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I’d like to thank the Academy . . .

Well, not really the Academy (I’ve just always thought it would be fun to say that) but YOU! (My husband suggested I title this post: “You are the Wind Beneath My Wings.” Lol.) For a long time now, I’ve wanted to write a post just to say Thank You for all the nice things you people do and say and comment.  No, I really mean it. I’m not just trying to be cliche or act like a 13-year-old girl, trying to get attention.  Sometimes I wonder why I spend so much time blogging – when it already hogs too much time away what little time I have with my sewing machine, not to mention more important things.  But it’s because the connection with people is so lovely. Especially other (slightly crazy) people like me who kind of understand why I get thrills out of fabric with Toadstools on it, or somebody else’s old sheets.  I don’t know a ton of people in real life who think those things are super exciting. So thank you for at least making me feel like I’m not completely loopy.

Thank you also to the nice people recently who have nominated me for blogging awards. I am always so touched when someone thinks this little corner of cyberspace is remotely entertaining.  I’m terrible about following through on blogging awards because as I already mentioned, this computer already horns in way to much. But really, thank you.

And thank you to Quilter’s Home Magazine for including me with 54 other Rad Blogs. (I had no idea until sweet Sherri told me! I need to get my hand on one of those issues!) Thank you for even putting me on the same piece of paper with that kind of talent and thank you for calling me Rad. No one has done that since I was in 9th grade.

Finally, I want to thank those of you who have sent me pictures of or links to things you have made with my tutorials.  It is so much fun for me to see and to know that those tutorial posts weren’t a complete waste of time or megabytes.  So I’m finally starting a flickr group where you can publicly share what you’ve made for the world to see. Click on the picture here or on the right sidebar and it should take you to the flickr group. (I’m kind of a novice at this so someone please tell me if it doesn’t work.  And I’ll try and fix it ASAP.)

Onto next week: Etsy update and new tutorial!

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15 Comments

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    Leslie
    April 16, 2010 at 6:41 am

    well i love your blog…it is really fun to have a community of people who love the same things!!! congrats on being RAD

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    Jenny Garland
    April 16, 2010 at 7:45 am

    Congrats!! I totally get the thrill of toadstool fabric πŸ™‚ hehe.

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    Lurline
    April 16, 2010 at 7:46 am

    Congrats and oh, I like that table runner tute!<br />Hugs – Lurlineβ™₯

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    Tasha
    April 16, 2010 at 8:06 am

    Well, we sure love you too. Thank you for being someone we can relate to also. And giving us great tutorials and ideas. I personally love your blog!

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    Heckety
    April 16, 2010 at 8:14 am

    I really agree with you on the fact that it&#39;s great to find similar people who don&#39;t think we&#39;re crazy because we get excited about fabric, or other folks cotton sheeting, or yellow poppies print! So yes, you matter!<br />And congrats on being in the magazine- that&#39;s excellento!

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    LB3K
    April 16, 2010 at 8:17 am

    I couldn&#39;t agree more with you. . . it is so fun to share a crazy obsession with others who have the SAME crazy obsession! Congrats and thank YOU for sharing and inspiring!<br /><br />Leisel<br />Brown Paper Packages

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    live a colorful life
    April 16, 2010 at 8:26 am

    The quilt blogging community is so awesome, sharing thoughts with people who share the same passion. Thanks, Amy, for the time you put into your blog. And congrats on having your blog listed in Quilters Home.

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    ktquilts
    April 16, 2010 at 8:50 am

    Fly————-so high———so high against the sky. Thank God for you……Oh, got caught up in the song…LOL!!!! Congratulations!!! I too think that your blog is rad. But what<br />Blessings, do I know, I like other people&#39;s sheets!!!<br /><br />Blessings,<br /><br /><br />KT

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    madebymum
    April 16, 2010 at 9:32 am

    Thank you for giving me somewhere to feel a home with my fabric obsession I love your blog and you deserve all those awards. Well done.

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    Melissa
    April 16, 2010 at 10:58 am

    Thanks,<br />you summed it up perfectly. I sometimes wonder why I like this so much… I like how you explained it… I agree.<br /><br />Congrats on being in Quilters Home, you&#39;ve got the best quilting ideas.. you totally belong there!<br />and I totally relate to the fabric obsession… I look at mine all folded on my shelves and it just makes me happy πŸ™‚

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    nikki
    April 16, 2010 at 1:35 pm

    congrats, amy! you really are so fun to read. and i love hearing the funny family stories and thinking of ways to get our little ones to date when they&#39;re older. πŸ™‚

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    Di~
    April 16, 2010 at 1:38 pm

    Thanks to you Amy, I do enjoy your blog. Hopefully, someday when I make it into Am. Quilting (again), YOU will be there! I know what you mean: the people in our real life aren&#39;t quite as excited about the finer things in life, are they?:)

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    Nedra
    April 16, 2010 at 9:12 pm

    Bravo! All the wonderful things you have sent out are now coming back your way.

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    sharla@mylittlegems
    April 18, 2010 at 11:19 pm

    way cool! So I just finished my wonky squares mr. robot quilt that I purchased the stuff to make…at least a year ago at Am.Quilting πŸ˜‰ You will have to take a look- I quilted it myself and no puckers on the back πŸ™‚ thanks for all your fun quilty inspiration!

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    Nanette Merrill and daughters
    April 20, 2010 at 4:31 pm

    I love it that you are famous! You are such a great person and so talented, I&#39;m glad the world has discovered you.

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