December 2012

December 2012
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The Ami Simms Newsletter
December 2012

This is a picture of Scooter who just had a bath. He says he likes the wispy, stick-up-everywhere look. Good thing. I canít brush him until he dries. Until tomorrow morning heíll just be our walking, barking, de-humidifier.


WELCOME
Itís a short newsletter this time. December just snuck up on me and the end of the year looms. How did it zoom by so quickly?!


BLOGGING AGAIN
I just posted a blog this evening filled with pictures of my ďvacation.Ē Be sure to click on each picture so you can see the larger image.


WHATíS ON MY CUTTING BOARD?
Right now itís a total mess, but this month Iím going to be playing with fabric no matter what! Iíve got several gifts I want to make for the holidays and Iíve got some really exciting projects coming up next year.

It is bad luck if I tell you exactly what I have planned, but thereís going to be a new workshop or lecture (I havenít decided which, maybe both) coming out in 2014. Iím also developing two new patterns for ďquiltyĒ things. One rolls, the other plugs in. And, if I can fit it all in, Iíd like to actually finish a few ďnormalĒ quilts, you know, flat ones!


ON THE ROAD AGAIN
My dance card for 2013 is delightfully full. Iíll be visiting 20 groups in 13 states plus Canada. If youíd like to add on to an existing booking 2013 (saves on airfare) or add an entirely new folder to my 2014, look here.


ALHEIMERíS ART QUILT INITIATIVE
The December auction is in full swing, plus there is a great selection of quilts to buy. Everything you need to know is AAQI.org.


VIDEO PICK OF THE MONTH
This video is just amazing. It shows an extremely talented woman riding in competition. I took riding lessons when I was in 6th grade and again in college. This video almost made me want to get back up on a horse. After I wiped the tears away at the end of the video I laughed uncontrollably at the thought of putting my butt in a saddle again. Beauty in motion I was not. I flopped all over, my arms and legs flailing about. In one significant encounter my horse went one way and I went another. Horses are definitely larger than dogs, if youíve never seen one up close. Itís a long way down. Ask me how I know. And theyíre mean. I got bit, stepped on, and squished against numerous walls. And that was by Old Paint who was 102 in horse years. She (he?!) had four big yellow teeth and suffered from some kind of lower intestinal problem, if you catch my drift. Three of Paintís legs were made of lead and the fourth was some kind of foam rubber. Real nice gait. We were a great pair. But seriously, watch the video. Youíll like it.



Thanks for spending a little time with me today.
Happy Holidays!

Ami Simms
www.AmiSimms.com
Mallery Press, Inc.
4206 Sheraton Drive
Flint, MI 48532

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