Saturday, September 20, 2008

Happy Blogiversary to Me! A Drawing!


Round Robin Pillow Block
Originally uploaded by lasassone
Today is the 3rd anniversary of this blog! Time flies when you're having fun. I cannot believe it's been 3 years! I still haven't perfected the art of blogging very often. Life just plain gets in the way sometimes.

In honor of this Blogiversary I will be having a drawing for a stash enhancement Squishie, a picture of which I will upload after this weekend is over. I'm a little under the weather at the moment, but will get the crazyquilt fabrics and other stuffs pulled and photographed at the beginning of the week. The Squishie will include fancy fabrics, trims, beads, faux silkies & such!

Soooooooooo...........Just make a comment on this post to be included in the drawing which I will do on September 27th. That's the day our local crazyquilt group meeting will be here at my home and I WAS going to have someone from the group do the draw. But I have learned how to use the random number generator site, so I'll be using that to do the "draw."

The temporary picture I have put up here on this post is of a round robin block I pieced & sent around some years back. I actually pieced two similar blocks the size of those travel pillow forms that JoAnn Fabrics carries. I did two round robins back to back, so YES, I have the finished blocks, but have yet to make them up into pillow covers. Just the tip of the iceberg of my UFO pile.

The great number of UFO's I have was brought home more than a little this past week when a friend of mine visited and I gave her the grand tour of my 2 room studio set up. She and I had gone fabric shopping recently in Reno when our husbands were playing in a golf tournament. We both bought many of the same fabrics and, unlike me, she had made something with some of hers and she ran out of one particular fabric. We traded some fabrics and both ended up happy.

She does mostly traditional quilting and has made the cutest baby quilt, a picture of which I wish I had taken! Duh....ANYway, she is really interested in learning to crazyquilt and also appreciates and does redwork-type embroidery. When I started to show her all the embroidery block sets I have made, I realized that I MUST make myself "buckle down" (as Mum used to say) and get these blocks made up into the quilts for which they were intended.

So, as soon as all this filing of Redwork/embroidery patterns is done, that is my plan! I would like to begin my 4th year of blogging by showing some actual progress on my well organized UFO pile!

Stitch On!

45 comments:

Shari said...

I have visited your blog several times since becoming a member of CQ yahoo group. Love your photos and the love/respect you show for your mum and grandmother. I was raised bymu GM and she taught me needlework. Thanks for the opportunity to be in the drawing. This will be the first time for me and don't know what to expect but wishing good luck to all.

Shari

Laurie Brown said...

Congratulations on 3 years! That's a lot of effort put in.

And that pillow top is FABULOUS!!!

Connie said...

Congratulations on your 3rd Blog anniversary!!!

Snowberry said...

I think it is a GREAT idea to have a drawing on your BLOG!
I hope I win!

Lisa in Nevada said...

Congratulationz on anniversery #3 LouAnne!

Cathy K said...

Happy 3rd Blogiversary!! (and I love that word). Please enter me in your drawing. Here's to many more happy years of blogging! Hugs, Cat

Sharon said...

Hi LA happy Blogiversary!! I visit your site often to see beautiful work, you have been one of the people that gives me such inspiration, thank you!

Janet said...

Happy 3rd Blogiversary! Love the block you have posted. I need to get back into some CQ. Have been touched by some sanity and am working on a sane quilt for my son's graduation. Anyway, congrats!

piney cq said...

Oh Congrats! I better look and see how long i've been doing this myself! Great job! Congratulations!

Jill said...

Congrats on your 3 years! Wow beautiful pillow block!
You have a wonderful blog!

Nathalie L. said...

Happyblogversary the blog, and Congratulations for you.
Friendly

Lisa said...

congratulations on 3 years of blogging! I had to smile when reading about your fabric stash as I seem to have the same problem! The block you have posted is beautiful! I would love to be entered in your drawing!

Lil said...

How can I resist a giveaway??? =) Hope all is well with you LouAnne.

Rengin Yazitas said...

Congratulations for your 3rd anniversary LouAnne:))
I wish you many more creative and happy years to come. Your drawing is a fantastic idea.
Hugs,
Rengin

Marianne said...

Happy blogiversary LA! I lurk on the silk ribbon heirlooms group and do CQ. Your blog is fabulous, loved the Chaussie cats embroidery, how did you come up with patterns to embroider his cats? hrshmari@aol.com

debbie said...

Congratulations, Louanne, on three years of keeping up with blogging! And, Happy Birthday to Nicole!

