Thursday, March 18, 2010

900

I don't know how this got away from me.  A little while back I noticed I was at Post Number 888 and thought, "any day now." 

Well, it was yesterday.  My "Slow" post was my 900th.  And I didn't notice until this morning.

So let the celebration begin!

Leave a comment, telling me what makes you visit my blog.  One day early next week I'll draw a name for an as-yet-undetermined giveaway.

I hope I pick you!


62 comments:

altar ego said...

Congratulations Nancy!

I visit your blog for inspiration and education when it comes to quilting. It's something I really want to get back to doing, and seeing your work motivates me and inches me closer to an actual project!

I also enjoy your sense of humor, as well as getting to know you!

Linda said...

I love your blog! but why? Well the fact that you are a quilter is very important but I strongly suspect I'd read even if you weren't a fellow quilter so I guess that isn't what makes me visit anymore. What makes me visit is that you are a 'thoughtful' woman - that's thoughtful as in full of thoughts. You so often give me something for my mind to chew on. Thank you for that.

Anonymous said...

I first visited your blog for the quilting. Then came the inspiration and thought provoking comments. Plus I enjoy following the other blogs that you follow, so I click on them from here. I really enjoy your blog. Thanks for sharing with us. cindy

carole ann said...

Good for you Nancy. I first started to visit as I am "In Philadlephia" rather than Near so I was interested to see what you had to say. I keep coming back to see your work and what you may have found and I have to admit, I share alot of your same feelings on many subjects.
You inspire me to keep on going with my sewing.

Quiltdivajulie said...

I visit because you write thoughtfully and well, your posts share your heart, and the blog offers a wonderful balance of quilting and life. Congrats on 900!

Nancy said...

I read you because you don't limit your posts to one idea...or thought...or discussion.
I love to see what you are working on, but also like the perspective you give on other ideas.

*karendianne. said...

Variety, hilarity, wit and friendship. Besides, few take me in and admit to it.

Sharon said...

Congratulations! I read your blog because I enjoy your sense of humor as well as common sense approach to life. Plus your quilts are beautiful.

Pat said...

I read your blog beacuse you are a fellow C.O.W., and we quilting C.O.W.s need to stick together.

Seriously? Your posts are always interesting, many times thought provoking, and written with humor. You have kick-a** recommended links that have led me to unexpected places and friends.
And you are a very nice person.

900 posts? Wow. That's awesome.

Linda said...

Hi Nancy. I check your blog every morning to find out what's happening in your part of the world. I enjoy your quilts and your philosophy. Long may you write!!!
Lurking Linda

Anonymous said...

I visit your blog because you have inspired me to finally begin quilting. Most of all, I love you. Diana

floribunda... aka Julie said...

Congratulations, Nancy -- and how did you get so far ahead of me blog-wise? I visit because you always have something interesting to say, whether its quilty, political or personal -- and I consider you a good friend even though we're still "virtual"!

Dianne said...

I enjoy your blog for the quilting but also the "other" stuff. Most of the time I have the opposite view as you, but I love how you word things in a way that makes me think. I say that anyone who has a good reason behind their belief and can actually have some meat behind it...well, it's worth hearing. Oh...and you're really talented too and I enjoy the quilting :)

Jeanne said...

Congratulations, Nancy! I love the quilts you make. They are almost always something I would choose. I enjoy your posts very much.

Chookyblue...... said...

oh for the quilting and the occassional cow moment........lol........maybe I should get that BOM finished.......oh and you talk more then me..........lol.......congrats.......

Anonymous said...

In addition to the quilting, I was hooked when I read your politics! We're the same age and although I have no grandchildren(I'm so jealous), we've had many similar experiences. You're a better person than I am but you inspire me to be better. Thanks for writing; I begin my day with you.
Sue

Judi said...
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Judi said...

Why do I love your blog? Let me count the ways!

I think the bottom line is that you make me think, whether it's about a new quilting project, or a book/film/piece of music I'm not familiar with or a moral conundrum, or....

You have an enviable writing style, and a real gift for controlling the pace of your reader. If I hadn't already met you, I'd feel I know you through your writing.

:)
Judi

Cardygirl said...

Congratulations! I visit to enjoy your quirky & interesting view on the world!

Laurel said...

I have been visiting since last year and enjoy your take on life as well as for inspiration....keep up the great blog...
Laurel/NJ
WHaeser1@aol.com

LizA. said...

I enjoy your thought provoking, inspirational posts. We share similar political views and I've enjoyed many of the links that you've shared...especially Margaret & Helen. Your quilting is always so inspiring too.

Jo in TAS said...

