Sunday, November 3, 2013

The 800

According to the Blogger stats, this is my 800th post. Pretty amazing for me. I was never one to keep a hand-written diary or journal. This format of being able to add in pictures with prose while being mobile has kept me at it. So indulge me a bit of reflection.
I began this blog in November 2006. My only son was a senior in high school. He is now in grad school pursuing his Master's in secondary education. He is an amazing man, full of life, joy and a delight to be around. My MIL and Dad wre still here, they have now passed on. My blogging was a bit unfocused, rantung sometimes, random others, then it became my personal quilting journal. And that stuck! I have virtually met many wonderful quilt artists through blogging. Their friendships are very special to me.
I like being able to look back through my blog and see where I was, what I was doing, at any point along the way. Thanks for reading, and commenting!
Now, for a picture!
I made this pillow for our United Fund drive at work. This is a traditional block, the Rolling Stone, done in modern fabrics, it is a 16" pillow.
Oh, and to share something I did for me:
I bought a new machine! A Baby Lock Tiara, 16" sit-down long arm.
Yes, it is love! I thought there would have been more of a learng/adjusting curve, but we just clicked! The extra space and light has lifted my enjoyment to a whole new level! I will share more on her in the future, but suffice it to say: the only problem I have had since getting her is finding enough time to quilt!

10 comments:

Kitchener Quilter said...

Congratulation on your 800th post. That is quite an accomplishment. And your long arm. Wow. What a treat. I'm envious. I can see you'd really up your game with that.

Colleen said...

Congrats to you! Love the pillow! I know your mom is happy you got tiara! She kept telling me you needed one since they first got them at Sewingly yours!

sarah said...

yay! 800!!
and congrats on the sweet machine. :)

Paige said...

Yay for a new machine and congrats on 800 posts! I love your pillow. Will it be raffled off?

Katie said...

congrats on 800 -- I just hit 80 and thought that was a lot of typing.

May Chappell said...

800 awesome posts!! You're amazing!

Laura McGrath said...

Is that machine similar to the HQ Sweet Sixteen? Awesome, think of all you'll get finished now!

Kim Johnson said...

Congrats on your 800th post! You do amazing work and I love when you share it with us!

Phyllis said...

Congratulations on #800 and the Tiara! Can't wait to hear all about her.

Laura Davies said...

Congrats!