Thursday, January 31, 2013

Two Years

Two years ago today, I took a deep breath, and created A Quilter's Table. At One Year, I shared about my blogging journey through that first year, and of course, the journey has continued and expanded.
G.O. Modern
What I love about a journey is that no matter how well you plan, there are usually elements of surprise, new experiences you could not have anticipated, and often growth in unexpected ways. And this last year has held all of that for me.
Pleated Coin Purse
The first block swap hosted by A Quilter's Table was a roaring success, and as overwhelming as it was at times, totally fun. And now I'm in the midst of the Triple-Zip Along, which is proving to be equally enjoyable, and honestly, the whole side-trip with the Triple-Zip has been one of those "who would have thought" experiences that continues to reap rewards.
Mod Pop Complete! 
When I began blogging, I never could have imagined the great friendships that would be forged, and to actually meet many of those friends this past year has been a pleasure beyond words.
A Maisy Quilt 
I still find surprise around every corner, it seems. Whether it's the month's batch of bee blocks, a sew-along that pops up, new techniques I find to try, or sweet comments that just make my day. All of that is just so gratifying.
Scrappy Super Swoon 
Thank you for being part of this last year's journey. You know darned well we're in this together, and it all wouldn't be so wonderful without our individual contributions. The community we've built is an amazing thing, and I'm honored to be a part of it with all of you.
Kindle cover 
So again Thank You! I'd love to mark this occasion at A Quilter's Table with a little giveaway. Considering fabric is never far from my mind, and probably yours too, I thought a gift certificate would be appropriate. So celebrate with me by leaving a comment on this post, and on Saturday, I'll choose a random winner to receive a $40 gift certificate to Pink Chalk Fabrics. ***This giveaway is now closed. Thank you!***
Little Quilt - Sew, Vote, Swap Group3 
Have a great day, and savor the journey.

107 comments:

rachael {imagine gnats} said...

i'm so glad to have met you (in real life, even!!) and that we're part of the same community :) xo

Tracy said...

Happy 2nd anniversary! You've taught me so much, I'm so glad to have met you here in the blog world! Looking forward to much more.

Jada Graff said...

I love your quilts. Congratulations on making 2 years! I just started my business in August and hope it proves to be as successful as yours has been. There is something so gratifying about making something with your own two hands and it is so great that you've found a way to make it part of your daily life.

Heather D. said...

I'm glad to count you among my friends Debbie!

Laurel said...

happy anniversary! i had so much fun making my triple zip that i am planning at least a couple more!

Deb said...

Happy Anniversary! Thank you for your encouragement and sharing your talent! You do beautiful work!

KarenH said...

Happy Anniversary! I so admire you creative bloggers. Please keep on going!

Brooke said...

This is awesome, Debbie! I love coming to your blog or checking out your Flickr photostream because I know there will always be something really amazing!

Lynne said...

What a great two years you have had! I can always come over here and find something new and fun. Here's to the next two years and beyond!

green23 said...

I just found your blog and think it's great. Happy anniversary.

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

I just found you a couple months ago and have you on my google reader - love keeping up with whatever you are working on - here is to more years of blogging for you - I'm going into my 7th year of blogging and love it.

Connie said...

I always enjoy your blog Debbie and I'm planning on making at least one of your cute Triple Zip pouches!

✾Jamie Lee Cooley✾ said...

Wow congratulations! What a success you've become in just two short years winning contests and hosting qals! I always enjoy reading what you are up to.

DebbieS said...

Happy Anniversary! We met at Sewing Summit in October and I've been following you since I returned home. I love watching your progress on
your projects and keeps me moving on my WIPs!

Thanks for the continued inspiration!

Bea said...

Happy Anniversary, Debbie! I started following your blog recently and love it...

Caryn said...

Happy Anniversay! You have so many great projects to love and I look forward to watching you create many more!

Gill said...

