Monday, December 31, 2012

nine hundred ninety-nine posts on the blog . . .

Wow.  I can hardly believe I've written 999 posts.  It's really weird to see it in writing, too.  And it's my last post of the year . . . post number one thousand will hit the stands at 0:00 on January 1, 2013.  And with it will come a GRAND giveaway and thoughts for the new year as well as a startling revelation. But enough about that . . . today's post is about the past.

In December of last year, Joy, of Joy & Comfort, emailed me to say she'd won a giveaway over at Cat Patches ... a charm pack of Little Apples.  Joy had found the contest from a link on my blog and decided to share her winnings with me.  True to her word, a couple weeks later I received a squishy package of Little Apples! Subsequently we decided to make something and share . . . we decided on a swoon block, which was very popular and showing up on lots of blogs at the time.  We set a date -- early in March -- to come back and share our projects, and set about to craft our projects.

I took mine to quilt retreat and put together my top.  
I posted about it HERE.  And I'm linking it up as a design wall from design walls' past at Patchwork Times.  LOL!  :)

But knee injuries and grandbabies and gardens and LIFE happened.  And so we didn't post our dual posts in March.  Or April.  Or May, June, July, August, September, October, or November.

And then we were ready!  Another December ... a year has passed ... and we're both ready to share!  Here's my sweet little project . . .
A plump and cushy little swoon pillow.  I'm not sure where it will end up yet . . . I like the idea of paying it forward!  And when I do, I'll pull the pillow form out and do a special, personalized embroidery in the center.

And so you should *definitely* check out my benefactor's project . . . Joy worked the same block, but with a different outcome and it's beautiful and go see it!

:)

18 left a comment . . .:

Missy Shay said...

Your block turned out really nice!

Melissa Bishop said...

YAY! 1000k post is almost here!

Mary said...

I am so impressed! Congratulations on reaching that milestone and also for so generously sharing your life experiences with us.

Janet O. said...

Wow, I can't even imagine getting to 1000 posts, but you have been at this much longer than I have. And each post I have read has been a delight, Denise!
The Swoon block is so big--makes a nice pillow. : )

Gill said...

Congratulations!! and Happy New Year!

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Love the story and did go visit Joy. Congratulations and Happy New Year Denise!

Michelle said...

Congratulations on 999 posts! That is quite an accomplishment! I love your swoon pillow...so cute!

Barbara F. said...

This was your year, Denise. New grandbaby, wonderful blessings in the form of wins, lots of projects started and finished, lots of new followers and blogging friends. 999 posts really boggles my mind!!! I don't know if I will ever reach that number, probably when I am 99! lol Happy New Year! xo

Mary said...

Congrats on reaching 999 postings. I saw those Swoon Blocks all over Blogland last year and never made even one...was that good resisting? I started way too many other things. Thanks for sharing your cute pillow, I'll be back to see what's up tomorrow, to be sure.

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

Congratulations! And cute cushion!
Happy new Year!

c. Joy said...

I love how our posts with pictures of both 'blocks' are in my blog reader. That was fun. Wow! Congrats on the 999 posts, when do you find time to quilt? Happy New Year!

beaquilter said...

what perfect timing! have #1000 in 2013 a new year

Barbara said...

Wow! Congratulations! Love what you did with the charms.

Kate said...

Very pretty pillow. It turned out nicely, as did Joy's.

Jean(ie) said...

Both of y'all's blocks turned out great. I love the swoon block. I painted one on plywood to hang in my sewing room.

Congrats on 999 posts! here's to more in 2013!

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Nine hundred and ninety-nine blog posts on the 'puter.....

hueisei said...

Congrats on great milestones! Very pretty swoon block!

Belinda said...

I love this block! Happy New Year! Marlene sent me. :)