Monday, April 26, 2010

explaining myself


Thanks so much for your gracious response to my re-entry into blog land. I'm very thankful that you all are so excited! I've missed you guys! I'm excited and a little bit nervous, too, if I'm going to be truthful.

I feel like I need to explain myself a bit. You see, I try to be a woman of my word as much as possible. Back in January when I said I was done blogging, I really thought I was done. Then tax time rolled around and I needed info on some quilts I had donated. Well, I looked back on my blog and it was all there. How handy! Plus, I saw tiny snippets of my life that I had recorded over the past few years. It all made me realize just how valuable my blog is to me and what a great documentation tool it is. So, here I am, back at it, for better or worse. :)

The quilt shown above is a king size that I stippled for my haircut girl. We worked out an arrangement where we are bartering haircuts (and highlights!) for quilting services. It's a happy arrangement for both of us! I'll admit that I'm glad that she will be the one binding this monster quilt.

Happy Monday to you!

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Jennie said...

Well, I think we're all grateful to your taxes, then!! Welcome back :)
~ Jennie

Karen L R said...

Well, hello. Good to have you back in the fold.

Malin said...

Welcome back!!! I´ll missed you....
You inspire me..... Good luck!!!

Kigwit said...

Welcome back! I've really missed your blog-let's hear it for tax time!

RosaMaría said...

i'm happy that you are back!! I've really misses your blog and your quilts!
outinula

Denise said...

You do what you need to do to not feel blog pressure. We're just along for the (fabulous) ride. Welcome back.

kelly lautenbach said...

It's ok to change your mind. I'm really glad you did. SO happy you're back! :)

beth said...

Sounds like a great arrangement to me!!

Di~ said...

Hey, Amanda, good to hear from you!

Tasha said...

I am so glad you are back!! This quilt looks just gorgeous.

jaybird said...

welcome back!! we are all allowed to change our minds.... and maybe the break was exactly what you needed... even if you didn't know it at the time!

cute cute quilt too... nice little arrangement you got set up there!

deleted said...

Nice, it's nice for us that you are back. You add a lot to the quilting network. You have great ideas. Just remember it's not a contest. Pace yourself. We'd like you stay around.

Brenis said...

Glad you're back! Maybe take the "no stress" approach to your blog - that way no burn out! LOL!! We are just thrilled you are back in blogland! :)

Alice R. said...

Yep, everybody needs a break now and then! Thanks for making me happy about taxes...

mandy said...

It's so easy for a blog to become a chore or obligation rather than a place for venting and expression. Don't serve the blog, let it serve you! Glad you are back and just take it easy=)

Rebekah said...

welcome back! That's a great little arrangement you have going on there :)

Dresden Quilter said...

Glad to have you back! I had my 1st year blog anniversary last month, and I took some time to read through some old posts. It was fun and I had a few chuckles at what I thought I would do and what I actually did.

Tina said...

Hope you can find a good balance. We so enjoy seeing your creations. Welcome back.

Andrea said...

Yay!!!! So glad you are back, I've found your blog to be really useful and easy to understand. Thank you! Looking forward to many more blogs!!!!

Anonymous said...

This makes my day! Welcome back.

Blue Is Bleu said...

Wow for once there's something to like about taxes lol So glad to have you back!! :)

Wendy said...

And a happy Monday to YOU Amanda Jean! So glad to see you back.
Yes, it's a great documentation place for you, and ultimately, i guess that's why i do it. But truth be tolod, it's ALSO a great inspiration for many of US.
=-)

Anina said...

Welcome back!
Just put a little less pressure on yourself this time and hopefully you won't burn out.
That's what I've been doing and it seems to be working so far.
Can't wait to see what you have in store.

Ordinary Life said...

Welcome back Amanda Jean! I forget also that I have the right to change my mind. Easy Does it.

A Plus Quilt Shop said...

Welcome back! I for one truely missed you blogging!! I cannot wait to see what you create!

Jan Hatchett said...

Whatever your reasons, we are glad you have returned.

Dandelion Quilts said...

