Website Gets Face Lift

July 11, 2013 at 11:41 am 225 comments

This way to my "new" website! has been updated and re-designed! I’m very excited for you to see it.

Since it’s always hard to proof your own work, I need YOUR eyes. Here’s the deal. I’ll give you $1.00 store credit on orders this month for every error you find first. Click around and tell me if I’ve got typos, spellos, parts of pages that just look strange, glaring errors, or links that don’t go where they should.

Here are the rules:

  • Report errors in a comment to this blog post only. (Click the word comment to comment).
  • Be the first one to report it. (Read previous comments first.)
  • Tell me how to find the error. The web page has a nifty thing at the top of every page that tells you where you are in the site, or just copy and paste the URL (  ) in your browser window in your comment.
  • Errors in grammatical style don’t count and neither do the pages in the Gallery section showing student/reader quilts and projects or “Amy & Jack in Kazakhstan,” or anything in the blog.
  • You’ve got until Friday midnight to find the errors. After that you’re just being nice.
  • I am the final judge as to what is an actual error and what is a cute Ami-ism.

I’ll moderate the comments as fast as I can, as I pack for 4 guilds in Houston next week, help the AAQI volunteers upstairs, and try to make sure Steve doesn’t throw away any good stuff during his garage/backyard clean-up.

Not into proofreading? How about a 15% discount on purchases that total more than $35 in the new STORE? Discounted/clearance items don’t count, nor does my hand-dyed clothesline. Use the coupon code FACELIFT (not case sensitive) until the end of July. Yes, you can combine “typo money” with the discount. I’ll revise the invoice when I process your order.

Thank you for your help! Suggestions are always welcome. Put those in the comment section too!

Thank you for your help! Your eagle eyes found a bunch of errors for me and I am grateful. I will tally the “finder’s fees” and email the proofreaders so they can go shopping.

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  • 1. Kate Bachman  |  July 11, 2013 at 11:44 am

    Looks good.

  • 3. Stephanie Pennington-Grant  |  July 11, 2013 at 11:51 am

    If I am reading the Blog page, scroll up and click on the word Home in the green bar, nothing happens.

    • 4. Ami Simms  |  July 11, 2013 at 11:59 am

      That’s because you already ARE on the home page if you’re reading this post. Try this: scroll down to an old post. Click on the blue title. THEN hit the HOME tab and it will take you to the most recent post (if you’re reading this today it would be THIS one).

  • 5. ginabead  |  July 11, 2013 at 11:56 am You have an underlined space at the end of the travel paragraph.

    • 6. Ami Simms  |  July 11, 2013 at 12:04 pm

      Good eye! You’ve earned yourself a buck! Keep going; I’m sure there are more!

  • 7. ginabead  |  July 11, 2013 at 12:03 pm The Displayaway link leads to a watch page.

    • 8. Ami Simms  |  July 11, 2013 at 12:05 pm

      Excellent! Thank you! (Another $1 for you!)

  • 9. Melissa  |  July 11, 2013 at 12:04 pm

    Not sure if these are errors or just going to be my own nit picky comments … :-)

    On most of the pages and sub-pages some words appear in Blue with a hyperlink underscore – Example:
    Words: senior citizens, quilts, undergraduate

    Are you required because of your host server to have these links that take you to blind search pages or open secondary pages that try to sell you something?

    In a few places you have made aside comments in parantheses and very small italicized script. Was making them 1-2 points smaller intentional? I find them hard to read – but that just might be me.


    Please Note: Michigan residents will be charged Michigan sales tax. This is calculated on the total amount of the order, including shipping. (I know. It’s a bummer, but we don’t make the rules; we just try to follow them.)

    • 10. Ami Simms  |  July 11, 2013 at 12:22 pm

      Hi Melissa, I only see the hyperlink to QUILTS and that should take you to my gallery page. Assuming you might want to see those.

      Other links should open to actual pages, not search pages. Those are busted links. Tell me where those are and you could earn some bucks.

      Links to buy stuff? Totally intentional. A girl’s gotta eat, right?

      Small type. I was trying to be cute. Noted that this is not appreciated. Since that was stylistic and not technically an error, but I changed them because you said something, how about $1 both.

      • 11. Melissa  |  July 11, 2013 at 12:42 pm

        Ami – I have looked at the website on several different web browsers and most of the erroneous linking seems to happen when you are using Firefox. Specifically….

        “I came to quilting in a…” Quilting is double underlined – clicking it takes you here:

        “Order Ami’s NEW Clothesline PowerWrapper today!” – Clothesline is double underlined – clicking it takes here:

        “Take Advantage of These Great Specials!” – Great Specials is double underlined – clicking it takes here:

        The following words are double underlined and take you to either a search page or a survey page:
        Patterns, senior citizens, undergraduate
        Secure server, shipping charges,
        Supply list, pencils, tip marker

      • 12. Ami Simms  |  July 11, 2013 at 1:45 pm

        Melissa, I can’t replicate this, but I will be sharing it with my Yahoo Store, my web hosts. I’m guessing that you have some kind of script running on your computer.

        Is anybody else experiencing this?

        And you get it when you use other browsers too, just more on Firefox than on the others?

      • 13. Melissa  |  July 12, 2013 at 9:09 am

        Amy – this may just be my issue … and no, I don’t see the odd links on Chrome or IE – just Firefox … I am going to take another look at my settings and run a scan and defrag this weekend to see if that fixes things.

        Thanks for checking though!

      • 14. Ami Simms  |  July 12, 2013 at 7:51 pm


  • 15. Linda  |  July 11, 2013 at 12:10 pm

    you are wonderful! Mistakes?? never except the link did not work and you blamed it on Scooter!! Shame Scooter NEVER does anything wrong! hee hee

    • 16. Ami Simms  |  July 11, 2013 at 12:23 pm

      Linda, what links were those? $1 for each you can locate for me.

  • 17. Shelly Chandhok  |  July 11, 2013 at 12:54 pm

    In the store, alphabetical list, Magic Needles and Magnetic Pin Caddy have the same description: the one for Needles

    • 18. Ami Simms  |  July 11, 2013 at 1:47 pm

      Not any more! Thank you, Shelly, for catching that one! Well done. You’ve earned your $1 store credit!

  • 19. ginabead  |  July 11, 2013 at 12:55 pm

    Not an error, but a suggestion.

    Perhaps you could group the pages over two years old onto separate pages by year. By that, I mean that you would create a page for 2010, for example, and put all the 2010 links on it. Then you create a link on this page that says “2010 newsletters”, taking up a lot less scrolling space.

    Hope that makes sense.

    • 20. Ami Simms  |  July 11, 2013 at 2:05 pm

      Great idea! Just did it. Should be “live” in about 15 minutes. Thanks for the suggestion!

  • 21. ginabead  |  July 11, 2013 at 1:01 pm you should have Ami’s Power Wrapper listed here.

    (I’m saving my dollars from you to purchase your new power wrapper. My wooden one broke :( )

    • 22. Ami Simms  |  July 11, 2013 at 2:07 pm

      Nice try. It already was. You probably missed it as it’s the first product listed and it’s mostly a picture of me. I can be so stunningly gorgeous that my natural beauty blinds most people.

