Monday, August 13, 2018


I don't normally blog about my blogiversary because I don't really tend to remember it, but Exuberant Quilter had her Blogiversary in July, so I decided to look up the date, and write up and schedule a post so it will show up on the right day!

Please click on the links to go to the actual post if you are interested.

My first post on this blog was on August 13, 2008, so it has been ten years since I shut down my previous blog and started this one. I basically started this blog showing a recent quilt I had received in a swap as if I knew everyone and everyone knew me and there was no need for introductions.

I've written a lot of posts over the last ten years, and Blogger is slow in moving from page to page.  I thought I would look over some of my older posts and give you some of the highlights. I've started almost 100 quilts in my lifetime and have finished about 80.  You can see some of the quilt reveals here.

Some of my favorite posts are the end of the year recaps. Even though I hardly ever think I have done enough, they give me a quick snapshot of the things I finished that year and (sometimes) make me feel better about my productivity. My biggest takeaway in looking at these is that I like to make small projects! I can see a marked improvement in my volume and quality of projects in 2015 and on-wards.


Besides making quilts, I have also enjoyed showing them to you.  I really enjoy the conversations I have had with my readers, and try to keep things interesting by presenting my quilts in a variety of ways. Finding good settings involves my taking my quilts for a walk. On this day in 2014, I took my rail fence quilt for a walk.

I took Simply Squares for a walk and made a slideshow out of it.

I've made a collage for a still unfinished quilt, Lansing Leaves.

In 2017, I had my favorite presentation yet, of a gifted quilt, The Earth Laughs in Flowers, where we took pictures at a park, and made a smilebox presentation.

Besides quilts and other crafty projects, I started taking daily photographs and enjoyed showing those to you as well.

Thank you for taking a walk through memory lane with me.  To celebrate this big anniversary, I will be making a small gift and sending it to one of you, my precious readers!  It could be a postcard, an ATC, a coaster, who knows? I don't.

To enter to win the drawing, just leave a comment by August 30. I want to give my followers time to find this little post on this little blog. What's your favorite post? What do you like best about my blog? Lavish me with praise!

Thank you for your visits and comments over the years. I look forward to many more!

P.S. Cluck Cluck Sew has also recently had an anniversary and wrote a list of things she has learned over the years.  It is such a good idea, and I thought about editing this post to make my own list, but you ight as well just read hers, because my list would be similar.


Allie-oops Designs said...

Congratulations on 10 years!! I wonder how long it's been for me....I'm afraid to look, lol. I love all your posts, and all of your projects! I do think your Earth Laughs in Flowers is my favorite presentation and possibly favorite quilt! I also enjoy your photographs. You're so creative hon, it's always a joy to see a post from you!!

Lisa J. said...

I like that you like to experiment and share those experiments with us. You have a nice style of writing. It feels comfortable to me. Happy 10 years!

Kate said...

Congratulations on 10 years of blogging. The time really flies doesn't it?

Janie said...

Hi Shasta, happy blogiversary!
Your photos are colorful and fun. Quilts look
good in natural light don't they? I like your photo
of the girls looking into a book with the quilt on the girls lap.
Yes, I read the Cluck Cluck Sew post about what
she learned and I thought it was excellent too.
Thanks for sharing.

Barb said...

Happy Blogiversary..... ten years is a long time too....great life, great stories, and great projects.

dq said...

Now that is a perfect place to pose a quilt for a photo.

Cathy said...

Oh, glad I came over in time to give my congrats on 10 years of blogging. I strolled down your memory lane and some of my favs were snowflake coasters, African Circles, postcards (I made and sent postcards to my two granddaughters each month for a whole year. I signed them "secret admirer", Daisy (did that change to Earth laughes in flowers? or are they different? ), Christmas trees, winter scene, and my most fav or all---- Quilty 365 circles.

Here's hoping you blog for 10 more years!

Tanya said...

Congratulations on your Blogiversery! I have been a long time follower so that's a lot of posts I've read! Without a doubt the posts featuring Zeus stand out most in my memory and I think I like the post about how having a dog changed your thinking. Wow! Zeus must be 7 or 8 years old now too!

Emily said...

Happy Blogiversary! I'm not sure how I discovered you; I would have said it was the New Bloggers blog hop but if you've been blogging for 10 years, that probably wasn't it. I really enjoy the little glimpses into your projects that I see. I particularly enjoyed your little projects in a tin earlier this year.