Monday, September 14, 2009

FIrst Blogaversary!

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.
Click to Mix and Solve
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?


Anonymous said...

Happy anniversary, birthday! I am very glad you became a blogger to share your quilts and life in general with others. Hope you really are enjoying it because it is great to read.
Judy B

Dolores said...

Happy 1st anniversary blogging. I am a quilter too and I think, as I look at the photos above, I became a follower because of your flamingoes. I have loved them since I was a child.

Exuberantcolor/Wanda S Hanson said...

Congratulations for sticking with is (and enjoying it) and documenting a lot of the past with some of the present. I'm looking forward to many more posts.

Sherryl said...

Happy Anniversary Kay... and Happy Birthday as well.

Jocelyn said...

Happy blogiversary. I'll be following along. It's been such a joy to meet so many wonderfully talented and creative people via the blogging world :-)

Betsy said...

Happy Anniversary. You have a lovely blog.

Gene Black said...

Happy Blogaversary! Keep on posting!

Judi said...

Happy Anniversary!! Congrats on your one year of blogging, I enjoy following your blog and also doing your puzzles.

Jamie Fingal said...

Happy Blog Anniversary! Congratulations. You Go Girl!

bbbbb said...

Happy Anniversary! You've done good girl! I've enjoyed visiting here ever since we met in Texas. I've learned from you. Unfortunately I've also wasted hours (and loved every minute!) doing puzzles. Can't wait to do the next.....

Vicki W said...

Absolutely! I love reading your blog!

Eva said...

Congratulations! Hope for many more postings to come.

Jeanne Turner McBrayer said...

Happy Blogiversary! Love the puzzles even though I am always slower than average.

Rayna said...

Good grief - has it been only a year? It seems to me that you have always had a blog! You've made such a big impression, enriched the blogging community -- and it's always fun to read your posts.

Happy blogaversary and many more!!