What a beautiful quilt and a fun bartering tool! LOL. Good for you, haircuts and highlights can be expensive. I think you are both getting a sweet deal. I have always been a fan of some of these prints. They look great.

Laurel H. said...

Happy Monday back at 'ya; it is really good to see that you are back again. You were such an inspiration to me in my quilting journey; I feel like I owe a lot of what I do to you.

And I LOVE the bartering arrangement, by the way. More and more people are returning to this very old, very important system of exchanging goods and services.

Periwinkle Pumpkin said...

Yeah, yeah, yeah!

bimbi said...

so good to have you back amandajean :D, have a great day to you too :)

Jewel said...

Welcome back. No explanation needed. We are just glad to see you.

Anonymous said...

I am so happy to see you are back in the blogging world.
Sometimes you just need a break.
You are such an inspiration.

(Mmmm wonder if I can work out a bartering arrangement with my haircut lady)

jam

szkornelia said...

Hi, I really enjoy looking at your quilts, so glad that there will be more to come.

Michelle said...

YAHOO! SO glad your back!! I want you to know a year ago when I began thinking about exploring the world of quilting, as an adult, I ran into your website and used your tutorials as a refresher course. Your style and technique has been very valuable to me, and I am glad your back!

M. Nelson said...

I am a quilting rookie. I just finished a twin-size quilt for my daughter. My first. I'm such a visual learner that your blog, with its step-by-step photos, helped me figure out how to bind the quilt without exhausting the quilt-store ladies with yet another question. Thanks you. I'm glad you're back.

Barb said...

Yay! I'm glad you're back. I am so inspired by you.

Jay & Heather said...

Glad to see you're back, I just follow and don't comment too much, but I truly enjoy following your blog!

Jodie said...

So glad to have to back. Not that you need advice from anyone, but just post when you want and feel like it, don't get locked down and it people bug you, just turn off your comments. Have still been viewing your wonderful projects on FLICKR.

What Comes Next? said...

geesh - who'd a thought there would be something to be thankful about taxes?! Hope you can find the right balance so that blogging stays as an enjoyable activity and not an overwhelming one! Take care! and great arrangement with your haircut girl - great quilt!

Fiesta said...

welcome back AmandaJean. Now hopefully you can tell me the size sashing I need for the 9 patch sew along.

nicolette said...

So great to see you’re back! We are tahnkful to the taxes!!

I often wonder about the whole bloging stuff, but you’re so right! It’s such a great way to have your quilts and parts of your life documented! And you are such an inspiration!

tarabu said...

This is the best thing the IRS has done for me in years!

Also, wow, quilting a King - that is a monster.

We've missed you, and will do our best not to put any pressure on you for daily posts. Every Tuesday and Friday will be fine.

(Pretty please?)

MichelleB said...

I don't think that you need to explain yourself. It will be wonderful to see what you're up to again.

jacquie said...

i'm writing the government a quick thank you note.

Anonymous said...

Just found your blog a couple of weeks, ago. I'm so glad you're back!

Annelies Dease said...

WOW....such joy to find you are BACK. I was missing you like CRAZY!!! Do not feel the need to do ALL things...just do somethings with a joyful and rested heart. Blogging is supposed to be FUN, not burdensome. So welcome back and I will check in often. XXX

Goddess in Progress said...

Happy Monday and welcome back!

I hope your return is a happy one, and that you post (and sew!) at your own pace and no one else's.

Cara said...

I'm so glad you're back! It's nice that the blog serves as a mini journal for you.

grendelskin said...

Happy Monday to YOU! There is no need to explain yourself; your quilting journals are an inspiration to lots of folks like me and additions are very welcome, whenever you decide to make them.

Cindy said...

This feels a tiny bit silly because you don't even know me but I just had to say how happy I am that you've come back! I still had your blog saved for reference & LOVE the info & insight you give! Happy to have you back to blogging!

Purple Paisley Patch said...

Welcome back! No need to explain yourself. After all, it's a woman's prerogative to change her mind. :-)

Chase said...

