26 October 2015

Sixth Blog Anniversary

I went back and read my first blog post. It didn't really say much but that was then.

My virgin post

I can't believe I started out this morning without a thought of creating a blog yet I sit here having created one. One of my daily stops is to the Whipup  website checking out all the lovely and creative daily additions to their site. Most of the entries are connected to a blog and I have read many of them over the years. Most of these women are young mothers who have to squeeze in stolen moments throughout their day to create, sew, cook for fun and generally tap their creative essence. I am so fortunate (Thank you Universe) to have finally gotten to the point in my life where I do have the time and moderate resources to do all the things I've always wanted. It IS like being a child again when I can wake up with such anticipation for the day ahead knowing I can sew, make jewelry, start a quilt or other project, read my beloved Quilting Arts magazine, watch a "How to" DVD or just read. Life is good

Since then the creator of Whip-up and her husband drowned on vacation  and I don't subscribe to or read Quilting Arts Magazine.

My life has changed exponentially and my focus turned from art quilts to surface design. I have started to paint and will be doing more of that in the future. However, I will always sew. I am making my cousin, Patricia, a queen size quilt which you will see develop. 

I wanted to say how appreciative I am to those who read and comment on this blog. It's good to know there are people "out there". So many of you have become friends via email or in person. I'm so grateful to have met you all.


  1. Another night-owl blogger. Aren't we lucky for all we have?

    Love you!

  2. Congratulations. I still follow your blog through Feedly, but have less and less time to comment if I want to create anything myself. I'm glad we share out interest in surface design!

  3. Beth, I'm so glad you started blogging, and I have enjoyed reading your posts and getting to know you! Looking forward to reading your continued adventures...

  4. Congratulations, Beth! So glad to be one of your "followers"! You are an inspiration! :)

  5. Isn't blogging great! I still remember noticing my first follower. I never thought anyone would read, let alone follow. I don't think we have categories of friends, like real verses blogging friends. You are a real friend Beth, and I'm SEW glad to have met you!!! :)

  6. Reading your blog and the and then we set it on fire blog has inspired me in ways you can not imagine. It has got me through rough times, expanded my world, challenged me , led me to learn more. It has stretched my creativity and helped me to put myself out there. Thank you for blogging and sharing. Often I don't know what to comment or if life has been hectic I don't get to read my blogs but your posts are appreciated.
    Isn't it great to look back and see where you have been and see a glimpse of where you are going?
    I credit the and they set it on fire community ( through you) for letting mr bog for a month which is leading me to do my first trunk show at a local guild in April with a workshop on creativity, art quilting and just allowing yourself to play.
    It is not something I thought to do but wanted or daydreamed about.
    It also lead me to meet Elle who has become my online friend!

  7. Congratulations! time goes so fast ... I want to dedicate you a song of Julio Iglesias "How the years have passed," which I like very much.

  8. It is neat to see how much things change in 6 years. we learn, we grow, we change.
    Congrats on your 6 year mark!

  9. How nice to look back, to see from where you came...So glad to have met you, thanks for all the sharing you do!

  10. Beth, you have enriched my art world so much! First through the Fire blog and then with your personal blog. It has been a wonderful adventure, and I am so glad and honored to be included.

  11. We're all grateful to have met you. Thank you for taking the time to share your journey. It's been informative, fascinating and inspiring.


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