I can hardly believe that last year at this time
I was not a blogger!
I didn't have any idea that a wonderful community of quilters and other creative and talented crafters existed out in cyber land.
Then in early January, we watched the movie Julie & Julia.
Her idea of blogging her progress as she cooked through Julia Child's cookbook prompted me to start my blog to document my progress on the Mariner's Compass quilt that I started for my husband.
I quickly discovered the vast pool of talent from all over the world. The first blog that I came upon was Kviltstina over in Sweden. I was amazed at Stina's talent and how she incorporated stitchery into her quilts. I joined her Valentine 2010 block giveaway and started stitching!
I hopped through several of the blogs on Stina's blog list discovering so many more talented quilters.
I started following and reading blogs and I was inspired!
In March, I joined my first Friday Night Sew-In over at Handmade by Heidi and Crafty Vegas Mom. Heidi and Bobbi co-sponsor this monthly sew-in and I have joined them every month. I finished many projects by dedicating this night to sewing.
I kept reading and discovering new blogs.
I followed a quilt along over at As Sweet As Cinnamon and another at Charming Chatter. I joined a swap over at quilting gallery. I joined the Charming Girl's Quilt Club and sew much more!
So here is a college of most of the quilts I made over this first year of blogging.
There are so many other projects that I have finished over this year including totes, mini bags, wristlets, pincushions, needlecases, and toys. I have knit baby blankets, an assortment of headbands, chemo caps, and coffee cozies. I even tried some crochet.
Many of the projects were found through the blogging community.
So a BIG THANKS to the blogging quilt community. I have been awed and inspired.
There are sew many more, I couldn't mention everyone by name. Hope you understand.
Here's to a prosperous New Year!