Janet O. reminded me recently that I am coming up on my 8th year anniversary of my blog. How can that be possible??
Anyway, in honor of your continued devotion and commitment to me, I'm going to offer a giveaway. Please leave me a message as to what you like to read in a blog and I'll pick a winner on Friday, July 12th---just in time for the quilt show in Sisters on Saturday!! Be sure to include your email address, please!! My giveaway will be a SURPRISE but you won't be disappointed!
Today I went to a local quilt store in Bend, now that all the family is gone. Quiltworks is one of my favorite shops. I especially love that they always have a small little show in their upstairs balcony. This month's didn't disappoint!
I especially loved this quilt because the blocks were made using Kaffe Fassett fabrics so it was very bright!
This one was very traditional but very striking! I also loved the quilting, especially because my friend, Sandy Lachowski, did the fabulous quilting. As an aside, she and I are pairing up for the show in Sisters on Saturday! WOOHOO. I'll get a professional quilter's perspective on all the quilting! Stay tuned.
I love these samplers where the blocks are different sizes!
This one was totally different but brought a real smile to my face!
In another vein, we bought kayaks this past winter and I've taken every chance I can get to go out kayaking on the rivers and lakes nearby. Yesterday I went with a friend to Hosmer Lake, which is one of the lakes along the Cascade Lakes Highway (one of my absolute favorite areas up in the Bend area!). This is the South Sister, part of the Cascade mountains. I hiked just around it last fall. Spectacular!
And since we are on a travelogue, let me show you the sunset from our cabin the other night. Just spectacular! That is Mt. Bachelor in the distance.
Happy blog-a-versary!! I love reading about your mini swaps.ReplyDelete
Congratulations! I love reading about your finishes and the places you visit.ReplyDelete
Congratulations on 8 years! Gorgeous quilts at Quiltworks. I love reading about the quilts projects that you work on, and your travels.ReplyDelete
Happy Blogiversary! I enjoy reading all about your swaps and current projects!ReplyDelete
Enjoy your visits/adventures with other quilters I follow in blog land, your leads on quilt projects and what is happening in your quilt-life. thanksReplyDelete
Happy 8th Blogiversary! It's a pleasure seeing your blog come up in the feed. I enjoy your style - relaxed and fun-loving in all aspects. The Sow-a-Long enticed me, so I've been following you since.ReplyDelete
I am a new quilter and would lovee to hear more about getting started for the newbie :) love your blog and happy blogiversary!!! -ReplyDelete
Happy Blogiversary! I enjoy seeing the quilt/stitch projects folks are working on, reading about tips, tricks and experiences with products/techniques...as well as their adventures outside the home. It's always interesting to me to learn about what life is like in different areas of the country. I recently won a pattern from your blog, so please do not enter me in the giveaway....just thought I'd put my 2 cents in on your question. Have a great day!ReplyDelete
Happy anniversary! I like reading and seeing the photos that you post. Thank you for sharing all of the tips, ideas and projects.ReplyDelete
Happy Blogiversary! I love seeing what you are quilting, your travel adventures and those adorable grandkids. I have family in Washington and Oregon so love your beautiful photos up there..ReplyDelete
Happy Anniversary! I love seeing your quilts, quilts in exhibits, travel pictures and just hearing about what you're up to.ReplyDelete
Happy Anniversary! Congratulations! I love seeing your quilts and what you are working on. I really like to study color combinations and look for ideas of course. Thank you for the chance to win. So kind of you!ReplyDelete
Happy blogging! I always enjoy seeing what everyone is stitching, getting a new tip, and even hearing what's going on in people's lives. It's like having a stitching group right in your home.ReplyDelete
Thanks for sharing the beautiful show quilts and Happy Anniversary! I love seeing what others are working on--I get so much inspiration from blogs (as well as a lot of FOMO!).ReplyDelete
I love reading your blog about your trips to Maine :-) and this one of your kayak adventures and ones about your cabin in Oregon. Vicarious traveling and quilting too, of course. Happy blogaversary!ReplyDelete
I love reading about your adventures and seeing the quilt photos. The picture of the Reminiscence quilt photo sparked memories - I did that quilt by hand too. My quilting is nowhere near this beauty pictured. I spent almost 20 years on it!ReplyDelete
Lots of Quilty stuff and Quilty friends! Ufo busting and new Project ideas. Loved meeting you last year at Sisters!ReplyDelete
Happy Blog-aversary!! ;)) I like to read process posts--and also how you choose the projects--and, of course lotsa pictures of steps along the way hugs, JulieroseReplyDelete
Happy blog-anniversary, anything quilty!ReplyDelete
That last picture is awesome!! I love reading and seeing your quilty trips to various places!ReplyDelete
Eight years already! Congrats! Love the quilts in the mini show, especially the second picture, the traditional one. Just awesome. I read blogs that are real and human, not just about the quilts but about life in all its glory and its hardship. That's why I am not really attracted to Instagram. It's missing the human part. I love to read about easy the project was or what part gave the quilter a hard time. That's what keeps me coming back to a blog. I love your blog! Here's to many, many more years. ;^)ReplyDelete
Congratulations on 8 years! I don't know how I stumbled into your blog but I know why I follow you.I enjoy seeing your many projects and where you are traveling at the moment.ReplyDelete
Congratulations, it's a big accomplishment. I like anything but politics. A little about where you live,what you sew, new techniques, favorite authors, fun tools, patterns, ideas. No soap boxes. Recipes are always welcome.ReplyDelete
Thanks for sharing those quilts and that view is spectacular both by day and by sunset. Wow!!
Thanks for continuing to blog. It is always fun to see what your working on and what your doing.
I enjoy all parts of your blog, the quilts, the scenery, your family. I can relate with an elderly parent going to an assisted care facility too, been there, done that. Keep on posting just like you are. I think you are one of the first blogs I started reading many years ago.ReplyDelete
Happy anniversary of your blog. I have followed your posts from the beginning and can't believe the years have gone so fast. I enjoy reading about your adventures both quilty and not.ReplyDelete
Hi, Randy! I remember your blog beginning because we started up about the same time.ReplyDelete
I like to read about the decision making process in a quilt's creation. I enjoy learning tips and tricks the quilter has discovered. I like to know a bit about what is going on in a blogger's life, and I like to see your surroundings
"Reminiscence" is an absolutely gorgeous quilt. And I love your mountain view--especially the sunset.
Happy Anniversary! I love reading about the quilts in progress (of course) but also like to hear about your life and friends and family!ReplyDelete
Happy Blogiversary! I enjoy seeing quilts in all stages of development, and I love reading about your adventures, seeing other parts of the country and about life in general. Wishing you another great year of blogging !ReplyDelete
I've been following your blog for a long time now and am so grateful that you have kept it up. So many people have moved on to fast-and-easy things like Instagram, but your blog has maintained the personal touch, which I really appreciate.ReplyDelete