(I’m going to make this sticky for a week in order to let anyone who wants to enter the giveaway. See below for new posts.)

This is my 1500th published post on this site!

In honor of the milestone I’m having a giveaway. Specifically I’m giving away this quilt top made into a real live quilt.


I started this site on Jan. 9, 2005. I had been blogging for about a year on tblog. I started blogging because I was married to a guy who loved to talk. He talked so much about himself that I never got to talk. Eventually I was trained to never even try to talk since he was notorious for cutting me off mid-sentence without even realizing that I had been talking. I remember sitting on the bathroom floor miserable and telling myself over and over that it wasn’t that I was boring or that I had nothing important to say. So I started blogging as a way to prove it to myself.

What else was going on when I started here? Well my evil mother in law was 1.5 years into her 3 week stay in my dining room. Snowball and Spirit were still alive and well and ruling the roost.

In the 4.5 years since I’ve almost adopted, gotten divorced, met the SO, moved, and sewed lots of quilts. I’ve learned so much that I never thought possible when I just wanted to find a way to get someone to listen to me. I got a guided tour of LA (Hi, Olivia!). For reading everyone else’s blogs I’ve gotten quilt ideas, recipes, inspiration to work out, vicarious travel, information about religions, and friendships and much more.

So to thank everyone who has listened to me ramble on here’s the giveaway. Leave a comment and you’ll be entered in the drawing. Tell people about it on your blog and leave a link to the post and you get another entry.

Thanks everybody!