Friday, March 22, 2013

1 year....and a little something for you!

1 YEAR!!! I can NOT believe it's already been a year!!! What's been a year? Well EXACTLY 1 year ago today (3/22/13) I started this blog! I decided to look back through this past year and see how far I have come. I know I haven't posted a ton on here but it's crazy! I actually can see how much I've grown as a quilter (not so much a blogger...I think it's prolli cuz I'm not to tech savvy)!
I mean WOW!!!! If you look back here to my very first quilt for example...
It's made ENTIRELY of bandanas!!!!!! Bandanas....cuz I didn't want to waste money if I couldn't get the whole "quilting thang". HAHAHAHAHA!!!! Now, I have an ACTUAL stash!!! And I don't think I could stop quilting if someone paid me a million dollars....seriously!
I've went through each of my posts and read them and laughed! LOL! I remember BEGGING you guys for some tips on basting, binding, quilting, EVERYTHING! And a lot of you have helped me! (Which I sincerely appreciate!!!!) A lot of it I've become better at just by doing it. I didn't/don't have anyone that helps me learn new things, I've learned everything I know from the internet and trial and error! Seriously, all these wonderful blogs and classes online are AMAZING! I love Craftsy I have learned some AMAZING things from their classes!!!!
So, I went from the above pictured to this....



(I'll tell you guys more about this in another post)
I think I've come pretty far.
Over the past year I've went from knowing NOTHING at all about quilting to:
Making my first quilt, Free Motion Quilting (which I'm getting a little bit better at), doing some improv, joining my first swap (and a lot more of them just because I LOVE SWAPPING!!!), not only joining a quilting bee but STARTING not one but TWO Bees!!!! And I've done so much more! I can't thank all YOU enough for encouraging and supporting me through this wonderful, amazing journey! I really wouldn't have kept going if it hadn't been for your comments and emails!!!! I've met soooooo many amazing people through blogging and the online quilting community, I could not be happier with my decision to start this blog!

So, as a THANK YOU for supporting me I'm teaming up with the LOVELY Caitlin of I Don't Do Dishes to bring you a little giveaway! Who doesn't LOVE a good giveaway???? The winner will get to pick a charm pack of one of the AMAZING new lines....
Comma by Zen Chick
Simple Marks by Malka Dubrawsky or.....
2wenty Thr3e by Eric and Julie Comstock


Caitlin owns an AMAZING shop that offers GREAT PRICES on some AMAZING fabrics!!!! She has a little bit of everything! And did I mention her prices? THEY ARE FANTASTIC! Plus she is SUPER sweet and her customer service is top notch! Shipping is fast....WOW! GOOOOO GO GO GOOO!!!! Check out her shop I promise once you do, you will NOT want to leave!
(Thanks Caitlin for sponsoring this! You really are amazing!)
So how do you enter?
ONLY ONE ENTRY PER PERSON!
Be a follower, new or old and leave me a comment! That's it! Easy Peasy!!!!!!
This giveaway will be open until next Thursday (3/28/13) and is open to US residents only! (sorry to all my international followers, I still love you!)

And as I mentioned, this is post # 101, I will be doing something special for an upcoming post as a way to celebrate hitting 100 posts! So make sure you stay tuned!

Wish me luck, tomorrow is the first meeting of the Tri Cities Modern Quilt Guild!!! EEEEEKKKK!


~Hope y'all are having a great day!~

46 comments:

Little Ella Lu said...

I follow your blog! Congrats!

Jo C. said...

Congratulations...i love reading your blog!
Boppiesgirl at gmail dot com

Needled Mom said...

Happy blogaversary!!! Hasn't it been a wonderful journey? I am a follower.

Janarama said...

Congratulations for one year in blogville. I'm a follower.

Annette Schultz said...

keep up the great blogging /quilting and sharing... and we will see where the next year will take you!
would love to be in on your give away but I am in Canada ;)
good luck to the the others in your draw.
in stitches

rush said...

best wishes for the next year. practice, practice, practice!

Southern Gal said...

Happy blogiversary! I've only been following a short while, yet you give me hope in my quilting endeavors. I don't have a stash yet, but I'm working on it. ;) The charm packs are fabulous. Thanks for introducing me to her shop.

