Just for fun I went back to the first few months of my blogging life in 2007….WOWZA! I changed in so many ways…and the blog has changed too. Back then, I hardly had any pictures in the first couple months of posts, and what pictures I did have were TINY! So much better now, and practically required in my eyes. Part of the improvements are due to WordPress…but part are my learning and growing in the blogosphere.
Something that I just “learned” is that supposedly one isn’t supposed to apologize for not posting….and well being raised Lake Wobegon style…I just don’t see how I can avoid that…
so I apologize….but I have a lot of pictures in this one….
and I am not making excuses, but I will tell you that I have been so frightfully busy ever since my last posts.
One of the things I have been doing Besides catching up and getting behind on everything as usual is working on the shingling on what was Mimi’s playhouse, and is becoming hers and Linda‘s “tea house” near the garden..
won’t it make a good backdrop for quilts and such in the future?
There is still plenty to do on it…but at least I got a good start on it fairly early in the summer…that helps…
This summer is FULL of home improvement projects, but more on that in future posts….painting the house is the Biggest one, one that I have been putting off for too many years.
We also had our oldest graduate from High School with a diploma and an Associate Degree this past month…
(For those who have met me….yes… Noel is taller than me…I told him he needs to stop…it is so hard to find good clothes when you are so tall….)
And for those who don’t know, I also have a full time DayJob not related to my quilting Second Act that keeps me busier than I would like away from my family and the quilting and you all …but that has to stay in place until I become so fabulously successful here in this world….
Speaking of quilting….this little project I whipped out last night…as I yes…signed up for a swap I don’t really have time for…but gosh, these little 3.5″ log cabins are just so easy and fun….I felt compelled…. I have 14 more to make…but they really don’t take much time, and are a nice break from the quilting stuff that I Can’t yet show you…
and yes…I have been working on a TON of projects that I can’t show you yet, and I have been talking with some “big names” about things that I can’t discuss yet either….one of which I know very little about myself, but I am excited just because of who I am talking to about “it”….so intriguing isn’t it??
I confess here that I have put off doing this post, not only because of time constraints…but also because I wanted it to be so eloquent and “meaningful” …..yeah….whatever…..
So yes, this 300th post was my usual yammering on in a conversational random manner….but WITH prizes…
you didn’t think I would have my 300th post without prizes did you??
Okay…here they are in no certain order…these are what’s left of my Quilt Market Prize Bonanza..
prize #1….A Jumbo prize pack from Moda….a bunch of these little mini cutey-patooty charm packs that you are SOOO lucky to get…because even as I was taking this picture…I was feeling a lot like Gollum with them….so precious…I did NOT want to put them on here…but I love you THAT much, you know…
prize #2 A great prize pack from Stephanie at A Quilter’s Dream….
prize #3 …. another smaller prize pack from A Quilter’s Dream
Now to WIN….you need to comment on this post and tell me what you do to keep focused on Big Projects or what is your biggest distraction from those Big Projects….I will draw randomly from the comments on July 12th in the evening… Pacific Standard Time….
thanks for coming along on the Blue Nickel Train…to who knows where!!