It was November of 2011, and in July of that year I had mentioned that I had made 36 quilts so far that year. Elder Son said, "You've almost made a quilt a week!" I took up the challenge, and for the rest of that year, and the next, and the next --- I made one quilt (top) per week.
Younger Son insisted I should start a blog, so Thanksgiving week he set up a design on Blogger for me. Here's the photo from my very first post:
I remember how excited I was when my friend Amy became my very first follower! And Randi of Fresh-Squeezed Fabrics was the first person to comment.
As with most bloggers, it was slow going at first. What do I write? Will people care? If you build it, they will come!
Blogging became easier when I set up something of a schedule. Monday, Design Wall; Tuesday, tools; Wednesday, WIP; Thursday, knitting; Friday, TGIFF (Thank Goodness it's Finally Finished); Saturday, stash report; and Sunday is for Scraps. Now, of course, I don't blog every single day! But readers have told me they appreciate knowing there will be "new content" often. And that's what it's all about, right? (Or is it the Hokey Pokey?.)
My very first giveaway was for 50 Followers. I thought I'd really "made it" when 50 (!) people read my blog! Nearly 70 people commented on that post, and the winner was Lori of Lori H Designs. I'm sad to see that Lori hasn't posted anything new on her blog since last August.
52 Quilts reached the 500 Followers just a few weeks ago, and Barb in Michigan received a fat quarter bundle of Kona cottons to celebrate.
Now it's time for a really BIG! giveaway.
And rather than shop for something and hope you like it, I've decided to let the winner choose. So the prize for the winning comment is a $50 gift certificate to Fresh-Squeezed Fabrics. Since the owner was the very first person to comment on 52 Quilts in 52 Weeks!
How to win?
- Leave a comment on this post saying how you found 52 Quilts
- International entries always welcome!
- If you're a no-reply commenter, please include your contact information.
- Giveaway ends Saturday, June 7 at noon MDT.
Thank you for making 52 Quilts in 52 Weeks so much fun!
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