Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Blogiversary!

July 1st...where did June go...or May for that matter? June seems to be the month when it's nice just to relax after another school year, and July is when I really get serious about summer goals. So, of course, I started another list...and in doing so I realized I needed to catch up on and finish a few works in progress (because I have a dozen new projects I want to start...and I'm not buying any more of those plastic storage boxes)!!! First off, I caught up on my Gail Pan A Christmas Wish Block of the Month. I was two and a half blocks behind, but now I'm ready for the next block due out next week!

And I've started working again on the stitchery blocks for the Your Home or Mine block of the month by Lynette Anderson designs. I've made a lot of good progress this week and hope to have this quilt completed in the next week. Or two...depending on how well I can control my quilting attention deficit disorder! But I'm hoping to stay on task...I actually made all 52 nine-patches needed for that quilt today (they're 3 1/2" finished...and I think I might have accidentally made 53...oh well)!
Recently I read a wonderful post titled "My Perfect Quilt" by Carrie Nelson of Miss Rosie's Quilt Company; this post has so much wonderful food for thought in it...and so many ideas about the joy that quilting should bring to each of us. If you haven't already read this, I highly recommend it!



And...it was one year ago today that I started blogging! I've had so much fun being inspired by other bloggers and have learned many, many things that have improved my quilting and heightened my awareness of pattern, color, contrast, value and scale. I've visited blogs from all over the world, and bloggers from all over the world have visited here. I've been inspired by your projects, and my "to do" list has grown and grown and grown! I've learned about new products, patterns, books, and artists. I've asked lots of questions and received wonderful answers from many of you--thank you, truly. So, of course I want to have a giveaway to celebrate. Because of the 4th of July holiday weekend, though, I'm going to start my giveaway next week...so be sure to check back! And have a wonderful weekend!

51 comments:

Rachel said...

Congrats on the one year blogaversary! It's been fun, hasn't it?

I hit 100 posts today so I'm having a little celebration of my own.

I love your stitchery. What a lot of work you put into those beautiful blocks.

Melody said...

Happy Blogaversary! I love reading your blog and seeing all your creations. Happy Stitches, Melody

jaybird said...

happy blogiversary! i love following your blog and wish you another great year of posting!

Nedra said...

Happy Blogiversary to you too! I look forward to next week.

Anna said...

Happy blogiversary and a good new posting year! I really enjoy following your blog!
- Anna, sy.lugnagatan.net

Béa said...

Happy Blogiversary to you too! I look forward to next week.

Kritta22 said...

Oh I haven't commented in awhile but I read you in my google reader!

I thought today was a great day to come out and tell you that I still heart you bunches!

Congrats on your blogaversary! You are such an inspriation to me!

trelly said...

Wonderful weekend, you are our inspiration too! kisses from Spain

Chookyblue...... said...

congrats on your blog birthday...think I have seen all your posts and continue to enjoy your blog.........
.....have a lovely weekend.........

Cardygirl said...

You have been working very hard...what lovely work you have done! Happy blogaversary!

Carol said...

Happy Blogiversary! I'm with you, I just have no clue where this year is going. July, Hmmm? You've been very, very busy...I can't wait to see what you'll be working on next. Love your stitchery blocks.

Chris said...

Congratulations on your anniversary! I enjoy stopping by your site, always something beautiful to look at and lots of inspiration! Can't wait to hear about your give away next week. Hope you have a fun 4th!

Quilt Hollow said...

I'm looking forward to next week then! Your Gail Pan blocks make me want to start that one too! Yikes! I can't do it all so I will just have to visit regularly to see yours.

Terriaw said...

Happy Blogiversary, Sherri! What a great year it has been watching all your wonderful projects develop. I love the projects you have been working on this week - such charming blocks! Enjoy your weekend.

Karen said...

Your A Christmas Wish blocks are lovely. Once I finish a couple of the BOM's I'm working on, I think I will start that one.

Happy Blogiversary! I enjoy reading your blog and look forward to another year. My Blogiversary is officially tomorrow. That sure was a fast year.

Kaaren said...

Sherri, a visit to your blog is always an inspiration for me.

Here's to another year of sharing and caring.

Linda said...

Congratulations Sherri on reaching your first birthday. I always leave your blog inspired and refreshed.

The Quilt Buddy said...

Happy Blogiversary!

I have loved seeing all of your creations!

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Congratulations and Happy Blogoversary to you!!! I love coming over to see what you have been up to...I started my Believe block too♥x

Sherry said...

Happy Blogiversary Sherri! So glad you decided to start blogging a year ago, I love coming here often. Your Gail Pan blocks look so nice. Congrats & thanks for all the inspiration you give other quilters.

Crazy for Primitive Quilts and Gardens said...

Happy Blogaversary! I am hitting 200 so check out my blog too in the next week :o)

I have been wanting Lynette Anderson's Your Home or Mine for about a year now! Can't wait to see what it looks like finished :o)

Mel said...