      • 23. ginabead  |  July 11, 2013 at 2:20 pm

        That must be it. Also, I tend to look for it under Power Wrapper and not Ami’s…

      • 24. Ami Simms  |  July 11, 2013 at 2:27 pm

        Yes. Me too! :)

    • 25. Ami Simms  |  July 11, 2013 at 2:09 pm

      Good one. Another $1 for ginabead. Dessert (or is that desert) did me in again.

  • 26. ginabead  |  July 11, 2013 at 1:08 pm Need a closing parenthesis on the very last line of the page.

  • 27. Terry  |  July 11, 2013 at 1:12 pm

    This may not be a mistake, but I was hoping to see a larger picture when I clicked on the one of you in your Amish days:
    The new site is awesome! I love having fewer links on the left menu bar. :-)

    • 28. Ami Simms  |  July 11, 2013 at 2:10 pm

      Terry, that photo was taken so long ago, the picture was only that big. If I ever find the print again, I’ll see if I can enlarge it. Thanks for the kind words. I like the cleaner look so much beter!

  • 29. Mary Dettloff  |  July 11, 2013 at 1:40 pm

    When and where are you going to be in Houston? I live south of the city and I am not a member of any Houston guild. Last year I checked to see if I would be in Michigan when you were having classes when we visited relatives north of Detroit. Alas alack–no such luck. If I cannot see you this summer…we will always have the quilt festival..(not exactly the Paris parallel…) Henley & Hannah want to send their regards to Scooter since they know I will never take them to a Houston quilt outing.

    • 30. Ami Simms  |  July 11, 2013 at 2:13 pm

      Mary, go to, click on TEACHING (left hand side). Then click on TEACHING SCHEDULE, and you’ll see where I’ll be and what I’m teaching. There are contact people there to email also.

      Hope to see you there!

  • 31. Mary Dettloff  |  July 11, 2013 at 1:48 pm

    Don’t bother replying. I just looked up you teaching schedule on your web page. I don’t always think things out before I ask questions.

  • 33. Jane Hancock  |  July 11, 2013 at 1:49 pm

    Hi Ami,
    I haven’t found any errors, but I’ll keep looking.

  • 35. Amanda McCloskey  |  July 11, 2013 at 2:10 pm

    No $ for me, but on
    the use of italics is inconsistent in the student quote signatures. For example,
    “Gloria Beucler,
    Tucker, GA”
    is italicized
    “Lynn Flynn
    Zion, IL”
    is not.
    I’m using firefox on a pc.
    Btw, the facelift is super cute!
    Go Ami!

    • 36. Ami Simms  |  July 11, 2013 at 2:17 pm

      Amanda, I’m not seeing those quotes, just one by Fran Hessler. Are you sure you found them on the Teaching Schedule page?

  • 39. Amanda McCloskey  |  July 11, 2013 at 2:16 pm

    Also, the beloved “mule walk” video link goes to and then nothing happens. No video. :( Sad me, wanting to chuckle at my mom walking funny.

    • 40. Ami Simms  |  July 11, 2013 at 2:26 pm

      Oh, and you need to see it. I will attempt to email it to you and then I’ll ask the powers that be why it won’t play. $1 for you, Amanda!

      • 41. Amanda McCloskey  |  July 11, 2013 at 3:14 pm

        The emailed video did the trick, laughed to the point of tears/getting the giggles. Made my day, a big thanks!

      • 42. Ami Simms  |  July 11, 2013 at 9:56 pm

        So happy you enjoyed it! I’ll figure out how to get it working for everybody else as soon as I can.

  • 43. ginabead  |  July 11, 2013 at 2:31 pm

    No comma needed after Scooter.

    The quotes around “good tired” do not show up correctly in Firefox, though they do when using Chrome.

    The second student quote is not credited to anyone.

    • 44. Ami Simms  |  July 11, 2013 at 9:46 pm

      YOu get $1 for the extra comma, but cross-browser compatibility is out of my hands. Wish I knew could remember the persona who said the quote.

  • 45. ginabead  |  July 11, 2013 at 2:38 pm

    Last one, I think, from me. On the blog page (this page), change the image for your link to the page needs to be changed to your new logo.

    • 46. Ami Simms  |  July 11, 2013 at 9:48 pm

      Ooops! The blog doesn’t count but you’re telling me I have to get rid of the logo? Change is painful!

  • 47. Terry  |  July 11, 2013 at 3:12 pm

    Found one! Description below should say SNIPPING instead of SHIPPING?
    Perfect Scissors – Curved
    Micro serrated blades and comfortable handles make these babies perfect for shipping threads while piecing or quilting.

    • 48. Ami Simms  |  July 11, 2013 at 9:54 pm

      What good eyes you have! Took me 15 minutes to find it. What?! You don’t want to SHIP THREADS?! There’s $1 on account for you!

  • 49. Mary Abbott  |  July 11, 2013 at 3:31 pm

    I’ve just started looking at the new web site, but did discover what I believe to be a missing word in “Ami’s @ Home Classroom” link: in the first paragraph, second line, “Scooter is looking forward TO greeting…”

    • 50. Ami Simms  |  July 11, 2013 at 9:58 pm

      That’s $.50 for each letter in the missing word TO! Well done! Thank you!

  • 51. Marian Johns  |  July 11, 2013 at 3:36 pm Scooter’s page says he’s a ‘rescude’ dog. I believe that should be rescued.

    • 52. Ami Simms  |  July 11, 2013 at 10:00 pm

      You guys are doing such a great job. Since Scooter wrote that page, the $1 is coming out of his kibble.

  • 53. Mary Abbott  |  July 11, 2013 at 3:44 pm

    Invisible appliqué: Special room set-up: 4th line: “A horseshoe with students sitting along only the outside edge makes is preferred.” Delete the word “makes” for clarity.

    • 54. Ami Simms  |  July 11, 2013 at 10:02 pm

      Mary, you found a good one! That extra “make” earned you $1 and my thanks!

  • 55. Mary Abbott  |  July 11, 2013 at 3:48 pm

    Also, no comma after Scooter in “Scooter, is looking forward…”

    • 56. Ami Simms  |  July 11, 2013 at 10:06 pm

      Sorry, somebody found that before you did. (It’s been hard keeping up with comments today because of all that was going on, but scroll up and you’ll see it.)

  • 57. wendy dixon  |  July 11, 2013 at 4:16 pm

    On the “worst quilt in the world” contest page
    the word ‘winner’ is blue & underlined near the bottom of the paragraph and it takes you to an ‘oops’ page

    • 58. Ami Simms  |  July 11, 2013 at 10:09 pm

      That busted earned you $1. Thank you!

  • 59. Mary S  |  July 11, 2013 at 4:17 pm

    I’m a computer idiot ( ask my kids and they will confirm this) Where is the newsletter? Is it the blog? I see where you sign up for the free newsletter but don’t see where to click to actually read the newsletter.

    • 60. Ami Simms  |  July 11, 2013 at 10:14 pm

      The newsletter used to be an email on the first day of every month. I also wrote a blog. The blog had an interface that let me do pictures and links, and surveys. The newsletter didn’t. I just recently decided to publish multiple “newsletters” which are really blog posts. Now, the newsletter part (that you would sign up for) is an email with a link to the blog. I’m confused too.

      Maybe I should call them something else? Idea anyone?