Congratulations and thank you for a great blog! I'm loving the triple-zip along!

Solstitches said...

Happy anniversary. I'm already an enthusiastic follower and a big fan of the triple zipper!

Margaret

quiltmania said...

Congrats on your anniversary and thanks for being you!

Alisa said...

I started following your blog a few months back - keep up the good blogging. Just keep being yourself!

Andrea said...

Congratulations to your anniversary! I injoy reading your blog and your work is always an inspiration for me :)

Grandma G said...

Happy Anniversary! Even though I'm not a quilter (yet?), I enjoy following your blog and seeing the lovely work you do. And then of course there's that Triple Zip that has me in its grip! ;) And donuts, and framed purses......

Linda said...

Happy 2nd Anniversary!!!! I found your blog through the flickr group, Triple-Zip Along. I recently opened my flickr account and your group is the first sew-along I have ever done. I must say I really enjoyed myself. I enjoyed making your triple zip pouch. It was really fun and I will be posting photos soon. I am also going to start another . Thanks so much for sharing.

Teri said...

Love the grey fabric with the "olives" on it. I have not seen it in the color. I love reading your blog and seeing the things that you come up with. Thanks for sharing your sewing journey.

Karin på Ösäter said...

Congratulations! I am proud to have one of your little quilt, the grey and yellow one hang in my sewing room. I am just about to cute up the fabric for the Triple-zip along.

Karin på Ösäter

http://karinpaosater.blogg.se/

Sophie Belle Designs said...

Best wishes on your second anniversary! I have loved your output and posts, continue the good work :)

Four dogs and one quilter said...

Congrats on two years of great blogging. Always enjoy reading your blog with my coffee in the morning.

Annabella said...

Eeek, what a fabulous prize! Congrats Debbie on 2 years (we started at a very similar time). Of course I first caame across you in the 4x5 bee and I've loved visiting your blog and seeing your lovely makes and delicious recipes. Thanks for an awesome giveaway!

Marci Girl said...

Oh congrats on your two year anniversary! It is so nice to have a look back at this past year and see all those beautiful things you have created! I am so thrilled to have met you (even if it is only online) and shared in this journey!

Malu said...

Congratulations on two years of blogging. I started following your blog only a few weeks ago and I love to read every single blog. I am also part of your triple zip along (my first quilt along) and I am fascinated. Thank you for sharing so many interesting things. Martina

Liz said...

Happy 2 years! I love the kiss-clasp clutch/bag you've got pictured in this post. Here's to another year!

Margo said...

Happy Anniversary! I found you through the triple-zip tutorial, and I'm very glad I did! Your blog is fun to read.

bruinbr said...

Happy 2 years and here's to many more! :)

Margaret said...

Happy Anniversary! I have been following you for a while. I enjoy your posts. You have inspired me to start a few more projects than I really have time for but hey, we all need UFOs.

Zaynoo1 said...

Oh, already two years! My congratulations to you, Debbie! I know you from a few swaps and sewalongs we did together and I love the beautiful things you create... :)))

Leanne said...

Happy Blog Birthday! And such a lovely giveaway too. I am so glad to call you my friend - you are a constant inspiration to me and great fun too.

Kelli said...

Happy Blogiversary friend! It has been so fun to get to know each other these last 2 years. I can't believe it's been that long already. I am so proud to see how much you've accomplished and how awesome you are. :)

Beth said...

Congrats on two wonderful years!

Cindy said...

Happy Two Years! I have been ejoying the Triple Zip Along and am looking forward to what the next year brings! :)

Heidi Staples said...

Debbie, you've been a blessing to so many people in this online community -- me included. I'm always so inspired by everything that you share with us. Happy Anniversary!

Tina ~ Seaside Stitches said...

Debbie, I have so enjoyed getting to know you through your quilts. And I am so blessed to own one! Happy Anniversary, my friend!

Jake said...