I love the fabrics in your beautiful 9 patches!

Congrats on your blogaversary, I've enjoyed being a follower of yours ever since I 'discovered' blogging last fall. (I was reluctant to start since I knew I would be addicted!)

w&v said...

V. here... Great stitcheries. Wonderful words to remember in A Christmas wish. The triangle border looks great in Your house.. And ALL those little bitty 9 patches! how cute they will look! I love your blog . You sew so much and get so much done. your inspiring. I read Carrie Nelson's words on "perfect" and felt a little ashamed of myself. Other perspectives are so great.v

Gwendie said...

Congratulations on your blogiversary!!! And on all the catch up that you've accomplished. Good going!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

The stitching is so good. You are such a good stitcher. Your story is similar to many of ours for starting blogging. Happy Anniversary. Good for you. If you hadn't started to blog I wouldn't know you!!!

Stina said...

Ohh.. Wish I was like you... Im sooo behind in everything.. that I dont know how to catch up now.. :o) but I guess everyhing have it´s time... so I´ll keep on struggeling ..:o)
Love Gails blocks and your blocks from Lynette is so lovely.. that is going to be a wonderful quilt!! :o)

Lauren said...

Happy Blogiversary!! Give a ways are so fun. Can't wait!

Dawn said...

Happy blogaversary!I can't believe it's been a year!! Where did the time go? At least you have quilts to prove where the time has gone!! tee hee

SG said...

Congratulations! Thank you for such a nice blog!

Sinta Renee said...

You have done a great job with the catching up Sherri. I really enjoy your blog and your wonderful personality that comes through it! Happy anniversary!
P.S. I agree with you on Carrie's post (LaVieEnRosie)... she always shares great information and has good topics to make you think.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Congratulations on your one year blogiversary :-) I so enjoy reading your blog.

Carrie P. said...

Congrats on your Blogiversary. I have really enjoyed reading your blog and you are an inspiration to many who read your blog. Keep up it up.
You have really been busy too.

jen duncan said...

What wonderful blocks Sheri. Happy blogiversary!
:-)

Chocolate Cat said...

Gosh you have been busy!! I'm hoping to get a few projects organised this weekend!! Congratulations on your one year anniversay, your blog is always so much fun to check in and see what you've been up to!! So much insiration!

Joy said...

Ooooh Yum!!! Look at all those gorgeous 9 patch blocks ... you've been so busy ;o).
Happy blogaversary Sherri - I love to read your blog!!!
hugs,
Joy :o)

Jody said...

I'm with you all -- amazed, sometimes spooked by how quickly the year is not passing but seemingly evaporating. Happy Blogaversary, Sherri! Your posts are something to look forward to and I'll watch for your literary references. Any holiday reading standing by?

Take care,
Jody

Sandy said...

Congratulations on your year of fun with blogs, Sherri. It is so much fun and informative also. Here's to the next year!!

Jackie said...

Happy days!! I am glad you starting blogging too and that I found your blog. You have been very prolific in your quilting and stitching lately and I love everything that you are up to. Looking forward to many more posts.

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

Happy Blogiversary! Thanks so much for all the inspiration and beautiful things you've posted about. I really enjoy your blog. And I'm really loving those stitchery projects. They're beautiful!

Trisha said...

Congratulations on your first year of blogging! Love your stitchery projects. They are so cute!

Janet said...

Happy blogiversary! A year can go very fast, I know what you mean about those lists, isn't it great?

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

I just love visiting your blog....happy blogiversary Sherri...all your projects look fantastic, I look forward to the next 12 months...

Vickie E said...

Congrats! so glad you blog..

Lauren said...

Your buttons look great :)

ivoryspring said...

Sherri.... I have been wanting to start Gail Pan's BOM - seeing yours makes me all the more determine to get it done for Christmas this year! :)

Have a great week ahead.

everythingquilts said...

You have a new follower. I love your blog and your work. Happy Blogaversary!!

QuiltedSimple said...

Happy one year blogaversary! Love your stitcheries - the colors are so great.
Kris

suz said...

Congrats on your blogiversary! You've accomplished quite a bit - you should be proud! I had a thought for that 53rd block - you could use it on your label! Don't you love Lynette's patterns?

julia said...

Hi Sherri!

Congrats on one wonderful year of blogging! Woo-hoo! May there'll be many more ;o)
Thanks for sharing your crafty life with us.

The Gail Pan BOM blocks are beautifully stitched & I really regret that I haven't started that one, too....maybe next year ...I definitely keep the idea in mind to use up my Peace on Earth JR... {as always, visiting your block ends in adding another point on my list *lol*}.
And the 'Your Home or Mine" is so cute - love your fabric choices!
Hugs, Julia

Quiltmoose - Dagmar said...

Happy anniversary to a wonderful blog! Keep on posting! :))

Dagmar

Christine said...

Happy Blogoversary. I always enjoy your posts .... love the fabrics you work with. Oh, and your Christmas blocks look great.

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