Friday, April 30, 2010

Two Years

Hard to believe that two years have gone by since I started the blog. In a strange twist of fate, this is also my 200th blog (if my math is correct). So it is time for a give-away.

Your part in this? Just leave a comment on this post by midnight, Tuesday, May 4. Optional: tell about an exciting moment you have had in quilting. Or, if you don't quilt, just something you'd like to share. Or just say whatever you want--you will still be in the drawing.

The prize is yet to be determined, but I don't think anyone will be disappointed.

Let me just take a moment to say thank you to all who have commented over the past two years. I know that many people "lurk" and that is fine--but the comments help me to know someone is out there reading. There are times when the posts just flow, and others where I am struggling with what to say--or not to say. Just like in most of our lives!

I have decided not to worry about whether the posts are quilt-related, or about knitting, or horses--or who knows what I'll be into next. As someone reminded me recently, on the "masthead" it says "News and views on quilting and the world at large from one very opinionated quilter". When I started the blog, I could not have predicted what a winding road I would now be traveling. But I wouldn't take back one step of the journey.

One of my favorite quotes (I'm not sure who said it) is: "Well-behaved women seldom make history." 'Nuf said.

Big hugs to each and every one of you!



  1. Congrats on your 200th! I love reading your blog. I am one of those who say "Why am I doing this?... and ending up loving it! I did it with Bliss and now Applique! See you soon!

  2. Congratulations to you on your 200th post! Please enter me in your giveaway. Here's to another 200 posts for you!!

  3. You know I always enjoy reading what you've written, whether it be about quilting, horses or whatever inspires you.

    My most thrilling moment in quilting? When I first showed someone my quilts - besides family- and they liked them!


  4. Just found your site, very interesting. I am in the process of making a Sizzling Dresden Plate Quilt. I have been quilting for a lot of years and have slow down some. But still in enjoy every minute I spend in my sewing room. I will bookmark your page and be back often. Jane Martin

  5. I enjoy reading your blog. I think my biggest quilting thrill was when I pieced a 6 point star and the points matched!

  6. Congratulations on 200!! I have always enjoyed your posts whether they were about quilting, horsing around or some other topic.

    Cindy O

  7. Sharon - I'm one of those "lurker's"! The start to a perfect day for me is to go into my sewing room with a cup of coffee and spending a few minutes reading through posts such as yours. Thanks for sharing! Margaret

  8. 每一粒厄運的種子,卻包孕著未來豐盛的果實..................................................

  9. Hi Sharon and Congratulations! Actually my exciting moment in my "stitching career" involves you. You were the first new person that commented on my stitching blog ( until then I had emails from friends and family but very few blogs. Your comments were encouraging and I continue to love blogging with you.
    Kelly J

  10. Hi Sharon,

    I, too, have become a lurker mostly due to not having internet at home any longer. I enjoy your posts, especially the horse posts..LOL. I really did appreciate your call and I hope you got my email and phone message. My dad fell and life has been CRAZY... What can I say, I am sure you know what I mean.

    HUGS to you and kep on horsin around....!!!!!

    LOve ya,

  11. Hi Sharon, Well, I made it home just in the nick of time to get this comment in before midnight. Wow! 200 posts! That's terrific! It's hard to believe that it has been two years. You know how much I love reading your posts. It was wonderful seeing you this evening. Take care. Big Hugs, Jay

  12. Hi Sharon,

    I'm still here, although I'm not there..... (new address). Congratulations on your Blog anniversary. I look for it everyday.We like reading all about you - quilting, knitting, cross stitching and horsing! Please keep it up!


  13. Where would my life be without the love of my hand needle that you have given me, thru your marvelous teaching. I don't need a prize to win, just knowing you and having your generous teaching in my life is enough!

  14. 逛到你的部落格,第一個感覺就很好,希望每次更新都是美好的開始,也祝你天天都都開心喔 ..................................................

  15. Testing, always testing


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