Hard to believe that I started this one year ago, exactly. My daughters pushed me to do this blog as a way to keep track of what I sew, while I wasn’t too sure about it, and am not faithful about keeping up with it, I have enjoyed it. Looking back over the past year I find it hard to believe what all I have accomplished in one year, so maybe it’s not such a bad idea after all 🙂

It was fun to look back and see what I’ve posted, and if I had to pick my top 5 posts it would be hard to do so. But, here goes:

  1. Has to be the first post I did. I just picked a picture of a quilt I had made before, it was mostly just to learn how to post a picture.But, I find it ironic that I started the year posting the same quilt pattern that I am finishing the year with. Guess it’s true when I said I like this pattern. Hmm, does this count as 1 or 2 favorite posts?
  2. I think my 2nd favorite is the train pillow. My grandson LOVES trains, and I love the patterns that Lorna of Sew Fresh Quilts creates. I had no idea that my simple email to her asking if she would put a train pattern on her “to do” list would immediately get me a pattern emailed to me! I of course HAD TO stop what I was doing and make it for Sam. His smile made it worth is and I love seeing him use his pillow. This post also received the most comments/likes, but that was due to the fact that I posted it on Lorna’s blog.
  3. I volunteer with a youth organization and make a quilt every year for the annual fundraising dinner/auction. This year I was doing the Fat Quarter Shop Patchwork BOM and decided to use that quilt as my donation quilt. I didn’t realize until just now that I don’t have a completed picture of this quilt.
    In addition, I also made a quilt to be gifted to a special woman at our annual convention. These two quilts remind me the importance of volunteering and working with our youth to help them become the wonderful adults we want (and need) them to be.
  4. My life isn’t all sewing, my daughters and grandkids are far more important to me and this post was about a weekend I got to spend with most of them. One of my daughters lives about 4 hours away, on 20 acres in the mountains and my other daughters and I spent a weekend at her place, helping her get finished moving in. It was a fun weekend full of craziness and loving the grandkids. I can’t wait for another weekend like that again. 5. WOW! I didnt’ think I would be able to come up with 5, but I think I could keep going! Looking back over my year I realize it was filled with family, friends, sewing, and traveling. My last top 5 pick has to be my husbands and my vacation this October. We did a Rhine River cruise and had the best “vacation of a lifetime”. We went with two other couples from my US Navy past and saw a part of the world we hadn’t seen before. Now we’re saving our pennies and dimes to go on another cruise. Thank you to Cheryl for challenging us to look back on our year and come up with our top 5 posts. I enjoyed the review of my posts and look forward (and commit to do better in 2019) to reviewing again in a year.