July 2010

Ami Simms Newsletter
July 1, 2010

Welcome to Summer!
I hope you're enjoying the Fourth of July holiday with your family and friends.

This will be a shorter edition than usual. There's just been too much to do!

MUTANT FRUIT
I didn't get a chance to blog during the entire month of June, but I hope you enjoy reading about my experience with Mutant Fruit.


BOWLS WITH RIMS
I've been working on some finger crocheted rims for my hand-dyed clothesline bowls and was finally able to finish my free tutorial. I even figured out how to do a video!

When you watch the video you might wonder what in the world the clothesline was sewn to. Yup, the bottom of a plastic milk jug. I'll be using those kinds of teaching aids in my Fabric Bowling workshops.


QUILT AUCTION IS LIVE
If you're an Allison Janney fan, as I am, you'll be tickled to know there is a quilt with her signature on it! There are some very special quilts that would look great in your house, I just know it! Bidding has already begun.


CHANGES PAGES IN FACEBOOK
With so many quilting friends on my personal Facebook page, I'm missing out on family updates! So, there's a new place r just us quilters to hang out.

I won't be "friending" any more folks on my personal page so please head over to the link above and "like" me over there. (I feel like Sally Fields at the Academy Awards…..) By the end of summer if you haven't moved over, I'll have to "unfriend" you and that will positively break my heart, so head on over now. Painless. Maybe even enjoyable. Please tell your friends; I don't want to miss anyone.


CYBER SHARING
Jody Sanders made a Twisted Sisters quilt that is perfect to share this holiday weekend. Be sure to click the small picture to see the larger version and every patriotic detail: Look!

Glenda Brock made a wonderful Twisted Sisters. Ditto on the detail: Check it out!


VIDEO PICKS OF THE MONTH
1. Get a video tour of Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel. The floor is entirely "quilty." OK, the walls are nice too. Click here.

2. I still don't know what they're advertising, and I don't really care. It's a GREAT commercial! Watch it here.

3. These ATMs will actually save you money! Enjoy!


SEW LONG UNTIL NEXT TIME
Thanks for reading and I'll see meet you in your email box again on August 1st.

Ami Simms
www.AmiSimms.com

Ami Simms
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4206 Sheraton Drive
Flint, MI 48532