  • 61. Mary Abbott  |  July 11, 2013 at 4:18 pm

    It would help if I got it all together at once, wouldn’t it. Oh, well…

    Dancing Spools: For Thread: “One fat quarter…when the ‘strips’ run…”. Should this be “stripes”?

    • 62. Ami Simms  |  July 11, 2013 at 10:16 pm

      Mary it is actually easier for me to fix one typo at a time. And this one earned you another $1. Thank you!!

  • 63. Pat Winters  |  July 11, 2013 at 4:43 pm

    Hi Ami, it looks good so far. There are obscure numbers on the banner photo of you and Scooter. I think that might be a phone number, but it is very difficult to discern because it is printed over busy (but pretty) quilts. You might want to rework that. Thanks.

    • 64. Ami Simms  |  July 11, 2013 at 10:21 pm

      Pat, that’s one of those odd computer things. If you are looking at the website on a tablet or smart phone the telephone number is purple because that is the color I picked to show a link. You can click it and it will dial your phone. Everywhere else it is white and stands out better, but you have to dial your own phone.

      When I change the picture, I’ll look into it again.

  • 65. Hilary Bobker  |  July 11, 2013 at 4:43 pm

    Oh, dear, Ami, I just want to warn you that on your home page the last line says that you live with your husband. I think that you should update that to include Scooter before he finds out that you left him out. There could be real trouble on the home front…

    • 66. Ami Simms  |  July 11, 2013 at 10:22 pm

      Hmmmm….who do I want to be happy, husband or dog? It’s a dilemma.

  • 67. Hilary Bobker  |  July 11, 2013 at 4:45 pm

    Oops, me again. Not home page, info page.

    • 68. Ami Simms  |  July 11, 2013 at 10:23 pm

      Assuming this is about the lack of Scooter? If not, comment again. :)

  • 69. Mary Abbott  |  July 11, 2013 at 5:36 pm

    Beam ‘n Read Light: “The hinge is…and you can tilt IT…

    • 70. Ami Simms  |  July 11, 2013 at 10:26 pm

      Great job, Mary! That’s $1 for one bad letter. I am grateful for the careful scrutiny.

  • 71. Mary Abbott  |  July 11, 2013 at 5:51 pm

    Magnetic pin catcher: MY all-time…

    • 72. Ami Simms  |  July 11, 2013 at 10:28 pm

      Mary, fixed another one thanks to you! $1 Cha-ching!

  • 73. Mary Abbott  |  July 11, 2013 at 6:25 pm

    And one last (I think) correction: in your list of where you have taught, year 2003 the Ohio Valley Quilter’s Guild is in Cincinnati, Ohio, not Toledo. I had a class from you then and thoroughly enjoyed it, although my appliqueing skills still leave a lot to be desired. Thanks for the opportunity to “proof” your web site. It did lead me to almost all of the sections and sub-sections.
    And that, after all, was the point, wasn’t it? To get your readers to explore. Thanks for allowing me to forego the ironing, dusting, and other household tasks of the day while I sat in my rocking chair and read your web-site from start to finish!

    • 74. Ami Simms  |  July 11, 2013 at 10:35 pm

      Mary, I’m taking your word for it. I probably wrote Toledo because it was easier to spell. LOL! It’s fixed now for another $1 to you! Thank you so much for spending the day reading my entire website! I’ll come over and dust for you, but I’m not doing the ironing.

  • 75. Marsha Jarzombek  |  July 11, 2013 at 7:37 pm

    Love the new look! On the product site, under SAS2, there is a misspelled word. It says “front and pack” and should be “front and back” I think.

    • 76. Ami Simms  |  July 11, 2013 at 10:38 pm

      Marsha, it sure should be “front and back” and now it is, thanks to you. Here, have $1.

  • 77. Sharon Highfield  |  July 11, 2013 at 8:48 pm

    The new site is great! You could teach them a few things. Bumper Snickers?

    • 78. Ami Simms  |  July 11, 2013 at 10:39 pm

      Thank you! Bumper Snickers would be correct. :)

  • 79. Ellen Gadow  |  July 11, 2013 at 9:29 pm

    In Store first page, last paragraph definitely spelled incorrectly.

    • 80. Ami Simms  |  July 11, 2013 at 10:41 pm

      That’s one of my favorite misspelled words. Looks perfect to ME! Here’s your $1. Thank you letting me know!! :)

  • 81. Pam Mackowski  |  July 11, 2013 at 10:08 pm

    Hi Ami,
    The new site looks great. I’ve found a couple of “parts of pages that just look strange. I’m using a pc with Internet Explorer. When you select the items from the Resources page, the tab displayed is weird. So, when you look at Carbonite, which is, the text that displays on the tab is probably supposed to say “Carbonite” but instead the tab has a bunch a code like “<font color=#FF000". Same thing happens when you select the Vonage link
    Another item I see is that the footer on is different than all the other web pages. It is missing Email link, has extra vertical bars and the selections are in a different order. And lastly, for some reason when I select Store, the left side navigation bar and the footer turn to italics. All other pages display these items as normal text. Hope this helps…I'll keep looking.

    • 82. Ami Simms  |  July 11, 2013 at 11:08 pm

      Pam, you are VERY observant.

      I wanted to use the red asterisk before the words Carbonite and Vonage to show that we both get a little something from Carbonite and Vonage if you should happen to purchase these services using the link on my website. The only way to do that messes up the tab by showing the code for red type. I just tried playing around with it and discovered I could put the asterisk UNDER the word Carbonite instead of in front of it. I left Vonage the way it was. Take a look at it tomorrow after the page publishes and tell me which way you think it looks better.

      The Email link on top and bottom disappear. I noticed that too. Can’t figure out why, other than these five pages on top are Yahoo inventions. I can change the title of the page, but not the name. And I think there is just a buggy thing (beyond my control) that is making it move and disappear.

      I was able to remove the italics on the nav bar for STORE. I had inadvertently left off a 3 characters!

      So $3 to you for your eagle eyes and careful explanations!

      To everyone reading this, I’m off to bed. I’ll set the website to publish all the changes we made together today and I thank you all very much for helping me.

      • 83. Pam Mackowski  |  July 12, 2013 at 2:36 pm

        Hi Ami,
        The asterisk under the word looks OK … but I think it might be tough to understand if you get lots more items on the webpage with some having and not having the asterisk. Could you put the asterisk after the product and still make it red? I don’t know that much about setting up webpage stuff. But in the 1980′s part of my job responsibility was to find mistakes and crash software programs before they got released to customers. I know I’m not as sharp as I used to be but I always felt good when I found issues to be corrected and it still feels good!

      • 84. Ami Simms  |  July 12, 2013 at 9:35 pm

        I’ll have the same page naming issue if I put the asterisk at the beginning or at the end. :(

        After my trip I’ll revisit the red asterisk issue.

  • 85. Pam Mackowski  |  July 11, 2013 at 10:35 pm

    One more item from the Lecture section. The Old Order Amish says “(That’s me in the picture.)” but the picture is not on this page. Either add the pic or remove this phrase from this page.

