I started LA Quilter in the early part of 2006. Reading back occasionally through those posts is like a walk down memory lane.
There's been sadness and joy through this time, a small portion of which I've shared here. I lost my sweet Daisy three years ago, my wonderful boss two years ago, and Penny came bouncing and yipping into my life. I've been home to visit my brother and sister-in-law several times, taken a few other memorable trips, worried myself sick about a loved one going through an illness, and worked my fingers to the bone. Sometimes I've been a prolific quilter, sometimes not. In short, I've lived a normal life with the normal ups and downs that we all experience.
However, one of the total joys has been getting to know bloggers from around the world. Okay, maybe I don't "know" you, but I feel like I do. There's nothing better than to sit down at the computer to find an email from a blogger just checking in or wanting to share some exciting news!
I realized yesterday that one more post and I'll have accomplished 1111 blog posts!! That's six plus years of blogging, an average of 185 blog posts a year! And here you thought I had nothing to say!!
Well, you were wrong! I do have something to say here, and I hope everyone who is reading this pays close attention!
This is my 1111th post and there's going to be a drawing!!!!!!!
And it's going to be a good one! One blogger who leaves a comment will win a $100 gift certificate to the Fat Quarter Shop! (Kathie, thanks. I fixed the link!)
I was going to say your comment had to be about how wonderful it has been reading every single one of the 1111 posts, but then I figured that feeble attempt at humor would totally irritate those who do not enjoy reading my blog! (Is it just me, or does anyone else find it humorous that even though someone may not enjoy reading a blog, they still read it?)
Anyway, those of you who happen to be followers, even when I don't post anything for weeks at a time, should leave a comment about what you will purchase from the Fat Quarter Shop if you win this drawing. Maybe it's been something for which you've been searching, or maybe it's something that you just saw this week on the posts from Market now in progress! How about a bolt of background or a solid that would work nicely with your stash? Or how about a ton of new patterns? Or a ton of fabric from the sale section? Or a kit that you've been pining after? There's an awful lot to choose from at the Fat Quarter Shop!! The winner will have $100 to spend, and we want to know how you'd spend it!
The drawing will be held Friday, November 2nd, at whatever time I get home that night. If I stop by to visit with Jane, it might be a little later, so be patient.
It'll be a totally random drawing! Groveling is not necessary! :) :) So head on over to the Fat Quarter Shop and start putting your lists together! I'll leave the light on for you!!!