Today marks the milestone of 500 posts. Five-hundred times, sitting at the computer, usually in the early morning, in my pj's with coffee in hand, putting my thoughts into words along with pictures of everyday life.
My first post was November 5, 2008 when I started posting pictures of a BOM program at In Between Stitches. Blogging was new to me. I hadn't paid too much attention to any blogs and I really didn't know where to begin. I jumped into blogland feet first, and 499 posts later.....well, the rest is history.
To commemorate this milestone, I'm having a giveaway. Just leave a comment to this post or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and you could win 10 fat quarters. This bundle contains all of my required elements, plaids, checks, stripes and polka dots. (Hint, hint, these selection would look great in Country Charmer, so I guess I'll just have to throw in a pattern too!) The contest will end Tuesday, June 26th at noon. Zinnie, my Golden Retriever, will impartially select a winner on Wednesday June 27th, 2012. The decision of the doggie judge is final.
I have many people to thank for reaching this milestone. Melissa and Leslie, thank you for hiring me to work at In Between Stitches. Thank you for your encouragement and a little prodding that propelled me into designing quilts. It is because of my involvement in the shop that I started blogging and designing.
Thank you to all my family members, (even Mr. eye-rolling Joe) for giving me so much blogging material. Sometimes your everyday antics would spark a thought that made it into the printed word.
Thank you to all the ladies that take my classes. You are a constant inspiration to me and bring me so much happiness just being in your presence and seeing your creativity.
Thank you to all the customers that come to the shop and actually want and value my opinion when it comes to your quilts. (This still amazes me!) Thank you for your hugs, your friendship and your support.
Now to you, the reader, sitting in his or her pj's with coffee or beverage of choice in hand. What would I do without you? One of you said, reading my blog was like getting a personal note every morning. That sentiment stuck with me. I try to write like we are just chatting across the kitchen table, on the phone, or over the back fence. I've made friends around the world through blogging and I hope to meet you someday. Thank you so much for reading my ramblings.
Love and hugs to all,
P.S. If you are a "no reply" blogger, there is no way I can get in touch with you....so email me!