  • 87. Pam Mackowski  |  July 11, 2013 at 10:54 pm

    One more page. On the Workshop on String Quilting, I think you mean the Skill Level of “Confident Beginner” rather than “Confidant Beginner” skill level. Unless you only want beginners who can keep a secret. Also, the word “set” seems out of place in the sentence “Pre-washed black, beige/muslin set fabric in 2-yard lengths will be available for purchase in class or bring your own”. And a space is missing from “cant’wait” in Debbie Voigt’s feedback.

    • 88. Ami Simms  |  July 12, 2013 at 7:33 pm

      Confidant to confident changed, but set fabric stays. Inserted the space. Thank you!!!

      $2 for you!

  • 89. Andrea Johnson  |  July 11, 2013 at 10:58 pm

    I tried the link how not to make a prixe winning quilt and got an oops page.

    • 90. Andrea Johnson  |  July 11, 2013 at 10:59 pm

      I need to proof my own comment. That was supposed to be prize winning.

      • 91. Ami Simms  |  July 12, 2013 at 7:44 pm


    • 92. Ami Simms  |  July 12, 2013 at 7:43 pm

      Tell me where you found this link. Without it I’m not sure I can find the broken link.

  • 93. caisa  |  July 12, 2013 at 12:54 am

    Important Information Page
    “We ship Priority Mail or First Class Mail. First Class is almost as fast, often costs less, but is dependant on weight and how far from Flint, Michigan we have to ship.”
    Dependent is the correct spelling.

    • 94. Ami Simms  |  July 12, 2013 at 7:48 pm

      $1 Fixed! Thank you!

  • 95. caisa  |  July 12, 2013 at 12:57 am

    Important Information Page (near the bottom)
    “By Phone Phone: (810) 733-8743″
    I think this would be better.
    By Phone (810) 733-8743

    • 96. Ami Simms  |  July 12, 2013 at 7:51 pm

      $1 Thank you! Thank you!

  • 97. caisa  |  July 12, 2013 at 1:09 am

    Pam mentioned the footer on In hopes of resolving this, I just wanted to point out that I noticed this same issue because of the change at the top of the page. When you click ‘About Ami’ the yellow headings change order and email tab disappears. (header tabs and footer are linked somehow)

    • 98. Ami Simms  |  July 12, 2013 at 3:49 pm

      Yup…I already have an appointment with the tech people who run screaming from the call center when they see my phone number pop up on caller ID.

  • 99. caisa  |  July 12, 2013 at 1:13 am

    If the Ami Simms logo on your blog page is outdated, than I assume that the logo/heading on the ‘View Cart’ page should also be updated.

    • 100. Ami Simms  |  July 12, 2013 at 4:17 pm

      You’re dragging me to perfection kicking and screaming! I think I just did the checkout on the website correctly, and I just updated the photo on the blog. (Wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be.) Thank you.

      $2 for making me do that

  • 101. caisa  |  July 12, 2013 at 1:22 am

    From the ‘About Ami’ page, I followed the link to “the WORST Quilt in the World Contest®” I don’t know if it matters, but I’m curious why you used the Registered trademark symbol for the link title and all the pages seem to use the trademark symbol: “The WORST Quilt In The World Contest™”.

    • 102. Ami Simms  |  July 12, 2013 at 4:19 pm

      $1 but I can’t fix it yet. I have to check with attorney. One means “in progress” the other means “really registered.” I just can’t remember which.

  • 103. caisa  |  July 12, 2013 at 1:28 am

    From the ‘Worst Quilt’ Page:
    The link at the bottom says “Judges’ Critique”
    Following that link to
    the page heading reads:
    “Judges’ Critique The Worst Quilt In The World Contest™”
    Unless there are multiple judges, both should read “Judge’s Critique” like the “Judge’s Recommendation:” at the bottom of the page.
    Of course, if there is more than one judge then the error would be in the recommendation line. : )

    • 104. Ami Simms  |  July 12, 2013 at 4:22 pm

      $1 Fixed. Yay! There were multiple judges. Until the sight of that much ugly forced their early retirement.

  • 105. caisa  |  July 12, 2013 at 1:32 am
    Always a funny read.
    “Design exhibits balance, harn1ony, and forethought.”
    correction should read ‘harmony’

    • 106. Ami Simms  |  July 12, 2013 at 4:24 pm

      $1 I was just on that page and didn’t notice. You’re really good at this.

  • 107. caisa  |  July 12, 2013 at 2:05 am

    Regarding Amanda’s comment on the inconsistent style of student comments, my preference is for the comment to be in italics and the student name and location to be in regular font.

    Another inconsistency in comment style is comments on this page ( have quote marks, while the comments on this page ( and this one ( do not.

    The comment on this page ( is all regular font and only has an ending quote mark.

    Back to ( and the second comment by Kirsten Campbell. Consistency would require a line return before her name.

    (Is comment style consistency important?)

    • 108. Ami Simms  |  July 12, 2013 at 4:27 pm

      My right brain is just throbbing with anticipation of checking each and every comment on the web page. My left brain thinks I should pack clothes for the trip. So far, all I have is underwear in the suitcase. So, YES, but not now or my head will explode.

  • 109. caisa  |  July 12, 2013 at 2:46 am
    “trim the quilts down so that are both exactly **theh** same size”
    “That’s’ it.” (That’s it.)
    “You will piece into the back of your heating pad.”
    Do you mean: “You will piece **the panel** into the back of your heating pad **cover**.”? (wouldn’t want you to get electrocuted)
    The cover instructions weren’t 100% clear to me, but I enjoyed reading the warning label. Could you just applique the warning label on the case that comes with the heating pad?

    • 110. Ami Simms  |  July 12, 2013 at 4:46 pm

      $3 and a head smack for not thinking of piecing it onto the cover that comes WITH the heating pad!

  • 111. caisa  |  July 12, 2013 at 2:55 am
    Neither of the links to the QPW work, probably due to the misspelling.
    “Quilter’s Portable Worokstation (QPW)”
    “Quilter’s Portable Worokstation”
    also spelling: “and for clipping patches and **blocksk** together”

    • 112. Ami Simms  |  July 12, 2013 at 5:40 pm

      $1 all fixed. I think you just need to move into my brain, Caisa.

  • 113. caisa  |  July 12, 2013 at 3:17 am
    Very last line of the bowling tutorial
    “Get my specialty hand-dyed **clotheline** here.”

    • 114. Ami Simms  |  July 12, 2013 at 5:43 pm

      $1 I moved over one of those extra S’s from the other page.

  • 115. caisa  |  July 12, 2013 at 3:26 am
    picture of rim crocheted bowl at top left of page separates bullets from itemized list – would look better if picture moved slightly more to the left and then hopefully bullets would wrap to the right and appear next to the words.

    • 116. Ami Simms  |  July 12, 2013 at 8:31 pm

      $1 Took it out all together.

  • 117. caisa  |  July 12, 2013 at 3:37 am
    First paragraph has link to tutorial for fabric crocheted rim.
    Second paragraph includes -”Clothesline is made into bowls by coiling the clothesline and zig-zagging the coils one to the other. (See tutorial below.)”
    I was confused since there is no actual tutorial below, only a link to the ‘Bowling Tutorial’ which goes to the same place as the link in the first paragraph. Instead of (See tutorial below.), put a link to the tutorial if that paragraph needs it. It made me think there were two different tutorials.

