Monday, September 14, 2009
One year ago today I started this blog and made my first post.
I wanted to share my work and various other things with my friends.
In reality I really didn't know where I was heading and how I could post almost every day. Occasionally I miss a day or several but I have posted 276 times.
Generally I post in the evening as I am a night person.
Thanks to the advice and help from various on line friends I learned the ropes and have been enjoying doing this much more than I expected to. It has aso been good brain exercise to figure out how to accomplish various types of posts.
This is the first quilt I posted on the blog. It is one of the 8 king size charm quilts I made for each of my grandchildren. Each quilt has 2000 different fabrics and a Millennium fabric border. This project was truly a labor of love.
I have also enjoyed making puzzles from my quilts and sharing them with you. I know there are some of you who are "addicted" to them. Count me in that group.
This is one of my favorite puzzles and it is my favorite puzzle cut.
I have enjoyed sharing my travels and activities during the year. Florida and Texas were my only travel destinations.
I also have shared many family activities, always one of my favorite things to do.
On January 25, 2009 my solo show opened at Anderson Arts Center in Kenosha. Four other artists were also invited to have solo shows in conjunction with mine and collectively the title was "Quilts: Another Dimension". I enjoyed seeing so many of you at the show and also sold several pieces.
This has been a good year. I focus on the good things that happen on this blog.
I found I am documenting both my work and my activities as I share information on my blog. It has also made me update my photos and records of my work from the past 50 years.
I also find blogging (and doing a puzzle) is a good way to wind down after my days activities.
I have many more quilts to share, both those currently in progress, those I have finished and those yet to be started.
I'll be here - will you?