I can not believe one year ago today I wrote my first post. I never dreamed how much fun I would have blogging, how many new people I would meet, how my quilting would change and how much I have learned.
From the bottom of my heart I want to say Thank-you to everyone who I have met during my blog journey through out the world.
As I look back at my posts from the past year and the journal of my life I am filled with great sadness. The year started out like any other year peaceful and then it all went to hell. My husband lost his job, my son blew out his knee requiring two surgeries, and my mom after a 6 week battle lost her life to lung cancer.
The joy in my life is what I have accomplished with my sewing, quilting and art. I have learned new techniques, I have participated in block swaps, pincushion swap and many charitable projects. Eight of my doggie paper pieced blocks with be turned into a quilt that will hang in a new Humane Society building in Michigan.
I am a member of Quilt Studio an online blog group created by Debra Spincic. Currently I am participation in the 12 X 12 X 12 Journal Quilt project. This summer, fall and winter I will be joining the 40 Quilt Service Project.
Another part of this group is the Quilter's Lounge which I am not participation in but I have made many changes to improve my health. The members of this group are a great inspiration to me and I have stopped drinking a 12 pack of Diet Cherry Coke per day and have replaced all but one can of Diet Cherry Coke with four to five bottles of water a day. I am working on improving my diet and getting more exercise each day.
This year will be filled with milestones for myself and my family. My twin brother and I turn 50 in February, our oldest son turns 21 in March and our youngest son turns 16 in April.
Even if I am sad most days I have a lot to be thankful for and I always remember some others have it much worst then I do.
Have A Great Day!