    • 118. Ami Simms  |  July 12, 2013 at 3:08 pm

      Caisa, I’m thinking it reads better without the second reference to the tutorial.
      $1 with thanks!

  • 119. caisa  |  July 12, 2013 at 3:41 am (near the bottom of page)
    “An * before the name means that I have paired matching or **complimentary** thread with this particular dyed clothesline.”
    Wouldn’t it be nice if the matching thread was free (or liked my sewing)? complementary seems a better choice.

    • 120. Ami Simms  |  July 12, 2013 at 3:14 pm

      Caisa, oh that’s a GREAT catch. How hard do you think it would be to teach thread to say nice things about the quilters using it?
      $1 with a red face.

  • 121. caisa  |  July 12, 2013 at 3:52 am
    would be nice to see a short description on this product page (approx. 100 foot clothesline- 100% cotton, hand-dyed)
    had to go back to previous page and look around to remember what length was being sold.
    -ditto for all colors of hand-dyed clothesline
    -also noticed that most descriptions on product pages are located farther down the page, requiring more scrolling. This makes sense for long descriptions, but short ones like the one suggested here would be better above the dollar amount if it isn’t too difficult. the perfect scissors page has an example of this.

  • 123. caisa  |  July 12, 2013 at 3:56 am
    ” (Years ago this lectures had been called “Don’t Make The Same Mistakes I Did.”) ”
    Is this an error in grammar or spelling? : )

    • 124. Ami Simms  |  July 12, 2013 at 3:33 pm

      Both. But you only get ONE $1, ha ha! :)

      You are fantastic at this!

  • 125. caisa  |  July 12, 2013 at 4:01 am
    “I did this way back in 1975 when I was young and stupid. (That’s me in the picture.)”
    I think you’re referring to the cute picture on your ‘About Ami’ page, but I don’t see it or you on this page.

    • 126. Ami Simms  |  July 12, 2013 at 3:38 pm

      It’s there now! Thank you for noticing the missing picture!


  • 127. caisa  |  July 12, 2013 at 4:05 am

    The Old Order Amish lecture was the only one that listed a run-time length…

    • 128. Ami Simms  |  July 12, 2013 at 3:40 pm

      They’re all about an hour, but that one does run long….so many questions at the end. I have to rework it to a shorter version this weekend.

  • 129. caisa  |  July 12, 2013 at 4:10 am
    “Border options will be **discusses**, but you’ll add those at home.”

    • 130. Ami Simms  |  July 12, 2013 at 3:42 pm

      $1 for you! I discusses thinges alls the times. s s

  • 131. Penny Rongo  |  July 12, 2013 at 7:30 am

    Love the new “look”. Also the ease of navigating through the different areas. Could not find anything wrong but that’s ok. I wasn’t looking very hard.

    • 132. Ami Simms  |  July 12, 2013 at 3:44 pm

      Thank you for looking around, Penny! I appreciate it. Not to worry — plenty of other people are finding corrections for me to make.

  • 133. Karen  |  July 12, 2013 at 9:23 am

    Ami, Since proof reading for a Amazon dot Com author, I decided just to look at your new website and enjoy.
    Suggestion for videos: All the Madison and Scooter videos from day one. Don’t lose them they should be saved for posterity!

    • 134. Ami Simms  |  July 12, 2013 at 7:53 pm

      Aw… that’s so sweet. Great idea!

  • 135. Julie  |  July 12, 2013 at 9:26 am

    I clicked on the link for invisible applique and got the OOPS page!

    • 136. Ami Simms  |  July 12, 2013 at 8:00 pm

      Fixed it now, thanks to you!

  • 137. Carissa Winter  |  July 12, 2013 at 9:46 am

    Hi Ami,
    Love the new site. I have to start working but started looking trough your site. You will want to do a find and replace of the apostrophe’s. I’ve shown just some and I’m not even through the site. You might go broke with just these! :) Cut/paste the foreign character and then replace with the new one by typing the ” ‘ ” key. You will have to do this for each page. You may be able to do the whole site at once. Maybe your web guru can help??

    I manage our Web site at work and find that when I type in word (or other word-like program) that the apostrophes do not interpret well on the web side of things. Same can be true for quotes and dashes.

    See if other’s see the same thing. I’m working on a Mac using firefox 22.0. (This might be important if some see these and other’s do not).


    On this page:

    First paragraph:
    Foreign characters (these are caused by cut/pasting from word to your web app. The MS Word apostrophe causes this as well as quotes.)
    WORST Quilt in the World Contest�

    fourth paragraph
    (now defunct�

    fith paragraph
    (That�s me in the picture�back

    On this page:

    first paragraph:

    Second paragraph:
    Most of my quilts are either original designs or traditional patterns. I rarely make quilts from other people�s patterns. If it�s an original design you�ll see a � sign. That means you can�t make one of your own without my written permission, unless you buy my pattern, which might exist, but probably doesn�t. If it�s a traditional pattern, head to your local quilt shop. If it�s somebody else�s pattern, I�ll give you all the information I know about it.
    (I�ve made more than 200 quilts and while you�ll never see them all on this page, I hope to add more as the website grows.)

    On this page:

    second paragraph:
    passionate � no spelling or long division �

    On this page:

    “Attic Window” set�
    in the block�See how

    On this page:

    second paragraph:
    Scooter�s antics are an added bonus.

    ninth paragraph:
    �em have it.

    tenth paragraph:
    �reprint� a particular

    On this page:
    first paragraph:The Professional Quilter�s �Teacher of the Year� award.

    On this page:
    first paragraph: adventure is theirs. I�m just living

    On this page:
    first paragraph:
    There�s more history
    No, you�re not going to see them all,

    Second paragraph:
    One person�s pleasure can be another�s torture, and returning to a place you�ve been many time before is different than going to a place for the first time. There�s no right or wrong way to have a vacation. On this trip our only agenda was to enjoy each other�s company by sharing the experience of travel. We didn�t try t

    On this page:
    First paragraph:
    For the past 39 years I�ve wanted to ride a mule into the Grand Canyon, ever since I visited there when I was 11 and found out you could do that. At the time I was too young, or so my parents told me, and it�s been bugging me ever since. Before I got too old, I thought I�d better hop to it.

    third paragraph:
    �motivate� our mule� he�s holding it in his hands. Then we climbed on.

    fourth paragraph:
    Grofe�s Grand Canyon Suite playing in our heads, and imbecilic smiles across our faces, we set off down the Bright Angel Trail. (See that little squiggle by the mule�s

    Fifth paragraph:
    and you�ve got the picture. His saddle, leather over marble, was pre-molded to somebody else�s tush, not mine. He could also use a good set of shock absorbers. No gentle rocking here. My rear flew up out of the saddle (and then came crashing back down again) with every step. And that�s

    7th paragraph:
    (�You SEE MORE when you ride Seemore,� is what they told me.) Mules supposedly can see all four of their feet at the same time and have strong survival tendencies, so even if it looks like they�re going to step

    8th paragraph:
    things he�s not supposed to eat, and to remember that the only escape from the rock slide or falling hiker behind him is straight ahead into the abyss. Gordon, our wrangler and guide, said some plants in the canyon might be hallucinogenic making the mules think they can fly. Therefore, it�s best to eat whatever the mule eats at these impromptu pit stops so that if he IS spooked you won�t care either and you can both fly to the other side. (I am just kidding. Facing the canyon will remind the mules where they are so they WON�T dive off t

    9th paragraph:
    don�t jump off their horses to run and hug their sweethearts after a long day on the trail. The human body cannot recover from trauma that quickly. Don�t take my word for it, take a look at Marsha�s �Mule Walk�.

