Monday, July 14, 2008

"Blog-aversary" coming up!

Time sure does fly! A year ago on July 17 - I started this blog while on vacation in Oregon. It was just after the Sisters quilt show and I met a few Stashbusters at the Sisters library. Cher didn't let me get away with saying "when I have some time I'll set up a blog"! Nope! She said, "just do it - it's like emailing all your buddies with just one email!" Thanks, Cher! I had no idea how easy it was and how easy it continues to be!

I've been without "my favorites list" since the move. They got transfered to the computer that isn't set up yet. :< and I miss surfing thru the quilt blogs I love. Some were so familiar that I knew their address - others I'll be catching up on when I'm set up again. Note to self: set up the computer!

In honor of my blog-aversary I'll send FQs to names I draw from anyone who leaves a comment this week. I've got no cute pets to pull the names - and I'm not exactly sure how many prizes will be offered ... I'm still going thru quilt stuff and will cull some FQs out as I organize. But what the heck! It will be quilt related and free - so leave a comment and enter! My anniversary is July 17 - so all comments thru that day will be in the drawing and July 18 I'll draw names. Sounds like a plan!

Sisters was wonderful again this year. The weather was a little warm but basically just right. I was walking across a street and thought - DH is right, all quilters can look alike ... I swear that's someone from Lincoln. And she looked up and said, "Doni!!" MB from Lincoln was here for the Sisters show with other friends from Nebraska. What a hoot to see a familiar face. We exchanged cell phone numbers and met up for lunch later. After lunch, the Stashbusters die-hards (Cher, Michele and me) met at the library and wandered the show the rest of the afternoon together. What fun! I'll try to post some pictures yet today.

The boys had fun golfing and L and Miss P enjoyed the art fair in Bend ... so a good time was had by all. I felt so relaxed there this year - must be because I haven't just arrived for a few weeks in paradise - I live here now! Although 'paradise' can still surprise you! We came down the mountains where it was clear skies and 98 to the coast where it was getting foggy and 61!!! Hmmm, where did I stash that sweatshirt?? Chowder for dinner, anyone??

10 comments:

Sweet P said...

Happy blogiversary! Isn't mountain weather to seaside weather lovely?

swooze said...

Sounds like you had fun. Glad to hear you can find things in the sewing room again. Go setup that computer!

slrquilts said...

Love the pictures. Sounds like life is a beach! Sue

Silverthimble said...

Happy Blogiversary!

I have only been to Sisters' quiltshow once. It was the experience of a lifetime. You are fortunate to go a little more often than me and as a bonus meet some bloggers face to face!

Poptarts said...

Glad that you had a good time. You're missed here in NE, but now we have a new place to visit!

Deb

Candace said...

Happy blogaversary. Chowder sounds great. Hope you get back to computering without frustrations. I know I need my favorites.

Kay said...

I'm jealous! I would love to attend the Sisters Quilt Show (actually the whole week events), but I live in NJ. I did get to visit Sisters about 10 years ago, but not the show week.
Ciao, Kay in NJ

Béatrice said...

Happy Blog-aversary !
I hope many others years of blogging,
Béatrice, from France

Anonymous said...

Doni--G&J here. We are planning our bus trip tonight. We leave in the morning to try to visit 15 stores in two days. Wish you were going with us. Hoping this qualifies both of us for a fq.

Quilting Journey said...

Ok, so you mention Cher, who told you to go for it, and don't mention me...who warned you they were addictive and a lot of work! HA. Toss me in the ring, after putting up with me twice in Sisters, we should take that show on the road...'Sisters, Sisters...'