Karrin Hurd said...

Congratulations on your 3rd year of blogging! I would love to be in on your drawing!

marilyn said...

Hi LouAnne,

Congratulations on your 3rd anniversary! And thanks for keeping the blog so fresh and pretty. It's wonderful inspiration! Thanks, too, for giving us the opportunity to win a squishie.

Warm regards,
Marilyn

Karen South said...

Happy blogiversary! and happy birthday to your daughter on the 27th. That is my sisters birthday also! Hope you keep blogging for a long time to come!

Diane said...

Happy 3rd anniversary, great to have stayed with it. You do beautiful work and I'm constantly inspired.

quiltlion said...

Congrats, on the anniversery, LA!! three years goes by fast dosent it?? Lyn G

Hideko Ishida 石田英子 said...

LouAnne,
Congratulations on your 3rd anniversary!! I love the pink block of today's post!! Your work is always inspiring. Hideko

Gerry Krueger said...

Congratulations on the anniversary of your blog. I am amazed at the diversity of your stitching interests. DO put me in the drawing. Gerry K.

Melinda said...

Congratulations on three years of blogging. I enjoy reading your blog and love your work.

Half Evil Customz said...

congrats! from someone who has her blog, and has written nothing.....

please enter me in the drawing, i love your style

toni

Martha said...

I always learn something new when I visit your blog. This time I even learned how to leave a comment on your blog!!! Love the Nana's Kitchen block and fabrics project. Hurry up and finish it so we can see the end product!

gocrazywithme said...

Hi LouAnne,
I'd love to win a squishy! Count me in, and keep up the great blogging!
Janet in Colorado

Cinnamon said...

Three years is awesome! Reno you say? That's where I live, what shops did you go to? I love the block shown on this page, Looks like you have some very talented woman in your group. I hope you have a successful 4th year.

Kathy said...

Congratulations on three years of blogging! I read your blog often. I love your new recipe blog also. Keep up the good work.
Kathy T from Mona's Minnesota Group

morvoren said...

Hi LouAnne,
Congratulations of 3 years of blog. well done!!
I also have a hand writen cookbook that I started about 30years ago of well loved recipes our children grew up on :O) someday maybe when I am but a memory... maybe they will cherish my old tattered book!!!

Please may I be entered into the give away?
Thank you.

Debbie said...

Awesome blog Lou Anne, very inspiring. Congrats on 3 years. Please enter my neme in your drawing...thanks Debbie (Maine) campmoxie@yahoo.com.au

craftirn said...

Happy Blogiversary! I have enjoyed your blog a lot and all the eyecandy as well as great ideas. Thank you for being out there for us.
Barb craftirn@cox.net

Kathy said...

Congratulations on 3 yrs! Love the block you posted.

Cathi said...

Read your blog daily & get lots of ideas....please enter me in the drawing.

Wendy said...

Happy Blogversary to you! Three years is wonderful. I love to come and look at your blog and see all of your beautiful work. Please enter me into your drawing.

Sharkeysday said...

Happy Blogiversary! Woo hoo! I remember when you first started...sniff!

Yay!

Brenda said...

Congratulations on your third anniversary. What beautiful work./

Sandy said...

Hi LouAnne,
It's been 9 years since you introduced me to CQ'ing and got me hooked; one of the nicest things you could have done for me. I love your stitching and I've learned so much from you, you're a great teacher and mentor. At the risk of winning and looking like the drawing is fixed since I'll be present at our group "play day", please enter me in your drawing.
Sandy Riggins

Lisa said...

Congratulations on your 3rd Blogiversary.... I'm going to add your blog to my favorites list on my blog...

Lisa Martin

Sweet P said...

Happy blogiversary! I'll be looking for some of your redwork to be shown.

Cheryl said...

Hi LouAnne,

Please enter me in your giveaway. Happy Blogaversary...I just hit one year, so three is quite an accomplishment to me!

Bonnie said...

Congratulations on your Blogiversary. I love crazy quilting and I have really enjoyed your blog. Bonnie-from Mona's Knot Crazy Mini group in Minnesota.

Amy said...

Oh what fun a giveaway, add my name to the list and congrats on three years of blogging

Cindy Brick said...

Please put my name in on your giveaway as well, LouAnne...

Congratulations on your blog anniversary...

and you've won the Birthday pack from my blog! Please e-mail me so I can double-check your snail mail addy.

Violette Severin said...

Congratulations on your blogoversary. Sorry I missed the date.