    10th paragraph:
    I�m only looking this happy because most of my lower body is numb.

    12th/13th paragraph:
    I learned so many things about �muling.� First and foremost, it�s probably not a good idea to eat a whole bag of dried apricots the day before you mule into the canyon.

    Second, wearing lots of clothes isn�t a good thing either. (Neither is peeling

    14th paragraph:
    Fourth, you really have to drink a lot of water. Dry heat is so interesting. You don�t even realize you�re sweating. That�s what the paramedics told me. Yes,
    sometimes one�s purpose in life is to

    15th paragraph:
    I�m just fine. A few hours on a saline drip did me a world of good. Marsha, however, has a few new gray hairs. She waved good-bye as the ambulance doors closed behind me, grabbed the keys to the rental car from our room, and actually beat us to the hospital where she was abundantly helpful. I feel so blessed to have had someone to share the mulies with, and just as blessed to have my very own ambulance chaser. Would I do it again? In a hot minute�except for the medical excursion. I�ll get it

    17th paragraph:
    called �Grand Canyon Mule Ride: Is There a Dining Car on the Mule Train?�

    On this page:
    second paragraph beneath graphic: (Maybe if I drank�)

    On this page:
    �career changed.�

    On this page:
    second paragraph:
    longs. —�— Or, perhaps it was the other way around. �—� T

    21st paragraph:
    I would like Antonio Banderes and� Well, that would do!

    paragraph 35:

    A great mechanic? Or, Katie Couric because she is so darn sweet, upbeat and bright and would be fun to spend time with. Well then there�s drooling (my husband not included)���..Paul Newman would be a joy to look at but then I don�t think he is too congenial with fans. Then there is talent���..Several musicians come to mind but since a piano wouldn�t fit in the elevator��Maxim

    paragraph 39:
    he can park his boots under my bed � anytime!

    On this page:
    The WORST Quilt In The World Contest�


    • 138. Ami Simms  |  July 12, 2013 at 8:10 pm

      With what browser are you seeing these? I’ve tried IE, Firefox, and Chrome and I’m not seeing this.

  • 139. quiltdivajulie  |  July 12, 2013 at 10:20 am

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE (LOVE!!!!) the new web header!!! Like the cleaner list on the left (encompassing multiple sub-categories on the second landing page). Did not read for errors – except to note that I need to send you a finished photo of my quilt from the String Star class!!! Congrats, Ami — well done!!!!!

    • 140. Ami Simms  |  July 12, 2013 at 4:55 pm

      Thank you so much, Julie! And YES, please send a picture of your String Star quilt.

  • 141. Barbara  |  July 12, 2013 at 11:56 am

    Hi clearance page. 2nd line. Quantities.

    • 142. Ami Simms  |  July 12, 2013 at 8:13 pm

      Barbara, thank you! Here’s a $1. :)

  • 143. caisa  |  July 12, 2013 at 12:08 pm

    This is simply to make the 100th comment and out of curiosity.
    “Striped fabric will make your 3-D fabric spools look just like the real deal as they dance around on this pushed-neutral background.”
    Can you tell me what a pushed-neutral background is? I’ve never heard this term. Thanks.

    • 144. Ami Simms  |  July 12, 2013 at 8:15 pm

      It’s neutral with an attitude—many colors of “neutral.” It gives it a visual push. Happy 100 comments!

      • 145. caisa  |  July 12, 2013 at 8:38 pm

        Thanks. (I don’t think I’ve made 100 comments yet, but when I made this one last night it was numbered 100 on my computer. Of course now that other comments have been moderated in, along with your replies, it no longer has that distinction.)

      • 146. Ami Simms  |  July 12, 2013 at 11:15 pm

        You’re just toying with me now, aren’t you…

  • 147. Ann Parke  |  July 12, 2013 at 1:49 pm

    Hi Ami, Love the new site. I found a few errors. For the description of ultralight earrings, the word “ship” is used twice. We can ship several,pairs ship…
    Traveling panties (love the concept). …color of the fabric affects, not effects…
    Sulky thread, there is no such word as “irregardless” in the 3rd paragraph.
    Ami’s adventures, First sentence would read better as …”to live in Italy for several years when I was a kid.”
    Best mode of transportation, looks as if segue is spelled wrong several times. And “Tie for the best ride IS” not are.
    Friendliest hotel staff, first para. 2nd sentence, …enjoy more of the city more…
    Best All’s well that ends well – third para., 2nd sentence LOSE, not loose.
    Toilets: Good and Bad, 2nd para, I suspect the LATTER, not later.
    I enjoyed reading your blog. Still haven’t gotten to all of it, but found it interesting and informative.

    • 148. Ami Simms  |  July 12, 2013 at 8:47 pm

      Thanks for all the help. I fixed all 7.
      $7 Cha-CHING!

  • 149. caisa  |  July 12, 2013 at 2:06 pm

    Products: Aleen’s Tacky Glue Pen
    Should be: Aleene’s® Tacky Glue Pen

    • 150. caisa  |  July 13, 2013 at 1:15 am

      just a note – the R thing doesn’t concern me, what caught my eye was the missing E in Aleene

    • 151. Ami Simms  |  July 13, 2013 at 9:17 am

      Got it! Thank you! $1

  • 152. caisa  |  July 12, 2013 at 2:07 pm
    “Tested and **guarnanteed** safe for all types of fabric..”

    • 153. Ami Simms  |  July 12, 2013 at 8:51 pm

      $1 Guaranteed! :)

  • 154. caisa  |  July 12, 2013 at 2:14 pm
    “We can ship several pairs ship first class instead of priority mail for about $2.50.” Take out the second ‘ship’ or maybe this was supposed to be two sentences.??

    • 155. Ami Simms  |  July 12, 2013 at 8:53 pm

      Sorry, somebody beat you to it. You just couldn’t see it because I didn’t publish their comment before you wrote yours. :(

  • 156. Marilyn Mullins  |  July 12, 2013 at 3:19 pm

    Under Ami’s PowerWrapper, fifth paragraph, last sentence, the word “increase” should be “increases.”

    • 157. Ami Simms  |  July 12, 2013 at 9:01 pm

      Great catch, Marilyn!
      $1 :)

  • 158. Marilyn Mullins  |  July 12, 2013 at 3:26 pm

    Under Products Listed Alphabetically — Beam N Read LED Hands-Free Light

    Should read worn around the neck “so” you can SEE. (Change “to” to “so”).

    • 159. Ami Simms  |  July 12, 2013 at 9:05 pm

      Got it! Thank you!!

  • 160. caisa  |  July 12, 2013 at 5:06 pm
    Title and other places say ‘clear plastic presentation bags’
    “Put a professional finish on your Double Diamond Bookmarks with these clear plastic **presentations** bags.”

  • 162. caisa  |  July 12, 2013 at 5:09 pm
    “**Bookmaarks** make perfect **little** gifts for quilters and non-quilters alike.”