Welcome back!! I often check your picture pool, but I would have to say. Your blog is amazing and I love all what you have done and hope you keep plug in.. thanks so much!!!

Leslie said...

i am so much more than delighted to find you back again. this is awesome! i love this beautiful quilt for your hairdresser....what a great arrangement

Mia's Cottage said...

I'm so glad I didn't take you off my blog list!. I enjoyed your blog soo much befoer, glad your back!
Donna

Ethne said...

It's so very very good to have you back with us all Amanda Jean - you have been missed and your contributions to the quilting cyber world for us is valuable beyond words - looking forward to all you have to share with us.

Annie said...

Yay! I'm so glad you're back! I totally used your tutorials to begin to teach myself to quilt.

Sarah Craig said...

You hardly need another comment to know that you were missed and we're glad you're back, but I'm going to comment anyway! And I sure wish I could come up with an arrangement like that with my hairdresser! Starts me thinking.... hmmm.....!!

Purple Quilter Queen said...

Welcome back!!!! We've missed you too! Jenn

trish said...

I am *so* glad you are back! And how awesome that you can barter like you do. I love bartering! :o)

I am having a little give a way on my blog today and would love to have you join in the fun.

Sincerely ~ Tricia

kwiltmakr said...

It is great that your back. I always looked at your blog but never really commented on it. Blogs are a good way to keep track of our quilts and see our progress.

Susan said...

Good to see you again. I won a pincushiom from you and think of you often when I use it.

I am still working on your star quilt along. You have still been with me even though you took a break.

Quilting Corner said...

We are happy you are back. Your friends in Israel from the Quilting Corner.
Fondly,
Etty

Synnøve said...

Welcome back, I have missed your blog, and as I still had it in my favourite-bloglist, I was very happy to see that you are back again. I've got a lot of inspiration from your blog!!

PunkiePie said...

welcome back!

Wendy said...

Yippeeee!!!!

suz said...

It's nice to know the IRS was good for something! Good to have you back.

allsewnup said...

Welcome back. :o)

Carolyn

AnnieO said...

So glad you are reentering blogland. I discovered your blog late, just visiting for a few months before you left. I was bummed! Just now I'm putting together one of your zig zag quilts and will be quilting like mad this week to get it ready to give as a wedding gift.

Welcome back!

Herding Grasshoppers said...

Woo-hoo!

Glad you're back :D

Tam-A-Roo said...

So glad that you're back! Looking forward to seeing your new creations!

Kate said...

I know this is just repeating what everyone has said, but I am very glad you found a purpose and reason to continue blogging.

very glad to have you back - as your blog introduced me to quilting and is an inspiration to me.

thanks again and no pressure.. :)

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

As a repeat, you do not need to explain anything, welcome back!

Regi said...

Welcome welcome back... and Happy Monday to you as well!

Kris said...

Yay!! I'm so happy you've started writing again, too. :)

*waving hi*
I'm down near Green Bay & am finding quilting is becoming my all-consuming new "hobby" (but in a good way, of course!).

sheepeez said...

Ditto what Kris said! I'm so glad you are back.

LeeAnn said...

I always hoped you'd come back! I never took you out of my Reader just to remain optomistic. :)

Lisa In Oregon said...

You were the first quilt blog I subbed to....and I was so sad to see you go! I'm pleased as can be you're returning to it!

EmileeHope said...

Very glad to see you back!!

Alia said...

DIDN'T SEE IT, DIDN'T SEE IT!!! You did not tell me when you came over the other day!! You sneaky thing you! I AM DELIGHTED, can ya hear me?? ;) I'm so happy. I was ready to go to bed and am now WIDE AWAKE again! I think I will go and bind my quilt! By the by, it is 12:14am here in Muscat now! So glad you are B A C K!!!

xoxo

cshamp said...

Welcome back! Yours is the first blog I started following, just about a year ago. I spend an entire weekend reading all of your posts (yeah, I'm that cool!) and I was completely inspired by your work...
I'm so glad you decided to come back!

sandra said...

