Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Happy One Year Anniversary!

One year ago I wandered into a local fabric store (which just happened to be Keepsake Quilting in Center Harbor, NH!!) in search of a diversion from the complete and total lack of snow to play in.  Fortunately, it was extremely quiet in the store and a very nice (but unsuspecting) employee asked "Can I help you?"  If she only knew what she was about to get into!  MUCH later, I left the store with the ingredients to make my first quilt, the rest is history.
Really, what was I thinking?  This baby has near 1,000 pieces and I was guesstimating a 1/4" seam with my little old sewing machine!  Yikes!  BUT, I loved every minute of putting this together!   It is in my queue waiting to be quilted.  I think I am getting close to being ready to take it on!

In honor of my One Year Anniversary, I have figured out how to do the picture collage thing and thought I would share my first year results (or almost finishes)!
First, the bags
All the other little projects!
And the quilts (including some that I still need to quilt and blog about).
As you can see I have had some fun!  For this old accountant, to be able to exercise the creative/artistic side of my brain has been so rewarding.  I continue to learn with each new project; in fact I try to select projects that will test my skills.   Therefore, I have decided to start a periodic series of blog posts to share some of the big and small things I have learned in this sewing adventure...stay tuned!

And because it is Wednesday, I am linking up with:

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced
PS  One of my favorite aspects of my Quilting Life is the interaction with all of you who so kindly read my blog and welcome me to yours!  Thank you all!  I will endeavor in Year Two to be an even more active participant in that community!


  1. WOW! You have done a LOT in one year! Fantastic collages!

  2. What an awesome first year you've had! Your projects are wonderful--keep on quilting!

  3. I always love knowing that I'm not the only crazy for quilting girl in the world. Yay for a wonderful first year!

  4. Happy One Year of Quilting! You have made so many beautiful projects - can't wait to see what comes next!

  5. WOW! you have done a lot!!! beautiful projects and sewing!

  6. All that in a year? In Pennsylvania we only have 365 days in our many do YOU have in yours?

    WOW! Amazing!


  7. Wowza! What a year! How wonderful that you've found something you enjoy so much!

  8. Whoa! You sure finished a lot in one year! I'm impressed!


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