Oh happy Anniversary. I haven't been following long, but I am so happy I happened upon your blog. You are talented and entertaining. ja21ke@yahoo.com

Karen said...

Congrats! You've accomplished alot in two years. I'm enjoying the Triple Zip along; working on my second pouch now.

Toni said...

Congratulations, Debbie! You have done so many amazing things these last two years!I am so glad that we have become friends and I cannot wait to see what year 3 holds for you!

Lynn said...

Happy Anniversary! I just finished my first Triple Zip Bag. I haven't had a chance to photograph it yet for the Flickr group, but I will soon.

Jennifer said...

congratulations!! how exciting for you!

Lisa C said...

Happy Anniversary. I've been reading your blog for about a year and quilting for about a year and a half. I learn so much from bloggers so thank you for all of the time and effort it takes.

AuntieCrafty said...

Hooray! A fabric gift certificate giveaway! Thanks!

Marjorie Nath said...

Congrats on 2 years blogging. I've only been with you about 6 months, but I have only been back to quilting about 6 months. I enjoyed your look at some of the things you've done over the past year. Look forward to seeing more growth in the coming year.
thelady(at)hotmail.com

Kerrie Porter said...

Happy 2 Years! It is really awesome that you have made it this far. I could only hope to do as well as you in two years!

Heather A said...

Congratulations, Debbie, on finding your quilting niche! I think I've been following you pretty much from the get-go and you've been a wonderful inspiration and encouragement for me, a relative quilting beginner. Thanks for what you bring to this amazing online quilting community!

Mary Ann said...

Happy anniversary!

Katie B said...

Hooray! I've enjoyed reading along with you. And I'm pumped about your sew-along with the new Patchwork Please book!!

Katy Cameron said...

It's been lovely to meet you, both online and briefly at Sewing Summit :o0

jcounasse said...

Happy Anniversary! I'm happy I found you sometime las year. :)

Patty said...

Happy Anniversary. I found you during a hop along(I read,not participate),and am glad I found you. Such pretty "things" you do.

Lee said...

Happy two years! Thanks for sharing your journey! : )

Rebecca said...

Congrats on your blogiversary! I love everything you make, you inspire me! Will get to cutting out my triple zip soon!

cakath said...

Happy Anniversary! I have enjoyed your blog and the bees and swaps that we have been in over the last 2 years. Wishing you many more blogging years!

Taryn said...

Happy blogiversary and thanks for sharing your gorgeous projects with us all. I always enjoy reading your posts and I really enjoyed making your triple-zip pouch!

cherylj said...

Happy happy bloggie anniversary!

Ellie Roberts said...

Congrats Debbie! You have done a lot in a couple of years. But I think most of your success is because you are so sweet supportive of others! You rock!

simplydelighting.com said...

Congrats Deb. And here's to many many more years of happy quilting!

Amy DeCesare said...

Congratulations on the first two years! Looking forward to many future posts and projects. OMGosh I just realized that my blog will be one year old next month! I still feel like such a newbie!

Emily said...

Congrats on two years. I always enjoy seeing your quilts and hearing about your gatherings around the table.

Jess said...

Congrats on two years!

Carla said...

Happy blogiversary, Debbie! I'm so glad to get to sew with you this next year!!

Maria said...

Congratulations on 2 years! I am trying to make the jump to blogger, and find your comments very inspiring.

Kelly said...

Happy blogiversary! I am very happy you started a blog, I get inspiration every time I visit!

Poppyprint said...

Way to go, and what a generous way to celebrate! I haven't been 'here' for the entire two years, but I'm glad to have found you through Leanne and her first triple zip. I made my first one yesterday and just uploade my pic to the flickr group. Thanks for sharing!

P. said...

It is always fun to see what you're up to. May the next years be filled with many more adventures!

Joyce said...

I just recently started a blog of my own after following some for almost a year. Just made your triple zip bag this week. Love following your blog and seeing the wonderful things you create.