900 posts! what a huge achievement!
You're an inspiration! The advent swap experience was enough for me to realise that you're a wonderful blogger! Keep up the great work and cheers to another 900 posts and more!
Hugs
Jo

Susan said...

I'm not sure how I first came upon your blog, but I was hooked right from the start. I read because you have interesting and thought-provoking things to say. I don't always agree with you, but I always take away something to think about. For instance, I'm still thinking about what I would do in the case of the box that your circle at church was sending to the young woman. And since I'm also "near Philadelphia", it's fun to read about your occasional shop visits and the local places you go.

Liz said...

wow, 900 posts, pretty amazing. I feel fortunate that my friend Bobbie in Texas led me to you - you are a wise woman, one who makes me stop and think, especially before rushing headlong into a remark or some action....thanks for that !! And I've learned some lovely travel tips from you too. I wish I lived closer to Near Philadelphia, so that I could treat you to coffee and a chat every so often, it would be good for my soul I think.

QuiltingFitzy said...

Because you gave me Phily references? Your political views? (Yes, on both accounts anyway)...

No, seriously, I read every post you post. You're complex but uncomplicated. You're smart as a whip, but never make me feel like I know less than you.

Creative, talented, and someone I wish was my neighbor!

Kathie said...

always like to see what your working on and just enjoy your sense of humor!
I like blogs that make me smile!
Kathie

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

Congratulations, Nancy! Here's to the next 900!!

Lori said...

I love YOU about your blog, but also you make such a variety of quilts. Some have a modern feel and others have an old fashioned feel. I never know what I'll find!!
And some days I can get a good laugh over your politics. I like to know what "the other side" thinks.:)

Anya said...

I read your blog for many reasons -- you talk about a variety of things and about subjects that make me think...and I thank you for that.
Thanks for the chance and for continuing to share with your readers.

AnnieO said...

Wow, 900 posts! I visit your blog for lots of reasons, not just your quilting, but also your thoughtful sharing of your real life and all its joys, laughter, ills, frustrations and sorrows. You are a good writer!

Congratulations on your milestone, and I'll be around for the next markers too :)

blop said...

I love your quilts, your politics, your wit, your blog, your insight...get the drift..love it all! Great milestone!

Gari said...

Why visit? I visited first because you are a quilter and shared what you were working on and finishing. I continue because I never know what you are going to be saying. I like the personal as well as the quilts.

Blue Ridge Mountains said...

I first visited your blog because the title "Blogging near Philadelphia caught my eye. I am originally from Pennsylvania. Than I stayed because so many of you columns bring peace to my life. Than too, I love you style of quilting. I have been quilting for over thirty years and still can't
decide which I like, art or traditional. You friend the Exuberant Color, I just love her stuff too.

quiltmom said...

Nancy,
I hope that you have had a wonderful National QUilt day. Wow 900 posts is an amazing accomplishment- I love your header and enjoy visiting your blog to see what is new and what you are creating. May you continue to enjoy blogging and quilting for many years to come.
Warmest regards from Western Canada,
Anna

Barb said...

Congratulations on your number 900! It is always fun to read what another PA person has to say... you make me smile and you make me think hard sometimes...both are good! Have a wonderful weekend...Spring is in PA!

Melinda said...

I have been reading your blog for several months. I enjoy seeing your projects and reading about them.

wordmama said...

First of all, I love that you are opinionated and show it all over your blog. I love your sense of humor as well. Your quilts are lovely. I think we would have a lovely time over a cup of tea. I'm so glad I've had a chance to get to know something about you!

Thanks for sharing in your blog!

Diana said...

900 is quite an accomplishment. I turn to your blog because I enjoy reading about what you are doing and I love looking at your quilts.

Suzan said...

Congratulations on 900 posts. Wow!

I read your blog for a lot of reasons. We are of like mind politically. We are of similar age. You are Lutheran, I am Episcopalian - not that different.
I love seeing your quilts. You do such lovely work and it is so different from what I do.

See - lots of reasons!

Linda K said...

Well, the name of your blog brought me because I used to live "near Philly" but now live in Georgia. I MISS Lancaster County and love to hear your quilting exploits in that wonderful part of the country. Lucky me, I'm here in Lancaster visiting today and going to the show on Thursday YEAH!!!! Thanks for a chance to win and Congrats!!

quiltmamajb said...

I enjoy your blog because I like your quilts and also - I appreciate the fact that you have strong beliefs and opinions and are not afraid to share them. Many of your posts are thought-provoking. The sense of humor is awesome too! Congrats on 900 - and many, many more! Piece....

Annie of Blue Gables said...

How fun for you! 900 is a goodly number.
I first began to visit your blog for quilting inspiration, but I have found other inspiration as well. I love finding other blogs, such as the unclutterer.
I enjoy your personality. I think if we met at a quilting show, we would connect in other ways too.
~a

Catsngrams said...