Jenny Larking said...

what an achievement, not only a year of blogging but a huge leap into quilting. congrats

audrey said...

Yay! Congrats on your blogiversary! That's so exciting!

Jennifer said...

congrats on your anniversary!

JudyC said...

Enjoy your blog.....that year sure went fast. Great Job!!

JoyceLM said...

Congratulations on your 1 year anniversary. I've been following.

Chiska said...

I follow your blog. Congrats!

Mom C said...

Isn't it amazing how quickly quilting can consume you! And you've really moved! Congrats. I've been following. Thanks.

Trudie said...

Congratulations on your 1 year Blogiversary! I follow your blog.

Lisa Marie said...

I follow your blog. I love seeing your work and agree that there is so much you can learn online and other quilters are SO helpful. Congrats!

giddy99 said...

Congratulations on your 100th post! I am a follower, too. :)

Ella said...

Woooo! Congrats on a year! I, of course, follow you!

B Greene said...

Congrats on completing a full year!! I really enjoy following your blog!

Judy B said...

You have come a long way! Thank you for sharing your story. I am not brave enough to start a blog, but sure do follow you!

Margaret said...

I am a follower and I think you are doing an amazing job. Keep it up!

Linda said...

CONGRATS ON 100+!
LOVE YOUR BLOG!
HAPPY TO FOLLOW YOU VIA YAHOO READER!
THANKS FOR A SWEET GIVEAWAY,

LOVE FROM ANOTHER BLOG- READER,NURSE,CRAFTER,QUILTER

msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

qwilltr said...

Thanks for the chance to win a fat qtr pack of one of these fabulous collections!

http://qwilltr.blogspot.com/

Peggy

Barb said...

Isn't the learning process fun! Thanks for sharing your journey with us. Of course, I am a follower!

Judith Blinkenberg said...

Congratulations! Wait until you get out of nursing, its amazing to sew any time you want!! I agree with you no amount of money can stop me from sewing and quilting. I would have to travel all the time to take its place. Life has become more worthwhile since I began quilting. It is a worthwhile journey.

barb said...

I just stumbled on to your blog and love it! I am a new follower. Congrats and keep up the great work babscorbitt@gmail.com

LittleHouseontheDairy said...

Wow! So inspired by how you have grown. I follow on feedly.

ELNM said...

Congratulations on a year of amazing growth! I just started quilting recently and look forward to my skills increasing. I'm already a follower. Thanks for the chance!
ellen(at)myerly(dot)net

legato1958 said...

Congratulations on your first anniversary!
I follow by email!

Susie
legato1958@aol.com

✾Jamie Lee Cooley✾ said...

You have come a long way, baby! I hope everything is getting sorted out from your house fire and things are back to normal.

Oh and of course I am a follower! Now I am wondering what to do now that Google Reader is going away.

barbara woods said...

old follower here every since you started

Sowing Stitches said...

Happy Blog-day to you! I follow via email.

SewLisa :o) said...

Congratulations!! What an awesome thing. You are a great quilter.

SewLisa :o) said...

Ooops! Forgot to mention that I am a follower.

Gale, Ky quilter said...

Congratulations! What a year for you! It's amazing how far you have come.

Laura said...

Congratulations! I am a follower.

Newbie Jen said...

Congratulations! I think you are amazing! And I follow.

LJ said...

Congratulations! I am a follower with Google Reader and FC.

VickiT said...

Congratulations on making your 100th+ post. Isn't it fun to look back and see how far you've come since your first quilt (or any new craft)?

I am a follower with GFC as well as by email.

Shauna said...

congrats, I've started following you with bloglovin'!!!! Thanks for the chance

lynaeve said...

congratulations!! I'm a follower. Love your first quilt.

Patty said...

♫Happy Blogaversity♫ ♪ Of course I am a floolower. Wouldn't miss you.

Courtneysews said...

I'm a follower! Congrats on the anniversary! Thanks for the give-away!

Judy1522 said...

I follow your blog and think it is amazing how far you have come in a year's time.

Karrie S said...

Congrats on your blog! I'm a follower

Melzie Belle said...

Happy Bloggy Birthday :)

I follow you via google reader.

xoxo melzie4boyz@aol.com