  • 164. caisa  |  July 12, 2013 at 5:15 pm
    “Purchase the Double Diamond Ruler and get my free Double Diamond **Bookmart** ePattern.”

    • 165. Ami Simms  |  July 12, 2013 at 9:46 pm

      $1 for the book mart! :)

  • 166. caisa  |  July 12, 2013 at 5:17 pm
    “You will be sent the URL and password to access the pattern when we process your order, **ususally** the next business day.”

    • 167. Ami Simms  |  July 12, 2013 at 9:10 pm

      Another good catch!

  • 168. caisa  |  July 12, 2013 at 5:18 pm
    “It’s **smoothe** on both sides”

    • 169. Ami Simms  |  July 12, 2013 at 9:47 pm

      The “E” is history!

  • 170. caisa  |  July 12, 2013 at 5:30 pm
    Double Diamond Bookmark Starter Kit
    You can get to this product page from ‘Products Listed By Category’ > ‘Special Projects’ > ‘Double Diamond Bookmarks’
    However, there is no link or mention of it on the double diamond ruler page ( or the alphabetical product listing (
    It is listed in the Deals & Sales category, but I would add it to the alphabetical product listing.

  • 172. caisa  |  July 12, 2013 at 5:33 pm
    “Oldie moldies, scratch & dents, one-of-a-kinds, and oddball leftovers at a reduced price. **Quanitties** limited.”

    • 173. Ami Simms  |  July 12, 2013 at 9:15 pm

      I’m getting confused, but I think someone beat you to this one. I’ve already fixed it.

  • 174. caisa  |  July 12, 2013 at 5:46 pm
    Under the product information I would like to know how many bowls this makes or how many packages I need to make a bowl so I know how much to order….Is this told in the power wrapping video?
    (Side note: I’m still confused on the bowling tutorial – does this apply only to making bowls without fabric or do you use it for the fabric wrapped ones as well? maybe this is covered in the power wrapper video, which I watched last year but don’t want to watch all over again today just to find out.)

    • 175. Ami Simms  |  July 12, 2013 at 9:19 pm

      Not a typo, but I can share the explanation on the workshop page over to this page.

      The tutorial is really for the rim, but it seemed like a good idea to show the beginning of the bowl too.

  • 176. caisa  |  July 12, 2013 at 5:56 pm
    “the “Groovin’ Piping Trimming Tool” (included) tool will make construction of the piping an absolute breeze” – remove second ‘tool’
    “Got for it!” I would rather ‘Go for it!’

    • 177. Ami Simms  |  July 12, 2013 at 9:24 pm

      $2 Like shooting fish in a barrel!

  • 178. caisa  |  July 12, 2013 at 6:03 pm
    ‘Creating Scrapbook Quilts by Ami Simms’
    Other products on this Products Listed Alphabetically page have special deal or discount listed in red (ex. Dog Yeared Calendar)
    This one should note the $5 sale price.

    • 179. Ami Simms  |  July 12, 2013 at 9:29 pm

      $1 Actually it shouldn’t be on the Alphabetical list when it’s on CLEARANCE, so I took it off.


  • 180. caisa  |  July 12, 2013 at 6:09 pm
    “if you were to look at my work, you’d swear I **hand** HAND PIECED it!” Either this should be ‘had’ or is just very emphatic that it is hand pieced.

    • 181. Ami Simms  |  July 12, 2013 at 9:30 pm

      It’s emphatic. Really :)

  • 182. caisa  |  July 12, 2013 at 6:13 pm

    I have to go on another errand now, but I’m wondering if you want me to quit looking for errors. : )

    • 183. Ami Simms  |  July 12, 2013 at 9:32 pm

      I’m game if you are. You’ve got another 2.5 hours to comment and earn dollars off a July order.

  • 184. caisa  |  July 12, 2013 at 6:19 pm
    “Priority Shipping for this item goes by weight and **distantce**”

    • 185. Ami Simms  |  July 12, 2013 at 11:30 pm

      Already fixed. Somebody beat you to it!

  • 186. caisa  |  July 12, 2013 at 6:23 pm
    The link to the ‘needle threader’ doesn’t work – and yes, I need one, but maybe you no longer sell them.

    • 187. Ami Simms  |  July 12, 2013 at 9:56 pm

      I used to sell the Clover needle threader, but they didn’t sell very well so I took them off.

      $1 for the busted link.

  • 188. Pam Mackowski  |  July 12, 2013 at 6:32 pm

    Hi Ami,
    Just to let you know there are two other items I submitted on 7/11 just after 10:30pm and a reply today around 2:30pm that say “Your comment is awaiting moderation”. I see them as #81, 82 & 83. Did you see them?

    • 189. Ami Simms  |  July 12, 2013 at 9:59 pm

      I think I’ve crashed WordPress about 16 times today alone with all the comments. I’m not sure I’m even seeing all the comments in the right order. Tomorrow morning (Saturday) I will print them all off and try and email everyone with what they earned. Looks like I have 14 more comments to approve as of 10pm eastern.

      Thanks for your great finds and kind words, everybody!

  • 190. caisa  |  July 12, 2013 at 7:16 pm
    near bottom of page (spelling)
    “To remove the Command™ adhesive strips, grab removal tab at bottom and slowly pull the tab straight down ***AGAISNT*** the wall.” …”After some strange, squeaky noises, the strip will release from the wall at about 15″.”
    -not exactly sure what this last sentence is telling me… after I pull the strip 15″ down the wall or maybe waiting 15 seconds, but it’s ok. If I ever try to take one of these off, I’ll call the 3M number you conveniently provided.

    • 191. Ami Simms  |  July 12, 2013 at 10:10 pm

      Good catch! When you pull on the command strip to remove it, the strip grows to about 15″ in length and then pops off the wall. Very cool stuff.


  • 192. caisa  |  July 12, 2013 at 7:24 pm
    Down under accessories:
    “Your Picture Play Quilts
    If you’d like to share your Picture Play Quilts on this web page click HERE to find out how.”
    I would remove the entire second sentence starting with ‘If you’d.’ The same sentence is seen on the ‘Your Picture Play Quilts’ page. The link ‘Picture Play Quilts’ just stays on the same page and pictures won’t be shared on ‘this web page’, but the other one.

    “Stitch conversational picture fabric into cuddly teaching quilts for the special children in your life, then play and learn together.”
    The link from the word ‘quilts’ in this sentence also goes to the ‘YPPQ’ page and I would probably remove this link also.

    • 193. Ami Simms  |  July 12, 2013 at 10:32 pm

      $2 for those great suggestions! Thank you!

  • 194. caisa  |  July 12, 2013 at 7:28 pm
    “Laura from my Pie a la Mode fabric line” link at bottom to ‘Pie a la Mode’ is non-functioning.

    • 195. Ami Simms  |  July 12, 2013 at 11:17 pm

      Already taken care of, but thank you!

  • 196. caisa  |  July 12, 2013 at 7:40 pm
    “Sew straight diagonal lines without marking with this tool that attaches to the bottom of your presser foot for **comlete** access to bobbin.”
    Same error on Sew Easy Guide’s short description on alphabetical project

    • 197. Ami Simms  |  July 12, 2013 at 10:34 pm

      $1 correction completed!

