It is the First, But Not the Last

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I always find the very first blog post to be a bit… awkward. It’s kind of a like a blind date, except you might end up marrying the other person, which is what happened in my case. But, since I’m taken, you don’t have to worry about going to pick out a ring anytime soon. If you happened to add me to whatever blog stalking system you use though, well, then I’d be fine with you telling your mother we’re dating.

(Edit: Rob actually told me “that creeps me out” when he read the first part, so that’s what you need to know. I’m creepy.)

I’ll try to make this less weird, but there are no guarantees when I’m running on two cups of coffee and a handful of stale Easter Peeps.

Me: “I’m Amy and I like to sew.”

You: “Hi, Amy.”

There we go- much better! I don’t know that I’d hand you a key to my place yet, but I’ll at least make you a cake with peach schnapps. It’s ah-maz-ing.

My husband Rob and I moved to Portland from Indianapolis, Indiana about 2 ½ months ago. I feel a little bit bad about saying this, but it’s been WONDERFUL. Sure, I miss everyone back home—I think that goes without saying. But to be fair, Indiana doesn’t have anything like these hills and waterfalls, plus I love the people I work with, and to finally have a great place to take my pup to run is amazing.

Speaking of my pup, I’m sure you’ll get sick and tired of reading about my fur babies at some point, but for now let’s stick with “they’re cuter than a hedgehog riding a turtle.”

Besides cuteness, I hope to share my sewing tips and tricks here, and to give friends and family back home a place to catch up on how many times I get arrested. Yes, Mom, I’m kidding. Or at least I hope I am.

  • Amy

    Dan- I hope your know your wife coined that phrase.

  • Dan Blaker

    The blog stalker stuff is cool, but the phrase “fur babies” totally creeps me out.

    • Amy

      Dan I hope you know your wife coined that term. 🙂

  • Jim

    Amy, so happy to see this up and running. It looks great! (kudos to you Allen, I mean Rob) Looking forward to stalking and all that jazz. 🙂 Congrats!

  • ravynstadick

    Um. LOVE IT!!! I can't wait to see more. You can make me that yummy sounding cake right after you your 'fur babies' a hug from Aunt Ravyn!

  • I like you!

  • This blog is going to rock I can tell. It's pretty too.

  • Lovely Amy, a whole new way to get to know you and your fur babies!

  • So glad you finally have a better place to show people your work—it's just too bad they can't hear you whistle. ;o) Love you!

  • ashley leduc

    amy! its your long lost pal, ashley, from BSU. so glad i found your blog from facebook! can't wait to see what you do! you talented lady 🙂

  • I’m from the Midwest originally, too. Can’t beat those rolling hills, mountains, waterfalls, mist, and all the green. Love it here, too! Look forward to more posts!

  • Amy, I found you through a post you left on Alicia’s blog.
    Love your sense of humor in you writing and those two pets of yours are so photogenic!! They are adorable.
    I’m adding you to my blog list 🙂

    • Thanks so much, Elizabeth! 🙂