My rainbow stripes baby quilt is featured over at Fiber & Fire. Take a look and check them out too.
When you're there you may notice something, so I'll tell you a funny story to go with it. Well, not so much a story as a fact of my life and a story.
So I'm called Amber all the time. Like all the time. Apparently Amanda and Amber are equivalent names. Both were big in the eighties and just go together in people's minds I guess. It seems some names are just like that. My bother Justin used to be called Jason a lot. My husband Nathan gets called David. (I theorize that one has to do with the vowel sounds.) My sister Jenna gets called Gina or Jenny; Jenny by those who don't wish to live much longer. Anyway, when I saw they called me Amber I totally started laughing. I had just been telling my MIL that I get called Amber all the time, and then, boom, Amber. I haven't been called Amber in a while so it was overdue.
Okay, here's the story:
I have a sister-in-law named Amber. Before she got married we had the same last name. When my husband and I had been married a few months we visited his family out of state. A couple days into our visit someone called to speak to Amanda P____. (sorry, I don't post my last name; at least not until I'm wildly famous. Although maybe I'll just go first name, like Cher or somebody.)
So there I am, surprised someone's calling for me, but whatever, they asked for me. So I start talking. Turns out it's an orthodontist of all things. She is asking me about an internship, when I realize what happened. She was calling for Amber, not Amanda. Good to know it goes both ways.
So what about you? Do you have an alternate name?