Welocome back! I missed the inspiration moments you bring to the blogland world! Thank you!

ellen said...

do you have a stippling business?! please email me if you do (patton_ellen@hotmail.com). i might have you stipple a quilt for me. thanks! and welcome back.

pam said...

Tho I am not much of a quilter I enjoyed visiting you every morning. I would check in once in a while after you closed and always visited your flicker acct.
I am so glad you are back! I still had your blog at the top of my list so I won't have to move it.

shellysquilts said...

Hey Amanda Jean, Welcome back! Have a great week!

Shana said...

yAy!! welcome back! you were my inspiration to jump into quilting and I big, puffy heart loved your blog and the info you shared. thank you thank you thank you :)

Ann said...

Great idea Amanda Jean! Ann :)

Anonymous said...

OMGoodness! I am so excited that you are back. You made my day. Its been so lonely without you when I look at my bookmarks. Happy blogging. Mary Jo from LP

bruinbr said...

welcome back!!! I am so excited that you have started blogging again! :)

Nanci said...

Well you know that coming back doesn't mean that the blog controls your life. It's supposed to be fun!
Have fun with us all. Some of us blog a couple of times a week, others almost daily. Me? When the spirit moves me and I want to share with my blogging friends.
Enjoy this time with us all Amanda .

Tara said...

Yeah!! I received the first registration for the retreat today! So excited!

Kathy said...

So glad you changed your mind, because I really liked your blog!

pdudgeon said...

Oh, such a treat to come back on tonight and find your blog entry!

it's like having desert before the main course. (((huggs!))))

doing my happy dance here. *grin*

Rebecca said...

Welcome back! Now where do I find a hairdresser that will barter like that . . .

Joyce said...

I love your quilts and blog. I am very happy to you're back!

NorahS said...

I am so glad you are back, whatever the reason. Your blog is an amazing resource, and I am thrilled that you are going to resume posting.

Sara said...

Wow, so glad you are back! I stumbled across your blog this past Feb and was sad that you were done but so grateful for the resource. I have been here many times since and glad to see YOU here. Welcome back!

c'est Moi! the TinknFrog said...

Welcome back to blogland. You were definitely missed

Thimbleanna said...

Well who knew? The IRS IS our friend!!! It's fabulous to see you back CrazyMom!!!

Annie said...

. . . and to you dear girl, great to have you back, such a valuable part of our blogsphere.

tammiemarie said...

it's a sure sign you were missed, when I hadn't deleted your blog from my reader yet ;) happy to have you back!

Kristin said...

What a gorgeous quilt and a cool bartering arrangement.

Clair said...

I am not back to blogging yet...still wavering. But nice to see your quilt.

Liam's Mummy said...

Happy to see you're back :)

bloominworkshop said...

... For better or worse, a great documentation tool of the tiny snippets of my life...

Yup, that's what I like about blogging. And why I keep coming back to it, even when I feel like I've had enough. Thanks for that little reminder. :)

And a happy welcome to your return to blogland.

Amy said...

I knew I left you in my bloglines for a reason! So happy to be getting in on some of your inspiring posts again! One day I too hope to quilt, but not yet...one day though

sewing the seeds of love said...

Welcome back to blogland, From an avid follower in Australia!
x PJ x

anne said...

Yeah great you are back and look forward to reading your blog again. Good luck.

Seams Sew Together said...

So Glad you are back!!

Crafty Mama said...

So glad to see you posting again!
Sounds like a great deal with your stylist too! ☺

MamaDaniel said...

Hello.. welcome back.. no explanation needed.. (All this while I thought you're on your maternity leave.. ;)

highwaycottage said...

No excuse or explanationas neede, we're just glad you are back. The blog is a great way to record bits of life as it happens.

Corrie said...

woohoo you've made my day! you are my favourite blogger of all time and I don't throw around the title loosely!

welcome back, we all missed you and I still kept you on my blog list but didn't think you'd come back!!!!!

yay!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Corrie:)

Sue in West Seattle said...

I can't believe I clicked on your name in my saved Favorites just now - after months of not checking it ... and you're back! Must be my Lucky Monday! Love these colors and look forward to new projects you share.