Shannon said...

Happy Anniversary!!! Here's to many more!
I always enjoy your blog and creativity!

barbara woods said...

congrats always glad to read your blog . thanks

Deb@asimplelifequilts said...

Savor the Journey... those are words to live by! Thanks so much and congratulations on 2 years of blogging.

Tiara said...

it's been more fun for us seeing you sew and grow!

Cathy said...

Congratulations on 2 lovely years of blogging!

JoyceLM said...

Congrats on your two year anniversary. Thanks for the chance to win.

trish said...

Happy Anniversary!!!

Lisa in Port Hope said...

Happy blogiversary and many more!

Barb said...

Congratulations on 2 years of blogging. I just found you through the Triple-Zip-Along and I look forward to seeing what the next year brings.

Fran said...

Happy anniversary & well done on a terrific blog! And thanks for the triple zip along, I'm waiting for the weekend to get started but can't wait!

CityHouseStudio said...

Happy anniversary!
You have done a lovely job with your blog. I really love reading about all that you're up to!

jblissenbach said...

Happy Anniversary! Thanks for sharing your journey.

Angela Bullard said...

Hope it had been a wonderful two years and that you have many more :)

Izzy said...

Happy Anniversary and here's to many more! I enjoy reading your blog.

Chelsie C said...

Congrats on an awesome two years!

FlourishingPalms said...

Wowee! What a generous giveaway! Thanks very much for sharing your triple zip project with us. It has been an educational and humbling experience, teaching me that after 30 years of sewing, I'm not the expert sewist I would like to believe I am! I appreciate the chance to win your giveaway.

Kathy @ Kwilty Pleasures said...

I am glad to have a seat at your Quilter's Table. As a blogger in my first year....this gives me hope for my blogging journey! If you could give me one piece of advice for a successful blog....what would it be. Thanks!

Carla said...

Wow Debbie. Very generous! Your blog is one I check first every day ; )

Molli Sparkles said...

Thanks Debbie for sharing your experiences, they set a great example for the rest of us!

capitolaquilter said...

congratulation on the two year mark! Love your blog and how generous you are with your comments and encouragement.

Nicole said...

You are an amazing quilter/sewer, Debbie! I'm so glad our paths crossed. I'm wishing you continued success!

Elaine said...

Happy 2 years!!!!

Kristy fordhook1 said...

I enjoy your blog, the sewing and the recipes. Thanks for the information and entertainment.

Kathy said...

Congrats and may your journey continue to encourage us and inspire us! You are a blessing to our community!

Ali said...

Congratulations on your anniversary! I really like when I find bloggers who live close to me, and I've loved following your blog.

Sarah said...

Congratulations on your 2 year anniversary. I've yet to take the plunge into blogging. Thank you for the chance to win.

Kirsten said...

Congratulations on the 2 years Debbie - I have thoroughly enjoyed seeing all of TATT posts and your beautiful and inspiring projects!

Karen said...

Happy anniversary, I love to read your blog and see your projects.

Barb said...

I've really been enjoying your fresh modern take on design. Congratulations!!

LethargicLass said...

Happy 2 years! You don't look a day over 23 months! :)

t. anne said...

Congratulations! I've been following you for 20 of those months... linked over here from a sweet comment you left on flickr, and added your link to my Google Reader... I've really enjoyed reading your blog these past two years!

QuiltsHappen said...

Debbie, I have so enjoyed your blog..I am looking forward to working on the triple zip and other projects you inspire.
Thanks, Cecile

Lisaleh said...

Happy blogiversary! It was such a treat meeting you at Summit and I'm having a blast watching all the Triple Zips pop up in the Flickr group. I'm off to stitch up mine!

Patricia said...

I just want to wish you a very happy belated Blogaversary and to say how happy I am I found you and I hope you count me your friend like I count you.

**nicke... said...

xoxo! congrats love!