  • 198. caisa  |  July 12, 2013 at 8:00 pm
    A few paragraphs down it reads
    “Sold in 8.5″ x 11″ sheets. Price listed is for ONE sheet.”
    Please make a note at the top by the $3.50 price that this is the price for one sheet (if it is) or for three sheets.
    It’s a little confusing because it then says “Buy 3 sheets and get my ePattern free:” ‘Yes, please!’ or ‘No, thanks.’ I think that is referring to whether or not you want the ePattern, rather than whether or not you want 3 sheets because no matter which of these selections I make, when I ‘add to cart’ I get 1 item in my cart. Meanwhile the option reads “Buy 3 sheets and get my ePattern free : Yes, please!”
    Depending on what is correct, maybe add a note here saying something like: ‘Remember to change the quantity in the cart to 3 sheets.’

    • 199. Ami Simms  |  July 12, 2013 at 11:04 pm

      $1 for you! YOu’re right. Very confusing. Just changed it to a pack of 3 sheets and you get the pattern (if you want it) free.

  • 200. caisa  |  July 12, 2013 at 8:06 pm
    under “It’s great for appliqué!”
    “To keep the fabric stable, place a it on fine sandpaper.” a it

    • 201. Ami Simms  |  July 12, 2013 at 11:06 pm

      $1 for you! Fixed this one too!

  • 202. caisa  |  July 12, 2013 at 8:13 pm
    At bottom it reads:
    “Back to the ordering page.” but it isn’t a link
    Bonus: “Plus its time consuming and dangerous.” in second paragraph – should be “it’s”

    • 203. Ami Simms  |  July 12, 2013 at 11:28 pm

      $2 for both errors! :)

  • 204. caisa  |  July 12, 2013 at 8:32 pm
    Surgeon’s Skin Secret product page
    “There are five sizes to pick from, one of which is lavender scented.”
    I see three sizes plus the one step manicure. If I count scents I see six for the twist-up plus grapefruit for the 4 oz jar.
    Under ‘One Step Manicure Special’ on this page, the two links both go to this same page.
    If we go to the Manicure Special page ( these same two links make more sense, but both go to the Surgeon Skin Product Page.

    • 205. Ami Simms  |  July 12, 2013 at 11:22 pm

      $2 and both issues are fixed!

  • 206. Margaret lee  |  July 12, 2013 at 8:34 pm

    I’m about 10 years too old to understand computer stuff. I just wanted to tell you that I Love your new picture and always Love the newsletter and blogs.

    • 207. Ami Simms  |  July 12, 2013 at 11:15 pm

      Thank you, Margaret!

  • 208. Connie Hendryx  |  July 12, 2013 at 11:04 pm

    “That’s why, we will email you with the actual shipping charge for your approval before we ship.”

    You don’t need the comma after “why” — it really disrupts the sentence…I looked, but didn’t see this listed as a correction….LOVE your site!!!

    • 209. Ami Simms  |  July 12, 2013 at 11:11 pm

      I’m glad you love my new site! I appreciate your kind words!

      • 210. Connie Hendryx  |  July 12, 2013 at 11:12 pm

        Did you agree that this comma is not required? (Not sure if I was clear enough in explaining this comment…:)

      • 211. Ami Simms  |  July 12, 2013 at 11:14 pm

        Yes, I think I understood. You’ll see the changes I made when the web page publishes, as soon as I get through all the unmoderated comments and call it a night.

  • 212. Connie Hendryx  |  July 12, 2013 at 11:06 pm

    “If you are OK with the higher shipping put “OK for higher shipping” in the comment section of your order and we won’t delay your order emailing you for approval.”
    The very next sentence should have a comma after “If you are OK with the higher shipping,”

    So just transfer them! ;-)

    • 213. Ami Simms  |  July 12, 2013 at 11:10 pm

      $1 for Connie! I moved the comma! Thank you!

  • 214. Connie Hendryx  |  July 12, 2013 at 11:11 pm

    “His allergens will not leave you alone however as this is a “dog-present” environment.”

    I guess you can call me the ‘comma queen….’ Correct English should have this sentence read:

    “His allergens will not leave you alone however, as this is a “dog-present” environment.”

    • 215. Ami Simms  |  July 12, 2013 at 11:13 pm

      $1 for the new comma!

  • 216. Connie Hendryx  |  July 12, 2013 at 11:16 pm

    This may not be your problem, but when I clicked on the link for the Santa Clarita Valley quilters (for Jan. 9 and 11, 2014), I got the “404″ error.

    My daughter lives there…wow…I could kill two birds with one stone and see two of my favorite people!!! (what are you doing on January 10?? ;)

    • 217. Ami Simms  |  July 13, 2013 at 9:13 am

      That’s worth $1 to me! Thanks! And, I have no idea what I’m teaching there. They haven’t told me yet. Hope you can come!

  • 218. Connie Hendryx  |  July 12, 2013 at 11:31 pm

    I don’t think this has been reported yet…if it has, my apologies (I can’t figure out how to ‘search’ the comments rather than read them all…).

    At the very bottom of this page, the link in this next sentence (“ask for permission”) went to an “opps” page:

    “My newsletters are copyrighted. If you are a newsletter editor and would like to “reprint” a particular article, you must ask for permission in writing.”

    Last one for tonight! Have fun next week! –Connie

  • 220. TessieQ  |  July 13, 2013 at 2:20 am

    Hi, Ami…

    Although in context it’s heart-rending, taken on its own, it’s hilarious (capitals mine):

    “Row #8:
    1. After Mom forgot how to sew quilt tops, I cut 6″ squares for her to sew. To save fabric I secretly loaded her BOTTOM with water soluble thread. I soaked, ironed, and gave the same patches back to her the next day.”

    Thanks for having such a fun website and sharing your life’s experiences and adventures. I hope to get the opportunity to take a class from you one day. When are you coming to the Portland, Oregon area?!



    • 221. Ami Simms  |  July 13, 2013 at 9:12 am

      Thanks for the kind words! As for Portland? I just drove through there earlier this year on my way to Sequim. I waved; didn’t you see me?

      Seriously, have your guild program chair contact me. I have openings in 2014.

  • 222. Shelly Chandhok  |  July 15, 2013 at 8:12 am
    Link to “invisible applique” goes to an oops page

  • 224. Jennifer Thacker  |  July 18, 2013 at 12:12 am

    Just got back from your presentation at the West Houston Quilt Guild. You did a wonderful job and everyone truly enjoyed your topic and humor! I saw you at this Guild at least 10 years ago and have been a fan since then. I have followed all your ups and downs and continue to tune in every month through your newsletter/blog. Keep being the wonderful, genuine, caring person that you are and sharing your love of life and quilting. You have such a great grasp of what is important in life and it is fun to listen to your thoughts and help us identify with the little idiosyncrasies of everyday life that you bring up.
    Best wishes to the Flint community. I hope that something wonderful and prosperous happens for all of you soon!
    See you at quilt festival in Houston when you and your team and fans celebrate making the $1million milestone for the Alzeheimers Art Quilt Initiative (AAQI).

    • 225. Ami Simms  |  July 20, 2013 at 8:55 am

      Jennifer, thank you so much for your kind words! It was a delight to visit your guild! Thank you so much for having me!


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