Nix said...

iiiuuuuupiiii!!!! welcome!!!!

FrancisMoore said...

I, too, am so glad that you are back. I have missed your entries.

Theresa said...

Maybe that's the key. Blog for you and create your history. Well done. Thanks for reconsidering, coming back and keeping crazymomquilts going!

Lauren H said...

Welcome back! I so missed seeing what you were creating!!!

Kelly Mainard said...

I've missed your wonderful posts and I'm so glad your back. Welcome home!!!

Asiyah said...

Don't feel the need to explain. It's your blog, your space...I'm just glad to be able to share it from time to time. :)

Meg said...

No matter the reasons, glad you're back!

Log Cabin Yardage said...

Welcome back!
(and a good tax benefit??)

islandquilter said...

I am so glad you are back!
As always, a beautiful quilt!

KarrieLyne said...

Good things really do happen during tax time :) Welcome back!

Anonymous said...

Welcome back. So excited to see you back in the blogging world.

dotti white said...

Amanda Jean...so glad that you are back! You are an inspiration!

Cynthia said...

Welcome back. Take time. Enjoy and when you are ready to share we're here to admire, ooh and ahh and cheer you on!

kateohkatie said...

I'm so glad you're back! And so glad you're sharing another (gorgeous!!) quilt :-)

VeeV said...

YEAH!!!!
YEAH!!!!YEAH!!!!
YEAH!!!!YEAH!!!!YEAH!!!!
YEAH!!!!YEAH!!!!YEAH!!!!YEAH!!!!
YEAH!!!!YEAH!!!!YEAH!!!!
YEAH!!!!YEAH!!!!
YEAH!!!!

xo
eva

VeeV said...

I have missed you!!!
xo

Tina H. said...

So glad to see you are back. You provide great inspiration!

Tina in California

Anonymous said...

Hey girl!!! Gld your baaaackkkkk :o) Amie

Melisa said...

welcome back!

Kerri said...

Very, Very , Very excited you back. Missed you heaps. Number ONE on blog land

qltmom9 said...

I missed you TERRIBLY and am thrilled to see you back...you are SUCH an inspiration. I've made my second ninepatch quilt like from your quiltalong.
And, I put my toes into the blogging pond.

Lucy~

Jacky O said...

I am so glad that you are back! You have been missed by so many!

Beautiful Quilt!!

Karie said...

Your explanation makes me think I should start a blog too. I am glad your back, I think there are many who have missed you (including me)

GeeGee said...

WELCOME BACK!! I have really missed you and your beautiful quilts.

Lara said...

Happy Monday to you too Amanda! And how very nice to have you back in blog land :)

Annie of Blue Gables said...

When I saw your name in bold print in my google reader, I almost jumped for joy. I have missed you so much. I'm so glad you are back.
You are an inspiration
~a

Puppenkisterl said...

Jeah, great you're coming back. I always loved reading your blog and I will in the future. So, happy blogging and welcome back!

Yours, Karin!

kate said...

Sew Glad you are BACK!! Welcome! I enjoyed reading your blog & being inspired to create. I have referenced your blog many times since January & followed your flickr some. I must admit I am glad you are back to share your quilting with us! We Love Ya!

LadyUnderThe Oaks said...

thank you! have learned so much from your site and look forward to you sharing once again!

Dawn said...

I sure did miss your voice in blogland...your an inspiration to me and many... We love you!
Hugs Dawn x x x

Libby said...

Really glad that you are back!! You have been missed! I hope that you and your family are doing well!

Karen said...

Welcome back!! Its great to know I will have entries from your blog popping up in my Google Reader. All the very best to you.

Jo said...

If your blog like it's your journal and not your business, it will be a lot easier to not get stuck in the day to day of it. It's good to hear from you.

Julie said...

Glad you are back. I had always wanted to quilt, and loved reading your blog. You helped me be brave and actually do some quilting! I used the tutorials you posted, and at Christmas made beautiful quilted stockings for my children, something I had wanted to do for years. I was sad when you stopped posting, and am very happy to have you back.

Darcy said...

