Saturday, May 02, 2015

9 Years! 1900 posts!

Today is my blog-anniversary! And -- by pure coincidence -- this is post 1901! It would seem as though by the end of this blog-year I will have 2000 posts!

Jubilation! Celebration!

I paused and went back and read over posts from my first year of blogging. What a world has been opened to me! What lovely people I have "met" and actually met over these nine years!

Just sitting here beaming with pleasure this morning! I am so glad I gave in to that odd little urge to attempt a blog.

Now, just what is that photo to the left? What new madness is this?

Someone posted a picture of this quilt to Pinterest. Or maybe it was on Facebook. Or on a blog. I honestly can't remember.  I followed the link, though,  and ended up at Thimbleanna's blog. And it turns out that a whole tribe of quilters are working on this amazing quilt. Why wasn't I told? How did this escape me?

We are going to be doing some traveling later this year, and the one thing I missed when we took our recent trip to the Caribbean was some hand sewing. There was a knitter aboard the ship and she was turning out baby hats a dime a dozen. I did a lot of reading, but my fingers were itching for stitching.

So I looked for the pattern. The designer is an Australian and the shop where she works carries carried the pattern.

Google to the rescue! It's been ordered! It will be here sometime. Perhaps in time for me to pick out fabrics and prep a block before we next travel to Virginia. My new official "traveling project" for however long and however many trips it takes.

I don't do "regular" applique apart from center circles on Dresden Plates. But I do do and love to do hand buttonhole stitch appliqué. And I think that will work for these gorgeous blocks. My blog-anniversary present to me!




14 comments:

Susan said...

Congratulations, Nancy! Looking forward to seeing many more posts from you.

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

Happy Anniversary; the blogging world has been richly blessed by your presence these last nine years... here's to the next 2,000 posts!

I, too, fell in love with this pattern when I first saw it. I can't wait to see your version.

XX

Deb said...

Congrats on the posts, I've been following for a long time. Where did you find the pattern?

Kathy McCarty said...

Congratulations! I knew when I read the story about the lady in the hat , you had a lot to say and all of it thoughtful and inspiring. Wish you could google where that post went, I know I shared it with several friends, it was soooo good! Here's to many, many more, and maybe a stop in OH on your travels this year!

Anya said...

Congratulations! I've always loved reading your blog posts. And what a lovely present for yourself!

Kim West said...

Congrats! 9 years is a long time! I should know, since I have been blogging that ling too, though I had to reset my blog a couple of times.

Here is to many more!

LizA. said...

Happy anniversary -- 9 years, wow! And I think I've been enjoying your posts for at least 6 or more of those years. I hope that we get the chance to get together this summer spwhen you are on this coast....

Synthia said...

I haven't "known" you the entire nine years, but I've been very happy to be acquainted with you the last few years!!! You are a fun, thoughtful and interesting read. Your new pattern is a beauty and I can see why you want to make it. I look forward to hearing about your journey creating it.

Amy said...

Happy Blogiversary! It's been a joy reading your blog over the years. Here's to many, many more posts!

Cheers!

Ray said...

Congrats! And, the quilt is lovely!

Chookyblue...... said...

congrats on your achievements........9 years is a pretty good effort......enjoy making your quilt........oh and all good quilts come from Aussies.........

Janet O. said...

Though I have only known you for 4 of those nine years, I have enjoyed every bit of them.
I like your present to yourself. It looks delightful.
Congrats on your milestone, and thanks for your friendship!

Lori said...

Congrats on 9 years of blogging! It sure seems to make the world a smaller place, which is a good thing.

desertskyquilts said...

Happy anniversary, Nancy, if a little late. =) Interesting how times change. It doesn't seems so long ago.