Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Favorite Blogs

You can see my blog roll to the side there and although I like most of those blogs I have a few that I adore and when I see they have posted something new I immediately head on over to stalk them.

So here is my list of all time favorites.

Amy Smart of Dairy of a Quilter. Amy has no idea that I secretly want to be like her in every way. I stumbled upon Amy's blog in April of 2009. I instantly fell in love with her. Amy inspired me to start quilting so I got myself a sewing machine and started. She is open, honest, and sweet. I admit I love her so much I secretly went to American Quilting where she works just to see her. But alas I have never met her. Check out her blog I promise you will fall in love.

Amanda Jean of Crazy Mom Quilts . Is anyone else ecstatic that she is back? This woman is literally crazy. No seriously. I have never known someone to produce a quilt in the time she does. It really is ridiculous and inspiring. You won't regret getting to know Amanda Jean.

Allison of Cluck Cluck Sew. Allison is amazing. We are probably about the same age and in the same stage of life: child bearing and rearing. Yet I am constantly amazed how much more time in the day she finds than me to quilt. She really had a passion for it and produces the most amazing quilts that she sells in her etsy shop, Cluck Cluck Sew.

Camille of Simplify. I secretly covet her job. Ahhh to work for Moda as a designer. What could be more fun. The excitement and anticipation of producing a line of fabric and then to release it to the masses of screaming and adoring quilters. I don't know about you but I can't wait to get me some Bliss.

Rachel from P.S. I quilt. Rachel is funny. Her obsession of Twilight is amusing. She is creative and personal. Honestly, the thing I love most about Rachel is her pictures. It is fabric eye candy. I often find myself daydreaming about what I would do with that jellyroll or honeybun.

Julie from Jaybird Quilts. The talent this girl has is unbelievable. She does it all: Moda Bake Shop, magazines, tutorials, and sponsored givaways. Julie is also the glorified town crier for blog givaways. Seriously, if there is a blog givaway Julie knows and posts about it. I honestly don't know how she stays up on it all.

Vanessa from V & Co. Vanessa is witty. Oftentimes I laugh out loud at her blog. She comes up with the most random things and the stories about her family make me laugh so hard. Her home decorating and DIY skills are out of this world. I have never seen someone use spray paint the way she does. If you need ideas about home decorating Vanessa is your girl and she will make you laugh along the way.

Okay so there it is the girls I blog stalk. You know I have only left one comment on one of these blogs (Jaybird Quilts). I don't know why I haven't done more to express my undying love and devotion to these creative geniuses. I guess I just feel weird because I don't personally know them and I know they get so many comments, my comment would be just another one that said "You are amazing" or "That quilt is to die for". Does anyone else feel that way? Anyway so who do you love to follow? I am always wanting to find new people to secretly admire.

And a picture of my crackhead for good measure.


  1. I always felt a little weird about commenting on blogs at first, but then I started doing it, and to my amazement, many bloggers actually talk back! Maybe not so many of the "big" bloggers, but a lot of the bloggers with less than, say, 5,000 followers (ha ha) really enjoy hearing from their readers and chatting back and forth. I've made some great blog friends this way, and I'd encourage you to start throwing your comments out there!

  2. Mary, I took your advice and I started to comment on people's blogs today. I still feel silly but we will see how it goes. Thanks for the advice.

  3. leave comments!! it really does help me {and many others} to know that people are out there... reading.. appreciating.. and so on what we do!

    and thanks for including me on your list of favorites!

  4. thanks for the link and the love, you are welcome to leave a comment any time. and normally if there's an email attached to it i comment back to ya! i've made some great friends this way!
    i'm glad that my crazy amuses you, it often makes me laugh out loud too, well after i cry sometimes.
    talk to you soon! ;) -V

  5. thanks for the shout out.

    & seriously...leave a comment.
    even if i can't get back with you, i love hearing what peeps have to say.