IT’s my BLOGoversary!!

Today is the FOURTEENTH anniversary of my blog…..

I started this blog as a travel log when Michael and I made our first long overseas trip. We spent 2 months in England and many friends requested that I send emails about the trip. I decided that if I wrote to everyone who wanted to hear about it, I wouldn’t have time to SEE anything to write about!!

Instead, I put it all in blog posts and let my friends if they wanted to.

What I found was that I was more observant in my travels when I knew that I had to write something about it. Going home at the end of the day and writing about all that had been seen was so much fun!

In 2008, I had the idea to do something similar for my quilting. I figured that, if I was posting about it I would be more observant and likely to learn new things that I wanted to share.

So, my first QUILTING post looked like this…..

I have decided that today is the day to start keeping a “quilting and other stuff” diary and publish it as a blog. Wish me luck!!!!!

This past Fall I had a conversation with some friends about how many Unfinished Projects we each had hidden away in our quilting studios. I responded that “I don’t have very many” and then started wondering whether or not I had just told a fib. As I started trying to list them in my mind, I realized that there were actually quite a few. So, 2 weeks ago I cleaned out my studio from top to bottom and found ALL of my UFO’s…..I was shocked at how many there were.

I started to make a list of them and then realized that I had done this many times before and would promptly put the list somewhere where I could forget about it. So, I got the idea to make the list in a different way this time. I got out my camera and photographed each of the projects, along with any fabrics or other stuff that I had put aside for it. Then I printed out two sheets of paper with nine photos on each paper (that’s right…..18 UFO’s) and pinned it to the cork board in my studio.

The plan is that I will slowly work thru them and mark them off of the list as I go. We will see how well it goes!!!!

And, before you ask, YES some of those UFO’s are still around!!

I have loved keeping this journal over the years and especially like that I have a record of every quilt that I have made since 2008. Just yesterday, I went back to one in 2011 to remember how to do something!!

Even though I enjoy this process, I would never have continued if it hadn’t been for readers like you!!