Happy Friday! Happy July (can you believe it's July already?)! And happy blogiversary! Yes, exactly eight years ago I started A Quilting Life as a way to journal my sewing and quilting projects. I hadn't been able to do a very good job of keeping track of things up to that point, and I remember thinking that a blog might be the best way to go...even if nobody ever looked at the blog but me.
I get a little emotional about it as each blogiversary rolls around, because I am
so grateful for all of the opportunities blogging has brought to me. I'm ever so grateful for the inspiration I get from others, for the friendships that have developed as a result of this blog, and for the opportunities I've been able to have because of quilting and the amazing people in the quilting world.
Because of this on-line quilting community I have been able to learn so much more quickly than I would have on my own. I truly appreciate every comment of kindness and instruction and have been inspired and motivated by more people than I can count.
I know blogging has changed a bit since I first started. I don't think people leave as many comments as in the earlier days, but we are all so busy...and there are so many forms of social media pulling us in many directions. I do love Instagram for the ability to quickly post, share, and be inspired, but my heart is in my blog. There is just so much more you can say and share in a blog post than in an Instagram post!
My goal for A Quilting Life is to keep working to make it even better--to provide inspiration and instruction and helpful tidbits for quilters at all levels. I hope to share everything I can so that others might come to love and appreciate this wonderful art form and past time. Whether you are new here or have been following along for a longer time, I hope you'll continue on the journey!
Every summer for the past couple of years I have tried to do something to celebrate the blog's anniversary and to express my appreciation to everyone who has helped make it what it is. A couple of years ago I posted the Summer Organizing series, last year I presented the Summer Sampler project, and this year I will have a Scrappy Quilt tutorial (beginning next week). I'm also offering 25% off everything in my Etsy shop with the coupon code AQUILTINGLIFE from now through July 4th.
Thanks so very much for your friendship and support...have a wonderful weekend!
PS...the Simple Small parade of Star Bright mini quilts will be tomorrow!