Sometimes you need a break but I am SO HAPPY that you're back! YAY!

tarabu said...

I cannot believe how many times I have clicked back in the last twenty-four hours to read your new post!

Jessica Christensen said...

No explanation required. Your blog is valuable to us too.

Sherri said...

I also have been surprised how much help my blog has been. Just recently I was wondering about binding a quilt in white...couldn't remember which white I'd used in the body of the quilt (Kona Snow or Moda Bella Bleached White)...went back to my blog where I'd listed the fabrics...and perfect...I was able to match the correct fabric!

Anonymous said...

You are back and I am happy!!!

Welcome!
Claudia

moira said...

welcome back. I'm new to the quilting blogland and have already used some of your basics info to help me out.

Cattails Quilts said...

Welcome back! =)

Suzanne said...

Among friends no explanation is necessary.

Amy, a redeemed sheep said...

You have made my week! Seriously...Your quilts are the ones I continue to look at and dream of making.

BTW...I bought Juki TL98Q. I'm waiting for it to get here later this week. A few hours after I ordered it, I read your FAQ and discovered you had one, too! I ran to hubby and told him we made the perfect decision!! LOL!

Beth said...

Beautiful quilt. Can't wait to see what you continue to post. We have missed you!(We being my 2 yr old and I, he like to look at the pretty quilt blogs with me!)

Elaine said...

Soooo happy you decided to blog again - welcome back! I have you bookmarked and have referred to your blog many times since January.

Brittany said...

I am so glad to see that you are blogging again! You were, quite literally, my inspiration to begin quilting, when I stumbled unto your blog a few months back. Looking forward to more quilty goodness from you!

Valerie said...

Adding to the others, I'm glad to see you back, too! Flickr just wasn't cutting it for me. *grin*

josie said...

You don't need to explain yourself to me. I just did the exact same thing. Funny how addictive (and engaging) this blogging business is isn't it?

acardaday said...

welcome back :)
x

donnachurchillritter said...

Amandajean,
Don't worry about explaining yourself. Blogging is time-consuming and sometimes people just need a break!
Welcome back.

Kritta22 said...

So glad you are back! I love my blog too! Not just fun but useful!

Hey I'm co-hosting a different kind of bee and thought of you. Check out my blog and see if your interested.

If not, I'm hosting another bee, a monthly one, starting in June.

I would be honored if you joined one or BOTH!!

Krista

Patty C. said...

I'm soooo glad you are back. Missed your blog and seeing your beautifil quilts.

Renee said...

I'm so delighted you're back ~ I missed visiting with you!

Lovely colours in this quilt.

anniem said...

Welcome back you were missed.

Darlene B said...

So glad you're back. No pressure to have weekly completed projects - I sure don't! Just good to know you're back in the swing....

weathergrl said...

I can not tell you how glad I am that you are going to continue your blog. I'm an on and off quilter and I have not quilted anything in over a year. I miss it so much and it is because of your blog and your beautiful quilts that I am going to jump back in! I love that they are simple, but so wonderful! I LOVE your color choices and placements I have been truly inspired by you and your quilts!!! Thank you!

liz said...

Whoo hoo! Soooo happy you are back, I have learned a lot from you!

Anonymous said...

Welcome Back! I have missed your great ideas! Everyone gets to change her mind! Can't wait to see what you have been doing! I kept checking back and hoping you would change your mind!

wordmama said...

WOOOO HOOOOO!

Amy Jo said...

Oh goody, goody, goody!!! See me jump up and down!!! So happy to hear that you're back in blog world - you've made my day!

Anonymous said...

YIPPEE!!

Kristi said...

I am SO excited you are going to blog again. I have wanted to be a quilter for a few years now and didn't start until I found your blog. Everything is so easy to follow, better than any books I've ever come across. Before finding your blog I did a few pillows, otherwise not much sewing. Now I have 3 quilts completed, 3 dresses completed and more quilts in progress. Thank you for your blog and for writting more!!!

Kristi said...

