Thursday, May 30

A little celebration!

This past Monday was Memorial Day here in the U.S.  I reached a little milestone that day. It was Memorial Day of 2008 when I first began blogging, just a few weeks after my dad, Melvin, passed away. You've seen photos of him, and of the quilts he bought at farm auctions. Most of them have appeared on my "What's on the line?" feature on Mondays. You've also seen photos of my mother, Mary, and quilts she's made and bought, too. If you follow my blog, you know that she fell and broke her hip in March and has moved to a Care Center. And things have been so busy because of her move and health issues and family stuff that I just haven't blogged regularly at all! So, I've been telling you all that I'm getting back in the swing of things and I am!!  Have made some plans to share some fun stuff this summer including some "Christmas in July" fun, some giveaways, and more photos of quilty projects.........including a "finish" for this quilt made from Jacquelynne's "Happy Town" fabrics.
 
I started it in early March and then, well..........you get the picture.  One of my upcoming giveaways will be some more fabrics from this line, so stayed tuned. Also, "What's on the line?" will return this coming Monday. Slowly, but surely I'm working my way back to regular blogposts!
Oh.........and what about the title of this post? .........A little celebration!  Well, I thought it would be fun to put together a little "grab bag" of quilting goodness..........you know.......a little fabric, a pattern, a quilting magazine, whatever I feel like stuffing in a USPS Flat Rate envelope! Just leave your name and e-mail link for a chance to win the "grab bag" of quilting goodness. I'll have my Random Number Man draw a winner on Sunday evening, June 2nd and will announce the name of the winner in Monday's "What's on the line?" post. Good luck and have a good day!
Sandi 

28 comments:

House of Mouse said...

Sandi,
I remember very well when you first started blogging. I have read every post. I don't often get to comment any more, but I still read all that you are up to. I have always enjoyed your blog and it is really the only one I read. Hugs to you my friend!

Anett

Sarah or Semmy said...

So very glad that things in your life have stabilized enough for you to get back to blogging. You are really missed when you are unable to post. But we all understand that life happens. The new quilt piece is so cute! Will it be a What's on the Line some Monday? Sarah in OK

DebrafromMD said...

Congrats on your milestone. I'm glad you are back to blogging regularly because I missed seeing what's on your line.

Sandi said...

I love your house shape border around your quilt. Congratulations on your blogging milestone, thanks for sharing the memories of your fathers quilts.

dortha said...

Glad your life is settling back down. Things being unsettled causes stress. Would love to win a goody pack.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Congratulations on reaching such a great milestone! I always enjoy your blog, and seeing the lovely quilts.

Granny Anne Brown said...

That is a long time to be blogging. It is so nice to see what other quilters are doing by reading blogs and I have been following for a little while now. Thanks for a chance to win a "goody" bag.

Donna said...

Life has ups and downs. I'm happy yours is letting you blog more as I have always enjoyed reading your blog. Happy Quilting.

Kathryn said...

I'm glad your life is getting back to normal. Hope you have a good summer. thanks for the giveaway.

Grammasheri said...

I always enjoy reading your posts Sandi. So happy to hear things are settling down a bit and I can look forward to "what's on the line" again!

Judy1522 said...

Nice to hear from you again. Your quilt top turned out beautiful looking forward to seeing it finished.

vicki said...

Good to see you back. Hope your mom is feeling better, broken hip is the pits. Thanks for the giveaway and congrats! vickise at gmail dot com

rag55 said...

Glad things are starting to get back to normal!!!! I do enjoy your blog!!!!
Rachel(dot)garibay(dot)55(at)gmail(dot)com. Thanks!!!

Catskill Quilter said...

CONGRATS on your blogaversary! I hope your Mother continues to improve -- pass along my best wishes to her, please?

Dawn said...

Welcome back! Hope and pray your life stays "normal" and that your mother heals quickly. :)

Lisa Marie said...

Congrats on your blogging milestone! I always enjoy reading your posts.

annemarie said...

Congrats on your blogging - we all love your posts. Hopefully you will have a nice relaxing summer. Prayers for your mother.

magicthimblecreations said...

I understand what you are going through, but my care giving was local, not in another state. It lasted for more then 4 years. My parents both passed away during the last quarter of 2012. I thought that would give me more time to blog, quilt, etc. Wrong! That met that I had to go through every drawer, box, envelope in their 3 story house to make sure I knew everything. Unfortunately it also kept me from reading about your Mother breaking her hip. I knew you were in Iowa for extended periods, but I am sorry I missed a most important blog. Do take care of yourself Sandi and be assured your Mom has many loving hands caring for her now. Peggy in KY

Darlene's Dabbles said...

I'm a new reader of your blog, but I look forward to reading it everytime I see a new one listed.

Anonymous said...

Glad to hear you are doing better, I like to read your blog. Hope to get
started on your "Gerta Flowers" soon.
Lois from Kansas

grammygwendolyn said...

I'm so happy to see you blogging again. I check your blog everyday, am glad that your life is getting back to normal. Love your giveaways especially quilting goodness ones.

Mimi said...

Looking forward to reading your regular features and so happy to hear that you are in the swing of things again!! Thanks for celebrating another milestone with a sweet giveaway!!

Sharon M. said...

Congrats on your anniversary. Praying that normal comes back soon. Sometimes we get bored with normal, but as soon as things get all weird, we want our normal back.

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

I get the 'getting back into the swing' of things. In the past month, both my sons have moved back home, one graduated and started his new job yesterday (he'll be living at home for the next year so that he can pay off student loans) and the other son got engaged this month.

mayme said...

Glad you are getting back into the swing of things. Sometimes life just gets in the way. Hope your Mom is adjusting to being in a care center. Hugs,Mayme

cyndiofthevortex said...

I just love a goody bag filled with treasures! What a nice idea for a giveaway.

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