I can hardly believe that it has been one year since I joined this online blogging community! I have learned so much, been so encouraged as a mom and quilter – thanks to all of you that have enriched my life by being a part of this blog and sharing your lives on your own blogs.

A quick stroll down memory lane, if you will ~

My first post, I was working on a quilt just for me at the time. My favorite, it has primaloft batting (super warm) and it has been under our down comforter all winter!

Here I decided to be real.

My baby turned 1, and started walking! Lots of family celebrations too.

Finished a respectable number of quilts (here & here too) – I have high hopes for many more this year!

I have made even more friends through swap groups, and virtual bees! So much fun – I am constantly pushed beyond my comfort zone.

You’ve all shared in the ups and downs of motherhood with me – allowing me to gush about the beautiful little people in my life.

I have won quite a few giveaways :)

I have been so
thankful to be a part of this community!

On that note I should tell you about the giveaway I have for you. I wish I had one for everyone – but I’m not a machine! One lucky winner will win this bag:The fabric is from Dena Design’s Snow Flower Collection – not too girlie but nice and springy! I had fun lining up the center on the stripes and then matching things up as I was sewing it together. My bag has been so fun to use and carry – a great size for everything but not too much!

To win:

~ Leave me a comment – one entry
~ Add me to your reader or follow me – one more entry
~ Post on your blog and link back here – 3 entries
~ Add my button to your blog for the week – 3 entries
I will enlist the help of the random number generator in one weeks time, and announce the winner next Monday!

Copy and paste the html in the box to your blog :)

I know that I have lots more readers than commenters – This would be a great time to meet you, if you haven’t introduced yourself yet. Go ahead and tell me something interesting about YOU :) I hope to have a good turn out – please help me spread the word.

Many blessings to you ~