I am SO excited you are going to blog again. I have wanted to be a quilter for a few years now and didn't start until I found your blog. Everything is so easy to follow, better than any books I've ever come across. Before finding your blog I did a few pillows, otherwise not much sewing. Now I have 3 quilts completed, 3 dresses completed and more quilts in progress. Thank you for your blog and for writting more!!!

Katy said...

Okay, so I'm not the only one who feels this way...but so glad you're back!! Welcome!

Oh, and love your barter!

Always,
Katy

Renee said...

I'm so so excited again to have you back here! it's kind of missing something not to read your blog daily like having my coffee in the morning!!!

Bright sunny morning in Singapore now!

Kim said...

Great news! Welcome back.
Now didn't you miss us too?

Happy Sewing and blogging.....do what makes you happy!

Dawn N. said...

yay! so glad that you're back! :)

bunnythreads said...

I come over & check your blog all the time..because you have such great information-when you said you were leaving, I thought ..AUGHHHH
then you said you were leaving it up and I breathed a bit easier. still not the same knowing you were not there..WELCOME BACK ...It is a treat to have your talent & fun back
THANK YOU. thankyou thankyou

Karen said...

Welcome back!

Anonymous said...

So glad you are back; felt like I had lost a friend. Take it slower; while the rest of us are enjoying reading your blog, YOU are doing all the work! Thanks.

Mo

Tiphaine said...

great news !!!

Joanna said...

I am so happy you're back! I use your website as a reference tool and was just thinking what a shame it was that you had left cyberspace. Welcome back!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

So happy to see you are back Amanda Jean. I've not only missed your quilts, but your sweet posts. You are always a bright spot in the quilting world. Welcome home!

Pat said...

YAY....so glad you are back!!!

Karen said...

I am so glad you are back. I found your blog on January 2nd (I think) and as I started going over all the old posts, I realized how incredibly talented you are and how I wished I had found you sooner. Whatever you have to post about, you are a gift to all of us out here in Blogland. Welcome Back.

melissa s. said...

so glad to see you and your quilts back!!

AllieKatMom said...

This is the best news ever! I really love your quilts and I love seeing what you are working on!

NanaKaren said...

Welcome back, Amandajean! I missed you SO much and am sure everyone will agree. I actually visited crazymomquilts blogspot several time, reminiscing, etc.

No, I didn't get the "memo" about your return, but read about it just now on Google Reader and it brightened my day!

Hope you and your family are doing well.

Hugs, Karen

Lindz said...

Welcome back!!!

I found your blog only a few days before your January 1st post. I was so disappointed that you weren't blogging anymore. I learned a LOT from your archives, but it just wasn't the same.

I'm looking forward to reading future posts. No pressure though - really! It looks like I am one of many, MANY people who are happy to have you back again, in whatever capacity works for you.

VickiB said...

So very glad you are BACK! Yours was one of the first blogs that I discovered when I first started quilting last year - and I learned so much from your generous sharing of information and ideas. Welcome back!!!!

vscharp said...

I had just found your blog after you had stopped blogging and I thought to myself how sorry I was that I had not found your blog while you were blogging. It is the best quilting blog I've found and I'm beyond happy that it is back.

A new blog friend,

vicki

Gray said...

Just found you and terribly pleased that you are back!!

Judy said...

WHIPPPPEEE you are back. I was reading on another site and she said....in case you have not gotten the memo....AMANDA JEAN is back.......now this just made my day. WE have missed you so much and you truly have opened up a new window for quilting for me. Love your style.

Smiles......Judy

AnneElizablog said...

Just popped onto your blog to see if past posts had anything to say about batting...and I see that you are back! Yippee! No pressure but now that you're back, would you consider another quiltalong??

Anne

Sinta Renee said...

I can uncross my fingers now! Welcome back! I think I only watched from the sidelines before... but missed you just the same:)

Kelley O said...

You were one of the first quilting blogs that I found. Thank goodness you are back and I have a reason to come to your blog other than to drool over your quilts. Thanks for the time you devote to making the rest of us happy!
Kelley

Jeanne said...

Wow! Look at how many of us missed you! Welcome back.

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