Weekend Musings

My camera has died, or hopefully just the battery pack has died so there are no pictures today. I am working on a commissioned quilt that I had hoped to finish before Christmas. Thankfully, the customer is a friend and is very understanding of my slowness!

This commission came right after my declaration that I'm not doing big quilts or bed quilts, and this quilt is both. But it's an arty one too, so it's pretty interesting.

I am teaching another beginner's free motion quilting class next Saturday at Sew Simple in Lynchburg, VA. I am really looking forward to it. Soon I will offer some intermediate classes, possibly a series of them and a class using rulers too. If you are local, let me know in the comments if you want to take one. Make sure you aren't a no-reply blogger or leave another way for me to contact you.

The shop is very small and is mainly a sewing machine sales and service place so we have to limit the size of classes. But it is great to have a place to teach. He sells Janome, and I bought my machines there. I am seriously tempted by the 8200 there!

I've got to tell you, I really am blessed and encouraged by those who read my blog, visit the blog's Facebook page, watch and subscribe to the video channel and most of all leave me comments here! I'm just puttering along here, having my little adventure and it's so cool that folks want to share it with me! Setting up all this techy web stuff has certainly been a challenge, but I hope it will help me recover from a serious case of mommy-brain and sleep deprivation. At least my theory is using my brain has got to keep me from losing it, right?

With my youngest child now four, and the activity generated through this blog and quilting stuff locally, I am really starting to feel like Amy again and not just Mommy. I love my babies, but I needed this outlet! I don't regret for an instant having the babies take over my world when they first came along, but now they are a little more independent and so am I!

I am not sure where this adventure is taking me, or if I am just merely rambling around with no major direction, but I am very happy to be on it.

Much love, quilty and otherwise to you all.....



  1. Hi Amy, I just happened upon your site through Pinterest. I was quite excited to see you are not far away from me! I am outside of Roanoke. I have been trying free motion quilting for awhile but am stuck on very simple stippling. I would love to take a class some time. Wasn't there a quilt shop next to the sewing machine shop? I haven't been up there in awhile. If you could let me know when your next classes will be and how much I would be very interested. Thank you. Connie Nawrocki

    1. I sent you a reply vis Google+ since you're a no-reply blogger. I hope you can come to a class!