Saturday, December 17, 2011

random Saturday stuff

Thank you for all your well wishes and great response to my shop opening! I am so thankful for your encouragement, your kind words and your orders. Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU! All went well, I'm happy to say! Phew!

***Maritza Bush, if you are reading, please email me!! I tried to send your order, but the email was undeliverable. Please contact me ASAP, as I have no way of contacting you. Thanks!
Last week I read this post, and I totally fell in love with the wrapping paper. Thanks to Anna I now have a few rolls of my own to hoard use. It took some determination, but I held back from buying the whole box at Target last night. I'm dubbing this my "Camille wrapping paper", because I can't see red and white polka dots without thinking of her, for some reason. :)

Also, after some gentle urging from several people, I have started a crazymomquilts flickr group. It's a place to share your photos of things you've made from my tutorials, patterns, quilt alongs or classes I've taught. I can't wait to see what you share there!
And the last thing for today...after all the finishing I've been doing, I started something new today. A 30's quilt. SO not appropriate for this time of year, but I woke up with an idea and I just jumped in before I could talk myself out if it. It's pretty fun to have a new project to work on! Plus, it's a great distraction from the messy kitchen I should be taking care of...

Hope you are having a happy Saturday!

34 comments:

Suzanne said...

I love the dots.
I love the quilt and the urge to abandon the kitchen (she says with her back to the sink of dirty dishes).
I love the flickr group.
Yep, it's a happy day.

Terri said...

Oh, sewing always trumps clean-up. Nobody is going to remember the cleaning we did or didn't do, but they will cherish a homemade quilt you spent hours, days, weeks, makind it just for them.
Hugs,

TööT said...

Clean house is a sign of wasted life.
:D

I hope my husband can't see this .

Jane S. said...

Ohhh, it's a perfect time of year to make a 30's print project! Just think, when spring rolls around you'll already have something seasonal made. :)

QuiltinMama said...

My mother says only boring women have immaculate homes. Of course, this is the same woman who wouldn't turn loose of me on Saturday mornings growing up until the house was clean...go figure! Better yet, go quilt!!

Linda at Roscoe's Ma said...

I got the same wrapping paper at Target. Yes, it reminded me of fabric. Yes, I went back and bought MORE even though I probably will be using it next year! Great minds...

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

ha, ha, I found the same wrapping paper at Target. It's so fun!! Everybody needs a little bit of polka dots :-)

Patti said...

I'm happy to see that I'm not the only one planning a 30's quilt. I have been slowly buying Aunt Grace's Circle of Friends fabric to start with. I have 2 blocks in mind, and may use both of them! Good luck with yours.

mammafairy said...

So glad it is not just me who fels that the housework is like the poor- always with us. At least with sewing you get a lasting result!

Quote my Mother in law- I don't let the house rule my life.

Sarah Craig said...

Skip the housework - and sew!! Thanks for the flickr group - I've added some quilts I've made with your great designs - always fun! Have a wonderful Christmas!!

sammyjo said...

congrats on the shop opening cant wait to see what you have in stock! i made your ragged squares quilt a year or so ago and love every minute of it so im very excited at the thought of being able to but some of your patterns!

Renae said...

Yeah, I jumped into and finished a new project a week or so ago and ignored everything else that I should have been doing. I guess that is what happens when the inspiration comes with a bang.

And I love red/white polka dot. Just used some of that fabric in a quilt. Makes me happy.

Kelly Mainard said...

I have some of that 30's fabric in my stash and have been itching to use it. Now I know what kind of diamond pillow I'm making with my (your) new pattern :) One daughter will be very delighted to get pillows for Christmas that match a quilt she has had for years. Thank you again for the ideas, AmandaJean!

Josie McRazie said...

oh, oh , oh ! I can not wait to see what you are going to with the 30's stuff! I have a stash and am trying to decide what I am going to do with it!

carol said...

Thanks a lot!!!!! I love dots and just because of you I had to go to Target this morning and get some of that paper too!!! (Hello!!! It's not like I don't have other paper here already........) LOL

Svetlana said...

Great, now I have to run to Target and try to get that wrapping paper.It's gorgeous! Thanks for sharing.

Allison said...

I just found your blog via Pinterest (someone pinned the machine quilting tutorial) and am now following... I love your style! I enjoy quilting but am not nearly as prolific as you are. Can't wait to see how your '30s quilt turns out!

MimiQuilts said...

I made a ragged squares quilt this summer from your instructions. I will add it to your group. Congrats on your shop!

Vicki B said...

Love the 30's fabric I dont think there is ever a time when they aren't a good idea lol

Chase said...

I have a small collection of 30's fabric. I really don't know what I will make. I love the little bow print you have here! Thank you for sharing~

Mama Pea said...

Can't wait to see what you are coming up with! Good avoidance of the kitchen!

Thimbleanna said...

Yipee! You got the paper (thanks for the shout-out.) And it's that rocker -- everytime I see r&w polkies, I see Camille's rocker in my head.

Can't wait to see the new project!!!

Camille said...

Love it! Might have to go track some down to go with all my other red and white polka dot wrapping paper... :-)

Amanda said...

Wow! You seriously have been busy! Amanda Jean takes over the world! (new shop, new quilt, writing/selling paterns)

Karen said...

Beautiful paper, and the Flickr gropu - how fun! I'll have to check in and see what people have posted.

Diannia said...

I can't wait to see what you do with the 30's prints. I have SO much of that style and had wanted to do something so I just settled on using the Turning Twenty pattern just to get to use some of it. Boring but thought it might satisfy my urge to use the material. NOW I am going to wait and see what you do with yours. LOL

Clair said...

I LOVE the wrapping paper. Do you think I can still find some at Target. Anita asked what I wanted for Christmas, and now I know! :)

quirky granola girl said...

i adore the 30's fabrics you have. and i'm so glad you started a flickr group. i just joined. i'll have to add my star blocks soon.
love to you!

Theresa said...

Hey Amanda Jean, you have just lifted Target Australia's revenue! We have polka dot too but slightly different. I had to go to 2 different stores to find after talking myself out of it 2 weeks ago....there's a psychology 'v' economics essay there somewhere! Thanks for the tip and have a wonderful Christmas!

mindingmomma said...

The wrapping paper is awesome. I love 30s quilts, can't wait to see what you've dreamed up.

jemfl said...

I too have collected 30s prints-please share your inspiration. Need to decrease my stash! Thanks

Anonymous said...

Hobby Lobby has that red and white dotted paper too. As do I. :) I love it. HL also has tons of other red and white papers for Christmas but most of them would work any time.
indyqltr@hotmail.com

Live a Colorful Life said...

good thing I read this post AFTER Christmas, otherwise I would be hunting down that wrapping paper! Can't wait to see what you do with your 30s prints!

Shannon said...

Love the wrapping paper! Reminds me of Bliss. :)

I love Aunt Gracie 30's material! I made a rag quilt from that exact same fabric!