9:56 pm - Reply

    i hope you had a great birthday, amy!

  40. Pam May 23, 2011 at 10:07 pm - Reply

    Oh no….missed that…please forgive me. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! Amy!! I hope you had a wonderful day! Heck, wishing for you a wonderful year….


  41. Kim Juilfs May 24, 2011 at 8:41 am - Reply

    36 years ago today I married my high school sweetheart! We’ve been dating since I was 14. Four children, four chilren-in-law, and six grandchildren later we’re still going strong! Thanks for the chance to win .

  42. amylouwho May 24, 2011 at 12:22 pm - Reply

    I love that song too. And I love that you are no longer waiting!

    I guess right now, my real life is just super busy with little people. Soon my real creative life will begin, but for me, the timing is off right now.

    I love having been here to see how much you have accomplished! It’s totally inspiring!

  43. Debbie-Esch House Quilts May 24, 2011 at 1:36 pm - Reply

    Happy Birthday Amy! And congratulations on all the good things in your life. You have done a lot of great work to reap those rewards :)

  44. Dana May 24, 2011 at 2:38 pm - Reply

    Happy Birthday and Thanks for taking us along. It’s been great.

  45. rlbates May 25, 2011 at 11:09 am - Reply

    Happy “belated” Birthday!

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