I love your blog you are such an inspiration to me. I just started quilting last year and I now am addicted. You have given me a lot of ideas. Thanks. I have a scrap giveaway over at my blog
gramsvalerio.blogspot.com just send an e mail with your addy and if you are the first you will win the fabric. I am going to be doing this all summer.

anne bebbington said...

900 posts - Wow! - I generally drop by most times I blog trawl, I love your stitching but I also enjoy the thought provokation your writings inspire - here's to the next 900 :o)

anne bebbington said...

sorry Nancy - the spelling gremlins have crept into my head - whoever spells provocation with a 'k'? - old age and poverty is obviously taking its toll :o)

Knitting Auntie (aka Sharon) said...

my reason for comming back is your happy disposition and your fairly liberal views and your quilts just make me smile.

sharon m
(also going to lancaster - leaving tonight)

Barbara said...

I visit your blog for a few reasons.
You live in the northeast as I do, I like your style of quilting and because I find your blog to be well thought out. Your writing to me has a real gentleness about it. Even when you wrote about a catalog order you were having problems with you did it in a very thoughtful way. I do look forward to reading your blog because of all these reasons.

Erin said...

This is my first timevisiting your blog, but I am sure I will be back again! I clicked over from another blog because your title "Near Philadelphia" piqued my interest as a fellow Pennsylvanian! Your quilts are gorgeous!

Karen said...

I just like to visit and see what you sewing.... Have fun at the quilt show!

Micki said...

I enjoy your blog, because you make me smile, and of course because you are a Philly girl like myself. I am happy to have gotten to know you.
Micki

Sue said...

Hi Nancy
I'm still new to blogging but have been reading them for years. I keep coming back for the wise words, the thoughtful way you address issues, I love your beautiful work as a quilter you are an inspiration

Sherry said...

It's Penny's fault...I mean Penny Quilts is the reason that I found you. She passed on a blog award. (I think she had a drink or two before choosing who to send it to though...I know that you know what I'm talking about.) Anyway. I had to visit your blog. I will be back.

Congratulations on #900!

swooze said...

I visited more when are group had a webring. I suppose I should set that up again! Lately I stumble across your blog because I see send an email or someone (Penny) refers to you.

Hope all is well with you and yours. Enjoy Lancaster!

Gretchen said...

Congratulations!!!! That's a lot of posts!! I love your blog and it is one of the first I read on my google reader list. We seem to have a lot in common--quilting and world view-ing. I enjoy your writing style and wit. And word verifications!!!!

Wishing you many more mardmins (WV)!

Salem Stitcher said...

Wow. 900 posts! That is commitment. Congratulations!

There are many reasons I visit your blog. I was led here my Mrs. G. I come back because you do beautiful things (not just the quilts either) and we are of like minds in many ways. You make me think and you make me laugh. Thank you for all of the above!

p.s. I think of you every time I get a particularly humorous word verification.

Anonymous said...

Nancy, I come to your blog for a variety of reasons. I'm a beginning quilter, a teacher, and mother of a student in Philadelphia. I even know someone who attended a wedding with you last summer--talk about a very small world. I really enjoy your point of view as well as your quilts. =)

Sarah or Semmy said...

900 Posts, I didn't think anyone would last that long posting on a blog, but a friend tells me there are those with more. Congratulations on so many. Penny spoke about you on her blog and I just had to come see if what she said was reality. It is. I am happy to have found you Nancy.

Abby said...

I love your thoughtful insight and your beautiful, traditional quilts.

Anonymous said...

Your blog is like a delicious bite of chocolate. You start with a nibble and keep coming back! Love your inspriation, your humor, your topics and writing style.

And...you got me hooked on those BOM's and swaps! A great looking blog...too!

Molly

creativedawn said...

Congratulations Nancy!!!
Now why I keep coming back here to read your blog everyday you post and to just browse your quilts and works - hmmmmm, You are an inspiration! I just love your quilts! I love your quilts! Oh, I did say that didn't I? lol...your words are worth following! You've a great blog. Anyhoo, happy blogging and quilting! You ROCK!
hugz
Pam - another Philly sister!

Debra @ Life is a Stitch said...

I visit you as I would a sister, or a fellow quilter, to keep up with what you are doing. So, I guess, in one word: comararaderie.
Thanks for sharing, and congrats on the 900th!

Sam said...

Hi and greetings from Western Australia. Isn't it obvious? I keep coming back because I love to read your blog. It is great to read what is happening in your lives. I have also been to Philli - for a conference many years ago - it is a lovely city. Sam (Sandra)