Saturday, December 31, 2016

Five Years of Blog Posts

It's hard to believe, but I wrote my first blog post 5 years ago today.  It shows a few photos of my studio as it looked then--I've rearranged quite a bit since then.  If you want to read it, it's here.

I try to write a couple times a week, sometimes I even do more.  Hopefully, I can provide interesting and educational posts.  Mostly, this is my diary, the story of my Joyful Journey, through life and mostly about quilting.

My first header photo is still a favorite:

It features some of my favorite works.

So, what is up for 2017?  I will finish:

1. Stella's Splendid Sampler:

2. Rajah Revisited:

3. Ruffled Roses:

4. I'll make a gift for an old friend, from Ohio Star blocks--starting that soon.

5. I'll quilt a bunch of finished tops.

6.  I will travel to teach and work in the quilt industry--first trip has been confirmed, March 2-4, 2017 Panama City, FL, a two-day workshop and a lecture/trunk show with the St. Andrew Bay Quilters' Guild.

7.  I'll teach a lot of classes locally at Patches & Stitches--I'm working on a new sample right  now for Summer 2017 classes.

8. I'm starting a small group that will meet once a month at my home to work on The Quilt Show 2017 Halo Medallion Block of the Month:

AND 9.  I'll have my first Sew-A-Long here on the blog--I'm quilting it now:

Read more about that here.  Part 1 will appear Friday January 6 and will continue on four more Fridays--I hope you'll join in the fun and let your friends know about it too.

Thank you for coming along on my Joyful Journey.  Happy New Year to all.

Let's Quilt!



  1. Such a busy lady you are in that studio. I especially love Ruffled Roses. Always enjoy seeing all the quilts you make. Happy New Year!

  2. I like your first header too! Course, I'm a sucker for anything red and white so I like your present header too! I look forward to reading all about your wonderful finishes in 2017!

  3. Wonderful goals. I am looking forward to your first sew-a-long, and will participate for sure. 'Will post your button if you have one. Happy New Year.

  4. Looks like a fun year to come!!